Theo Bleckmann picks up 2017 JJA nom for 'Male Vocalist Of The Year'


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px} 2017 JJA Jazz Awards Nominees were chosen by the votes of Jazz Journalists Association members. Nominations were made on the basis of work done in calendar year 2016, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement Awards categories, in which nominations are for a lifetime body of work. Members and others were able to submit their own work for consideration in the Photo of the Year category; a committee of JJA Members chose the nominees in that category from among the submissions. Winners of the 2017 JJA Jazz Awards in all categories will be determined by the votes of JJA Professional Journalist Members; and will be announced on May 15. Theo Bleckmann picks up 2017 JJA nom for 'Male Vocalist Of The Year'  SEE JJA PAGE LISTING ALL NOMINEES
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Lorrie Brown takes to the road in The Vera Lynn Story / Chichester Observer


Lorrie Brown takes to the road in Sincerely Yours – The Vera Lynn Story to commemorate Dame Vera's 100th birthday this year. Dame Vera celebrated her centenary in March – and now Lorrie is making sure that the memories keep on flowing. She will be in action on Friday, May 5 at 2pm at Bognor's Regis Centre and also at the Chequer Mead Theatre in East Grinstead on June 29. "We have got a seven-piece band and me," says Lorrie. "We are covering the story before she became the Forces Sweetheart. "We are going right from when she was a big-band singer, doing the big-band stuff in the first half, and then in the second half we are doing an ENSA show in uniform." READ THE FULL Chichester Observer ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px}
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George Winston - Spring Carousel / Mainly Piano review


Of the iconic pianists of the past 35-40 years, I'm sure George Winston is one of the first that comes to most people's minds. If you ask many contemporary solo pianists who their primary influences are, Winston is almost always mentioned. I discovered George Winston, Yanni, Suzanne Ciani, and David Lanz a few years after I started teaching piano lessons in 1981. What a wonderful discovery it was to find these incredible artists who were creating new piano music that was accessible and exciting, bringing the piano actively back into the public's awareness. I saw George Winston in concert several times at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and loved that he performed in this formal setting in his jeans, flannel shirt and no shoes. Although his name is one of the first to come up in discussions of "new age" piano, Winston has insisted for decades that his style is "folk" or "rural folk" piano and has nothing to do with the spiritual connotations of "new age" anything.  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px} As a reviewer, so much new music has come across my desk over the past several years, that I hadn't really thought about how long it had been since George Winston had released a new album (almost seven years), so it was a real shock to learn that he composed the music for Spring Carousel while recovering from a bone marrow transplant in 2012 and 2013 at City of Hope in Southern CA. Winston has recorded and released several benefit albums over the years, and the proceeds from this one will directly benefit City of Hope National Medical Center. While he recovered from the transplant surgery, Winston spent his time at the piano in the hospital auditorium every night. The fifteen tracks on this album were selected from 59 recorded pieces that Winston composed at City of Hope in early 2013. This is his fourteenth solo piano album.  READ THE FULL Mainly Piano REVIEW
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James Ehnes joins VSO for - Music from Great Britain / Vancouver Sun


This year, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra broadens the focus of its spring festival to a theme: Music from Great Britain. Over the course of its almost 100-year existence, the VSO has had only two actual Brits as music directors: Meredith Davies in the 1960s and the incumbent Bramwell Tovey. No one who has given the latter's programming a close, critical look would ever accuse him of unduly pushing British music. But as we celebrate the windup of his tenure as music director, it's high time to hear Tovey's take on particular masterworks and some of the lesser-known repertoire of composers from the U.K. Tovey doesn't kick off the five-night event - that honour goes to violinist/violist and real VSO favourite James Ehnes on Saturday. "Songs and Serenades" is a program of shorter works for strings, which are often hard to tuck into regular symphony concerts. But what a selection of wonderful music, including Benjamin Britten's exquisite Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland, Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis and The Lark Ascending, and Elgar's Serenade. On Monday, Ehnes joins Tovey and the full orchestra in a performance of William Walton's Viola Concerto prefaced by a new(ish) work, Velocity, by young(ish) Gavin Higgins, a hit at the 2014 Proms. The concert ends with Gustav Holst's The Planets, complete with space images courtesy of NASA. Listeners who were just wild about John Williams' Harry Potter scores should be gobsmacked by Gustav Holst's proper blockbuster, an orchestral tour de force (with all the trimmings including the Orpheum's mighty Wurlitzer and wordless women's chorus) and the progenitor of countless movie and television scores. READ THE FULL Vancouver Sun ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px}
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Detroit Jazz Festival lineup is shaping up / Detroit Free Press


