You might want to consider Norah Jones: Live at Ronnie Scott's as something of a musical palate cleanser, especially if you're prone to go for larger, arena rock like concert videos. This particular performance is absolutely minimalist from both a staging standpoint (as can probably be gleaned from the almost unavoidably repetitive screenshots accompanying this review), but also due to the fact that Jones is part of a trio…
He possesses one of the most recognizable voices in music, a voice that led LTD through a string of top hits in the 70s and that won for him millions of fans as a solo singer during the 80s and beyond. Of course, we're talking about the great Jeffrey Osborne, one of our all-time favorite male soul vocalists. Five years ago, Mr. Osborne delivered an incredible album of standards with A Time For Love, and we've been anxiously waiting for more music since then. He's been plenty busy touring over the past few years, but he's now a part of the Artistry Records family and will be releasing his new album, Worth It All, on May 25th.
Following the discovery of the Americas, Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church was established with incredible speed. Many of the Native Indians were part of highly sophisticated civilizations, most notably the Aztecs and the Incas, and were very responsive to the new ideas, especially music, which was already an important social and spiritual element in their lives.
Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann is among those operas with most textual problems, since the composer did not live to its premiere, leaving an incomplete score. The traditional text, bringing in extra material, much of it unauthentic, and leaving out alot, was only established in the 20th century. This Dresden recording sessions were held (June 1987-June 1989) borrowed much from Michael Kaye's 1991 Schott Edition.