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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Monthly Archives: August 2003
Composer-guitarist James Emery’s "Transformations" contains his second major composition for orchestra and a handful of quartet pieces. The orchestra work, "Transformations," features Vienna’s notable Klangforum Wien playing highly detailed sections, with Emery and his band as soloists. The piece explores … Continue reading
Bowing is a duo with Martha Mooke on electric viola and Randolph Hudson on electric guitar. By using electronic effects and extended techniques, they create a sonic world of layered sounds and tonalities that’s as striking as it is beautiful. … Continue reading
Mary Lee Kortes aptly describes her latest recording, "700 Miles," as being about journey, transformation and freedom. But what she doesn’t say is it’s also filled with finely crafted, emotionally rich songs featuring her distinctive voice set to musical backdrops … Continue reading