|Putumayo Presents - A Jazz & Blues Christmas|
Label: PUTUMAYO Catalog: PUTCD285 Format: CD
1. Christmas Celebration - B.B. King 2. Santa's Blues - Charles Brown 3. Wrap Yourself in a Christmas Package - Randy Greer & Ignasi Terraza Trio 4. Santa Baby - Emile - Claire Barlow ...
|Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love|
Label: ROUNDER Catalog: 1166131922 Format: CD
1 Dance Me to the End of Love - 3:57 2 Don't Wait Too Long - 3:11 3 Don't Cry Baby - 3:18 4 You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go - 3:27 5 Between the Bars - 3:44 6 No Mo...
Why it took vocalist Madeleine Peyroux eight years to follow up her acclaimed Dreamland album is anybody's guess. The explanation from her website bio claims, "I could have kept running with it, ...
|Stacey Kent: The Changing Lights|
Label: Parlophone Catalog: 2117529 Format: CD
Vocals - Stacey Kent
1 This Happy Madness - 2 The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain - 3 One Note Samba - 4 Mais uma Vez - 5 Waiter, Oh Waiter - 6 O Barquinho - 7 The Changing Lights - 8 H...
The Changing Lights is another welcome addition to the back catalog of jazz vocalist Stacey Kent. Focusing on her love of Brazilian music, the album sees Kent delivering a collection of original an...
|Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows|
Label: NONESUCH Catalog: 2532288 Format: CD
1 The Folks Who Live on the Hill - 4:00 2 Lush Life - 6:44 3 Stop This Train - 4:44 4 Adagio - 3:16 5 Easy Living - 5:33 6 Doll Is Mine - 5:55 7 Infant Eyes - 5:05 8 Let...
Joshua Redman's 2013 album, Walking Shadows, is a lush orchestral album featuring the saxophonist backed by a large symphonic ensemble. From Charlie Parker's string recordings in the '50s, to Mi...
|Ivan Rebroff - Le Melilleur |
Label: DOM Catalog: DOM1163 Format: CD
Kalinka, kalinka; Les deux guitares; Les bateliers de la volga; Legende des douze voleurs; Mitschza troika; Joue tzigane (poj zyganka); Boublitschki; Notschenjka; Les yeu...
|Dalida - Ses Plus Beaux Duos|
Label: TANDEM Catalog: TMUDVD5855 Format: DVD
1. Hello Dali avec Petula Clark 2. La vie en rose avec Julio Iglesias 3. The peanut vendor avec Anne Cordy 4. Medley Italien avec Claude François 5. Les p'tites femmes de Paris avec Mirei...
|Maddy Prior: Sing Lustily & With Good Courage|
Label: SAYDISC Catalog: CDSDL383 Format: CD
1 CD - Label: Saydisc - CDSDL383 : Maddy Prior
Maddy Prior's second recording with the Carnival Band (the first being A Tapestry of Carols) is a celebration of hymns by such figures as John Bunyan (1628-1688), Charles Wesley (1707-1788), et al...
|Chet Baker : In Paris|
Label: EMARCY Catalog: 5435472 Format: CD
1. Alone Together 2. Tenderly 3. Summertime 4. There's A Small Hotel 5. I'll Remember April 6. Not Too Slow 7. Chet 8. Just Duo 9. Sad Walk 10. In A Little Provincial Town 11. Exitus 1...
In the mid-1950s, Chet Baker, one of the leading members of the West Coast "cool" school of American Jazz, moved to Paris. This move, prompted by the love of a French girl he'd met in New York, ...
|Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 8146412 Format: CD
1 CD - Label: Emarcy - 8146412 - Lullaby Of Birdland - Weiss, George David & George Shearing - Vocal (f): Sarah Vaughan - Trumpet: Clifford Brown
The liner note writer uses the word "masterpiece" and he is not wrong to do so. Sarah Vaughan rarely sang better than she does here, and her version of "Embraceable You" is a lesson in jazz inv...
|Shirley Horn: Here's To Life|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 5118792 Format: CD
1 CD - Label: Verve - 5118792 - Vocal (f): Shirley Horn, Piano, Shirley Horn Here's To Life - Come A Little Closer/wild Is The Wind - How Am I To Know - Time For Love, A - Mandel, Johnny Where Do You Start? - You're Nearer - Return To Paradise - Isn't It A Pity? - Quietly There - If You Love Me - Summer (estate) -
Shirley Horn's meeting with a string section and an orchestra arranged by Johnny Mandel has some exquisite moments although sometimes it is just overly sweet. Horn recorded with her trio (which in...
|Caro Emerald Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room|
Label: GMG Catalog: 020286213765 Format: CD
Caro Emerald came out of nowhere in 2009 with the summertime hit "Back It Up," a catchy jazz-pop song with a dance beat. The follow-up single, "A Night Like This," was an even bigger hit, toppi...
|Frank Sinatra, Count Basie: Complete Reprise Studi|
Label: CONCORD JAZZ INC. Catalog: CRE3315202 Format: CD
1 Pennies from Heaven - 3:28 2 Please Be Kind - 2:41 3 (Love Is) The Tender Trap - 2:35 4 Looking at the World Through Rose Colored Glasses - 2:29 5 My Kind of Girl - 4:35 6 I Only H...
|A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert / Battle, Von Stade, et al|
Release Date: 09/08/1992 Label: Sony Classical Catalogue: SK48235 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Traditional, Jester Hairston , Pietro Yon , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Richard Rodgers (more)
Performer: Kathleen Battle, Frederica Von Stade, Wynton Marsalis, Nancy Allen, André Previn (more)
Ensemble / Conductor: American Boychoir / Previn, André (more)
|Officium / Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble|
Release Date: 09/13/1994 Label: ECM New Series Catalogue: 445-369 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Cristóbal de Morales , Anonymous, Pierre de La Rue , Pérotin , Guillaume Dufay (more)
Performer: Jan Garbarek, David James, Rogers Covey-Crump, John Potter, Gordon Jones (more)
Ensemble / Conductor: Hilliard Ensemble /
Gramophone Magazine June 2010: 250 Greatest Recordings of All Time
|Yo-yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: 88697562802 Format: CD
Newly remastered with DSD techology
Gabriel's Oboe The Mission: The Falls Giuseppe Tornatore Suite Sergio Leone Suite Brian de Palma Suite Moses and Marco Polo Suite The Lady Caliph: Dinner The Lady Caliph: Noct...
|Handel: Violin Sonatas |
Label: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI Catalog: 886977053122 Format: CD
Ricardo Minasi, Musica Antiqua Roma,
Handel: Sonata in A Major for violin and continuo, HWV361, Op. 1 No. 3 Sonata in G minor for violin or oboe and continuo, HWV364a, Op. 1 No. 6 Sonata in F major for violin and continuo,...
|Antonio Meneses / Maria Joao Pires: The Wigmore Ha |
Label: DG Catalog: 4790965 Format: CD
Maria João Pires (piano) & Antonio Meneses (cello)
Bach, J S: Pastorale in F major, BWV590 Brahms: Intermezzi (3), Op. 117 Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 Mendelssohn: Song without Words for Cello & Piano, Op. 109 ...
Over four decades since securing worldwide recognition as one of the finest musicians of her generation, Maria João Pires continues to transfix audiences with the spotless integrity, eloquence and...
|Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina, Mundy / Tallis Scholars |
Release Date: 11/08/2005 Label: Gimell Catalogue: 401 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Gregorio Allegri , William Mundy , Giovanni Palestrina
Ensemble / Conductor: Tallis Scholars / Phillips, Peter
Widely regarded as the finest recording of Allegri's Miserere, this landmark recording made in Merton College Chapel, Oxford, set new standards for the performance and recording of unaccompanied s...
|Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes Of Rita|
Label: ECM Catalog: B001335602 Format: CD
Oud - Anouar Brahem Bass - Bjorn Meyer Clarinet (Bass) - Klaus Gesing
1. The Lover Of Beirut 2. Dance With Waves 3. Stopover At Djibouti 4. The Astounding Eyes Of Rita 5. Al Birwa 6. Galilee Mon Amour 7. Waking State 8. For No Apparent Reason
|Beethoven: Symphony No.9|
Label: Tahra Catalog: FURT2001 Format: SACD HYBRID
Gramophone Award 1995.
