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Volume 13 - Issue 1 - September 2007

ooted in gospel andsoul

ooted in gospel andsoul with some jazz andclassical touches. Intelligent,personal lyricspopulate the songs andthe standout track isWhole Woman whichfeatures Dave Dunlop,Dave Wiffen and Aaron Gotfryd on horns. Therest of the skilled musical backing comes fromMark Camilleri, David Grey, Jon Maharaj andMark lnneo, with a little cello added by SharonPrater for good measure.Dream Situation - PossicobilitiesCoco ZhaoEffendi FND065Heading east - Far East- Shanghai-based CocoZhao brings us "DreamSituation". The openingtrack Full Moon,Blooming Flowers is astunningly beautiful balladthat showcases Zhao's otherworldly voice.Sung entirely in Mandarin, with lyrics and titlestranslated to English for the I iner notes, thesongs vary between ballads and up temposwing. The latter are less suited to Zhao 's singingabilities, but the band, in particular PengFei 's awe-inspiring violin playing, make up forany minor vocal shortcomings. In all, this is afine record that would be an unusual addition toa jazz aficionado' s collection.The following newly releasedrecordings, for which spacewas not available in themagazine, were also reviewedfor D/SCoveries thismonth. Reviews are availableat our website:www .thewholenote.com.EDITOR'S CORNERTerra NostraConstantinople w/Jose AngelGutierrez & Teresita de Jesus IslasATMAACD2 2567Out To LunchEric DolphyBlue Note Records RVG Edition 498793 2Reviewed by David OldsVOCALGreat HandelIan Bostridge; Kate Royal;Orchestra of the Age ofEnlightenment; Harry BicketEMI Classics 0946 382243 27Reviewed by Seth EstrinHanson, Howard - Merry MountVarious soloists; Northwest Boychoir;Seattle Girls' Choir; SeattleSymphony; Gerard SchwarzNaxos 8.669012-13Reviewed by John S. GrayEARLY MUSIC ANDPERIOD PERFORMANCEHandel - II trionfo del Tempoe del DisingannoNatalie Dessay; Ann Hallenberg;Sonia Prina; Pavol Breslik;Le Concert d'Astree; Emmanuelle Ha'imVirgin Classics 3 63428 2Reviewed by Robert TomasAriosti - Stockholm Sonatas IIThomas Georgi; Lucas Harris;Mime Yamahiro BrinkmannBIS BIS-CD-1555Reviewed by Richard HaskellCLASSICAL ANDBEYONDBeethoven - Diabelli VariationsVladimirAshkenazyDecca 475 8401Reviewed by Janos GardonyiTchaikovsky - 3 StringQuartetsYing QuartetMODERN ANDCONTEMPORARYBacchanale - Music fortrumpet and bassoonNadina Mackie Jackson; Guy Few;Toronto Chamber Orchestra;Kevin MallonMSR MS 1201 (www.msrcd.com)Reviewed by Daniel FoleyTower, Joan - Made inAmericaNashville Symphony; Leonard SlatkinNaxos 8.559328Reviewed by Andrew TimarGuastavino, Carlos - PianoMusicAlma PetcherskyLontano Records Ltd. LNT120Reviewed by Robert TomasOsualdo Golijov - OceanaGwin nett Young Singers;Atlanta Symphony Orchestra;Robert Spano; Kronos QuartetDeutsche Grammophon 447 6426Reviewed by Daniel FoleyJAZZ AND IMPROVISEDClassic BeautiesDaniel Barnes (w/Richard Underhill;William Sperandei; Robi Botos;Kier an Overs)Independent BARNES002(www.danielbarnes. net)Reviewed by Eli EisenbergConvergenceRyan OliverArt of LifeAL 1027-2(www.myspace.comlrya noliverjazz)Reviewed by Ted O'ReillyNight & the MusicFred Hersch TrioPalmetto Records PM 2124(www. palmetto-records .net)Reviewed by Jim GallowayDe butBrandi DisterheftSuperfran Records SFR0007(www. brand id isterheft. corn)Reviewed by Eli EisenbergSacred GroundDavid Murray; Black Saint Quartetfeaturing Cassandra WilsonJustin Time JUST 204-2Reviewed by Tom SekowskiViva La Black Live at RuvoKeith Tippett; Julie Tippetts; LouisMoholo-Moholo & Canto GeneralOgun 020 (www .vergemusic.com)Reviewed by Ken WaxmanTelarc 2CD-80685 Cornell 1964Reviewed by Terry Robbins Charles Mingus Sextet wlEric DolphyBlueNote 392210 2Reviewed by Ted O'ReillyBrahms; Ravel ; GoodJinjoo Cho; Louise Andree BarilAnalekta AN 2 8760Reviewed by Richard HaskellStrokesSten Sandell Trio+ John ButcherClean Feed CF 082(www.cleanfeed-records.com)Reviewed by Ken WaxmanPOT POURRITakahashi, Aki - De-BayashiTen Ten (Aki Takahashi;Kiyoshi Nagata et al)Independent(www.tentenCanada.com)Reviewed by Heidi McKenziePayton MacDonald - Worksfor Tabla and PercussionShawn Mativetsky, tabla; WilliamPaterson University PercussionEnsemble; Payton MacDonaldATMAACD2 2393Reviewed by Frank NakashimaWomen's Work - Live atSweet Rhythm, NYCJudi SilvanoIndependent JSL Records 006(www.jslrecords.com)Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell-ClarkeOLD WINE IN NEWBO TILESReviewed by Bruce SurteesBeethoven - SymphoniesNBC Symphony Orchestra;Arturo ToscaniniMusic and Arts CD-1203Shostakovich - SymphoniesRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra; NHKSymphony; Vladimir AshkenazyDecca 47587 48Mahler - Das Lied von derErdeMaureen Forrester; Richard Lewis;Chicago Symphony; Fritz ReinerRCA Living Stereo 88697-08281-2Richard Strauss -Symphonia Domestica;Le Bourgeois GentilhommeFritz ReinerRCA Living Stereo 88697-08282-2Schumann ; Beethoven -Fifth Piano ConcertosVan Cliburn; Fritz ReinerRCA Living Stereo 88697-08283-2Berlioz - Harold in ItalyWilliam Primrose; BostonSymphony; Charles MunchRCA Living Stereo 88697-08280-2Liszt; Saint-Saens - PianoConcertos; Franck -Symphonic VariationsArthur Rubinstein;Alfred WallensteinRCA Living Stereo 88697-08279-2Emil Gilels Trio(complete recordings)Emil Gilels; Leonid Kogan; MstislavRostropovichDOREMI DHR-7921Back to Ad IndexWWW,THEWHOLENOTE.COMSEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 7 2007

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