CD Hotlist - Rick Anderson writes.......With this album, bassist Pino Palladino and multi-instrumentalist/producer Blake Mills have created a weird but wonderful mix of sounds and flavors, resulting in something that is explicitly jazz-adjacent but hardly jazz. Billed as "both a producers' album and a players' album," it germinated from snippets of musical ideas that Palladino sent to Mills for his musical input, and to which Mills responded so comprehensively that eventually, in Palladino's words, "it dawned on both of us that it would be a collaborative record." From the tightly composed broken-beat groove of "Soundwalk" to the bubbling Afrobeat-plus-skronk of "Ekuté" to the slippery and funky "Chris Dave," the sound has a weirdly electronic vibe, even when most of the actual sounds are being made by acoustic instruments and the drums are live. Of course, some of the instruments credited are a bit mysterious: on one track Mills is credited with "rubberized guitar"; on another, he plays a "gamelan fretless bass." I promise this album is unlike any you've heard this year, or any year.
EL PASO INC. Celebretainment writes.....Moby has teamed up with Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah on a remix of 'Natural Blues'. The 55-year-old musician has reimagined his biggest hits from the past three decades featuring the Budapest Art Orchestra with new orchestration and arrangements for his upcoming LP, 'Reprise'. And the latest cut is a new version of the 2000 single by Moby from his acclaimed 'Play' album.
Moby said: "I've had songs that are very despairing, and some that are celebratory, but more often than not I guess my music lives in a bittersweet in-between. Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah's performances bring a new sense of yearning to the song that encompasses both light and dark tones. Their thoughtful interpretations bring out deep nuances to the track only they could uniquely offer."
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The List - Bang Showbiz writes.....Moby has been "surrounded by classical music" since his childhood. The 55-year-old star has revealed he was surrounded by lots of classical musical influences during his childhood and even though he's made his name in a different genre, his music has always featured "classical elements". He shared: "I grew up surrounded by classical music. My mother was a pianist. My great-grandmother actually taught classical composition to Arthur Fiedler, the legendary conductor. My uncle was a classical flautist. "So even though I grew up playing in punk rock bands, classical music was sort of ingrained in me from an early age."
Despite this, Moby acknowledges that his new album, 'Reprise', is markedly different to his earlier releases. The chart-topping star's upcoming album will feature orchestral and acoustic arrangements of songs from earlier in his career.
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Composer Guy Jackson is the featured guest on this Score to Screen podcast. The Sea of Solitude composer shares details about challenges he faced translating the heavy emotional themes from the video game into music as well as discusses the exciting experience of arranging tone poems for each character.
The Score to Screen podcast series is produced and hosted by Crossover Media's Max Horowitz. LISTEN
Sea of Solitude takes you on a personal journey of a young woman's loneliness. As the gameplay unfolds, set sail across a beautiful and evolving world, where nothing is quite what it seems. Meet fantastical creatures and monsters, learn their stories, and solve challenges. Explore a flooded city, either by boat, on foot, or by swimming through the water itself. Dare to look what lies beneath the surface, in a haunting struggle of darkness and light, and discover what it truly means to be human.
Based in North London, Guy Jackson specializes in highly crafted layered musical compositions, amalgamating acoustic and electronic sounds while encompassing both classical and ambient genres. His work is perfectly suited to the silver screen, enhancing and supporting the mood and tone of a broad variety of visual content. Guy is the resident composer and sound designer for Berlin based online game creators, Jo-Mei Games. He scored and produced the sound effects for titles such as Koyotl, Who Let the Pets Out? and Monkey Bay. Another of the titles that benefited from the Guy Jackson treatment, Brave Little Beasties (published 2013), was rated 10/10 for sound by Browsergame-magazin.de ─ proof, if ever there was any doubt, that a Guy Jackson score will enhance your visual creative. In association with his long-term collaborator, pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, Guy produced two CDs with the critically acclaimed Transparent Music project, which features musicians such as the legendary Davy Spillane, trumpeter Arve Henriksen, bassist Mo Foster and slide guitarist Michael Messer.
