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Sons of Kemet:

Your Queen Is A Reptile

Shabaka Hutchings, saxophonist, band leader and composer, has signed to impulse! records under the umbrella of Verve Label Group. One of his groups Sons of Kemet will release their third album Your Queen Is A Reptile on impulse! on March 30, 2018. To celebrate this signing and the label returning to the United States under VLG, impulse! will present a showcase at Winter Jazzfest on January 12 at Le Poisson Rouge, featuring Sons of Kemet and pianist Sullivan Fortner.  

Steve Tyrell:

A Song For You

Grammy Award winner and two-time Emmy nominee, Steve Tyrell, releases his latest album, A Song For You, on New Design Records / East/West Records. The 12-track release features Tyrell's takes on classic love songs by Van Morrison, Leon Russell, Jackie Wilson, Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer and more. Also featured on the record is the final work of Tyrell's friend and collaborator, the legendary - Paul Buckmaster-one of the foremost arrangers and concertmasters of the rock era."A Song For You" was the very last song Buckmaster worked on in his storied Grammy Award-winning career.

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SYND:
 Voice Of America
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta,  Baltimore, Honolulu, SD(Statewide), HI(Statewide) Berlin, Barcelona
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Online: MOJA, Jazz From Gallery 41, BroadwayWorld, the audio beatnik

9 JazzWeek ADD's

Sheku Kanneh-Mason:

Inspiration

18-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason came into the spotlight when he won the prestigious BBC Young Musician award in 2016. Signed to Decca Classics, his debut album features Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1, the piece Sheku performed in the BBCYM final. Recorded live with Mirga Gra?inytė-Tyla & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Inspiration also includes a broad range of new cello arrangements, from Saint-Saëns' "Le Cygne (The Swan)" to Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry."

Released as a single on January 5, Sheku's moving arrangement of "No Woman, No Cry" has reached over 600K streams worldwide and made an unprecedented appearance for a classical artist on Spotify's United States Viral 50 Chart, charting among artists such as Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar ft. SZA and Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B.

Kate McGarry, Keith Ganz, Gary Versace:

The Subject Tonight Is Love

Countless poets, philosophers, artists, musicians, writers and dreamers have taken up that same subject since Hafiz's day, but despite seven intervening centuries of exploration, love continues to offer an inexhaustible supply of complexities and mysteries. On The Subject Tonight Is Love, their first album as a trio, vocalist Kate McGarry, guitarist/bassist Keith Ganz and keyboardist/accordionist Gary Versace rise to that eternal challenge, investigating the concept of love in its many forms and from several different perspectives over the course of a dozen alluring songs, from timeless folk tunes to transformed jazz standards, celebratory pop songs to evocative originals.

30 NEW  164 TOTAL
SYND:
PRI/Jazz After Hours, PRI/Jazz Happening Now, WFMT Jazz Net, VOA, Radio DeLuxe, SingOut
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, St. Louis, Kansas City, New Orleans, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Long Is NY, Louisville, Hartford, Tampa, Reno, Tais, Honolulu, KS(Statewide), VT(Statewide), Vancouver, Barcelona, Berlin, Pisa, Stokholm
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweeden, Australia
Online: Cadence Magazine, tedgioia.com, ginalovesjazz, Taintradio, Green Arrow Radio, Jazz From Gallery 41, MOJA, Jazz Weekly, HotHouse, Jazz History Online, Jazz Da Gama, Pure Jazz Radio, all about jazz, Radio Valencia, Radio Free Amsterdam, Straight No Chaser, Spectrum Culture, Taintradio, Green Arrow Radio 

33 JazzWeek ADD's

John Paesano:

MAZE RUNNER

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of THE MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with original music by award-winning composer John Paesano. The soundtrack will be released digitally on January 26, 2018 and is available for preorder here. The film will be released on January 26th, 2018. In the epic finale to The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary last city, a WCKD controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get the answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

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SYND: 
The Score, BBC
Direct: SiriusXM
INTER: UK, Spain
Markets include: Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Portland, Long Island NY, San Antonio, Barcelona
Online: GURU, Zephyr Planet Radio 

Daniel Hope:

Journey to Mozart

Daniel Hope returns to core repertoire with Journey to Mozart, an intimate exploration of Mozart's world comprising both works by the titular composer and pieces by his contemporaries Gluck, Haydn, Mysliveček and Salomon. Performed with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Journey to Mozart features two popular violin concertos by Haydn and Mozart (both in G Major), the famous Adagio in E Major, K. 261 and more.

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SYND: 
C24, Beethoven Net, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, Austin, Memphis, Hartford CT., SC(Statewide), MN(Statewide), NJ(Statewide), Canada
Online: The Berkeley Daily Planet

OSM Chamber Soloists:

Beethoven, Strauss

Under the artistic direction of Andrew Wan, principal violist of the OSM, this album highlights the great musical qualities of the musicians of the OSM in reduced formation: Andrew Wan on violin, Neal Gripp on viola, Brian Manker on cello, Ali Yazdanfar on bass, Todd Cope on clarinet, Stéphane Lévesque on bassoon and John Zirbel on horn.

The Septuor in E flat major, op. 20, by Ludwig van Beethoven and Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders !, arrangement by Franz Hasenöhrl of the symphonic poem Till Eulenspiegel, op. 28, by Richard Strauss allows us to appreciate the mix of timbres of three important orchestral groups of the orchestra: strings, woodwinds and brass. After the Septuor, where the musical texture remains finely chiseled thanks to the variety of timbres, we marvel at Hasenöhrl's ingeniousness to suggest an entire orchestra with only five instruments. Together, these two works constitute a program where predominates a certain lightness - embellished with a touch of humor.

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SYND: 
C24, CBC
Direct: MOOD 
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Hartford, MI(Statewide), MN(Statewide), Canada
Online: AccuRadio

Johann Johannsson:

The Mercy

From Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (The Theory of Everything, Man of Wire) comes The Mercy, a tale of yachtsman Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth)'s disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race that results in his outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea. The soundtrack for The Mercy features music by Jóhann Jóhannsson (Arrival, mother!). The music is a combination of newly written, commercial orchestral scores, and existing pieces from Jóhannsson´s catalog, such as Orphée, Englabörn, Free The Mind and Copenhagen Dreams.

33 TOTAL
SYND: 
NPR/ASC, The Score
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Portland, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Louisville, Knoxville TN, MI(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Spain
Online: Musicas Imaginadas, CalmRadio, Tiny Mix Tapes, Variety, Journeyscapes 

Lisa Batiashvili:

Visions of Prokofiev

Following her acclaimed album with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim, Tchaikovsky & Sibelius Violin Concertos, Lisa Batiashvili releases Visions of Prokofiev, a new album with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The album features Prokofiev's two violin concertos as well as select movements from his famous ballets (Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, The Love for Three Oranges), newly arranged for solo violin and orchestra by Lisa's father, Tamás Batiashvili.

Max Richter:

Hostiles

The latest film from director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), Hostiles stars Christian Bale as a legendary Army captain in 1892 who reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) and his family through dangerous territory. The Hostiles soundtrack features music by composer Max Richter (The Leftovers, Sleep). Richter has received both Grammy and Emmy nominations for his work in film and television. Recent awards include The European Film Academy Award for Waltz with Bashir, the International Film Music Critics Award for The Leftovers, and a German Film Award and Australian Film Critics Award for Lore. 

58 TOTAL
SYND:
 C24, Beethoven Net, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver Pittsburgh, Hartford CT., MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), OR(Statewide), Montreal
INTER: Canada, UK, Japan
Online: The Berkeley Planet

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra:

Brahms

In 2015, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra established its own record label, SSO Recordings. One year later, the first release - Brahms 2 Symphony in D-Dual Op. 73 , directed by Thomas Zehetmair was ready. Recorded in Fartein Valen in Stavanger Concert Hall in 2015, and produced by Ulrike Schwarz and Grammy winner Jim Anderson, the final mix was accomplished in George Lucas' Skywalker Sound Studio and mastered by the master himself, Bob Ludwig. The album is avail in digital, CD, vinyl and Blu-ray 5.1 surround format.

Alexandre Desplat:

Shape Of Water

Just hours after winning a prestigious Golden Globe for Best Original Score, composer Alexandre Desplat has been nominated for a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for his spine-tingling score to The Shape of Water. The soundtrack was released on Decca Records on December 15. Alexandre Desplat picked up the award for Best Original Score at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, while Guillermo del Toro was named Best Director for The Shape of Water. Speaking of his win, Desplat said, "At the end of the day, this movie is about love. Love, sharing, humanism and respect. The music just had to convey that."

48 NEW  61 TOTAL
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Cleveland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, Austin, San Antonio, Albuquerque, Louisville, Boulder CO, Long Is. NY,  MI(Statewide), KS(Statewide), SC(Statewide), Honolulu, Vancouver, Barcelona
INTER: Canada, Spain
Online: GOLDDERBY, iCat Radio, ArkansasOnline, ScienceFiction.com, Roots Music Report, City World Radio, Affinity Magazine, FAYETTEVILLE*FLYER, Elk Grove News, Newburgh Gazette

Murray Perahia:

Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Grammy-winning pianist Murray Perahia stands in the tradition of the great keyboard virtuosi as an artist armed with consummate technical skills and boundless imagination. After years of studying the original manuscripts, working sketches and editions published during the Beethoven's lifetime, and having edited the new Henle Urtext edition of The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Perahia records two sonatas for the first time in his career, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier) & Op. 27/2 (Moonlight). 