Festival de Lucerne on August 22, 1954. Philharmonia Orchestra; Cond. Wilhelm Furtwängler
Festwochenchor, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Elsa Cavelti, contralto; Ernst Haefliger, tenor; Otto Edelmann, basse.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No.9
Tahra's first SACD is a new mastering of their "signature" CD, which won the label a Gramophone Award in 1995 and has been a perennial bestseller. The great Wilhelm Furtwangler wrote of Beethove...
|Earl Klugh: Hand Picked|
Label: CONCORD JAZZ INC. Catalog: HUI3320102 Format: CD
Guitar - Earl Klugh Guitar - Bill Frisell
1 Alfie (2:34) 2 Lullaby of Birdland (2:28) 3 Blue Moon - Bill Frisell (6:11) 4 In Six (4:08) 5 Cast Your Fate To the Wind (3:14) 6 Hotel California - Jake Shimabukuro (8:05) 7 More and More ...
|Carla Bley: Trios|
Label: ECM Catalog: B001885402 Format: CD
1 Utviklingssang - 7:55 2 Vashkar - 7:22 3 Les Trois Lagons (D'après Henri Matisse): Plate XVII/Plate XVIII/Plate XIX - 14:59 4 Wildlife: Horns/Paws Without Claws/Sex with Birds - 11:...
Though Carla Bley's drummerless trio with saxophonist Andy Sheppard and bassist Steve Swallow has been a running concern for 20 years, they've not recorded together as such since 1995's live alb...
|Horace Silver - Doin' The Thing - At The Village|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 626822 Format: CD
1 Filthy McNasty - 11:02 2 Doin' the Thing - 11:16 3 Kiss Me Right - 9:18 4 The Gringo/Cool Eyes (Theme) - 12:03 5 It Ain't S'posed to Be Like That [*] - 6:21 6 Cool Eye...
This live set (recorded at the Village Gate) finds pianist/composer Horace Silver and his most acclaimed quintet (the one with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, bassist Gene T...
|Vejvanovsky: Vesperae Sancti Venceslai |
Label: SUPRAPHON Catalog: SU3535 Format: CD
Jaroslav Brezina (tenor), Michael Pospisil (bass) Musica Florea, Boni Pueri (Czech Boys´ Choir), Marek Stryncl
Vejvanovsky: Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110) Sonata vespertina, IV. 201, A 623 Confitebor (Psalm 111) Sonata a 5, IV. 70, A 519 Beatus vir (Psalm 112) Sonata laetitiae (A 5), IV. ...
An Amazing collection of Brass, Instrumental, and Choral works from this Czech Baroque Master!
One can't be blamed if the name Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky does roll off the tongue with the...
|Wynton Marsalis: Standard Time Vol. 1|
Label: COLUMBIA Catalog: 88697569752 Format: CD
1. Caravan 2. April In Paris 3. Cherokee 4. Goodbye 5. New Orleans 6. Soon All Will Know 7. Foggy Day 8. The Song Is You 9. Memories Of You 10. In The Afterglow 11. A...
|Wes Montgomery: So Much Guitar|
Label: RIVERSIDE Catalog: OJC3459602 Format: CD
1 Twisted Blues - 5:38 2 Cotton Tail - 3:42 3 I Wish I Knew - 5:29 4 I'm Just a Lucky So and So - 5:57 5 Repetition - 3:56 6 Something Like Bags - 4:49 7 While We're...
One of Wes Montgomery's finest recordings, a Riverside date that showcases the influential guitarist in a quintet with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Lex Humphries, and the congas...
|Gerry Mulligan: Mulligan Meets Monk|
Label: RIVERSIDE Catalog: OJC3459002 Format: CD
1 'Round Midnight - 8:28 2 Rhythm-A-Ning - 5:19 3 Sweet and Lovely - 7:17 4 Decidedly [Take 4] [Take] - 5:54 5 Straight, No Chaser [Take 3] [Take] - 6:59 6 I Mean You [Tak...
In the late 1950s/early '60s, baritonist Gerry Mulligan participated in several recorded "meetings" with jazz musicians whom he admired. For this set (reissued on CD in the OJC series), Mulligan...
|Concerto Veneziano / Carmignola, Marcon, et al|
Release Date: 02/08/2005 Label: DG Archiv Catalogue: B0003849 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi , Pietro Antonio Locatelli , Giuseppe Tartini
Performer: Giuliano Carmignola
Ensemble / Conductor: Venice Baroque Orchestra / Marcon, Andrea
Label: PRESTIGE Catalog: PRCD7079 Format: CD
20bit K2 SUPER CODING,
1. St. Thomas 2. You Don't Know What Love Is 3. Strode Rode 4. Moritat 5. Blue 7
One of the pivotal recordings in bringing about the widespread acceptance of Sonny Rollins as a major figure, Saxophone Colossus inspired critics to write scholarly analyses and fans to revel in th...
|Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny|
Label: PRESTIGE Catalog: PRCD8108 Format: CD
1 Lotus Blossom 2 My Ideal 3 Blue Friday 4 Alone Together 5 Blue Spring Shuffle 6 I Had The Craziest Dream 7 Old Folks 8 Mack The Knife
In the liner notes of Quiet Kenny, former Downbeat magazine publisher Jack Maher states that trumpeter Kenny Dorham's music is not necessarily the demure, balladic, rapturous jazz one might associ...
|Eliane Elias: Light My Fire |
Label: CONCORD Catalog: CPI3276102 Format: CD
Eliane Elias Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals Gilberto Gil Acoustic Guitar, Vocals Marc Johnson Bass Ross Traut Electric Guitar Randy Brecker Trumpet, Flugelhorn Oscar Castro-Neves Acoustic Guitar Lawrence Feldman Flute Romero Lubambo Acoustic Guitar Marivaldo Dos Santos Percussion Rafael Barata Percussion, Drums Paulo Braga Percussion, Drums Pedrito Martinez Conga
1 Rosa Morena 4:18 2 Stay Cool 4:03 3 Aquele Abraço 5:18 4 Light My Fire 5:38 5 Isto Aqui O Que É (Silver Sandal) 4:00 6 My Chérie Amour 4:31 7 Toda Menina Baiana 4:23 8 Bananeira ...
Brazilian jazz pianist, vocalist Eliane Elias' 2011 Concord Picante debut Light My Fire is a romantic and sultry affair that showcases her knack for traditional bossa nova tunes as well as few ins...
|Marais: La Rêveuse, etc / Sophie Watillon, et al|
Release Date: 09/01/2007 Label: Alpha Productions Catalogue: ALPHA036 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Jean de Sainte-Colombe , Marin Marais
Performer: Sophie Watillon, Friederike Heumann, Xavier Díaz-Latorre, Evangelina Mascardi, Luca Guglielmi (more)
Marin Marais was one of the great figures in the French school of bass viol performers and composers of the Grand Siècle. The poetic gems included on this recording express tenderness, sadness, gr...
|Red Garland: Red Garland's Piano|
Label: PRESTIGE Catalog: PRCD8109 Format: CD
1 Please Send Me Someone To Love 2 Stompin' At The Savoy 3 The Very Thought Of You 4 Almost Like Being in Love 5 If I Were A Bell 6 I Know Why (And so do you) 7 I Can't Gi...
Red Garland's third session as a leader finds the distinctive pianist investigating eight standards (including "Please Send Me Someone to Love," "Stompin' at the Savoy," "If I Were a Bell,"...
|Miriam Klein: By Myself|
Label: ENJA Catalog: ENJ-9590 Format: CD
Miriam Klein, Sir Roland Hanna, George Mraz
1 Something To Remember You By - 5:08 2 By Myself - 3:33 3 Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen - 4:23 4 Lush Life - 4:08 5 Sophisticated Lady - 4:49 6 There is No Greater Love - 3:28 ...
In 1978 Miriam Klein released her album By Myself, in response to the criticism she received for “copying” her idol Billie Holiday. Jazz critic Marcus Woelfle wrote, “It is her best recording...
|Zoot Sims: Quietly There|
Label: PABLO Catalog: OJCCD787 Format: CD
Cinnamon and Cloves - 5:45 2 A Time for Love - 7:48 3 Zoot - 6:50 4 Quietly There - 6:08 5 Emily - 9:44 6 Low Life - 6:18
Norman Granz's idea to match Zoot Sims' lyrical, swinging tenor sax with Johnny Mandel's equally arresting compositions was a masterful one. Sims' tart, alternately lush and furious solos were ...
|Edin Karamazov: The Lute Is A Song|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4781077 Format: CD
Edin Karamazov (lutes and electric guitar) with Renee Fleming, Kaliopi, Andreas Scholl & Sting
Gramophone Magazine June 2009 “…a release that's as unusual and distinctive as Edin Karamazov's own playing. What other lutenist would open his disc with Leo Brouwer's Paisaje cubano co...
