Stanisaw Skrowaczewski will celebrate his 90th birthday on October 3, 2013. To mark this occasion, OehmsClassics brought together all the CDs he's recorded for the label into a Deluxe Edition. Lovingly edited, with a high-quality booklet and many pictures, some of which are previously unknown, this collection is intended as homage to a conductor who, far removed from any star hype, can look back modestly at 90 years of a more than fulfilled musician's life.
The Magician's Birthday is the fifth album by British rock band Uriah Heep, released in 1972 by Bronze Records in the UK and Mercury Records in the US. The concept was "based loosely on a short story" written by Ken Hensley in June and July 1972. The Magician's Birthday was certified Gold on 22 January 1973.
Working together since 1978, the partnership of Zorn and Frith is one of the most enduring musical partnerships in the downtown scene. Their periodic duo concerts have always been special events in themselves, but when it happens in celebration of Zorn's 50th Birthday, it takes on even greater meaning. Two masters of improvisation meet head to head in the redhot crucible of Tonic for an hour of telepathic communication and exploration, and you are there.