Wednesday , July 18 2018
Home / Music / Reviews music / Album Reviews (page 30)

Album Reviews

Music Review: Violinist Carolin Widmann and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe – Music of Mendelssohn and Schumann

Written only nine years apart, these two concerti express very different aspects of Romanticism, and Widmann, who in 2013 was named Artist of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards, brings a powerful enthusiasm to them that's evident throughout.

Read More »

Music Review: Dio – ‘A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993’

For weeks I’ve been listening to the new 'A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993' box set from Rhino Entertainment and regretting time lost. As opposed to the usual “greatest hits” collection approach to a box set with interspersed unreleased alternate takes, 'Decade' is simply the first six albums from Ronnie James Dio’s solo career, remastered and repackaged with some amazing new artwork from longtime Dio cover artist, Marc Sasso.

Read More »

Music Review: Charlie Parker – ‘Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes’

With material taken from the end of the 1940s all the way up through 1952, 'Unheard Bird' finds Charlie Parker fitting his sound into such variations as fronting a big band, leading a quintet, floating effortlessly above a Latin jazz orchestra and playing alongside such jazz luminaries as Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Read More »