At the peak of Abba's success, internal dissension split the Swedish ensemble, which recorded this 1981 disc knowing it would be the band's last. Leaving disco behind to create resonant pop, these ... (Read More)
Soundtrack to the quirky 1965 film, the Beatles' fifth studio album finds the Fab Four expressing deeper and more ambiguous emotions than on previous efforts on such tracks as "Yesterday"—the most ... (Read More)
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At first glance, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Pachelbel may not seem to have much in common, yet each composed music that lends itself to reflection; on this two-disc set, melodies from these ... (Read More)
A.C. Roberts, bagpipes. Myler Doherty, piano. Charles Bowden, bass. John Samuel Golder, fiddle. Ballycastle, & others.
Label: Reflections. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 096741258527. Daedalus Item Code: 77031
Although bagpipes have been played all over the world for at least a millennium, for many of us they remain the instrument of choice for instantly creating a Scottish ambiance. On this set, ... (Read More)
In the 1950s, blues legend B.B. King began his long and successful career with recordings on the RPM and Kent labels. To be sure, the future winner of 16 Grammys was never an amateur, and in fact he ... (Read More)
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The Stanley Brothers & the Clinch Mountain Boys, the Country Gentlemen, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Don Reno & others.
Label: Mercury. Format: CD.
UPC: 042284897921. Daedalus Item Code: 79251
Blending accessible lyrics about everyday life with instrumental virtuosity, bluegrass is a uniquely American creation. Showcasing several of the genre's most important ensembles, this 22-song ... (Read More)
With 15 of the most profoundly serene selections in the classical repertoire, this anthology is an ideal go-to for any time of day. Among the particularly choice pieces for piano here, Alain Planès ... (Read More)
The sound of the piano has a unique capacity to soothe the nerves and set a tranquil mood, as this anthology of 12 classical favorites demonstrates. Peter Schmalfuss turns in a lyrical performance of ... (Read More)
Brad Mehldau, piano & vocals. Mark Guiliana, drums & electronics.
Label: Nonesuch. Format: CD.
UPC: 075597957952. Daedalus Item Code: 49227
(2015 Grammy Nominee for Best Improvised Jazz Solo Brad Mehldau is one of the most highly acclaimed jazz artists on the contemporary scene, coming to the spotlight with the Joshua Redman ... (Read More)
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Don Reed, violin. Jay Austin, guitar. Kevin Fox, cello. Doug Miller, flute. K. Fedeux, piano.
Label: Reflections. Format: CD.
UPC: 096741404627. Daedalus Item Code: 77032
As these nine selections demonstrate, the distinctive tone of Celtic music can be used to create a quiet, introspective mood. Composer K. Fedeux makes use of piano, strings, guitar, harp, and flute ... (Read More)