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PROKOFIEFF: Symphonies No. 1 “Classical” and No. 2; Dreams – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray PROKOFIEFF: Symphonies No. 1 “Classical” and No. 2; Dreams – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
Published on October 24, 2014

Another fine audio-only Blu-ray of Prokofieff symphonies with Marin Alsop.


BEETHOVEN: The Complete Piano Sonatas – Mari Kodama, piano – PENTATONE – 10 SACDs box set BEETHOVEN: The Complete Piano Sonatas – Mari Kodama, piano – PENTATONE – 10 SACDs box set
Published on October 24, 2014

Mari Kodama’s superb artistry and a great price help this excellent set overcome some minor technical glitches.


Claire Martin with the Montpellier Cello Quartet – Time & Place – Linn Claire Martin with the Montpellier Cello Quartet – Time & Place – Linn
Published on October 24, 2014

Claire Martin’s excellent vocals and the superb arrangements make this perhaps her best record yet!


Vanessa Fernandez – Use Me [TrackList follows] – Groove Note – 45 rpm 2 vinyls Vanessa Fernandez – Use Me [TrackList follows] – Groove Note – 45 rpm 2 vinyls
Published on October 19, 2014

Singapore disc jockey shines on her recording debut.


Gary Clark Jr – Live – Warner Brothers – 2 vinyls Gary Clark Jr – Live – Warner Brothers – 2 vinyls
Published on October 17, 2014

Blues prodigy is transformative on this live vinyl recording.


MAHLER: Symphonies Nos. 9 and 10 (Adagio) – Gürzenich Orchestra, Cologne/ Markus Stenz – Oehms Classics – 2 SACDs MAHLER: Symphonies Nos. 9 and 10 (Adagio) – Gürzenich Orchestra, Cologne/ Markus Stenz – Oehms Classics – 2 SACDs
Published on October 16, 2014

A reference-quality Mahler Ninth and Tenth with an equally stirring recording.


Jeff Buckley – Grace – Columbia Records (1994)/ Original Recordings Group (2014) – vinyl 45 rpm Jeff Buckley – Grace – Columbia Records (1994)/ Original Recordings Group (2014) – vinyl 45 rpm
Published on October 15, 2014

Alternative singer/songwriter’s only complete studio album is superior on 45 rpm audiophile vinyl.


Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins – Sonny Meets Hawk – RCA  (1963) /PurePleasure (2014) – vinyl Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins – Sonny Meets Hawk – RCA (1963) /PurePleasure (2014) – vinyl
Published on October 13, 2014

A meeting of tenor sax jazz royalty…


Bobby Jaspar All-Stars Band – Modern Jazz Au Club Saint Germain – Barclay/ Sam – vinyl Bobby Jaspar All-Stars Band – Modern Jazz Au Club Saint Germain – Barclay/ Sam – vinyl
Published on October 13, 2014

Bobby Jaspar with an all-star French band…




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