The Lao Tizer Band:

Songs From The Swinghouse

The Lao Tizer Band Set to Release - Songs From The Swinghouse,
Recorded Live at Conway Studios in Hollywood: Available March 16, 2018 via Yse Records

With more than five years since their last release, The Lao Tizer Band has taken the time to grow in every aspect. An updated larger band is exploring some new methods on their upcoming CD/DVD combo, Songs From The Swinghouse: recorded live in just three days at Conway Studios in Hollywood, the band explores three cover tunes with vocalist, a first for the group, alongside original instrumental tracks, bringing them to new heights of excellence and exuberance.

Featuring a thoughtful and at times surprising choice of tracks, while adding to an already stellar lineup of players with the addition of a seasoned vocalist, this is an album that has set a new path for the band and its dedicated fans. Songs From The Swinghouse features eight blistering original instrumentals and three iconic classic rock songs with reimagined arrangements. "We've never done anything with a vocalist and we've never done any cover songs, so this is the first time that I decided to delve into that realm, to basically expand the scope of our music," says Tizer. Critically acclaimed music-film director, Andy LaViolette (Snarky Puppy, Bokante, David Crosby, etc), documented the entire session in a simultaneous, 8-camera HD video shoot for the included DVD.

Hilary Hahn:

Retrospective

An artist portrait curated by Hilary Hahn herself, Retrospective features recordings from albums she made as a Deutsche Grammophon artist as well as almost 30 minutes of new, unreleased material from a live concert of Mozart's Violin Sonata K. 379 and new recordings of three tracks from her Encores album. Commissioned through Hahn's social media platforms, the Retrospective artwork and packaging were designed using portraits submitted by her fans. 

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SYND:
 Classical 24, Beethoven Net, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, St. Louis, Portland, Minneapolis, Denver, Detroit, MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), IN(Statewide), SC(Statewide)
INTER: Canada, Romania
Online: BroadwayWorld

Rachel Barton Pine:

Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos w/BBC Symphony Orch

Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine debuts Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos, recorded with Maestro Andrew Litton and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The album marks her 36th recording and fourth album on Avie records (AV 2375). Pine's previous three Avie albums, Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos with The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner; Bel Canto Paganini: 24 Caprices and other works for solo violin; andTestament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach, all debuted at the top of the Billboard Classical charts (positions 3, 3, and 1, respectively).

62 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, Beethoven Net
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Portland, Detroit, Austin, Albuquerque, Louisville, Buffalo, Santa Fe, Hartford CT, MN(Statewide), WI(Statewide), KS(Statewide), MI(Statewide), NE (Statewide), Vancouver
Online: AccuRadio, theWholeNote, The Paper, BroadwayWorld, Violinist.com  

Lara Downes:

for lenny

Lara Downes' new album For Lenny celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein with a special friends-and-family tribute to the man behind the music. The recording features Bernstein's aptly-named Anniversaries for Piano, new arrangements of his songs, and world premieres of works dedicated to Bernstein by leading American composers including Stephen Sondheim, John Corigliano, and Stephen Schwartz. The album is introduced by an essay from acclaimed writer Adam Gopnik.

Daniel Pemberton:

MOLLY'S GAME - Soundtrack

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of MOLLY'S GAME (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by Daniel Pemberton. The soundtrack to Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut will be available on January 5, 2018. STXfilms and The Mark Gordon Company's MOLLY'S GAME was released in select theaters in the U.S. on December 25th, and will expand wide on January 5, 2018. "It was great working with Aaron - I still can't believe this is his first time as a director - he was so assured, enthusiastic and supportive it felt like he'd been doing it all his life," said Pemberton.

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SYND: 
The Score, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Portland, GA(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Canada, Spain
Online: GURU

Kazem Abdullah - Sinfonieorchester Aachen:

Ravel - Daphnis and Chloe

Sensuous, lushly evocative and intricately constructed, Maurice Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe is widely regarded as his greatest orchestral masterpiece and one of the 20th century's finest ballet scores. This vast musical fresco with its shimmering harmonies, magical diaphanous textures and spectacular conclusion is compellingly realised by Kazem Abdullah and the Sinfonieorcehster Aachen in this eagerly awaited release from Coviello Classics.?

Stravinsky regarded Daphnis et Chloe as "not only Ravel's best work, but also one of the most beautiful products of French music" and it's easy to see why. Written with consummate finesse for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, this "choreographic symphony" is an intoxicating blend of warm, seductive harmonies and passionate intensity, realised on a large orchestral canvas. Three movements have become perennially popular: the luxuriant Lever du jour, the enchanting Pantomine and the raucous Danse g?n?rale (Bacchanale) which Ravel incorporated in the later Daphnis and Chlo? Suite No. 2. Elsewhere, Ravel displays the same deftness of touch with the much-loved Pavane pour une infante d?funte and Une barque sur l'oc?an, both masterly orchestrations of his charming piano miniatures.

Will Ackerman,Fiona Joy,Lawrence Blatt,Jeff Oster:

FLOW

Contemporary Instrumental music enters a dynamic new era with FLOW – a fresh ensemble comprised of four of the genre's most innovative, critically-acclaimed and awarded independent artists: Australian pianist Fiona Joy, acoustic guitarist Lawrence Blatt, trumpet and flugelhorn player Jeff Oster and legendary GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Will Ackerman. The group debuted live to a sold-out crowd at Carnegie's Weill Hall, and is slated to perform at the 14th Annual Zone Music Awards at Roussel Hall in New Orleans this May.  

Recently released on Blatt's label LMB Music, it was Blatt's passion for jazz fusion that sparked the idea of an ensemble. "The inspiration comes from Chick Corea's classic '70s all-star band Return To Forever with Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, who joined forces, wrote music and produced a sound that was more powerful than any of their individual works," he says. "That was the idea, bringing great musicians together with this kind of concept," he adds. "When I started thinking about who it might be, my thoughts turned naturally to Jeff and Fiona. We knew pretty quickly that this was going to develop into something." 

FLOW's eponymous debut was recorded at Imaginary Road Studios in Southern Vermont, the longtime creative studio of Ackerman, founder of the legendary Windham Hill label. Windham Hill became a catalyst for a global musical phenomenon, driven by its bountiful legacy of best-selling instrumental solo works (George Winston, Liz Story, Alex DeGrassi, Michael Hedges) and Grammy-winning ensembles (Shadowfax). The artists concur they are pleased to continue that tradition in a modern way.

Norman Krieger:

Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Piano Sonata No. 1

A new recording of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 and Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1 featuring pianist Norman Krieger and the London Symphony led by Philip Ryan Mann is now available on Decca Records (Decca 4815020). Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair.  An early 5-star review of this disc on Amazon affirms that this is a "marvelous new recording of the Brahms 2nd Concerto," praising Mr. Krieger as "masterful" saying his "playing and interpretation has tremendous authority."

31 TOTAL
SYND:
 C24, BeethovenNet, CBC
Direct: MOOD 
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Berkeley CA, MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), IA(Statewide), WV(Statewide), Canada
Online: AccuRadio

André Rieu:

Amore

André Rieu commemorates a remarkable 30 years since the founding of his beloved Johann Strauss Orchestra with a brand new album, Amore. A companion album to the DVD/Blu-ray The Magic of Maastricht – 30 Years of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, Amore features interpretations of uplifting, feel-good classics arranged and performed as only André and his orchestra can. Key tracks include "Highland Cathedral," "Love Me Tender" and "Ballade Pour Adeline."

Miro Quartet:

Beethoven - Complete String Quartets, Opus 131

On this highly anticipated recording, the Miró Quartet, who is dedicated to the core works of the string quartet repertoire, and especially those of Beethoven, performs the String Quartet Opus 131 in C sharp minor, a deeply dramatic and emotional work, which Beethoven himself considered to be his greatest achievement in the quartet form. On ‘Complete String Quartets, Ludwig van Beethoven, Opus 131', available February 2 2018, the Miró teams up with their multiple Grammy winning producer Da-Hong Seetoo, with whom they first began recording the Beethoven Cycle in 2005, to capture the beauty and depth of this profound work.

19 NEW  41 TOTAL
SYND: 
Classical 24, Beethoven Net, CBC
Direct: MOOD, AccuRadio
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cleveland, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Honolulu, MI(Network), MN(Network), WV(Network), OR(Network), Canada
Online: Mainly Piano, theWholeNote

Joseph Calleja:

Verdi

Joseph Calleja, one of the world's leading tenors, returns with his new album ‘Verdi' – due for release on Decca Classics on 2nd February 2018. The album sees Calleja explore the light and dark in Verdi's heroic tenor roles and features guest appearances from soprano Angela Gheorghiu and baritone Vittorio Vitelli.

