Antonio Sanchez on the making of Mehmet Ali Sanlkol's 'Niyaz Suite' / Modern Drummer

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol recently released Resolution. It's the follow-up to his 2014 album What's Next, a name that also applies to his shape-shifting jazz orchestra, which can be pared down to a combo, depending on his needs. Sanlıkol writes in both contemporary classical and jazz styles and draws heavily from Turkish influences. For Resolution Sanlıkol recruited a roster of A-list guests to solo on the compositions, including clarinetist Anat Cohen, soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman, trumpeter Tiger Okoshi, and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Sanlıkol actually composed the musicians' showcases with them in mind after he secured their commitments, rather than try to fit them into the music he had already completed. "I designed [the compositions] to make sure that it was these four specific artists that these pieces were written for," he says. "This was not a project where I brought them in to blow." "I had the pleasure of meeting Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol a couple of decades ago, at Berklee College of Music," Sanchez tells Modern Drummer. "I always remembered him as an avid and talented composer and a really nice guy. We tried a few times to do things together, but our schedules didn't allow it until recently. I was very happy to hear from him last year when he asked me to record a couple of tracks on his upcoming big band recording. We caught up and he explained to me that he had been deeply immersed in Turkish music for the past few years, getting reacquainted with his roots." READ THE FULL Modern Drummer ARTICLE
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Steve Reich - The ECM Recordings / Passion Musique Et Culture review

ECM, the famous jazz label, was a pioneer with his first classical album, Music for 18 musicians Steve Reich, to pave the way for what would become a "quiet revolution" in the world of classical music. That was in 1978. While other labels were sleeping gas despite the success of the works of Reich data in concert, the ECM producer Manfred Eicher, launched its New Series bringing to the attention of the world aesthetic of vanguard that would emerge as a wave attracting new audiences and releasing promising horizons.   Until today, this new trend has spurred some generations of creators from diverse backgrounds (DJ, film music, loop patterns and bunk for soloists) and I bet Reich without we would not know Sleep (2015) of Max Richter nor Orpheus (2009-2016) Johann Johannsson. The bet of Eicher was rewarded with sales of over 100,000 copies in the first year and his "new series" is steadily increasing new titles.   Leading the way to what? Towards a new vision of music that incorporated electronic music (rhythm phase shift effects on magnetic tape), non-western music (African percussion and Jewish cantillation), folk music (diatonic scale, deliberate absence of hyperchomatisme). I speak of revolution because the tightness of the barriers between Western music and other genres here or elsewhere had just been broken. It was in the early 80's healthy break against the pretentiously self-proclaimed chapels of "serious" music, for which accessibility and mixing genres were reprehensible taboos. Since then, two discs were published (1980 and 1982). To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the birth of this composer passionate and ethnomusicology bachelor of philosophy, ECM re-edits in a single box the three albums that have lost none of their freshness. To date, the quality of interpretation (especially the tempo and sound quality) remained unsurpassed.   READ THE FULL Passion Musique Et Culture REVIEW
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David Crosby's 'Lighthouse' album uses Lauten Audio - Eden microphone for vocals / SonicScoop

Lauten Audio has a knack for producing quality microphones. Their ‘Eden' tube microphone is no exception, as it became the microphone of choice for capturing David Crosby's vocals in his latest album, "Lighthouse". Recorded by producer Fab Dupoint at Groove Masters, Jacskon Browne's private studio in Santa Monica, CA, Fab Dupoint recommended a vocal A/B against the Neumann U47 (Crosby's favorite microphone). After hearing the results, David chose to go with the Lauten Audio ‘Eden' instead of his old friend. The passing of the torch from vintage tube, to modern classic tube, ‘Eden', along with the help of Dupoint, captured what David described as the best vocal sound of his entire career. Describing his sonic ideas as co-producer and engineer on the album, Dupont reveals, "I have a certain idea of how music should sound to make me happy-and Michael League and David Crosby had a very clear idea of what they wanted to do. Since they decided to not put any drums on the record that allowed me to do whatever I wanted. After going back and listening to David's old stuff and more recent stuff, my vision was to do something extremely pure, to focus on the lyrics and the picking on the guitars." Lauten Audio's Atlantis FC-387 microphones were also used to record acoustic guitars in combination with vintage microphones. READ THE FULL SonicScoop ARTICLE
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Rudolf Buchbinder in season's first Sunday piano recital / Chicago Tribune

