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Alkan & Chopin - Job ter Haar, Vaughan Schlepp        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  November 3, 2013

Frankly, there is nothing substantial I could add to Geohominid's excellent, detailed review, but I feel the urge to confirm all its contents, now that I have acquired the disc. In most cases, performers switching to period instruments to present 19th century music change too little of their ... more
  October 28, 2012

This is no simple tribute to Billie Holiday presenting some chestnuts from her songbook - this is James Carter's very personal view of a world of sounds inspired by the great Lady Day. Accompanied by a 6-2-2 string section and a rhythm trio, he plays his full range of saxophones and stylistic ... more
Armand-Louis Couperin: Les claviers expressifs de Pascal Taskin          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  June 27, 2010

This is the first recording of Armand-Louis Couperin's works for two keyboards since William Christie's and David Fuller's for Harmonia Mundi France in 1981. The composer wrote one duett and three quartets for two keyboards - of the latter, only the second has survived in complete form, the lost ... more
Supreme Jazz: Carmen McRae        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  April 8, 2010

For a 1982 Montreux Jazz Festival live reocrding this sounds pretty good. If you don't mind the typical bass pickup sound, that is. Instrument separation is strict and the overall sound rather dry, the bass drum sounds a little hard and a bit obtrusive (Bailey was not using his own drum kit, I ... more
Kuijken Two Generations          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  January 9, 2010

The brothers Sigiswald & Wieland Kuijken are known for their historically informed performances, but together with their daughters and wife they use "modern" instruments. Sigiswald stresses the fact that this CD (as well as their previous efforts with works by Debussy and Schumann) should be ... more

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