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Conductor and keyboard virtuoso Richard Egarr returns to the spotlight this month with a new album for harmonia mundi of music by Christopher Gibbons - an unjustly obscure English composer from the Renaissance who just happens to be the son of the famous Orlando Gibbons (p.9). Also on harmonia mundi, Spain’s Cuarteto Casals plays Schubert on a new disc of quartets that demonstrates two very different facets of the composer’s output (p.7). Alia Vox offers another lavish, hardcover production featuring Jordi Savall and friends, this time focusing on the story of Joan of Arc (p.4). Hyperion’s top releases this month feature works for soloist and orchestra, ranging from Bloch’s evergreen Kol Nidrei with cellist Nathalie Klein (p.11) to Messiaen’s gargantuan Turangalîla for piano and ondes martenot with Stephen Osborne (p.10). LSO Live launches a new series in August dedicated to film music. The début release features conductor Richard Kaufman leading the orchestra in selections from classic scores by the great Dmitri Tiomkin (p.21). Jazz trumpeter Raynald Colom is featured on two new releases from Jazz Village. Colom is a rising star in Europe and his music’s blend of jazz and flamenco is uniquely satisfying (p.18). Italy’s Joe Barbieri offers his own mix of light jazz and romantic pop on Respiro, the artist’s debut release for Chant du Monde (p.17).
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Cosmopolis - Original Soundtrack
“What impresses about “Cosmopolis” is how ethereal Shore’s work is... Shore’s most accessible experimental score for Cronenberg, as well as in his own boundary-stretching musical career.” — FILM MUSIC MAGAZINE
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Daniil Trifonov plays Tchaikovsky Daniil Trifonov, winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is probably the world’s most exciting young pianist. On his first Mariinsky recording, he joins Valery Gergiev for a scintillating performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1. Trifonov also presents a selection of recital repertoire including music by Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Liszt. This will surely be one of the top-selling releases of the holiday season.
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The poetic music of Spain Price Code: A20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
Benjamin Valette (guitar), Ensemble Chronochromie, Jean-Michel Hasler Ad Vitam • AV 120515
El Ruiseñor Andaluz A musical homage to Federico Garcia Lorca
IMPORT On this fascinating album, Ensemble Chronochromie pays musical homage to one of the greatest poets of the 20th century — Federico Garcia Lorca. The disc’s program of works for choir, soloists and guitar includes the poet’s own compositions as well as those of his teacher Manuel de Falla in addition to works by Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Ferrer. The guitar, a staple of flamenco and the music of Andalusia in general, is featured in Rodrigo’s Invocación y danza, written in honor of de Falla. The featured soloist is Benjamin Valette.
Fabio Biondi plays Telemann Price Code: A19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi Agogique • AGO 005
IMPORT Founded in 1989 by Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante has built an enviable international reputation for their fiery interpretations of Baroque music on period instruments. The works on this recording illustrate Telemann’s keen ability to assimilate national styles, as well as his prodigious skills in the area of musical depiction. The major works on the disc are the suites Burlesque de Quixotte and La Changeante, which exemplify Spanish and French stylistic traits. Also included are a selection of Italianate concertos, ranging from an ambitious work for three violins from Tafelmusik to the ever-popular viola concerto.
TELEMANN Burlesque de Quixotte, La Changeante, Concerto for 3 Violins, Viola Concerto, Concerto for 2 Violins
Savall and the Maid of Orléans alia vox
Jeanne d’Arc — Batailles & Prisons
Louise Moaty (narrator), René Zosso (narrator), Manuel Weber (narrator), Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano), Kai Wessel (counter-tenor), La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall Alia Vox • AVSA 9891
Price Code: 2A24 (2 SACD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $49.98)
IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Twenty years after his work on the soundtrack of Jacques Rivette’s movie Jeanne la Pucelle, Jordi Savall returns to this powerful subject matter and presents a new set dedicated to the mother figure of the struggle for French independence. The music on Joan of Arc — Battles & Prisons provides the perfect atmosphere for Savall’s fresh look at this historical icon. Alongside works by composers from the time of Joan of Arc (Guillaume Dufay, Josquin Desprez, Johannes Vincenet, Johannes Cornago, etc.), the set also features compositions and arrangements by Jordi Savall. The biographical program of the set is further illustrated through spoken dialogue. The accompanying 500 page, six language hardbound book is richly illustrated and provides historical perspective as well as texts and translations. The result is a vivid portrait of a troubled time.