Verdi has a special place in Calleja's heart, having made his debut as Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth when he was just 19. It is his first new album in six years – his last solo album ‘Amore' was released in September 2013 and he was also part of a 2013 recording of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra. However, this new album marks a significant step into Verdi repertoire for Calleja, as he tackles new roles which he has yet to play on stage.

Dario Marianelli, Vikingur Olafsson:

Darkest Hour - Soundtrack

Set in the early days of World War II, Joe Wright's new film Darkest Hour finds the fate of Western Europe hanging on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman), who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or stand firm and fight against incredible odds for the ideals and freedom of a nation. The Darkest Hour soundtrack features music by Dario Marianelli (AtonementPride & Prejudice), performed by pianist Víkingur Ólafsson. 

33 TOTAL
SYND:
The Score, CBC
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Cleveland, Portland, Detroit, El Paso, SC(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Canada, UK
Online: GURU, AccuRadio, StageandCinema

Solomon Grey:

The Last Post

Written by BAFTA winner Peter Moffat and arriving stateside via Amazon Prime in 2018, the new BBC One military drama The Last Post follows the military careers and family lives of a British army unit in ‘60s Yemen during the North Yemen Civil War. Solomon Grey's soundtrack for the drama blends his signature epic electro-orchestral sound with influences from Arabian music. 

28 TOTAL
SYND:
Echoes, UnderCurrents, Sixty Secord CD, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Berkeley CA, Barcelona 
INTER: Canada, Spain Romania
Online: GURU

Melody Gardot:

Live in Europe

International best-selling singer, songwriter and musician, Melody Gardot, is releasing her first live album. ‘Live in Europe' will be available as a 2CD album and special limited edition vinyl set on 9th February on Decca Records. The record celebrates the success of her live shows around the world and includes concert performances of her greatest hits, recorded between 2012 and 2016. Personally curated by Melody herself, the album features some of her best loved songs, including Baby I'm A Fool (recorded in Vienna in 2013 and London last year), My One and Only Thrill (from Barcelona in 2012), Les Etoiles (from London last year) and March For Mingus (from Utrecht last year).

27 NEW  123 TOTAL
SYND
: Jazz Inspired, PubRadio, VOA, Jazz Variations, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minneapolis, St. Louis, New Orleans, Baltimore, Albuquerque, Long is NY, Madison WI, Knoxville, Hartford CT, Honolulu, WV(Statewide), Toronto, Vancouver, Dublin, Berlin, Barcelona, Pisa, Copenhagen
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Denmark, Slovakia, New Zealand
Online: Straightnochaser, O's Place, Jazz History Online, bebop spoken here, tedgioia.com, jazz & blues report, City World Radio, Quisqueya FM, Fanfare, Ft.Myers Magazine, Express.co, Jazz Special Magazine, Folker Magazine, Jazzandrock.com, Green Arrow Radio, Jazz From Gallery 41, MyVSRadio

Vienna Philharmonic:

2018 New Year's Concert

Few concerts can claim to generate such tremendous international interest as the New Year's Concert from Vienna. Under the baton of the world's leading conductors, the Vienna Philharmonic rings in the New Year with a gala concert from the magnificent setting of the Golden Hall in Vienna's Musikverein. The event is broadcast to over 90 countries all over the world and watched by more than 50 million viewers. In 2018 Riccardo Muti will conduct the prestigious New Year's concert for the 5th time (1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004). Together with Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti is one of the most engaged New Year's Concert conductors since the era of Lorin Maazel. The conductor's close artistic relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra celebrates 47 years, 500 concerts and dates back to 1971. In 2011, this exceptional bond was awarded with the Honorary Membership in the Vienna Philharmonic.

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SYND:
 C24, Beethoven Net, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver Pittsburgh, Hartford CT., MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), OR(Statewide), Montreal
INTER: Canada, UK, Japan
Online: Audiophile Audition, The News Herald, beyondcriticism

Mashkoor Ali Khan:

Transcendence - Darbari

Transcendence-Darbari, released on the Nimbus Alliance label, is the second of a two-part release that brings together master Indian classical vocalist Mashkoor Ali Khan with the extraordinary tabla virtuoso Anindo Chatterjee to create some sublime music reflecting the depths of their respective centuries old musical traditions.  Performed deep into the night, raga Darbari is characterized by solemnity as well as a deep sense of longing and devotion. The gravitas of this raga tests the very limits of any master vocalist and it stands at the very pinnacle of the repertoire. The profound emotions of Darbari are flawlessly evoked in this recording by Mashkoor Ali Khan, which begins with a slow vilambit rendition and is followed by a faster drut composition.

7 NEW  40 TOTAL
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Cleveland, St. Louis, New Orleans, Berkeley CA
INTER: Canada, Spain
Online: Global Roots & Culture, Mundofonias

Mari Samuelsen:

Nordic Noir

Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen will release a brand new solo albumcalled Nordic Noir on September 15 on Decca Classics. It showcases her passion for contemporary music and celebrates her native culture. For the album, Mari commissioned new music from a host of composers – many of whom have written scores for TV and film – including Frans Bak(The Killing), Uno Helmersson and Johan Söderqvist (The Bridge). The new recording also includes original compositions and arrangements by ‪Arvo Pärtand ‪Ólafur Arnalds, evoking the mood now recognized around the world as "Nordic Noir."

33 TOTAL
SYND:
 C24, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Portland, Pittsburgh, Austin, MN(Network), SC(Statewide)
INTER: Canada, Spain
Online: Musicas Imaginadas 

Francesca Dego:

Paganini 1 | Wolf-Ferrari - Violin Concerto

This album marks Italian violinist Francesca Dego's debut orchestral recording on Deutsche Grammophon. It features two Italian masterpieces: Wolf-Ferrari's seldom-performed Violin Concerto and Paganini's renowned Violin Concerto Number 1, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Francesca recorded Wolf-Ferrari's concerto when she gave the UK premiere of the piece at Symphony Hall with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the renowned Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni.

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SYND: 
Classical 24, BeethovenNet, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Seattle, Minneapolis, Portland, Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, Austin, Hartford, AL(Network), NJ(Network), MN(Network), SC(Network), Canada, 
Online: AccuRadio 

Ella Fitzgerald:

Ella At Zardi's

Verve Records and UMe will close out their year-long celebration of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with the ultimate present for her 100th birthday – a completely unreleased live album. More than 60 years after it was recorded, Ella At Zardi's finally is now released. Recorded on February 2, 1956 at Zardi's Jazzland in Hollywood, Ella At Zardi's features the entirety of the evening's two-set, 21-song performance, which captures an inspired Fitzgerald, backed by a stellar trio comprised of pianist Don Abney, bassist Vernon Alley and drummer Frank Capp, singing and swinging in front of an animated, adoring crowd, just days before she'd go on to record the album that would catapult her to stardom. The concert was originally recorded by Norman Granz to celebrate the creation of, and Fitzgerald's signing to, Verve Records, which Granz founded largely to give Fitzgerald the attention that he felt she wasn't receiving at her then-current label, Decca. Ella At Zardi's was planned as the label's inaugural release but shelved in favor of the now-classic studio album Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, which kicked off a best-selling, signature series of Song Book releases. The Zardi's tapes languished in Verve's vaults for six decades. 

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SYND: Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM, Stingray
Markets Include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Wash DC, Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Denver, Pitsburgh, Orlando, Berkeley CA, Sacramento, Madison WI, Wichita, Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen
INTER: Canada, Mexico, UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Poland, New Zealand
Online: bebop spoken here, Jazz Weekly, GreenArrow, jazz & blues report, Quisqueya FM, City World Radio, JazzTimes, Downbeat, jazzradio.com, Jazz From Gallery 41, Pure Jazz Radio, Sun Music, Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra, Fanfare, NYC Jazz Record, Acoustic Levitation, jazzhistoryonline.com, ArkansasOnline, T2 Online, Orkester Journalen, Elsewhere, Cadence Magazine, T2 Online, Sun Music, bebop spoken here, The Morton Report, Taintradio, JazzTimes, jazz da gama, O'sPlaceJazz bebopspokenhere

17 JazzWeek ADD's

Cecile McLorin Salvant:

Dreams and Daggers

GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she's taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records, available now.

"The songs on this album are of dreams and daggers. The daggers have been used at times to attack, at times to defend. For power, no doubt, to take it, to keep it. The dreams are the ones I caught looking out a window, or from the light sleep before the deep. I don't always know what they mean, but they are the ones I was able to keep. And yet dreams can be desires too. I wrote them down to make them true. That we may bring our wildness into view. That we may be unruled and unruly," explains McLorin Salvant.

