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David Homan - The Book Of Esther feature on Classical Guitar Alive


This week's edition of SYND - CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features New York-based composer David Homan's ballet score "the Book of Esther," The rest of this program titled - Bach, Premieres by Goss, Homan includes world premier Guitar Concerto recording by British composer Stephen Goss as well as new recordings by the G8 Guitar Ensemble, Vanguard University's guitar ensemble, and Manuel Barrueco's collaboration with the Beijing Guitar Duo. Nationally broadcast since 1997, CGA is heard each week on over 250 radio stations internationally. Here is a Station List,
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Billy Childs - Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro / Wall Street Journal review


The Wall Street Journal calls Billy Childs' Sony Masterworks album Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro "loving and powerful", with "subtle yet striking moments." A three-time Grammy winner, Childs is joined in his Nyro tribute by Renée Fleming, Rickie Lee Jones, Alison Krauss, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Botti, Jerry Douglas, Yo-Yo Ma, Wayne Shorter, and others. Childs explains his motivation for this project: "It's not only characteristic of a certain generation or a certain time," he says. "Her music and her beauty: It's not a mission for popularity. There's a message that's beautiful that you want to share with everybody." READ THE FULL Wall Street Journal REVIEW
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3 Crossover Media artist make - Portland's 'Willamette Week: Fall Classical Picks'


3 Crossover Media artists make Bela Fleck, Project Trio, and Simone Dinnerstein make 'Willamette Week: Fall Classical Picks' highlighting their upcoming Portland performances. Bela Fleck and the Oregon Symphony will play at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 9/13, Project Trio will play at the Old Church 11/7, and Simone Dinnerstein will play at the Lincoln Performance Hall 12/14-15. SEE THE FULL Willamette Week CONCERT LISTING HERE
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Versatile Derek Bermel named 'Featured Composer' of the - New Century Chamber Orchestra / SF Gate


Versatile Derek Bermel has been named a 'Featured Composer' of the New Century Chamber Orchestra's 2014-2015 season. His work will be performed throughout several concerts, and on closing night. Mr. Bermel's highly acclaimed compositions often draw from a rich variety of musical genres. Launched through Music Director - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the NCCO Featured Composer Residency Program is commited to the creation and performance of new music. Bermel, a clarinetist, is also 'Artist-in-Residence' at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the 'Artistic Director' of  American Composers Orchestra. He has received compositional commissions from orchestras, ensembles, and soloists worldwide, and his awards include the 'Rome Prize,' 'Guggenheim' and 'Fulbright Fellowships,' as well as the  'Alpert Award in the Arts' award. READ THE FULL SFGate FEATURE HERE
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Maya Beiser performs in repurposed factory space / OC Weekly feature


Maya Beiser will take over Santa Ana - CA: Logan Creative, a 20,000-square-foot artists' complex that originally operated as a spiral-staircase factory. She will perform music from her new release, "Uncovered."  Beiser's physical, magnetic performances which often incorporate electronics have managed to turn classical music on its head. On "Uncovered," she makes a strong case for the cello's place in rock & roll. "The idea of performing in this repurposed stairway factory is really exciting," Beiser says. "I've dedicated my career to reinventing the way the cello as a classical instrument is viewed, so the idea of reinventing the traditional performance space goes along with that." READ THE FULL OC Weekly FEATURE HERE
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Billy Childs - Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro / Kentucky.com Critic's Pick review


Billy Childs' new album Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro assembles a team of top female vocalists to explore the beloved works of Laura Nyro, including Shawn Colvin, Lisa Fischer, Renee Fleming, Rickie Lee Jones, Alison Krauss, Ledisi, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding, Becca Stevens, and Susan Tedeschi. Childs' approach is not subtle and the album features a mix of orchestral and jazz-inspired arrangements that according to Kentucky.com "recall the darker, less ornamental music of Steely Dan." Featured instrumentalists include Chris Botti, Yo-Yo Ma, and Wayne Shorter. Childs explains his inspiration for Map To The Treasure: "I related to [Laura Nyro] more than the other singer-songwriters of that era because the piano was the engine that was driving a lot of her music." READ THE FULL Kentucky.com REVIEW HERE
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Theo Croker - Afro Physicist / The Tavis Smiley Show interview


