Columbia Archive

The Music of HARL MCDONALD Volume 3 =  var. orch. & cond. – Pristine Audio

The Music of HARL MCDONALD Volume 3 = var. orch. & cond. – Pristine Audio

A series of non-commercial releases graces Vol. 3, devoted to the works of Harl McDonald. The Music of HARL MCDONALD Volume 3 = Violin Concerto; Elegy and Battle Hymn; Symphony No. 3 “A Tragic Cycle”; Builders of America (Washington and Lincoln) – Alexander Hilsberg, v./ Philadelphia Orch./ Eugene Ormandy/ Geroge Newton, bass-bar./ Indianapolis Sym. Orch./ […]

Bruno Walter – The Complete Columbia Acoustic Recordings – Works of MENDELSSOHN, BERLIOZ, WEBER, WAGNER, & R. STRAUSS – Pristine Audio

Bruno Walter – The Complete Columbia Acoustic Recordings – Works of MENDELSSOHN, BERLIOZ, WEBER, WAGNER, & R. STRAUSS – Pristine Audio

The earliest Bruno Walter records reveal a committed Romantic conductor in music in the German tradition.  Bruno Walter – The Complete Columbia Acoustic Recordings – WEBER: Overture to Der Freischuetz;  MENDELSSOHN: Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61; BERLIOZ: Menuet of the Will-o’-the-Wisps from La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24; WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde: […]

Sidney Bechet – The Grand Master of the Soprano Saxophone – Columbia mono/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl

Sidney Bechet – The Grand Master of the Soprano Saxophone – Columbia mono/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl

Mono but a fantastic album from the master of the soprano sax, Sidney Bechet. Sidney Bechet – The Grand Master of the Soprano Saxophone – Columbia CL836 mono/ Pure Pleasure Records (11/16) – vinyl *****: (Bechet, soprano sax/ Leonard Ware guitar/ Henry Turner, doublebass/ Zutty Singleton, drums/Dave Bowman, piano/ Ernie Caceres, baritpne sax) There’s a […]

Monk in Tokyo – The Thelonious Monk Quartet – Sony SOPW 69-70/ Speakers Corner double vinyl

Monk in Tokyo – The Thelonious Monk Quartet – Sony SOPW 69-70/ Speakers Corner double vinyl

A full listen to a Japanese performance by Monk’s quartet in 1963. Monk in Tokyo – The Thelonious Monk Quartet  [TrackList follows]- Sony SOPW 69-70/Speakers Corner double vinyl – (12/9/16) ****: (Thelonious Monk, piano/ Charlie Rouse, tenor/ Butch Warren, bass/ Frankie Dunlop, drums) Recorded in Sankei Hall in May 1963, this was Monk’s last performance […]

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 – NY Philharmonic/ Leonard Bernstein (Columbia LP, 1966) – Speakers Corner vinyl

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 – NY Philharmonic/ Leonard Bernstein (Columbia LP, 1966) – Speakers Corner vinyl

A great remastering of a truly excellent work and performance. SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 – NY Philharmonic/ Leonard Bernstein (Columbia LP, 1966, MS 7005) – Speakers Corner vinyl (2016) *****: The Fifth is probably the most-performed of the seven symphonies penned by Prokofiev for its many lovely melodies and its development work being of a […]

Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Gerry Mulligan – Blues Roots – Columbia/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl

Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Gerry Mulligan – Blues Roots – Columbia/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl

Brubeck and Mulligan stretch out… Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Gerry Mulligan – Blues Roots [TrackList follows] – Columbia/ Pure Pleasure CS 9749 vinyl (1968) [6/17/16] ****: (Dave Brubeck – piano & honky-tonk-tuned piano; Gerry Mulligan – baritone sax; Jack Six – acoustic and Fender bass;  Alan Dawson – drums) When the Dave Brubeck Quartet split […]

Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Blu-ray (1941/2016)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Blu-ray (1941/2016)

This 1941 original inspired many remakes and is considered by many still the best of them. Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Blu-ray (1941/2016) Cast: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes Director: Alexander Hall Studio: Columbia Pictures/ The Criterion Collection 819 [6/14/16] Video: 1.33:1 or 4:3 B&W 1080p HD Audio: English mono PCM No region rating Extras: […]

W.H. Squire (cello) in Chamber Music of BRAHMS, DVORAK, TCHAIKOVSKY, HARTY, DUNKLER – Pristine Audio

W.H. Squire (cello) in Chamber Music of BRAHMS, DVORAK, TCHAIKOVSKY, HARTY, DUNKLER – Pristine Audio

Cello virtuoso W.H. Squire has potent representation in chamber works from the acoustic and early electric sound era. W.H. Squire in Chamber Music = BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio in a minor, Op. 114 (acoustic recording); TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in a minor, Op. 50;  DVORAK (arr. Gruenfeld): Songs my mother taught me; HARTY: Scherzo, Op. 8; HURE: […]

STRAVINSKY conducts STRAVINSKY: L’Histoire du Soldat; Dumbarton Oaks & others – Pristine Audio

STRAVINSKY conducts STRAVINSKY: L’Histoire du Soldat; Dumbarton Oaks & others – Pristine Audio

For Stravinsky enthusiasts, this disc fills an essential gap otherwise omitted in the recorded legacies accumulated over the years.  STRAVINSKY conducts STRAVINSKY: L’Histoire du Soldat Suite; Violin Concerto in D Major; Jeu de Cartes; Dumbarton Oaks Concerto for Chamber Orchestra in E-flat Major – Marcel Darrieux, violin/ Emil Godeau, clarinet/ Gustave Dherin, bassoon/ Eugene Foveau, […]

Roger Waters’ “Amused To Death” – 2 stereo vinyls – Analogue Prod.

Roger Waters’ “Amused To Death” – 2 stereo vinyls – Analogue Prod.

Now even more applicable to this time than when it was created 23 years ago. Roger Waters’ Amused To Death [TrackList follows] – Two limited edition stereo vinyls – Columbia/Legacy/Analogue Productions (Acoustic Sounds) APP 468761 (8/28/15) *****: (Roger Waters (Composer), London Welsh Chorale Kenneth Bowen (Conductor), String Arrangements John Dupree (Conductor), Bass, Synthesizer & Vocals […]

Weather Report – The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 – Columbia/Legacy (4-CDs)

Weather Report – The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 – Columbia/Legacy (4-CDs)

Weather Report – The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 – Columbia/Legacy (4-CD set) TT: 237:25 [11/20/15] ****: Weather Report finally releases vintage performances in a four-CD remastered box set. (Joe Zawinul – piano, keyboards, ARP Quadra, bass synthesizer; Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Jaco Pastorious – bass; Peter Erskine – drums; Robert Thomas, Jr. […]