Dinah Washington – Returning to her roots… Dinah Washington – Back to the Blues – Parlophone/ PurePleasure PPAN SR 25189 – stereo vinyl (1963/2016) ****: (Dinah Washington – vocals, Fred Norman – arranger and conductor; backed by largely unknown artists with exception of Eddie Chamblee and Illinois Jacquet on tenor sax, and Billy Butler on […]
Exploring the human “experience” with Lisa Hilton… Lisa Hilton – Nocturnal – Ruby Slippers 1020, 51:34 (1/22/16) ***1/2: (Lisa Hilton – piano; Antonio Sanchez – drums; J.D. Allen – tenor sax; Terell Stafford – trumpet and Flugelhorn; Gregg August: bass) Lisa Hilton’s new CD explores human emotions that often emerge during late evening personal reflections. […]
J.R. Monterose is a saxophonist with a bold sound and a probing style.
The exploration of Wes Montgomery’s roots continues…
A warm fire with music that kindles warm hearts—what more could you want.
Early Jaco that is a must-hear for long-time fans.
LEON KIRCHNER: “Revelations” – Little Suite; Dawn; Three Songs; Words from Wordsworth; A Moment for Roger; The Twilight Stood, The Forbidden – Soloists /Leon Kirchner & Joel Fan, piano – Verdant World
The works on this disk provide samples of the American composer and Kirchner’s compositional life from graduate school into his eighties.
Miles Davis – In a Silent Way (1969) – Columbia/Mobile FidelityMiles Davis – Four & More – Recorded Live in Concert – Columbia/Mobile Fidelity
Two contrasting Miles Davis sessions in hi-res stereo from the master tapes.
Howard Hanson conducts = CARPENTER: Adventures of a Perambulator; SESSIONS: The Black Maskers; IVES: Symphony No. 3 – Eastman Rochester Orchestra/Howard Hanson – HDTT 96K/24-bit DVD-R
These HDTT transfers from various Mercury Records prerecorded tapes capture Hanson in top form and with ultimate fidelity.