In this section:
CDs by the amazing hot club jazz quartet Swing Noire; 2 commemorative CDs issued by world-renowned pianist Peter Katin; discs by award-winning composer, singer, violinist and world music specialist Derrik Jordan; NEW: The award winning documentary Shining Night,which features music from our CD Madrigali (DDA25094) and new albums from Vermont composer and pianist Masako and Boston-based singing star Sarah Blacker.
Reptilian Fantasies - Bruce Gertz Quintet
Bruce Gertz is one of the finest bass players around and add to this composing, arranging and leading several ensembles and you get an idea of a very fine musician.This album was released in 2008 and all of the awesome tracks are penned by band members: the all star line-up with Bruce Gertz on bass is: Jerry Bergonzi (tenor sax); Ken Cervenka (trumpet); Gabrile Guerrero (piano) and Tim Horner (drums.

Bell Ringers (Gertz)
Tango Reflexivo (Guerrero)
Snake Shot (alt. take)(Guerrero)
Cadiz (alt. take) (Bergonzi)
To Boldly Go Where Everyone Has Gone Before (Gertz)
You Too? Or... (Gertz)
Freedom from Religion (Bergonzi)
You're Invited (Gertz)
Reptilian Fantasies (Gertz)
The Lizard of Odds (Gertz)
An Internal Affair (Bergonzi)
Cryptic Current (Gertz) You're Invited (alt. take)(Gertz)
It Wasn't Me - Bruce Gertz Quintet
Bruce Gertz is one of the finest bass players around and add to this composing, arranging and leading several ensembles and you get an idea of a very fine musician. This album was released in 2007 and all of the tracks are penned by band members: the all star line-up with Bricue Gertz on bass is: Jerry Bergonzi (tenor sax); Ken Cervenka (trumpet); Gabrile Guerrero (piano) and Tim Horner (drums.

It Wasn't Me (Gertz)
Sidelines (Gertz)
Dr. Zoltan (Bergonzi)
Snake Shot (Guerrero)
Cadiz (Bergonzi)
Metamorphosis (Gertz)
Crossing the Crevix (Bergonzi)
Sun Flash (Gertz)
Thank You Charlie: Bruce Gertz Quintet
Bruce Gertz is one of the finest bass players around and add to this composing, arranging and leading several ensembles and you get an idea of a very fine musician. This 2010 album includes four standards and several of Bruce's superb original compositions. A top class line up features Paul Broadnax (vocals, piano), Bob Gullotti drums & cymbals) , George Garåzone (tenor sax), Phil Grenadier (trumpet), Rick DiMuzio (tenor sax), and Tim Miller (guitar on 'Trajectory').

This is All I Ask (Jenkins)
Thank You Charlie (Gertz)
Moonlight Becomes You (Burke-van Heusen)
Into the Fold (Gertz)
My Ship (Weill, Gershwin)
True Colors (Gertz)
Some Other Time (Bernstein)
What's Next? (Gertz)
Trajectory (Gertz)
Detour Ahead (Carter, Elis, Frigo)
In a Perfect World (Gertz)
Blueprint : Bruce Gertz Quintet
Bruce Gertz is one of the finest bass players around and add to this composing, arranging and leading several ensembles and you get an idea of a very fine musician. This album was Bruce's first as a leader and his stature is clear from the names 'supporting' on this disc: John Abercrombie on guitar, Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Joey Calderazzo at the piano and drummer Adam Nussbaum. This album was recorded back in 1991 and is still fresh, exciting and relevant, and every track is a Gertz original.

