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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
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Apr 06, 2023  |  2 comments
Dvořák: Violin Concerto, Trio Op.65; David Del Tredici: Pop-Pourri, Adventures Underground; Schumann: Piano Works.
Thomas Conrad, Kurt Gottschalk  |  Apr 06, 2023  |  2 comments
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago: The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris; Clovis Nicolas: The Contrapuntist; Enrico Pieranunzi Trio & Orchestra: Blues & Bach: The Music of John Lewis; Chris Potter: Got the Keys to the Kingdom: Live at the Village Vanguard.
Robert Baird, Phil Brett, Anne E. Johnson  |  Apr 06, 2023  |  0 comments
Weyes Blood: And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow; Gina Birch: I Play My Bass Loud; Rick Rosato: Homage.
Andrey Henkin  |  Mar 23, 2023  |  0 comments
Lakecia Benjamin: Phoenix (Whirlwind Recordings); Jim Self: My America 2: Destinations (Basset Hound Music); and The Necks: Travel (Northern Spy Records).
Robert Baird, Thomas Conrad, Kurt Gottschalk  |  Mar 09, 2023  |  0 comments
The Necks: Travel; Arild Andersen Group: Affirmation; Ahmad Jamal: Emerald City Nights: Live at The Penthouse 1963–1964; Benjamin Lackner: Last Decade; Simona Premazzi: Wave in Gravity.