Duke Jordan – When You’re Smiling (SCCD 37023/24)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37023/24 When You're Smiling / Duke Jordan Previously issued on SCCD 31232 & SCCD 31247 “ Have no doubt about it, this is a superb record by a great jazz pianist…He plays with great sensitivity and musical understanding …” (Ray Spencer, Jazz Journal International) “ A most agreeable set that is both eminently listenable and very enterprising…This fine trio record deserves to sell well and spread his name further afield …” (Richard Palmer, Jazz Journal International) 1. Rosetta (Earl Hines)2. If I did – would you? (Duke Jordan)3. Time on my hands (Vincent Youmans)4. As time goes by (Herman/Hupfeld)5. Tall grass (Duke Jordan)6. When you're smiling (Fisher/Goodwin)7. … Continue reading

Stan Getz – Stan’s Party (SCCD 37021/22)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37021/22 Stan's Party / Stan Gets Quartet Previously issued on SCCD 31073 & 31074 “… This is simply an album which you can’t criticize. Every track is wonderful. From ballads to up-tempo stuff, this is one of the most solid jazz albums of the year. Don’t miss it. It’s that good.” (Daily Pennsylvania) “ The unique occasions surrounding the sessions obviously had an effect. There is a special joy, a celebration of the rite of improvised music. This makes (this album) a landmark in the career of one of today’s most brilliant masters. Listen!” (Down Beat) 1. Morning star (Roger Grant)2. Lady sings the blues (Alec Wilder)3. … Continue reading

Paul Bley – Montmartre Live (SCCD 37019/20)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37019/20 Montmartre Live / Paul Bley & Jesper Lundgaard Previously issued on SCCD 31223 & SCCD 31230 “ .. .if you appreciate Bley’s quintessential lyricism and Lundgaard’s singing lines, this one and the other (Live Again SCCD 31230) are noteworthy albums …” (A.G., Compact, September 1989) “… The Rapport between Bley and Lundgaard is perfect …” (Birger Jørgensen, Aarhuus Stiftstidende) 1. Blues (Ornette Coleman)2. Ostinato (Paul Bley)3. The theme (Traditional)4. Ramblin' (Ornette Coleman)5. Albert's love theme (Annette Peacock)6. Ida Lupino (Carla Bley)7. Music matador (Prince Lasha)8. When will the blues leave (Ornette Coleman)9. Vashkar (Carla Bley)10. Ictus (Carla Bley)1. Ictus (Carla Bley)2. Pent-up house (Sonny Rollins)3. Diane … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Swedish Nights (SCCD 37017/18)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37017/18 Swedish Nights / Dexter Gordon Quintet Previously issued on SCCD 31224 & SCCD 31226 “ Some might criticise that Dexter put out too many albums but this recording I cannot do without …” (Jyllandsposten) “… a thoroughly satisfying late-night-set .” (Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal International) 1. I remember you (Johnny Mercer)2. All the things you are (Jerome Kern)3. Darn that dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)4. Straight no chaser (Thelonious Monk)5. The theme (Traditional)1. Three o'clock in the morning (Roblero/Terriss)2. Body and soul (Johnny Green)3. Prancin' (Miles Davis)4. The theme (Traditional) UPC/EAN: 716043701728 … Continue reading

Shirley Horn – At Northsea (SCCD 37015/16)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37015/16 At Northsea / Shirley Horn Trio Previously issued on SCCD 31257 & SCCD 31164 “ Admirable!” (Jazz Magazine) “.. Miles Davis is not a notable enthusiast of singers, but one exception was Shirley Horn, a Washington-based improviser (on piano as well)…” (Nat Hentoff, Modern Recording & Music) 1. You'd be so nice to come home to (Cole Porter)2. Someone like that in your life (Buck Hill)3. How insensitive (Antonio Carlos Jobim)4. Good for nothing Joe (Ted Bloom/Koehler)5. Git rid of Monday (Jimmy Heath)6. All night long (Curtis Lewis)7. If I had you (Shapiro/Campbell/Connelley)8. Meditation (Antonio Carlos Jobim)9. When your lover has gone (E. A. Swan)10. If … Continue reading

Viggo Mangor – Weiss: Le Fameux Corsaire (KON 32222)

32222 SYLVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS (1686-1750): Solo Baroque Lute “Le Fameux Corsaire” SONATA in A major 24:57 SONATA in D minor 14:05 SONATA in F major, "Le Fameux Corsaire" 21:36 TOMBEAU 10:40 VIGGO MANGOR baroque lute Recorded at Torslunde Church 1994 Total playing Time 71:42 Bach’s contemporary German lute virtuoso and composer Weiss left a huge literature for lute. Lutenist Viggo Mangor has studied his instrument and music at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen and at the Schola Cantorum in Basel. Unlike most of the early music instruments which are copies of the original instruments, the lute recorded here is the 17th century original piece. 1. Sonata in A … Continue reading

