This year's most remarkable Monterey Jazz Festival newcomer - Miles Mosley, set for Le Poisson Rouge / ZEALnyc

Diversity thematically informed the Monterey Jazz Festival last month with the brilliantly designed programming. Main stage acts honored the jazz masters Diz, Monk, Sonny, Ella. These pleasing sets were played by bona fides who had festival history. Upcoming artists were also invited, including the electronica-spiced GoGo Penguin, rising-star vocalist Kandace Springs and percussionist extraordinaire Pedrito Martinez. But the most remarkable newcomer outing was string-sawing bassist Miles Mosley, who on opening night electrified Dizzy's Den with his r&b, funk, jazz and wild-outside rock. It was an iota of jazz driven into the beyond-jazz territory-stretching the boundaries of the idiom's evolution. Mosley also blazingly headlined the Detroit International Jazz Festival earlier in the month. Close to the end of his set at Monterey, he asked the crowd, "Can you guys tell me if there's any Jimi Hendrix in my music?" The crowd roared, and in remembrance of the six-string renegade who headlined the Monterey International Pop Festival fifty years earlier, Mosley ripped into "If 6 Were 9." The house roared and treated Mosley and co. to a standing ovation. Expect the same on Friday 10/20 at Le Poisson Rouge. READ THE FULL ZEALnyc REVIEW   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
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Bill Charlap Trio - Uptown Downtown is KCCK: Featured CD for October

The KCCK: Cedar Rapids IA , Featured CD for October is "Uptown Downtown" from the Bill Charlap Trio. The disc marks a milestone for the Grammy-winning pianist and his longtime trio mates bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington. They've been a New York City staple since 1997, and their chemistry is on full display as they celebrate their 20th anniversary with a collection of essential melodies from composers such as Gerry Mulligan, Richard Rodgers, Jim Hall and Duke Ellington. "Uptown Downtown" is on Impulse! Records.     p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Michel Camilo set to release - LIVE IN LONDON, on his own label imprint / BroadwayWorld

GRAMMY®, EMMY® and three-time Latin GRAMMY® Award winner Michel Camilo will release LIVE IN LONDON, a special "live" solo piano album, set for November 16, 2017 through his own record label imprint, Redondo Music. Produced by Camilo and recorded live at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre in June 2015 (at a concert presented by Completely Concerts), LIVE IN LONDON is a seven-track offering that spotlights Camilo's original compositions such as an extended exploration of his signature song "From Within," a gorgeous rendition of "Sandra's Serenade," and the fiery montuno-based "Island Beat," as well as several jazz classics including "The Frim Fram Sauce," "Manteca," and a medley of quintessential standards "I Got Rhythm," "Caravan," and "Sing Sing Sing." p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} "It is a dream come true to share my first Live solo piano album," reflects Camilo. "This recording captures a truly special evening that I will always cherish. I felt my inner child vibrating at a high level and in complete harmony with the fresh flow of new ideas and emotions, as I deeply enjoyed the process of discovering and exploring the many dynamic colors and nuances of a perfect acoustic setting and sharing them with a truly fantastic listening audience!" READ THE FULL BroadwayWorld ARTICLE
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Trifonov, Florez, Dubeau, Richter & Zimerman make this week's CLASSICfM chart

Einaudi's Islands is back at no. 1, having featured in the top ten of the Classic FM Chart for all of 2017 - a whole 40 weeks. However, there are eight new entries chasing Einaudi's tail…No. 2 is our first new entry this week, Martin Phipps and Ruth Barett's soundtrack for television series Victoria. Symphonic Adiemus by Karl Jenkins, last week's no. 1, is at no. 3 this week, with a re-entry from Red Priest at no. 4. Alistair McGowan's The Piano Album is at no. 5, down three places, with two further new entries in the top 10 - Chopin Evocations played by Daniil Trifonov at no. 7 and Simon Rattle conducting the London Symphony Orchestra playing Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande at no. 10. Just outside the top 10 is The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, down eight places to no. 11. There are also three further new entries in the middle of the chart - Juan Diego Florez playing Mozart at no. 14, Last Leaf at no. 16 and works by James McCarthy and Will Todd at no. 18.  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} The lower third of the chart features another two new entries - the first at no. 21 by Angele Dubeau playing the music of Max Richter and Sinfonia Antartica playing Vaughan Williams at no. 28. This week's biggest faller is Max Richter's Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works, down 20 places from no. 9 to no. 29, and the second re-entry this week is Schubert's Piano Sonatas by Krystian Zimerman at no. 30.
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Gustavo Santaolalla on the highly anticipated PS4:The Last of Us 2 / Sunday Express

