CD Reviews

Deborah Lee Yates - Warrior Queen

Warrior Queen Performed by Deborah Lee YatesElegant DragonIceni QueenJoshua Tree WindsongWaka WahineStripes of a Different JaguarFields of Lament and PromisesSnake Lady Warrior On this concept album, Deborah Lee Yates sets out to take us on a journey celebrating the feminine. Each track was written by Yates and celebrates a different female warrior throughout the world and...

In Sterio - Awake

Awake: Performed by In Sterio. AwakePurple Tide at DawnAbsolution Blue Crinkled Moon SolitudeSerenitySynchroneityGlow of GothamFinding LovePlaytimeRed PlanetsFlamenco FlamesTharkabhushanam This sophomore album from In Sterio, the pop-fusion flute duo, is quite a feast for the ears as well as the eyes. Collaborating with visual artist Jerry Peel, they have created a CD/DVD that combines animated art with musical tracks...

Jamie Baum Septet - In This Life

In This Life, The Jamie Baum Septet Jamie Baum – flute, alto flute, flute d’amour Amir El Saffar – trumpet Taylor Haskins – trumpet Douglas Yates – alto sax, bass clarinet Brad Shepik – guitar Chris Komer – French horn John Escreet – piano Zach Lober – bass Jeff Hirshfield – drums Dan Weiss –...

Heidi Álvarez - Flute Chamber Works by Michael Kallstrom, Volume 2

Flute Chamber Works by Michael Kallstrom, Volume 2
, performed by Heidi Pintner Álvarez and friends Centaur Records In the Clear Blue for two flutes and piano (2011) Silken Kisses Slip Away for mezzo-soprano, flute, and piano (2011) I. Silken kisses slip away
  II. Open mind and open aches
  III. Changing tides and slipping light The Music Falls...

Kate Prestia-Schaub - Timeless

Timeless performed by Kate Prestia-Schaub, piccolo and Martin Kennedy, piano Barry McKimm – "Air" Daniel Dorff – "Flash!" Frederick Lesemann - "Slow Music for Piccolo Alone" Michael Daugherty – "The High and the Mighty" Daniel Kelley – "Passage" Martin Kennedy – "Desplazamiento" Kenneth Benshoof – "Timeless" Steve Kujala – "Eurythmionics" Timeless is Kate Prestia-Schaub’s debut album...

Meerenai Shim - The Art of Noise

The Art of Noise Meerenai Shim Daniel Felsenfeld – To Committee: A Self Parody
    I. Brooklyn Ekphrasis
     II. How One Becomes Lonely
    III. Dithyramb Janice Misurell-Mitchell – The Art of Noise Jay C. Batzner – Mercurial Matthew Joseph Payne – flight of the bleeper bird
     I. i fought the DAW and the DAW...

Blue Solitude - Nicole Esposito

Blue Solitude 
performed by Nicole Esposito and Alturas Duo Con Brio Recordings Leo Brouwer: Paisajes, retratos y mujeres •    Retrato de Wagner con Mathilde •    Mujer bailando un minuet •    La passion según Dowland Raimundo Penaforte •    Elegia •    Interlúdio Ariel Ramírez •    Alfonsina y el mar Peruvian Folk Song •    Diosllai Runa José and...

Deep Blue - Ian Clarke

Deep Blue
, music of Ian Clarke 
performed by Ian Clarke and Tim Carey •    Deep Blue •    Curves •    Magical & Woven •    Plaintive •    Presto •    Touching the Ether •    Hatching Aliens •    Something Is There! •    Blue Alien/Alien Chill Out •    The Fear Returns/Battle Tempo •    Beverley Ian Clarke’s second album doesn’t disappoint....