The new phenomenon electro swing Bart and Baker self-proclaimed "oldest active DJs" (almost a century between them). For 5 years their evenings dedicated to swing moods have been winning audiences trans-generational and some people like Dita Von Teese, Marc Jacobs, Max Raabe. There are many DJs who play retro music in France and abroad, but Bart & Baker have probably felt since their inception in 2005, there was a public open to a sophisticated blend of different genres of "crooning" and the French variety, the sounds of big band and of course their world variations, hip hop or electro-swing…
From an early age Max Bruch had enjoyed the ideal conditions for becoming a composer: his family had considerable cultural awareness and gave him all the support he needed. He had already composed not only a (lost) symphony but a significant proportion of his chamber music while still a student. The two youthful String Quartets Op.9 in C minor and Op.10 in E major show a Romantic exuberance poured into classic and classical moulds. The members of the ISOS Quartet — Isabelle van Keulen, Katharine Gowers, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Imke Frank — know each other from several important summer festivals as Lockenhaus and Kuhmo. As their CD debut, they recorded both string quartets by Max Bruch exclusively for Koch International Schwann.
With its bell-curve-like flow of ascending and descending beats the amazing Max.Chillroom will personally escort you on your own mind-opening journey. Max.Chillroom has all new tracks from the absolute finest international artists working the fast-growing chill-out scene. This is the first mainstream distributed and supported CD from this genre. The first in a series of chill-out compilations offers eleven exclusive new tracks from the cream of the global chill community. Produced by Lloyd Barde, the tracks were culled from artists all around the globe. Discover just how far this genre has progressed with this cutting edge collection of all new tracks. Plan to move and groove to the fabulously well-carved beats that pave the way for what will prove to be a timeless disc of masterfully chilled tracks. Aes Dana, Bluetech, Sounds From the Ground, Vataff Project and more.
Other than a trio set with the legendary pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali, this set was Max Roach's only recording as a leader during 1963-67. Three of the six numbers ("Nommo," "St. Louis Blues" and "In the Red") find Roach heading a group that includes trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, altoist James Spaulding, pianist Ronnie Mathews, bassist Jymie Merritt and, on "St. Louis Blues," Roland Alexander on soprano. Their music is essentially advanced hard-bop with a generous amount of space taken up by Roach's drum solos. The other three selections ("The Drum Also Waltzes," "Drums Unlimited" and "For Big Sid") are unaccompanied features for Max Roach and because of the melodic and logically-planned nature of his improvisations, they continually hold on to one's attention.
This is Reger at his most accessible. In both pieces there is plenty of atmosphere and colour. The Hiller Variations is possibly his greatest and most satisfying orchestral work and is indispensable. Reger was a prolific composer, and it has to be said not all that came from his pen was necessarily memorable. However, the two works on this disc are vintage Reger. He lived his short life as fast as he composed his music. His is a special and unique sound-world which offers great rewards to those who take the time to explore it. Radiant playing from the Concertgebouw under Jarvi and sound to match.