BERNSTEIN-SONDHEIM: West Side Story – Soloists/ San Francisco Symphony & Chorus/ Michael Tilson Thomas + 100-p. booklet – SFS Media (2 SACDs)
The first real competition to the original Broadway album, and in hi-res yet.
Once I Was: Songs by RICKY IAN GORDON – Stacey Tappan, sop./ Ricky Ian Gordon, piano – Blue Griffin
The best album of Gordon’s songs that I have heard so far.
Deborah Shulman/Larry Zalkind – Lost In The Stars: The Music Of BERNSTEIN, WEILL and SONDHEIM – Summit Records
This is a welcome reworking of three renowned stage composers.
West Side Story – 50th Anniversary Edition, Blu-ray (3 discs) (1961/2011)
The Blu-ray version supports the reputation of West Side Story as the best Hollywood musical ever.
A Horse with Wings – Ricky Ian Gordon, vocal and p. – Blue Griffin Bric-a-Brac – Ricky Ian Gordon – Blue Griffin
The man has definite talent, and you won’t be alone if the first word that comes to your mind is “Sondheim”.