SEA OF SOLITUDE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)
1. Discover the Past
2. Leave Me Alone
3. Sunny's Theme
4. I Picture You Before Me (instrumental)
5. Through the Dark Matrix
6. Kay's Theme
7. Overcome with Emotion
8. Engulfed by the Monster
9. The Onward Journey
10. Octopus Theme
11. My Floating Sanctuary
12. Lonely Dark Shadows
15. Cold on the Outside
16. Battaglia - Lento Cortese
17. Braving the Cold
18. I Picture You Before Me
19. The Darker Side
20. What If?
COMINGSOON.net - JEFF AMES writes....Welcome to a special edition of CS Score, soundtrack lovers! This week we're jumping right to the chase to get to our amazing interviews with Jeff Russo, composer of hit shows such as Fargo, Star Trek: Picard, Lucifer, For All Mankind and Clarice, among many others. We also got a chance to speak with composer Osei Essed, who has worked on the documentaries Accept the Call, True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality and the recently release Amend: Fight for America.
Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer, Jeff Russo is creating some of the most varied and compelling music for television, film and video games. Russo earned an Emmy Award, and two additional nominations, for his score on FX's Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning series Fargo. His music can be heard on CBS's Star Trek: Picard; Star Trek: Discovery; and Clarice; Netflix's Cursed; Altered Carbon; The Umbrella Academy; Apple TV+'s For All Mankind and Starz's Power. Past credits include Hulu's The Act, FX's Legion, Starz's Counterpart, Noah Hawley's feature film Lucy in the Sky, Mark Wahlberg's action-thriller film Mile 22, Craig Macneill's Lizzie and more. Russo also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Music for Annapurna Interactive's video game, What Remains of Edith Finch.
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I Pray For My Enemies is the name of the first new recording in a decade from Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named Poet Laureate of the United States. It's an album of singing, speaking and playing from Joy and a variety of top-notch musicians that seeks healing for a troubled world.
It was released March 5th, 2021, and Michigan's PublicRadio90 KURT HAUSWIRTH spoke with her about it.
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Musical pioneer Moby is set to release his new album Reprise, on May 28th via Deutsche Grammophon. Reprise sees Moby revisiting and reimagining musical highlights from his past. Together with the Budapest Art Orchestra, he has re-envisioned some of his most recognizable rave classics and anthems with new arrangements for orchestra and acoustic instruments. He's also joined by a stellar line-up of guest artists from across the musical spectrum, including Alice Skye, Amythyst Kiah, Apollo Jane, Darlingside, Gregory Porter, Jim James, Kris Kristofferson, Luna Li, Mark Lanegan, Mindy Jones, Nataly Dawn, Skylar Grey and Víkingur Ólafsson.
Reprise includes Moby's biggest tracks including; Natural Blues.' Originaly released as the fifth single from his fifth studio album 'Play' on March 6, 2000, the song is built around vocals sampled from "Trouble So Hard" by American folk singer Vera Hall (1937). 'Natural Blues was one of several songs on Play produced by Moby based on samples obtained from albums of American folk music originally compiled by field collector Alan Lomax. The single was first released in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. In Iceland it peaked at number 1.
Moby - Natural Blues makes this week's JazzFM - B List
Three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated pianist Joey Alexander follows his major-label debut album, WARNA (Verve Records), with three new singles "SALT" (March 19: LINK), "Under the Sun" (April 23: LINK), and "Summer Rising" (May 28) set for global release on Verve.
Multi GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist/composer Arturo O'Farrill and nonprofit the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) announces today they have reached more than 1 million people in over 25 countries through their innovative "ALJA Digital Village" programming since its launch one year ago in March 2020.
Cande y Paulo, the Argentinian duo who caught the attention of the world when a performance of ‘Barro Tal Vez', an achingly intense but minimalist Argentine rock classic went viral on YouTube amassing over 12 million views, today announce their debut.
This is the third volume of the Danish String Quartet's ongoing Prism series, which shows how the radiance of Bach's fugues is refracted through Beethoven's quartets to illuminate the work of later composers.
