Antonio Vivaldi : Concertos
Antonio Vivaldi : Concertos
Another new LP from TACET! Antonio Vivaldi furnishes us with some highly enjoyable material with four solo concertos in various combinations, each one enabling different orchestra members to present themselves as soloists. From 4 violins to 2 cellos, almost everybody gets a chance to shine, and everyone brings their own range of colours. With such a colourful kaleidoscope of personalities, listening to music is even more fun! Guest leader is Ariadne Daskalakis.
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Apres Un Reve : Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis
Apres Un Reve : Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis
Gary Karr, acclaimed as »the world's leading solo bassist« (Time magazine), is, in fact, the first solo doublebassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati doublebass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky.
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Arne Domnérus ‎: Jazz At The Pawnshop Vol.1
Arne Domnérus ‎: Jazz At The Pawnshop Vol.1
Label:Proprius ‎– PRCD 7778 Format:CD, Album, Reissue Country:Sweden Released:2005 Genre:Jazz Style:Swing   This is the first of four CD volumes that fully document a legendary engagement at the Pawnshop club in Stockholm, Sweden. Featured are Arne Domnerus (doubling on alto and clarinet), pianist Bengt Hallberg, vibraphonist Lars Erstrand, bassist Georg Riedel and drummer Egil Johansen. They mostly stick to swing standards, recalling the groups of Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton. Highlights include a heated "Limehouse Blues," the African folk song "High Life," "Lady Be Good" and Coleman Hawkins's "Stuffy." All of the volumes in this series are well worth getting by straightahead jazz fans, particularly those not familiar with Arne Domnerus's excellent playing.
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Arnett Cobb –  Sizzlin’
Arnett Cobb – Sizzlin’
Another of Arnett Cobb's great Prestige sessions, this one from late 1960. Arnett Cobb and his tenor sax are joined by Red Garland on piano, J.C. Heard on drums and George Tucker on bass. The quartet cruises through six tunes – including two Arnett Cobb originals and a couple of old standards in 'The Way You Look Tonight' and 'Georgia On My Mind.'  
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Art Blakey – !!!!!Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Art Blakey – !!!!!Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Four jazz evergreens give the musicians the time and opportunity to display their soloistic talents. The real climax, however, is to be found in the harmonic layering of the three winds which lend the themes new appeal. The message was broadcasted many times until the death of Art Blakey, but the history of jazz would have been a great deal poorer without these milestone recordings on the Impulse label. Art Blakey certainly knew how to delight his audience with fire, originality, a wealth of ideas and great humor.
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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Keystone 3
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Keystone 3
The Jazz Messengers are a musical balancing act, a study in contrasts, much like Art Blakey himself. As an ensemble, this is perhaps the most dynamic and expressive sextet Art has ever fronted. The contouring of arrangements, phrasing within the charts, and the repertoire itself constitute a lesson in musicality.  
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Art Blakey Jazz Messengers – Caravan
Art Blakey Jazz Messengers – Caravan
This is an event: the Riverside debut of Art Blakey's assertive and stimulating band, in an album that finds the group celebrating its new affiliation by performing at top level form. The name "Messengers" has been an apt description of Art's several groups down through the years to this sextet. For the ability to communicate directly to an audience - to deliver the message - is and always has been a Blakey hallmark.  
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Art Pepper : Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
Art Pepper : Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
Art Pepper, alto sax; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, Bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums. Album notes don't always tell the whole story. Contemporary president Les Koenig, who rightly felt that Art had yet to record with musicians who were his equal, wanted to take advantage of Miles Davis's quintet being in L.A. But Pepper hadn't been playing for several months, and his horn was in a state of disrepair. To minimize anxiety, the session was kept secret from Art until the last minute. But Pepper always rose to a challenge: he taped to his dried-out cork, arrived for the date, and proceeded to record an album widely considered the most important of his career. This is an all tube recording from the microphones' to the tape machine.
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Art Pepper Quintet – Smack Up
Art Pepper Quintet – Smack Up
Art Pepper left a legacy of innumerable appearances on records, but his sessions for Contemporary always seemed to find him in the best company and in the best shape. Here his impassioned alto sax is appropriately applied to the compositions of six saxophonists, among them Benny Carter, Ornette Coleman, and Pepper himself.  
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B B King – Singin’ the Blues
B B King – Singin’ the Blues
King's vocals are exciting, playful and soulful; the horns are jumpin' and the piano honky tonks that thang all the way home. A number of the songs contained on these first recordings went on to become B.B. King classics, performed and re-recorded down through the years, but here are the first fresh, hot-from-the-oven versions of such tunes as "Did You Ever Love A Woman," "Every Day I Have The Blues" and "Sweet Little Angel." This is home cookin' and these are the original recipes.
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Bach – Suites For Unaccompanied Cello Complete
Bach – Suites For Unaccompanied Cello Complete
Without a doubt, Starker allows his instrument to resound freely but without forcing the tone. Starker’s full-bodied sound and technical brilliance are complemented by his finely chiseled interpretation that lends immense expression to Bach’s thrilling harmony and verve to the strict rhythmic construction of the movements. Just listen to his organ-like double-stopped passages, the eloquent dialogues, and the pure excitement created by his highly individual treatment of tempo. Then you will surely agree with the often-quoted paradox that Bach’s Cello Suites are ‘polyphony for a solo instrument’.
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Bach : Florin Paul, violin – Partitas
Bach : Florin Paul, violin – Partitas
Formerly concertmaster of Sergiu Celibidache’s Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, today Florin Paul occupies the same position with Hamburg’s North German Radio Symphony Orchestra.
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