This grande dame of the piano world, possessed of an extraordinarily modest, charming personality – focused on the music, devoted to deeply understanding it – has performed three times during the Chopin and His Europe Festival at the invitation of The Fryderyk Chopin Institute. The recordings on this album come from her concerts in 2010 (when she performed the Piano Concerto in F minor op. 21 with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green) and 2014 (when she performed a recital including, among other items, the Nocturnes presented here). A presentation of – by nature – completely different interpretations, which nonetheless form an extraordinarily coherent artistic whole. Superb creations displaying the most beautiful side of pianistic art.
Excellent new studio disc by this killer blues/rock power trio from Sweden featuring the legendary Clas Yngstrom on guitar & vocals. Includes 12 tracks of bad-ass, retro-fied, blues-based, heavy guitar riffage that rocks the blues hard at the Sky High jam:house. Mr. Yngstrom gets down n' dirty, rippin' up his Strat with ass-kickin', powerful Hendrix-inspired six string mojo that represents & exemplifies his long-standing Swedish Guitar Hero status. As an added bonus, an awesome unreleased vintage ZZ Top song called "One Step Back" written by Billy Gibbons lands on this way-kool rocker. The Sky High - "Stone & Gravel" disc is highly recommended to serious blues/rock guitar freaks worldwide who dig rockin' hard with the blues.