Like any ten year old, PARMA is feeling a bit precocious. With our month-long tenth anniversary celebration underway, this month’s releases have us giddy with ineffable excitement. Read on to see what’s got us going on, between, and to heights unseen.
MAY RELEASES OUT NOW
So many of us wonder about the big picture questions in life. Why are we here? What is the best I can do in my lifetime? COSMIC WHEEL OF THE ZODIAC, with lyrics by astrologer Benita Rainer, presents a cosmic rumination for meditation upon these great questions. These songs guide you through the labyrinth of the Cosmos, which, as perfectly attested to in “As above, so below,” is also the labyrinth of your mind; as what is without has its genesis in what is within.
Flutist Lindsey Goodman presents her second album, RETURNING TO HEIGHTS UNSEEN, the follow up studio recording to 2016’s FOLLOWING HER REACH THROUGH THE SKY. Goodman is a budding composer’s dream, interpreting new music with impeccable style and tenacity.
John Alan Rose
Composer/Performer John Alan Rose presents INEFFABLE TALES, an album of four of his ensemble compositions, recorded at Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In addition to renowned soloists Jungwon Choi (cello), Moni Simeonov (violin), the project includes the composer’s wife Sing Rose (soprano), and the composer himself (piano). The album also features the Moravian Philharmonic, under the direction of Miran Vaupotić.
Composer/Arranger/Lyricist Joanna Estelle presents EMERGENCE: THE MUSIC OF JOANNA ESTELLE, a compilation of works produced under her personal philosophy that “quality music uplifts humankind.”
Find your seat and settle in with THE FIFTH ROW, the latest album by guitarist Stuart Weber. These twelve compositions, recorded in several historic American theaters, employ Weber’s strong yet delicate guitar playing along with the acoustics of the rooms in which he recorded.
Navona Records and the acclaimed ensemble Trio Casals proudly present MOTO BELLO, the next chapter in the moving series that brought MOTO CONTINUO in 2015. Living up to its name, MOTO BELLO, or “beautiful motion,” is a collection celebrating the synergy of Trio Casals and the vibrant works of ten contemporary composers.
U.S. immigrants live in the dualities of cultures and identities. ON & BETWEEN is a musical exploration of the dualities and the accompanying anticipation, agony, pride and compromise – poignantly capturing the states of mind of an immigrant on the journey of home-seeking and assimilation.
PARMA Recordings is proud to announce a re-release of David Tanner’s 1988 album THE ELOQUENT SAXOPHONE. This is Tanner’s first full length album and his third with PARMA. Comprised of performances of repertoire for piano and saxophone, the moving, expressive melodies have a timeless quality that makes each composition feel modern even 30 years later.
With TROVAS MODERNAS, the members of Bello Son have curated the latest edition of the Great Cuban Songbook. This group of free format musicians emerged in the summer of 2014, from an experimental project developed over six years by Professor Jesús Bello at the Samuel Feijóo Art School in Villa Clara Cuba.
JUNE SINGLES OUT NOW
GRAND TARANTELLA (SINGLE)
from PARTS TO PLAY (Coming June 8th, 2018)
Combining the virtuosity of two critically acclaimed performers – violinist Moonkyung Lee and pianist Martha Locker – PARTS TO PLAY is an album rich with vibrant energy and lyrical beauty. Lee presents an eclectic program of works by such contemporary composers as Michael Daughtry and Rain Worthington, alongside a seminal work from one of the 20th century’s foremost composers, Prokofiev’s “Sonata for Solo Violin.”
IMAGES BOOK I: MOUVEMENT ANIMÉ (SINGLE)
from REFLETS (Coming June 8th, 2018)
With two critically-lauded releases on Navona Records (NOTTURNO, performing works by Chopin, and a four-CD box set, BEETHOVEN – 8 CONCERTI) pianist Eliane Rodrigues returns with REFLETS showcasing the pianist’s nuanced and thoughtful performances of fifteen works by Claude Debussy.