9 NEW  92 TOTAL
SYND:
Jazz After Hours, Jazz Variations, CBC
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland, St. Louis, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Cupertino CA, Wichita, Madison WI, Knoxville, Grand Rapids MN, ME(Statewide), Barcelona, Vienna, Sydney
INTER: Canada, Mexico, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, Austria, Australia, New Zealand
Online: bebop spoken here, Jazz Police, Green Arrow Radio, Jazz Weekly, Quisqueya FM, mx.ivoox.com, Fanfare, SOULTRACKS, Stage and Cinema, Roots Music Report, Jazz & Blues Report

Stacey Kent:

I Know I Dream

With over 2 million albums sold, a Grammy nomination and international recognition as one of the most successful and prolific jazz vocalist of her time, Stacey Kent stands strong among the artists that don't have much left to prove. Kent's brand new album, I Know I Dream, was recorded inside the famous Angel Studios in London with an orchestra of around 60 musicians, her first orchestral album in a career that spans two decades and more than 15 albums. So when Sony and OKeh asked her about making an album with a big orchestra, she felt this was the moment: "It's not every day that you get a call about a project with 58 musicians! Nowadays everyone tries to be reasonable but Sony had a real artistic vision". 

9 NEW  135 TOTAL
SYND:
 PRI/Jazz After hours, CBC
Markets include: New York, Los Angelles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Detroit, New Orleans, Denver, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Portland, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Louisville, Memphis, San Antonio, Orlando, Tampa, Hartford CT, Madison WI, Wichita, Honolulu, ME(Statewide), MI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), VT(Statewide), Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Pisa, Stockholm
INTER: Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweeden, India, South Africa
Online: bebop spoken here, Soulandjazz.com, Jazz & Blues Report, Jazz Weekly, Quisqueya FM, MOJA, Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra, Green Arrow Radio, ginalovesjazz, Jazz From Gallery 41, all about jazz, Paul Leslie Hour

44 JazzWeek ADD's

Various:

Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind of Magic

The second installment of the Jazz Loves Disney series, Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind of Magic features guest artists including Angélique Kidjo, Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Jacob Collier, George Benson, Madeleine Peyroux and more, taking on beloved melodies from the Disney canon. The album will be released on Verve Records on November 10.  The Jazz Loves Disney series celebrates the nostalgia and universal appeal of the music of Disney films. The rich catalogue of Disney songs that span genres and generations inspired producer Jay Newland and arranger Rob Mounsey to continue the series. 

7 NEW  106 TOTAL
SYND:
NPR, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Portland, Detroit, Denver, Memphis, Orlando, Albuquerque, Wichita, Madison WI, Honolulu, HI(Statewide), Barcelona, Berlin
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Germany, South Africa
Online: LaughingPlace, Troonradio, Quisqueya, udiscovermusic, The Healthy Mouse, The Daily Shuffle, Dis411, NextBop.com, MOJA, GreenArrow, Jazz Gallery 41, The Jazz groove, Sun Music, Jazz Weekly, Radio Free Amsterdam

19 Jazzweek ADD's

Seth MacFarlane:

In Full Swing

"MacFarlane is the rare revivalist who knows that the Great American Songbook is more than 100 pages thick" -  Reuters Grammy-nominated artist Seth MacFarlane's love affair with standards continues with his fourth album, In Full Swing, set for release on September 15 on Verve Label Group / Republic Records.

14 NEW  78 TOTAL
SYND:
 Radio DeLuxe, The Bill Miller Show, CBC, AllJazzRadio
Direct: SiriusXM, Stingray
Markets Include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Wash DC, Minneapolis, Detroit, Long Island NY, Louisville, Orlando, Berkeley CA, Hartford CT, Honolulu, AL(Statewide), Barcelona, Berlin, Pisa
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, South Africa
Online: Accuradio, bebop spoken here, GreenArrow, jazzradio.com, Que4 Radio,The Eclectic Chair

Robert Prester:

Rapsoyda

Robert Prester releases his long-awaited compilation of solo piano selections, titled - Rapsodya. In a carefully curated studio concert format, Prester presents the recording debut of his original Sonata for Piano in F minor. The sonata, which had its performance debut in 2006, at the Festival Musical de San Miguel De Allende in Mexico, followed by performances at New York's Lincoln Center, and Washington DC's National Gallery, is offset with compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, and Chopin. All of these works have been lifelong pursuits of Prester, the study of which go back to his formative years, and the pianist wanted to share his evolving relationship with this music, in one listening session.

17 NEW  49 TOTAL
SYND:
 C24, Beethoven NET, The Romantic Hours, CBC
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Minneapolis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Hartford CT, Santa Fe, AL(Statewide) MN(Statewide), WI(Statewide), NE(Statewide), MT(Statewide) Canada
Online: Passion Musique et Culture

Michael Ball | Alfie Boe:

Together Again

Stars of Broadway and the West End, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are back at it with Together Again! Following their best-selling and chart-topping first collaboration, Together, the two stars return with more fan favorites from the screen and stage including selections from West Side Story, Kismet, South Pacific, Sunset Boulevard and many more.

Benny Andersson:

Piano

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announces a brand-new album of solo piano music from legendary Swedish composer and ABBA co-founder Benny Andersson. The album titled simply ‘Piano' released on Deutsche Grammophon takes listeners on a 21-track journey through his acclaimed and celebrated career as songs from ABBA, his musicals and other solo-compositions are re-interpreted as you have never heard them before, performed unaccompanied by just Benny himself, on his trusted grand piano. The album was recorded with Linn Fijal, engineer and studio manager at his own RMV Studios, on the island of Skeppsholmen, in the heart of his hometown Stockholm.

42 TOTAL
SYND:
 C24, TRH, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Cleveland, Portland, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Berkeley CA, Barcelona
INTER: Canada, Spain
Online: XRAY.FM, Musicas Imaginadas, MainlyPiano.com, Paste  

Hauschka:

GUNPOWDER - Original Television Soundtrack

Sony Music proudly announces the release of GUNPOWDER (Original Television Soundtrack), featuring original music by Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka. Released on December 15th, 2017, with part 1 debut on HBO, Monday, December 18, the three-part thriller miniseries, written by Ronan Bennett (Top Boy) and directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as Robert Catesby is based on 17th century events.

30 TOTAL
SYND: 
PRI/Echoes, The Score
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Portland, Denver, Boulder CO, Sacramento, SC(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Canada, Spain, Slovakia
Online: ZephyrPlanet, MusicasImaginadas, QuietMusic

Henry Jackman:

JUMANJI - WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the new film by Jake Kasdan, with Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring music by Henry Jackman. The game has changed as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji.  When they discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of, they decide to play and are immediately thrust into the game's jungle setting, in the bodies of the avatar characters they chose (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan).  What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you.  To win, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they'll be stuck in the game forever… 

14 NEW  42 TOTAL
SYND: 
The Score, Sixty Second CD, TRH
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Cleveland, Portland, Detroit, San Antonio, Louisville, Long Is. NY, Barcelona
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Romania
Online: GURU, CalmRadio, ZephyrPlanet, Jazz From Gallery 41

John Williams:

The Post - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of THE POST (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by multi-award-winning composer John Williams. The soundtrack is compainon to this Steven Spielberg film. Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. 

12 NEW  65 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, The Score, Beethoven Net, Sixty Second CD, CBC
Direct: MOOD, Music Choice
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Wash DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, Portland, Minneapolis, Austin, Detroit, New Orleans, Hartford CT, El Paso, Knoxville TN, IN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), NE(Statewide), SC(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain
Online: Affinity, AccuRadio, Stage&Cinema, The Arab Weekly, The California Aggie, Jazz From Gallery 41  

Daniel Pemberton:

All the Money in the World - Soundtrack

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by multiple Golden Globe nominee Daniel Pemberton. Daniel Pemberton says about the soundtrack: "Working with the legend that is Ridley Scott is always an absolute delight. He gives you the space to try something different and loves to be surprised - he doesn't want the obvious approach. There are not many movies where you can write operatic choral pieces, brand new classical work and modern post-rock all in the same world but within this film we could. You've got be able to keep up with him though and he moves FAST! - I think I just about managed on this soundtrack, and couldn't be happier with the result."

11 NEW  28 TOTAL
SYND:
The Score, CBC
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Portland, Sacramento, CA(Statewide), SC(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Canada, Spain
Online: Zephyr Planet Radio

Cecilia Bartoli | Sol Gabetta:

Dolce Duello w/Cappella Gabetta

Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta, two of the most captivating women in classical music, join together for a new album, Dolce Duello, to be released physically on Decca Classics on November 17. A collection of Baroque masterpieces, the album showcases the combination of voice and cello in a series of dazzling duels and wondrous arias. To coincide with the release, Bartoli and Gabetta perform on a European tour with Cappella Gabetta under the direction of Andrés Gabetta.

31 TOTAL
SYND:
C24, Beethoven.Net, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Wash DC, Detroit, Minneapolis, Austin, MN(Statewide)
INTER: Canada, UK
Online: Passion Musique et Culture

Katharine McPhee:

i fall in love too easily

Award-winning and gold-selling singer, actress, performer, philanthropist, and American Idol Season 5 breakout star Katharine McPhee reimagines, recharges, and reinvigorates a host of timeless romantic standards on her fifth full-length, I Fall In Love Too Easily, via BMG. The album was produced by the legendary Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt) and recorded at the famed Capitol Recording Studios. 