tracks: (all composed by Bruce Gertz)
Proton It Should
Otto's Motto
While you were Out
Cryptic Current
The Other You
Red Yellow Green
Proton II
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Superstring Theory goes to Senegal
In January 2007 multi-talented and award-winning musician Derrik Jordan travelled to Senegal in West Africa, intending to meet that country's foremost musicians and persuade them to work with him. In only 12 days he succeeded betyond expectations, and recorded 'jam sessions' with singer and kora-player Pepe Sakho and hoddu-player Barou Sall in a studio in Dakar. Also closely involved was percussionist Tony Vacca who had travelled with Derrik. Back home in the USA, they started to work on the tracks, overdubbing and adding more lines; all that was missing was a front vocalist - then providence shone, and unbelieveably Derrik came across the 16-year old Ethopian Helen Kerlin-Smith living only a few miles from Derrik in rural Vermont - a billion-to-one chance; Helen's awesome, brilliant lines are totally authentic and enabled this CD to be put together.
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Everyone Loves Brazil (2 CDs)
Derrik Jordan is a multi-talented instrumentalist, singer and composer whose work ranges from Stevie Wonder-inspired pop-rock-soul styles to world music from Africa and South America, now branching out into orchestral music featured successfully in 2009 by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. This superb double album features 26 original sambas and bossanovas written by Derrik in a truly authentic style and performed by his band Brazilliance.
MORE INFO HERE CD1 contains 'Songs with Words' and CD2 intrumental 'songs without words'.
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Exotic Duets and Improvisations (Superstring Theory)
Superstring Theory is the world-fusion band founded by award-winning composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan, and features his expressive and rhythmic approach to his chosen instrument, the five-string electric violin. World rhythms from many places, especially Western Africa, bring a special vibrancy and life to this wonderful music.Derrik is joined on this CD by Steve Leicach (balafon), Lisa Sokolov (vocals), Nebulai (didgeridoo), John Hughes (kora), Jared Shapiro (cello) and Barry Hyman (sitar & tamboura), all of whom have achieved great success in their own fields.
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Expecting a Miracle (Derrik Jordan)
Derrik Jordan's first full CD sees him playing a Stevie Wonder-influenced brand of pop-folk-soul music, which brought him to the public's attention as a singer and performer, though he has written songs for other top artists. The album was given very enthusiastic reviews and paved the way for Derrik's later material and then his succesful ventures into world and world-fusion music with his Brazilliance and Superstring Theory projects (CDs available here).
Swing Noire
In the 1930s, a true revolution in music occurred: while 'hot' dance music was evolving into Swing in the USA and Britain, two musical geniuses in Paris created a new sound from a mix of jazz, gypsy rhythms and a hint of blues and ragtime.... and so the Hot Club of France was founded with its immensely popular Quintette, headed up by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Swing Noire are devoted to continuing the Hot Club tradition and do so fabulously; this is truly world class vintage jazz.... look out for news of new album soon......

Tchavolo Swing (Schmitt)
Swing '42 (Reinhardt)
Si Tu Savais (Ulmer)
Swing Gitane (trad.)
Diminishing (Reinhardt)
Heavy Artillerie (Reinhardt)
Minor Swing (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
Oriental Shuffle (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
Blues en Mineur (Reinhardt)
Blue Drag (Myrow)

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Sarah Blacker: Come What May
A brilliant album from an artist whose musical ability, voice, attitude beats any nationally hyped singer. Truly exceptional album from a fabulous musician we are proud to call 'friend'. Sarah's music stems from soft rock, country, jazz and traditional roots - it's none of these and all of them. Look out for future appearances by Sarah and her band at Brandon Music and meanwhile enjoy this album.
TRACKS (all written by Sarah Blacker):
Drivin' ; Knocked the Winds ; When I was New ;
Come What May ; Ponder ; Shining Giant ;
I'm Like a Train, Lord ; Humble Man ; Friend ;
Smitten ; Not all the King's Men ; Cowboy
Peter Katin plays Chopin
This CD has been produced as a limited edition product to celebrate the glittering career, now spanning over 60 years, of Peter Katin, one of the great names of British pianism.It is available through only a few selected outlets. It is an essential purchase for everyone who loves great piano music.
Also see Peter Katin's retrospective CD "Fity Years of Music Making" also in limited edition release (RP001)and the other fine Katin CDs on our Athene and Diversions labels.