What I want to do with my lute is to sing’ Edin Karamazov On his extraordinary debut album, the modern master of the lute explores all the colours of this most evocative and versatile of inst...
|Rubinstein: Chopin, Debussy, Schumann, Villa-lobos|
Label: MEDICI ARTS Catalog: 3078548 Format: DVD
Artur Rubinstein - Piano
Chopin: Polonaise No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44 Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51 Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marc...
Gramophone DVD of the Month - May 2009
Artur Rubinstein's charismatic personality and unique ability to connect with an audience made each of his concert appearances an event. Surprisingly,...
|Meditation / Mischa Maisky, Pavel Gililov|
Release Date: 11/1991 Label: DG Deutsche Grammophon (USA) Catalogue: 2GH431-544 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Charles Gounod , George Frideric Handel , Jean-Baptiste Lully , Christoph W. Gluck , Felix Mendelssohn (more)
Performer: Mischa Maisky, Pavel Gililov
|Nicola Benedetti: The Silver Violin |
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4783529 Format: CD
Nicola Benedetti (violin) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits
Gardel: Por Una Cabeza Hess, N: Ladies in Lavender – main theme Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 Glück, das mir verbleib 'Marietta's Lied' (from Die Tote Stadt) ...
Best-selling Scottish virtuoso Nicola Benedetti moves dramatically from the 18th-century world of Italia to the 20th-century world of cinema. As a long-time champion of the lush Violin Concerto ...
|Le Quattro Stagioni; Concertos|
Label: TELDEC Catalog: 2564647630 Format: CD
IL GIARDINO ARMONICO
1 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269 - (1. Allegro) - 10:20 Performers: Enrico Onofri (Violin) ...
|Carlos Kleiber: Traces To Nowhere|
Label: CMAJOR Catalog: 101553 Format: DVD
KLEIBER; DOMINGO; FASSBAENDER; SCHENK; KLEIBER; GIELEN; HONECK
Gramophone Awards Winner 2011 - DVD Documentary
Wholenote Discoveries - November 2011
“I am lost to the world” (Cmajor DVD 705608) is an extraordinarily moving DVD which...
|Lenny Breau Trio|
Label: ADELPHI RECORDS Catalog: GES5018.2 Format: CD
1 You Needed Me - 4:33 2 Don't Think Twice [It's Alright] - 6:36 3 Mr. Night - 4:45 4 Neptune - 7:37 5 Claude [Free Song] - 11:01
legendary guitarist is presented here with his original Jazz Trio, feat. Don Thompson & Claude Ranger, as well as a duet with Chet Atkins - this Nashville session was originally released in 1980 & ...
|Bill Evans Live At Art D'lugoff's Top Of The Gat|
Label: RESONANCE Catalog: RES2012 Format: CD
Piano: Bill Evans Bass: Eddie Gomez Drums: Marty Morell
- Disc 1 - 1 Emily [Take 1] [Take] - 2 Witchcraft - 3 Yesterdays [Take 1] [Take] - 4 Round Midnight [Take 1] [Take] - 5 My Funny Valentine - 6 California Here I Come - 7 Go...
Video Clip Below!!!
There have been many posthumous releases featuring various Bill Evans trios since the pianist's death in 1980, but Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate is a cut...
|Bach: Violin And Voice / Hilary Hahn |
Label: DG Catalog: 4778092 Format: CD
Hilary Hahn, violin / Christine Schäfer, soprano / Matthias Goerne, baritone / Münchener Kammerorchester / Naoki Kitaya, harpsichord & organ • Rosario Conte, theorbo • Kristin von der Goltz, violoncello
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 - No.51 Aria (Bass): "Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder" / Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Arie (Duett): "W...
The Telegraph 5th February 2010 **** “The result is a delight. Whether the violin plays a simple accompanying role or interweaves with the vocal line on equal terms, Hahn is wonderfully l...
Label: MRB Catalog: MRB89 Format: CD
1 Tema Pro Gaguinho - 3:17 2 Das Rosas - 3:38 3 Miscelânia - 2:34 4 Maria - 3:12 5 Santarem - 2:20 6 Pro Batera - 2:40 7 Tematrio - 4:05 8 Arrastão - 4:03 9 Rio e ...
|Béla Fleck - Perpetual Motion|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: SK89610 Format: CD
Performers: Béla Fleck, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Evelyn Glennie, Gary Hoffman, John Williams, Joshua Bell
1. Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Major K. 159 2. Bach: Two-Part Invention No. 13 3. Debussy: "Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum" from Children's Corner 4. Chopin: Mazurka in F-sharp Minor ...
Bela Fleck is one of the greatest five-string banjo players performing today. Beginning in the 1970s, he honed his lightning-fast chops performing bluegrass, then moved on to contemporary jazz and ...
Label: DECCA Catalog: 4670952 Format: CD
Arranger & Conductor: Ariel Ramirez, Mercedes Sosa
Misa Criolla: 1-Kyrie 2-Gloria 3-Credo 4-Sanctus 5-Agnus Dei Navida Nuestra 6-La Anunciación 7-La Peregrinación 8-El Nacimiento 9-Los Pastores 10-Los Reyes Magos 11-La Huida
|Alessandro Striggio: Mass In 40 Parts / I Fagiolin |
Label: DECCA Catalog: B001565500 Format: CD
Back in stock after being re-issued!!
I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth
CD 1: Striggio: Mass in 40 Parts Alessandro Striggio (1536 - 1592) 1. Ecce Beatem Lucem 7:46 Missa "Ecco Si Beata Giorno" 2. Kyrie 3:44 Missa "Ecco Si Beata Giorno" 3. Gloria 4:22 Missa ...
Gramophone Awards Winner 2011 - Early Music Recording
Celebrating the Rediscovery of a Long-lost Mass in 40 Parts. Simply Amazing!
A feast of Renaissance choral music from...
|Bach: Sonatas & Partitas|
Label: NAIVE Catalog: V5181 Format: CD
Sergey Khachatryan (violin)
bbc.co.uk 2nd November 2010 “Silvery, bright and pure, he gives a youthful air to a deeply expressive interpretation that feels knowing beyond his years. Everything about his performance is ...
The Telegraph 19th November 2010 **** “the young Armenian takes the palm for vigour and intensity. The Ciaconna that closes the second partita builds to a searing climax and the phrasing ...
|Rosa Passos: Amorosa|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: SK92068 Format: CD
1 Você Vai Ver [*] - 4:52 2 Wave - 3:14 3 Besame Mucho - 6:52 4 Pra Que Discutir Com Madame - 2:23 5 Lobo Bobo - 4:59 6 O Pato - 4:08 7 Retrato Em Branco E Preto - 6:...
|Luiz Bonfa - Bossa Nova|
Label: VERVE Catalog: B001188402 Format: CD
1 Two Note Samba - 2:47 2 Vem Só (Come Here, My Love) - 2:00 3 Sambalamento - 2:21 4 Tristeza [Brazilian Blues] - 3:04 5 Manha de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival) [Fr...
|Ibrahim Ferrer: Buenos Hermanos|
Label: NONESUCH Catalog: 279650 Format: CD
1 Boquiñeñe - 3:34 2 Buenos Hermanos [Good Brothers] - 4:37 3 La Música Cubana [Cuban Music] - 5:11 4 Guaguancó Callejero [Street Guaguanco] - 4:36 5 Naufragio - 3:51 6...
Ibrahim Ferrer, the "official" lead vocalist of Buena Vista Social Club, and producer Ry Cooder take numerous chances and many labyrinthine journeys (guaranteed to piss off all of the purists) on...
|Ruben Gonzalez: Introducing...|
Label: NONESUCH Catalog: 279477 Format: CD
1 La Engañadora - 2:32 2 Cumbanchero - 4:35 3 Tres Lindas Cubanas - 5:22 4 Melodia del Rio - 4:42 5 Mandinga - 8:28 6 Siboney - 2:32 7 Almendra - 9:53 8 Tumbao -...
