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The New Sound Quartet: Summer Knows        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  March 4, 2007

Anyone mourning the fact that the famous Modern Jazz Quartet no longer exists may turn to the New Sound Quartet. They are a little more modern of course, but the combination of careful, clever arrangements and jazz improvisation on the highest level finds an equally perfect outlet in this new group. ... more
Ruckers, The Musical Legacy - Jos van Immerseel          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  March 4, 2007

This is indeed one of the best harpsichord recordings currently available. Jos van Immerseel talks of his love and repsect for the instruments and their makers, the great Flemish intrument makers Ruckers, Dulcken, and Couchet, which deserve as much fame as the better known Italian violin builders. ... more
Bach: Goldberg Variations - Vinikour          (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  March 3, 2007

The main positive aspect of this recording is its sonic beauty: The harpsichord played obviously is a very fine instrument, and its sound is captured directly, but intimate in a very natural surrounding. This recording is worth getting for the sound alone, for any lover of the harpsichord. As far as ... more
Couperin, Francois: Pieces de viole - Mieneke van der Velden          (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  November 8, 2006

Though not as spectatcular as Marin Marais' or St. Colombe's pieces for viol, Francois Couperin's are nonetheless beautiful pieces, delivered by Mieneke van der Velden with dignity and grace. The recorded sound of the viol and the magnificent sounding harpsichord is captured beautifully in its ... more
Sonny Rollins: The Sound of Sonny        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  February 17, 2005

This is not considered one of the groundbreaking recordings in Sonny Rollins' long career, but it ranks in the top third - the leader was in fine, relaxed form, his sidemen were alert and supportive. The choice of tunes and his performance shows his very personal musical sense of humor. Pianist ... more

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