Elliot Galvin Trio – Punch – Edition
Elliot Galvin Trio – Punch – Edition 1076, 38:14 (7/29/16) ****: (Elliot Galvin; piano, kalimba, accordion, cassette player, melodica, stylophone/ Tom McCredie; double bass/ Simon Roth; drums, percussion and glockenspiel) Technically dazzling, wildly innovative trio music well outside the normal jazz trio in terms of conception and theatricality. I would think that the jazz piano […]
Michael Dease – All These Hands – PosiTone
An historical jazz journey from Michael Dease… Michael Dease – All These Hands – PosiTone PR8160, 65:53 (1/6/17) ****: (Michael Dease – trombone; Renee Rosnes – piano; Steve Wilson – flute, alto sax, soprano sax; Etienne Charles – trumpet & flugelhorn; Randy Napoleon – guitar; Gerald Cannon – bass; Rodney Whitaker – bass; Lewis Nash […]
“Tribute” = MOZART: Quartet in B-flat; Quintet in c – Michael Tree, viola/ Dover Quartet – Cedille
Pay close attention to this one, as you are going to hear from them a whole lot more in the near future. Tribute = MOZART: Quartet in B-flat, K 589; Quintet in c, K 406 – Dover Quartet/ Michael Tree, viola (in Quintet) – Cedille CDR 90000 167, 73:10 [Distr. by Naxos] *****: Formed in 2008 […]
“Filament” = Works of DESSNER, MUHLY, LUX & GLASS – eighth blackbird – Cedille vinyl & CD
Fear not minimalism or new music—hear this with joy and gratitude. “Filament” = BRYCE DESSNER: Murder Ballades; NICO MUHLY: Doublespeak; SON LUX: To Love; This is My Line; PHILIP GLASS: Two Pages – eighth blackbird – Cedille CDR60000 157, vinyl & CD, 49:10, (7/08/16) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Chicago based Eighth Blackbird is absolutely one of […]
KVERNO: Credo – A Composer Portrait of Trond H.F. Kverno – Bergen Cathedral Choir/ Arnfinn Tobiassen, organ – LAWO
KVERNO: Credo – A Composer Portrait of Trond H.F. Kverno – Bergen Cathedral Choir/ Arnfinn Tobiassen, organ – LAWO multichannel SACD (5.0) LWC1091 (11/13/15) [Dist. by Naxos] ****: Inspiring and ethereal music by Norwegian composer Trond Kverno. The new SACD/CD from Bergen Cathedral Choir and organist Arnfinn Tobiassen is a tribute to Norwegian contemporary composer […]
Ferit Odman – Dameronia With Strings – Equinox Music – vinyl
Ferit Odman – Dameronia With Strings – Equinox Music EMLP0002, 42:12 stereo vinyl ****1/2: Drummer puts together a masterful tribute to a great jazz composer. (Ferit Odman – drums; Terell Stafford – trumpet; Danny Grissett – piano; Peter Washington – bass; Antoine Silverman – violin, concertmaster; Diane Montoe – violin, concertmaster; Tamara DeMent – violin; […]
“Tavener Conducts Tavener” – Cappella Nova/ Alan Tavener – Linn
A Tavener tribute of substance and compelling emotion. “Tavener Conducts Tavener” – Cappella Nova/ Alan Tavener – Linn CKD 539, 74 min. [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Cappella Nova has a long association with the music of the late John Tavener (2013), and so this tribute album is bookended with music from the very first composition […]
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “The Great” – Orch. Mozart/ Claudio Abbado – DGG
If you prefer your “Great” Symphony pretty, you will enjoy Abbado’s 2011 account, but if you seek dramatic, visceral depth, look elsewhere.
Dan Brubeck Quartet – Live from the Cellar: Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck – Blue Forest
Honoring his elders…
“The Orchestra” – Claudio Abbado & The Mozart’s Orchestra, Blu-ray (2013)
A moving tribute to Abbado and the musicians of the Orchestra Mozart.
Ed Blackwell – The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note [TrackList follows] – /Cam Jazz (8 CDs)
Many of drummer Ed Blackwell’s myriad musical recordings are explored on an eight-CD set.
The Voice of Emotion II = Montserrat Figueras, soprano/ Hesperion XX-XXI/ Jordi Savall – AliaVox SACD+2 DVDs
Part II of a worthy and very fine tribute to a unique and highly-gifted artist.
Lou Reed Tribute – DVD Box Set (2014)
This set provides an extensive review of Lou Reed’s career.
Drye & Drye – Open Letter – NCM East
A father and son collaboration which uses the family tree to explore jazz roots.
Mike Wofford/Holly Hofmann Quintet – Turn Signal (with Terell Stafford) – Capri Records 74111 *****:Pamela Sklar & group – A Native American Jazz Tribute – self
A pair of widely different jazz flute CDs.
Stabat Mater, A Tribute to Pergolesi = Anna Netrebko, sop. & others (CD + Bonus DVD) – DGG
The CD half is really a win-win disc for all concerned, including listeners.
Memorial Tribute to Toscanini = BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; Passacaglia and Fugue; VIVALDI: Concerto Grosso; ROSSINI: String Symphony No. 3 – Toscanini – Guild
A fascinating tribute to Arturo Toscanini, organized after his death in a limited edition and now a revelation of Maestro’s conscientious working methods.
Gerry Gibbs and the Electric Thrasher Orchestra – Play the Music of Miles Davis 1967-1975 – Whaling City Sound (2 discs)
This isn’t a “run of the mill” two-CD set of Miles Davis covers.