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The Book of Eli, Blu-ray (2010)

July 7, 2010
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The Book of Eli, Blu-ray (2010) Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals Directed by: The Hughes Brothers Studio: Warner Home Video  (2-disc set with digital copy) [6/15/10] Video: 2.40:1 anamorphic/enhanced for 16:9 1080p HD Audio: English DTS HD-MA 5.1 Surround; French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Subtitles: English SDH,…

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Lee Ritenour – Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory – Concord Records

July 7, 2010
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Lee Ritenour – Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory – Concord Records CRE-31911-02, 68:02 *****: (An all-star lineup of musicians incl. Lee Ritenour; B.B. King; Robert Cray;  Keb’ Mo’; Taj Mahal; John Scofield; George Benson; Slash; Steve Lukather; Vince Gill; Johnny Lang; Joey DeFrancesco; Andy McKee; Pat Martino; Joe Robinson; Neal Schon; Mike Stern; Joe Bonamassa;…

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Martha Moedl = GLUCK: Orpheus und Eurydice, “Ach, ich habe sie verloren”; BEETHOVEN: Fidelio, “Abscheuler, wo eilt du hin?”; VERDI: Macbeth arias ; Don Carlos aria; BIZET: Carmen arias; WAGNER: 3 arias; MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godunov aria – Preiser (2)

July 7, 2010
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Martha Moedl = GLUCK: Orpheus und Eurydice, “Ach, ich habe sie verloren”; BEETHOVEN: Fidelio, “Abscheuler, wo eilt du hin?”; VERDI: 2 arias from Macbeth; Don Carlos, “Verhaengnisvoll war das Geschenk”; BIZET: Carmen 3 arias; WAGNER: Wesendonck-Lieder; arias from Tristan und Isolde;  Goetterdaemmerung; Parsifal; MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godunov: “Dimitri! Zarewitsch!” – Martha Moedl, soprano-contralto/Rudolf Schock, tenor/Wolfgang Windgassen,…

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Curtis Fuller Sextet – I Will Tell Her – Capri Records (2 CDs)

July 7, 2010
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Curtis Fuller Sextet – I Will Tell Her – Capri Records 74100-2 (2 CDs) Disc One (Studio): 53:28 / Disc Two (Live): 65:05 ****½: (Curtis Fuller, trombone; Keith Oxman, tenor sax; Al Hood, trumpet; Chip Stephens, piano; Ken Walker, bass; Todd Reid, drums) Capri Records, based out of the Denver area, should be especially proud…

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TANEYEV: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 – Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra/ Thomas Sanderling – Naxos

July 7, 2010
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TANEYEV: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 –  Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra/ Thomas Sanderling – Naxos 8.572067. 78:22. ****: Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915) entered the Moscow Conservatory at the tender age of 9, studied composition with Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and graduated ten years later as the first student to win the Gold Medal in both composition…

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The Rolling Stones, 1969-1974 – The Mick Taylor Years – Limited Collector’s Edition (2010)

July 6, 2010
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The Rolling Stones, 1969-1974 – The Mick Taylor Years – Limited Collector’s Edition (2010) Interviews: John Mayall, Al Perkins, Bill Plummer, Richard Greenfield, and others. 
 Chapters: Introduction, The End of the 60s, New Guitarist in Town, Back On The Road, Dawn of a New Decade, The Drugs Don’t Work, Exile, Goats Head and the…

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Golovanov, Vol. 2 = GLAZOUNOV: Ballade, Op. 78; From the Middle Ages–Suite, Op. 79; IPPOLITOV-IVANOV: From Sons of Ossian, Musical Pictures, Op. 56 – Moscow Radio-Symphony Orchestra/Nikolai Golovanov – Historic-Recordings

July 6, 2010
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Golovanov, Vol. 2 = GLAZOUNOV: Ballade, Op. 78; From the Middle Ages–Suite, Op. 79; IPPOLITOV-IVANOV: From Sons of Ossian, Musical Pictures, Op. 56 – Moscow Radio-Symphony Orchestra/Nikolai Golovanov Historic-Recordings HRCD 00046, 64:50 [www.historic-recordings.co.uk] ****: Nikolai Golovanov (1891-1953) performs rarities from the Russian orchestral catalogue, the discs taken from Melodiya LPs of the 1950-1952 period, transferred…

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Karl Leister: Classic Clarinet = RIES: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 29; HOFFMEISTER: Duo No. 6 in A Major; DEVIENNE: Sonata No. 1 in C Major – Karl Leister, clarinet/Ferenc Bognar, piano – Camerata

July 6, 2010
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Karl Leister, Classic Clarinet = RIES: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 29; HOFFMEISTER: Duo No. 6 in A Major; DEVIENNE: Sonata No. 1 in C Major – Karl Leister, clarinet/Ferenc Bognar, piano – Camerata CMCD-28175, 70:57 [Distr. by Albany] ****: 
Recorded 1-5 February 2005, this happy disc captures eminent clarinet virtuoso Karl Leister (b. 1937)…

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MILES DAVIS: Bitches Brew – 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – (3 CDs + DVD of previously-unissued performance + double-LP replication) – Columbia Legacy

July 6, 2010
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MILES DAVIS: Bitches Brew – 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – (3 CDs + DVD of previously-unissued performance + double-LP replication) – Columbia Legacy 88697 70274 2, c. three hours *****: (Miles Davis, trumpet; Herbie Hancock, electric piano (left); Chick Corea, electric piano (right); Jack DeJohnette, drums; Bennie Maupin, bass clarinet; Wayne Shorter, soprano saxophone; John…

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Illumine Our Hearts – Liturgical and Secular Jewish Choral Music – Stan Nelson (cantor)/ Rebecca Harris (soprano)/ Alan Taylor (tenor)/ other vocal soloists/ Sursum Corda/ Lester Seigel, conductor – MSR

July 6, 2010
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Illumine Our Hearts – Liturgical and Secular Jewish Choral Music – Stan Nelson (cantor)/ Rebecca Harris (soprano)/ Alan Taylor (tenor)/ other vocal soloists/ Sursum Corda/ Lester Seigel, conductor – MSR 1295, 55:13 [Distr. by Albany] ***1/2: The Birmingham, Alabama-based, Sursum Corda is a 16-voice ensemble (originally 12) that was formed in 2006. Lester Siegel, who…

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