CD Selections http://wrti.org en Check Out These Classical New Releases! http://wrti.org/post/check-out-these-classical-new-releases <p>WRTI's Mark Pinto, your host for the <a href="http://wrti.org/programs/classical-new-releases" target="_blank"><em><strong>Classical New Releases </strong></em></a>show, has several newly released CDs to recommend for your listening pleasure...</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:44:20 +0000 Mark Pinto 7191 at http://wrti.org Check Out These Classical New Releases! April Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine http://wrti.org/post/april-jazz-picks-icon-magazine <p><strong><strong>Check out Jazz writer Nick Bewsey's CD suggestions for April.</strong></strong></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:22:20 +0000 Nick Bewsey 7199 at http://wrti.org April Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine March Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine http://wrti.org/post/march-jazz-picks-icon-magazine <p><strong>Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine has a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about. </strong></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:01:50 +0000 Nick Bewsey 7105 at http://wrti.org March Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny: Unified as a Whole http://wrti.org/post/jazz-guitarist-pat-metheny-unified-whole <p>With the 2014 release of<em> Kin <em>(←→)</em></em>,<strong> Pat Metheny </strong>adds one more notch—another restlessly searching album that marks the zone between all jazz, all rock and all-world music—to his belt of aesthetic enterprises filled with zeal and innovation. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:03:54 +0000 A.D. Amorosi 7089 at http://wrti.org Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny: Unified as a Whole Jazz Pianist Helen Sung's ANTHEM FOR A NEW DAY: Equal Parts Soulfulness and Grace http://wrti.org/post/jazz-pianist-helen-sungs-anthem-new-day-equal-parts-soulfulness-and-grace <p>For a jazz pianist, New York-based <strong>Helen Sung</strong> certainly fits into the “deserves to be better known” category. For those who <em>do</em> know and appreciate her art, Sung’s club gigs are adventurous, disarming, and always have an unexpected surprise or two. It was at one of these small club dates where I caught her during a late set in the summer of 2013 with much of the same band that accompany her on <em><strong>Anthem For A New Day,</strong></em> her glossy and rewarding debut record for Concord Jazz.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:52:09 +0000 Nick Bewsey 7027 at http://wrti.org Jazz Pianist Helen Sung's ANTHEM FOR A NEW DAY: Equal Parts Soulfulness and Grace ICON Suggests: Amy Cervini's Big-Hearted Hybrid Album, JAZZ COUNTRY http://wrti.org/post/icon-suggests-amy-cervinis-big-hearted-hybrid-album-jazz-country <p>A Manhattan backdrop substitutes for prairie land and open sky on <strong><em>Jazz Country</em></strong>, the big-hearted hybrid album from singer <strong>Amy Cervini </strong>that’s as endearing and tender as a vocal recording can be in 2014. She smartly transcends genre boundaries or anything else that gets in the way of the purity of a song. The spare musical accompaniment by guitarist Jesse Lewis and bassist Matt Aranoff frame Cervini’s renditions of these classic American songs simply and earnestly, underscoring her candor and crystalline delivery.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:17:46 +0000 Nick Bewsey 7023 at http://wrti.org ICON Suggests: Amy Cervini's Big-Hearted Hybrid Album, JAZZ COUNTRY ICON Suggests: The Jimmy Amadie Trio http://wrti.org/post/icon-suggests-jimmy-amadie-trio <p><em><strong>The Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live At The Philadelphia Art Museum</strong></em> - This is a review and, unfortunately, a testimonial, since jazz&nbsp;pianist Jimmy Amadie&nbsp;passed away from cancer in early December 2013. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:04:41 +0000 Nick Bewsey 6936 at http://wrti.org ICON Suggests: The Jimmy Amadie Trio ICON Picks: Top Jazz Releases of 2013 http://wrti.org/post/icon-picks-top-jazz-releases-2013 <p>Powerhouse records were released in 2013 from some of the most respected jazz musicians (Wayne Shorter, Tomasz Stanko and Chucho Valdes could take the top spots on an alternate list), but my choices for top jazz releases in 2013 were shaped by newer voices and rising stars, all of them uniquely notable for their artistry and leadership.<br />&nbsp;<br />1. Terri Lyne Carrington, Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue (Concord Jazz) Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:27:48 +0000 Nick Bewsey 6842 at http://wrti.org ICON Picks: Top Jazz Releases of 2013 Mark Pinto Suggests: Canadian Brass, CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE http://wrti.org/post/mark-pinto-suggests-canadian-brass-christmas-time-here <p>Like hands and gloves, brass music and Christmas were made for each other. This new album from the always imaginative Canadian Brass is an affectionate tribute to the classic animated TV specials that continue to delight young and old during the holiday season.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:46:21 +0000 Mark Pinto 6807 at http://wrti.org Mark Pinto Suggests: Canadian Brass, CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE ICON Suggests: Pianist and Composer John Escreet's SABOTAGE AND CELEBRATION http://wrti.org/post/icon-suggests-pianist-and-composer-john-escreets-sabotage-and-celebration <p>Ever since he released his debut recording, <em>Consequences</em>, on Posi-Tone Records in 2008, British pianist John Escreet has persisted in pushing at boundaries. On his subsequent rhythmically adventurous recordings you can hear the influence of avant-pianist Andrew Hill and former teacher Jason Moran, but as beguiling as those recordings were, they were more like really good sketch books with one or two amazing tunes with ideas for days and musician line-ups where everyone, none more so than the pianist, played their ass off.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:47:28 +0000 Nick Bewsey 6709 at http://wrti.org ICON Suggests: Pianist and Composer John Escreet's SABOTAGE AND CELEBRATION