Monthly Archive: October 2017

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal  — Kora Jazz Concert, 24 October

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal — Kora Jazz Concert, 24 October

Audiophile Audition encourages new musical explorations of varied genre.  In that spirit, we welcome this unique cello/koro duo, performing in Portland this week as part of the PDX Jazz series of events.  From PDX Jazz, the following introductory notes: When Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, they caught the music […]

Mengelberg conducts TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Overture; Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 5; Serenade for Strings – Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam/ Willem Mengelberg – Pristine Audio

Mengelberg conducts TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Overture; Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 5; Serenade for Strings – Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam/ Willem Mengelberg – Pristine Audio

Mengelberg conducts TCHAIKOVSKY: The Complete Columbia Recordings, 1927-1930 = Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture; Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op. 36; Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64; Waltz from Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48 – Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam/ Willem Mengelberg – Pristine Audio PASC 511 (2 CDs) […]

Corey CHRISTIANSEN – Dusk – Origin

Corey CHRISTIANSEN – Dusk – Origin

Corey CHRISTIANSEN – Dusk – Origin 82743, 48:48  (10/20/17) ****: (Corey Christiansen; guitar/ Jeremy Allen; bass/ Matt Jorgensen; drums/ Zach Lapidus; keyboards/ Michael Spiro; percussion) Funky R&B/ Fusion derived jazz of high spirits and inspiration.  I don’t typically incline towards funky R&B/ fusion music. See-sawing major chords, repeated licks, and hypnotic vamps are associated with […]

Arrangements for two organs and percussion – Music by Josef RHEINBERGER and Modest MUSSORGSKY – Jörg Endebrock and Suzanne Rohn, Organs / Conrad Graf, percussion – HD-Klassic

Arrangements for two organs and percussion – Music by Josef RHEINBERGER and Modest MUSSORGSKY – Jörg Endebrock and Suzanne Rohn, Organs / Conrad Graf, percussion – HD-Klassic

Arrangements for two organs and percussion – Music by Josef Rheinberger and Modest Mussorgsky – Organists Jörg Endebrock and Suzanne Rohn – Konrad Graf- percussion -HD-Klassic SACD with stereo and binaural versions / hd-klassic 3D-001701 TT: 60:31 – Released August 2017 A spectaclular demonstration of audio technology with excellent performances It’s not often I hear […]

Michael Zilber – Originals For The Originals – Origin

Michael Zilber – Originals For The Originals – Origin

Michael Zilber – Originals For The Originals – Origin 82729, 69:46 *****: Veteran saxophonist pays homage to reed legends in style! (Michael Zilber – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; David Kikoski – piano; James Genus – bass; Clarence Penn – drums; Matt Clark – piano; Peter Barshay – bass; Akira Tana – drums) Saxophonist Michael Zilber […]

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and Ikue Mori – Aspiration – Libra 

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and Ikue Mori – Aspiration – Libra 

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and Ikue Mori – Aspiration [TrackList follows] – Libra 204 043, 62:40 [9/8/17] ****: Four brilliant and independently-minded improvisers together at last. (Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet; Natsuki Tamura – trumpet; Satoko Fujii – piano; Ikue Mori – electronics) For listeners who prefer jazz outside of traditional or […]

Ahmad Jamal – Marseille – Jazz Village 

Ahmad Jamal – Marseille – Jazz Village 

Ahmad Jamal – Marseille – Jazz Village (distr. by Harmonia Mundi), 59:38 ****1/2: (Ahmad Jamal – piano; James Cammack – double bass; Herlin Riley – drums; Manolo Badrena – percussion; Abd Al Malik – vocals/track 4; Mina Agossi – vocals/track 8) There are many jazz legends that have  careers that endure well into their golden […]

Klavier 1853 = LISZT: Ballade No. 2; C. SCHUMANN: Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann; R. SCHUMANN: Gesaenge der Fruehe; BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 3 – Hyeyeon Park, piano – Blue Griffin 

Klavier 1853 = LISZT: Ballade No. 2; C. SCHUMANN: Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann; R. SCHUMANN: Gesaenge der Fruehe; BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 3 – Hyeyeon Park, piano – Blue Griffin 

