From the refined neo-classicism of Bernstein's Serenade to Herrmann's expressionistic score to Psycho, from the vitality of Gershwin's Preludes to the philosophical musical innovations of Ives to the poetic lyricism of Barber's Adagio, this unique recording presents five facets of the musical history of the New World.
Willie Nelson, one of music's most celebrated singer-songwriters, releases his first new album featuring mostly original songs in nearly twenty years. Included is The Git Go, a collaboration with Jamey Johnson.
A diverse array of jazz stars, including Larry Coryell and Sheila Jordan, re-create classic songs from the Fab Four. Among the tracks re-envisioned here are Yesterday; Eleanor Rigby; and Things We Said Today.
Arguably the most popular brass ensemble in the world, the Canadian Brass have sold over two million albums. Their Steinway & Sons debut is a cause for celebration as they embark on an extensive U.S. tour.
The album's ten tracks show just how far the traditional bluegrass instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, guitar and acoustic bass can go in the right hands. Frank Solivan and his bandmates take their brand of bluegrass through the paces proving track after track that bluegrass can rock and groove.
Finnish cello-based heavy rockers Apocalyptica want to be remembered as the band that brought balls back to heavy metal and the band that did so in a unique way. Originally released in 2001, Cult was a landmark album for Apocalyptica, showing off their compositional skills as they incorporated original material into their blend of Metallica covers, classical reinterpretations, and stunning cello acrobatics.
Lucinda Williams refuses to rest on her laurels. Her first new album in four years sees the Grammy Award winner exploring new dynamics while challenging herself vocally. The album also features some of her fullest arrangements to date.
Eric Clapton, along with friends including John Mayer and Willie Nelson, pays tribute to influential musician and collaborator JJ Cale. Also included are appearances from Derek Trucks, Tom Petty, and Mark Knopfler.
With a legendary career, James Brown earned the title The Godfather of Soul. As his life story comes to the big screen, some of his greatest hits, as well two previously unreleased live recordings, are brought together here.
Like truth, beauty resides in simplicity. When it manifests itself, it doesn't require elaborate arguments or proofs; one can't debate someone into apprehending it. It's apparent and all it requires is appreciation, or perhaps even love. Such are the songs of Lily & Madeleine.
The Secret Sisters pick up where their self-titled debut left off, creating an album full of effortless harmonies and classic recording techniques. Among the tracks are the singles Rattle My Bones and Luka.
Patrick Park has spent the better part of the last decade firmly planted in the ears and mind of many. Park's music has also found a place in the hearts of the singer/songwriter genre's most discriminating fans and critics. Fans will be treated to a new stripped-down approach reminiscent of Park's poignant solo performances. The recordings are by far the most true to date, and are ear candy for diehard listeners, as well as the newly converted.
The latest album from Mindi Abair reflects the path that her career has taken over the past few years. It features a diverse array of songs as well as guest artists that includes Keb' Mo', Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Booker T. Jones, and more
The fifth studio release from Jason Mraz sees the troubadour teaming up with longtime friends and collaborators Raining Jane for a purely acoustic and more intimate-sounding album than any of his previous efforts.
Jamison Sevits celebrates all things Americana with a mix of New Orleans brass bands, jump blues, country, '60s pop, Motown, rock, folk, and more. He also provides a refreshing alternative to some of the usual musical fare geared towards kids.
While many may call him the Prince of Darkness, this CD turns eleven Ozzy Osbourne classics into music that is anything but. Songs like Bark at the Moon become relaxing tunes that are ideal for bedtime or any time kids need to unwind.
With songs like Michelle; Drive My Car; and Nowhere Man, the Beatles' 1965 album has gone on to become a classic. Now it serves as the foundation for a new collection of soothing lullabies designed to help kids drift away to sleep.
Caspar Babypants is back with his eighth album. The artist, known by many as Chris Ballew from The Presidents of the United States of America, continues to make fun music that is enjoyed by both kids and parents.