Al Muirhead – Northern Adventures – The Canada Sessions Vol. 1 (TrackList follows) – Chronograph CRO 46, 57:58 [1/27/17] ***: A Canadian excursion into the Great American Songbook. (Al Muirhead – trumpet, Flugelhorn & bass trumpet; Tommy Banks – piano 2/6/10; Guido Basso – Flugelhorn 2/6/10; Mike Murley – tenor saxophone 4/9; Chris Andrew – […]
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 wonderful Pixar animated sequel to the original film of 2003. Finding Dory, Blu-ray (3D available) (2016) Voice-overs: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy Studio: Pixar/ Walt Disney Studios 138050 (11/15/16). 3 discs = Blu-ray, DVD & Extras|Director: Andrew Stanton Video: 1.78:1 for 16:9 screens, 1080p HD color Audio: English, DTS-HD […]
A singer/pianist with a gift for unpretentious playfulness and curiosity.
Dinosaurs run after people. People run for cover. in 3D.
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…
MARIA NEWMAN: Chamber Works = Pennipotenti; Sonata for Flute and Piano; The Pied Piper; Colores de Mexico – Hal Ott, flute/Peter Longsworth, p. /Maria Newman, v./Scott Hosfeld, viola/Amy Shulman, harp/John Magnussen, percussion – Montgomery Arts House
Some pleasant-enough works just don’t leave a strong lasting impression.
The music of a jazz innovator.
NIGEL ARMSTRONG, v. — BARTOK, BACH & MOZART: Works for Violin; Nigel Armstrong, violin / Sir Neville Marriner with the Colburn Orch. – Yarlung
Electric performances by wunderkind Nigel Armstrong.
“Pacific Premieres” – Works of GORDON GOODWIN, VINCE MENDOZA, PATRICK WILLIAMS & JEREMY COHEN – Quartet San Francisco – ViolinJazz
A wonderful swinging approach to the string quartet in five works.
HANNS EISLER: Ernste Gesang; Lieder with Piano on poems by Brecht; Sonata No. 1 – Matthias Goerne, bar./ Thomas Larcher, p./ Ensemble Resonanz – Harmonia mundi
Music that begs to be heard and needs to be heard, by a virtually unknown, but tormented composer.
An invigorating contemporary album filled with expressiveness.
Guitarist Bill Frisell takes a trip to the coast and brings back some sonic snapshots.
Latin jazz band delivers in brilliant HD audio and video.
An excellent presentation of some great songs of several generations.