Theo Croker talks about his Sony/OKeh album Afro Physicist on the Tavis Smiley Show, discussing his years in Shanghai, collaborating with Dee Dee Bridgewater, and his grandfather Doc Cheatham. HEAR THE Travis Smiley Show INTERVIEW HERE
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Sergio Mendes - Magic / Union Tribune review


Sergio Mendes has shaped his five-decade career around unexpected collaborations. He continues this trend on his latest Sony/Okeh album Magic which features John Legend, will.i.am and Janelle Monae, along with Brazilian artists including Milton Nascimento and Carlinhos Brown. Mendes sums up the album title: "I'm very curious and intuitive, and I also love to learn new things. I believe in the magic of the encounter… that is what my life has been about, and also this album." READ THE FULL Union Tribune REVIEW HERE
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Bela Fleck on his banjo concerto / Oregon Live interview


Bela Fleck has made a career out of exploring new directions for the banjo. Informed by the three-finger bluegrass tradition of Earl Scruggs and others, he has experimented with jazz, classical and world music, alongside greats such as Chick Corea and Edgar Meyer and of course his own group, the Flecktones. Fleck's interest in classical and symphonic music is well known. After releasing his first album in the Classical style, Perpetual Motion, he has been showcasing his banjo concerto The Imposter which he recorded on Deutche Grammophon. He'll perform the work at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Saturday, Sept. 13, with the Oregon Symphony. READ THE FULL Oregon Live INTERVIEW HERE
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Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy / Classical Candor review


Nicola Benedetti is a Scottish classical violinist, a child prodigy who has developed into one of the world's leading musicians. And by the look of her recordings, she is currently among the world's most-popular violinists, too. A single listen to her 2014 album Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy (she is Scottish, after all, and performing with a Scottish orchestra in Scotland), and one understands why the world has fallen in love with her. Her playing is both sensitive and virtuosic.

The first thing Ms. Benedetti plays is the Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46, by German composer and conductor Max Bruch (1838-1920). Bruch finished the work in 1880 and dedicated it to the violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate. As you probably know, the Fantasy is Bruch's sampling of Scottish folk music, in this case a little over thirty minutes of such numbers, loosely tied together in four movements. READ THE FULL Classical Candor REVIEW.
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David Homan releases The Book of Esther / BroadwayWorld.com feature


David Homan releases an ambitious 11 movement CD/DVD entitled The Book of Esther. Originally scored as a ballet, this a two-part work lyrically depicts the Biblical story of Purim, as seen through the lens of feminism, women's empowerment and two brave, strong female characters. READ THE FULL BroadwayWorld.com ARTICLE HERE
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Maya Beiser - Uncovered / San Francisco Classical Voice interview


Throughout her adventurous and versatile career, Maya Beiser has redefined the concert experience, creating music that transcends genres with large sonic and visual canvases. As a young cellist growing up in Israel in the 1970s, one of Beisers mentors was the great violin legend Isaac Stern. Ukraine-born, and San Francisco–bred Mr. Stern frequently visited Israel to teach and Miss Beiser was lucky enough to study with him. During one lesson, she asked if he had ever heard of bands such as Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Mr. Stern #@$%&%$ READ THE San Francisco Classical Voice INTERVIEW HERE
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Top 10 Albums for September

The Bad Plus :

Inevitable Western

The Bad Plus - bassist Reid Anderson, pianist EthanIverson, and drummer David King - release their tenth studio recording, Inevitable Western, is comprised entirely of originals and continues the band's committed belief in what Nate Chinen of The New York Times dubbed ‘avant-garde populism' - the idea that serious music can be as engaging and accessible as it is forward-thinking and provocative. Inevitable Western sees the group exploring the same set of aesthetic principles that fired their inception: an exploration of myriad musical forms born of jazz and advanced using any sonic source that forwards music that is uniquely The Bad Plus. The spark continues on tracks like Anderson's lyrical "Do It Again" and the post-rock twists and turns of King's "Gold Prisms Incorporated." This is an album where pop, blues and folk meld with classic melodies and rhythmic innovation into that rarest of hybrids: intelligent music for themasses.
Bebel Gilberto :

