Monthly Archive: May 2017

Diana Krall – Turn Up The Quiet – Verve

Diana Krall – Turn Up The Quiet – Verve

Diana Krall – Turn Up The Quiet – Verve B0026217-02, 46:08 ****1/2: Veteran jazz singer hits the mark again! (Diana Krall – piano, vocals; Christian McBride – bass; Russell Malone – guitar; John Clayton Jr. – bass; Jeff Hamilton – drums; Anthony Wilson – guitar; Stefon Harris – vibraphone; Marc Ribot – guitar; Tony Garnier […]

James Luther Dickinson – I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone: Lazarus Edition – Memphis International Records

James Luther Dickinson – I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone: Lazarus Edition – Memphis International Records

James Luther Dickinson – I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone: Lazarus Edition – Memphis International Records MIR2029 [4/4/2017] mono vinyl ****: A rock and roll pioneer gets a posthumous career boost! (James Luther Dickinson – piano, vocals; backed by North Mississippi Allstars Luther Dickinson – guitar, vocals; Cody Dickinson – drums, vocals; Chris Chew – […]

Greg Skaff – Soulmation – ZohoMusic

Greg Skaff – Soulmation – ZohoMusic

Greg Skaff – Soulmation – ZohoMusic ZM 201702 55:19*** Unfamiliar structures but with a bustling and enthusiastic style.  ( Greg Skaff – guitars; Fima Ephron – electric bass; Pat Bianchi – Hammond organ; Jonathan Barber – drums; Charlie Drayton – drums #1,2,9,10) In today’s urban environment, funky is defined as “different but cool”. As a […]

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7, BERLIOZ: Overtures Le Corsaire, Le Carnaval Romain – Moores School Symphony Orchestra/Franz Anton Krager

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7, BERLIOZ: Overtures Le Corsaire, Le Carnaval Romain – Moores School Symphony Orchestra/Franz Anton Krager

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7, BERLIOZ: Overtures Le corsaire and Le carnaval romain – Moores School Symphony Orchestra – Franz Anton Krager, conductor High Definition Tape Transfers Blu-ray audio disc with 5.0 and 2.0 audio.  An able student performance very well recorded This is a bit of a difficult review to write. We have a good […]

Misha MOLLOV-ABBADO: Cross-Platform Interchange

Misha MOLLOV-ABBADO: Cross-Platform Interchange

Misha MOLLOV-ABBADO: Cross-Platform Interchange – Edition 1091, 56:28 (5/19/17) ***½  An exciting new voice on bass leads a folk-groove oriented ensemble on a set of original charts. (Misha Mollov-Abbado; double bass/ James Davison; trumpet & flugelhorn; Matthew Herd; alto saxophone/ Sam Rapley; tenor saxophone/ Liam Dunachie; piano and fender rhodes/ Elad Neeman; percussion/ Scott Chapman; […]

Audio News for May 9, 2017

Audio News for May 9, 2017

New offerings for Vinyl Turntable and Home Entertainment – The 21st Century has no shortage of audio products of all types.  For the analog market, Fluance is releasing a new hi-fi turntable, appealing to those music lovers who find a richer and warmer sound from vinyl, when contrasted with CDs and MP3s.  There are two models […]

BEECKE: Piano Concerto in F Major; Piano Concerto in D Major; Andante – Natasa Veljkovic, piano/ Bavarian Chamber Orchestra of Bad Brueckenau/ Johannes Moesus – CPO

BEECKE: Piano Concerto in F Major; Piano Concerto in D Major; Andante – Natasa Veljkovic, piano/ Bavarian Chamber Orchestra of Bad Brueckenau/ Johannes Moesus – CPO

A rare journey into a gifted, neglected talent, a contemporary of Mozart with his own power of expression. BEECKE: Piano Concertos = Piano Concerto in F Major BEEV 108; Piano Concerto in D Major, BEEV 100; Concerto in D Major, BEEV 102: Andante – Natasa Veljkovic, piano/ Bavarian Chamber Orchestra of Bad Brueckenau/ Johannes Moesus […]

Mordecai Shehori plays BEETHOVEN, Vol. 3 = Sonata Op. 110; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major – Mordecai Shehori (p.)/ The Hunter Symphony/ Clayton Westermann – Cembal d’amour

Mordecai Shehori plays BEETHOVEN, Vol. 3 = Sonata Op. 110; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major – Mordecai Shehori (p.)/ The Hunter Symphony/ Clayton Westermann – Cembal d’amour

The youthful Mordecai Shehori makes his appearance in these live renditions of two potent Beethoven works. Mordecai Shehori plays BEETHOVEN, Vol. 3 = Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 – Mordecai Shehori, piano/ The Hunter Symphony/ Clayton Westermann – Cembal d’amour CD 188, (3/18/17) […]

Van Beinum conducts MAHLER = Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Symphony No. 4 in G Major; Das Lied von der Erde – London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam/ Eduard van Beinum – Pristine Audio

Van Beinum conducts MAHLER = Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Symphony No. 4 in G Major; Das Lied von der Erde – London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam/ Eduard van Beinum – Pristine Audio

Eduard van Beinum’s commercial recordings of Mahler will repay the advocates of this music many times over. Van Beinum conducts MAHLER = Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (2 performances); Symphony No. 4 in G Major; Das Lied von der Erde – Eugenia Zareska, contralto/ London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Margaret Ritchie, soprano/ Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam/ Nan Merriman, […]

Editorial for May 2017

Editorial for May 2017

For our May free drawing we have the Naxos 30th Anniversary 30-CD package, featuring the wide variety of repertory and artists on this, the world’s largest independent classical label. After recording the most popular classical works, Naxos started to offer complete cycles of the works by the most important composers. Now they have over 9000 […]