At Home with Friends (2009)
Billboard (p.56) - "[A] star-studded album of marquee-level duets....An inspired, moving musical affair."
A former child prodigy who performed as a featured soloist with Ricardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra at the tender age of 14, Joshua Bell garnered an unusual ...
Earl Scruggs and Friends (2001)
"Foggy Mountain Breakdown" won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Earl Scruggs practically invented the word banjo, and perhaps because of that he can count some of the most elite musicians among his "friends": Elton John, Sting, Melissa ...
INSIDE won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance.
With smooth strokes, Sanborn has painted a lovely urban jazz landscape on INSIDE. These cuts may have an easy-rolling feel, but they're surely not dental office fare. Soft, breezy vocal ...
||Calmus Ensemble / Sting|
Recording information: Echolux Tonstudio Leipzig (2012-05-17_2012-05-19&2012-).
Pato Banton and Friends (2008)
Since his debut on the English Beat's SPECIAL BEAT SERVICE in 1982, Pato Banton has livened up international pop charts with his humorous toasts and authentic patois-inflected banter. PATO BANTON & FRIENDS collects for the first time UK-released singles that ...
Water From the Well (2000)
WATER FROM THE WELL was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.
On 1999's TEARS OF STONE, the Chieftains' prior effort, the venerable Irish institution collaborated (surprisingly successfully) with a number of pop performers, some of whom ...
Slowing Down the World (1999)
Those who heard Chris Botti playing live in the 1990s realized just how much he had going for him as a trumpeter -- not only an appealing sound (sort of a combination of Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Art Farmer, and ...
||Gil Evans / Sting|
Strange Fruit (1997)
Recording information: Beograd (05/11/1976/11/07/1987); Perugia Jazz Festival (05/11/1976/11/07/1987).
Personnel: Gil Evans (keyboards); Sting (vocals, guitar); John Clark (guitar, French horn); Emily Mitchell (harp); Chris Hunter, Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone); Branford Marsalis (tenor saxophone); John Surman (baritone saxophone, synthesizer); Shunzo Ohno (trumpet, ...
Prayer Cycle: Path to Zero (2011)
Like its predecessors, The Prayer Cycle (1999) and American River (2004), Jonathan Elias' Path to Zero (also subtitled Prayer Cycle) is an album-length orchestral suite punctuated by singing and readings by various well-known guests. In this case, Elias' subject is ...
Shape of My Heart (2009)
2009 solo album from the French classical pianist. She collaborates with Sting, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, & Gonzalo Rubalcaba. 12 tracks.
Pavarotti & Friends (1993)
Personnel: Luciano Pavarotti (vocals); Dalla, Aaron Neville, Mike Oldfield, Patricia Kaas, Sting, Suzanne Vega, Neville Brothers, Zucchero , Bob Geldof, Brian May (vocals).
||Vicente Archer / Matija Dedic / Kendrick Scott|
MD in NYC (2011)
Hailing from the Eastern European scene, usually a hotbed of avant-garde jazz musings, pianist Matija Dedic uses MD in NYC to highlight a more traditionally American side of jazz. A seeming fascination with Miles Davis' compositions, and more importantly his ...
It seems odd that this soothing and compelling, dreamy-voiced artist is billed as a singer/songwriter, since she didn't actually contribute to the composing of any of the 11 sumptuous tracks here. But that's just a technicality, and no matter at ...
Recorded live at The Orpheum, Boston, Massachussets and at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia between 1979 & 1983.
This is a Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.
Recorded live at The Orpheum, Boston, Massachussets in 1979, and at The ...
River Of The Soul (2000)
Brent is one of Broadway's busiest leading men, with a rich baritone voice and glorious top register. This collection of Alan Jay Lerner songs includes some of his most treasured lyrics along with some never before recorded selections. A must ...
||Singer Pur / Sting|
Singer Pur Sings Sting (2012)
Recording information: Backyard Studio Bayreuth (02/2011-03/2011).
Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins (2000)
"She Walks This Earth (Soberanna Rosa)" won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. "Camaleao" was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
Bring together an all-star lineup of singers and musicians, match them ...
Audio Mixer: Jake Davies.
Liner Note Author: The Brodsky Quartet.
Recording information: Ayr Studios, London, England; Il Palaggio, Italy; Snake Ranch Studio, London, England.
Photographers: Mark Seliger; Pamela Springsteen; John Painter.
Arrangers: Errollyn Wallen; The Brodsky Quartet.
The Brodsky Quartet: Ian Belton, Paul Cassidy, Andrew ...
1993's TENDERNESS offers 16 selections that further explore the areas that have consistently fascinated Kip Hanrahan: sultry rhythms, sensual arrangements, and poetic lyrics cast in dramatic settings. He's joined by many of his regular collaborators, including pianist Don Pullen, bass ...
||Abbado / Prokofiev / Sting|
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; March in B Flat Major; Overture on Hebrew Themes; Classical Symphony (1991)
Slicker Than Your Average (2002)
Englishman Craig David's countrymen hold him and his work in high esteem; no less iconic a musical personage than Sir Elton John has been known to sing David's praises. Naturally, though, in the world of R&B what matters most is ...
Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida" (1999)
After collaborating with Tim Rice on the enormously successful Lion King soundtrack, Elton John once again joined forces with the veteran stage lyricist on a contemporary score for Verdi's AIDA. Based on Egypt's enslavement of Nubia in the time of ...
Next Millennium (1998)
It's quite apparent after you go through the first half of Bounty Killer's NEXT MILENNIUM what his intentions are. With guest artists like Killah Priest, Noreaga, Cocoa Brovaz, Junior Reid and Ritchie Stevens (to name a few), it's clear Bounty ...
Dangerous and Moving (2005)
Audio Mixer: Robert Orton.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Henson Studios; Interscope Studios; Permanent Waves; Right Tracks; Sarm Studios; The Village, Los Angeles, CA; Very Cherry Studios.
Photographer: T.A. Music.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dasha Mischenko; Andrey Artischev; Eugenia Voevodina.
t.A.T.u.: Julia Volkova, Lena ...
Best of David Hobson (2011)
2011 collection from the Australian tenor. Best Of David Hobson is an essential collection of hits from David's pop career. Covering the previous four albums, the 18 tracks trace David's unprecedented success following his appearances on the popular television shows ...