It’s getting colder, Halloween is right around the corner, but we’re feeling anything but dark and dreary with new music on the rise. Enjoy the mid-autumn feeling with rousing jazz, history-transcending piano duets, thought-provoking ambient and electronic sounds, and more.
OCTOBER RELEASES OUT NOW
WITHIN MY SOUL, composer Akemi Naito’s Ravello Records debut, features three pieces ranging from mono-opera to solo percussion performances. Each is inspired by diverse pieces of literature – the poems of Emily Brontë, Japanese novelist Kobo Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes, and the works of Japanese monk-poet Saigyo.
Society of Composers, Inc.
The Society of Composers, Inc. returns to Navona Records with FLUX, the latest in bold and innovative contemporary music featuring the chamber works of nine of SCI’s current composers.
Japanese marimba extraordinaire Mika Stoltzman and her powerhouse group, Mikarimba, return to Big Round Records with TAPEREBÁ, a vibrant collection of 20th and 21st-century jazz, popular music, and more. Together with GRAMMY Award-winning legends from Richard Stoltzman to Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, and more, Mika Stoltzman delivers a rousing, innovative listening experience.
*Now available in physical and digital format
New from Ravello Records comes composer James O’Callaghan’s ALONE & UNALONE, a scintillating dance between reality and abstraction. Marrying traditional instruments, ambient sounds, and the incomparable power of the human voice, ALONE & UNALONE dares the listener to grapple with solitude.
Iris Graffman Wenglin & Ruth Lomon
Navona Records’ HOMMAGE TO WOMEN COMPOSERS unearths many of the astonishing piano duets written by women composers across two centuries and performed by the dynamic Ruth Lomon and Iris Graffman Wenglin.
Discover these new albums and more on our curated Classical Hear and Now playlist:
RELEASED PREVIOUSLY THIS MONTH
Jazz Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Zagreb; Harmonija Disonance ensemble
Mira J. Spektor
John A. Carollo
Erich Stem; Bill Whitley; Brian T Field; Mark Francis; Jan Järvlepp