Monthly Archives: December 2016
A lovely collection of works for vibraphone or marimba, with many pieces by the performer, Juan Alamo. Play!
Horacio Gutierrez performs the lovely preludes of Chopin and Schumann’s Fantasie. Play!
A nice mix of contemporary works for clarinet and flute. Derek Bermel’s pieces particularly sweet!
Very abstract, intense works for strings or piano, other pieces with soprano voice.
Modern, French sax quartets by Pierne, Francaix, Desenclos and others. Play!
Mostly intense, rhythmically varying works for piano trio. Play most!
A very interesting mix of varying contemporary orchestral works. Play!
“A collection of curiosities for airplay–1977-2002”. Guitarist Kaiser and his many collaborators here perform something for everyone–rock, avant rock, jazz, avant jazz, blues, folky, with humor. Play!
Chopinesque, contemporary Romantic works for piano by the composer/pianist of VPR’s Piano Puzzlers fame. Play!
An 8-piece band from Boise Idaho but including members from Congo, Nigeria, & Suriname, plus guest musicians. The music is more western than African, except for the percussion, but the musicianship is fine and there’s some nice funk in there! FCC violation on CD1 track #2.
Great Cuban rumba, salsa, & ballads, with distinctive additions of clarinet, accordion, & Gypsy brass & violin. Effort led by a Romanian Gypsy Damian Draghici & 14 other Eastern European musicians, who flew to Cuba to jam with locals and explore synergies. Should appeal to fans of both genres.
Title says it all. Some decent tracks here. I think I’ve heard some of the other tracks while shopping at the mall.
A popular neo-romantic composer during the first half of the 2oth century, but perhaps a bit dated now…
Works from 2000-2008 from newly found electronic files, from a well-recognized composer.
Electronic re-workings by known DJs of classical pieces, mostly well-known works. Some work better than others.
Modern works for clarinet or transcriptions. Quite a variety. Play!
Intense, contemporary symphony–trk 2 for less intensity. Play!
Performs works by Beethoven, Chopin and Enescu–Enescu’s particularly nice!
Gracious, impressionistic piano pieces. Play!
Very abstract works by a Chinese contemporary composer–with Asian/folk elements. Play!
A collection of works performed by Dunkel, including one of his works. Very nice mix of modern works. Play most!
Avant chamber pieces for solo, duo and trio instruments. Play most!
Very abstract electro-acoustic pieces, droning, knocks, voice–sample.
Modern, lively works!
Jazz- inflected, modern works for piano and orchestra, with staccato and variable rhythms. Play!