A wide-ranging set of artists including Herbie Hancock and Regina Carter will join a 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival lineup that includes previously announced artist-in-residence Wayne Shorter. Details of the 38th annual Labor Day weekend event were revealed Wednesday during a preview luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club. The four-day, four-stage jazz fest will kick off with a Sept. 1 slate that includes Hancock, the Wayne Shorter Quartet, jazz fusionist Miles Mosley and a Detroit jam session led by hometown saxophonist George Benson. With Hancock and Shorter on opening night, the festival gets two of the surviving members of Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet of the '60s (following last year's artist-in-residence Ron Carter, the third surviving member). It sets a tone for a weekend featuring several other players known for their work with Davis, including Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield and Dave Liebman. The lineup finds the festival broadening to embrace a wide sweep of styles and approaches, from 88-year-old hard-bop saxophonist Benny Golson to hot California players Miles Mosley and Kamasi Washington (known for their work on rapper Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"), from the Afro-Cuban sounds of Chucho Valdés-Joe Lovano to Shorter's highly distinguished quartet. In addition violinist Regina Carter, who will be performing an Ella Fitzgerald tribute as the world marks the 100th anniversary of the late jazz singer's birth. The 1973 double album "Live at the Lighthouse" by late Detroit drummer Elvin Jones will be spotlighted in a performance that includes Liebman, Gene Perla, Adam Niewood and Adam Nussbaum. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px} More than 30 performances were announced during Wednesday's event, with the full lineup to be fleshed out in coming months and available at detroitjazzfest.com.   READ THE FULL Detroit Free Press ARTICLE
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Matt Haimovitz celebrates 'The Temple's 150th year / WABE: Atlanta


Cellist Matt Haimovitz is featured in a Jewish-themed concert to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Temple. The Temple, Atlanta's oldest Jewish congregation, turns 150 years old this year. Cellist Matt Haimovitz will join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra tonight to celebrate the occasion. The Jewish-inspired program features Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes and Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story Symphonic Dances and the Candide Overture. Haimovitz will perform the solo for the Schelomo Rhapsody by Ernest Bloch. This piece is a portrait of King Solomon, who built the first temple in Israel. "Bloch created this tone poem for cello and orchestra, so I am King Solomon essentially, or I have to tap into that," Haimovitz said in an interview with Lois Reitzes.  PHOTO: STEPHANIE MACKINNON  LISTEN TO THE SEGMENT p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px}
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Christen Lien set to release - The Escape / Broadway World


Musician and Performing Artist Christen Lien releases the video for new single "The Escape" on May 2nd. This haunting track is punctuated by minimalist visuals and becomes the first video from her highly anticipated album ELPIS. "The Escape" video is over 8-minutes long and was shot with authenticity in mind. A difficult task, Christen Lien wanted to show her raw talent in a one-take performance piece. In the song, Christen uses guitar effect pedals and live looping in the composition. Her musical, performance, and technical skills are highlighted by the director's ability to capture her unpredictable body movements with a handheld camera. READ THE FULL Broadway World ARTICLE     p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px}
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Mutterissimo on New Classical Tracks


New Classical Tracks is a Syndicated Feature airing Nationally on Classical 24 & Statewide on Minnesota Public Radio. Listen to Julie Amacher's Feature with Anne-Sophie Mutter.       LISTEN TO SEGMENT READ THE TRANSCRIPT -  One of the greatest violinists of our time is celebrating her 40th anniversary as a performer. So, what, you might be thinking, surprises Anne-Sophie Mutter the most about this accomplishment? "That there is so my repertoire out there that I haven't started yet!" Mutter recently released "Mutterissimo" - a collection of work representing the last 20 years of her career. "As the bridge also suggests on the cover of the CD, the bridge which is part of the violin so to speak of the set-up of the violin where the four strings run over and the bridge itself of course is you know the bridging between the centuries of music history. I was going for diversity and of course I try to avoid if possible any doubles with other albums which over the past 40 years have also coupled repertoire. So it's basically really a collection of music of different eras." p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px}
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The most important part of any guitar solo, by Derek Trucks / GUITAR WORLD - musicradar