“Savall travels in the shadows while delivering a dizzying array of fascinating CD and book packages that document not only the music of the classical world, but also contextualize the history and lore from which it sprang... This is no mere academic exercise.” August 2012
— STRINGS MAGAZINE
Music from traditions lost Price Code: A19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
Vox Suavis Aparté • AP 034
La Voz del Olvido — The Voice of Oblivion Selections from the Cantigas de Amigo
IMPORT This new recording from Vox Suavis is a collection of music from lost traditions. It revives the legacy of generations of anonymous musicians from the various regions of Spain, presenting a folkloric music that was once common to the rural population. The melodies and flavor of this tradition, active until the mid-twentieth century, were absorbed by composers such as Falla and Rodrigo and have become part of the national style of Spanish classical music. Also included are a much earlier example of Spanish ‘popular’ music, the Medieval Cantigas de amigo by Martin Codax. The juxtaposition of these two traditions, with their contrasts and connections, demonstrates the richness and variety of both styles.
Blandine Verlet plays Couperin
Price Code: 2A15 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $31.98)
COUPERIN Ordres pour clavecin Nos.7, 8, 25-27
Blandine Verlet (harpsichord) Aparté • AP 036
IMPORT Blandine Verlet is one of the last living legends of the harpsichord. After a few years of absence from the recording studio, she makes her début here on the Aparté label with a program dedicated to the harpsichord music of Francois Couperin. Recorded on a sumptuous Hemsch instrument from 1751, the set includes a fascinating selection of Ordres (suites), some of which eschew the commonly used Baroque dances and substitute movements with programmatic titles such as “Les Amusements,” “Les Chinois,” “La Convalescente” and “La Visionnaire.” The cover of the disc features a highly evocative portrait of Verlet by the American painter H. Craig Hanna.
Historic orchestral recordings TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 SCRIABIN Rêverie PROKOFIEV Symphony No.1
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Philharmonia Orchestra, Pro Arte Orchestra, Thomas Schippers, Sir Eugene Goossens First Hand • FHR 16
IMPORT This historical release from First Hand features two major English orchestras and two acclaimed conductors in stereo recordings from the late 1950s, offered here for the first time on CD and for the first time ever in stereo. The recordings were transferred using original analogue session and master tapes from the EMI archive. The program includes American conductor Thomas Schippers leading the Philharmonia Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4, and English conductor Sir Eugene Goossens leading the orchestra in Scriabin’s Rêverie in the first recording of a Scriabin work ever made by a British orchestra. To conclude the disc, Goossens leads the Pro Arte Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Symphony No.1.
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3 RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli Helicon • 02.9653
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IMPORT Helicon Records presents another gem from the archives of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which contain recordings predominantly taken from live performances in Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium. Many of the label’s releases are historic, and nearly all feature top rank soloists and conductors. This release, featuring the acclaimed Italian conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli, couples Beethoven’s powerful Symphony No.3 with the elegant Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel, which are based on waltzes by Franz Schubert.
Cuarteto Casals plays Schubert harmonia mundi
SCHUBERT String Quartets Nos.10 D.87 & 15 D.887
Cuarteto Casals harmonia mundi • HMC 902121
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Advance review “Their account of the great G major is something out of the ordinary — I don’t recall a performance of this work in which Schubert’s existential angst is so relentlessly projected. The tragedy and drama of this music have rarely been so harrowingly delivered on disc.”