Rudolf Buchbinder began the season of Sunday afternoon piano recitals at Orchestra Hall with an old-fashioned program played with contemporary restraint. Seven works by J. S. Bach, Franz Schubert and Ludwig van Beethoven had clarity, precision, fluency and a virtually complete absence of interpretative excess. Had we encountered the performances on records, they would have been in the category of trustworthy introductions to masterpieces, which is to say, respectful, intelligent accounts giving more light than heat. READ THE FULL Chicago Tribune ARTICLE
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The Music of Strangers - joyous documentary / South China Morning Post review

Oscar-winning documentarian Morgan Neville (2013's Twenty Feet from Stardom) teams up with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma to tell the fascinating and emotionally stirring tale of the Silk Road Ensemble. An eclectic collective of traditional artists, hailing from some of the world's most remote and turbulent regions, the group attempts to find common ground through the musical arts, while championing unique cultural expression from their disparate home countries. Fifteen years after its conception, Silk Road is now a successful multicultural educational programme embedded everywhere from New York's inner-city schools to Harvard University. But the original focus of the project continues, and Neville's film follows Ma as he assembles – almost Seven Samurai style – his latest orchestra for a special reunion concert. Some of the participants in Ma's musical collective have braved repression to continue playing, and the film celebrates music's unique ability to unite people. READ THE FULL South China Morning Post 4/5 stars REVIEW
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Edgar Meyer & Christian McBride set for Denver's Newman Center / KUVO Radio

2016 Grammy Award winner, and newly named Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival, jazz bassist Christian McBride has been likened to a force of nature on stage. Genre-defying bassist Edgar Meyer has been called "the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument" (The New Yorker). These two masters have nine GRAMMY® Awards between them and are renowned and respected by artists and critics across the musical spectrum. For this show they join forces for an evening of music not to be missed, blending jazz, classical and bluegrass at the Newman Center in the Gates Concert Hall on Thursday, January 26 at 7:30pm. "Both McBride and Meyer repeatedly demonstrated their virtuosity, not only in terms of velocity and rhythmic acumen, but also in exploring the extreme upper ranges of their instruments." SEE KUVO: Denver PAGE
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Sergio Mendes leads 2017 'Festival of the Arts Boca' event bill /

On Monday, the Festival of the Arts Boca announced that bossa nova king Sergio Mendes and lanky, animated cat Pink Panther will lead the 2017 bill of concerts, films and author appearances in Boca Raton. Tickets will go on sale midnight Tuesday, Nov. 1, for the March 2-12 festival of top-tier thinkers and performers, with admission ranging from $9.99 to $125 per show at The 75-year-old Mendes and his rechristened band Brasil 2017 will close out the showcase March 12 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Mendes, an epitome of 1960s cool who pioneered a brand of bossa-nova-jazz fusion, is touring the 50th anniversary release of "Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66." Alpert and his wife, Brasil '66 lead singer Lani Hall, performed at the festival in 2015. READ THE FULL ARTICLE
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Texas Tech PR fund drive: on now through Oct 28 - feat. 'Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell & Friends'

We are Texas Tech Public Radio and we depend on your support to continue bringing you the national and local 89.1FM programs you love! Even ven a small financial donation from you makes an impact during our Fall Fund Drive which has just begun running through October 28. We depend on the generosity of you, our friends of Texas Tech Public Radio to continue to provide exemplary programming for everyone in our region. Your support helps provide quality news, information, and classical music programming that cannot be heard anywhere else on the South Plains. By pledging online you help reduce a tremendous amount of paperwork, and decrease the time needed to process your donation. The Joshua Bell: Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell & Friends - CD is one of KTTZ's thank you gifts available at various pledge levels.  Click here to see the titles being offered
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Win Tickets to Bill Frisell at the Moore Theatre / KNKX Radio