Derek Trucks recently sat down with Music Radar to offer his top five tips for guitarists. In the course of things, the Tedeschi Trucks guitarist offered his advice about guitar soloing by way of a quote from jazz drummer Elvin Jones. "He'd say, ‘When you're playing and when you're soloing, always tell a story,'" Trucks says. "You hear it in the great musicians, whether it's a drummer or a horn player or a guitar player-you hear them take those breaths. You can feel that there's something they're trying to tell you. SEE GUITAR WORLD PAGE      READ THE FULL musicradar ARTICLE   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre}
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Hans Zimmer Q&A's with THE SPINOFF


Whether he realises it or not (he definitely doesn't), Hans Zimmer has scored the past five years of my life. Going to university and now working as a writer means I've spent thousands of hours listening to instrumental music while I write. When I had final exams I would catch the bus into uni and sit in the library for 12 hours while completing two hours' worth of work. On those days, I'd listen to ‘Time – 10 Hours‘ all the way through. When I was pulling an all-nighter and didn't want to risk dozing off mid-sentence, I'd listen to the Frost/Nixon soundtrack to keep the pressure on and make me tense up with nerves. In hindsight, it probably wasn't the best choice. On the few occasions I have tried to go for decent runs in the past five years, I make sure to listen to ‘What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World' from the Man of Steel soundtrack. An incredible lifting number that's the perfect length (5:27) for me to warm up, run, sprint, and cool down before the final note is played. Zimmer isn't all about pounding drums and a blasting organ, though. When I'm walking to work or just want something nice to listen to while cleaning my bedroom, I might throw on something from The Holiday or Driving Miss Daisy.  It's truly impossible to get through all of Zimmer's incredible work – from The Lion King to Gladiator to the Dark Knight trilogy – but I'm trying. At this moment I'm listening to ‘Journey To The Line' from The Thin Red Line, which many (including Hans himself) believe to be perhaps his greatest work. And it's easy to see why. When The Thin Red Line was released in 1999, its soundtrack began the trend of booming, vibrating scores that have since been heard in almost every movie with any sort of action or drama. I would encourage you to listen to ‘Journey To The Line' while reading this interview. It's an unedited transcript because, despite English being his second language and many attempts to say that he's not verbally articulate, Hans Zimmer is incredibly eloquent and everything he said was great. READ THE SPINOFF Q&A p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px}
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ESQ will close La Jolla Music Society - chamber series / San Diego Union-Tribune


The Emerson String Quartet, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will be in San Diego on Saturday as part of the La Jolla Music Society's Revelle Chamber Music Series. There's no shortage of accolades and achievements for the Emerson String Quartet - violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist Paul Watkins. Nine Grammys, including two for best classical album. Three Gramophones, one of the most prestigious awards in classical music. "Ensemble of the Year" by Musical America, the nation's oldest classical music magazine. The ensemble returns featuring - Mozart's String Quartet in D Minor, Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 4 and Dvořák's String Quartet No. 11, Op. 61. Eugene Drucker, one of the founding members, answered some questions about the quartet's momentous anniversary, the state of classical music and its new album, "Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell," set for release this Friday. PHOTO: (Lisa Marie Mazzucco) READ THE San Diego Union-Tribune Q&A p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre}
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Emanuel Ax joins Brad Wilber on his 50th NewYorkTimes crossword


I got so excited for the constructor Brad Wilber when I read the byline for today's ( Wed. 4/19/17) puzzle. If I had to dream up a perfect pairing for a collaborative crossword, it would be the classical pianist Emanuel Ax and music lover Mr. Wilber. And what a way to celebrate one's 50th contribution to The New York Times Crossword! Today we have another in the series of celebrity-constructed puzzles that are running as part of the 75th anniversary of The New York Times Crossword celebration. And, if you thought that the black squares in the middle of the grid looked like a musical NOTE, you would be correct. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px} Mr. Ax and Mr. Wilber offer us a "word that can go at the end of another word" theme, and the set includes two Across and two Down entries. Not only do the theme entries cross, which is an elegant touch, but all four of the theme entries are lively and interesting. SEE THE FULL New York Times ARTICLE
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Top 10 Albums for April

Billy Porter :

The Soul of Richard Rodgers

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter's new studio album, Billy Porter Presents - The Soul of Richard Rodgers, will be released April 14, 2017 and is available for pre-order now, it was announced today by Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway.  The album, which features new, soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs, includes solos and duets from the following artists  (in addition to Porter himself):  Tony and Grammy Award winners Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) and Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Tony Award-winner Patina Miller (Pippin), Grammy Award winners Pentatonix and India.Arie, Tony Award nominees Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Joshua Henry (Violet), and Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), alongside YouTube sensation and Kinky Boots star Todrick Hall and multiple Grammy Award nominees Deborah Cox and Ledisi. 10 TOTAL Markets include: Philadelphia, Madison WI, Berlin Online: GreenArrow INTER: Germany 3 Jazzweek ADD's
Regina Carter :