17 NEW  67 TOTAL
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Wash DC, Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, Orlando FL, Madison WI, Tampa, Barcelona, Berlin, Pisa
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, South Africa
Online: billboard, GreenArrow, ginalovesjazz.com, Jazz Weekly, jazzradio.com, Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra, Stage and Cinema

9 JazzWeek ADD's

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Nemanja Radulovic:

Tchaikovsky

After his venture into the musical traditions of Eastern Europe (Journey East) and the Baroque soundscapes of J.S. Bach (Bach), violinist Nemanja Radulovic now turns to the Russian master of the Romantic era, Tchaikovsky. Radulovic's latest album features new arrangements for strings and piano of the Rococo Variations by Yvan Cassar, recorded with Double Sens, as well as the Violin Concerto, recorded with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sascha Goetzel.  

30 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, Beethoven Net, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Portland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Denver, New Orleans, MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), CO(Statewide), Canada
Online: Passion Musique et Culture

Seong-Jin Cho:

Debussy

Following his two previous Chopin albums on the Yellow Label, it is entirely fitting that Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, should turn to Debussy for his third album. Towards his life's close, the French composer edited the piano works of Chopin, an experience that reignited his creativity, opening his heart to music he had loved since childhood. In turn, Cho's connection to Debussy runs deep. "I have always loved Debussy's music, but my feeling for it has deepened during my studies with Michel Béroff at the Paris Conservatoire," Cho recalls. "Michel never presses me to accept his ideas on interpretation, which would be so easy for such a great master of Debussy's music. His lessons are like meetings in which we discuss my playing, talk about music and art, and allow things to develop naturally."

37 NEW  48 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, Beethoven Net, TRH, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Portland, Detroit, Denver, Baltimore, Austin, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Hartford CT, CO(Statewide), MN(Statewide), WI(Statewide), VT(Statewide), Canada
Online: COMMUNIQUE, Bay Area Reporter

Krystian Zimerman:

Schubert Piano Sonatas - D959 & D960

This is legendary pianist Krystian Zimerman's first solo recital album for DG in over twenty-five years. He performs Schubert's Piano Sonatas D 959 & D 960, Schubert's last major compositions for the piano before his death. The album was recorded at the Kashiwazaki City Performing Arts Centre in Japan in January 2016. 

Ola Gjeilo:

Winter Songs

Winter Songs is a new album of compositions and arrangements for choir and strings by Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo. The album features new arrangements of familiar Christmas carols and new, wintry compositions in a beautiful and intimate setting, performed by Gjeilo on the piano, the string group 12 Ensemble, the Choir of Royal Holloway and conductor Rupert Gough. 

35 NEW  50 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Portland, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Albuquerque, Knoxville TN, Hartford CT., MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), NE(Statewide), Barcelons
INTER: Canada, Spain
Online: AccuRadio, HNR Radio, GuidosLoungeCafe, Musicas Imaginadas, MainlyPiano, Ecce Novum, Journeyscapes 

Soundtracks:

Call Me By Your Name

Madison Gate Records and Sony Classical proudly announce the release of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), a mix of 80s pop, classical compositions & songs by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, including two new songs written specifically for the film. The soundtrack to the new film by Luca Guadagnino will be released on CD on November 17. The film will be released in the U.S. on November 24.

54 TOTAL
SYND:
The Score, Afropop Worldwide, The Romantic Hours
Direct: MOOD, Stingray
Markets include: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Portland, St. Louis, Tucson, Barcelona MI(Statewide)
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain Romania
Online: Vogue, New York Times, The New Yorker, Music To Heal the Heart, Bustle, Jezebel, Out, Pitchfork, Jazz From Gallery 41, Vulture, theguardian, independent

Pretty Yende:

Dreams

Pretty Yende continues her meteoric rise through the world of opera. Her debut album A Journey received the Solo Recital Recording award at the 2017 International Opera Awards and critics were unanimous in showering praise on the beauty of Yende's voice and the intelligence of her singing. ‘Hers is a lyric coloratura voice of real beauty and flexibility' (Gramophone). ‘She displays not only a top-class vocal and dramatic technique but also a high-wire artist's courage and confidence. It's the sheer brilliance of her attack that leaves audiences around the world clamouring for more.' (Daily Mail).

12 NEW  47 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24 CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Cleveland, Minneapolis,  Detroit, Pittsburgh, Austin, Santa Fe, WV(Statewide), MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), AL(Statewide), WI(Statewide), Canada
Online: AccuRadio

Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra:

All In

Charismatic conductor Teddy Abrams leads the Louisville Orchestra in a new recording – the first from this orchestra innearly thirty years  – All In. Set for release on Decca Gold, All In features a new work composed by Teddy, Unified Field, as well as Copland's Clarinet Concerto with Teddy as soloist. Chanteuse Storm Large joins Teddy and the orchestra for three songs: a Cole Porter classic, one of her own original works, and a song by Teddy himself.  

17 NEW  54 TOTAL
SYND:
 C24, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Austin, New Orleans, Louisville, Santa Fe, Hartford CT, MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide). NJStatewide), OR(Statewide), WV(Statewide), WI(Statewide), Canada
Online: AccuRadio

The Tenors:

Christmas Together

The Tenors, the multi-platinum vocal trio who have been thrilling audiences worldwide with their contemporary pop repertoire are releasing a holiday recording, CHRISTMAS TOGETHER on October 13th on DeccaRecords/Verve Label Group.  The Tenors, who inspire fans internationally with their original music and modern take on classic songs, will be embarking on a North American holiday concert tour that kicks off in Los Angeles, CA on November 18 and includes performances in New York, San Francisco and Toronto. The album features two original holiday songs, "When We Are Together" and "Santa's Wish" as well as seasonal standards including "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Little Drummer Boy," "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful," and a soulful a cappella rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." 

13 NEW 18 TOTAL
SYND:
The Bill Miller Show, CBC
Direct: Music Choice
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Cleveland, Canada
Online: Humboldt 101, Stage & Cinema

The TEN Tenors:

Our Christmas Wish

When Australia's most famous musical export, The TEN Tenors, decided to make a Christmas album they weren't content with just putting out an album of their wildly popular blend of traditional and seasonal favorites, they decided to make it a fundraising tool to help children. Partnering with Children's Hospital in Brisbane, the album shot to #1 and has gone on to raise over $1 million. When the group brought the project to America, they partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® contributing to their joint mission as well as charting Top 10 on both the Classical and Crossover charts. St. Jude Children's Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Support from musical groups like The TEN Tenors helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

17 NEW  50 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24 The Bill Miller Show, CBC
Direct: MOOD, Music Choice
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Berkeley CA, Hartford, IN(Statewide), MN(Statewide), Canada
Online: AccuRadio, BroadwayWorld, Stage and Cinema 

Sistine Chapel Choir:

Veni Domine

The "marvelous" (New York Times) Sistine Chapel Choir releases its first holiday album, VENI DOMINE: ADVENT & CHRISTMAS AT THE SISTINE CHAPEL. The release features Gregorian chant and works from composers ranging from Dufay to Allegri, including several pieces by Palestrina and a piece featuring mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, Pérotin's "Beata viscera Mariae Virginis."   

30 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Portland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Denver, Baltimore, New Orleans, Honolulu, MN(Statewide), NJ(Statewide), CO(Statewide), Canada
Online: Oakland Press

André Rieu:

Shall We Dance

World-renowned violinist and conductor André Rieu makes a splash this fall with a new album, extensive U.S. tour and a 10-part primetime series premiering with Ovation TV. Rieu's new recording, Shall We Dance, will be released October 6 on Decca Gold and features some of the world's most beloved classic songs including "The Blue Danube," "Love in Venice," "Bolero," "Zorba's Dance," and more. The album package will also include a separate, live DVD which captures his visually spectacular, party-like live concert experience. Bringing the vibrant show stateside, the celebrated maestro kicks off his U.S. tour on October 19 in Phoenix (full tour dates below). 

8 NEW  36 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, Beethoven Net, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Detroit, Seattle, P{itsburgh, hartford CT, Santa Fe AP(Statewide), MN(Statewide), WV(Statewide), NE(Statewide), MI(Statewide), Canada
Online: AccuRadio

The Piano Guys:

Christmas Together

With over a billion YouTube views for their 50 plus music videos,The Piano Guys announce the release of their new holiday album Christmas Together(Portrait) available October 27. The album features collaborations with music royalty from the pop, opera, and video worlds on classical themes, holiday chestnuts, and original compositions. Their seventh full-length studio album and second holiday collection, Christmas Together brings The Piano Guys' "Wonders of the World" quest back home for the holidays after their last album, Uncharted, found the Utah quartet roaming far afield to places like Scotland, Mexico, and Jordan.

15 NEW  48 TOTAL
Markets include: 
Los Angeles, Boston, Hartford, Saint Augustine, Santa Fe, MI(Statewide), AL(Statewide), WI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain
Online: Musicas Imaginadas, Zephyr Planet Radio, HNR, MainlyPiano, StageBuddy, AccuRadio, IMDb, LDS Living, Daily Herald 

Soundtracks:

A Bad Mom's Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn't hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.

