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Ned Rothenberg - Ghost Stories (2000) {Tzadik TZ 7061}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 30, 2017
Ned Rothenberg - Ghost Stories (2000) {Tzadik TZ 7061}

Ned Rothenberg - Ghost Stories (2000) {Tzadik TZ 7061}
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© 2000 Tzadik | TZ 7061 | Tzadik Composer Series
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Modern Creative / World Fusion

A downtown mainstay for twenty years, composer/multi-woodwind performer Ned Rothenberg makes his Tzadik debut with a stunning CD of chamber music. Acclaimed for work in a wide variety of contexts from the multi-metric funk of his Double Band to the large chamber jazz of Power Lines, Rothenberg here shows both range and focus in works for unprecedented instrumentations that have epic scope. Asian and western instruments combine in scores mixing improvised solo features with through-composed ensembles. Ghost Stories is one of Rothenberg's most accomplished works.
Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 3 (1945-1949) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2729~30 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 3 (1945-1949) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2729~30 rel 2009}
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© 1945-49, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2729~30
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Big Band / Clarinet

The material on CD 1 dates from the latter half of Artie Shaw’s career as a bandleader, which ended with his retirement in 1954. Always presenting tasteful and often unusually deep interpretations of big-band jazz and dance music, and featuring his exquisite and frequently profound clarinet improvisations, Shaw’s career climaxed in his rise to superstar status as the most popular musician in North America at the height of the Swing Era in 1939.
Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}
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© 1954, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2721~22
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Clarinet

Conversing with Artie Shaw – as Loren Schoenberg and I did in preparation for annotating these further treasures from his last recordings – is an exhilarating experience. This is because this master of the clarinet excels at making connections. Just as he always knew how to get from one note the next in such a way that the result was a cohesive statement – a story, as jazz musicians used to put it – he knows how to link one idea to another, to make allusions, to place things in context, within a frame of reference that ranges wide and far. Artie Shaw always told a story when he played, and he had that sound – immediately, unmistakably identifiable as his and his alone. It is a treat to hear him tell us some timeless stories we hadn’t heard before. Dan Morgenstern.
Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 1 (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2709~10 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 1 (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2709~10 rel 2009}
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© 1954, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2709~10
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Clarinet

These marvellous performances are culled from Artie Shaw’s final recordings as an instrumentalist. It is crystal clear that he retired at the height of his powers. Throughout these pieces, his playing is a joy to the ear and the mind, and his unique sound on the clarinet has seldom if ever been better captured. Shaw was still in his prime as a leader as well: this last Gramercy Five was a collective of the first order with a sound and style of its own, attuned to the times but never falling into the trap of trendiness.
Merle Haggard - Hag: The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976 - Concepts, Live & The Strangers (2008) {6CD Set Bear Family Records}

Merle Haggard - Hag: The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976 - Concepts, Live & The Strangers (2008) {6CD Set Bear Family Records}
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© 1968-76, 2008 Capitol / EMI / Bear Family Records | BCD 16782 FK
Country / Bakersfield Sound / Honky Tonk / Folk Rock / Progressive Country / Traditional Country / Western Swing Revival

Twelve years after they released their first Merle Haggard box, The Untamed Hawk, Bear Family delivered the sequel, Hag: The Studio Recordings 1969-1976. This picks up where The Untamed Hawk left off, which is more of a musical dividing point than it initially seems. If The Untamed Hawk caught Haggard as he was reaching full flight, Hag captures him in his prime, as every single he released reached the Country Top Ten – often capturing the number one slot – and as he sometimes crossed over into the pop Top 40. Hag was without a doubt the biggest star in country music but the remarkable thing about his reign at the top was that he never played it safe.
Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)

Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)
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Classical, Piano | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 0289 477 8124 0 GB

Since she won the seventh International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1965 at the age of 24, this Argentine concert pianist has mostly avoided the limelight; she remains, however, one of the greatest interpreters of classical music.

Rufus Harley - Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 8, 2017
Rufus Harley - Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) 2CDs

Rufus Harley - Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) 2CDs
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Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Post-Bop, Ethnic Jazz, Bagpipes | Atlantic/Rhino | # RHM2 7725

At the heart of Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) are the four out-of-print LPs that multi-instrumentalist Rufus Harley (bagpipes/flute/sax) cut for the label during the mid- to late 1960s. Also featured are a previously unissued cover of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" as well as "Pipin' the Blues," a Harley/Stitt duet from Sonny Stitt's Deuces Wild (1967) platter. Although criminally dismissed by many as a novelty, Harley successfully integrated the seemingly limited B flat and F drone of the bagpipes into the realm of (concurrently) modern jazz. Harley's early life was a struggle with poverty, during which his alcoholic mother would often pawn his treasured C-melody sax for liquor money. Proving his sincerity to the music, Harley without fail would retrieve his instrument via odd jobs. However, his focus changed on November 25, 1963 as Harley – along with the rest of the free world – tuned in to the memorial of President John F. Kennedy. When Harley heard the pipers from the Black Watch of the Royal Highlanders Regiment during the funeral procession, the sound struck him as producing the same tonality that he had been unsuccessfully trying to coax out of his sax. It was then a matter of hooking up with Joel Dorn, a fellow Philly resident and local jazz disc jockey.
Tina Turner - The Collected Recordings: Sixties to Nineties (1994) 3CD Box Set

Tina Turner - The Collected Recordings: Sixties to Nineties (1994) 3CD Box Set
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Pop/Rock, R&B, Soul, Adult Contemporary | Capitol | # 7243 8 29724 2 6, CDEST 2240 | 03:15:19

The Collected Recordings – Sixties to Nineties is a digitally remastered three disc compilation album by Tina Turner. The 48 track compilation was released in the United States on 15 November 1994 by Capitol Records. The set collects recordings from Turner's - at the time - thirty year long career, starting with her 1960 debut single with Ike & Tina Turner, "A Fool In Love", and concluding with 1993's "I Don't Wanna Fight" from the soundtrack to the biographical movie What's Love Got to Do with It. Box includes 80 pages booklet.
Ned Rothenberg, Mark Feldman, Sylvie Courvoisier - In Cahoots (2016)

Ned Rothenberg, Mark Feldman, Sylvie Courvoisier - In Cahoots (2016)
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Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Clean Feed | Release Year: 2016

The album "In Cahoots" is an inventive, atmospheric, and exploratory trio session, featuring Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, shakuhachi), Mark Feldman (violin), and Sylvie Courvoisier (piano). Each track is full of tension and dynamic interplay. A standout track is "Epic Proportions," where Courvoisier's piano excursions reach out far into the unknown, building and then tearing down, pushing in one direction then pulling back. Rothenberg and Feldman each draw upon diverse influences - Japanese classical music and gypsy folk – that mix with Courvoisier's sound, coagulate and then quietly burst. The interplay is tight and full of surprising turns and twists. The title track, "In Cahoots," exemplifies this, a twelve plus minute improvisation that blurs the sounds of all three instruments into a very organic, and highly developed soundscape.

Steve Reich - The ECM Recordings (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 6, 2017
Steve Reich - The ECM Recordings (2016)

Steve Reich - The ECM Recordings
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, artwork | 134:54 min | 864 MB
Label: ECM New Series | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Steve Reich has been described by The Guardian as one of “a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history" and as “the greatest musical thinker of our time” by The New Yorker. Reich celebrates his 80th birthday on 3 October 2016, and 'The ECM Recordings' brings together the landmark albums 'Music for 18 Musicians', 'Octet/Music for a Large Ensemble/Violin Phase' and 'Tehillim' in a limited edition set to mark the occasion.