Edith Guillaume, Jan Lund, Jesper Buhl, Jørgen Ole Børch, Hanne Andersen – Klit: The Last Virtuoso (KON 32221)

Kontrapunkt 32221 Lars Klit: THE LAST VIRTUOSO a one-hour chamber opera (Libretto – Sanne Bjerg) Edith Guilluame mezzo soprano , Hanne Andersen soprano Jan Lund tenor , Jørgen Ole Børch bass , Jesper Buhl baritone Svend Aaquist Johansen musical direction Young Danish composer Lars Klit (b. 1965) was commissioned to write an opera suited for an alternative opera company called Den Anden Opera (The Other Opera) which has a small “opera house” in the central part of Copenhagen. It is “the other” opera than the traditional establishment of the Royal Opera House. The work is played by five singers and a small chamber ensemble including electric guitar. It turned out … Continue reading

Kim Bak Dinitzen, Elisabeth Westenholz – Fauré: Works For Cello And Piano (KON 32220)

Kontrapunkt 32220 GABRIEL FAURÉ: Works For Cello And Piano KIM BAK DINITZEN cello ELISABETH WESTENHOLZ piano Recorded April/May, 1995 SONATA No. 1 Op. 109 in D minor (1917) ELÉGIE Op. 24 (1880) SONATA No. 2 Op. 117 in G minor (1921) APRÈS UN RÊVE Op. 7 (1878) transcription by Pablo Casals SICILIENNE Op. 78 (1898) PAPILLON Op. 77 (1885) SÉRÉNADE Op. 98 (1908) ROMANCE Op. 69 (1894) BERCEUSE Op. 16 (1879) Total Playing Time 64:46 The Dinitzen-Westenholz duo started their collaboration three years ago. Their first CD Kontrapunkt 32172 “R. Strauss/Brahms/Schumann” enjoyed public and critical acclaim. For their second recording they concentrated on the works by Fauré which enhanced Dinitzen’s … Continue reading

Toke Lund Christiansen, Annika Frederikson, Per Jacobsen, Per Jensen, Morten Mogensen, Bjørn Carl Nielsen, Tine Rehling, Per Salo, Anne Søe Hansen, Majken Bjerno, Niels Thomsen, Niels Ullner, Piotr Zelazny, Zwi Camelli, Ketil Christensen, Michael Dabelstein – Roussel: Complete Chamber Music With Flute (KON 32218/19)

32218 ALBERT ROUSSEL: Complete Chamber Music With Flute TOKE LUND CHRISTIANSEN flute BJØRN CARL NIELSEN oboe , NIELS THOMSEN clarinet , PER JACOBSEN French horn , ASGER SVENDSEN bassoon , KETIL CHRISTENSEN trumpet , PER SALO piano , ANNE SØE HANSEN violin , ZWI CARMELLI, PIOTR ZELAZNY viola (Disc 1 track 9-11) , NIELS ULLNER cello , MICHAEL DABELSTEEN double bass TINE REHLING harp , PER JENSEN percussion , MAJKEN BJERNO soprano , MORTEN MOGENSEN piano (Disc 2, track 12 ) Recorded 1994-95 DISC 1 [47:04] DIVERTISSEMENT Op. 6 6:51 TRIO Op. 40 [14:31] JOUEURS DE FLUTE Op. 27 [9:34] SERENADE Op. 30 [15:49] DISC 2 [46:17] LE MARCHAND DE … Continue reading

Henrik Brendstrup, Katrine Gislinge – Kodály, Janácek, Bartók: Works For Cello And Piano (KON 32217)

Kontrapunkt 32217 Zoltán Kodály:Sonata op. 4 for cello and piano Sonatina Adagio Leos Janácek:Pohádka Presto Béla Bartók:Rhapsody no. 1 Henrik Brendstrup cello Katrine Gislinge piano Following the highly successful CD of Sofia Gubaidulina’s cello works (32176), Henrik Brendstrup one of Europe’s best cellists of the younger generation recorded here a collection of cello works by the three representative composers from Eastern Europe. His new partner on piano is a young Gislinge who only two years after her debut has already established herself as one of the leading soloists in Europe. 1. Sonata Op. 4: I Fantasia. Adagio molto (Zoltán Kodály)2. Sonata Op. 4: II Allegro con spirito (Zoltán Kodály)3. Sonatina … Continue reading