In this episode, we discuss six recent classical and jazz releases including soprano vocals, classical trumpet and piano works, the new Pat Metheny recording, and some awesome trombone and funky organ.

 

Episode 7 Deezer Playlist

 

“Clair-Obscur: Strauss - Berg – Zemlinsky” (Alpha)

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, Jean-François Verdier

https://open.spotify.com/album/2zUCHjsqEEaxCPXccA3Oil

https://music.apple.com/us/album/clair-obscur/1551672558

 

“György Ligeti: The 18 Études” (Hyperion)

Danny Driver (piano)

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68286

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8863097--ligeti-the-18-etudes

 

“The Art of the Modern Trumpet Vol. 2” (Naxos)

Huw Morgan (trumpet), Rebecca Wilt (piano)

https://open.spotify.com/album/5j8oRMjNYZNjNLc8Ta9UVf

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-art-of-the-modern-trumpet-vol-2/1551731866

 

“Road To the Sun(BMG)

Pat Metheny, Jason Vieaux, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

https://open.spotify.com/album/3kz1OhGNHI9oWNtP79UAZu

https://music.apple.com/us/album/road-to-the-sun/1542183643

 

“Give It All You Got (Posi-Tone Records)

Michael Dease

https://open.spotify.com/album/04EmPprPjfaeleHecmo21h

https://music.apple.com/us/album/give-it-all-you-got/1549778971

 

“I Told You So (Colemine Records)

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

https://open.spotify.com/album/4z1iO0enp7c919GrpOnttF

https://music.apple.com/us/album/i-told-you-so/1537206995

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-2Xs6szNFM

 

 

In this episode, we discuss six recent releases including Italian Baroque, classical and jazz female vocals, French brothers and duets, and some interesting album cover art.

 

Episode 6 Deezer Playlist

 

"Settecento" (Signum Classics)

La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler (director/violin)

Tabea Debus (recorders)

https://open.spotify.com/album/5p5I0dWZUQ9PcdybfQLRP6

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/settecento/1545224932

 

"French Duets" (Hyperion)

Paul Lewis, Steven Osbourne

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68329

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8863099--french-duets

 

"And Love Said…" (Alpha)

Jodie Devos (soprano), Nicolas Krüger (piano)

https://open.spotify.com/album/0i7U9K1Qf3jSpfdD4vry2m

https://music.apple.com/us/album/and-love-said/1549525103

 

"Tone Poem" (Blue Note)

Charles Lloyd and the Marvels

https://open.spotify.com/album/6Qo5COqwUoBomPPQsGx568

https://music.apple.com/us/album/tone-poem/1550230419

 

"Come What May" (Club44 Records)

Jane Monheit 

https://open.spotify.com/album/1PfdkCao8Kpvpwn977xklZ

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/come-what-may/1555770116

 

"Brotherhood" (Jazz and People)

Belmondo Quintet

https://open.spotify.com/album/4P1gs1NNheK0KeujsETd4F

https://music.apple.com/us/album/brotherhood-feat-eric-legnini-sylvain-romano-tony-rabeson/1556243031

 

In this episode, we review the 2021 GRAMMY Award winners in the jazz and classical categories and discuss six recent classical and jazz releases.

 

2021 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominees List

 

Episode 5 Deezer Playlist

 

"J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier,  Book 2 (Excerpts)" (Warner Classics)

Piotr Anderszewski

https://open.spotify.com/album/4GkkbD7DaqH8wPqN0WF8n0

https://music.apple.com/us/album/bach-well-tempered-clavier-book-2-excerpts/1538873580

 

"Schnittke: Works for Violin and Piano" (Deutsche Grammophon)

Daniel Hope, Alexey Botvinov

https://open.spotify.com/album/1klnYsHRngJoVvYxABMuBl

https://music.apple.com/us/album/schnittke-works-for-violin-and-piano/1542233773

 

"Paris: Chausson, Prokofiev, Rautavaara" (Deutsche Grammophon)
Hilary Hahn, Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique 
"Trio" (Le Coq Records)
John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Cunliffe

 

In this episode, we discuss the 2021 GRAMMY Awards nominations for the eight classical categories.

 

2021 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominees List

 

Episode 4 Deezer Playlist

 

"Destination Rachmaninov - Arrival" (Deutsche Grammophon)

Daniil Trifonov; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)

https://open.spotify.com/album/1CjlWmQhGgkAKFiikkzEqL

https://music.apple.com/us/album/destination-rachmaninov-arrival/1471110293

 

"Rouse: Symphony No. 5" (Naxos American)

Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

https://open.spotify.com/album/7If1lZT7b3ydVRxl0dbOeY

https://music.apple.com/us/album/1520661821?aId=KHRW062020&lId=21961798

 

"Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra" (Albany)

Richard O'Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

https://open.spotify.com/album/3FCfJD7Vkk1rBVVk7HTgYs

https://music.apple.com/us/album/theofanidis-concerto-for-violin-orchestra-concerto/1525400428

 

"Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas" (Chandos)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

https://open.spotify.com/album/66X2J8jELWMVIq9zIBcIrZ

https://music.apple.com/us/album/beethoven-complete-piano-sonatas/1302178201

 

 

 

 

 

In this episode, we discuss the 2021 GRAMMY Awards nominations for the five jazz categories and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, and mention some other 2020 releases deserving recognition.

 

2021 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominees List

 

Episode 3 Deezer Playlist

 

“Data Lords” (ArtistShare)

Maria Schneider Orchestra

http://www.artistshare.com/Projects/Experience/1/510

 

“Rebirth” (Savant)

Ray Mantilla

https://open.spotify.com/album/5M0nR871JA8z3cQyCJKa4u

https://music.apple.com/us/album/rebirth/1512032551

 

“El Duelo” (Sunnyside)

Diego Urcola Quartet, Paquito D’Rivera

https://open.spotify.com/album/7nkdJMBp42H0zvL3lIGrwT

https://music.apple.com/us/album/el-duelo-feat-paquito-drivera/1528074807

 

“Bird at 100” (Smoke Sessions Records)

Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz

https://open.spotify.com/album/2jHGLHbKI7G2CwvlikmTAz

https://music.apple.com/us/album/bird-at-100/1482302638

 

“Shuffle and Deal” (Smoke Sessions Records)

Eddie Henderson

https://open.spotify.com/album/7jH6xoaUghuBkSOPh6Ksyp

https://music.apple.com/us/album/shuffle-and-deal/1516034023

 

“Resonate” (Round Hill)

Lettuce

https://open.spotify.com/album/32wdlbMm4TWfi75n9qW1rs

https://music.apple.com/us/album/resonate/1497008513

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