Author Archives: laima1

Peter Janson–Places in Time

Gracious, flowing solo guitar works, originals and covers. A mix of classical, jazz and world. Play! Advertisements

Vitezslava Kapralova–Complete Piano Music

Czech composer, pieces vary from intense to gently. Play!

Gregory Mertl–Afterglow of a Kiss

Each of these pieces for wind ensemble and primary instrument, moves through different emotions, intensities and rhythms. Play most!

Ken Walicki–Cyberistan

Electro-acoustic works for a variety of  instruments–mostly gentle, trk 5 aggressive. Play!

Bill Whitley-I Dream Awake

The composer describes his music as suspended sound objects–nice mix of instruments, flowing rhythms. Play!

Sweet Dreams

Excellent collection of contemporary works for piccolo w/ accompaniment (piano, alto flute, flute, xylophone). Play, play, play!

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Grand Valley State Univ. New Music Ensemble performs these avant-garde works ranging from ethereal to computer/ robotic and sci-fi sounds. Play most!

Martin Boykan–Rites of Passage (Chamber Music 1992-2012)

Abstract/ avant works, highly variable evoking a sense of unbalance, starkness. Play most!

Tomorrow’s Air–Contemporary Works for Orchestra & Large Ensemble

Very gracious works for orchestra, play or sample all!

Portraits–Works for Flute, Clarinet & Piano

McGill/McHale Trio performs works by Schoenfield, Coleman (with readings interspersed of Langston Hughes), Rachmaninoff and others. Play!

Elegia

A mix of pieces Romantic through contemporary for clarinet & piano, including pieces by Cage, Saint-Saens, Cope, Cavallini and more. Play!

American Sonatas

Lovely Modern (early 1900’s on) sonatas for violin & piano by Bolcolm, Ives and Corigliano. Play most!

Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy

2006 release of originals, covers all in strong vocals and nice mix of instrumental styles. Play!

Diunna Greenleaf–Trying to Hold On

Released in 2011, originals from a strong  vocalist and good mix of musical styles. Play!

The Lucky Losers–Winning Hand

Excellent female vocals–Lemon’s songs very good–mix of blues and Americana.

The Lucky Losers–In Any Town

San Francisco based duo performing mostly their own compositions of R & B, American with electric guitar  and blues. Play!

Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy Band

Strong vocals, excellent band and nice mix of traditionals and covers of classics.

Steve Gilbert–Hempstead Highway

Some good covers and mostly originals. Nice guitar! Play!

Rick Estrin & the nightcats

Blues harmonica, fun lyrics, roots rock and blues. Play!

Steve Rouse–Morphic Resonance

Varied abstract works interesting instrumental combinations. Play!

Monologos–Contemporary Mexican Concert Music for Solo Violoncello

Lovely collection of pieces for solo violoncello. Play most!

Carl Vollrath–Warrior Monks

Wind and Percussion ensemble works influenced by Asian arts, a mix of tender vs. strong pieces.

Sergei Bortkiewicz–Piano Works

Gracious pieces by an overlooked composer, inspired by Chopin and Liszt. Play!

Rob Keeley–RING!

Fun, gracious works for flatted clarinets, bass clarinet and/or saxophone. Play most!

Boyd Meets Girl

Old to new, transcriptions for cello + guitar of some lovely pieces, most Latin/Hispanic in rhythms. Play!