Jasper Hoiby, doublebass – Fellow Creatures – Edition EDN1075, 55:11 (7/15/16) *****: (Jasper Hoiby – bass, composer/ Mark Lockheart – saxophones/ Laura Jurd – trumpet/ Will Barry – piano/ Corrie Dick – drums) Vital new music from a Danish bassist and composer that features group interaction at the highest level. As I look out the […]
Two terrific CDs taking us into the world of the tango. “Sax to Tango” – Julio Botti, sop. & tenor sax/Pablo Ziegler, producer/U. of S. Denmark Sym. Orch./ Saul Zaks – Zoho ZM 2011607 [6/3/16] ****: “Desperate Dance” – Pablo Ziegler & Quique Sinesi & Walter Castro (piano/guitar/bandoneon) – Enja Yellow Bird YEB 7755 [9/4/15] […]
TIMOTHY BAXTER: Vol. 1- Various short compositions (TrackList follows) – Soloists: Ulrich Stærk, Anne Mette Stæhr, Galya Kolarova, Demetrios Karamintzas, Signe Asmussen, Anthony Ovenell, Paul Gregory – Claudio Records CC6025-2 Blu-ray (audio only) & DVD Audio (stereo) single disc TT: 65:48 (6/9/15) [Distr. by Naxos] ***1/2: A fine survey of Timothy Baxter’s instrumental music on […]
UK DK – Michala Petri (recorder) & Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) – [TrackList follows] – OUR Recordings
Fine performances and good music, though some odd esthetic choices about the audio soundstage.
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“Early & Late: Music from Denmark, Greenland & Faroe Islands” (music by Pelle GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, Sunleif RASMUSSEN and Rune GLERUP) – Trio Gáman – DaCapo
An unusual album for those into early music and things Nordic.
Oscar Pettiford with an all-star band in pristine audiophile sound.
Complex and fascinating wind music twinkles like the northern lights.
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major; Impromptu in C Minor; Impromptu in A-flat Major – Nina Kavtaradze, p. – Danacord
Not for the faint of heart, Kavtaradze’s Schubert exerts resonant power, but some may find her approach aggressive and dramatically inflated.
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SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82; String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 56 “Voces Intimae” – Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra/Eric Tuxen/Griller String Quartet – Dutton
Two classic Sibelius inscriptions from the early 1950s that bestow passion and commitment upon the composer’s arch forms.
Drummer Jacob Melchior provides a swinging, traditional trio outing on his latest release, It’s About Time.