"Fine Corinthian Leather" is a great track
Melody Gardot - The Absence
Lyndsie Alguire - After Image
I love the piano. It is such a wonderful instrument that I feel at times has the most flexibility in terms of musical capabilities. It has the ability to enrich any given emotion; whether it be anger, melancholy, or peace. I find it riveting and at times wish I had pursued the instrument more than I did with guitar. Not that I have any regrets in learning the guitar, but that I've come to be more fond of the piano and it's sound. I find Alguire's music to be a perfect example for my reasons loving the piano. She provides such an ethereal experience in her music with a delicate touch and exceptional emotion. I definitely recommend this artist to all as she deserves the attention and her music can take anyone to another world, like it has to me.
Edmund Rubbra: Music for Violin and Piano
Sonata No 1 Op. 11 (1930)
Sonata No 2 Op. 31 (1932)
Sonata No 3 Op. 133 (1968)
Four Pieces Op. 29
Variations on a Phrygian Theme for solo violin Op. 105
Krysia Osostowicz, violin
Michael Dussek, piano
Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 67
Michael Tippett: Piano Sonata No. 2 (1962) and Piano Sonata No. 3 (1973)
Steven Osborne, piano
A smooth combination of talented folk songwriting, jam-rock riffs, and uplifting horns, all with an inexplicable undertone of surf rock due to the use of many cleanly amped guitars. Highlights include "Debtors" and "Country Young". It's complex rock music, especially for a netlabel-signed act, but it's still easy and soothing to listen to. Highly recommended.
The ACT Family Band - The ACT Jubilee Concert
I still can't believe the wealth of talent present in this jubilee concert. Furthermore ACT is only charging the price of one disc for this double live album. The first three tracks alone make this set worth its asking price to me. Same goes for Michael Wollny's solo on "Stars in Your Eyes". "Svantetic" has been stuck in my head for a couple of months now ever since I saw the video on YouTube late last year. I discovered Céline Bonacina through this album and ordered her Open Heart album as a birthday present for myself on Saturday. This petite young lady plays baritone saxophone!
Spotify link: https://play.spotify.com/album/5RUcar0NCHKZwI2xzQzUDm