Ella: Accentuate the Positive

A hundred years after her birth, the ever-eloquent Ella Fitzgerald continues to teach us lessons.  Regina Carter has chosen this moment to celebrate the First Lady of Song's infectious and inclusive artistry with unabashed joy.  "Accentuate the Positive, I thought was the perfect title considering the mood of the country and the world right now," Ms. Carter says.  "We need some positive vibes." Ella:  Accentuate the Positive, out April 21 from Okeh/Sony Music Masterworks 62 TOTAL SYND: All Jazz Radio Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Louisville, Wichita, Omaha, Toronto,  INTER: Canada, Mexico, Italy, Spain, South Africa Online: Jazz Weekly, Soulandjazz.com, Party 934, The Jazz Intersection., anima Jazz, Radio Universidad, Tomajazz, Sun Music, tedgioia.com, MTV, GreenArrow,  12 JazzWeek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px}
2CELLOS :

Score

2CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks album Score, available March 17, 2017. Bringing 2CELLOS' game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television, Score will be supported by a world tour, kicking off with its U.S. leg this summer. The new video for "Game of Thrones" is out now. "We love movie music! This album represents some of our favorite pieces of music by our favorite film composers. Having the opportunity to arrange them for cello whilst working with the world class London Symphony Orchestra has been a dream come true," says Stjepan. 7 NEW  101 TOTAL SYND: C24, CBC, TRH Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD, AccuRadio Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, New Orleans, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Berkeley, Columbus OH, Santa fe, Hartford CT, Ft. Wayne IN, Madison WI, Hawaii, VT(Statewide), NE(Statewide) INTER: Canada, UK, Spain Online: Musicas Imaginadas, Musicas Imaginadas, Journeyscapes, Lost Frontier, Retailing Insight p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} All Press Secured by Angi Barkan, Larissa Slezak, Sony Masterworks p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica; min-height: 12.0px}
Somi :

Petite Afrique

Pulsing with Harlem's rhythms and sonic ambiance, Somi's Petite Afrique is an homage to her New York City upper Manhattan neighborhood, and one of the Meccas of the African diaspora.  In the village of Harlem, along west 116th Street from Malcolm X Boulevard to Frederick Douglass Boulevard, African immigrants build American lives. Populated predominantly by a Francophone, West African and Muslim community, this is a strip of Harlem that locals call "Little Africa" or "Petite Afrique:" a thriving corridor of hair shops and shea butters, bistros and self-taught tailors.  Many of these working class residents - immigrants-cum-citizens - are now taxi drivers zipping other New Yorkers through the city they've called home since the 1980s.  9 NEW  102 TOTAL SYND; UnderCurrents, All Jazz Radio Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Cleveland, Atlanta, Portland, Minneapolis, Denver, New Orleans, Baltimore, Austin, Albuquerque, Berkeley CA, Tucson, Louisville, San Antonio, Long Island NY, Knoxville, Reno, Madison WI, Hartford CT, OR(Statewide), VT(Statewide), WV(Statewide) INTER: Canada, Netherlands, Australia Online: Green Arrow Radio, Jazz From Gallery 41, Soulandjazz.com, MOJA, SoundRoots, KUHS, Troonradio, Jazz Weekly, Jazz & Blues Tour 27 JazzWeek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica}
Charlie Watts meets The Danish Radio Big Band :

LIVE in Copenhagen

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts returns to his love of jazz for a live album of big band classics, originals and Rolling Stones covers. Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band has been released on Impulse! / Verve. Before the Rolling Stones were a known entity in the early 1960s, Charlie Watts had a day job that took him to Denmark. While he was there, he entrenched himself in the jazz and blues scene, sitting in with bands big and small, keeping his passion for music alive while he earned his living. Fast-forward fifty years to 2010: Charlie Watts got together with the Danish Radio Big Band and rehearsed for four days, presenting a concert at the newly opened Concert Hall of Denmark in Copenhagen that was broadcast on Danish National Radio. 30 NEW  78 TOTAL SYND: WFMT Jazz Net, Radio DeLuxe Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Houston, Detroit, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Baltimore, San Antonio, Long Island NY, Albuquerque, Louisville, Knoxville, Madison WI, Honolulu, Toronto, Berlin INTER: Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany, South Africa Online: RollingStone, Best Classic Bands, Straightnochaser, Green Arrow Radio, Jazz Weekly, all about jazz 20 JazzWeek ADD's
Daniel Hope :