This CD contains:
Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor, op. 58 (recorded 1976)
Three Waltzes, op. 64; Nocturne in D flat, op. 27 no. 2 (recorded 1993)
Fantaisie in F minor, op, 49 (recorded 1994)
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, op. 22; Waltz in A flat, op. 69 no. 1 (recorded 2006)
Fifty Years of Music Making
This Special Edition CD is not available in shops. It has been produced as a limited edition product to celebrate 50 years in performing by Peter Katin, one of the great names of British pianism.
Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B flat minor (from the “48” - book 1) -recorded 1948
Mozart: Rondo in A minor - recorded 1968
Beethoven: Piano Sonata, op.27, no.2 (“Moonlight”) - recorded 1976
Schubert: Impromptus in G flat and E flat, from D.899 - recorded late 1950s
Debussy: Suite Bergamasque - recorded mid 1960s
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie,op.61 - recorded 1987
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Tu es Petrus - A Tribute to Pope John Paul II
LAST FEW COPIES - PRICE REDUCED TO $10!A tribute to the late Pope John Paul II, by the Choirs of the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge.
Proceeds from the sale of this CD benefit the Church.
Tracks: Alma Redemptoris Mater (plainsong)
Ecce Sacerdos Magnus (Elgar)
O Bread of Heaven (Hemy)
Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart)
Ave Regina Caelorum (plainsong)
Ave Regina Caelorum (Weitz)
The Day thou Gavest (Schofield, arr. Wright)
Godhead here in Hiding (plainsong)
O Salutaris Hostia (Elgar)
Tantum Ergo (Vierne)
Sweet Sacrament Divine (Stanfield)
Regina Caeli (plainsong)
Ave Maria (Bossi)
O Purest of Creatures (anon)
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Ave Verum Corpus (plainsong)
Ave Verum Corpus (arr. Wright)
Soul of my Saviour (Maher)
Tu es Petrus (Widor)
O, Ziemio Polska (Luciuk)
Salve Regina (plainsong)
Blessed are those who die in the Lord (Mawby)
In Paradisum (Fauré)
Praise to the Holiest (Terry, arr. Wright)
Green Mountains and Beyond
Masako Matsuo is a pianist and composer living in Rutland, Vermont. Her Album 'Green Mountains and Beyond' is issued in a special Vermont edition which will probably become a collectors' item. This is light, traditionally written and romantic music for piano with a small ensemble of instruments, so can quite properly be called 'chamber music'. This disc stands well above the crowd in terms of quality and musicianship. Lovely and produced by Grammy-winning Will Ackerman.

Featuring Masako (piano); Charlie Bisharat (violin), Jill Haley (cor anglais), Tony Levin (bass), Eugene Friesen (cello), Jeff Haynes (percussion), Premik (wind synthesizer), Noah Wilding (vocal), Will Ackerman (Hopi drum)

Tracks (all composed by Masako):
Glastonbury, VT
Spring Snow
Secret Path to Point Reyes
Ottauquechee River
Amazing Newt
A Tale of Lonely Otter
Moon and Stream
Forgotten Moments
Andy Warhol - 'Uh yes uh no'
A unique performance by a unique personality, Warhol produces a soundwork in his own inimitable style - a real collector's item! Also contains an introdction by Ivan Karp.

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Path Soong: 'Hillside Meditation'
JGS01 Carter Ratcliff says of Soong's work: "Flat surface, straight edges and right-angled corners are remade in the image of the artist, and in her generosity she gives the image an astonishing power of implication." The simple, often stark images can showus everything from cityscapes at high speed to skies in slow motion. Here Soong reveals the spirit and personality which produces these resonant images.

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Carter Ratcliff: 'The Big Bad Art Thing and Other Poems'
Ratcliff is an internationally renowned art critic who has received numerous awards and honors; also a contributing editor to Art in America. His poetry has appeared in several publications and encompasses a wide landscape of human strength and weakness, ancient and contemporary lives and a keen attention to rhythm. The CD contains 21 items.

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Ivan Karp: 'In Conversation'
Ivan Karp has been in the art world for over fifty years - first as an art critic wirting for the legendary Village Voice and later as propriertor of his own gallery, the first to be established in Soho, NY. He was the first to take an interst in the young Andy Warhol and was responsible for boosting the careers of several 'breakthrough' artist of the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout, Karp was at the forefront of the art scene in New York at a time of revolutionary change. This CD is an extensive discussion with Karp about the ar world and his role in it. He talks about Warhol, Lichtenstein, Pollock and many others; the art market and a personal view of art history. An invaluable collectors item.

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Daniel Johnston - 'Story of an Artist'
Johnston is a phenomenon - in the pop and visual art fields. His songs have been recorded and sung by hundreds of top performers. THe Sony Pictures documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" won Best Director award at Sundance. His visual works have appeared in many major galleries and museums. Singer, songwriter, poet, writer and painter, Johnston's drawings have, in the words of Carter Ratcliff, "seismographic immediacy" - the same can be said of his songs and writings as found on this special CD.

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Eric Fischl: 'In Conversation with Barbara MacAdam'
Eric Fischl is an artist with a calm, steady, illuminated gaze, and a special distinctive brushstroke. Here he talks about his work adndtechnique in a perceptive and fascinating discussion.

Playing time 56.48
Connie Beckley - 'Mined out of Time'
Performance artist Connie Beckley makes multimedia presentations for the stage combining texts, music, dialogues and visual elements. This sound work was created in 2008.