STG Presents Bill Frisell: "When You Wish Upon a Star" featuring Petra Haden, Thomas Morgan & Matt Chamberlain at The Moore Theatre on November 5, 2016. Presented as part of the 2016 Earshot Jazz Festival. BILL FRISELL'S career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and 250 recordings, including 40 of his own. Described as being "at the very epicenter of modern American Music" (BBC), Frisell's recording catalog has been cited by Downbeat as "the best recorded output of the decade," including his recent album, All We Are Saying, a new collection of John Lennon interpretations. Currently Frisell is the Guest Curator for the Roots of Americana series at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Resident Artistic Director at San Francisco Jazz. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR, Frisell's latest recording draws upon the classic film and television music we have heard on screen and how it shapes and informs our emotional relationships to what we see. Frisell, whose own music has been featured in major motion pictures like Finding Forrester and The Million Dollar Hotel performs with singer Petra Haden, bassist Thomas Morgan, and drummer Matt Chamberlin in re-imagining time-honored gems such as "When You Wish Upon a Star," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Moon River," "You Only Live Twice," Frisell's own theme for Gary Larson's television special, Tales from the Far Side and others. Produced by Lee Townsend; engineered by Tucker Martine and Adam Muñoz and mastered with Greg Calbi.

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Rudolf Buchbinder's 70th birthday tour lands in San Francisco / The Mercury News

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony this week in a program that includes Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 with Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist, plus "Miserere" by Gregorio Allegri, and Brahms' glorious Symphony No. 2.  As a prelude to the Mozart, the men of the Symphony Chorus and the Pacific Boychoir perform the "Miserere," which Mozart heard at the Vatican. This piece, a setting of the text of Psalm 51, was composed during the 1630s. For a century and a half, it had been performed only in the Sistine Chapel, during Holy Week for the exclusive "Tenebre" service at dusk, as the candles at the altar were extinguished. After one hearing, Mozart, then14 years old, wrote out the music, subsequently making it available for performance outside the Vatican. For this act, Mozart was summoned back to Rome. But instead of excommunication, the Pope presented him with an award for his astonishing feat of musical memory. Consider how many musical notes Mozart had to hear, retain, and then accurately transcribe onto a written score! Brahms' Second Symphony follows the classical form used by Mozart and Beethoven. The pastoral character is similar to Beethoven's Sixth Symphony. While Brahms struggled for nearly two decades to write his First Symphony, he wrote the second quickly during a summer holiday in a small town, Portschach, in Austria. When Brahms' friend Theodore Billroth, an amateur musician, played through the score for the first time, he wrote to the composer, "It is all rippling streams, blue sky, sunshine, and cool green shadows. How beautiful it must be at Portschach." The concerts are on Oct 27, 28, 29; 2 p.m. Oct 30, at Davies Symphony Hall, SF. READ THE FULL The Mercury News ARTICLE
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Mehmet Ali Sanlikol^What's Next & Kenny Barron on St. Louis Public Radio's - Jazz Unlimited

