The PARMA Album of the Day: DETOURS

DETOURS, the debut Big Round Records release from percussionist Joe Porter and pianist Joel Goodfellow, showcases the jazz duo's capacity for collaboration and improvisation, with animated and dynamic versions of the well-known film and literary compositions. Jazz Weekly says, "The interplay here is both lyrical and explorative, never causing you to lose attention, [which is]... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: EK IS EIK

Anne Vanschothorst released her debut PARMA album EK IS EIK on Big Round Records in 2014. Since then, the album has reached over 50,000 plays on Spotify. EK IS EIK features works for contemporary classical harp with a distinct jazz twist. By way of solo harp pairing with instruments such as the trumpet, viola da gamba,... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: RIPPLES

The Navona Records compilation album RIPPLES, featuring works from Mathew Fuerst, Heath Mathews, Bill Pfaff, Sally Reid, and William Thomas McKinley was released in March of last year. RIPPLES, while showcasing works for percussion, also features either a pianist, saxophonist, and chamber ensemble in accompaniment, exploring the textures and tonal colors possible within each instrument... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: WITH A DISTANT EYE

Composer and educator Christopher J. Keyes made his PARMA debut with his Ravello Records album WITH A DISTANT EYE. This album presents a celestial sound with the use of piano, percussion, and mechanical manipulations. Fanfare Magazine calls Keyes “Truly masterful…a modernized Rachmaninoff” You can find WITH A DISTANT EYE on Amazon and on iTunes. https://open.spotify.com/album/2oS6V3F3lNMbPMoTL1P3Yr

The Inside Story: Robert McCormick

Robert McCormick who is currently professor of percussion at the University of South Florida, served as Principal Percussionist with the Florida Orchestra for twenty seasons, is the recipient of the Florida Music Educator of the Year Award, and can also be found on PARMA albums and re-releases BETWEEN A ROCK & A HARD PLACE, and PLOT: MUSIC... Continue Reading →

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