Film Works is the accompaniment to last year's sublime Piano Works and embodies many of Armstrong's finest moments, including arrangements from Baz Lurhmann's 'Romeo and Juliet', for which he won a Bafta and Ivor Novello Award, and 'Moulin Rouge', for which he won a Golden Globe, Ivor Novello and American Institute Award. He notched up a third Ivor Novello for his music for Philip Noyce's 'The Quiet American'. Also on the album are arrangements from his scores for 'Ray', 'Love Actually', 'Plunkett and MacLeane', 'Cruel Intentions' and 'The Bone Collector'. The album closes with Craig's arrangement of the classic 'Clair de Lune' for the recent high profile 'Chanel No.5' ad starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Craig's long time cohort, Baz Luhrmann.
21 track remastered best of compilation from the Greg Kihn Band spanning their time on the legendary independent label Beserkley Records from 1975-1984. Includes a 12 page booklet that has Greg's comments on each track …
One of the best albums of the great arranger Ray Conniff!!! very nice collection of great songs like the great tune NEVER ON SUNDAY (my favourite), the beautiful songs I'LL WALK ALONE and GIGI, the precious CHANSON DE AMOUR, the powerful rhythms of VOLARE, YELLOW ROSE and MACK THE KNIFE, nice songs like MOULING ROUGE and BLUEBERRY HILL and the Platters classic MY PRAYER… THIS IS THE HAPPY BEAT!!!
When soprano Claudia Galli first encountered Strauss, it was love at first sight (or, rather, sound). It soon became clear that Strauss should form the foundation of this recital programme, lovingly compiled by Claudia Galli and her duo partner, pianist Grégory Moulin.
A boundlessly delighted and delightful outsider's discovery of a distinctly sensual brand of folk music … grace and plenty of energy.
Pure and simple genius from trumpeter Charlie Shavers – a player with a sweet tone and a fluid groove – stepping out here with great accompaniment from pianist Ray Bryant! The CD brings together work from the albums Charlie Digs Paree and Charlie Digs Dixie – both originally recorded for MGM Records in the late 50s, and done in a clean, uncluttered style that really brought a strong focus to Shaver's solos, but also gave some excellent rhythmic support from Bryant – working here at the height of his early powers, in a mode that's clearly relaxed enough to get with the spirit of each different session.