Jazz Unlimited for Ocyober 23, 2016 will be "The Keys and Strings Hour + New Music" presenting some compositions of Thelonious Monk played by Tal Farlow, Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Joe Pass, Organ Monk, Chick Corea, Jacky Terrasson and Chick Corea & Hiromi.  New music for October will include St. Louis' own Sidney Street Shakers, Bill Evans, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & What's Next, our own Chris Cheek, Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family, the Clayton Brothers, Scott Texier, Anthony Branker, the John Stowell/Michael Zilber Quartet and Tom McCormick. Remarkably, while piano maestro Kenny Barron has recorded more than 40 albums as a leader and countless others as a valued sideman, he had never documented his impressive working trio of bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, with him for 20 years, and drummer Johnathan Blake, onboard for the past 10 years. That missing piece in Barron's lengthy discography has been sublimely addressed with his new recording, Book of Intuition, a refined, elegant, lyrical and swinging affair of new and reimagined originals and a triad of covers, including two obscure Thelonious Monk compositions. It's the second of a series of recordings Barron will be delivering for impulse! Records, remarkably revived in 2014 by veteran recording executive and producer Jean-Philippe Allard as a division of Universal Music France. Resolution marks a major step forward for Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, the musical polyglot, multi-instrumentalist, restless bandleader and prolific composer who writes in both contemporary classical and jazz but draws heavily from Turkish influences. His band Whatsnext' -- a shapeshifting jazz orchestra that can be pared down to a combo, depending on his needs -- is a force to be reckoned with, able to conform to the demands of Sanlıkol's complex but accessible compositions and shift genres on a moment's notice. Sanlıkol was able to recruit a roster of A-list guests to solo on the compositions of Resolution, including clarinetist Anat Cohen, soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman, trumpeter Tiger Okoshi and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Moreover, he composed their showcases with them in mind after he secured their commitments, rather than try to fit them into the music he had already completed. "I designed (the compositions) to make sure that it was these four specific artists that these pieces were written for," he says. "This was not a project where I brought them in to blow. Absolutely not."
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Brahms: Lieder & Liebeslieder Waltzes - LIVE from the Verbier Festival / Washington Post review

James Levine, the recently retired music director of the Metropolitan Opera, is one of the few conductors whose piano playing is on a par with his baton technique. In this new release of an all-Brahms concert, recorded live at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland in 2003, Levine presides from the piano. His collaborators are an internationally recognized quartet of singers, or were 13 years ago, including the Hungarian soprano Andrea Rost, Czech mezzo Magdalena Ko?ená, the distinguished American tenor Matthew Polenzani, and German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, who retired from the stage four years ago. Each sings a group of solo songs before joining forces with Levine and Yefim Bronfman, another deluxe accompanist, in the two sets of Brahms's beloved "Love Song Waltzes." READ THE FULL Washington Post ARTICLE
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Top 10 Albums for October

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 :

Struggle Sounds-EP

Seun Kuti (SHAY-OON KOO-TEE) releases his new 3-song EP Struggle Sounds on Sony Music Masterworks. Co-produced by Robert Glasper, the EP features the single "Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)" where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department. The son of the late Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, Seun recorded the EP with Egypt 80, his father's original band. Written by Seun, the three songs on the album "Struggle Sounds," "Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)," and "African Dreams" have strong social and political messages – a theme that Seun weaves into all of this music. "More than even we are convinced of our mission and the purpose of our music," says Seun.  "The Struggle Sounds EP is a true reflection of my social and political beliefs. I give honor to my parents and every revolutionary who made this possible even before I was born." 49 DOWNLOADED  22 ADDED Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Portland, Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, Berkeley CA, Madison WI, Boulder, Bozeman MT, Honolulu, Montreal INTER: Canada, Italy, Spain Online: Global Roots and Culture, Green Arrow Radio, Jazz & Blues Report,, Latin Jazz Network, New World Buzz, World On A Note
Charlie Haden :

Time / Life - Song for the Whales and Other Beings

The last recordings with Charlie Haden and his Liberation Music Orchestra on disc for the first time, plus three works written by Carla Bley and recorded with LMO in the wake of Charlie's death. Due out on Impulse!/ Verve digitally on October 14 and physical release November 11, Time / Life: Song of the Whales and Other Beings  centers around two live recordings-the final recordings with Charlie Haden and his Liberation Music Orchestra-from the 2011 Middelheim Festival: Haden's 1979 composition Song for the Whales and Miles Davis' Blue In Green.  After Haden's death in 2014, the Liberation Music Orchestra, with the help of Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, and Charlie's wife Ruth Cameron, recorded three works by Bley in order to create an album that honored Haden and his concern for the environment. The Liberation Music Orchestra with Carla Bley will perform this repertoire at New York City's Jazz Standard on November 3-6. 28 TOTAL Markets include: Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Madison WI INTER: Canada, Italy Online: SoulandJazz, JazzTrail, Jazz & Blues Report
Michel Camilo & Tomatito :