Tudo

World renowned, multi-Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto will heat up the summer season with her trademark blend of warm Brazilian rhythms and ethereal vocals when her first new studio album in five years, Tudo, is released August 19 on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks.    The intoxicating new 12-track collection celebrates Gilberto's penchant for sonically transporting listeners to Brazil, with bright, incandescent bossa nova-infused melodies, lyrics about love, and a lilting performance style that has earned her a devoted fanbase worldwide.   40 TOTAL SYND: NPR/First Listen Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Wash DC., Cleveland, Seattle, Miami, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, San Diego, Orlando, San Antonio, Memphis, Albuquerque, Berkeley CA Madison WI, Honolulu, Canada Online & Press: Wall Street Journal, thebestofbrazil, Republic of Jazz, Jazz From Gallery 41, MOJA, Audiophile Audition
Billy Childs :

Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

When the Grammy-winning Composer/Arranger/Pianist Billy Childs was 11 years old, his older sisters introduced him to the work of Hall Of Fame singer-songwriter Laura Nyro. Her blend of Broadway-inspired melodies, jazz improvisation and socially conscious lyrics have stayed with him. Now he has returned to this early source of inspiration, conceiving and orchestrating Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro, an all-star interpretation of this songwriter's beloved works. Released by Masterworks, Mr. Childs leads guests include - Renee Fleming, Esperanza Spalding, Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss, Ledisi and Wayne Shorter.
Maya Beiser :

Uncovered

"Cello goddess" (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser releases her next album Uncovered on August 26, 2014 on the Innova label, followed by a US tour beginning September 2014 to cities including New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Portland and more. (Tour schedule included at the end of this release.) Uncovered is an album of startling classic rock tunes, re-imagined and re-contextualized, in stunningly moving performances by Maya Beiser. A cover tune can be an homage to the original, but these "uncovers," in new arrangements by Evan Ziporyn, attempt to do more – to evoke the unprecedented power of the music of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Howlin' Wolf, King Crimson, Muddy Waters, and AC/DC as musical masterpieces and as totems of our collective consciousness. 12 NEW   53 TOTAL SYND: PRI/Echoes & The World Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Baltimore, New Orleans, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Chatanooga TN, El Paso, Madison WI Online & Press: GreenArrow, Taintradiio, Flavorwire, NYTimes, Blogcritics, Paul Leslie
Somi :

The Lagos Music Salon

Few contemporary albums bare as particular a narrative as The Lagos Music Salon. The new album by the superb chanteuse Somi, finds her breaking new ground with a hybrid style of music that organically integrates the essence of jazz and soul with the musical depth of her African heritage. "It's the first time ever that I put all other pursuits on hold to focus solely on the creative process," says Somi, who decided to move to Lagos, Nigeria from her New York home base without a game plan but with a passionate desire to find a new direction for her vision and voice.  15 NEW ON - 92 Total SYND: NPR/All Things Considered & Weekend Edition Sunday, PRI/Jazz After Hours, UnderCurrents  Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Cleveland, Minneapolis, San Diego, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Baltimore, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Berkeley CA, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Buffalo, Honolulu INTER: UK Press & Online: Huffington Post, PopMatters, Downbeat, Jazz From Gallery 41, AXS, Critical Jazz, Live 365, Step Tempest, Wondering Sound, iRock Jazz, Taintradio, Blogcritics.org, Okayafrica, All About Jazz, MOJA, New World Buzz
Time for Three :

