“Classical” Jazz as composed and popularized by Gershwin, especially, and Horovitz, Schulhoff, Bernstein and others, for clarinet and piano. PLay!
Modern, two-piano works. Title track is multiple jazzy movements. Play!
Modern works for violin with or without gamelan. “Double Music” composed with John Cage. Play!
Fun pieces for marimba with wind band, flute or horns. Play!
Really interesting, new, abstract, harp duets by Muhly, Akiho and DeSena amongst others. Play!
Gentle, impressionistic works for flute, some with piano by French composers. Play!
Lovely, contemporary chamber pieces with Asian rhythms. Play!
Prism Quartet (saxophone) with percussion performing all contemporary pieces. Play!
Beautiful, contemporary works for piano and violin from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Play!
Highly lyrical, beautiful pieces with piano, pipa, erhu and/or voice. Play!
Interesting mix of modern sonatas, lyrical to strong. Play most!
Varying pieces from electric to lyrical, with percussion and electric guitar.
Very modern, abstract flute-based pieces, variable in lyricism
Varying from piece to piece, avant to classical (Five Pieces) Play!
Contemporary gamelan, breaking the traditional rules. Play!
The classical crossover cello duo famous for transcribing rock works for cellos has released this album of movie music with the London Symphony Orchestra. Good if you are a fan of popular movie music.
Lovely, modern and abstract, yet lyrical works for harp and various accompaniment. Play!
Animated and mostly very short works for various instruments (vibraphone, piano, flute, violin, horns) varying rhythmically. Play!
Jean Cras was a career Naval officer in the French service (ending as a rear admiral). A polymath, he found time to compose. These are lyrical, interesting works.
Decidedly abstract works for sax, but accessible, Scelsi’s quiet.
A collection of modern, abstract solo cello works, including Henze, Stockhausen, Britten and Sciarrino, amongst others. Play!
Canadian Guitar Quartet performs a collection of mostly modern, abstract pieces with one transcription of Vivaldi. Play!
Vicky Chow performs works by Andy Akiho and Daniel Wohl amongst others, ranging from quiet abstract to staccato. Play!
With diverse instruments (bells, bike horns, digital insects and more) these are ambient, somewhat droning and eerie works, interesting!
This is a gorgeous album by Towner, known for his elegant guitar work especially in the jazz world. Here, he seems more classical, perhaps because he’s using either classical or 12-string guitar. Play, play, play!