Album Picks

Stravinsky, “The Rite of Spring & The Firebird Suite”, by Grant Stoner

Oct 26, 2018

My music pic for this month is Stravinsky “The Rite Of Spring“ and “The Firebird Suite” Leonard Bernstein conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic,

Rickie Lee Jones, “Traffic From Paradise”, by Alon Sagee

Oct 26, 2018

I’ve loved Rickie Lee Jones’s music for many years, and have been continuously awed by how she uses her voice as an instrument that integrates with all the other musicians to create the rich tapestry of sound that is her trademark.

Tomasz Stanko Quartet, “Soul of Things”, by Grant Stoner

Sep 27, 2018

My album pic for this month is Tomasz Stanko Quartet “ Soul Of Things” ECM 2002 cd
I have a number of Tomasz albums and this is the most laid back.

Strunz and Farah, “Misterio”, by Alon Sagee

Sep 27, 2018

I am a big fan of guitar duo Strunz and Farah. One of my reference treasures is their album Misterio, an LP I’ve had for many years and can’t tire of.

Zoë Keating, “Into The Trees”, by David Hicks

Sep 24, 2018

Trees, trees, and more trees. Zoë Keating has been described as a One-Woman Cello Orchestra. I would add that sometimes her hair has appeared to look very tree-like.

September, 2018 Album Picks

Sep 24, 2018

Grant’s Pick

My album pic for this month is Oscar Peterson Quartet Night Child on Pablo records 1979 vinyl.   This album features Oscar Peterson on acoustic and electric,

August, 2018 Album Picks

Sep 24, 2018

Alón’s Pick

Patricia Barber, Modern Cool

Probably my favorite album by a living female vocalist.  Putting Patricia Barber in that genre is only for convenience,

July, 2018 Album Picks

Sep 24, 2018

Alón’s Pick

Greensleeves, by the Shoji Yokouchi Trio. Three Blind Mice/Impex reissue

In my earliest years as an audiophile, I was thrilled by a record label whose recordings I found to be my highest reference —

June, 2018 Album Picks

Sep 24, 2018

Grant’s Pick

My music pic for this month is Shelly Manne and His Friends, My Fair LadyContemporary records 1956 vinyl mono.

May, 2018 Album Picks

Sep 24, 2018

Grant’s Pick
 

Lest you all think I’m some sort of jazz, prof rock snob.. I present to you this month’s music pick,