To celebrate Arvo Part's 80th birthday, Gimell presents a new recording of some of the Estonian composer's finest a cappella choral works. This is the first album of contemporary music from The Tallis Scholars since their famous 1984 recording of works by John Tavener. The program here includes several major works including the Magnificat, Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen, Triodion and I Am the True Vine. The album's title refers to the compositional style Part developed in the 1970s and now employs in most of his works. This simple style was influenced by the composer's mystical experiences with sacred chant. Tintinnabuli works often have a slow and meditative tempo and a minimalist approach to both notation and performance.
“Unquestionably one of the greatest pianists of all time” is how Gramophone magazine has described Martha Argerich. Her relationship with Warner Classics goes back to 1965 and her victory at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Over several decades it has produced a rich catalogue of live and studio recordings, embracing a repertoire that spans three centuries, a diversity of genres, and collaborations with such figures as Renaud Capuçon, Charles Dutoit, Nelson Freire, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky and Itzhak Perlman.
The new Stax Classics series celebrates the iconic label's greatest stars, offering new liner notes, label discographies and 12 choice cuts from the artists' Stax catalog. This collection highlights red-hot soul singer Johnnie Taylor, who began his career singing for a variety of gospel and doo-wop groups, before going solo, and signing to Stax in 1966. Over the next 9 years, Taylor would score a dozen Top Ten R&B hits, including 1968's 'Who's Making Love', which went to Number One on the R&B charts, and Number Five on the Billboard Hot 100, and is included in this collection, in addition to such favorites as 'I Believe In You (You Believe In Me)' and 'Judy's Got Your Girl And Gone.'
Presenting the music of Otis Redding, who arrived anonymously at 926 E. McLemore Avenue in Memphis– as a chauffeur for another artist – in 1962, and would go on to become an R&B supernova, with a body of work that helped transform Stax from a small record label to a musical institution. Starting with “These Arms of Mine,” which floored Stax owner Jim Stewart when Redding humbly asked to audition on that fateful day, through a host of bona fide soul classics from “Mr Pitiful,” “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now),” “Security, “Try A Little Tenderness,” and of course the self-penned “Respect,” later immortalized by Aretha Franklin, all included on this collection. The life and career of The Big O tragically ended with a 1967 plane crash, but his legacy was cemented with the posthumous single release, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay,” a chart topper on both the R&B and pop listings, and a lasting reminder of the true genius of The King Of Soul.
The new Stax Classics series celebrates the iconic label's greatest stars, offering new liner notes, label discographies and 12 choice cuts from the artists' Stax catalog. This collection highlights the music of GRAMMY® and Academy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and actor Isaac Hayes. Hayes, who began his career as a songwriter and producer at Stax, co-writing such iconic hits as Sam & Dave's 'Soul Man' and 'Hold On! I'm Comin',' became a star in his own right with 1969's Hot Buttered Soul. The title, which featured Hayes' deep baritone vocals and signature sonic explorations, opened the door for a slew of groundbreaking titles, including Hayes' iconic, award-winning 1971 score for film Shaft, and his critically-acclaimed double album, Black Moses. This album spans Hayes' solo career, and includes such tracks as the Jimmy Webb cover 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix', 'Hyperbolicsyllabicsequedalymistic' and, of course, the 'Theme From Shaft.'