IMPORT For their first recording of music by Franz Schubert, the members of the Cuarteto Casals perform works from two very different periods in the composer’s life. Wrongly dated upon its publication in 1830, the String Quartet No.10 in E flat Major is in fact the work of a 16-year-old musician who had just entered teachers college. It is coupled here with Schubert’s very last effort in the genre, the String Quartet No. 15 in G Major. Symphonic in organization and structure, in its scope and difficulty, it is typical of his later works. Although only thirteen years separate the two pieces, the differences in form and complexity offer the listener a fascinating example of Schubert’s rapid growth and stylistic changes.
— THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK)
Also available harmonia mundi • HMC 902092 (3149020209226)
“Cuarteto Casals has put together the perfect disc of the composer’s ‘greatest hits.’”
Boccherini: La musica notturna di Madrid
— CLASSICS TODAY 7
Pécou’s flavors of Latin America harmonia mundi
PÉCOU Tremendum, Soleil-Tigre, Manoa, L’Arbre aux fleurs, Paseo de la Reforma, Danzón Ensemble Variances, Percussions Claviers de Lyon, Thierry Pécou harmonia mundi • HMC 905269
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IMPORT Born in 1965 in Paris, Thierry Pécou began studying the piano at the age of nine and continued his studies at the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur, where he won first prizes in orchestration and composition. Regularly appointed to residencies around the world, Pécou has had a longstanding relationship with the Banff Center in Canada. An avid traveler, Pécou’s experiences abroad have been among the most fruitful sources of inspiration for his music. This is the third recording of music by Thierry Pécou on the harmonia mundi label. Latin America provides the thematic connection for the works here. Of special note is the Brazilian flavored ‘carnival concerto’ Tremendum, presented in a new transcription by Pécou for the Percussions Claviers de Lyon and the Ensemble Variances.
Also available Pécou: Symphonie du jaguar
harmonia mundi • HMC 905267 (794881941223)
“It’s dynamic, it’s visceral, it’s exotic…” — FANFARE
A welcome discovery from Richard Egarr harmonia mundi
GIBBONS Motets, Anthems, Fantasias & Voluntaries
Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of the AAM, Richard Egarr (organ) harmonia mundi • HMU807551
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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Born into an English musical family, organist & composer Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676) probably received early training from his famous father Orlando Gibbons. The young Gibbons sang in the choir of the Chapel Royal and went on to a distinguished career at Westminster Abbey and in the court of Charles II. With this showcase program of motets, anthems, fantasias for strings and organ voluntaries (all of which are receiving their first recordings), Richard Egarr, leading the Academy of Ancient Music and its choir, aims to rescue this fascinating composer from unjust obscurity.
ADVANCE review “We owe Egarr our thanks for this sampler – a selection of gently expressive choral anthems, organ works and instrumental fantasias that establish him as a far-fromnegligible precursor of Blow and Purcell.” — FINANCIAL TIMES
Also available harmonia mundi • HMU 907467 (093046746728)
“The pleasure of these recordings is that Egarr’s attitude is so successfully conveyed in the ensemble’s playing. An inside job, and a top-rank one, to boot.” — THE IRISH TIMES
Handel: Trio Sonatas Opp.2 & 5
Messiaen’s kaleidoscopic Turangalîla hyperion
Steven Osborne (piano), Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot), Bergen Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena Hyperion • CDA 67816
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IMPORT “The Messiaen Monster,” ridiculed by critics at its premiere — in the best tradition of works of genius — is now, “established as one of the most astonishing classics of the twentieth century,” as Nigel Simeone writes in the booklet of this brilliant new release. The joyful generosity of the orchestral writing and kaleidoscopic nature of the musical invention make Turangalîla one of Messiaen’s most characteristic and appealing works, considered by many to be his masterpiece. As well as the distinctive sound of the ondes martenot, the other striking feature is the virtuoso piano part — it is in some ways a concerto, although the sheer scale of the orchestral contribution belies that specific title. Rarely has it been more explosively performed than here, with an acknowledged living master of Messiaen’s piano music, Steven Osborne, at the keyboard.