Composer Gustavo Santaolalla is currently working on the highly anticipated PS4 game The Last of Us 2. Santaolalla, who composed the score for the first The Last of Us, was asked about when the sequel could come out during an interview in Argentina. RobinGaming reports that Santaolalla said "it'll be done in 2019" before laughing and added: "No I don't know exactly when it will come out, but a project like this usually takes at last two years to make. I've been working on it now for about a year, and after my last concert at the 28th of October, I will be travelling to LA to keep working on the game." SEE THE FULL Sunday Express PAGE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Sultans of String release Christmas Caravan / FYI Music News

Highly-regarded Toronto world music group Sultans of String release their Christmas Caravan album today (Oct. 13). Multiple Juno nominees, SoS have upped the ante on this one, recruiting such special guests as Rebecca Campbell (Jane Siberry), Nikki Yanofsky, Alex Cuba, Richard Bona, Chieftains leader Paddy Moloney, a Turkish string collective, and more. The group will support the album with Canadian dates that include a Dec. 2 hometown show at Isabel Bader Theatre. Here's a taste of the new record. SEE THE FULL FYI Music News PAGE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Darol Anger and Mike Marshall play Bay Street Theater / Shelter Island Reporter

Shelter Island's Lisa Shaw and Tom Hashagen of Tom and Lisa Music will present Grammy Award nominated legends of contemporary strings Mike Marshall and Darol Anger in concert on Friday, October 13 at 8 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The musicians are and founding members of the David Grisman Quintet.  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} Mr. Marshall has been at the forefront of new acoustic music for over 40 years, and was a founding member of many groups including the The Modern Mandolin Quartet, Montreux Band, Psychograss, Choro Famoso and The Anger Marshall Band. He is a living compendium of musical styles and has the ability to seamlessly blend his American roots background with a deep understanding of European classical music, Brazilian choro and other world music.    PHOTO MARIA CAMILLO  READ THE FULL Shelter Island Reporter REVIEW
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Ax,Ma,Kavakos - Brahms is Interlochen PR: Featured New Release

A new album from Sony Classical presents all three piano trios of Johannes Brahms. Pianist Emanuel Ax and cellist Yo-Yo Ma have already won multiple Grammy Awards for their previous Brahms recordings. Here they join violinist Leonidas Kavakos in their first recorded collaboration as a trio. Johannes Brahms composed his first piano trio in 1854, when he was just twenty years old. He heavily revised the piece near the end of his life, but most performers prefer the first version to its revision. Ma, Ax and Kavakos first performed all three Brahms Trios together at the Tanglewood Festival in 2015. In 2018, they will tour the US with the same program. The album includes thoughtful liner notes written by Emanuel Ax. Ax, Ma, Kavakos - Brahms is Interlochen: Featured New Release for Week of Oct. 15, 2017 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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89.9WUCFjazz&moreOrlando fund drive offering, Diana Krall - Phillips Center tix

This one's for all the jazz lovers: WUCF-FM 89.9 Jazz & More starts its fall on-air fund drive Sunday with a goal of raising $40,000. The drive will conclude Saturday, Oct. 21, the 100th birthday of Dizzy Gillespie, the legendary jazz trumpeter who died in 1993. The drive will follow the "more music less talk" concept that WUCF started last year and one that was a great success for the station, said Kayonne Riley, director of the station at the University of Central Florida. The station will also offer tickets to see Diana Krall in her Feb. 3 concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. DONATE TO WUCF HERE         READ FULL Orlando Sentinel ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Joep Beving's simplicity is deep at Melbourne Recital Centre / Sydney Morning Herald

