This DVD box set not only takes the viewer through every part of fabricating the instrument, but includes making the mold, backing board and solera. What sets this collection of instructional discs apart from others I ve seen is the author taking the time to show the making and machining of everything in the guitar. A lot of the operations are by hand, and John S. Bogdanovich also shows the jigs, fixtures and setups necessary in getting from rough stock to finished piece. A lot of instructional sets I ve seen accomplish fabrication off-camera and then show working with the finished parts, without really explaining the whole story of how they re made by showing it. John Bogdanovich narrates as he s working, and has a clear and pleasant presentation.
There are quite a few French Baroque ballet and opera samplers on the market, perhaps because theses repertories, with their arcane textual and musical conventions and their unfamiliar genres, are thought to be rather inaccessible for general listeners in complete works or large chunks of them. The reconstructions of William Christie and others, including this disc's conductor, Sigiswald Kuijken, have shown that equal parts of imagination and musicality can go a long way toward making the operas of the French Baroque come alive, and the repertoires of virtuoso singers are beginning to reflect this.
L'Orchestre Sympathique was a progressive jazz quartet founded in 1976 by classicaly trained vibraphonist/percussionist Jean Vanasse, flautist/pianist Francois Richard, and drummer Mathieu Leger. They were joined by various bass players over the years. They released three live albums over their careers including this one recorded live at the La Grande Passe in April of 1979. They never could secure a record deal so there were no studio albums released unfortunately. The band would eventually move to Paris, France and toured Europe extensively from 1981-1985. This album is of particular interest to progressive music lovers, sounding very much like early Maneige.
2CD compilation of live performances by The Doors in Stockholm, 1968 and New York 1968, 1970, released in 1993 by Italian label Nota Blu Musica.
Florence Khoriaty, known as Florence K, is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter from Quebec, who performs material in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. She is most noted for garnering a Juno Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2014. The daughter of musicians Hany Khoriaty and Natalie Choquette, she started in the music business playing piano and performing duets with her mother.
This Mobile Fidelity CD draws its music from two solo piano albums released by the Melodiya label featuring the Russian pianist Leonid Chizhik. Chizhik certainly displays his versatility throughout the performances with the playful "Spontaneous Improvisation" shifting from stride to classical music, from a waltz to hints of Oscar Peterson. The soulful "Mobious Strip" is not that far from Keith Jarrett, "Dedication" is an abstract tribute to Chick Corea and "Composition on the Theme 'Every Day We Say Goodbye'" evolves from the starkness of Ran Blake to the soulful Ray Bryant and eventually classical music…