A release filled with gratifying engaging music
Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway – Just Friends: Live at the Village Vanguard – Resonance Records HCD 2028, 57:57 – [Recording Date: 11/26/88, Street Date: 9/29/17] ****1/2: Another sharp arrow in Resonance Records’ quiver… (Eddie Daniels – clarinet; Roger Kellaway – piano; Buster Williams – bass; Al Foster – drums) George Klabin and Zev Feldman the […]
GRANT STEWART TRIO: Roll On – Cellar Live 100616, 49:25 (6/23/17) ****½: A trio session of standards to match the best of the late ‘50s classics, with exquisite drumming by Phil Stewart. (Grant Stewart; tenor saxophone / Phil Stewart; drums / Paul Sikivie; bass) The name of this excellent jazz label Cellar Live conjures […]
Soul/jazz singer releases a live performance Blu-ray. Gregory Porter – Live In Berlin, Blu-ray + 2 CDs (2016) Performers: Gregory Porter – vocals; Chip Crawford – piano; Jahmal Nichols – double bass; Emanuel; Harrold – drums; Tivon Pennicott – tenor saxophone Producer/Director: Jeremy Aziz Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment EVB335539 Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; PCM […]
Steve Turre – Colors For The Masters – Smoke Sessions SSR-1606, 60:51 ****: A group of jazz professionals developing a thoughtful rapport in an attractive uncluttered session. (Steve Turre – trombone & shells; Kenny Barron – piano; Ron Carter – bass; Jimmy Cobb – drums; Special guests: Javon Jackson – tenor saxophone, tracks 1/3/4/6; Cyro […]
A pianist of unfailing imagination.
A fitting tribute on the 100th Anniversary of her birth.
Rudolf Firkusny, piano = MOZART: Fantasia in C Minor; SCHUMANN: Davidsbuendlertaenze; Kinderszenen; SCHUBERT: Drei Klavierstuecke – Rudolf Firkusny, p. – MeloClassic
Always brilliant and elegant at once, the impassioned Rudolf Firkusny delivers and Austro-German recital culled from recitals 1957-1964.
ARENSKY: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky; TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C Major for Strings; SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony – New Moscow Ch. Orch./ Igor Shukow – Telos
Pianist-conductor Igor Shukow delivers three intensely potent readings of Russian string works, Romantic and Modern.
Dan Brubeck Quartet – Live from the Cellar: Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck – Blue Forest
Honoring his elders…
************* MULTICHANNEL CDs OF THE MONTH *************
If you love Wagner, you have to have this magnificent set.
A welcomed addition to the discography of an under-appreciated original.
Last big reunion show of five of the six original Monty Python people.
Blues prodigy is transformative on this live vinyl recording.
Beyond category – Frank Lacy…
Hristo Kazakov concludes a brace of fine Debussy Preludes albums.
LUIGI NONO: La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura – Miranda Cuckson, violin/ Christopher Burns, engineer – Urlicht AudioVisual
Well done pivotal piece of modernism.
Sir Adrian Boult = ELGAR: Symphony No. 2 in E-flat Major; WAGNER: Ov. and Venusberg Music – BBC Chorus/ BBC Sym. Orch./ Sir Adrian Boult – ICA Classic.
Elgar and Wagner realized in grand style by Sir Adrian Boult in live and studio performance, here re-united with the BBC ensemble he had led thirty years prior.
A really amazing duo, performing live.
Miles Davis Quintet – Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 – Columbia/Legacy (3 CDs & 1 DVD)
A “lost” quintet lost no more.
Reliving their Youth, The Rolling Stones in 1965 in a super deluxe box set.
A DVD/LP concert re-issue set shows why The Rolling Stones are the best ever.