“Playing and recording are dazzling… What a life-enhancing piece it all is!… Buy, read and applaud.” — INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur L’Enfant Jesus Hyperion • CDA 67351 (034571173511)
“Steven Osborne’s performance is one of towering authority and technical achievement.” — GRAMOPHONE
Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen
Hyperion • CDA 67366 (034571173665)
“The performance is lucid in conception and illuminating in its realization.”
— INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
Natalie Clein plays Kol Nidrei hyperion
BLOCH Schelomo, From Jewish Life, Voice in the Wilderness BRUCH Kol Nidrei
Natalie Clein (cello), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov Hyperion • CDA 67910
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— INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
Also available Kodaly: Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8
Hyperion • CDA 67829 (034571178295)
“Natalie Clein plays this virtuosic Sonata with visceral beauty.”
“Natalie Clein gives an unexaggerated performance... the music takes wing to both beguile and thrill. It’s one of the most persuasive performances of this work that I have heard.”
IMPORT Hyperion presents a dazzling orchestral disc of music from the Jewish tradition of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Bruch’s Kol Nidrei is one of the most well-loved works in the cello repertoire. The descending opening phrase of the cello line is instantly recognizable: a universal, extraordinarily expressive utterance. The main part of the disc comprises the works for cello and orchestra by Ernest Bloch, all part of his ‘Jewish cycle.’ The other large-scale work for cello and orchestra, Voice in the Wilderness, is of a darker hue. Both works reveal a composer whose works should be firmly in the canon of twentieth-century symphonic writing. The cellist here is Natalie Clein, a celebrated figure in British musical life since winning BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1995 and now a formidable artist.
— LISTEN MAGAZINE 11
Richafort’s powerful Requiem hyperion
RICHAFORT Requiem JOSQUIN Nymphes, nappés / Circumdederunt me, Faulte d’argent, Nymphes des bois, Requiem aeternam, Miserere mei Deus APPENZELLER Musae Jovis GOMBERT Musae Jovis VINDERS O mors inevitabilis Cinquecento Hyperion • CDA 67959
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IMPORT This release presents music associated with the renaissance master Josquin Des Prez, a composer who towers above all others in the first part of the sixteenth century. Numerous works that were attributed to him have now been proven to be by his contemporaries and successors, including the central work on this recording, Jean Richafort’s expansive and beautiful Requiem. It is performed with affecting clarity by the all-male vocal group Cinquecento, whose many previous discs of Renaissance repertoire for Hyperion have garnered the highest critical praise. Booklet notes by Stephen Rice, an acknowledged authority on this repertoire, place the music in its historical context and decode the mysteries of its composition.
Schoendorff: The Complete Works
Hyperion • CDA 67854 (034571178547)
“The singing here is absolutely gorgeous... Like master weavers, they handle the delicate interplay between contrapuntal parts and dovetailing with perfect ease.” — AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
Mid-priced Helios series reissues Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Malcolm Proud (harpsichord) Hyperion • CDH 55404
Ian Brown (piano), Philip Langridge (tenor), Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend Hyperion • CDH 55397
VIVALDI Six Violin Sonatas, Op.2
LAMBERT Piano Concerto, Eight Poem of Li-Po, Sonata for Piano, Mr. Bear Squash-you-all-flat
Price Code: A11 (Suggested Retail Price: $11.98) IMPORT Previously available as CDA 66754 (034571167541) Deleted April 2010
Price Code: A11 (Suggested Retail Price: $11.98) IMPORT Previously available as CDA 67467 (034571174679) Deleted April 2010
Maxim Rysanov & friends play Beethoven Price Code: A21 (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98)
BEETHOVEN Sonatine WoO 33/4 & 5, Duo WoO 32, Piano Trio Op.11, Theme and Variations from Serenade Op.8, Cello Sonata No.5
Maxim Rysanov (viola), Kristine Blaumane (cello), Jacob Katsnelson (piano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4108
IMPORT This recording featuring violist Maxim Rysanov contrasts rare early Beethoven with some of the composer’s finest late works. The Sonatine WoO 33 was published together with three movements for mechanical clock that Beethoven composed in the early 1790s. The Clarinet Trio Op.11 is heard here in Rysanov’s own arrangement with the viola replacing the clarinet. Beethoven’s early Serenade for string trio Op.8 of 1797 was arranged for viola and piano in 1804 as Op.42. The work’s “Theme, Variations and March,” in a version by William Primrose, is offered here. The program concludes with the Cello Sonata No.5 played by Kristine Blaumane and pianist Jacob Katsnelson.
