Blues saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter Scott Ramminger is back with a new album titled, Rise Up. This recording is Ramminger’s fifth record since 2011, and he is forging new ground on this one, where his previous studio discs have been filled with horn sections and backing vocals, Rise Up features only five players. The more intimate approach gives us a new perspective of Ramminger’s musical style. The band for the recording date is Ramminger on vocals and tenor saxophone, Wes Lanich on piano and Hammond B3, Shane Theriot on guitar, Paul Langosch on upright bass, and Emre Kartari on drums. Ramminger has this to say about the new album, “I set out [...]
MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. “For over 30 years, one of the major factors that have built and sustained MerleFest has been the quality of the artists and performances that our guests see over the 4-day festival,” says Ted Hagaman, Festival Director. “People truly feel that the festival is a great value, and that [...]
Everyone knows the joy and musicality that Mozart has in his music. Combine that with three masterful performers and a great sounding concert hall, and you have Complete Mozart Trios by Daniel Barenboim, Kian Soltani and Michael Barenboim. This is a live album on the Deutsche Grammophon label that was recorded at Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal. Barenboim, his son Michael, and cellist Kian Soltani deliver a fascinating reading of Mozart’s joyful music. The eighteen tracks cover the material of the six piano trios by Mozart and span a delightful two and a half [...]
The Composer’s Guide to Writing Well for the Modern Harp
As one of the world’s most renowned harp soloists and a passionate champion of new music for her instrument, Yolanda Kondonassis presents a comprehensive guide and conversational text on composing idiomatically for the harp, in her new book, The Composer’s Guide to Writing Well for the Modern Harp, published by Carl Fischer.
The Composer’s Guide to Writing Well for the Modern Harp(Carl Fischer Music), a comprehensive guide and conversational text on composing idiomatically for the harp. The book features 22 detailed [...]