Ron Boustead – Unlikely Valentine – Art-Rock Music, 43:56 ***: A tasty treat. (Ron Boustead – vocals; Bill Cunliffe – piano, Fender Rhodes; Hammond B-3; Mitchel Forman – piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3, accordion; John Leftwich – acoustic bass; Jake Reed – drums, percussion; Pat Kelley – acoustic & electric guitar; Bob Sheppard – saxes, […]
Martha Argerich/Itzhak Perlman – Works for Violin & Piano by SCHUMANN, BACH & BRAHMS – Warner Classics
Martha Argerich/Itzhak Perlman = SCHUMANN: Violin Sonata No. 1 in a, Op. 105; Drei Fantasiestuecke for Piano and Violin, Op. 73; BRAHMS: Scherzo in c from F.A.E. Sonata; BACH: Violin and Keyboard Sonata in c, BWV 1017 – Itzhak Perlman, v./ Martha Argerich, p. – Warner Classics 0190295937898, 50:58 (9/30/16) ****: A great pairing in […]
Not resting on their laurels… The Cookers – The Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart – Smoke Sessions SSR 1607, 74:08 ****: (Eddie Henderson – trumpet; David Weiss – trumpet; Donald Harrison – alto sax; Billy Harper – tenor sax; George Cables – piano; Cecil McBee – bass; Billy Hart – drums) For their fifth […]
Erik Friedlander once again advances the cello into innovative musical areas. Erik Friedlander – Rings [TrackList follows] – Skipstone SKPST 023, 66:26 [6/10/16] ****: (Erik Friedlander – cello, producer; Shoko Nagai – piano, accordion, electronics; Satoshi Takeishi – percussion) Cellist Erik Friedlander is always pushing forward as a composer, musician and music creator. He’s helped […]
SHOSTAKOVICH: The Two Violin Sonatas & Rare Chamber Works – Sasha Rozhdestvensky, v., /Jeremy Menuhin & Mookie Lee-Menuhin p./ Ilona Domnich, sop./ Alexandra Sherman, mezzo – First Hand
Outlasting the unfinished: Shostakovich’s First Sonata for Violin and Piano (1945) with rarely heard chamber arrangements. SHOSTAKOVICH: The Two Violin Sonatas & Rare Chamber Works – Sasha Rozhdestvensky, v., /Jeremy Menuhin & Mookie Lee-Menuhin p./ Ilona Domnich, sop./ Alexandra Sherman, mezzo – First Hand CD 37, K&A Productions, 69:46 (1/1/16) ****: Newly-discovered works from beloved […]
The first feature-length animated film and perhaps the most important in history. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Blu-ray (1937/2016) Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 131997 (2/2/16) [2 discs] Voice-overs: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille LaVerne Video: 1.33:1 or “Disney View” 16:9, 1080p HD Technicolor Audio: English DTS-HD MA 7.1, DD 2.0 mono, French […]
A fitting tribute to an important jazz composer/arranger, in magnificent sonics.
Good music from this blues artist but video quality is fuzzy.
Taylor Swift Takes Apple to Task; Bluetooth Speakers Push Home Audio Growth; ZAOR Studio Furniture and IsoAcoustics Speaker Isolation Solutions Join Forces
MICHAEL GORDON: “Dystopia” = Dystopia, Rewriting Beethoven’s Seventh Sym.—Los Angeles Philharmonic/ David Robertson/ Bamberger Symphoniker/ Jonathan Nott—Canteloupe
The sounds of urban culture become music in Michael Gordon’s orchestral world.
JACK GALLAGHER: Symphony No. 2, “Ascendant”; Quiet Reflections – London Sym. Orch./ Jo Ann Falletta – Naxos
Jack Gallagher’s series continues with this monumental and splendid Second Symphony.
Lookin’ Up with Joe…
Two fine singer-songwriters in hi-res stereo sonics.
Four CDs from NYC’s Smoke featuring David Hazeltine, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, and Harold Mabern [Details below]
Where there is Smoke, there is high quality jazz…
Prevalent folk roots thru out this stereo SACD album.
Thumbscrew: Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara – Thumbscrew [TrackList follows] – Cuneiform
Music for open-minded ears.
Yo-Yo Ma: A Playlist Without Borders – Yo-Yo ma cond. The Silk Road Ensemble [TrackList follows] – Sony Masterworks
Improvised World Music from Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road.
Randy Brecker and the boys (and one special gal) get together for a return engagement.
She has the ability to feel and emote the understanding of the message of the lyrics and the feel for the song to the listener.
Images 4 Music (2004) – PHILIP GLASS: 6 Scenes from “Les Enfants Terribles;” STEVE REICH: Piano Phase
Performances by piano Duo Namekawa/Russell plus Images by five video artists