Self-Titled

Time for Three – violinist Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer – defy traditional genre classification happily and infectiously, with an uncommon mix of virtuosity, creativity and showmanship.  The American trio who thrive on originality will release their Universal Music Classics self-titled debut. The album showcases not only the trio's melody-rich string weave but also its unique flair for collaboration.  It was these compelling qualities that led Universal Music Classics to sign the trio as their first U.S. act to their newly branded label.   Time For Three features tracks co-produced by Rob Moose from Bon Iver and Grammy-winning producer David Lai, and memorable pairings with pop singer-songwriter Joshua Radin, jazz saxophone icon Branford Marsalis,  Decca's young cello star Alisa Weilerstein, ukulele ace Jake Shimabukuro, and folk-pop sister duo Lily & Madeleine. 10 NEW   161 TOTAL SYND: PRI/Echoes & Classical 24, APM/Performance Today, UnderCurrents, FolkScene, The Midnight Special Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cleveland, St. Louis, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Portland, Austin, Denver, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Detroit, Austin, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Louisville, Columbus & Toledo OH Online & Press: the indie, Violinist.com, Classically Hip, wildmansteve, Taintradio, NYTimes, Giocosity, philly.com
Dom Flemons :

Prospect Hill

Dom Flemons - founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and American Songster - will release his third solo album'Prospect Hill' on July 22 on Music Maker Relief Foundation. 'Prospect Hill' finds Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reintrepreting the music to suite 21st century audiences.
Orbert Davis :

Sketches Of Spain

The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, celebrating its upcoming tenth anniversary year, releases its second full-length album, Sketches Of Spain [Revisited], an orchestral transformation of the 1960 iconic original by Miles Davis and Gil Evans. For this reinterpretation of the 1960 classic recording, CJP artistic director and composer Orbert Davis created two new compositions, incorporated traditional African and Middle Eastern instruments, and made numerous modifications in ensemble orchestration. The result is an intimate yet powerful performance that transports the listener to a different world. 15 NEW   82 TOTAL SYND: CBC Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Portland, New Orleans, Detroit, San Diego, Las Vegas, Berkeley CA, Albuquerque, Long Is. NY, San Antonio, Montreal Madison WI, Honolulu INTER: Canada, Australia, South Africa Online & Press: GreenArrow, Taintradiio, Audiophile Audition, Classical Candor, Live 365, AXS
Benjamin Lapidus :

Ochosi Blues

World-renowned Cuban tres and guitar virtuoso Benjamin Lapidus and his new group Kari-B3 release his long awaited 7th Latin jazz recording and 8th as a bandleader. The album features heavyweights from the Latin and jazz worlds such as Pedrito Martínez, NEA Jazzmaster Cándido Camero, 7-time Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria, Jared Gold (organ), Frank Anderson (organ), saxophonist Paul Carlon, NYTimes bestselling author T.J. English, trumpet sensation Greg Glassman, vocalist Bobby Harden, organist Frank Anderson, reed legend Walter "Gene" Jefferson, vocalists Enid Lowe and Hiram Remón, Latin-Grammy nominee Charlie Sepúlveda (trumpet), trombonist and vocalist Elizabeth Frascoia, and Chicago R&B session guitar ace Aaron Weistrop. 15 NEW   72 Total  Markets include: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Austin, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Long Is. NY, Orlando, San Antonio, Madison WI, Honolulu, Canada Online: Taintradio, Latin Jazz Corner, Green Arrow Radio, Live 365, Jazz From Gallery 41, The Jazzy Vegetarian, Paul Leslie, Latin Jazz Network
Sergio Mendes :

Magic

"The sound of Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes has been a summer soundtrack for generations of listeners." - NPR In a career that spans more than half a century, Sérgio Mendes is an old hand at creating a unique sonic blend that electrifies a mass global audience. His knack for delivering hit after hit has made him the most successful Brazilian musician of his time. A grand conceptualizer, his well-polished talents as a pianist, composer, bandleader, vocalist and producer make him a truly singular artist. With Magic, his debut recording for the storied OKeh label, he triumphs once again, delivering a timely update on the infectious mix of Brazilian rhythms and contemporary styles from his homeland, the U.S. and elsewhere that make the Mendessound instantly recognizable.
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