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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.


Imaginary Pictures = MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; SCHUMANN: Carnaval – Kirill Gerstein, piano – Myrios Imaginary Pictures = MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition; SCHUMANN: Carnaval – Kirill Gerstein, piano – Myrios
Published on June 26, 2014

Kirill Gerstein takes us on a familiar voyage of Romantic piano suites, but his approach maintains the grand style.


Blue Note Vinyl Reissue Series I Blue Note Vinyl Reissue Series I
Published on June 25, 2014

Blue Note Records 75th anniversary…let the party begin…Blue Note vinyl reissue series


MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 – Cologne Gurzenich Orch. /Marcus Stenz – Oehms Classics (2 discs) MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 – Cologne Gurzenich Orch. /Marcus Stenz – Oehms Classics (2 discs)
Published on June 24, 2014

A fine performance but the recording is a bit too distant.


Rolling Stones – Through the Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) – ABKCO vinyl Rolling Stones – Through the Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) – ABKCO vinyl
Published on June 23, 2014

Early Rolling Stones compilation in way cool clear vinyl…


01 – Barbara Hofling, mezzo/ Grainne Dunne, piano – Katzenberger Music Productions 01 – Barbara Hofling, mezzo/ Grainne Dunne, piano – Katzenberger Music Productions
Published on June 22, 2014

Superb technology, very fine performances and notes, but not the best available in either case, and the price is sticker shock.


BERNSTEIN-SONDHEIM: West Side Story – Soloists/ San Francisco Symphony & Chorus/ Michael Tilson Thomas + 100-p. booklet – SFS Media (2 SACDs) BERNSTEIN-SONDHEIM: West Side Story – Soloists/ San Francisco Symphony & Chorus/ Michael Tilson Thomas + 100-p. booklet – SFS Media (2 SACDs)
Published on June 21, 2014

The first real competition to the original Broadway album, and in hi-res yet.




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