Playing time 50.44
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Shining Night - A Portrait of Morten Lauridsen
Shining Night reveals the man behind the music: the man who is by far the most-performed choral composer in America, and whose genius is becoming legend. The sound he invents is almost universally adored by fans of all types of music. This film has already picked up various awards, including Winner - Best Documentary at the DC Independent Film Festival. This disc is universal-play (Region 0) NTSC format.MORE INFO HERE
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Dan Evans: Au Vieux Moulin
Dan Evans continues to develop his music from folk roots introducing new more classically-oriented instrumentals for guitar and mountain dulcimer. This is a superb album all round from the music, the recorded sound and luxury packaging. Dan is the UK's leading exponent of the mountain dulcimer and is here joined on two tracks with the world no. 1, Stephen Seifert: recorded in Nashville. Also starring are vocalist Rebecca Hallworth and guitarist/bass player Andy Crowdy.
This is the fifth album from Dan. Check out the DanSing list for others.

CD program:
New Lang Syne
The Grey Funnel Line (Tawney)
Le Ruisseau du Moulin
Annie's Song (Denver)
Guitar Interlude in C
Amazing Grace (Newton)
Guitar Interlude in E
The Wild Mountain Thyme (McPeake)
Bullet Train
Pavane (Nicholson)
Watch the Stars
The Wind among the Heathers/Columbine
Farewell, Farewell (trad.)
Long Road to Memphis
Doucement s'en va jour (trad.)
Except where indicated all compositions are by Dan Evans
Dan Evans: Let It Be Me
Dan Evans is a leading exponent of English fingerstyle dulcimer playing as well as being an accomplished composer, arranger and guitarist. This, his fourth CD on his own label, contains a mix of traditional and new songs demonstrating these abilities to the full.
Featuring Hilary Davies (harmony vocals), Sylvia Seaton (violin), Andy Crowdy (classical guitar and string bass)
Planxty Irwin (O'Carolan)
Amazing Grace/The Late Lesson (Evans)
Let it be Me (Bécaud, Delanoë, Curtis)
Live Not Where I Love (trad, arr. Evans)
The Water is Wide/Skye Boat Song/Blow the Wind Southerly (trad, arr. Evans)
Down by the Salley Gardens (Yeats)
The Garden Waltz (Evans)
Wild Mountain Thyme/Red Red Rose (trad, arr. Evans)
The Rose (McBroom)
Calum Sgaire/Bob's Tune (McDonald)
Camusfearna (Cordell)/Bonnie at Morn (trad)
The Image Maker (Gogarty, Evans)
The Frolicking Lamb (Evans)
Will the Circle be Unbroken (trad, arr. Evans)
Loch Lomond/Lewis Bridal Song (trad, arr. Evans)
We May and Might Never (trad, arr. Evans)
Dan Evans: Autumn Dance
Dan Evans is British, but is also one of the world's leading exponents of the Appalachian duclimer, touring and teaching in and around upper NY state regularly. Also featuring Sylvia Seaton (violin), Ruth Cohen Rose (vocals), Martin Vishnick (guitar), Andy Crowdy (bass), John Ward (bodhran harmonica & vocals), Mary Evans (chimes & rainstick)

A true mix of traditional and new songs all in Dan's unique and celebrated arrangements.
Specially imported from the UK.
Dan Evans: Spirit Dancing
Dan Evans is British, but is also one of the world's leading exponents of the Appalachian duclimer, touring and teaching in and around upper NY state regularly; also featuring Roger Nicholson (dulcimer), Martin Vishnick (guitar), Natasha Briant (cello), Andy Crowdy (bass), John Ward (percussion, harmonica), Elaine Samuels (vocals), Mary Evans (chimes)

Dan's second album shows a development from the folk base into true contemporary songwriting, involving also a beautiful blend of instrumental sounds. Specially imported from the UK.
More Info HERE
Dan Evans: Guardian Spirit
Dan Evans is British, but is also one of the world's leading exponents of the Appalachian duclimer, touring and teaching in and around upper NY state regularly.

On his first CD Dan plays guitars and Appalachian dulcimer as well as providing the main vocals, in this set comprising original compositions and Dan's arrangements of traditional folk songs. Also featuring Michele Welborn (vocals), Jenny Newman (fiddle, viola), John Ward (bodhran, cymbal).
Especially imported by Brandon Music from the UK.
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