It's not often an upright piano makes it to the big time, sitting centre-stage for a solo piano recital. But Joep Beving plays the kind of music that a grand piano wouldn't understand – music so quietly unassuming that it requires a humble instrument to bring it to life. An instrument that doesn't mind having its front panel removed to expose its inner workings, or having extra felt layers added to soften its sound. At the Recital Centre on Saturday, the sight of the towering Dutchman with his knees touching the small keyboard enhanced the feeling that we had entered a slightly otherworldly domain. And Beving's music has a similar effect. On the surface, his compositions seem so simple as to be almost childlike: delicate melodies picked out over gently lilting harmonies and rhythms (often in 3/4 time). Yet like the best fairytales, they can bypass the conscious mind and tap into something deep and universal. READ THE FULL Sydney Morning Herald REVIEW p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} span.s1 {font: 10.0px 'PingFang SC'}
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Ray Chen's Bruch VC No. 1 with PSO is impeccable / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ray Chen headlined Friday's Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert with the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor alongside Polish guest conductor Krzysztof Urbanski, who also led the orchestra in Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. Mr. Chen's technique was impeccable. He luxuriated through the opening arpeggios and excelled through Bruch's fervent opening movement. His second movement began with a bit of tightness. Phrases could have used more space to breathe, and the intense vibrato distracted slightly from the beautiful simplicity of the music. As the movement progressed, Mr. Chen seemed to relax into the music. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} His finale was brilliant, however, despite a few moments of disconnect with the orchestra. The soloist's delivery of the final movement's opening theme and its subsequent iterations soared over the orchestra. READ THE FULL Pittsburgh Post-Gazette REVIEW
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Betty Buckley brings 'story songs' to Joe's Pub / BroadwayWorld

Betty Buckley's STORY SONGS #2, the artist's new show at Joe's Pub running through Sunday night, was initially supposed to have another, darker title. She won't divulge the original choice, but one can certainly imagine. A lot has happened since her original STORY SONGS of last September, starting with the obvious in an election gone wrong fewer than two months later, and currently resting on an exhausting, disheartening Hollywood sexual assault and harassment scandal. Making a sequel to the original, which, as a mixtape of numbers rich to the core with vibrant tales, was one of 2016's best solo shows, it feels like a momentary return to some form of normalcy, musical comfort food in its purest form. So, STORY SONGS #2, it is. And with a sequel comes a significantly more directional show and a reflective Buckley, full of righteous anger. A "rock 'n' roll chick at heart" and a former groupie, the importance of a narrative and of a great band are immediate. Buckley will continue STORY SONGS #2 at Joe's Pub through Sunday, October 15. READ THE FULL BroadwayWorld ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Top 10 Albums for October

Yusuf, Cat Stevens :

The Laughing Apple

Yusuf / Cat Stevens, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time, released his highly anticipated new album, The Laughing Apple, on September 15 under his Cat-O-Log Records logo exclusively through Decca Records, the same label that launched his career 50 years ago. The Laughing Apple follows the common ‘60s template of combining newly-written songs with a number of covers – except that all the covers are from Yusuf's 1967 catalogue. The Laughing Apple celebrates some of his earliest material, presenting the songs as he has always wished they had been recorded. "There are some I always wanted to hear differently," he explains. "Many of my earlier recordings were overcooked with big band arrangements. They crowded the song out a lot of times." 34 NEW  88 TOTAL SYND: UnderCurrents, Folk Alley, Radio DeLuxe Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, St. Louis, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Albuquerque, Orlando, Boulder, Berkeley CA, Madison WI, Long Island NY, OR(Statewide), VT(Statewide), Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Wales Online: RollingStone, AccuRadio, CBFwebRADIO, Music To Heal the Heart,, Phase Global Radio, Jazz From Gallery 41, Consequence Of Sound, Jazz Weekly, Green Arrow Radio, ZephyrPlanetRadio
Banda Magda :


