After a card game Southerner Owen Pentecost finds himself the owner of a Denver hotel. Involved with two women - one who came with the hotel, and one newly arrived from the East to open a dress shop - he then has to make even more fundamental choices when, with the start of the Civil War, he becomes one of a small minority in a strongly Unionist town.
There's little question that A Day in the Life of Todd Terry is one of the best albums of Terry's pioneering house ever released – it leads off with two of his best-known tracks, "A Day in the Life" and "I Hear the Music." And the rest of this compilation just reinforces his status as one of the best house producers of all time, from the uplifting vibes of "Clear Away the Past" and the tribal headrush of "Jungle Hot" to smoother tracks like "Teela's Theme".
On his sixth album for ECM the Italian pianist and his trio reflect on the work of American composer Alec Wilder (1907 – 1980). “I first came into a more direct contact with Alec Wilder’s music in the early 90s, when I was performing his Sonata for Oboe and Piano and his Sonata for Horn and Piano”, Battaglia remembers. “I had already known some of his popular songs like ‘While We’re Young’, Blackberry Winter’ and ‘Moon and Sand’ through the intense versions Keith Jarrett has recorded. But after working on Wilder’s chamber music I wanted to develop a deeper connection with his intriguing musical universe, and I've discovered an immense hidden treasure.”