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Published on March 11, 2012
The trend to digital downloading of music files is definitely growing, but you no longer need to compromise audio quality in order to do so; there are even some surround sound options.
Published on March 04, 2012
Enrico Rava & Tribe – Friday, Feb. 18 – Winningstad Theater Local pianist Tony Pacini opened for Enrico Rava with his trio, including our star drummer Mel Brown. He followed a rough theme of Italian-American jazz since that fit both the Rava concert and his own background. Adding Enrico Rava and his current band, Tribe, [...]
Published on February 26, 2012
Film scores of all types on CD, for current, classic, silent and collections of film themes.
Published on November 16, 2011
It’s that time of year again and the Christmas discs are crossing my desk, whether requested on not. Here’s our annual survey of what we auditioned, and it will start off with two SACDs: Fiona Joy Hawkins – Christmas Joy – Little Hartley Music multichannel SACD FJH013 *****: This excellent disc—more than your usual Christmas [...]
Published on October 25, 2011
Honoring the West Coast jazz masters….
Published on October 12, 2011
Recent work from a true Renaissance man of the popular arts.
Published on June 04, 2011
The late Simon Jeffes created a strange and wonderful musical world with his Penguin Cafe recordings. Now his son has reissued three albums and created a fourth in the same style.
Published on April 25, 2011
The following 18 recordings have been selected by the CLASSICAL RECORDING INDUSTRY HALL of FAME for the 2005 Awards. They are recordings 46 thru 63 to be honored. Both numbers are listed. They are listed in random order. 1 (46). Chopin-”14 Waltzes”. Dinu Lipatti, piano. Recorded by EMI (Geneva, 6/50). CD# EMI 66904. 2 (47). [...]
Published on March 16, 2011
The Charles Gerhardt-conducted series from the 1970s continues in remastered Dolby Surround CDs.
Published on March 03, 2011
This year’s focus was on Jewish & African Americans Playing Jazz Together.