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Barney Childs (1926-2000) was an American composer who studied under two of the greatest American composers of notated music, Aaron Copeland and Elliot Carter. This collect…
Accomplished Canadian bassist Daniel Lessard offers listeners his latest project in the form of "Barocco", fashioned as a set of improvisational pieces connec…
Theme and Variations is really two albums in one. The first is the titular suite, recorded between 1957 and 1958 and issued for the first time on this CD. The fourte…
Oh, those swingin’ Scandinavians! The Source.... is a journey through the Great White North like almost no other. The three principles compose some of the knottiest…
Brian Ferneyhough (b. 1943) is a classical composer whose music for solo flute may very likely be of interest to fans of avant/free jazz and improvised music. All of his (m…
Alto saxophonist/clarinetist/composer John La Porta is an almost unknown figure in jazz today, since he opted to pursue music in academia rather than on-stage or in clubs. …
Like the late composer/arranger Jack Nitzsche, cellist/composer Alan Shulman (1915-2002) is one of those figures in American music that you may think you haven’t heard, but…
Tim Berne is a Brooklyn-based alto saxophonist and composer, influenced chiefly by the late, great Julius Hemphill, who’s been one of the leading lights of jazz’s outer lim…
The interesting aspect of Virtuosi, besides its splendiferous music, is how Gary Burton still is creating new forms when he sees a void or a need. One of the true ma…
American Composer William Grant Still (1895-1978) is not a Third Stream proponent in the usual sense - but then, "the usual" you can get anytime; seekers of The Unusual be …