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“Year-End Wrap Up: Best of 2021”

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In this episode, we look back and pick our favorite classical and jazz recordings from this year. 

 

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Episode 2: “Duo by Duo”

“The Mad Lover” (Harmonia Mundi)

Theotime Langlois de Swarte (violin), Thomas Dunford (lute)

https://open.spotify.com/album/4TrV6jQQ37SFwWXlRvkwaB

https://music.apple.com/jp/album/the-mad-lover/15384061731

 

Episode 6: “Boats! Scooters! Turtlenecks! Music!”

“Settecento” (Signum Classics)

La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler (director/violin)

Tabea Debus (recorders)

https://open.spotify.com/album/5p5I0dWZUQ9PcdybfQLRP6

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/settecento/1545224932

 

Episode 10: “10th Episode Fiesta: Spanish Guitar, Latin Jazz, Hammond Organ, and Bourbon Shots”

“Del Canto Gitano – Music of Ancient Andalusia” (ARC Music)

Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde

https://open.spotify.com/album/2aWqkLuSgnbAA2ZYSGOxpl

https://music.apple.com/us/album/del-canto-gitano-music-of-ancient-andalusia/1551203695

 

Episode 13: “Get a Sax Pack with Our Renaissance Workout”

“The Golden Renaissance: Josquin des Prez” (Decca)

Stile Antico

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8862027–the-golden-renaissance-josquin-des-prez

https://open.spotify.com/album/10KrRMLwof6IDVAjF0NRqD

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-golden-renaissance-josquin-des-prez/1537654822

 

Episode 15: “French Me, Baby! Forqueray, Flute, and French Jazz”

“Forqueray Unchained” (Arcana)

André Lislevand, Jadran Duncumb, Paola Erdas, Rolf Lislevand

https://www.prestomusic.com/1classical/products/8894901–forqueray-unchained

https://open.spotify.com/album/6k8pFBrfNzeIQc8vjMpcWQ

 

Episode 16: “Split Nationalities: Justin Taylor Plays Rameau, Freddie De Tommasso Sings Italian Songs, Diego Lubrano’s Flamenco Jazz, and More”

“Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 – Méhul: Les Amazones Overture” (Harmonia Mundi)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

https://open.spotify.com/album/6pcSb0PknKgM98D6MfR33r

https://music.apple.com/us/album/beethoven-symphony-no-3-méhul-les-amazones-overture/1559536832

 

Episode 17: “Bach, Bulgaria, Baevsky, (Hammond) B3 & Big Band”

“ Vladigerov: Exotic preludes & Impressions” (Hyperion)

Nadejda Vlaeva (piano)

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68327

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8874868–vladigerov-exotic-preludes-impressions

 

Episode 18: “Modernist Martini”

“Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau & Schreker: Der Geburtstag der Infantin” (Onyx)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

https://open.spotify.com/album/07jA9rwSrIWwhig97FD0OL

https://music.apple.com/ca/album/zemlinsky-die-seejungfrau-schreker-der-geburtstag-der/1562851792

 

Episode 29: “Europa, Europa!”

“Mozart & Contemporaries” (Deutsche Grammophon)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

https://open.spotify.com/album/70RFSsaRzmyH4IlZv76VKA

https://music.apple.com/us/album/mozart-contemporaries/1572873864

 

Episode 36: “Mirror, Mirror”

“Paul Wranitzky: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3” (Naxos)

Symphony in D major ‘La Chasse’, Symphony in C major, Mitegefühl – Overture, Die gute Mutte – Overture

Czech Chamber Po / Stilec

https://open.spotify.com/album/4n1jh1rsDPC46aGLzdlCOi

https://music.apple.com/us/album/wranitzky-orchestral-works-vol-3/1586825665

 

Episode 6: “Boats! Scooters! Turtlenecks! Music!”

“French Duets” (Hyperion)

Paul Lewis, Steven Osbourne

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68329

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8863099–french-duets

 

Episode 16: “Split Nationalities: Justin Taylor Plays Rameau, Freddie De Tommasso Sings Italian Songs, Diego Lubrano’s Flamenco Jazz, and More”

“Passione” (Decca)

Freddie De Tommaso (tenor), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Renato Balsadonna

https://open.spotify.com/album/6g0pbfNr5KlNRwtISrTLCn

https://music.apple.com/us/album/passione/1551681378

 

Episode 32: “Trios of Trios and Visionaries”

“The Visionaries of Piano Music: Works by William Byrd & John Bull” (Deutsche Grammophon)

Kit Armstrong (piano)

https://open.spotify.com/album/7vxXDYK7KufQJNvIud7XQt

https://music.apple.com/us/album/william-byrd-john-bull-the-visionaries-of-piano-music/1566850095

 

Episode 32: “Trios of Trios and Visionaries”

“Vasks: Oboe Concerto” (Ondine)

Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Andris Poga

https://open.spotify.com/album/0c1xQn0EsRnvsl2D4C8zMs

https://music.apple.com/us/album/pēteris-vasks-oboe-concerto-vēstījums-lauda/1579754945

 

Episode 7: “Soaring Sopranos and Omnipotent Organs”

“György Ligeti: The 18 Études” (Hyperion)

Danny Driver (piano)

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68286

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8863097–ligeti-the-18-etudes

 

Episode 38: “In the Fun House”

“Sofia Gubaidulina: Dialog: Ich und Du, The Wrath of God & The Light of the End” (Deutsche Grammophon)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Andris Nelsons

https://open.spotify.com/album/3OWebM6dry0YlYZaoDmbPt

https://music.apple.com/us/album/sofia-gubaidulina-dialog-ich-und-du-the-wrath-of/1584322440

 

Episode 24: “Sea, Sun, Soil, Serenade, and Sax Summit”

“Haydn 2032, Vol. 10: Les heures du jour” (Alpha)

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

https://open.spotify.com/album/2BIyQeXjICfDrORWRtDItu

https://music.apple.com/us/album/haydn-2032-vol-10-les-heures-du-jour/1567553784

 

Episode 16: “Split Nationalities: Justin Taylor Plays Rameau, Freddie De Tommasso Sings Italian Songs, Diego Lubrano’s Flamenco Jazz, and More”

“La famille Rameau” (Alpha)

Justin Taylor (harpsichord)

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8894895–la-famille-rameau

https://open.spotify.com/album/3V2WD6nXpChCFVl2cRyxO4

https://music.apple.com/us/album/la-famille-rameau/1554112304

 

Episode 34: “Big Band Booze-Up”

“Sebastian Fagerlund: Nomade & WaterAtlas” (BIS)

Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

https://open.spotify.com/album/3sZx74Os411GLMarCitZ3k

https://music.apple.com/us/album/sebastian-fagerlund-cello-concerto-nomade-live-water/1564753940

 

Episode 32: “Trios of Trios and Visionaries”

“Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa” (Erato)

Renaud Capuçon (violin), Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne

https://open.spotify.com/album/1uFbf5bzNZKrVPrmGls0BY

https://music.apple.com/us/album/pärt-tabula-rasa/1576174661

 

Episode 30: “Guitar Monks”

“Nino Rota: Chamber Music” (Alpha)

Daishin Kashimoto, Emmanuel Pahud, Eric Le Sage, Paul Meyer, François Meyer, Gilbert Audin, Benoît de Barsony, Joaquín Riquelme García, Claudio Bohórquez, Olivier Thiery, Aurélien Pascal

https://open.spotify.com/album/2QS8uYqp1gVDbUwXGXMxwz

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/nino-rota-chamber-music/1567546173

 

Episode 21: “Solo Power!”

“Iridescence” (Stradivarius)

Antonella Ciccozzi (harp)

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8907221–iridescence

https://open.spotify.com/album/6kee60nF4Lov4FDVr9ilKZ

 

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Episode 17: “Bach, Bulgaria, Baevsky, (Hammond) B3 & Big Band”

“It’s All Your Fault” (Savant)

Mike LeDonne

https://open.spotify.com/album/4MkGmK7w7ui8PjpOywfe10

https://music.apple.com/us/album/its-all-your-fault/1561405889

 

Episode 8: “Piazzolla Time Two and a European Jazz Review”

“Going Up” (Stunt Records)

Snorre Kirk Quartet

https://open.spotify.com/album/2Jsv8fQJq9yvJoUjjvKqqV

https://music.apple.com/us/album/going-up/1552840208

 

Episode 37: “Known Unknowns”

“City of Sounds”(Smoke Sessions Records)

Joe Farnsworth

https://open.spotify.com/album/7eCsq51INi4VOW6VxEQATr

https://music.apple.com/us/album/city-of-sounds/1579430869

 

Episode 25: “From Moravia through Scandinavia to Brazilian Sanz”

“Sinhá” (Youkali)

Albert Sanz & Javier Colina

https://open.spotify.com/album/3ul5ui8KdMoLZfENtw8EdW

https://music.apple.com/us/album/sinhá/1573377518

 

Episode 40: “Enigma of Time”

“Street of Dreams” (Blue Note)

Bill Charlap Trio

https://open.spotify.com/album/61y1rgjqARtBJxEn4WEPPr

https://music.apple.com/us/album/street-of-dreams/1586728867

 

Episode 15: “French Me, Baby! Forqueray, Flute, and French Jazz”

“Light Blue” (Jazz & People)

Simon Chivallon

https://open.spotify.com/album/6xwX1d7flkMFKWHtAQFcc9

https://music.apple.com/us/album/light-blue-feat-nicolas-moreaux-antoine-paganotti/1554850215

 

Episode 37: “Known Unknowns”