The Zemlinsky Quartet plays Dvorák DVORÁK String Quartets Nos. 9 & 13, Opp.34 & 106 Zemlinsky Quartet Praga • PRD 250292
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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Although Dvorák’s string quartets are among the finest ever written, other than the famous “American” quartet, they remain largely unfamiliar to most listeners. This is surprising, as most of the quartets are brilliant and accessible, full of distinctive melodies and passionate invention. This Hybrid SACD from Praga featuring the Zemlinsky Quartet presents two of the composer’s quartets, Nos.9 and 13. The ninth quartet, in the key of D minor, was completed in late 1877 and dedicated to Brahms. Technically brilliant, the work has a melancholy flavor that has been attributed to Dvorák’s memories of the death of his daughter. The G major thirteenth quartet, one of the composer’s last two efforts in the genre, was the first quartet he completed following his return from America.
Historic recordings of Shostakovich SHOSTAKOVICH The Song of the Forests Op.81; The Sun Shines Over the Motherland Op.90, Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets Op.88
Vladimir Ivanovsky (tenor), Ivan Petrov (bass), Boy’s Choir of the Moscow State Chorus, USSR Academic Russian Choir, Leningrad Radio & TV Chorus, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, USSR Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Ulanov, Konstantin Ivanov, Grigori Sandler (conductors) Praga • PRD 350060
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IMPORT / SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD The latest in Praga’s series of historic remasterings is a tribute to three outstanding Russian artists — conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky, choirmaster Alexander Yurlov and the great bass Ivan Petrov. The repertoire is choral music of Dmitri Shostakovich written during the era of Josef Stalin. The oratorio The Song of the Forests was written in 1949 to celebrate the forestation of the Russian steppes following the end of World War II. The cantata The Sun Shines on Our Motherland, with texts by Soviet poet laureate Evgeni Dolmatovsky, was premiered in 1952 on the 35th anniversary of the October Revolution. Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets was Shostakovich’s first work for a cappella chorus.
Scherchen’s ground-breaking Bach Price Code: 2A13 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98)
Pierrette Alarie (soprano), Nan Merriman (soprano), Léopold Simoneau (tenor), Gustav Neidlinger (bass), Franz Holetscheck (harpsichord), Wiener Akademie Kammerchor, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen Tahra • TAH 737
BACH Mass in B Minor
IMPORT Tahra’s series of historic remasterings of recordings by the great conductor Hermann Scherchen has won the label many accolades. Scherchen recorded an unusually wide range of repertoire, from the baroque to the contemporary. His Mahler recordings, made before Mahler became a part of the standard repertoire, were especially influential; so too were his recordings of Bach and Handel, which helped pave the way for the period performance-practice movement. This 1959 recording of Bach’s B-minor Mass features the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Wiener Akademie Kammerchor.
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John Cage (voice), Joe Heaney (voice), Matt Malloy (flute), Paddy Glackin (violin), Seamus Ennis (uillean pipes), Peadar Mercier (bodrhan), Mel Mercier (bodrhan) Wergo • WER 6303
IMPORT Previously Available Deleted January 2006 American composer John Cage’s famous radio production entitled Roaratorio — An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake was an international sensation following its premiere in 1979. Historians now consider this composition to be one of the key works of the 20th century. On it, Cage’s experiences with music and poetry, oral recitation and tape montage, and his close association with Zen Buddhism, are combined to create what can be best described as an all-inclusive musical cosmology. This reissue from Wergo is offered as part of the label’s ongoing celebration of the centenary of Cage’s birth.
