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RIJA's New Album "Silent Heart" Is Beautifully Mysterious

The wintry spell cast by RIJA’s Silent Heart is nearly impossible to shake off; the ethereal beauty conjured by vocalist Aija-Riitta Holopainen and composer/arranger/guitarist Harald Peterstorfer in track after track dazzles the senses in epic fashion, creating a need for repeated spins that borders on addiction. Each listen reveals another layer of sonic gorgeousness as Holopainen’s ...

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Cirque Du Soleil Prepares To Release Jazz/Swing Influenced Soundtrack To Their New Show "Kurios-Cabinet Of Curiosities"

Cirque du Soleil has just announced a December 9, 2014 release date for “KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities," the soundtrack to their latest Big Top show, which represents a thrilling new sound for the company. In line with the show's theme of time travel, the music of “KURIOS-Cabinet Of Curiosities" (composed by Raphael Beau with Bob & Bill) ...

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Henry Mancini's Film Soundtracks

Henry Mancini's Film Soundtracks

I love Henry Mancini's film scores. I could listen to them all day, and I often do when writing. There's something about his music that makes you feel cool when the orchestra swings and reflective when the strings sigh. But there's more for me. I saw my first film in 1963—It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad ...

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Riverside Records To Release Vinyl Box Set Of Bill Evans' "The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961"

Collectible package, out November 11, includes limited-edition lithograph, carefully crafted production replicas, plus new and original liner notes Release is the crown jewel in a year-long vinyl and box-set rollout celebrating the legendary jazz pianist LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Concord Music Group is proud to announce the forthcoming vinyl reissue of Bill Evans’ The Complete Village ...

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Cellist Akua Dixon To Release Her Second CD As A Leader, "Akua Dixon," January 13, 2015

Jazz string pioneer Akua Dixon entered a new creative phase with the sleek 2011 quartet session Moving On, her first album under her own name. Her new album, Akua Dixon, is a dazzling string conclave that surveys the cellist/composer/arranger’s expansive stylistic reach. Dixon’s label, Akua’s Music, will release the disc on January 13, 2015. The project ...

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Michel Lambert Releases "Journal Des Episodes 2"

Michel Lambert Releases "Journal Des Episodes 2"

MONTREAL, QC — On November 18, 2014, Jazz from Rant will release the latest recording by jazz composer, drummer and artist Michel Lambert, entitled Journal des Episodes II. The epic musical journey continues with 97 new episodes! Journal des Épisodes is a series of compositions from a year long daily musical diary created by Michel Lambert, ...

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CD Reviews of the Month

It's growing increasingly difficult on my end to balance the growing wave of CDs pouring in from so many talented artists and everything I have to get done for the Wall Street Journal. I think the best way to keep up with the flow and give all the albums and artists I love best their due ...

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Joey DeFrancesco Releases 2-CD Christmas album "Home for the Holidays"

Joey DeFrancesco Releases 2-CD Christmas album "Home for the Holidays"

The Hammond organ may just be the musical instrument best suited to Christmas and holiday themed music. It produces a gloriously warm, rich and full-bodied sound, the aural equivalent of a hug from Santa Claus. Place that instrument in the hands of a genuine virtuoso along with a carefully chosen selection of favorite holiday songs and ...


 

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