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Roland Kirk – Third Dimension – Bethlehem/ Pure Pleasure vinyl Roland Kirk – Third Dimension – Bethlehem/ Pure Pleasure vinyl
Published on July 14, 2014

Early Roland Kirk highlights R & B influences…


ROBERT KYR: The Singer’s Ode; The Cloud of Unknowing; Songs of the Soul – Conspirare/ Soloists/ Victoria Bach Festival Orch./ Craig Hella Johnson – Harmonia mundi ROBERT KYR: The Singer’s Ode; The Cloud of Unknowing; Songs of the Soul – Conspirare/ Soloists/ Victoria Bach Festival Orch./ Craig Hella Johnson – Harmonia mundi
Published on July 12, 2014

************ MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH *************

Two of the finest choral works I have heard in nearly 10 years, with stunning sound and fantastic performances.


GRIEG: Six Ibsen Songs; 12 Vinje Songs; Haugtussa – Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-sop./ Nils Anders Mortensen, p. – Lawo Classics (stereo) GRIEG: Six Ibsen Songs; 12 Vinje Songs; Haugtussa – Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-sop./ Nils Anders Mortensen, p. – Lawo Classics (stereo)
Published on July 12, 2014

An absolutely mandatory release of three of the greatest song cycles ever written—performed to perfection.


SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15 – Mark Wigglesworth, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orch. –  BIS SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15 – Mark Wigglesworth, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orch. – BIS
Published on July 12, 2014

Definitive performances and sound for these two symphonies.


Art Lande, solo piano – Kiss in a Shadow [TrackList follows] – Blue Coast Records (avail. as hi-res download) Art Lande, solo piano – Kiss in a Shadow [TrackList follows] – Blue Coast Records (avail. as hi-res download)
Published on July 08, 2014

A fine encore to Lande’s earlier solo piano album for Blue Coast Records.


The Horace Silver Quintet – Song for My Father (Cantiga Para Meu Pai) [TrackList follows] – Blue Note vinyl The Horace Silver Quintet – Song for My Father (Cantiga Para Meu Pai) [TrackList follows] – Blue Note vinyl
Published on July 03, 2014

A quintessential jazz album; Horace Silver’s best on vinyl.


VIERNE: Vol. 3: Symphony No. 5 in a minor; Symphony No. 6 – Hans-Eberhard Ross, Goll-Orgel of St. Martin, Memmingen  – Audite VIERNE: Vol. 3: Symphony No. 5 in a minor; Symphony No. 6 – Hans-Eberhard Ross, Goll-Orgel of St. Martin, Memmingen – Audite
Published on July 03, 2014

The third and final volume of the six Vierne organ symphonies, closing out this series of excellent performances and sonics.




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