Klavier 1853 = LISZT: Ballade No. 2 in b minor; C. SCHUMANN: Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann, Op. 20; R. SCHUMANN: Gesaenge der Fruehe, Op. 133; BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op 5 – Hyeyeon Park, piano – Blue Griffin BG351, 77:00 (9/5/17) [Distr. by Albany] ****: Korean virtuoso Hyeyeon […]

Heads Of State – Four In One – Smoke Sessions 

Heads Of State – Four In One – Smoke Sessions 

Heads Of State – Four In One – Smoke Sessions Records SSR_1702, 72:21 ****: Great jazz by all-stars! (Garry Bartz – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone; Larry Willis – piano; David Williams – double bass; Al Foster – drums) Heads Of State boasts four stellar jazz instrumentalists with dexterity and flair. On their follow up to […]

SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto; SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No. 1; TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations – Antonio Meneses, cello/ Royal Northern Sinfonia/ Claudio Cruz – Avie

SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto; SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No. 1; TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations – Antonio Meneses, cello/ Royal Northern Sinfonia/ Claudio Cruz – Avie

SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in a minor, Op. 129; SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No. 1 in a minor, Op. 33; TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations, Op. 33 – Antonio Meneses, cello/ Royal Northern Sinfonia/ Claudio Cruz – Avie AV2373, 60:29 (8/18/17) [Distr. by Harmonia mundi/PIAS] ****: Antonio Meneses pays homage, via three concerted works,  to his Tchaikovsky Competition roots […]

Streams and Podcasts for 15 October 2017

Streams and Podcasts for 15 October 2017

This week, The Music Treasury presents the noted conductor Klaus Tennstedt.   Tennstedt was a gifted conductor, who spent over half his career in East Germany.  Although he was not well known in the west until his late 40s, he became quite the conductor in demand after his debut concerts in North America. Featured will […]

SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959; Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960 – Krystian Zimerman, piano – DGG 

SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959; Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960 – Krystian Zimerman, piano – DGG 

SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959; Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960 – Krystian Zimerman, piano – DGG 479 758, 82:08 (9/8/17) [Distr. by Universal] ****:  Approaching his own sixtieth year, Krystian Zimerman addresses the last two sonatas of the dying Franz Schubert. Polish keyboard virtuoso Krystian Zimerman (b. 1956) recorded the […]

Riverside – The New National Anthem – Greenleaf Music 

Riverside – The New National Anthem – Greenleaf Music 

Riverside – The New National Anthem [TrackList follows] – Greenleaf Music GRE-CD-1056, 43:07 47:20 [6/16/17] ****: A one-of-a-kind tribute to Carla Bley. (Dave Douglas – trumpet, co-producer, executive producer; Chet Doxas – clarinet, saxophone, co-producer; Steve Swallow – electric bass; Jim Doxas – drums) Trumpeter, composer and label head Dave Douglas is someone who won’t […]

The Verve Jazz Ensemble — Swing-A-Nova — VerveJazz

The Verve Jazz Ensemble — Swing-A-Nova — VerveJazz

The Verve Jazz Ensemble — Swing-A-Nova — VerveJazz 45:20 ]Available On Amazon MP3]*** A swinging release filled with a sense of energy.  ( Josh Feldstein – drums/leader; Steve Einerson – piano; Elias Bailey – bass; Tatum Greenblatt – trumpet #3,4,9) Nicely nestled among a string of other jazz releases comes Swing-A-Nova by The Verve Jazz […]

Audio News for October 11, 2017

Audio News for October 11, 2017

This Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – which was set up in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to ensure that every American using the Internet has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online. Gamers’ spaces as well as the social sites like Facebook are being […]

On Scarlatti

On Scarlatti

Scarlatti Sonata in G Minor K 8 The dotted figures partner each other through a room in which light dapples motes. The couple embraces languidly as they spin, familiar with the arc of passion, ardent, but not frantic— There will be time. The left hand strums keys like strings while a breeze from the open […]