Album Picks

Frances Quinlan, “Likewise”, by Stefan Zorn

Jun 02, 2020

 

I received a message from my children’s school yesterday that started with “Now that we are in week 7 of the stay-at-home order…”.

Bela Fleck, The Ripple Effect, by David Hicks

Jun 02, 2020

The Ripple Effect

Bela Fleck is one of those musicians who has incorporated his playing ability into a variety of musical styles. 

The Last Waltz, by Gregory Morgan

Jun 02, 2020

My recording of the month is the 40th Anniversary Deluxe edition of The Band’s Last Waltz.  I have long loved the timeless quality of The Band’s music and the 40th Anniversary edition of the last Waltz is fantastic.

Singing with Nightingales, by Alon Sagee

Jun 02, 2020

My music pick for May is definitely different. Three hours of nature sounds, Music, and poetry for Earth Day 2020. This is like a long high-quality podcast composed and written for voice,

Johnny Smith, by Grant Stoner

Jun 02, 2020

My album pick for this month is the self-titled “Johnny Smith” Verve 1967 vinyl.  For those in the know, Johnny Smith is one of the great jazz guitarists. 

Sarah Harmer, “Are You Gone”, by Stefan Zorn

Mar 31, 2020

Wow, so these are truly interesting times. Have you ever heard the word “unprecedented” as often? What surprised me about this “Black Swan” event is how quickly it happened.

Westwood Song, by David Hicks

Mar 28, 2020

My music pick for this month is a piece of jazz music composed in 1975 but not
published until 1985 and never recorded in its entirety (20 plus minutes) until just this
year. You may have heard an 11 minute and 30 second version of the piece, recorded
(1979) by Roger Bobo with Roger Kellaway on piano, but this is the first recording of
the work in its entirety.

“Johnny Smith”, by Grant Stoner

Mar 26, 2020

My album pick for this month is the self-titled Johnny Smith, Verve 1967 vinyl, V6-8692.  For those in the know, Johnny Smith is one of the great jazz guitarists. 

“Telemann Tafelmusik”, by Grant Stoner

Mar 26, 2020

My album pick for this month is Telemann Tafelmusik, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, 1977 vinyl (Quadrophonic) LC 0761.  Telemann is one of my favorite composers,

Qobuz Library Option, by Larry Deniston

Mar 26, 2020

Well, this month’s contribution isn’t really a music pick, but rather a fun way to listen to music with Qobuz (I don’t recall if other services have this function).