The most jazz-oriented of the elderly musicians in the Buena Vista Social Club, pianist Ruben Gonzalez was 77 at the time of this CD, his debut as a leader. Although he did not even own his own pia...
Label: WORLD CIRCUIT Catalog: 2525993 Format: CD
In 1996, Nick Gold, head of World Circuit Records, invited Ry Cooder to record a collaboration between musicians from Cuba and Mali in Havana. Cooder arrived in Cuba, but the Malians never did (som...
|Shostakovich: The War Symphonies / Gergiev|
Label: DECCA Catalog: 0743117 Format: DVD
Kirov Orchestra & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43 - 3rd movement (conclusion) / Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 - 1st movement / Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 - 2nd movement / Symphony ...
Gramophone Magazine March 2006 “…brilliantly put together: expertly cut between speech and music, and accurately subtitled… Most valuable are the interviews with Shostakovich's survivin...
|The Vivaldi Album / Bartoli, Antonini, et al|
Release Date: 10/26/1999 Label: London/Decca Catalogue: 466-569 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli, Enrico Onofri, Marco Bianchi
Ensemble / Conductor: Il Giardino Armonico / Antonini, Giovanni [cond] (more)
|Dvorák in Prague - A Celebration|
Release Date: 03/08/1994 Label: Sony Classical Catalogue: SK46687 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Rudolf Firkusny, Frederica Von Stade
Ensemble / Conductor: Boston Symphony Orchestra / Ozawa, Seiji (more)
|Katia Labeque: Shape Of My Heart W/ Sting|
Label: KML Catalog: KML2119 Format: CD
1 Moon over Bourbon Street - 4:50 2 Shape of My Heart - 5:22 3 We Will Meet Again - 4:40 4 My Funny Valentine - 11:07 5 Prelude No. 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4 - 2:05 6 Exit Mus...
Pianist Katia Labeque performs a series of duets with Sting, and pianists, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. This album opens with Sting's "Moon Over Bourbon Street" and "Shape...
|Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi|
Label: NONESUCH Catalog: 2480380 Format: CD
1. Egyptian Fantasy 2. A Dear Old Southland 3. St. James Infirmary 4. Singin' the Blues 5. Winin' Boy Blues 6. West End Blues 7. Blue Drag 8. Just a Closer Walk with Thee 9. Bright Missis...
Since his productions and collaborations with The Meters, The Band, and countless New Orleans artists beginning the ‘60s, pianist and songwriter Allen Toussaint has been revered for his soulful m...
|Benny Goodman: The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz|
Label: SONY Catalog: 88697694382 Format: CD
On the night of January 16, 1938, American music was changed forever when Benny Goodman and his cohorts-Harry James, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Cootie Williams, Bobby Ha...
|Bill Charlap: Stardust|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 724353598525 Format: CD
Bill Charlap: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Kenny Washington: drums
with special guests: Tony Bennett, Jim Hall, Frank Wess and Shirley Horn
1 Jubilee - 3:10 2 I Get Along Without You (Very Well) - 6:39 3 Rockin' Chair - 7:21 4 I Walk With Music - 5:03 5 Two Sleepy People - 6:38 6 The Nearness of You - 7:28 ...
Though his debut on record occurred only eight years prior to Stardust, pianist Bill Charlap has become well known for his lush, poignant reading of the standards. On his second date for Blue Note,...
|The Great Artistry Of Django Reinhardt|
Label: UNIVERSAL MUSIC Catalog: 5325651 Format: CD
This is the Django Reinhardt who might have been, recorded only two months before his death from a stroke. With a French bop rhythm section in tow, he thoroughly adapts himself to the prevailing id...
|Baden Powell: Tristeza, Poema, Canto, Images On Gu|
Label: MPS Catalog: 9824376 Format: CD
Disc: 1 1. Tristeza 2. Canto de Xangô 3. Round Midnight 4. Saravá 5. Canto de Ossanha 6. Manhã de Carnaval 7. Invenção Em 7 1/2 8. Das Rosas 9. Som Do Carnaval 10...
|6 Sonatas For Harpsichord And Violin Bwv 1014-1019|
Label: CHALLENGE CLASSICS Catalog: 72560 Format: CD
Catherine Manson (violin) & Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
Bach, J S: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord Nos. 1-6, BWV1014-1019 plus: Two movements from earlier versions of Sonata 6
February 2013 BBC Music Magazine **** “From the very start of BWV 1014, you sense this highly distinguished duo's sense of wonder at Bach's inventiveness: Catherine Manson's long-held...
|The Complete Ellington Indigos|
Label: Phoenix Catalog: 131514 Format: CD
Selected as one of the 100 Best Jazz Albums of all time!
1 Solitude - 4:43 2 Where or When - 4:02 3 Mood Indigo - 3:07 4 Night and Day - 2:54 5 Prelude To a Kiss - 4:44 6 All the Things You Are - 3:50 7 Willow Weep For Me - 4:15 ...
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this album from the Jazz legend. This album stands as an outstanding example of the Ellington Orchestra playing Jazz standards. Includes the complete or...
|Les Voix Humaines. Works For Lyra Viol And Bass Viol. Jordi Savall|
Release Date: 08/01/1998 Label: Alia Vox Catalogue: AV 9803 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
|Bill Evans: Moon Beams|
Label: CONCORD JAZZ INC. Catalog: OJC3371802 Format: CD
Bill Evans Trio (Digitally Remastered)
Moonbeams was the first recording Bill Evans made after the death of his musical right arm, bassist Scott LaFaro. Indeed, in LaFaro, Evans found a counterpart rather than a sideman, and the music t...
|Charlie Parker: The Quintet Live At Massey Hall|
Label: CONCORD JAZZ INC. Catalog: OJC3372202 Format: CD
1 Perdido - 7:43 2 Salt Peanuts - 7:39 3 All the Things You Are/52nd Street Theme - 7:51 4 Wee - 6:41 5 Hot House - 9:10 6 A Night In Tunisia - 7:34
Digitally remastered edition of this 1953 live album by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus Bud Powell and Max Roach. Jazz At Massey Hall has been called 'the greatest Jazz concert eve...
|Albert King: Born Under A Bad Sign|
Label: FANTASY Catalog: STX3433402 Format: CD
1 Born Under a Bad Sign - 2:48 2 Crosscut Saw - 2:35 3 Kansas City - 2:33 4 Oh, Pretty Woman - 2:50 5 Down Don't Bother Me - 2:10 6 The Hunter - 2:44 7 I Almost Lost My Min...
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist's celebrated 1967 album including five previously unreleased bonus tracks. The album has become one of the m...
|Johnny Smith Moonlight In Vermont|
Label: ROULETTE Catalog: BLUN93091.2 Format: CD
1. Where Or When 2. Tabu 3. Moonlight In Vermont 4. Jaguar 5. Stars Fell On Alabama 6. Tenderly 7. Ghost Of A Chance 8. Vilia 9. Cavu 10. I'll Be Around 11. Yesterday...
All of guitarist Johnny Smith's most important recordings are on this definitive CD reissue. The talented guitarist (who always featured a very attractive tone and a relaxed style) had a major hit...
|Aldo Romano: Non Dementicar|
Label: POLYGRAM Catalog: 5182642 Format: CD
Personnel: Aldo Romano (drums); Paolo Fresu (trumpet, flugelhorn); Franco D'Andrea (piano).
1 Caruso - 4:32 2 T'Ho Voluto Bene - 4:51 3 Estate - 4:22 4 Resta Cu' Mme - 5:05 5 Torna a Surriento - 7:03 6 O Sole Mio - 5:51 7 Varca Lucente - 6:37 8 Gelsomina - 4:...
A great dinner jazz CD!
|Hank Mobley - Soul Station|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 953432 Format: CD
|Yvan Rebroff Ah! Si J'etais Riche ... |
Label: DOM Catalog: DOM1197 Format: CD
Ah ! si j'etais riche: Hava naguila; Matuschka; La paloma; Greensleeves; Ach natascha; Ave maria; Natascha; Poshalej ty menja; Hei andrjuschka; Wnispo mat...
|Freddy Cole: A Circle Of Love|
Label: FANTASY Catalog: FCD9674 Format: CD
1 You're Nice to Be Around - 5:24 2 Manha de Carnaval - 6:48 3 They Didn't Believe Me - 3:51 4 (How Little It Matters) How Little We Know - 3:27 5 I Wonder Who My Daddy Is - 3:26 ...
