Music and Recording Reviews

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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
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  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  0 comments
Ingrid Laubrock: The Last Quiet Place; Wayne Escoffery: Like Minds; Tony Kadleck Big Band: Sides.
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.
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  |  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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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  |  Mar 09, 2023  |  0 comments
Margot Price: Strays, Loma Vista Records (16/44.1 WAV download; also available on CD, LP, cassette tape)
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Mar 09, 2023  |  0 comments
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Schubert: Piano Trios • Notturno • Rondo • Arpeggione Sonata; Elgar: Viola Concerto & Suite for Viola & Orchestra; Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort—III.
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.
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  Feb 09, 2023  |  0 comments
Ruby Hughes: Echo: Songs Across the Ages; Anne-Sophie Mutter: Brahms Double Concerto & Clara Schumann Piano Trio; Mozart in Milan; Ben-Haim: Symphony No.1; Weinberg: Symphonies Nos.3 & 7, Flute Concerto No.1.