“Homeward Bound” (Blue Note)

Johnathan Blake

https://open.spotify.com/album/567r4Wqu7u5g1G7Jj3qpBj

https://music.apple.com/us/album/homeward-bound/1584424929

 

Episode 30: “Guitar Monks”

“Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)” (Modern / Modern Recordings)

Pat Metheny

https://open.spotify.com/album/2pYj1LTMlFv0zvNZeY2A9y

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/side-eye-nyc-v1-iv/1575463693

 

Episode 5: “GRAMMY Review and Back to the New”

“Tough Baritones” (Steeple Chase)

Ronnie Cuber, Gary Smulyan

https://open.spotify.com/album/6zSDrD9zq6E3vwi01AuVHk

https://music.apple.com/us/album/tough-baritones/1547237943

 

Episode 5: “GRAMMY Review and Back to the New”

“John Patitucci-Trio” (Le Coq Records)

John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Cunliffe

https://open.spotify.com/album/08wqEgpg6llw85TKA3OLAj

https://music.apple.com/us/album/trio/1550864669

 

Episode 26: “French Me Again, Baby!”

“Vesuviana” (Records DK2)

Bruno D’ambra

https://open.spotify.com/album/5nJmsH6sC59djojDyZSi8U

https://music.apple.com/us/album/vesuviana/1545626478

 

Episode 6 “Boats! Scooters! Turtlenecks! Music!”

“Tone Poem” (Blue Note)

Charles Lloyd and the Marvels

https://open.spotify.com/album/6Qo5COqwUoBomPPQsGx568

https://music.apple.com/us/album/tone-poem/1550230419

 

Episode 7 “Soaring Sopranos and Omnipotent Organs”

“I Told You So” (Colemine Records)

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

https://open.spotify.com/album/4z1iO0enp7c919GrpOnttF

https://music.apple.com/us/album/i-told-you-so/1537206995

 

Episode 11 “Killer Bs! Bach, Busoni, Bruckner, and Big Band”

“Kinetic” (Outside in Music)

Steven Feifke Big Band

https://open.spotify.com/album/36jijEsR2LREuaLNrp30kc

https://music.apple.com/us/album/kinetic/1553562204

 

Episode 13 “Get a Sax Pack with Our Renaissance Workout”

“Preaching to the Choir” (Smoke Session Records)

Vincent Herring

https://open.spotify.com/album/3Lc55JT9sZ0c4nTVu2xKWD

https://music.apple.com/us/album/preaching-to-the-choir/1557973605

 

Episode 23 “Something Old, Something New, Clarinet and Piano, Jazz Vocals, too!”

“Open Sky” (Posi-Tone Records)

Art Hirahara

https://open.spotify.com/album/5k5BNDv4gQxmO7zZMqdj1y

https://music.apple.com/us/album/open-sky/1569463520

 

Episode 23 “Something Old, Something New, Clarinet and Piano, Jazz Vocals, too!”

“Samara Joy” (Whirlwind Records)

Samara Joy

https://open.spotify.com/album/7odhq8nBHDrTgYXIuV6g23

https://music.apple.com/us/album/samara-joy/1564788476

 

Episode 29 “Europa, Europa!”

“Countdown” (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Simon Moullier

https://open.spotify.com/album/1b6trTbjFjuwTfXFpnDaks

https://music.apple.com/us/album/countdown-feat-luca-alemanno-jongkuk-kim/1565007863

 

Episode 32 “Trios of Trios and Visionaries”

“The Upside of Down (Live at Birdland)” (Ropeadope Records)

Joe Alterman      

https://open.spotify.com/album/6uC9OJP41q2ITZCxaML0sB

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-upside-of-down-live-at-birdland/1574414667

 

Episode 32 “Trios of Trios and Visionaries”

“Coming down Roses” (Aveni Test Music)

Billy Test Trio

https://open.spotify.com/album/4hzlshd041Kud1R6gRGFfu

https://music.apple.com/us/album/coming-down-roses/1572120017

 

Episode 36 “Mirror, Mirror”

“When Can I See You Again?” (Ubuntu)

Sean Gibbs

https://open.spotify.com/album/4PIbSWjO05hqgnBq8i4OdR

https://music.apple.com/us/album/when-can-i-see-you-again/1567252407

 

Episode 37 “Known Unknowns”

“Songs from My Father” (Whaling City Sound)

Gerry Gibbs

https://open.spotify.com/album/3CTuAvuUMrDE3QY4HG0V9l

https://music.apple.com/us/album/songs-from-my-father/1584426956

 

Episode 42 “Trane’s Legacy”

“Mabern Plays Coltrane” (Smoke Sessions Records)

Harold Mabern

https://open.spotify.com/album/4suBtE9VUuPLhZ6BI7NUaW

https://music.apple.com/us/album/mabern-plays-coltrane/1587802084

 

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