Spain Forever

Pianist Michel Camilo and guitarist Tomatito have had a long-standing and fruitful musical partnership since the release of their first recording together, Spain (Universal Spain, 2000).  Their second album Spain Again came several years later, and now with the third installment of their musical journey comes Spain Forever, released today. Michel Camilo and Tomatito danced around each other's careers for sometime before they came together at the Barcelona Jazz Festival 19 years ago in the Palau de La Música. Each bringing with them histories of Flamenco and jazz, their collaboration resulted in an unexpected sound that was met with critical acclaim on their first two albums. On their third album Spain Forever, it's clear that their twenty-year journey has yielded a shared musical respect. The duo´s language is wiser: there are more silences, more pauses, yet also the aim for more complexity in their duets. 15 TOTAL SYND: Modern Jazz Today Markets Include: Baltimore, Reno, Madison WI, Toronto Online: World On A Note, Jazz & Blues Report,, Quisqueya FM, world beat canada    INTER: CAN, UK, Italy, Spain 
Roberto Fonseca :


For nearly two decades, Grammy nominated pianist Roberto Fonseca has been exploring and celebrating the music of his native Cuba. As a composer, producer, solo artist and collaborator with other Latin American music luminaries, he has served as a musical ambassador to his American neighbors to the north and to the rest of the world with his richly melodic compositions and recordings that capture the irrepressible Cuban sound and its rich musical history. ABUC,his new album set for release on Impulse! Records on October 28, 2016, is just what the title suggests – a look backward at the evolution of Cuban jazz. Although nearly all 14 of the tracks on the album were written or co-written by Fonseca, the project as a whole overall feels like a retrospective of various musical styles and sources spanning several decades. 23 NEW  98 TOTAL USMarkets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Houston, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, Baltimore, Albuquerque, Sacramento, San Antonio, Albuquerque, Berkeley CA, Wichita, Hartford CT, Reno, Atlantic City NJ, Madison WI, Bozeman MT, KS(Network) INTER: Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Australia Online: MOJA, World On A Note,, Jazz & Blues Report, Latin Jazz Network, Jazz From Gallery 41, Quisqueya  21 JazzWeek ADD's
Soundtracks :

The Magnificent Seven

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of The Magnificent Seven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by James Horner and Simon Franglen. The soundtrack will be available on CD and digital formats on September 16th 2016. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' in association with LStar Capital and Village Roadshow Pictures' upcoming film The Magnificent Seven arrived in theatres nationwide on Friday, September 23rd 2016.  18 NEW  21 TOTAL SYND: The Score, Sixty Second CD Direct: Sirius/XM, Stingray Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Portland, New Orleans, San Antonio, Ft. Wayne IN, Spokane WA Online: GURU
John Scofield :

Country For Old Men

Coming off a Grammy win earlier this year for his last album, Past Present, John Scofield has been largely in the spotlight over the last year, sitting in the with The Roots on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, gracing the cover of Downbeat and garnering the attention of NPR.   His impressive 40-plus-year career has seen Scofield masterfully tackle multiple genres as well as several eclectic collaborations with everyone from Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, to Government Mule and Medeski, Martin & Wood, not to mention his own groups. 12 NEW  205 TOTAL SYND: Voice of America, Jazz After Hours, Jazz Happening Now, WFMTNet, Radio DeLuxe, Modern Jazz Today Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Denver, Portland, Cleveland, Houston, Baltimore, Detroit, Denver, St. Louis, New Orleans, Austin, Minneapolis, San Diego, Austin, Berkeley CA, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Madison WI, Tampa, Santa Fe, Knoxville, San Antonio, Wichita, Omaha, Chattanooga, Wichita, Bridgeport CT, Bozeman, Honolulu, Toronto, Vancouver INTER: Canada, UK, Italy Online:, GreenArrow, MOJA,, JazzTimes, billboard, JazzTrail, JazzWeekly, Jazz From Gallery 41, Radio Valencia, Radio CUH, Paste, The Eclectic Chair 54 JazzWeek ADD's
The Bad Plus :

