Glaces et desserts glacés est né de la rencontre de deux immenses talents, deux générations, deux hommes passionnés, Pierre Paillon, Meilleur Ouvrier de France Glacier 1952, et Christophe Felder, pâtissier célèbre, auteur à succès des Gratins, des Clafoutis, du Chocolat et des Gâteaux. Ensemble, ils ont mis à profit leur savoir-faire et ont concocté 80 recettes de glaces, sorbets, parfaits, mousses et coupes glacées, des plus classiques aux plus créatives. Tours de main, astuces, idées de présentation sont dévoilés afin d'offrir toute l'année un moment magique et rafraîchissant.
Bien qu'aride, la formule du duo saxophone et batterie n'est pas si rare, on se souvient d'Archie Shepp avec Max Roach, des duos John Coltrane et Rashied Ali ou Dewey Redman et Ed Blackwell. Les deux français la pratique depuis quatre ans déjà avant de décider d'entrer en studio. Bien leur en a prit, ce duo est une réussite. Daniel Erdmann et Christophe Marguet proposent ici une suite de "dialogues" marqués par l’urgence et la tension, mais ils replacent l’engagement physique qui les a tant influencés dans un contexte qui leur est propre, usant d’un vocabulaire et de modes de jeux plus proches du jazz européen contemporain que des recherches débridées qui constituaient une frange restreinte de la Great Black Music écrit Citizen Jazz à leur encontre.
A short-lived band with a noticeable King Crimson influence, Coto En Pel were comprised of a quartet of skilled Spanish musicians who produced the lone album "Holocaust". The band's music is characterized by long, languid instrumental works with understated Catalan vocals and mild crescendos. The music is characterized by heavy use of keyboards, particularly mellotron, and lazy guitar arpeggios spread across lengthy tracks.
This version of The Queen of Spades was originally recorded in 1974 and made available as a special import; it was then generally released by Philips in 1988. Reviewing it at the time, AB gave a level account of its strengths, but had little difficulty in preferring the Tchakarov set when it was issued in 1990. Deleted by Philips, the Ermler performance has now been restored to the Melodiya catalogue. I cannot see anyone dissenting from AB's view: certainly I do not, except perhaps to regard him as being over-generous in his account of Atlantov's Herman in calling it ''loud and unsubtle''. Stronger words would also be appropriate, especially when Atlantov is compared with the sensitive Wieslaw Ochman on the Tchakarov set. Valentina Levko is a good Countess in what is a well-established Russian tradition of responses to the role: AB thought the old lady's reminiscences not so pointedly delivered as by some other singers, and I would add that she would certainly have acquired a better French accent during her long sojourn as the Venus of Paris.
L.P. is the third album by the American pop rock duo The Rembrandts. It was released on East West Records on May 23, 1995. It is the duo's highest-charting album to date, reaching No. 23 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and has been certified platinum. The fifteenth track (which was a "hidden track" on the original album release) is "I'll Be There for You", which was used as the theme song for the popular sitcom Friends.
It is now some 12 years since William Christie made an excellent disc of Pancrace Royer's only published collection of harpsichord pieces (1746); and it was reissued recently on CD. Royer was a more prominent figure in French musical life than the comparative unfamiliarity of his name nowadays would suggest. He was an imaginative director of the Concert Spirituel, leader for several years of the Opéra orchestra, and a successful composer for the stage, as well. His ballet-héroIque, Zalde (1739) was especially popular and was still being performed in the 1760s. La Chasse do Zaide is the composer's own harpsichord arrangement of a "symphonie" in the opera and, in this new recital, Christophe Rousset appends it to the pieces of the 1746 publication. That, too, incidently contains a number of transcriptions by the composer of pieces from earlier stage works.