Chandos are delighted to present the first complete recording of the masque The Crown of India, performed here by Clare Shearer and Gerald Finley, with the BBC Philharmonic and Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Completed by Anthony Payne in 2008 the work conveys all the pomp and pageantry with which Elgar is associated. The work is presented on 2 CDs. Disc 1 includes the entire masque with narration, whilst Disc 2 contains only the music and Marches. The set is sold at the price of one full price CD.
Caroline Crawford 1978 album was written and produced by Hamilton Bohannon. His typically funky struttin dancefllor sound is evident on ‘Comin on Strong’ The Modern soul dancers ‘A Nice Feeling’ has a lighter approach and the ballads ‘A Love Song For You’ and ‘It Rains Because’ also work well.
Collection includes: Pick Of The Litter (1975); Dancin' And Lovin' (1979); 2LP-in-1CD From Here To Eternally (1979)/Love Trippin (1980); 2LP-in-1CD Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1977)/Labor Of Love (1981).
Mosaic Select presents a limited edition containing all of the solo piano recordings made by Andrew Hill at the Fantasy studios in Berkeley, CA during August and October 1978. Only a fraction of this material – the first two titles on the third disc – had ever seen the light of day prior to this collection's release in the spring of 2007. Having operated throughout the '60s as an innovative composer, pianist and bandleader, Hill spent the first half of the following decade exercising his creativity by composing and instructing at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, performing internationally, and making records for Freedom, East Wind and Steeplechase.