Editorial for January 2015
Published on January 1, 2015
This month we are awarding a pair of great jazz albums to a half dozen readers who register using our simple form on the site. Allegra Levy is a New York-based vocalist and composer who has created a collection of 11 harmonically adventurous originals in the tradition of the Great American Songbook. The Vance Thompson Five Plus Six perform works by Ellington, Strayhorn and Monk plus some country and folk gems. The six lucky winners of the two CDs will be chosen from among those who register using our simple form this month, and they will be listed in this space next month.
Here is the lucky winner of the only all-SACD set of Wagner’s top operas, including the Ring Cycle, on 32 PENTATONE SACDs plus a DVD, our December drawing: Thomas Mowrey, NYC NY.
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