15 TOTAL
SYND:
 The Score
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD
Markets include: Wash DC, St. Louis, Portland, Claremont, Cupertino CA, Marquette, Astoria OR, Abilene TX, Fairbanks AK
INTER: Canada, Romania
Online: Music To Heal the Heart

Sultans Of String:

Christmas Caravan

Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! 2015 JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String, as they deliver an exuberant performance featuring originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter's night. From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising and delightful holiday fiesta heats up when Sultans of String bring their signature sound to well known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, The Huron Carol (with gorgeous newly-translated Indigenous lyrics), Little Drummer Boy, a Feliz Navidad ska party, a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as a Gypsy-jazz inspired Django Christmas, and a Rumba-Flamenca fuelled Jingle Bells. Sultans of String are joined by shimmering guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell (Jane Siberry, Emmylou Harris, Alanis Morissette).

15 NEW  142 TOTAL
SYND:
FolkAlley, The Midnight Speical, CBC, Modern Jazz Today
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD, Stingray
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Miami, Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Miami, Berkeley CA, Orlando, Albuquerque, Tucson, Madison WI, Hartford, Wichita, NE(Statewide), WV(Statewide), Montreal, Barcelona
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Germany, Romania, Israel
Online: billboard, NYTimes, New World Buzz, exclaim!*@#, Zephyr Planet Radio, CalmRadio.com, fyi Music News, World Music Central, Quisqueya FM, world beat Canada, NOW Magazine, BAYTODAY, The Hamilton Spectator, GURU, SPILL MAGAZINE, The News Herald, Acoustic Frontier

Soundtracks:

The Breadwinner

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of THE BREADWINNER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Academy Award®-winning composer Mychael Danna and Emmy nominated composer Jeff Danna. The soundtrack will available digitally and on CD November 17. The film will also be released in the U.S. on November 17th. The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.

27 TOTAL
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Louisville, Sacramento, Reno, Honolulu, CA(Statewide), Canada
Online: CalmRadio, Musicas Imaginadas, Global Roots and Culture, Soundtrack Geek  

Soundtracks:

Murder on the Orient Express

Sony Music proudly announces the release of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Patrick Doyle, including a song performed by Michelle Pfeiffer with lyrics by Kenneth Branagh. What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

18 TOTAL
SYND: 
The Score
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD, Stingray
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Portland, Detroit, Albuquerque, San Antonio, El Paso, MI(Statewide), AL(Statewide), Canada
Online: GURU

Soundtracks:

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Sony Classical announces the release of GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Carter Burwell. GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

29 NEW  32 TOTAL
SYND:
 The Score
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Portland, Detroit, MI(Statewide), SC(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Canada, Spain, Romania
Online: CalmRadio, XRAY.FM, Zephyr Planet Radio Network  

Soundtracks:

Professor Marston And The Wonder Women

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Professor Marston And The Wonder Women (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).  Featuring composer Tom Howe's original score, the soundtrack will be available digitally and on CD October 13. 

Stage 6 Films' PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. On October 13, the film will be released in U.S. theaters in association with Annapurna Pictures.

"Working with Angela was fantastic," exclaims Howe. "I was lucky enough to join the project before Angela filmed anything. Early conversations with her about the characters and story arc meant I was able to write a suite which she listened to on set and this formed the main theme and palette for the Marstons. The music takes us on an emotional journey tracking the ups and downs of the Marstons story infusing a subtle twist by using unusual percussion and bondage sounds."

Soundtracks:

JANE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of JANE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with a new score of Grammy® and Academy Award ®-nominated composer Philip Glass. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, Academy award nominated director Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.

15 NEW  50 TOTAL
Markets include:
New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Albuquerque, Austin, Louisville, Knoxville, SC(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Romania
Online: Zephyr Planet Radio, Musicas Imaginadas, CalmRadio.com, Journeyscapes, Taintradio

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniil Trifonov:

Schubert - Trout Quintet

Anne-Sophie Mutter, who celebrated the 40th anniversary of her professional debut last year, and Daniil Trifonov, now in his mid-twenties, join forces with three young string-playing alumni of the Mutter Foundation for a new release on DG. The all-Schubert album features the composer's Piano Quintet in A Major, known as the Trout Quintet; Notturno in E-flat Major, a sublime late work for violin, cello and piano; and arrangements of the songs "Ständchen" and "Ave Maria" for violin and piano.

14 NEW  39 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, BeethovenSat, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Detroit, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis, Baltimore, MN(Statewide),NE(Statewide), MN(Statewide), Canada
Online: AccuRadio

Brian Newman:

I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

"Trumpeter, singer, and Lady Gaga band leader Brian Newman releases - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, his second single since signing with Verve Records. His forthcoming debut solo album will showcase the diversity and originality of his musical signature, recently inspiring the New York Times to note his "swinging music…and noteworthy style." The release will incorporate creative takes on rock classics as well as jazz standards. In addition to the Bennett/Gaga tour, he has collaborated with Jose Feliciano and Dierks Bentley."

8 NEW  24 TOTAL
SYND:
Modern Jazz Today 
Markets Include: St. Louis, Long Islan NY, Monroe CT, Tallahassee FL, Pensacola  FL, Wichita KS, Reno NV, Petersburg VA, Vancouver, Modern Jazz Today
INTER: Canada, UK, Spain Germany
Online: AccuRadio

Boyz II Men:

Under the Streetlight

Celebrating over 25 years in show business, four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men return with their latest album Under the Streetlight (Sony Masterworks) available October 20. A tribute to the classic, harmony driven sound that inspired the iconic R&B trio,Under the Streetlight, features a personal selection of timeless songs chosen by founding member Nathan Morris, tenor Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris, plus one original song - all with a Boyz II Men twist.

17 NEW  115 TOTAL
SYND: AP, abcNews, CBC
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Detroit, Baltimore, Berkeley CA, Albuquerque, Orlando, Madison WI, Barcelona, Pisa, Sydney
INTER: Canada, Italy, Spain, Australia
Online: Jazz From Gallery 41, MOJA, Sun Music, Jazz Weekly, popentertainment.com, Green Arrow, RMR, popentertainment, THISISRnB, SOULTRACKS, LIPSTICK ALLEY, allmusic, popentertainment.com, The Michael Baisden Show, Paste, SINGERSROOM, SOULBOUNCE, The Eclectic Chair, StageBuddy, MyVSRadio, radioinfo, Jazz from Gallery 41, Woeld Religion News, SPIN, Country Living, Yahoo

11 JazzWeek ADD's

Banda Magda:

Tigre

"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.

6 NEW  64 TOTAL
SYND: 
NPR, CBC
Markets include: Los Angeles, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Detroit, Austin, Berkeley CA, Santa Cruz CA, Spokane WA, Bozeman MT, Montreal, Barcelona
INTER: Canada, Spain, Slovakia
Online: Global Roots and Culture, SoundRoots.org, Taintradio, world beat canada, New World Buzz, New Model Radio, SoulandJazz, Jambase, JazzWeekly, The Georgia Straight, axs, Shepherd Express, BroadwayWorld

all tour press by    rockpaperscissors

Leif Ove Andsnes:

Sibelius

Leif Ove Andsnes will follow his string of award-winning Beethoven concerto recordings for Sony Classical with an album of solo piano works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Sibelius wrote over 150 works for piano, but the composer's works for the instrument have long languished in the shadow of his orchestral music. His piano pieces were often seen as lacking in the rich, sonorous textures that the composer brought to his full orchestral works and were therefore largely disregarded. Andsnes has scoured the composer's entire piano output, carefully selecting the pieces he believes deserve recognition and with which he feels a strong personal connection, uncovering ‘intriguing works with the wonderful Sibelius qualities we know'.

15 NEW  82 TOTAL
SYND: 
Classical 24, Beethoven Net
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cleveland, Portland, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Baltimore, Sacramento, Berkeley CA, Louisville, Santa Fe, Hartford CT, MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), CO(Statewide), SC(Statewide), WI(Statewide), AL(Statewide), NE(Statewide), IN(Statewide), Honolulu
INTER: Canada, UK
Online: FT, theartsdesk

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!

7 NEW  127 TOTAL
SYND: 
NPR/Jazz Night In America, PRI/Jazz After Hours, CBC
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, Portland, New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis, Kansas City, Austin, Indianapolis, Orlando, Memphis, Madison WI, Tampa, Berkeley CA, Sacramento, San Antonio, Knoxville, Hartford CT, Omaha NE, Reno NV, IA(Statewide), MS(Statewide), Vancouver
Online: Soulandjazz.com, MOJA , Sun Music, The Eclectic Chair, Jazz From Gallery 41, Green Arrow Radio, Radio Free Amsterdam, Radio Valencia, Jazz&Blues Report, Taintradio

All JazzWeek Reporting by New World & Jazz

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.

