A lost chapter of genius from vibes player Billy Wooten – and a great one too! The set's a rare outing with Hammond giant Groove Holmes – laid out nicely here in a quartet setting that offers up plenty of Billy's great vibes mixed with the organ – in a mode that's very different than anything else Wooten ever recorded, and which really takes us back to the best soul jazz years of 60s Prestige Records! The group also features great tenor from Jimmy Coe – a player we don't really know at all – and drums from Jozell Carter, who works nicely with the rhythms from Holmes' work on the Hammond. Titles include "Blue Bossa", "Bags", "Groove's Blues", "It's A Groove Thing", and "I Remember April."
Sharon Bezaly here performs with the eminent Australian Chamber Orchestra and Richard Tognetti in a programme which takes its name from the Australian composer Carl Vine’s work for flute and orchestra. Pitangus Sulphuratus from the Venzuelan composer Adina Izarra’s concerto – composed in 1987, but with a new cadenza written especially for Bezaly – depicts a yellow and brown bird found in the Caracas valley. Its call appears throughout the piece.
Dispelling hundreds of years of myths and conjectures, it wasn't until 1996 that DNA testing determined that the world-renown Cabernet Sauvignon wine was the offspring of a natural cross-pollination between the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grape vine dating back to the 17th century. Naturally, wine aficionados would agree that cross-pollination is a good thing.
Paul Hillier, best known for his recordings of early music, brings that sense of urgency and simple piety to the delicate religious music of Arvo Part. This is music which combines gentleness with real force, and the intelligent singing, and capacity to make moments of silence tell as much as grand effects, is entirely admirable.