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New Album Releases Project 2020-12-7

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And then there were … Liner Notes


From the start I knew this was going to be a banner week with releases from:

Cats In Space’s Atlantis

Girls In Airports’ Dive

Mica Paris’s Gospel

Silje Nergaard’s Hamar Railway Station

Tenderlonious’ Ragas from Lahore – Improvisations with Jaubi

VOS’ Charlatan


And then the unexpected:

I’m a huge Martha Argerich and a sucker for transcriptions of Beethoven Symphonies for 2 pianos ever since listening to the Contiguglia Brothers’ recording of Beethoven’s 9th. This week Argerich and Theodosia Ntokou entreat us to Beethoven’s 6th and what a pastoral romp it is.

Lee Ritenour was just about everywhere in the 90’s when cool jazz was a thing and the GRP recording label was itself ubiquitous. So here’s comes Lee with his latest Dreamcatcher and he hasn’t missed a beat. In keeping with one of his earlier albums, this one of his is True Rit.

Steve Perry’s alternate take on his album Traces reminds us of that voice that so many of us recall, and is in fact indelible. Great to hear and I found myself listening all the way through a couple of times.

I reckon from the album title, On Vacation, it might solve the riddle, what’s become of Bob James. It’s been some time since I’ve seen or heard, but with Till Bronner, the duo have made 2020 somewhat more palatable.

Blasts from the past courtesy of Yusuf “Cat Stevens” with his Super Expanded and re-masted Mona Bone Jakon and Tea For The Tillerman. Lots of discs here with reworked tracks, live ones and interviews. The live tracks most of which I had not heard before, provided and interesting insight into how Cat Stevens interacted with his audiences, and the interviews indeed peeled away some of the layers, but that leaves me with the re-masters and in comparing them to the originals … I’ll leave that decision to you all.

The EP’s from Paul McCartney and the Beatles while always welcome, are definitely for the die-hard fans. Nice to have on hand, but not sold on just how much they add to the mix.

Been a while, far too long, that I’ve heard anything re-released from Ace of Base and Alice in Chains. What a great 1-2 combo! Memories are made of this.


New Releases

Antonio Rey – Flamenco Sin Fronteras

Arctic Monkeys – Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Cats In Space – Atlantis

Chris Potter – There is a Tide

Ed Harcourt – Monochrome to Colour

Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 (Live)

Girls in Airports – Dive

GoGo Penguin – Live from Studio 2

HakonKornstad – Out of the Loop

Lee Ritenour – Dreamcatcher

Lionel Loueke – HH

Martha Argerich, Theodosia Ntokou – Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 & Piano Sonata No. 17

Mica Paris – Gospel

Nils Frahm – Tripping with Nils Frahm

Paul Ji – Piano

Pyramid Peak – Symmetry

Roman Emilius – The Spath Organ in St. Oswald Regensburg

Silje Nergaard – Hamar Railway Station

Steve Perry – Traces (Alternate Versions & Sketches)

Tenderlonious – Ragas from Lahore- Improvisations with Jaubi

Till Bronner & Bob James – On Vacation

Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music (Bonus Tracks) EP

Various Artists – The Hague Songbook Exchange

VOS – Charlatan


Re-Issues, Re-Masters & Miscellany

Ace of Base – Hidden Gems, Vol. 2

Alice In Chains – Facelift

Eddie Bert – Like Cool- The Contemporary Trombone of Eddie Bert (Remastered from the Original Somerset Tapes)

Idris Muhammad – Black Rhythm Revolution!

John Lee Hooker – Live At Montreux

Paul McCartney – Love (EP)

The Beatles – Got To Get You Into My Life (EP)

Yusuf – Cat Stevens – Mona Bone Jakon (Super Expanded)

Yusuf – Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (Super Expanded)


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