Violinist Benjamin Beilman makes his debut as an exclusive Warner Classics artist with Spectrum, an album uniting works by Schubert, Janáček, Stravinsky and Kreisler. With his regular duo partner, pianist Yekwon Sunwoo – a fellow alumnus of Philadelphia’s prestigious Curtis Institute – Beilman explores a multitude of colours and expressive possibilities, evoking them with the finest technical nuances.
One of the most versatile and active proponents of creative music, Karl Berger is a living legend who has been expanding the Jazz language since the mid-’60s. A pianist, vibraphonist, composer, arranger, conductor and educator of astounding energy and creativity, Karl has worked with many of the greatest names in New Music: Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Gato Barbieri, Anthony Braxton, Bill Laswell and countless others. Following up on his gorgeous 2010 release of solo piano etudes Strangely Familiar, the second CD of Berger’s Tzadik trilogy presents his distinctive piano stylings in a trio format with a sensitive and supportive rhythm section.
Priced to move and with nearly twice as much material as 2011's Essential, EMI Gold's All the Best stands as the most rewarding anthology from Scottish folk-rockers Runrig to date. Comprised of 34 tracks, all of which have been culled from albums released with the original lineup, led by vocalist Donnie Munro, All the Best leans harder toward the folk side of the folk-rock spectrum, with highlights arriving via stand-out cuts like "Alba," "Sraidean Na Roinn Eorpa (Streets of Europe)," "Every River," "The Greatest Flame," and "Pride of the Summer."
Mist Season was founded in 2004, in Hämeenlinna (Finland). The desire to play music including a spectrum of emotional and dynamic elements, bordering between progressive rock and fusion was the initiative for the group which consists of five members. Keijo Hakala (bass) has extensive experience as a rock / jazz musician. This holds true for Kimmo Pörsti (drums) as well, who has been involved, for instance, in numerous television music productions. Tommi Varjola (guitar) teaches guitar in a music institute…
Take Me Home is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on January 25, 1979 on Casablanca Records. The RIAA certified it gold on May 17 of that year for the sales of 500,000 copies in the US. Prisoner is the 16th studio album by Cher, released on October 22, 1979 by Casablanca Records. The album was a commercial failure and failed to the charts. "Hell on Wheels" was released as the lead single which had a moderate success, peaking at number fifty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
Billy Cobham, the pioneering jazz-rock fusion drummer who left all his rivals and imitators in the dust when he surfaced in the 1970s, always sounded like a complete musician rather than simply a technical miracle. Approaching 70, he still does. Cobham and a hard-rocking quartet are at Ronnie Scott's, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the drummer's bandleading debut album, Spectrum, by playing most of the music from it, and a little new material besides.
What made this flat-out show so much more than a routine tribute-band trot through a famous tracklist was the enthusiastic drive of the band.
Spectrum is an instrumental album released by Steve Howe in 2005. Howe's band includes his son Dylan on drums and Tony Levin (King Crimson) on bass guitar. The album has guitar-based instrumentals, showing many different genres that influence Howe.