Yearly Archives: 2003

Jens Joneleit: Chamber Music

Jens Joneleit is a modern composer who explores a range of moods and human expressions in avant-garde musical settings. This recording, featuring some of his chamber works written between 1998 and 2001, takes listeners on a musical journey that’s both … Continue reading

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Special EFX: Party

Special EFX’s latest recording "Party" finds the jazzy instrumental group going in yet another musical direction – into the world of smooth, funky club music. Guitarist-composer Chieli Minucci wrote most of the material, which features David Mann’s distinctive saxophone. The … Continue reading

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Shannon Lawson: the acoustic livingroom session

Shannion Lawson is a singer-songerwriter-guitarist who can easily fill a room with his large voice and high-energy picking, but whose reportoire is larger than its bluegrass- and country-inspired roots. On "the acoustic living room session," Lawson and his all acoustic … Continue reading

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Devil’s Workshop Big Band: Idle Hands

The 17-piece Devil’s Workshop Big Band comes from Richmond, Virginia, where bandleader Stephen Norfleet the other members met while studying music at Virginia Commonwealth University. The band developed its improvisational jazz-meets-funk sound while playing weekly gigs. This first recording is … Continue reading

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Virko Baley: Sacred Monuments

Virko Baley’s "Sacred Monuments: Symphony No. 1," is the composer-conductor’s meditation on the cycle of life and death. It is a grand work whose point of departure is the music and struggles of four Ukranian composers. Passages capture the hope … Continue reading

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John Gorka: Old Futures Gone

John Gorka is a most unusual and talented singer-songwriter. His lyrics and music tug at emotions and feelings that linger beneath the surface of everyday conversations. His latest recording, "Old Futures Gone," is an uneasy meditation on the emotional life … Continue reading

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Joe Henry: Tiny Voices

Joe Henry’s is not a typical songwriter or bandleader. He works like a filmmaker who brings different elements together and watches how it all unfolds. "Tiny Voices" is his ninth recording. In his latest musical world, one finds threads of … Continue reading

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Buck Howdy: Skidaddle!

Buck Howdy’s "Skidaddle!" is the farmer-cowboy-singer-songwriter’s major label debut of western swing-inspired songs for families with young children. Buck sings about cowboys, cowgirls and life on the range. His songs have plenty of silly lines for kids – and just … Continue reading

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Montell Jordan: Life After Def

Montell Jordan’s latest recording, "Life After Def," finds the modern R&B singer-songwriter-producer creating a deeply personal album that shares his life and lessons learned in recent years. The recording is a rare combination of great writing, fabulous singing and equally … Continue reading

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Darrell Scott: Theatre of the Unheard

Darrell Scott is one of Nashville’s best singer-songwriters. But before he wrote his well-known work, he recorded a major label debut that wasn’t released. That story now ends with "Theatre of the Unheard," where Scott re-recorded the early songs where … Continue reading

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