LP Release Day!
Reference Recordings LPs: The Reference Mastercuts Series
RM-2501 Dick Hyman From The Age of Swing
2 LP set, 45 rpm, 200-gram discs from Quality Record Pressings, in gatefold jacket
“Jazz piano master Dick Hyman, with some of the greatest jazzmen who lived and played through The Age of Swing: Phil Bodner, Urbie Green, Milt Hinton, Butch Miles, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Temperly, Frank Wess and Joe Wilder.” 4.5 Stars – Downbeat
A longtime student of jazz piano history, Dick Hyman has previously recorded the works of Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and other early jazz pianists. His interests extend to other areas as well, and in a varied career he continues to be a composer, conductor, arranger and organist.
Some of the greatest jazzmen who lived and played through the Swing Era have been brought together once again, perhaps for the last time. Dick Hyman arranged groups of four, five and seven, and Prof. Keith Johnson recorded them in a concert hall with great acoustics. Everyone loved the chance to play together just like the good old days, to listen and balance naturally.
Side One: From The Age Of Swing; You’re Driving Me Crazy / Moten Swing; Topsy; Side Two: Dooji Wooji; Them There Eyes; Moonglow; Side Three: Soft Winds; ‘Deed I Do; What Is There To Say?; Side Four: I Know What You Do; Rose Room; Mean To Me; I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
Order RM-2501 – Dick Hyman – From the Age of Swing – $49.98–LPs are NOT part of our sale.
RM-1502 Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite/The Song of the Nightingale
Single 331/3 rpm LP, 200-gram disc from Quality Record Pressings, in gatefold jacket
First time ever on LP! Performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Eiji Oue. The compact disc was a 1997 Grammy nominee for “Best Engineered, Classical.”
“There is no finer orchestral playing among American orchestras…Bravissimos are due to all concerned…a triumph of artistry, both musical and technical.” – Heuwell Tircuit, InTune magazine
The world-renowned Minnesota Orchesta in its first recordings with its dynamic music director! Eiji Oue, a protege of Seiji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein, has set the entire Twin Cities area on fire with his eciting and masterful interpretations.
Side One: The Firebird Suite 1919 – Side Two: The Song of the Nightingale
Order RM-1502 – Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite/The Song of the Nightingale – $34.98–LPs are NOT part of our sale.