René Marie's sensational 'Sound of Red' finds the singer at the top of her game, breaking new ground with her first album of entirely self-penned originals. After landing a Best Jazz Vocal Album GRAMMY nomination with her last release, Marie shoots for the stars again with 'Sound of Red', as she writes a new chapter in jazz in her patented ultra-sexy, wise, provocative and daredevil style. Her brilliance as a writer who draws equally on jazz, folk, R&B and country proves an easy match for her brilliance as a performer. These richly personal songs explore the sweetest, saddest, brightest and darkest corners of human existence, setting Rene Marie up for cross-over success.
The 'Missa Salisburgensis à 53 voci' (in comparison, 'Spem in alium' was written by Thomas Tallis for «only» 40 voices) is perhaps the largest-scale piece of extant sacred Baroque music, an archetypical work of the Colossal Baroque. It is a polychoral composition which takes advantage of the multiple organs and various locations available for groups of singers and musicians to perform in Salzburg Cathedral, probably for the 1682 celebrations marking the 1100th anniversary of the founding of the Archbishopric of Salzburg. This stunning recording features Jordi Savall’s ensembles at their best and fully reveals the «splendour» of this masterpiece. A recording of cosmic proportions that Jordi Savall has decided to illustrate with a celestial image of the Helix Nebula. Nothing less.
The Last Of The Neon Cynics is a collaborative project by Bill Nelson and comic book artist Matt Howarth. The download includes a 110 page high-rez full colour PDF graphic novel and all the original CD artwork. All music composed, played and recorded by Bill Nelson. Comic book graphic novel story and artwork by Matt Howarth.
Meghan McCain came to prominence as the straight-talking, progressive daughter of the 2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain. And her profile has only risen since the election ended in favor of the other guy.
Makes Meghan so appealing? As a new role model for young, creative, and vocal members of the GOP, she's unafraid to mix it up and speak her mind. In Dirty Sexy Politics she takes a hard look at the future of her party. She doesn't shy away from serious issues and her raucous humor and down-to-earth style keep her positions accessible.
Malgré son titre, on ne peut vraiment pas accuser ce nouvel album de Savall de n’être guère épais : voilà une cinquantaine de pièces de mille origines chantant qui la guerre, qui la paix ; là où Savall est hautement original, c’est qu’il présente toutes les nations belligérantes de la Renaissance jusqu’à, à la louche, le milieu du XVIIIe siècle, de l’Espagne à l’Angleterre en passant par toutes les Allemagnes, l’Italie, l’Europe centrale sans oublier les forces orientales, en particulier l’Empire Ottoman – dont toutes les musiques ne sont pas anonymes, puisqu’il s’y trouve également Dervis Mehmet – et dont l’on pourra entendre une vraie « marche turque », la musique des janissaires qui a tant inspiré les musiciens européens dès les grandes incursions ottomanes (dont on rappelle qu’elles frôlèrent les portes de Vienne, par exemple en 1683).