Tomasz Stanko Quartet – live 2005

June 13, 2018 in Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Polish trumpeter, Tomasz Stańko is also a composer and improviser, and at 75 years of age is still going strong free and avant-garde jazz.

Change of Heart – Kevin Dean, Al McLean, Mike Rud

June 5, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Randy Cole, the producer of this video, is a great asset to Montreal Jazz. Not only does he produce fantastic content, but he clearly has a real love for the subject, which comes out clear as day in the recordings. This is a beautiful bit of Montreal jazz giants Kevin Dean, Al McLean and Mike Rud.

 

Bill Evans – ‘Round Midnight

June 4, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

A fantastic live recording of Bill Evans playing the classic Monk tune. Recorded in Sweden in 1970.

Snarky Puppy – Lingus (We Like It Here)

June 3, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

“Lingus” from Snarky Puppy’s 2014 album ‘We Like It Here’. A true gem for anyone who loves modern jazz, but this song in particular highlights the virtuosic talents of keyboardist Cory Henry. Just the expressions on fellow keyboardist Shaun Martin say it all. Mind blowing! Beautifully recorded audio and video.

Jazz, Period. – Blues Testament

June 2, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Under the talented eye of Randy Cole, Marie-Fatima Rudolf, Al McLean and Kevin Dean play one of professor Dean’s original compositions.

Esbjörn Svensson Trio – The Second Page

June 1, 2018 in Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

A student of the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Esbjörn Svensson recorded some gorgeous pieces before the untimely tragic scuba diving accident that took his life in 2008.

Kuhlau : Allegro from Grand Sonata for fortepiano and flute obbligato

May 31, 2018 in Classical, Classical-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Kuhlau was known in his time for his works for flute.The Allegro from his Grand Sonata for fortepiano and flute obbligato is played here by flautist Mika Putterman and the fortepiano virtuoso Erin Helyard.

Jacob Collier & Metropole Orkest – Human Nature

May 31, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Metropole Orchestra is a multiple Grammy winning jazz and pop orchestra based in the Netherlands. This performance was a part of the BBC Proms 49, broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall in London on August 22nd, 2016 featuring Jacob Collier performing Michael Jackson’s ‘Human Nature’. Not quite pop, definitely not classical, but I believe it merits inclusion in todays Jazz recording of the day.

Cory Henry, Metropole Orchestra – Purple Rain

May 30, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

The virtuoso keyboardist and musician Cory Henry (of Snarky Puppy fame) performing Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ with Metropole Orchestra.

Schubert An Silvia

May 30, 2018 in Classical, Classical-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Schubert: An Silvia, D. 891 is an excerpt from Schubert: Nacht und Träume, interpreted here by German baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Alexander Schmalcz.