• Rickie Lee Jones

    Rickie Lee Jones

    If you’re one of those audiophiles who bemoans the fact that reissue companies seem to keep putting out new copies of music that has been issued over and again, you should probably stop right here. ...
  • Companion

    Companion

    Patricia Barber enjoys a reputation among music lovers and nightclub habitués as a talented performer and arranger. Yet among audiophiles, her name is more often heard in vain because her records receive too much play ...
  • Volume 2

    Volume 2

    Oscar Pettiford is a bass player from the generation prior to that of familiar bop era players such as Blanton and Mingus. Pettiford passed away in 1958 at the age of 37, further lending his ...
  • Foreverly

    Foreverly

    The Everly Brothers’ instantly identifiable close harmony singing helped define 1950’s rock and roll sound. Their smart looking hillbilly style with the combed back hair was an iconic look to youngsters rebelling from their parents’ ...
  • Trio '65

    Trio '65

    Evans’ reputation today is as great as it ever was, almost 34 years after his passing. His best known and loved recordings are the trio recordings on Riverside, which ended after his bass player Scott ...
  • Extended Circle

    Extended Circle

    The master of Scandinavian cool is back with another down tempo voyage of discovery. Accompanied by his extended band of Mats Eilertsen on double bass and Jarle Vespestad on drums as well as sax player ...
  • Slowly Rolling Camera

    Slowly Rolling Camera

    This debut from British four piece Slowly Rolling Camera has strong overtones of the Cinematic Orchestra, yet as that band is hardly prolific and it’s genre less than oversubscribed it’s great to hear something that ...
  • In Each and Every One

    In Each and Every One

    Drummer Seb Rochford, you know, him with the unfeasible afro, seems to be everywhere these days. Frankly I’m surprised that he found time to make an album with his band, but it was certainly worthwhile. ...
  • Hindsight Bias

    Hindsight Bias

    Prog meets post rock with a hint of disco. Sounds like a bad idea, but this ‘Scandiwegian’ trio pull it off rather well. Bly de Blyant is drummer Øyvind Skarbø, guitarist Hilmar Jensson and multi-instrumentalist ...
  • Anyone With A Heart

    Anyone With A Heart

    Finnish pianist Rantala seems to have more breadth than most in the field of contemporary music. His last album, My History of Jazz, a homage to the music that influenced him, could not be more ...
  • Prokofiev

    Prokofiev

    Jansen opens this album with the Violin Concerto No.2 in G Minor, Op. 63, Allegro Moderato. The haunting tones of the opening bars give the listener an immediate taste of this young Dutch musicians ability. ...
  • Shostakovich: Symphony 4

    Shostakovich: Symphony 4

    The Fourth is the stuff of legend. In 1936, Dimitri Shostakovich’s music had been denounced in Pravda (allegedly at the behest of Stalin). Shostakovich composed “an artist’s creative response to just criticism” Fifth symphony, and ...
  • Dvorak: Cello Concertos

    Dvorak: Cello Concertos

    I’m a big fan of Dvorák’s Cello Concertos (especially the B Minor) and have liked Isserlis cello work for years. He claims it’s taken almost 40 years to take on the Dvorák. It’s a bold, ...

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