For Seasons

Concerned with nature's eternal cycle of decline and renewal, Daniel Hope's latest album for Deutsche Grammophon explores the creative relationship between music, art and the ever-changing calendar. For Seasons includes the violinist's first recording of Vivaldi's evergreen collection of seasonal concertos together with a dozen companion works associated with the months of the year. His choice of repertoire reveals the imaginative scope unlocked when composers turn for inspiration to the seasons and evokes our strength of attachment to the landmarks of passing time. Vivaldi's The Four Seasons leads the way in a program that spans everything from venerable compositions by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johann Melchior Molter and Johann Sebastian Bach to recent works by Aphex Twin, Nils Frahm, Chilly Gonzales and Max Richter. 18 NEW  71 TOTAL SYND: Classical 24, CBC Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD, AccuRadio  Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Portland, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Denver, New Orleans, Baltimore, Orlando, Albuquerque, Columbus OH, Santa Fe, Hartford CT,NE(Network), AL(Network), IN(Network), WV(Network), SC(Network), KS(Network), Barcelona INTER: Canada, Spain, Romania Online: Musicas Imaginadas, Beyondcriticism.com, Green Arrow Radio, Violinist.com, Troonradio.com  
Jethro Tull :

The String Quartets

Ian Anderson and The Carducci Quartet have just released - Jethro Tull: The String Quartets. Says Anderson: "I felt that there were some songs rather special to me which featured the string quartet such as "A Christmas Song," "Reasons For Waiting" and "Wond'ring Aloud." These were my first experiences of working with a quartet. John [O'Hara] came up with a few suggestions of his own which presented challenges. All had an intimacy and presence which I looked forward to recapturing...." 9 NEW  99 TOTAL SYND: Classical 24, UnderCurrents, CBC, All Jazz Radio Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD, AccuRadio, Stingray Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Portland, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Denver, St. Louis, New Orleans, Berkeley CA, Orlando, Albuquerque, Reno, MI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), Vancouver, Barcelona, Sydney INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa Online: Zone Music Reporter, Straightnochaser, Musicas Imaginadas, Chorus Life & Media, Musica Pagani, Soulandjazz.com, Whisperings, billboard, One World Radio, Music To Heal the Heart, Zephyr Planet Radio, The Eclectic Chair, Grateful Web, The Music Universe, TVOvermind, Mundofonias, relix, Otago, worldbeatcanada All Press secured by Leo Lavoro@theendrecords
George Winston :

Spring Carousel

Celebrated American pianist George Winston will release a cancer research benefit album, Spring Carousel, on RCA Records on March 31, 2017. Spring Carousel features a collection of 15 solo piano compositions written by Winston while in recovery from a bone marrow transplant for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) at City of Hope, in Duarte, California, near Los Angeles. Proceeds from sales of Spring Carousel will directly benefit City of Hope. George Winston is available for interviews upon request. 10 NEW  48 TOTAL SYND: WoodSongs, Quiet Music, Echoes Markets include: New York, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, San Antonio, El Paso, Tampa, Long Island NY, Baton Rouge LA Online: Music To Heal the Heart, Musicas Imaginadas, Reviewsnewage.com, BroadwayWorld.com, MainlyPiano.com, Journeyscapes, mostlyfolk.com  
Emerson String Quartet :

Music of Britten and Purcell Chaconnes & Fantasias

The Emerson String Quartet celebrates its 40th season this year and presents a new recording, Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell, which will be the first release on Universal Music Classics' new US classical record label, Decca Gold, on April 21. Their US tour takes them from California to New York to Virginia this spring and summer, and on April 26 they will perform works from the new album and their extensive repertoire in celebration of the 40th anniversary at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR. 38 TOTAL SYND: Classical 24, CBC Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Cleveland, Baltimore, Denver, Minneapolis, Portland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Austin Online: AccuRadio
Jonas Kaufmann :

Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde

Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde was posthumously premiered in Munich in 1911 and described by Mahler as a "symphony for tenor, alto (or baritone) and orchestra." It follows that two soloists have been featured in every performance and recording to date: either tenor and baritone or tenor and alto/mezzo soprano. Jonas Kaufmann is the first soloist to be heard singing both parts. His recording of Gustav Mahler'sDas Lied von der Erde has been recently released on Sony Classical. 28 TOTAL SYND: Classical 24, CBC Direct: MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Dallas, New Orleans, Denver, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Canada Online: AccuRadio, Beyondcriticism.com  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica}
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