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Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Sep 08, 2023  |  1 comments
C.P.E. Bach: Württemberg Sonatas (6), Wq. 49, Keith Jarrett, piano; Mahler: Symphony No.5, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Rafael Payare, cond.; Schubert: Symphonies Nos.5 & 7 (Unfinished), Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado, cond.; Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe • Kerner Lieder, Florian Boesch, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano.
Thomas Conrad, Andrey Henkin  |  Sep 08, 2023  |  4 comments
Arne Jansen/Stephan Braun: Going Home; Joe Farnsworth: In What Direction Are You Headed?; Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Dynamic Maximum Tension; Dave McMurray: Grateful Deadication 2.
Phil Brett, Ray Chelstowski, Andrey Henkin  |  Sep 08, 2023  |  1 comments
Pit Pony: World to Me; Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Connection; Duane Betts: Wild & Precious Life; Galen & Paul: Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day?
Robert Baird, Thomas Conrad, Andrey Henkin  |  Aug 10, 2023  |  5 comments
Eva Cassidy: I Can Only Be Me; Dave Liebman: Live at Smalls; Ralph Towner: At First Light; Chet Baker: Blue Room; Various Artists: The Jazz Room, Vol.2.
Robert Baird, Ray Chelstowski, Andrey Henkin  |  Aug 10, 2023  |  0 comments
Metallica: 72 Seasons; Joy Oladokun: Proof of Life; Mike Gordon: Flying Games.
Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Aug 10, 2023  |  0 comments
Shostakovich: Symphonies 6, 15, London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda, cond.
Thomas Conrad, Tony Scherman  |  Jul 13, 2023  |  5 comments
Sasha Matson: Molto Molto; Dan Rosenboom: Polarity; Billy Childs: The Winds of Change; Taj Mahal: Savoy
Stephen Francis Vasta, Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jul 13, 2023  |  0 comments
Danish String Quartet: Prism V: Beethoven, Webern, Bach; Mahler: Symphony No.9, Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä; Protean Quartet: Haydn, String Quartet Op.33 No.6; Almeida Mota, String Quartet Op.7 No.1; Beethoven, String Quartet Op.18 No.1
Anne E. Johnson, Ray Chelstowski  |  Jul 13, 2023  |  0 comments
Natalie Merchant: Keep Your Courage; The Hold Steady: The Price of Progress.
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  5 comments
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs; Final Scene from Capriccio; Mahler: Symphony 2 (Resurrection); Various composers: Maria Mater Meretrix; Prokofiev: Symphony No.5.
Thomas Conrad  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  0 comments
Ingrid Laubrock: The Last Quiet Place; Wayne Escoffery: Like Minds; Tony Kadleck Big Band: Sides.
Phil Brett, Ray Chelstowski  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  1 comments
Laurie Styvers: Gemini Girl: The Complete Hush Recordings; A Certain Ratio: 1982; The Wood Brothers: Heart Is the Hero; The Damned: Darkadelic; Stephen Stills: Live at Berkeley 1971.
Thomas Conrad, Sasha Matson  |  May 11, 2023  |  0 comments
Bobo Stenson Trio: Sphere; Kirsten Edkins: Shapes and Sound; Franco Ambrosetti: Nora; Walter Smith III: return to casual.
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  May 11, 2023  |  4 comments
Alexander Melnikov: Fantasie: 7 Composers, 7 Keyboards; Nielsen: Symphonies 2 (The Four Temperaments) & 6 (Sinfonia semplice); Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major (cadenzas by Jörg Widmann); Fragment from Violin Concerto in C Major; R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra & Debussy: Jeux.
Robert Baird, Phil Brett, Anne E. Johnson  |  May 11, 2023  |  0 comments
John Lee Hooker: Burnin'; Paramore: This Is Why; New Order: Low-Life (Definitive Edition); Yo La Tengo: This Stupid World