The Hollywood String Quartet (HSQ) was an American string quartet founded by violinist/conductor Felix Slatkin and his wife cellist Eleanor Aller. The Hollywood String Quartet is considered to be the first American-born and trained classical music chamber group to make an international impact, mainly through its landmark recordings. These recordings have long been regarded as among the most outstanding recorded performances of the string quartet repertoire.
Who is this Pete Wolf? Is he a newcomer or do you already know from somewhere? This voice has been heard before, but where? After some pondering and a closer look at the artist, it turns out that behind Pete Wolf hides a well-known percussionist. So he is back - but quite different from what he is known. He shows a new facet, dares something completely new. And he is happy, as the title of his album "Happy Man" betrays. Pete Wolf, as he calls himself, sings in English and makes modern pop / rock / blues music with a light country touch, which is immediately in the ear. A full-blooded musician dominates different genres and can not be put in a drawer, as the singer now impressively proves.
Visions of a Life is the upcoming second studio album by English alternative rock band Wolf Alice, scheduled for release on 29 September 2017 through Dirty Hit.
Nina Simone's live performances have a power and an intimacy all their own, and those qualities stand out in this 1987 recording from Vine Street. It's a stunning form of cabaret singing, dramatic without melodrama, and with roots that reach to Billie Holiday's surprising success with "Strange Fruit." Simone can add profundity to a usually carefree song like "My Baby Just Cares for Me," and the range of the performance broadens with the startling "Be My Husband," a simple pattern reduced to the naked force of a field holler, and the stark hymn "Balm in Gilead." Carefully chosen songs from Randy Newman, Bob Dylan, and Janis Ian achieve new dimensions in Simone's treatments…