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New Album Releases Project 2020-10-19

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And then there were … Liner Notes:

Artemis’ eponymous ARTEMIS is the power debut album from some extraordinary women, whose individual respective musicality boggles the mind and taken as an ensemble, be prepared to have that mind of yours blown. Who comprises Artemis?

We’re talking about a jazz supergroup featuring pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, clarinettist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, drummer Allison Miller, and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant.

They named themselves after the Greek goddess Artemis who was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, the twin sister of Apollo, the patron and protector of young girls, and the goddess of hunting, wild nature, and chastity

Sure, I am a huge John Lennon fan, who isn’t? And I welcomed this latest release reminding me that it has indeed been 40 years since Howard Cosell alerted me and a whole cadre of young boys watching Monday Night Football that John Lennon had been shot and killed. So I welcome “Gimme Some Truth”, but there’s something about the sonics of the recording that I cannot quite put my finger upon.

Katie Melua’s Album No. 8 reminds me just how long it has been that I count myself amongst her legions of fans and admirers. Ever since I heard her 9 Million Bicycles on her album entitled Piece by Piece, I was hooked, lined and “sinkered” (sic).

And then there’s Wills and the Willing’s London Country. I have called the United Kingdom, specifically London, home and I have visited and traveled the length and breadth of the country many times over. And, yes Michael Portillo did it first with his Bradshaw’s Guide, but I did him one better by traversing This Sceptered Isle with a copy of Graham Jones’s Last Shop Standing: a definitive guide to independent record shops throughout the country.

London Country took me back to some really happy times, great people, fabulous friends and acquaintances made, and memories that shall stay with me always.

Sometimes it’s not what you think and yes Virginia, there is a method to David’s madness.  There are those times when I have been contacted/assailed over a decision to include a recording in the weekly NARPs of mine. What those taking issue need to take into account, is that I may have an ulterior motive.

Primarily, my weekly lists serve as an introduction to the younger HiFi/music enthusiasts who may never have heard of: The Eagles, Slade, Quincy Jones and Fairport Convention.

As for Ella Fitzgerald, she needs no introduction in my book. She is a treasure and is so glad that The Lost Berlin Tapes of 1962 have been found, and you should be too.

Slade, for most Americans, once they hear the collected tracks on the anthology: “Cum On Feel The Hitz -The Best of Slade”, they will recognize as a band they thought they didn’t know, only to welcome the surprise.


New Releases

ARTEMIS – Artemis

Barry Douglas – Schubert Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 5

Beethoven Violin Concerto & Romances Midori 6

Bertrand Chamayou – Good Night!

Christian McBride Big Band – For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver

Christian Thielemann – Bruckner – Symphony No. 8 (Edition Haas)

Don Cherry – Om Shanti Om

Franz Welser-Most, Cleveland Orchestra – Schubert – Symphony No. 9 The Great, Gorecki – String Quartet No.3; Sonata for Two Violins

Graun – Tornavincitor – Forsythe, Contadin

Hommage a Liszt – Amir Katz

Jean-Luc Tingaud, Royal Scottish NO – Massenet – Orchestral Works

Katie Melua – Album No. 8

Khatia Buniatishvili – Labyrinth

Valery Gergiev & WP – Sommernachtskonzert

Vertavo String Quartet – Verdi – Sibelius

Wills & The Willing – London Country


Re-Issues, Re-Masters & Miscellany

Eagles – Live From The Forum MMXVIII

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella The Lost Berlin Tapes – 1962

Fairport Convention – Chicago 1970

John Lennon – Gimme Some Truth

Jordi Savall, Hesperion XX – German Baroque – Deutsches Barock – Hammerschmidt to Telemann

Quincy Jones – All that Jazz, Vol. 128 – Quincy Jones – Ghana- 1959

Slade – Cum On Feel The Hitz – The Best Of Slade


Share NARP with your friends, share it your enemies. Now, more than ever, the walls just “gotta’ come down. Music does not discriminate. Let’s be like music.


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