Fair or unfair, Freddy Cole is destined to be compared to his late brother Nat "King" Cole. When your sibling was among the most famous pop-jazz icons of the 20th century and you sound a lot like...
|Luz: La Pasion|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 5099968512620 Format: CD
1 Con mil desengaños - 3:28 2 Alma mía - 4:21 3 Historia de un amor - 3:44 4 Cenizas - 3:38 5 A dónde va nuestro amor - 4:00 6 Nieblas - 3:17 7 Mar y cielo - 3:03 ...
A couple years after battling breast cancer and releasing an album inspired by the experience, Vida Tóxica (2007), Luz Casal unveiled La Pasión, an album of boleros that pays tribute to Latin Ame...
|Guitar Music Of Venezuela|
Label: SONY CLASSICAL Catalog: SK90451 Format: CD
John Williams (guitar) & Alfonso Montes (cuatro)
1. Los Caujaritos - Ignacio 'Indio' Figueredo 2. El Totumo De Guarenas - Benito Canonico 3. Como Ilora Una Estrella - Antonio Lauro 4. Seis Por Derecho - Antonio Lauro 5. No Me Olvide...
|Beethoven: Symphonies no 5 & 7 / Kleiber, Vienna PO|
Release Date: 01/23/1996 Label: DG The Originals Catalogue: 2GOR447-400 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble / Conductor: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Kleiber, Carlos
Gramophone Magazine June 2010: 250 Greatest Recordings of All Time
One of the all-time great recordings - Kleiber and the Vienna Philharmonic are electric.
|Handel: Ah! Mio Cor, Handel Arias / Kozena|
Label: DG Catalog: 4776547 Format: CD
Magdalena Kožená, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon
Handel: Ah! mio cor! (from Alcina) Hercules: Where shall I fly? Pensieri, voi mi tormentate! (from Agrippina) Cara speme (from Giulio Cesare) Joshua: Oh! had I Jubal's lyre Scherz...
“The voice that goes straight to the heart” Sunday Times “…Magdalena Kožená beguiles and enchants throughout this captivating collection. The Czech mezzo's mature voice combines radia...
|Laudate Pueri Dominum - Music In Baroque Bohemia |
Label: SUPRAPHON Catalog: SU3946 Format: CD
Rarities from the Bohemia Baroque!
Choosing the psalm verse Laudate Pueri Dominum as the title for this album did not come about by chance. These words (Praise the Lord, ye boys) very a...
|Rorate Coeli : Music For Advent And Christmas In B |
Label: SUPRAPHON Catalog: SU4002 Format: CD
In the rich musical life of early 18th century Prague, the Advent and Christmas seasons formed a chapter unto themselves. Their specific repertoire consisted not only of the themes of this liturgic...
|Zelenka: Sepolcri - Cantatas For Holy Sepulchre / |
Label: SUPRAPHON Catalog: SU4068 Format: CD
Collegium Marianum, Jana Semeradova - director
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745): Musica ad Sepulchrum Domini: Immisit Dominus pestilentiam (ZWV 58, 1709), Attendite et videte (ZWV 59, 1712), Deus, dux fortissime (ZWV 60, 1716)
World Premiere Recording
Jan Dismas Zelenka, the most distinctive figure of Czech Baroque music, no longer requires any introduction. His Prague works, however, have yet to be paid much...
|Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 351732C Format: CD
Thelonious Monk - piano; John Coltrane - tenor saxophone; Ahmed Abdul-Malik - double bass; Shadow Wilson - drums
Monk's Mood; Evidence; Crepuscule With Nellie; Nutty; Epistrophy; Bye-Ya; Sweet & Lovely; Blue Monk; Epistrophy
“Believe the hype. Here is an unearthing of such historic proportions as to constitute a major discovery, and, as a record to enjoy on its intrinsic merits, it's that and more." —DownBeat
|Miles Davis: Muted Miles|
Label: PRESTIGE Catalog: PRCD30802 Format: CD
1 Just Squeeze Me - 7:28 2 My Funny Valentine - 6:03 3 Surrey with the Fringe on Top - 9:06 4 'Round Midnight - 5:24 5 If I Were a Bell - 8:20 6 Nature Boy - 6:17 7 It Coul...
During the 1950s, Miles Davis enjoyed one of his first successes while recording for Prestige Records. Towards the end of his tenure there, Miles also recorded for Prestige with his first great qui...
|John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman|
Label: IMPULSE Catalog: GRD157 Format: CD
Johnny Hartman: vocals, John Coltrane: tenor sax, McCoy Tyner: piano, Jimmy Garrison: bass, Elvin Jones: drums
They Say It's Wonderful / Dedicated to You / My One and Only Love / Lush Life / You Are Too Beautiful / Autumn Serenade
This recording is one the finest jazz vocal albums out there. Unpretentious, genuine, and with top-shelf performances all around. This would be Coltrane's only recording as a leader with a vocal...
|The Mission / Ost|
Label: VIRGIN Catalog: 077778600121 Format: CD
Gramophone Magazine June 2010: 250 Greatest Recordings of All Time
Gabriel's Oboe: Ennio Morricone's seminal music from the 1986 Jeremy Irons film.
|Joe Henderson: Lush Life|
Label: VERVE Catalog: UNUK9884037.2 Format: CD
1 Isfahan - 5:59 2 Johnny Come Lately - 6:30 3 Blood Count - 7:19 4 Rain Check - 5:54 5 Lotus Blossom - 4:31 6 A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing - 6:58 7 Take the "A" Train - 7:11 8 Drawing Room Blues - 7:33 9 U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) - 5:02 10 Lush Life - 5:03
With the release of this CD, the executives at Verve and their marketing staff proved that yes, indeed, jazz can sell. The veteran tenor Joe Henderson has had a distinctive sound and style of his o...
|La Belle Homicide - Gaultier, Dufaut, etc / Rolf Lislevand|
Release Date: 09/23/2003 Label: Astree Catalogue: E8880 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Ennemond Gaultier , René Mesangeau, François Dufaut , Jacques Gallot , Denis Gaultier (more)
Performer: Rolf Lislevand
|Arturo Sandoval: A Time For Love|
Label: CONCORD Catalog: CJA31792 Format: CD
In what promises to be a breakthrough achievement in a long and celebrated career, jazz impresario Arturo Sandoval's collection A Time For Love will be released by Concord Jazz. The album features classical compositions for orchestra and jazz trio by Grammy-winning arranger Jorge Calandrelli along with a sprinkling of American jazz standards by composers including Gershwin and Chaplin.
1. Aprés un Reve 5:10 2. Emily 4:26 Preview 3. Speak Low 4:37 4. Estate 3:59 5. A Time for Love 5:05 6. Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess) 5:14 7. I Loves You Porgy 5:15 ...
|Sinatra Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings|
Label: CONCORD Catalog: CRE32026 Format: CD
1 The Girl from Ipanema [Gârota de Ipanema] - 3:20 2 Dindi - 3:31 3 Change Partners - 2:43 4 Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars [Corcovado] - 2:45 5 Meditation [Meditação] - 2:55 6 ...
This compilation album gathers tracks from two sets of recording sessions Frank Sinatra did with Brazilian singer/songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim, one in 1967 and another in 1969. The first set of ...
|Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145214272 Format: CD
1 Blues for Yolande - 6:44 2 It Never Entered My Mind - 5:47 3 La Rosita - 5:02 4 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - 4:15 5 Prisoner of Love - 4:13 6 Tangerine - 5:21 7 Shi...
