Sentimental Journey CD series is a strong one with lots of fine music from a wide diversity of artists. I really like the music on this albums. The sound quality is really rather good considering the age of these recordings.
Regina Carter is the most celebrated jazz violinist of our day, who has routinely been voted by critics and readers alike in the jazz magazines’ respective annual polls as the #1 Violinist for the past decade. Her first two recordings as a leader were on Atlantic Records, the second of which, titled Something for Grace, was also dedicated to her mother. With I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey, violinist Regina Carter, pays tribute to the memory of her late mother, Grace Carter, in a swinging journey through the some of the classic songs of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s that her mother loved during her youth.
The tenor saxophonist Tim Warfield is pointing toward a jazz sound that reaches back 60 years in real time and a psychic millennium away in media time. You'll hear musicians playing licks on A Sentimental Journey that were comfortably modern in the late 1950s. But there's a way to do that without seeming dogmatic or conceptually forced or just left behind; jazz is a cumulative art, a continuity. ~ AllAboutJazz
Sterne is one of the most original and unexpected of writers, and A Sentimental Journey differs from other travel books as greatly as Tristram Shandy differs from other novels. Sterne travelled in France during the 1760s and drew on his experiences to write the narrative of Mr. Yorick, the Sentimental Traveller. Mr Yorick follows his Sensibility and finds pleasure in everything he does, in contrast to contemporary travel writers, Tobias Smollett in particular, whom Sterne satirizes in the figure of 'Smelfungus'.
On A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Brian O'Donovan, the host of the Celtic Sojourn radio show, compiles a collection of songs that mixes the contemplative with more raucous fare, ancient melodies with modern, and the earthy with the ethereal. The musicians come from all corners of the Celtic world, and include the Breton choir Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde, who blend medieval vocal harmonies with modern instruments such as the tin whistle and the guitar; Dordan, the masters of Irish baroque music; and the pan-Celtic band the Boys of the Lough. Also included are English performers Maddy Prior (the lead singer of Steeleye Span) and the family group Waterson:Carthy, who deliver a hearty version of the "The Ditchling Carol." The majority of the tracks feature vocals, but the instrumental selections–particularly fiddler Bonnie Rideout's haunting "Gloomy Winter" and the lovely "Midwinter Waltz" from the Boys of the Lough–do a beautiful job of wordlessly evoking the season. By passing over too-familiar Christmas songs in favor of less-well-known melodies, O'Donovan has come up with that rarest of all holiday treats–a gift that that both surprises and delights.