Ole Edvard Antonsen [trumpet] & Wolfgang Plagge [piano] – “Furatus” = Music by GRIEG, KOSAKU YAMADA, SHOSTAKOVICH, TVEITT and NIELSEN – audio-only Blu-ray & SACD
Music for trumpet and piano in sparkling sound. Ole Edvard Antonsen [trumpet] & Wolfgang Plagge [piano] – “Furatus” = Music by GRIEG, KOSAKU YAMADA, SHOSTAKOVICH, TVEITT and NIELSEN – Pure Audio Blu-ray – 5.1 surround + stereo + mShuttle /+ SACD multichannel and stereo – 2L-130, 53:10 ea. (2 discs) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Recorded […]
Kenny Burrell And The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited – Unlimited 1 – HighNote
Kenny Burrell And The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited – Unlimited 1 – (Live At Catalina’s) – HighNote HCD7298 ****: This is a big band that has a sense of swing and plays with a brawny professionalism. (Kenny Burrell – electric guitar, vocals; Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited; Special guest: Barbara Morrison – vocal on […]
Free Nelson Mandoomjazz – The Organ Grinder – RareNoise
The doom metal/jazz innovators veer toward a stronger jazz vibe.. Free Nelson Mandoomjazz – The Organ Grinder – RareNoise RNR068, 70:02 [9/30/16] ****: (Rebecca Sneddon – saxophone; Colin Stewart – electric bass; Paul Archibald – drums, percussion, piano (track 5), organ (track 11); Luc Klein – trumpet (tracks 2, 5-6, 9); Patrick Darley – trombone […]
Greg Ward and 10 Tongues – Touch My Beloved’s Thought [Charles Mingus tribute] – Greenleaf Music
Mingus’ spirit continues to inspire. Greg Ward and 10 Tongues – Touch My Beloved’s Thought [TrackList follows] – Greenleaf Music GRE-CD-1050, 50:55 [7/8/16] ****: (Greg Ward – alto saxophone, co-producer; Tim Haldeman – tenor saxophone; Keefe Jackson – tenor and baritone saxophone; Ben LaMar Gay – cornet; Russ Johnson – trumpet; Norman Palm – trombone; […]
“BUTTERWORTH: Orchestral Works – The Banks of Green Willow” – Kris Russman – BIS
“BUTTERWORTH: Orchestral Works – The Banks of Green Willow” A Shropshire Lad – six songs orchestrated by Kriss Russman · World première recording of the orchestrated version – James Rutherford (bari.); Two English Idylls; Suite for String Quartette arranged for string orchestra by Kriss Russman; world premiere recording of the orchestrated version; Love Blows As […]
HOWARD HANSON: An American Romantic – Ch. works perf. by var. artists – HDTT Blu-ray
A fine cross-section of some of the little-known works of one of the great American Romantic composers. HOWARD HANSON: An American Romantic = Concerto for organ, harp & strings; Nymphs and Satyr Ballet Suite; Concerto da Camera for piano and string quartet; Two Yuletide Pieces for Piano; Prayer for the Middle Ages; Psalms 8, 121, […]
Lisa Hilton – Nocturnal – Ruby Slippers
Exploring the human “experience” with Lisa Hilton… Lisa Hilton – Nocturnal – Ruby Slippers 1020, 51:34 (1/22/16) ***1/2: (Lisa Hilton – piano; Antonio Sanchez – drums; J.D. Allen – tenor sax; Terell Stafford – trumpet and Flugelhorn; Gregg August: bass) Lisa Hilton’s new CD explores human emotions that often emerge during late evening personal reflections. […]
Tim Garland – Return To The Fire – Edition Records
British musician captures the pure spirit of jazz.
The Who – Live At Shea Stadium 1982, Blu-ray (1982/2015)
A rockin’ 1982 live concert by the Who at Shea Stadium.
Event at The Los Angeles Jazz Institute – Music for Lighthousekeeping – May 21-24, 2015 – Sheraton Gateway Hotel – Los Angeles, Ca. – 27 concerts, rare films and panel discussions
“Nurturing the garden” – An all-star live tribute to Howard Rumsey & the Lighthouse…
“The Transfigured Nightingale – Music for Clarinet and Piano” by BRAHMS, SHOSTAKOVICH, RACHMANINOFF & Others – Jerome Summers, clar./Robert Kortgaard, p. – Blue Griffin
Some very nice playing and some new finds.
The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy
Drummer captures big band jazz with a funky delivery!
Cyrille Aimée – It’s A Good Day – Mack Avenue
A jazz vocalist you’ll treasure…
“horizontal & vertical – music for flute and organ” = Works of POULENC, DEBUSSY, BEYER, MARTIN, ALAIN, GODARD, DONJON – Schaaff, flute/ Volke, organ – Motette
The Poulenc arrangement is questionable, but the Debussy has a special air of mystery, and the playing is fine indeed.
“Carnaval” = SCHUMANN: Carnaval & Kinderszenen (adapted by Chris Colettti and Brandon Ridenour) – Canadian Brass – Opening Day
Sunday in the Park with Robert.
“In the Spirit of Duke” – Scottish National Jazz Orchestra/ Tommy Smith – SpartacusGERSHWIN-SMITH: Rhapsody in Blue – Brian Kellock, piano/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra/ Tommy Smith – Spartacus
Two albums from a very active European jazz orchestra.