W/ Ben Webster. These aren't encounters in the confrontational sense, but a merger of great musical minds. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi
|Clifford Brown With Strings |
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145580782 Format: CD
1 Yesterdays - 2:59 2 Laura - 3:26 3 What's New? - 3:23 4 Blue Moon - 3:13 5 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - 3:43 6 Embraceable You - 3:00 7 Willow Weep for Me - 3:24 ...
|John Lee Hooker Burning Hell|
Label: OJC Catalog: OBC555.2 Format: CD
1 Burning Hell - 3:20 2 Graveyard Blues - 3:41 3 Baby, Please Don't Go - 4:51 4 Jackson, Tennessee - 3:22 5 You Live Your Life and I'll Live Mine - 3:23 6 Smokestack Lightnin' - 3...
|Duke Ellington: Ellington At Newport 1956|
Label: COLUMBIA Catalog: 88697492052 Format: CD
|Oscar Peterson: Plays The Cole Porter Songbook|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 8219872 Format: CD
1 In the Still of the Night - 2:49 2 It's All Right With Me - 2:51 3 Love for Sale - 3:26 4 Just One of Those Things - 2:21 5 I've Got You Under My Skin - 2:47 6 Ev'ry Time W...
|Daniel Taylor: The Voice Of Bach|
Label: RCA RED SEAL Catalog: 88697290312 Format: CD
Daniel Taylor: Counter Tenor; Theatre of Early Music
1. Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden"
2. Aria from St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 "Erbarme Dich" Taylor, Daniel
3. Aria (Duetto) from Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 7...
Juno Award Nominee 2009 - Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance
The Voice Of Bach showcases some of the most famous and best-loved examples of J.S. Bachʼs superlative writ...
|Fred Hersch: Whirl|
Label: PALMETTO Catalog: PM21432 Format: CD
1. You're My Everything 2. Snow Is Falling... 3. Blue Midnight 4. Skipping 5. Mandevilla 6. When Your Love Has Gone 7. Whirl 8. Sad Poet 9. Mrs. Parker of K.C. 10. Still...
A couple of weeks before the release of Whirl, Fred Hersch was the subject of a long and chilling New York Times Magazine piece by David Hadju. The article related that in late 2008 Hersch, who has...
|Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Ella And Louis|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145433042 Format: CD
1 Can't We Be Friends? - 3:45 2 Isn't This a Lovely Day? - 6:14 3 Moonlight in Vermont - 3:40 4 They Can't Take That Away from Me - 4:36 5 Under a Blanket of Blue - 4:16 6 Te...
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong make for a charming team on this CD. Accompanied by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Buddy Rich, Fitzgerald and Armst...
|Roy Hargrove : With Strings, Moment To Moment|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145435402 Format: CD
1. You Go To My Head 2. Always And Forever 3. Natural Wonders 4. Moment To Moment 5. I'm A Fool To Want You 6. How Insensitive 7. I'm Glad There Is You 8. A Time For Love ...
This is a more lyrical shift for the young American trumpeter whose initial albums were mainly modern bop in theme. Obviously, Hargrove is keen to spread his wings as this "with strings" album fo...
|Charlie Haden & Metheny: Beyond The Missouri Sky|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145371302 Format: CD
1 Waltz for Ruth - 4:28 2 Our Spanish Love Song - 5:40 3 Message to a Friend - 6:13 4 Two for the Road - 5:16 5 First Song - 6:37 6 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - 4:05 7...
Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny have been good friends since the 1970s, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that Beyond the Missouri Sky should be their first duet album together. Both musicians are f...
|Bill Evans: Conversations With Myself|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145214092 Format: CD
1 'Round Midnight - 6:30 2 How About You? - 2:46 3 Spartacus Love Theme - 5:05 4 Blue Monk - 4:30 5 Stella by Starlight - 4:52 6 Hey There - 4:28 7 N.Y.C.'s No Lark - 5:40...
Often stirring controversy for no key or good reason, Conversations with Myself has Bill Evans utilizing the sound-on-sound technique of reel-to-reel tape recording available in the 1960s to play s...
|Shostakovich: The Jazz Album / Chailly, Royal Concertgebouw|
Release Date: 02/16/1993 Label: London/Decca Catalogue: 2LH433-702 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Peter Masseurs, Ronald Brautigam
Ensemble / Conductor: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Chailly, Riccardo
|Bill Evans: Alone|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145893192 Format: CD
Bill Evans: piano
Here's That Rainy Day; A Time For Love; Midnight Mood; On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever); Never Let Me Go; The Two Lonely People (AKA The Man And The Woman); Here's That Rainy Day (Alternative...
One of the true visionaries in jazz performing a solo set of standards. Evans is best known for revolutionizing small group jazz by encouraging equal involvement from his bandmates. This disc is ...
|Grant Green - Feelin' The Spirit|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 644712 Format: CD
1 Just a Closer Walk With Thee - 7:24 2 Joshua Fit de Battle Ob Jericho - 8:02 3 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - 6:10 4 Go Down Moses - 7:27 5 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - 9:01 6 Deep River [#][*] - 8:55
Broadening his musical palette, Grant Green detoured into a number of "theme" sessions in 1962 -- the light Latin jazz of Latin Bit; the country & western standards of Goin' West; and the best o...
|Dexter Gordon: Ballads|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 965792 Format: CD
1. Darn That Dream 2. Don't Explain 3. I'm A Fool To Want You 4. Ernie's Tune 5. You've Changed 6. Willow Weep For Me 7. I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry 8. Body And ...
Along with Gene Ammons and Stanley Turrentine, Dexter Gordon was one of the top ballad players of the '60s. Having already made his name in the bebop era and as an expatriate in Europe, Gordon ret...
|Charlie Parker: With Strings - The Master Takes|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145239842 Format: CD
1 Just Friends - 3:30 2 Everything Happens to Me - 3:15 3 April in Paris - 3:06 4 Summertime - 2:46 5 I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 3:12 6 If I Should Lose You - 2:46 ...
When producer Norman Granz decided to let Charlie Parker record standards with a full string section (featuring Mitch Miller on oboe!), the purists cried sellout, but nothing could be further from ...
|Julie London - Round Midnight|
Label: CAPITOL Catalog: BLUN69810B.2 Format: CD
1 'Round Midnight - 2:54 2 Lonely Night in Paris - 2:12 3 Misty - 3:12 4 Black Coffee - 2:59 5 Lush Life - 1:42 6 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - 2:49 7 Don't ...
In 1960, pop vocalist Julie London was really cranking out albums for the successful label Liberty Records. The success of her 1955 hit "Cry Me a River" put Liberty into overdrive and London resp...
|The Sound Of Rio: Brasileirinho (ost)|
Label: MILAN Catalog: MIL36183.2 Format: CD
1 Machucando [Live] - 3:51 (Beto Cazes/ Henrique Cazes/ Netinho/ Trio Madeira Brasil) 2 Santa Morena [Live] - 2:41 (Trio Madeira Brasil) 3 Um Calo de Estimação [Live] - 1:50 (Rui Alvim/...
|Dave Holland / Pepe Habichuela: Hands|
Label: DARE2 Catalog: 3445752742 Format: CD
1 Hands [Fandango de Huelva] - 5:58 2 Subi la Cuesta [Tangos] - 5:00 3 Camaron [Taranta] - 5:42 4 The Whirling Dervish - 7:32 5 Yesqueros [Media Granaina] - 3:22 6 El Ritmo Me L...
Dave Holland is best known as one of the great jazz bassists of his generation. Pepe Habichuela is an awe-inspiring flamenco guitarist. The two of them together, with Josemi and Carlos Carmona on a...
|Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145390572 Format: CD
1 Too Marvelous for Words - 2:27 2 Early Autumn - 3:47 3 Day In - Day Out - 2:42 4 Laura [From Laura] - 3:39 5 This Time the Dream's on Me - 2:51 6 Skylark - 3:07 7 Single-...
Along with her Rodgers and Hart collection, this is one of the best of Ella Fitzgerald's songbooks. Fitzgerald's assured and elegant voice is a perfect match for Mercer's urbane lyrics and Nelso...
|Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson|
Label: VERVE Catalog: 3145214482 Format: CD
1 The Touch of Your Lips - 6:20 2 When Your Lover Has Gone - 3:59 3 Bye Bye Blackbird - 6:45 4 How Deep Is the Ocean? - 2:36 5 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - 3:13 6 Sun...
