Monumental musical world created by HAVASI the Fastest Pianist Of The World. A new, multicultural genre that includes a complete symphony orchestra, a choir, japanese drums and 15 soloist from India to Armenia.
Contemporaries of the Beatles, along with other Liverpudlian rockers like Gerry & the Pacemakers and Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, the Remo Four were lost to the darkest corners of Merseybeat history, with only See for Miles' 1992 compilation The Best of Tommy Quickly, Johnny Sandon, Gregory Phillips & the Remo Four – a disc featuring singers the group backed, along with a handful of their tracks – being the only reissue to surface until Bear Family's 2010 Smile!, Peter Gunn…And More. Only one of the songs on that 1992 disc – a cover of “Peter Gunn” – is on this 2010 CD, which contains the entirety of their 1967 LP Smile!, released only in Germany, and singles surrounding the album.
With combined U.K. album sales of nearly three million copies, Georgian-born Katie Melua has quietly become one of the biggest-selling female artists of the decade. Without the media profile of Britney Spears, the powerhouse vocals of Anastacia, or the critical acclaim of Dido, her success has been based purely on old-fashioned songs that have managed to have appeal beyond the usual folk-pop market. Indeed, just like her biggest influence, Eva Cassidy, who appears here on a posthumous cover of "What a Wonderful World," Melua's soothing and jazz-tinged tones found an audience through repeated plays on Terry Wogan's BBC Radio 2 show.
The 2010 ECM album Purcor - Songs for Saxophone and Piano features tenor/soprano saxophonist Trygve Seim and pianist Andreas Utnem dueting on various original and traditional compositions. Although this is the first time the two musicians have recorded together, their partnership extends back to the mid-'90s when Utnem, working with Norway's Church City Mission foundation, invited Seim to perform with him at several church services. Choosing from a mix of liturgical compositions for mass and some original pieces, Utnem then played in his own classical- and jazz-based style while Seim improvised around him. The result, as heard on this album, is a kind of hybrid of classical, jazz, and folk styles fits nicely into the softly introspective, and cerebral ECM approach.
The Moving Dawn Orchestra is the project from Guy Andrews, a UK based producer known for the ambient electro-acoustic jazz act 'iambic'. The intention of The Moving Dawn Orchestra is to seamlessly blend electronics into the Contemporary Classical genre, creating minimalistic, electro-acoustic and organic orchestral soundscapes. The Moving Dawn Orchestra’s first EP entitled ‘Dials’ is a representation of four seasons of a year.
Among the many genres Beethoven used to build on his reputation upon his arrival in Vienna, the violin sonatas allowed him not only to demonstrate his own prowess on the keyboard, but also played to the increasing popularity of chamber works that might be attempted by sophisticated amateurs. Following Mozart's trend of liberating the violin from a mere secondary role, Beethoven continued to bring about the equality of both instruments in all of his duo sonatas. Performing these 10 sonatas is the splendid duo of violinist Renaud Capuçon and pianist Frank Braley. The recordings take place in la Chaux de Fonds concert hall in Switzerland, a venue that offers listeners an exceptionally wonderful, intimate sound quality even on a CD.
"Club Noir" is a very successful and balanced Lounge CD giving you the desire for more. Whether a little cozy party or Sunday breakfast quickly the listener is caught in the Paris flair.
Live in the Salt Mine is a must for all the fans of Indra and to those who want to discover the man and his music. The CD offers 3 catchy tracks and a long dreamy music piece. A concert that was difficult to capture because of the imponderables link to an underground filming, from where a shorter version of the concert on DVD than the CD which gains 25 minutes missing on the DVD performance. Anyway, it remains a good audio-visual document and a very good CD where the music of the Romanian magician cannot let anybody indifferent.
Canvas Solaris was a band active from 1999 to 2011 that played a complex, experimental and technically sophisticated style of instrumental metal. The early line-up, namely Nathan Sapp (guitars, vocals), Jimmy McCall (bass guitar), Brad Jeffcoat (vocals) and Hunter Ginn (drums), recorded two demos and played several shows in South-Carolina. Jeffcoat and McCall left the band in 2002 and the group added Ben Simpkins (guitar, bass guitar, keyboards) to the line-up and began writing much more experimental instrumental technical, jazz-inspired progressive music. In June 2003 they released their first EP, "Spatial/Design". The group scaled back from live appearances and one year later arrived their first full-length album "Sublimation"…