"An artist who fires on all artistic cylinders" – NPR "fresh and retro-hip cool" – KCRW The lightbulb went on. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and firecracker performer Magda Giannikou suddenly understood: The world needed more light, and she was determined to bring it. That spark of insight, nurtured by a diverse, close-knit band, grew into the rainbow-bold meditations on courage, confidence, and resisting fear on Tigre, the band's third, wildly cinematic album. Released, September 15, 2017 on Verve Label Group), the album is a rallying cry to speak up and stand out, as the album presents Giannikou's most coherent and brightly orchestrated work to date. 17 TOTAL SYND: NPR Markets include: Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Santa Cruz CA, Grand Rapids MI, Bozeman MT, Gettysburg, Springfield PA, Richmond VA, Olympia, Spokane WA, Canada Online: Global Roots and Culture,, Taintradio, world beat canada all tour press by    rockpaperscissors
Dee Dee Bridgewater :

Memphis. Yes, I'm Ready

Inspired by Bridgewater's Return to Her Birth City of Memphis and the Exploration of Her Musical Roots and Influences Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently.  The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater's stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell's historic Royal Studios.  Dee Dee's father, a trumpet player affectionately known as "Matt the Platter Cat" was a DJ at WDIA, the top Memphis radio station, and even when the family moved to neighboring Flint, Michigan, the young Dee Dee continued to listen to the great sounds of the Memphis music scene by tuning-in late night from across state lines.  And oh what a music scene it was! 19 NEW  109 TOTAL SYND: NPR/Jazz Night In America, PRI/Jazz After Hours, CBC Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, Portland, New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Memphis, Madison WI, Tampa, Berkeley CA, Sacramento, San Antonio, Knoxville, Hartford CT, Omaha NE, Reno NV, IA(Statewide), MS(Statewide), Vancouver Online:, MOJA , Sun Music, The Eclectic Chair, Jazz From Gallery 41, Green Arrow Radio, Radio Free Amsterdam, Radio Valencia p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
Daniil Trifonov :

Chopin Evocations

Pianist Daniil Trifonov's latest Deutsche Grammophon album captures the magic of Chopin's music and traces its influence through the works of five other composers. Chopin Evocations is set for release on October 6, and Trifonov will perform in the United States throughout October and November. On this double-disc set, Trifonov performs Chopin's two piano concertos and a selection of some of his earliest and latest solo works as well as tributes to Chopin by Grieg, Mompou, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Barber. This recording features world premiere recordings of new orchestrations of the Piano Concertos by Trifonov's fellow pianist-composer Mikhail Pletnev, who conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in these renditions.
Bill Charlap Trio :

Uptown, Downtown

"unforced erudition, untroubled locomotion, sparkling wit, generous soul."      - WBGO "one of the best piano trios ever"        - The Guardian "Charlap's piano technique is singular and stunning"      - JazzTimes "Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence."      - Time Magazine Grammy Award winning pianist Bill Charlap and his longtime trio partners bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington get back to the highest standards with an album of quintessential compositions. Uptown Downtown on Impulse!/Verve. 18 NEW  164 TOTAL SYND: PRI/Jazz After Hours - Jazz Happening Now, Voice of America, Jazz Variations, Radio DeLuxe, All Jazz Radio Direct: MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, New Orleans, San Diego, Sacramento, Louisville, Albuquerque, Long Island NY, Madison WI, Memphis, Knoxville, Hartford CT, Tulsa OK, Reno NV, Rochester NY, Wichita KS, Honolulu, HI(Statewide), KS(Statewide), MS(Statewide), WV(Statewide), CA(Statewide),Toronto, Vancouver, Berlin, Barcelona, Dublin, Pisa, Guadalajara  INTER: Canada, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, South Africa Online: Jazz From Gallery 41, MOJA,, Que4 Radio, Jazz & Blues Report, JazzWax, Jazz Weekly, Green Arrow, Radio Free Amsterdam, Jazz with David Basse, LEMON WIRE, BroadwayWorld, Radio Valencia, Taintradio, Straightnochaser, Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} 58 JazzWeek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
Ella Fitzgerald | London Symphony Orchestra :