CAGE Roaratorio — An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake
Young stars of the French jazz scene aparté
Alexandra Grimal, Lee Konitz, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian Aparté • AP 037
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IMPORT File in: Jazz Owls Talk is a superb encounter between young French saxophonist Alexandra Grimal and three venerable jazz masters. The album was recorded in New York in 2009 and originally released in France on the Marge label, but now sees a proper international release from Aparté. Grimal composed or co-composed nine of the album’s fifteen tracks. She described the sessions as, “An incredible encounter. A moment suspended in time. A waking dream… or the awakening of a dream?” Lee Konitz, Gary Peacock and the late, great Paul Motian need no introduction, and not surprisingly, their work here is exemplary.
Gotta do it
Cecilia Bertolini Bonsaï • BON 120502
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IMPORT File in: Jazz On her début album Gotta Do It, singer and composer Cecilia Bertolini offers up a glowing album of jazz-folk-pop that is rich with emotion. Free of affectation, her voice and music reveal a sublime talent that is ripe for discovery. Bertolini is backed by a team of musicians that are among the most highly regarded on the French jazz scene. Pianist and arranger Armel Dupas is joined by guitarist Olivier Louvel, drummer Karl Jannuska, bassist Manuel Marches and trumpeter Sylvain Gontard.
The romantic voice of Joe Barbieri
chant du monde
Joe Barbieri Chant du Monde • 2742178
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IMPORT File in: World Jazz Possessing an elegant and romantic sophistication reminiscent of Michael Bublé, the music of Italian vocalist Joe Barbieri should find a ready audience in the North American market. In recent years, Barbieri’s musical popularity has been rising fast in Italy, winning over a legion of fans. Barbieri’s new album Respiro was recorded in Naples in an apartment used by Vittorio de Sica for scenes from two of his most important films - Matrimonio all’italiana and L’Oro di Napoli. Given the cinematic quality of Barbieri’s songs, this detail is more than a mere anecdote. The album features selections from Barbieri’s two original studio albums and its musical flavors run the gamut from smooth jazz to bossa nova to Italian pop. Backed by a stellar team of side men, Respiro exemplifies the best of cocktail jazz (flavored with a dash of world music) and its gentle ebb and flow are nothing short of intoxicating.
The Flamenco-tinged jazz of Raynald Colom Rise
Raynald Colom Jazz Village • JV 570003
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Raynald Colom Jazz Village • JV 570004
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IMPORT File in: Jazz As a young prodigy, French trumpeter Raynald Colom caught the attention of jazz greats Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Kenny Barron, who helped support Colom’s musical studies. In 2000 he moved to Barcelona where he started freelancing, working with musicians such as Randy Becker, Jesse Davis and Horacio Fumero. During this period, Colom also traveled throughout the US and Latin America as part of Manu Chao’s “Clandestino” tour. Currently, Colom is a star of the Spanish jazz scene, both in concert and in the studio. Rise, Colom’s new album for Jazz Village, is jazz at its most modern. It blends influences as disparate as Bartók, Coltrane, Bix Biederbecke, hip-hop and even French chanson into a rich and flavorful jazz stew that defies categorization. Colom is also considered the premier trumpet player of the Flamenco elite. His 2009 album Evocación blends jazz and Flamenco in a heady mix of improvisations. The album also features the talents of Flamenco legends Chicuelo and Rosario la Tremendita.
