It’s all good… The Three Sounds – Groovin’ Hard – Live at the Penthouse, 1964-1968 – Resonance, 51:30 (1/13/17) ****: (Gene Harris – piano/ Andy Simpkins – bass/ Bill Dowdy, Kalil Madi, or Carl Burnett – drums) It may come as a surprise to hardcore Blue Note Records fans that the Three Sounds were the […]
Fitting tribute to this artistically inclined development and to nature itself. ALEKSANDRA VREBALOV: The Sea Ranch Songs – Kronos Quartet – Cantaloupe CD + DVD (16:9 ratio, color, PCM stereo) CA21122, 49:20 [Distr. by Naxos] (9/30/16) ****: Sea Ranch, founded in 1965, is a very ecologically and artistically self-aware community built into the rugged seacoast […]
A. SCARLATTI: La Gloria di Primavera – Soloists/Philharmonia Baroque Orch. & Chorale/ Nicholas McGegan – Naxos
What a shame the American continent had to wait 300 years for this wonder. ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI: La Gloria di Primavera – Performers: Diana Moore (Primavera)/ Suzana Ograjensek (Estate)/ Clint Van Der Linde (Autumno)/ Nicholas Phan (tenor)/ Douglas Williams (Giove)/ Philharmonia Baroque Orch. & Chorale/ Nicholas McGegan – Naxos Pure Audio Blu-ray PBP-09BD (5.1 surround + […]
The complete organ works of Reger on 16 binaural SACDs plus an interview. MAX REGER: The Complete Organ Works [TrackList follows] – Martin Schmeding, at 13 different historic Sauer & Walcker organs, Dom zu Berlin, Wiesbaden & elsewhere – 17 multichannel (binaural stereo channels) SACDs in gold-stamped collectors’ box – Vol. 17 is interview of […]
Celebrating fifty years, and counting, of powerful Monday night big band jazz at the Village Vanguard… Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – All My Yesterdays – Resonance HCD 2023 – 2 CDs, 48:47, 77:11 (1966) ****1/2: (CD 1- 2/7/66: Thad Jones- trumpet, Flugelhorn, arranger & conductor; Hank Jones- piano; Sam Herman – guitar, percussion; Richard Davis […]
FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY: “Complete Chamber Music for Strings” = Mandelring Q. & Q. di Cremona – Audite (4 CDs)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY: “Complete Chamber Music for Strings” = String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 12; String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13; String Quartet in E-flat major; String Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1; String Quartet in e minor, Op. 44, No. 2; String Quartet in f minor, Op. 80; String Quartet […]
Another slightly outrageous but entertaining piece from this unique composer.
The final years of a true jazz icon are captured in this nine-CD box set.
An important film that changed the course of the modern sound cinema.
Little Richard – Directly From My Heart/ The Best Of The Specialty & Vee-Jay Years – Concord Music/ Specialty Records (3 CD box set)
New box set highlights a rock icon.
The third and last multi-CD set covering the audiophile recordings of Mercury Living Presence.
It’s kind of a void all right, into which some might not venture.
STRAUSS family: Ov. to “Die Zigeunerbaron”, Polkas and Waltzes – Wiener Symphoniker /Manfred Honeck – 48/24 download
Manfred Honeck’s new selection deserves serious consideration with its winning combination of careful preparation and sparkling spontaneity.
Cronenberg’s first big feature, which still is compelling.
“American Masterpieces for Piano Duo” = WILLIAM BOLCOM: Recuerdos; AARON COPLAND: El Sálon México; DAVE BRUBECK: Points on Jazz, LEONARD BERNSTEIN Arias and Barcarolles – Diane Wang & Stacy Rodgers piano duo/ + Vocal duo – Albany
Enjoyable American music for two pianos.
Pro Pacem: Texts, Art & Music for Peace – Montserrat Figueras, sop./ La Capella Reial de Catalunya/ Le Concert Des Nations/Hesperion XX/ Hesperion XXI/ Various Artists/ Jordi Savall, viole de gamba & direction – Alia Vox
An odd concoction on a worthy topic, but despite the excellence of the music the parts don’t add up to the whole.
The latest boxed set of Pink Floyd’s re-issue catalogue is amazing.