27 NEW  83 TOTAL
SYND:
NPR, C24, TRH, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Dallas, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Portland, Cincinnati, Detroit, NJ(Statewide), MN(Statewide), IA(Statewide), AL(Statewide), NE(Statewide), Canada
Online: The Rehearsal Studio  

Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov:

Romanza

Star soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, are releasing a new duet album of love songs, Romanza, on September 1, 2017. Eighteen original romantic love songs were written and composed specially for the couple by Russian producer Igor Krutoy.  Romanza is not only Anna Netrebko's first duet album with husband Yusif, but also her first foray out of the realm of traditional core repertoire. Producer Igor Krutoy wrote all 18 album tracks with Anna and Yusif in mind. Many years of working together closely and a one of a kind friendship that stems from his collaboration with Anna and Yusif allowed Igor to write love songs that not only perfectly match their voices, but also are an homage to love in general.

23 TOTAL
SYND:
 C24, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Wash DC, Dallas, Minneapolis, Portland, Detroit,  SC(Statewide), MN(Statewide), Canada
Online: AccuRadio

Angele Dubeau & La Pieta:

Max Richter - Portrait

Angèle Dubeau has always stood out for the quality of her playing, her adventurous musical undertakings and her irreproachable artistic journey. An artist very much her own and a musician of her time, the violinist has often found a source of inspiration and an important influence in contemporary works. The new album Max Richter: Portrait by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà is a striking addition to the Portrait series, music of great depth and acute sensitivity.

13 NEW  58 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, CBC
Direct: Music Choice, MOOD, SpaFax
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Minneapolis, Portland, Detroit, Denver, Santa Fe, MN(Statewide), CO(Statewide), WV(Statewide), AL(Statewide), WI(Statewide)
INTER: Canada, UK
Online: allmusic, AccuRadio

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."

16 NEW  121 TOTAL
SYND:
 UnderCurrents, Folk Alley, Radio DeLuxe, Acoustic Cafe, CBC
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, Australia, New Zealand
Online: RollingStone, CSM, AccuRadio, CBFwebRADIO, Music To Heal the Heart, CalmRadio.com, Phase Global Radio, Jazz From Gallery 41, Consequence Of Sound, Jazz Weekly, Green Arrow Radio, ZephyrPlanetRadio, Quiet Music

Yannick Nezet-Seguin:

Mendelssohn - Symphonies 1-5

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.

17 NEW  52 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, Beethoven Net, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Portland, New Orleans, Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Piyttsburgh, Cincinnati, Honolulu, MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), SC(Statewide), Canada
Online: BroadwayWorld, Passion Musique et Culture  

Soundtracks:

TEEN WOLF

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of two albums celebrating the MTV original series Teen Wolf.  The Teen Wolf – Original Television Soundtrack features beloved indie rock and electronica songs used throughout the series from artists including Young the Giant, Mikky Ekko, Fink, and the haunting cover of "Bad Moon Rising" performed by Mourning Ritual feat. Peter Dreimanis. The Teen Wolf – Original Television Score features original music written by composer Dino Meneghin (Taking the Stage, Eye Candy) including "Teen Wolf Main Title."

Martin Hayes Quartet:

The Blue Room

Soundtracks:

Thank You For Your Service

Sony Music proudly announces the release of THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with the music by Grammy® Winner and Oscar® nominated composer Thomas Newman (Bridges of Spies, Skyfall, American Beauty, Finding Nemo, The Shawshank Redemption).  

21 TOTAL
SYND:
The Score, Sixty Second CD
Direct: SiriusXM, Music Choice, MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Portland, San Antonio, Long Is. NY, IA(Statewide), MI(Statewide)
Online: GURU

Francesco Tristano:

Piano Circle Songs

With the release of his new album, acclaimed pianist Francesco Tristano returns to his first passion with a selection of beautiful, newly composed works for solo piano. Piano Circle Songs – his first solo piano recording in 5 years – also features award-winning Canadian pianist and songwriter Chilly Gonzales on four of the tracks, of which Gonzales composed "Tryst" himself for the album. After several years of working with beat-driven electronic music, Tristano's latest recording explores the gentler, more innocent side of his creative personality with simple, poignant melodies being the key creative impetus.

16 NEW  21 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, TRH CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Portland, Detroit, Baltimore, Denver, Hartford Ct., MN(Statewide), SC(Statewide), Canada
Online: AccuRadio

Karl Jenkins:

Symphonic Adiemus

Sir Karl Jenkins presents Symphonic Adiemus, the new album of epic proportions. Brand new recordings of the greatest moments from the Adiemus series features an extended orchestra of over 100, including over 20 layers of classical and ethnic percussion, and a choir of 80. With judicious use of multi-tracking, there are sometimes over 400 participants heard at any one time. 

31 TOTAL
SYND:
 C24, CBC
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis, Austin, SC(Statewide), AL(Statewide), MI(Statewide), Barcelona
INTER: Canada, Spain
Online: Passion Musique et Culture, Musicas Imaginadas

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends:

New Worlds

Through a chance meeting on a flight from Berlin to New York, actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler became fast friends, curious about each others' artistic worlds and interests.  The result of their collaboration is New Worlds, an unexpected and enchanting exploration of the intersection of music and literature. Both the recording and live events feature songs paired with literary readings brought to life with classical music. New Worlds is released today on Decca Gold, with multiple tour dates including Chicago, Buffalo, Santa Barbara, and New York City. (Full Itinerary Below)

53 TOTAL
SYND:
CBS, NPR, C24
Direct: MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Cleveland, Portland, Minneapolis, Detroit, San Diego, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Hartford CT, Buffalo, CA(Statewide), Toronto
INTER: Canada, UK
Online: DIFFUSER, Newsweek, Konbini, RollingStone, Vanity Fair  

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.

6 NEW  183 TOTAL
SYND: PRI/Jazz After Hours - Jazz Happening Now, Voice of America, Jazz Variations, Radio DeLuxeAll 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, Baltimore, Sacramento, Louisville, Albuquerque, Long Island NY, Madison WI, Memphis, Knoxville, Hartford CT, Tulsa OK, Santa Fe, 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, Soulandjazz.com, Que4 Radio, Jazz & Blues Report, JazzWax, Jazz Weekly, Green Arrow, Radio Free Amsterdam, Jazz with David Basse, LEMON WIRE, BroadwayWorld, Radio Valencia, Sun Music, Taintradio, Straightnochaser, Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe

58 JazzWeek ADD's

Rolando Villazon, Ildar Abdrazakov:

Duets

Following their collaboration in DG's Grammy-nominated recording of Le Nozze di Figaro, star tenor Rolando Villazón and incoming MET music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, join forces with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal and Ildar Abdrazakov, "one of the most sought-after young basses in the operatic world" (Vanity Fair), for Duets. The album features tenor and bass duets from drammi giocosi and opéras comiques by composers such as Bizet, Donizetti, Gounod, Rossini and more.

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.

23 NEW  147 TOTAL
SYND: 
PRI/Jazz After Hours, VOA, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Portland, Denver, New Orleans, Baltimore, Austin, San Antonio, Orlando, Tampa, Sacramento, Wichita KS, Knoxville TN, Rochester NY, WV(Statewide),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, Soulandjazz.com, MOJA, Taintradio, Radio Free Amsterdam, Cloudcasts, Stage and Cinema, BroadwayWorld, StageBuddy, JazzWeekly, Jazz Spotlight on Sinatra

46 JazzWeek ADD's

Anne Akiko Meyers:

Fantasia

Anne Akiko Meyers new Fantasia recording marks her 35th studio album and is one of her most important projects to date. The Billboard Top Selling Classical Instrumentalist of the Year has had numerous albums reach the Number 1 spot and Fantasia is expected to perform as the album captures incredible virtuosity and poetic color with these iconic works by Ravel, Einojuhani Rautavaara's last major work, written for Meyers, and Karol Szymanowski's sensuous Violin Concerto No. 1.

14 NEW  86 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, TRH, CBC, BBC
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD, iTunes
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Portland, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Austin, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Honolulu, NE(Statewide), NE(Statewide), MI(Statewide)
INTER: Canada, UK
Online: Grammophone, AccuRadio

Lexi Walker:

INSPIRE

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." 

Matt Haimovitz | Christopher O'Riley:

TROIKA

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 is on the PENTATONE Oxingale Series.

48 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Minneapolis, Portland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Austin, Louisville, Albuquerque, NE(Network), MN(Network), Canada
Online: SLIPPED DISC, The Listener's Club, STITCHER

Cast Albums:

SpongeBob SquarePants - Original Cast Recording

The Original Cast Recording of SpongeBob SquarePants – The New Musical - album features a score of original songs unlike anything Broadway has ever heard and is produced by Scott Riesett and Tom Kitt, with executive producers Scott Farthing, Doug Cohn and Susan Vargo. A special two-LP vinyl version of the recording will be released November 3, in anticipation of the show's Broadway performances which begin November 6 at the Palace Theater in New York City.