Young lions of the NY jazz scene Jesse Davis Quintet Live at Smalls
Jesse Davis Quintet SmallsLIVE • SL 0026
Rick Germanson Quartet, Eddie Henderson SmallsLIVE • SL 0024
Rick Germanson Quartet Live at Smalls Featuring Dr. Eddie Henderson
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Price Code: A19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
Ralph Lalama & Bop Juice Live at Smalls
Lage Lund Four Live at Smalls
Lage Lund Four SmallsLIVE • SL 0025
Ralph Lalama, Bop Juice SmallsLIVE • SL 0027
Price Code: A19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
Price Code: A19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
DOMESTIC File in: Jazz Rick Germanson has been quickly emerging as one of the most in-demand pianists on the New York scene. On this live album, Germanson is joined by jazz legend Dr. Eddie Henderson, bassist Paul Gill and drummer Lewis Nash for a brisk and hard swinging, straight-ahead set. A rising star in the guitar world, Lage Lund has been building a reputation for himself as an original and innovative voice. Joined by Pete Rende on piano, Ben Street on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums, this live date is a lively combination of cutting edge originals. Jesse Davis was one of the original “young lions” of the 1980’s. On this date he is joined by Ryan Kisor on trumpet, Peter Washington on bass, Spike Wilner on piano and Billy Drummond on drums. Veteran tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama and his trio Bop Juice offer a live set of his originals and standards and demonstrate his gruff, hard bop approach to the music. Lalama’s lyrical, blues based phrasing are both enticing and compelling.
Shelby Lynne’s tribute to Dusty Springfield Just a Little Lovin’
Shelby Lynne APO • CAPP 041 SA
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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD File in: Pop / Rock Originally released by Lost Highway Records in 2008, Just A Little Lovin’ is Shelby Lynne’s stirring, emphatic tribute to the late British singer Dusty Springfield. In contrast to the thickly scored originals, Lynne’s recordings of many of the covers are presented in comparatively spare arrangements, favoring acoustic guitars and pianos. In addition to the Springfield tracks, Lynne also covers Tony Joe White’s “Willie and Laura Mae Jones.” PopMatters’ review proclaimed that the album, “manages to go to emotional places that remain unattainable to your run-of-the-mill pop vocalists.” Some of Dusty’s biggest hits are covered here including “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me,” “I Only Want To Be With You,” and “How Can I Be Sure.”
The LSO goes to Hollywood Dmitri Tiomkin — The Greatest Film Scores
Whitney Claire Kaufman (vocals), Andrew Playfoot (vocals), London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kaufman LSO Live • LSO 0720
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Concert review “Tiomkin’s music evokes his era: there’s little like it to put you straight back into 1950s America... Kaufman’s enthusiasm is virulently infectious to anyone around him... a truly outstanding performance.”
IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD File in: Jazz For the first release in a new series from LSO Live focusing on classic film music, LSO Live presents a selection of the greatest scores by the legendary Dimitri Tiomkin. The London Symphony Orchestra’s association with the film industry stretches all the way back to Arthur Bliss’s music for Things to Come, the first time an orchestra had recorded a movie soundtrack. More recently, the LSO has recorded music for major blockbusters including Star Wars and Harry Potter. Russian-born Tiomkin was one of Hollywood’s most highly regarded and versatile composers, who could create memorable scores for almost any story. Tiomkin received a staggering 22 Academy Award nominations, winning four awards. This new recording features veteran conductor Richard Kaufman leading the orchestra in selections from High Noon, The High and the Mighty, The Alamo, Hitchcock’s Dial ‘M’ for Murder and the theme song for Rawhide.
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Kristian Bezuidenhout Jonathan Biss Yefim Bronfman Lucy Crowe Joyce DiDonato Danny Driver Augustin Dumay Ebène Quartet James Ehnes
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Stephen Hough Alina Ibragimova Jerusalem Quartet
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Mariusz Kwiecien Les Arts Florissants, William Christie Paul Lewis London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Andrew Manze Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Denis Matsuev
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Nicholas McGegan Tai Murray
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Paul O'Dette Marlis Petersen Dorothea Röschmann Jordi Savall Takács Quartet
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Alexandre Tharaud Tokyo String Quartet
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