Icelandic pianist and post-classical composer Eydís Evensen has confirmed details of her debut album, BYLUR, which will be released on 23rd April, 2021 by XXIM Records, Sony's new imprint for innovative, post-genre instrumental music.
Rachel Barton Pine - Mozart Violin Concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante K364 is WCRB/WGBH 'CD Of the Week'
Posted: January 12, 2015 12:00 AM
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In connection with Mozart's birthday on January 27, Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine debuts on AVIE records performing the five Mozart Violin Concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante K364 with Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (AV 2317). The two-album set will be released January 13 and also features the recording debut of violist Matthew Lipman.
"She is one of the most honest of violin players I have ever heard. And it's a great attraction in this [project], there is no utter embellishment, everything is there for a purpose and musically speaking it makes such good sense with her," said Sir Neville about the collaboration. Rachel Barton Pine - Mozart Violin Concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante K364 is WCRB/WGBH 'CD Of the Week.'
Chart-topping, international violin soloist Rachel Barton Pine, joined by multi-faceted conductor Teddy Abrams and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, releases Dvořák and Khachaturian Violin Concertos, on AVIE on November 1. The album, featuring Dvořák's Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 53 and Khachaturian's Violin Concerto in D minor, highlights each composer's prominent use of his own traditional ethnic music.
Dvořák and Khachaturian Violin Concertos marks Pine's 39th recording and fifth album on AVIE records (AV 2375). Pine's previous four 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; Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violinby Johann Sebastian Bach, and Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton all debuted on the classical charts.
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Cedille Records' best-selling artist and longtime advocate for music by Black composers, performs a program of blues-influenced classical works for solo violin and violin and piano by Black composers of the 20th and 21st centuries on Blues Dialogues: Music by Black Composers, her newest Cedille Records album. Pianist Matthew Hagle, Pine's longtime recital partner, joins her on their third album together on Cedille and Pine's 21st for the Chicago-based label.
'Blues Dialogues' features several world-premiere recordings: Noel Da Costa's A Set of Dance Tunes for Solo Violin, Dolores White's expanded, four-movement version of her Blues Dialogues for solo violin, and Billy Childs's Incident on Larpenteur Avenue, a single-movement violin sonata exploring the events and impact of the 2016 killing of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer.
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).
Rachel Barton Pine has released - Bel Canto Paganini: 24 Caprices and other Works for Solo Violin. A musical tightrope that samples virtually all of the most challenging techniques possible on the violin, this, Pine's 35th album will mark her third release on Avie records and makes her the first American-born female violinist to record this repertoire. In tribute to Paganini's legendary cultivation of his devilish reputation, the album was released in stores in May, the same month as his death
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RACHEL BARTON PINE RELEASES TESTAMENT:
COMPLETE SONATAS AND PARTITAS FOR SOLO VIOLIN BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
ON AVIE RECORDS
Pine Is The Only American Gold Medalist of the J.S. Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig, Germany
Album Release Coincides with Bach's March 21 Birthday
In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach's March 21 birthday, Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine releases her recording Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The album – her second on Avie Records – is available for sale on April 1.
Johann Sebastian Bach's contributions to classical music are universally acknowledged and celebrated as among the most significant and profound. His contrapuntal writing continues to set the standard by which any musical composition is judged. Among the greatest examples of his mastery of counterpoint, the Six Sonatas and Partitas for unaccompanied violin are a cornerstone of every violinist's study and repertoire.
In connection with Mozart's birthday on January 27, Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine debuts on AVIE records performing the five Mozart Violin Concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante K364 with Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. The two-album set will be released January 13 and also features the recording debut of violist Matthew Lipman.
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Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs early Romantic concertos by Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann with Christoph-Mathias Mueller conducting Germany's Göttinger Symphonie Orchestera on the new album Mendelssohn & Schumann Violin Concertos (Cedille Records CDR 90000 144). Following critically praised and commercially successful recordings of the violin concertos of Brahms and Beethoven, the internationally acclaimed musician interprets two more major works of the violin literature.
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