20 TOTAL
SYND: 
NPR/First Listen
Direct: SiriusXM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Hartford CT, AL(Statewide)
INTER: UK
Online: Stage Buddy, Affinity, The Reviews Hub, Britishtheatre.com  

Lyn Stanley:

The Moonlight Sessions, Volume One & Two

With her unmistakable signature style, Southern California-based jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley has a knack for making every tune her own. On ‘The Moonlight Sessions, Volume One,' Stanley works her vocal magic on a diverse collection of material, from "Close Your Eyes" to "Crazy" to "Girl Talk" to "How Insensitive." Whether interpreting a tune by Glenn Miller, Willie Nelson, Antonio Carlos Jobim, or Rodgers and Hart, there's no doubt that Lyn Stanley will put her distinctive stamp on each cover. Though she delivers every song with finesse and the confidence of a veteran song stylist, Stanley is just a few years into her vocal career. Releasing her first album, Lost in Romance in 2013, Stanley's impeccable phrasing allows the alto to communicate the lyrics with the sureness of an expert storyteller.

7 NEW  82 TOTAL
SYND: CBC
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando, Long Island, Reno, Madison, Honolulu, ME(Statewide), WV(Statewide), Vanvouver, Barcelona, Berlin
INTER: Canada, Spain, Germany, South Africa
Online: Jazz & Blues Report, Jazz From Gallery 41, Jazz Weekly, MOJA, Jazz Spolight on Sinatra, jazzradio.com, GreenArrow, Que4 Radio, MAKING A SCENE  

Valerie Milot:

Trios for Violin, Cello & Harp

Analekta announces the release of the excellent album Trios for violin, cello and harp, an ambitious collaborative project featuring three accomplished young musicians recognized for their excellence: harpist Valérie Milot, violinist Antoine Bareil and cellist Stéphane Tétreault. Recorded at Église Saint-Augustin in Mirabel, Québec, during this past winter, the album highlights how well the musicians complement each other and the graceful blend of their instruments, first in the lively and ethereal trio by Jacques Ibert, and then, in strong contrast, in the trio composed by Henriette Renié – a composer known for the virtuosity of her works – in which the harp rises to the rank of solo instrument. The spirited Danse des Lutins for solo harp by the same composer, as well as the intense Passacaglia for violin and cello by Johan Halvorsen, inspired by Handel's Harpsichord Suite No. 7 in G minor, allow listeners to appreciate the musicality and immense talent of the three musicians, who are heard last of all playing the Schubert lied "Lob der Tränen" in a transcription of great delicacy.

14 NEW  84 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, CBC
Direct: Sirius, MOOD
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Seattle, Austin, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Columbus OH, Santa Fe NM, Hartford CT., MN(Statewide), MI(Statewide), SC(Statewide), WI(Statewide), NE(Statewide), WV(Statewide), Honolulu, Canada
Online: AccuRadio, Passion Musique et Culture

Jane Ira Bloom:

Wild Lines / Improvising Emily Dickinson

American original Jane Ira Bloom does it again. This time the 21st-century soprano saxophonist reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson in two different settings. This new 2 CD pack, has the quartet (Dawn Clement (piano), Mark Helias (bass)& Bobby Previte (drums) interpretating Dickinson's poetry both instrumentaly and in spoken word settings that feature readings by popular stage & film actor Deborah Rush. After the success of her 2016 trio album release Early Americans, Bloom shifts gears with Wild Lines / Improvising Emily Dickinson. Bloom composed Wild Lines when she was awarded a 2015 CMA/ Doris Duke New Jazz Works commission. She was inspired to musically reimagine Dickinson when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser herself.

309 TOTAL
SYND:
 PRI/Jazz After Hours, Jazz FM
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, Cleveland, Portland, Seattle, Detroit, Austin, St. Louis, Kansas City, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Berkeley CA, San Antonio, Louisville, Knoxville, Orlando, Madison WI, Long Island NY, Omaha, Hartford CT, WV(Statewide), OR(Statewide), ME(Statewide), Honolulu, Vancouver, Berlin, Pisa, Oslo
INTER: Canada, Mexico, UK, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Austria, Norway, Russia, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
Online: MOJA, Jazz From Gallery 41, Downbeat, Soulandjazz.com, salt peanuts, Contemporary Fusion Review, LEMON WIRE, Midwest Record, Green Arrow, Jazz Views, Radio Valencia, Jazzandrock.com, Keys and Chords, era jazzu  

14 Jazzweek ADD's

Stephen Marchionda:

Granados - La Guitarra Poetica

The new release from Stephen Marchionda, "La guitarra poética", celebrates Enrique Granados' 150th anniversary with adventurous transcriptions for guitar taken from the composer's original piano music. During his lifetime Granados was highly valued for the poetry of his compositions, and Marchionda, honors this aspect with personal and virtuostic arrangements for guitar which breathe the poetic spirit. The guitar holds a special place in Spain, so not surprisingly it's imitated repeatedly in the original piano version of Danzas españolas. Especially impressive is the dazzling intensification of Rondalla aragonesa which culminates in wild rasgueados that embrace flamenco. Marchionda's renderings create an impressive authenticity and an illuminating link to Granados' interest in Spanish folkloric music.

13 NEW  99 TOTAL
SYND: 
C24, Beethoven Net, CBC
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD
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Online: AccuRadio, Passion Musique et Culture

David Chesky:

Concertos 2 & 3

Following the release of his stunning Venetian Concertos, composer/pianist David Chesky has written two new concertos, this time for piano.  Inspired by the chaos of his adopted New York City, these virtuosic concertos are a mixture of energy, rhythmic drive and serenity.  Like most of his recent work, they combine modern compositional styles with both jazz and reverence for classical forms in Chesky's own unique manner.

11 NEW  37 TOTAL
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Online: AccuRadio

Daniel Hsu:

Cliburn BRONZE 2017

The digital release of selections from Bronze winner Daniel Hsu will be available August 18. Performance highlights from the competition include Beethoven's Sonata No.31 in A-flat Major, Op.110 and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a "poet…[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes," the 20-year-old American pianist also captured prizes for best performance of both the commissioned work and chamber music at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 

33 TOTAL
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Alain Lefevre - BPO, Falletta:

Mathieu-Con. No. 3 | Gershwin-An American In Paris

Analekta is proud to announce the release of André Mathieu: Concerto No. 3, the 21st album by the great pianist and composer Alain Lefèvre to be released by the label. Alain Lefèvre unveils the results of three years of hard work by Jacques Marchand, George Nicholson and himself aimed at restoring, in its original form, André Mathieu's famous Concerto No. 3.

Presented as a world premiere in February 2017 in Buffalo, where it was performed by Alain Lefèvre (who has been responsible for Mathieu's rehabilitation in cultural memory both here and elsewhere) and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of the renowned JoAnn Falletta, the reconstituted Concerto No. 3 was enthusiastically received by the audience. Recorded at those performances, the album André Mathieu: Concerto No. 3 accurately conveys the brilliance of Alain Lefèvre and the enthusiasm of the musicians, aware as they were of sharing a highly emotional and one-of-a-kind moment. JoAnn Falletta had previously collaborated with Alain Lefèvre in presenting works by Mathieu – in New York's Carnegie Hall in 2013, among other settings.

28 NEW  68 TOTAL
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Online: Accuradio

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
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Online: AccuRadio, Passion Musique et Culture

Juan Diego Florez:

Mozart

Acclaimed across the globe for the beauty of his voice, the emotional power of his performances, and his extraordinarily dazzling high notes, the Peruvian superstar tenor Juan Diego Flórez has so far in his career focussed almost exclusively on the masterpieces of the bel canto repertoire by Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini, and others. Now, in his eagerly awaited debut recording for Sony Classical, he turns his attention to a composer with whose works his talents also have an ideal relationship.‘I've always wanted to do it, but now is the time. I finally feel I'm ready to convey the expressiveness, the simplicity, the universality – in short, the magic - of Mozart.'

20 NEW  48 TOTAL
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Online: Passion Musique et Culture

Christen Lien:

ELPIS

Christen Lien is an avant-garde artist who creates an innovative brand of musical storytelling. She bends the classical genre by integrating innovative technology and collaborating with artists and musicians from many mediums. Christen has performed for heads of state, diplomats, Fortune 100 executives, royalty, celebrities, and has inspired many crowds around the globe. "I wanted to create a music and storytelling project that explored the dark side of hope, an experience that investigated not only how hope aids us in times of need, but also explored how hope can hold us back, how it is used tirelessly in political propaganda and mass manipulation," said Christen Lien. "I believe our lack of exploration around the dark side of hope is a blind spot for our society, and the vehicle for this exploration is the music, poetry and story of ELPIS."

13 NEW  42 TOTAL
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Albuquerque, Berkeley CA, Baton Rouge, Saint Augustine FL, Urbana IL, Montclair NJ, Worcester MA, Stroudsberg PA, Denton TX
INTER: Canada, Spain, Slovakia, Australia
Online: Soulandjazz.com, Passion Musique et Culture, GURU

Kenny Broberg:

Cliburn SILVER 2017

A native of Minneapolis, 24-year-old pianist Kenny Broberg won the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with performances that showed "an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum" (Texas Classical Review). Released digitally on Decca Gold, Cliburn Silver 2017 features a selection of Broberg's live solo performances from the competition, including Bach's Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911 and Barber's Sonata for Piano, Op.26. He will be performing recital and concerto tours across the United States. 

36 NEW  39 TOTAL
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Online: AccuRadio