Another fine Webster release on Verve that sees the tenor great once again backed by the deluxe Oscar Peterson Trio. In keeping with the high standard of their Soulville collaboration of two years ...
|Lhasa: The Living Road|
Label: AUDIOGRAM Catalog: ADCD10165 Format: CD
Lhasa is probably best known for her appearance on the Tindersticks album Waiting For The Moon. If you haven't heard Lhasa, think of Leonard Cohen-like lyrics sung in French by a female with backu...
|Robi Botos: Place To Place |
Label: A440 ENTERTAINMENT Catalog: A440002 Format: CD
Robi Botos Trio
Named best jazz artist in 2007 by NOW, Robi Botos has seemingly played on everyone else’s records over the last decade, while racking up domestic and international awards and winning the 2004 Mon...
|Montserrat Figueras Cancons De La Catalunya Millen |
Label: ALIA VOX Catalog: AVSA9881 Format: SACD HYBRID
Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Francesc Garrigosa (tenor), Arianna Savall (soprano, arpa doppia), Ferran Savall (voice) & Jordi Savall (conductor and viola da gamba)
Legends & complaints: The Singing of the Birds The Spinning The Son of King The Teacher Count Arnaud Mariagneta Song of the Thief The Will of Amelia Lullabies: Mommy, ...
This reissue in the Heritage series from 1988 enables us to hear Montserrat Figueras singing the repertoire she embodies like nobody else: traditional Catalan songs. This performance is the natural...
|Rolf Lislevand: Diminuito |
Label: ECM Catalog: B001335502 Format: CD
Rolf Lislevand: lutes, vihuela de mano / Linn Andrea Fuglseth: voice / Anna Maria Friman: voice / Giovanna Pessi: triple harp / Marco Ambrosini: nyckelharpa / Thor-Harald Johnsen: chitarra battente, vihuela de mano, lutes / Michael Behringer: clavichord, organ / Bjorn Kjellemyr: colascione / David Mayoral percussion
Ricercata prima / Saltarello / Piva / Petit Jacquet / Quinta pars / La perra mora / Susanne un jour / Recercada settima / Canon / La Spagna / Passamezzo Gaillard / Recercada s...
On "Nuove Musiche", his highly successful ECM debut released in spring 2006, Norwegian master lutenist led his own group of international early music virtuosi. The album presented ravishing and m...
|Lully: Cadmus & Hermione|
Label: Alpha Productions (France) Catalog: ALPHA701 Format: DVD
Film by Martin Fraudreau, led by Vincent Dumestre (musical direction) and Benjamin Lazar (stage management)
One of the most beautiful Opera DVDs ever! It is very strange to describe the first viewing of Lully's 'Cadmus et Hermione' on the Alpha Label. This work is regarded as the first French 'Opera...
|Fischer-dieskau: The Great Emi Recordings |
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099945635229 Format: CD
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Baritone, Gerald Moore - Piano, Daniel Barenbhoim - Piano, Hertha Klust - Piano,
Franz Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin, Winterreise, Schwanengesang, Miscellaneous Lieder
Robert Schumann: Liederkreis op.24 & 39, Romanzen und Balladen, Der Arme Peter, Du Bist wie...
Since the 1950s, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has defined the art of lieder-singing. This 11-CD set brings together his landmark recordings for EMI, among them the song cycles of Schubert, Schumann, Br...
|Sacred Music: Simon Russell Beale / The Sixteen |
Label: CORO Catalog: COR16078 Format: DVD
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Simon Russell Beale (host) and others
The BBC's groundbreaking series, Sacred Music:
All 4 Episodes from Series One: Episode 1: The Gothic Revolution / Episode 2: Palestrina & the Popes / Episode 3: Tallis, Byrd & the Tudo...
One of the most insightful and comprehensive documentaries ever done on the story of the orgins of chant, medieval and renaissance polyphony and sacred music by Bach. The performances and demonstra...
|Jutta Hipp: With Zoot Sims|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 931782B Format: CD
* 1 Just Blues - 8:42 * 2 Violets for Your Furs - 6:10 * 3 Down Home - 6:43 * 4 Almost Like Being in Love - 6:16 * 5 Wee Dot - 7:28 * 6 Too Close for Comfort - 6:52 * ...
Jutta Hipp, a talented German pianist, came to the United States in the mid-'50s and quickly gained some attention. However, she was soon criticized for sounding too close to Horace Silver and, af...
|Trumpet Concertos: Haydn, Hummel, Neruda, L.mozart |
Label: TUDOR Catalog: T7169 Format: CD
GABOR TARKOVI - TRUMPET; BAMBERGER SYMPHONIKER; STEFFENS
Haydn: Concerto from Trumpet in E Flat Major, L. Mozart: Concerto for Trumpet in D Major, Neruda: Concerto for Trumpet in E Flat Major, Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet in E...
Gabor Tarkovi's follow up recording to his previous release 'Italian Trumpet Concertos', is nothing short of spectacular! Entitled simple 'Trumpet Concertos', Tarkovi (the Principal Trumpet in...
|Melingo: Maldito Tango|
Label: MANANA Catalog: MM425009 Format: CD
What is Melingo the Magnificent's recipe? Take a pinch of Roberto Goyeneche, the passionate tango singer known as "El polaco", for some true tango roots, mix him up with a bit of Nick Cave, the ...
|Nat King Cole: After Midnight Compleste Session|
Label: CAPITOL Catalog: BLUN20087B.2 Format: CD
1. Just You, Just Me (20-Bit Mastering) (1999 Digital Remaster) 2. Sweet Lorraine (20-Bit Mastering) (1999 Digital Remaster) 3. Sometimes I'm Happy (1999 Digital Remaster) 4. Caravan (20-Bit Ma...
After several years of hearing criticism from the jazz press about his decision to break up his trio and become a pop singer, Nat "King" Cole was persuaded to record this jazz set. Joined by a st...
|Mccoy Tyner: Nights Of Ballads & Blues|
Label: DELETED Catalog: IMPD221 Format: CD
* Producer - Bob Thiele * Drums - Lex Humphries * Piano - McCoy Tyner * Bass - Steve Davis
1. Satin Doll 2. We'll Be Together Again 3. 'Round Midnight 4. For Heaven's Sake 5. Star Eyes 6. Blue Monk 7. Groove Waltz 8. Days Of Wine And Roses
As the title implies, this McCoy Tyner release is a low-key, after-hours affair. Far removed from the intensity of work with then-boss John Coltrane, Tyner stretches out on a fine mix of standards ...
|Gene Harris: A Little Piece Of Heaven - Live|
Label: CONCORD Catalog: CCDCD4578 Format: CD
* 1 Blues in Baxter's Pad - 6:03 * 2 Take the "A" Train - 7:34 * 3 Blues for Ste. Chapelle - 4:21 * 4 Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me) - 6:34 * 5 Pensativa - 5:42 * 6 How Lo...
Gene Harris was always predictably excellent, particularly during his final decade. This CD has his quartet of 1993 (with guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Paul Humphrey) pe...
|Goin' Home Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan|
Label: STEEPLECHASE Catalog: SPS31079.2 Format: CD
Tenor-saxophone: Archie Shepp - Piano: Horace Parlan
* 1 Goin' Home - 6:10 * 2 Nobody Knows the Troubles I've Seen - 4:43 * 3 Go Down Moses - 4:21 * 4 Steal Away to Jesus - 6:14 * 5 Deep River - 4:51 * 6 My Lord, What a Mor...
Archie Shepp's two duet albums with pianist Horace Parlan on SteepleChase (the other one is 1980's Trouble in Mind) both find the innovative avant-garde tenor in relaxed and melodic form, respect...
|Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan Trouble In Mind|
Label: STEEPLECHASE Catalog: SPS31139.2 Format: CD
1 Backwater Blues - 2:42 2 Trouble in Mind - 3:26 3 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - 5:55 4 Careless Love - 2:36 5 How Long Blues - 5:00 6 Blues in Thirds - 5:16 7 Whe...
The second set of duets by Archie Shepp (doubling on tenor and soprano) and pianist Horace Parlan (the earlier SteepleChase set is Goin' Home) features the duo on a dozen blues-oriented pieces fro...
|Luz Casal - Un Ramo De Rosas|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 5099973103721 Format: CD
1 18 Años [Nouvelle Vague Mix] 3:12 2 Piensa en Mi 4:29 3 Gracias a la Vida 4:20 4 Historia de un Amor 3:45 5 Un Año de Amor 3:21 6 Alma Mia 4:22 7 Un Ramo de...