It's Hard

OKeh Records/Sony Music Masterworks has announced the release of the eagerly awaited new album by The Bad Plus. IT'S HARD arrives in stores and at all leading digital retailers on August 26th. The Bad Plus' eleventh studio recording IT'S HARD sees the leaderless trio – bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King – returning to the distinctive deconstruction of pop forms that drew their first international attention almost two decades ago. Recorded this past April at NYC's Brooklyn Recording with longtime engineer Pete Rende (Joshua Redman, Bill McHenry), the album spans both era and inspiration as The Bad Plus offer new perspectives on classic songs from the 1970s to the 2010s. 19 NEW  176 TOTAL SYND: NPR/First Listen, PRI/Jazz After Hours, Jazz Happening NOW, Modern Jazz Today, CBC Direct: Stingray Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, New Orleans, Portland, Milwaukee, Austin, Albuquerque, Tampa, San Antonio, Raleigh NC, Hartford CT Seattle, Cleveland, Omaha, Santa Fe, Madison WI, Omaha, Honolulu, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver INTER: Canada, UK, Italy Online: Pollstar, WSJ, Jazz Weekly,, Jazz From Gallery 41, popMATTERS, MOJA, JazzTrail, LondonJazz, The Times, One Man's Jazz, anime jazz, Sun Music, Roots Report, The Jazz Intersection 48 JazzWeek ADD's
Madeleine Peyroux :

Secular Hymns

Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploration beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork to be released September 16 on Impulse!/Verve Label Group. Recorded with her touring band-mates of the last two years -electric guitarist Jon Herington and upright bassist Barak Mori- the trio crafted the album in a live setting in a small church in the Oxfordshire countryside of England.  The result is a stirring collection of songs that have their own hymn-like stories of self-awareness. 13 NEW  179 TOTAL SYND: Jazz Inspired, Jazz Variations, Sixty Second CD, Radio DeLuxe, The Midnight Special, CBC Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Houston, Detroit, New Orleans, San Diego, Denver, Baltimore, St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Orlando, Tampa, Knoxville, Hartford, Santa Fe, Wichita, Boulder CO, Honolulu, Toronto INTER: Canada, UK, Italy, Singapore Online: MOJA, MOJO, Jazz From Gallery 41, all about jazz, The Mail on Sunday, allmusic, theguardian, Radio Valencia, Vinyl Tap, Jazz Weekly, The Jazz Intersection, GreenArrow 40 Jazzweek ADD's
David Crosby :


When David Crosby released Croz in 2014, it had been two decades since his last solo album. But now, only two years after that robust, full-band effort, the 74-year old returns with Lighthouse, an intimate, stripped-down set that highlights Crosby's instantly recognizable voice, incisive songwriting, and incomparable guitar work. The palpable joy in the 9-song collection captures the iconic artist in an unexpected burst of inspiration. "To create brand new music that I'm excited about is a pearl beyond price,"says the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. 13 NEW  78 TOTAL SYND: UnderCurrents, CBC Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Wash DC, Atlanta, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Denver, Portland, Cleveland, St. Louis, Baltimore, Albuquerque, Long Island NY, Wichita, Montreal, Toronto Online: Brooklyn Vegan,, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Kelowna Capital News , JamBase, RTT News, Ultimate Classic Rock, The Daily Freeman, Patheos  Hudson Valley Almanac,, billboard, NewFolkRadio
Murray Perahia :

Bach: French Suites

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to announce that Murray Perahia, one of the great musicians of our time, has signed to the yellow label. His move to Deutsche Grammophon follows an exclusive association with Sony Classical and its predecessor Columbia Masterworks that began in 1973. This significant new partnership, destined to deliver interpretations of the highest artistic calibre to the DG catalogue, will be launched this autumn with the release of Bach's French Suites. Perahia has always felt a great affinity with the music of Bach, having played some of his pieces since childhood and been powerfully influenced by a performance he attended at the age of fifteen of the St Matthew Passion conducted by Pablo Casals. He sees the French Suites as "Bach on the highest level", adding, "I don't think Bach wrote one note that didn't have wider meanings and that wasn't to be tackled with all one's heart and soul."  35 TOTAL SYND: Classical 24, CBC Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Portland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Austin, Hartford, KS(Network), IA(Network), Canada  Online: AccuRadio