2011 New Release Recap

New Release Recap!

As we head into an exciting 2012, let's take a look at the new releases from 2011!

with Blues Master
Doug MacLeod

MacLeod has been a beacon of unquestionably honest roots-music since the 1970s. On Brand New Eyes, he presents 11 original songs. He is the rare artist who writes and sings songs that are based on his own life and experiences. A 2011 Blues Music Award nominee and an American troubadour. Glenn Nishida at Pacifica Studios was the recording engineer, and our own Keith Johnson did the final mastering. Keith states it has very good sonics and sends it out with his blessing! Doug's music and recordings are beloved by blues fans and by audiophiles alike (he had several hits in past years on the Audioquest label) and we are proud to present Brand New Eyes to you!

  1. Brand New Eyes
  2. Something Dark is Walking
  3. The Train of Change
  4. Midnight in Memphis
  5. Zu-Zu Woman
  6. One Eyed Owl
  7. Somewhere South of Somewhere (instrumental)
  8. I Rolled a Nickel
  9. The Nature of the Man
  10. Some Old Blues Song (aka I Can Count on My Blues)*
  11. Welcome In Your Home

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Brubeck, Gandolfi and Foss

The prestigious Concord Chamber Music Society, featuring musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, mark their debut on Reference Recordings with two premiere recordings. These new works by Chris Brubeck and Michael Gandolfi, two of America's most-commissioned composers, are both accessible and adventurous. Rounding out the program, the Lukas Foss duo for violin and piano, Central Park Reel, hints cheerfully at a kind of musical twin bill. "Central Park" suggests a scene in New York but "Reel" hints at a characteristic dance often accompanied by a bluegrass band. Grammy award winning engineer "Prof." Keith Johnson did an outstanding job of recording this music in the superb natural acoustics of Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts.

BRUBECK - danza del soul: I. Introductions and Flirtations; II. The Loneliness of Secrets; III. Celebraçion de Vida. Artists: Wendy Putnam, violin; Thomas Martin, clarinet; Vytas Baksys, piano; Owen Young, cello; Lawrence Wolfe, bass; Daniel Bauch, percussion

GANDOLFI - line drawings: I. Canon, Cut and Paste; II. A Farewell to Old Friends; III. Hidden Variable; IV. Obbligato Aria; V. Chickens. Artists: Wendy Putnam, violin; Thomas Martin, clarinet; Vytas Baksys, piano

FOSS - central park reel; Wendy Putnam, violin; Vytas Baksys, piano.

RR-122 HDCD Compact disc official release date June 14.
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The Bowie Variations

“Whatever Mike lends his hands to invariably becomes something magical.”–David Bowie.

Beginning in 1972, super-versatile pianist Mike Garson performed, toured internationally and recorded with one of the most creative figures in popular music, David Bowie.

Having played the Bowie songbook in concert countless times, Garson always had the ambition to record his own original variations on these well-known themes. This is the year it came to fruition!

Track Listing:
  1. Space Oddity
  2. John, I’m Only Dancing
  3. Life On Mars
  4. Heroes
  5. Ashes To Ashes
  6. Variations on “Changes”
  7. Let’s Dance
  8. Battle For Britain/Loneliest Guy/Disco King
  9. Tribute to David
  10. Wild is the Wind
  11. Bonus Track: Space Oddity–take 2

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A New RR Recording

Reinaldo Brahn
Brasileiro Soul

This collection of fourteen original songs penned by this new artist is rich and complex music, with gorgeous lyrics in Portugese (with one song in English). We think you'll love the killer band playing with Reinaldo, and the exotic percussion from RR favorite (and album producer) Jim Brock who refers to Reinaldo Brahn as "the new voice of Brasil." Great sonics from Grammy-winning engineer Keith Johnson!

Track Listing (click play button for samples): Alma de atriz (Soul of an Actress); A Procura da Razão (Search for a Reason); Paisagem Ancorada (Anchored Landscape); Põe o pé na estrada (Sincere Love); Onde Está (Where is It ?); As lagrimas Consolam (Tears Console); Anjo de Julho (Angel of July); So Nos Dois (Two of Us); Toda Mulher (Every Woman); Tarde (Dusk); Out of the Blue; Wondering; No Colla da Serra (In the Lap of the Mountain); Tempo (Time)

Available in HDCD Format AND HRx!

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