Un Ramo de Rosas is the fourth compilation album by the world-famous diva of Spanish song Luz Casal, covering her illustrious three-decade career. Casal's eclectic artistic personality and immacul...
|Los Pajaros Perdidos / L'arpeggiata, Pluhar |
Label: VIRGIN Catalog: 5099907095023 Format: CD
Over the course of three albums for Virgin Classics (Teatro d'Amore, Via Crucis, and Monteverdi's Vespers), lutenist Christina Pluhar and her extraordinarily multi-faceted instrumental and vocal ...
|Branford Marsalis Quartet: Eternal|
Label: MARSALIS MUSIC Catalog: 1166133092 Format: CD
* 1 The Ruby and the Pearl - 8:55 * 2 Reika's Loss - 7:51 * 3 Gloomy Sunday - 12:43 * 4 The Lonely Swan - 9:05 * 5 Dinner for One Please, James - 8:02 * 6 Muldoon - 4:16 ...
Eternal finds saxophonist Branford Marsalis in a contemplative mood performing a mix of original and standard ballads with his usual quartet of pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis, and drum...
|Fina Estampa_caetano Veloso|
Label: PHILIPS Catalog: 3145227452 Format: CD
1. Rumba Azul 2. Pecado 3. Maria Bonita 4. Contigo En La Distancia 5. Recuerdos De Ypacarai 6. Fina Estampa 7. Capullito De Aleli 8. Un Vestido Y Un Amor 9. Maria La O 10. Tonada De Luna L...
In Fina Estampa, released in 1994, Brazilian singer and songwriter Caetano Veloso set out to recast classics of the Latin American songbook, most of them in Spanish. It is quite a challenge. Some o...
|John Scofield: That's What I Say - Ray Charles|
Label: VERVE Catalog: B000436002 Format: CD
John Scofield Guitar | Larry Goldings Piano, Vibes, Hammond, Wurlitzer organ | Willie Weeks Bass | Steve Jordan Drums, Tambourine, Background Vocals, Producer | Warren Haynes Guitar, Vocal | (2, 11) John Mayer Guitar, Vocal | (2, 4) Aaron Neville Vocal | (2, 12) David "Fathead" Newman Tenor Saxophone | (2, 7) Dr. John Piano, Vocal | (2, 8) Mavis Staples Vocal | (2, 6) Manolo Bad...
Busted / What'd I Say / Sticks And Stones / I Don't Need No Doctor / Cryin' Time / I Can't Stop Loving You / Hit The Road Jack / Talkin' 'Bout You/I Got A Woman / Unchain My Heart (Part 1) / ...
|John Coltrane: The Ultimate Blue Train |
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: 724385342806 Format: CD
John Coltrane: sax, Lee Morgan: trumpet, Curtis Fuller: trombone, Kenny Drew: piano, Paul Chambers: bass, Philly Joe Jones: drums
Blue Train / Moment's Notice / Locomotion / I'm Old Fashioned / Lazy Bird / Blue Train (alternate take) / Lazy Bird (alternate take)
Coltrane's first great masterpiece and one of the best selling and most recognizable jazz titles ever.
This important album was the first fully realized masterpiece by John Coltrane. T...
|Marcin Wasilewski Trio: January|
Label: ECM Catalog: B001081802 Format: CD
Marcin Wasilewski piano Slawomir Kurkiewicz double-bass Michal Miskiewicz drums
1 The First Touch 2 Vignette 3 Cinema Paradiso 4 Diamonds And Pearls 5 Balladyna 6 King Korn 7 The Cat 8 January 9 The Young And Cinema 10 New York 2007
On their sophomore effort for ECM, the Marcin Wasilewski Trio (pianist Marcin Wasilewski, bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz, and drummer Michal Miskiewicz -- who are also Polish trumpet maestro Tomasz St...
|John Coltrane: Ballads|
Label: IMPULSE Catalog: B001011502 Format: CD
1. Say It (over And Over Again) 2. You Don't Know What Love Is 3. Too Young To Go Steady 4. All Or Nothing At All 5. I wish I Knew 6. What's New 7. It's Easy To Remember 8. ...
Throughout John Coltrane's discography there are a handful of decisive and controversial albums that split his listening camp into factions. Generally, these occur in his later-period works such a...
|Alberta Hunter - Amtrak Blues|
Label: COLUMBIA Catalog: SBMK724219.2 Format: CD
* 1 The Darktown Strutters' Ball - 5:23 * 2 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - 3:50 * 3 I've Having a Good Time - 2:38 * 4 Always - 3:44 * 5 My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More - 3:49 * 6 Amtrak Blues - 3:24 * 7 Old Fashioned Love - 4:14 * 8 Sweet Georgia Brown - 4:12 * 9 A Good Man Is Hard to Find - 3:59 * 10 I've Got a Mind to Ramble - 4:13
Alberta Hunter's second recording since launching her remarkable comeback (she was 83 when this album was cut) finds the veteran blues singer (a survivor of the 1920s) still in surprisingly strong...
These 'standards' are anything but; Alberta Hunter's versions are unbeatable. She has that kind of voice and rhythm that seem so natural and yet, like Billie Holiday, defy the human range thus p...
|Stan Getz: Bossas And Ballads - The Lost Sessions|
Label: VERVE Catalog: B000052502 Format: CD
1 Sunshower [#] - 7:20 2 Yours and Mine [#] - 8:00 3 Joanne Julia [#] - 7:51 4 Soul Eyes [#] - 7:23 5 Spiral [#] - 7:54 6 Beatrice [#] - 8:15 7 The Wind [#] - 8:56 8 El ...
First off, these "Lost Sessions" were never actually lost. The music here was supposed to be released as the Stan Getz Quartet's first issue on A&M, and for the usual record company reasons, it ...
|Miles Davis: Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud|
Label: VERVE Catalog: B000939802 Format: CD
1. Generique 2. Assassinat de Carala 3. Sur l'Autoroute 4. Julien dans l'Ascenseur 5. Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees 6. Diner au Motel 7. Evasion de Julien 8. Visite du Vigi...
|Pärt: Alina / Spivakov, Bezrodny, Schwalke, Malter|
Release Date: 02/01/2000 Label: ECM New Series Catalogue: 449-958 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Performer: Vladimir Spivakov, Sergei Berzodny, Alexander Malter, Dietmar Schwalke
ALINA offers an unusually pure distillation of Arvo Pärt's mature music, distinguished by what the composer refers to as the 'tintinnabuli style' in which simple scalar melodic phrases are susp...
|Blue Hour - The Complete Sessions|
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalog: BLUN24586.2 Format: CD
Disc 1 1 I Want a Little Girl - 7:05 2 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - 5:24 3 Blue Riff - 6:27 4 Since I Fell for You - 8:47 5 Willow Weep for Me - 9:59 Disc 2 1 Blues in...
|Glenn Gould Edition - Bach: Live In Salzburg & Moscow|
Release Date: 01/11/1994 Label: Sony Classical Catalogue: SMK52685 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Glenn Gould
|Chet Baker: Chet|
Label: RIVERSIDE Catalog: RCD30183 Format: CD
1. Alone Together 2. How High The Moon 3. It Never Entered My Mind 4. Tis Autumn 5. If You Could See Me Now 6. September Song 7. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To 8. Time On My...
|Blues In The Night, Vol 1 The Early Show|
Label: FANTASY Catalog: FANCD9647 Format: CD
Etta James w/Eddie Cleanhead Vinson
1 Kidney Stew Blues - 4:56 2 When My Baby Left Me [*] - 6:15 3 Railroad Porter's Blues - 3:18 4 Something's Got a Hold on Me - 6:00 5 Medley: At Last/Trust Me/Sunday Kind of Love ...
|Nuove Musiche / Rolf Lislevand |
Release Date: 03/07/2006 Label: ECM New Series Catalogue: B0005070 Number of Discs: 1 Format: CD
Composer: Rolf Lislevand
Performer: Rolf Lislevand, Arianna Savall, Pedro Estevan, Bjorn Kjellemyr, Guido Morini (more)
|Gryphon Trio, Patricia O'callaghan: Broken Hearts|
Label: ANALEKTA Catalog: AN29870 Format: CD
Gryphon Trio, Patricia O'Callaghan
1. River Man - Nick Drake 2. Volver - Carlos Gardel / Alfredo Lepera 3. Cucurrucucu Paloma - Tomás Méndez 4. Los Peces - Laurie Anderson 5. Pieces And Parts 6. Estoy Sentado Aquí - Los Lobo...
The most adventurous sounds are those that defy restrictive labels and easy categorization. Eclecticism has long been a mainstay of the jazz and pop worlds, where experimentation is encouraged and ...