Multi-award-winning composer Paul Reale has a distinctly American voice, enriched and given touches of familiarity through references to folk idiom and musical ancestors such as Bartók and Kodály. This program brings together Reale’s works for cello and piano. His earliest, Séance, is a haunting combination of modernist sounds and Baroque melodies. The operatic Cello Sonata No. 1 daringly uses What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor as the backbone of its finale, and the recent Chopin’s Ghosts explores the Romantic composer’s long, weaving lines and evokes his poetic spirit.
Kim Vincent Fowley (July 21, 1939 – January 15, 2015) was an American record producer, singer and musician. He is best known for his role behind a string of novelty and cult pop rock singles in the 1960s, and for managing the Runaways in the 1970s.In addition, he is credited with being the inspiration behind promoter John Brower's call to John Lennon that resulted in the last-minute appearance of the Plastic Ono Band at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival on September 13, 1969, where Fowley was the emcee. At this event, Fowley also created the iconic experience of having the audience light matches and lighters to welcome a nervous John Lennon to the stage.
Pensyl’s piano and keyboards are supported by the bass (Andy Woodson), drums (Reggie Jackson), electric and acoustic guitars (Kevin Turner) and percussion (Jim Ed Cobbs). So now on his fourteenth album Kim Pensyl has once again reached deep inside the creative forces and given us another extremely tasteful CD filled with melodies and arrangements that breathe and flow with passion and musicianship to match. The music connects with the listener in a private and intimate way and that is what makes music the most beautiful and touching art form there is when it connects one on one within our own deepest inner being making it personal.
Drummer Kim Plainfield, known for his work with Bill Connors, and Lincoln Goines known for his work with Mike Stern and Wayne Krantz join together for this mostly instrumental fusion studio project. In the 'Where have you been dept' Guitarist Bill Connors makes a guest appearance on one track. Although this is a drummer and bassist's project, and both Kim and Lincoln play their asses off, the guitar playing on this cd shines throughout.
Decca Classics presents: Hyun Soo Kim singing Schubert, Tosti, Donizetti, Erik Satie along with his own tracks. All songs are perfomed in Korean.
Eugen Jochum (1 November 1902 – 26 March 1987) was an eminent German conductor. He became famous primarily as an interpreter of Anton Bruckner's works. He became the first conductor to perform a complete recording of the nine symphonies of this composer.