||Bela Fleck / Zakir Hussain / Edgar Meyer|
Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto & Music for Trio (2009)
Béla Fleck wasn't done after his world music extravaganza Throw Down Your Heart, Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: The Africa Sessions. Those groundbreaking explorations led to the forming of this group and yet another collaboration, The Melody of ...
Between Heaven & Earth: Music of the Jewish Mystics (1997)
Andy Statman's klezmer band has an impressive lineup of high-caliber jazz performers that bring serious musicianship to this album. Some of these pieces feel loose and meandering, as in the marvelously freeform "You Were Revealed." At other moments, Statman seems ...
MOONLIGHTER was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Recorded at Music Row Audio, Nashville, Tennessee. Includes liner notes by Tony Rice and Robert K. Oermann.
Personnel: Claire Lynch (vocals); David Grier, Steven Sheehan, Thom Bresh (acoustic guitar); Jerry ...
||Iup Percussion Ensembles / Michael Kingan|
Opus Pocus (2011)
Recording information: DiCicco Rehearsal Room, Cogswell Hall, IUP Campus, Indi (12/2007-02/2010); Fisher Auditorium, IUP Campus, Indiana, PA (12/2007-02/2010).
New Dreams and Sunshine (1991)
On New Dreams and Sunshine, Vincent moves closer to the Nashville mainstream due to its emphasis on country ballads and slicker production values. ~ Jason Ankeny
Recording information: Nashville Sound Studios, Nashville, TN; SCruggs Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; Scruggs Studio, Nashville, ...
Best of the Sugar Hill Years (2007)
This well-selected 2007 Jerry Douglas collection culls tracks from the revered dobro player's tenure on the Sugar Hill label. The fast-paced "Ride the Wild Turkey," the vibrant "Monkey Let the Hogs Out," and "The Wild Rumpus," a simultaneously twangy and ...
Howlin' at the Moon (1998)
A wildly talented multi-instrumentalist (mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar, pretty much anything with strings), Bush weaves an eclectic blend of bluegrass, country, folk and jazz on this solo release from Sugar Hill. With such gifted cohorts as Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas ...
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1992)
The impact Randy Travis had on country music was immense. He arrived on the scene with such ease, wooing fans with his syrupy smooth baritone and musical style deeply rooted in tradition, that no one was threatened by the revolution ...
Heartbreak Town (2000)
An impressive debut by any standard, mandolinist Ronnie McCoury, on his first effort away from the Del McCoury Band, shows himself more than capable of stepping out of the shadow of his father. Though Del McCoury and brother Rob McCoury, ...
Man Must Carry On (2000)
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Once again joined by members of the bluegrass elite, the ridiculously talented Aubrey Haynie's second Sugar Hill release A Man Must Carry On is an exceptional extension of Haynie as an artist, ...
Wheels Within Wheels (2003)
Although best known for his barnstorming blues-rock, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher had a softer side, too. All of his studio albums contain at least one acoustic folk-blues track, and Gallagher included an unplugged set in the majority of his live ...
||New Grass Revival|
On the Boulevard (1984)
An overlooked CD with a couple of standout tracks. Played beginning to end, this one will leave you fulfilled. ~ Chip Renner
"Walkin' In Jerusalem" was recorded live at the Toulouse Bluegrass Festival, Toulouse, France on June 3, 1983.
New Grass Revival: ...
||Bela Fleck / Edgar Meyer|
Music for Two (2004)
Banjo player Bela Fleck and bassist Edgar Meyer are genre-benders extraordinaire--both incorporate elements of classical, jazz, bluegrass, and free improvisation into their unique, technically advanced music. On MUSIC FOR TWO, a selection of live performances recorded between 2001 and 2003, ...
||New Grass Revival|
Live captures a boisterous, lively performance from the New Grass Revival, as they tear through their best material. The new additions to the band -- banjoist Bela Fleck and guitarist Pat Flynn -- have energized the band, and vocalist John ...
MCA Years: A Retrospective (1993)
Track Listing: Trouble in the Fields; From a Distance; I Don't Want to Talk About Love; Deadwood, South Dakota; Love at the Five and Dime; Listen to the Radio; Gulf Coast Highway; I Wish It Would Rain; Ford Econoline; So ...
||Strength In Numbers|
Telluride Sessions (1989)
Telluride Sessions, the only album from the bluegrass supergroup Strength in Numbers, is an off-the-cuff set of newgrass that demonstrates the considerable instrumental skill of each member. Fluctuating between jazzy experiments and straightforward bluegrass, the music on The Telluride Sessions ...
Brand New Old Tyme Way (1995)
Mark Schatz had been the multi-instrumental backbone of so many contemporary bluegrass bands that it's surprising that he never made a solo album until 1992. By the time he did, he had the cream of America's acoustic players lining up ...
Inside In (2003)
One would expect a down-home virtuoso performance from any alumnus of Phish, and that's what you get with Inside In. The album's essence lies in the relationship between the loose, improvisational feel of the performances, and the precise arrangement of ...
Helpless Heart (1989)
Maura O'Connell's 1989 release HELPLESS HEART marks a break from the traditional Celtic folk of her earlier group, De Danann, which had carried over to her solo debut, 1988's JUST IN TIME. O'Connell recorded HELPLESS HEART in America, with non-traditionalist ...
Destiny's Gate (1994)
The Spanish version of "Destiny's Gate" is not listed on the CD.
Tish Hinojosa continues to move into the mainstream with Destiny's Gate without losing the magic of Culture Swing. With a beautiful voice reminiscent of Joan Baez and Emmylou Harris, ...
Fair Weather (2000)
"Leaving Cottondale" won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance. FAIR WEATHER was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Banjo virtuoso Alison Brown, whose primary group is a jazz quartet, returns to her bluegrass roots ...
Restless on the Farm (1998)
"The Ride" was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Like Bela Fleck and Mark O'Connor, Jerry Douglas is a grassroots instrumentalist of undeniable prowess. A master of the dobro and lap steel guitar, Douglas is one of ...
Essential Joshua Bell (2007)
Existing fans of violinist Joshua Bell are already well-acquainted with the broad scope of repertoire and performance abilities ranging deftly from the classical concerto repertoire to his well-known collaborations with Edgar Meyer. For those unfamiliar with Bell's recorded works, this ...
Track Listing: DISC 1: Puppy Love; Girl Left Alone; Gonna Hurry (As Slow as I Can); It's Sure Gonna Hurt; Love You Gave, The; Nobody But You; Busy Signal; Don't Drop Out; I've Known You All My Life; Put It ...
Just in Time (1988)
Former lead singer of the traditionalist Irish folk band De Danann, Maura O'Connell never quite fit in the constraints of pure Celtic folk music. Even on this, her solo debut and most recognizably Celtic album, O'Connell expands her musical horizons ...