Manitoba Chamber Orchestra: Mirage? Concertos for Percussion

Mirage? Concertos for Percussion, CD Review. Jazzdagama, 11th March 2018 by Raul da Gama.    Mirage? Concertos for Percussion: Antonio Vivaldi – Piccolo Concerto in C Major RV 433; Christos Hatzis – Mirage? Arcangelo Corelli – Sonata in D Minor Op. 5 No. 12; Michael Oesterle – Kaluza Klein. Manitoba Chamber Orchestra – Anne Manson (cond) Evelyn Glennie (perc). Label – … Read More

Out of the Silence by John McLeod, CD Review, : Lebrecht Listens

LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nothing Thrills More Than Finding A Composer We Can Love, 22nd of June, 2018 by Norman Lebrecht. ★★★★ (out of five) The late Michael Kennedy, lifelong Telegraph critic, once told me he lost interest in new music in his late sixties. Michael had known Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten and reckoned their successors were not up … Read More

Out of the Silence, John McLeod, CD Review: Music Review International.

Out of the Silence, John McLeod, Music Review International by John France. 23rd of July 2018. (Extract) The Percussion Concerto is by far the longest work on this CD, running to some 27 minutes. It was composed in 1987 for the present soloist Dame Evelyn Glennie. The work is conceived in five movements: Cortege with Fanfares, Scherzo I, Nightscape (Callanish), … Read More

The Core-Tet Project – CD Review: Jazz Word.

The Core-Tet Project – CD Review, Jazz Word, July 21st 2018. (Extract) ‘Rusty Locks, with a Caribbean-styled steel-pan-like pulse from Glennie is nearly a Latin-Jazz piece expressed in pizzicato pops from both string players and a comprehensive syncopated ostinato from Stevens. Other tracks, such as “Black Box Thinking”, where Glennie’s percussion doubles into full-kit expansion from kettle drum-like resonation, the … Read More

Trio HLK and Evelyn Glennie, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – 13 May 2018

  Trio HLK and Evelyn Glennie, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – 13 May 2018, Concert review. (Photo credits: Adam Bulley.) By F Mactaggart for Scottish Jazz Space, May 16, 2018. The sense of excitement is palpable as Scottish Trio HLK arrive briskly on stage at 8pm sharp, and persists undimmed until they take their modest final bows to the thrilled home … Read More

Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Concert review: The Scotsman.

Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Concert Review by Jim Gilchrist: The Scotsman 18th May 2018 AN UNSUSPECTING fragment from one of Bach’s cello suites mustn’t have known what hit it, as Trio HLK, joined by percussion virtuoso Dame Evelyn Glennie, hijacked it amid a melee of heavy-metal intensity. With Glennie’s vibraphone ringing and Ant Law’s eight-stringed guitar … Read More

Mirage? Concertos for Percussion CD | Review: CBC Music

[…] The question mark in the album’s title is not a typo. It comes from the title track, Mirage?, by Canadian composer Christos Hatzis. Composed during the months following the economic crisis of 2008, Mirage? is “permeated by a sense of sadness, and at one point, despair,” according to Hatzis’s notes on the work. “It is lamenting the loss of … Read More

“The Core-tet Project” CD | Review: Downtown Music Gallery

[…] It is pretty rare for the Naxos label to present a release of completely improvised music but this is what we have here. When I saw this disc listed in our new release catalogue I was rather surprised, but not too much. Dame Evelyn Glennie, world renowned percussionist, does have a CD and DVD with master improviser Fred Frith, amongst … Read More

“The Core-tet Project” CD | Review: Avant Scena, contemporary music blog

[…] This album music is full of unusual timbres, sounds and unpredictable stylistic turns. The musicians masterfully switch between free improvisations and swing, bebop and cool, contemporary jazz and Africa music elements and many other combinations of music styles. This music is full of contrasts and musical experiments – four outstanding improvisers are dedicated to create and extract unusual and … Read More