Someone To Watch Over Me

The centennial of Ella Fitzgerald's birthday has been celebrated throughout this year and is culminated with the release of SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, featuring digitally remastered vocal tracks from Ella's original Decca and Verve recordings paired with newly orchestrated and arranged performances by the London Symphony Orchestra.  Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter duets with Ella on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, "People Will Say We're In Love" from the Broadway musical "Oklahoma."  Oscar and Grammy Award winning arranger Jorge Calandrelli collaborated with the London Symphony Orchestra on the several tracks as well as James Morgan and Juliette Pochin, who also produced the record.  James Morgan and Jorge Calandrelli share conducting credits for the project and the symphony sessions were recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London. 41 NEW  98 TOTAL SYND: VOA, CBC Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Portland, Denver, New Orleans, Baltimore, Austin, San Antonio, Wichita KS, Knoxville TN, Rochester NY, Toronto, Barcelona, Berlin, Pisa INTER: Canada, Mexico, UK, Spain, Gemany, Italy, South Africa Online: Jazzism, Humboldt 101, Grateful Web, Green Arrow Radio, Jazz From Gallery 41,, MOJA, Taintradio, Radio Free Amsterdam, Cloudcasts, Stage and Cinema  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} 25 JazzWeek ADD's
Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos :

Brahms - The Piano Trios

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his longtime collaborator, pianist Emanuel Ax, are joined by violinist Leonidas Kavakos in their first recording together for Sony Classical, of the piano trios of Johannes Brahms. Ax and Ma have collaborated in a distinguished catalog of Brahms recordings for Sony Classical, but this is their first recording together of the Piano Trios – and their first collaboration with Kavakos. For Ma, who believes Brahms wrote "really difficult music to play well," the collaboration with an old friend (Ax) and their new colleague (Kavakos) was an extraordinary experience. "What I was impressed by was that we could listen to a take and each one of us would make comments, but there was never a disagreement. We actually added these elements together, and it became a better performance. That was unusual. That doesn't happen often with three people, whether they know one another or not." 12 NEW   80 TOTAL SYND: Classical 24, CBC Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Wash DC, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Austin, Louisville, Honolulu, IA(Statewide), WV(Statewide), MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), NJ(Statewide), Canada Online: AccuRadio, Passion Musique et Culture
Soundtracks :

The Foreigner

Sony Music proudly announces the release of THE FOREIGNER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with the music by Grammy® nominated composer Cliff Martinez (Drive, TV's The Knick).  The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD on October 13th, 2017 [please add your local release date]. THE FOREIGNER from STXfilms opens in U.S. theaters on October 13th, 2017 [please add your local release date]. "This is a unique score for me - my first time doing a score for a nonstop action film," said Martinez. "Director Martin Campbell trusted me and left me alone to do what I do best.  The music is all electronics with a couple of hardware synthesizers - it's really dark and tense." 
Yannick Nezet-Seguin :

Mendelssohn - Symphonies 1-5

"Nézet-Séguin and the Chamber orchestra of Europe (COE) evoke the effervescent, restless, driven essence of Mendelssohn, often almost to perfection." - BBC Music Magazine To mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe records the complete Mendelssohn symphonies, including the Reformation Symphony (No. 5), under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Designate of the Met Opera. This release is the latest installment in Nézet-Séguin's collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe - a recent partnership that has already garnered two Grammy nominations.
Matt Haimovitz | Christopher O'Riley :


Acclaimed for their adventurous and wide-ranging recording projects – from Beethoven Sonatas on period instruments to genre-bending arrangements of Radiohead and Arcade Fire – the endlessly inventive duo of cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley returns to explore music of the Slavic soul. Anchored by the cello sonatas of the iconic triumvirate of Russian composers – Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich – and inspired by the subversive irony of Shostakovich's Sonata for Cello and Piano, TROIKA also delves into more recently-written, unexpected, and popular works. Whether subtle or blatantly rebellious, each work potently reveals the strength of the artistic voice in the face of political repression in mother Russia. The 2-SACD recording on the PENTATONE Oxingale Series will be released in North America on October 20, with a special advance digital release on September 29.