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

CD REVIEW: Trio HLK with Steve Lehman and Dame Evelyn Glennie – ‘Standard Time’

CD/Album review by Adrian Pallant: London Jazz News A markedly atypical debut trio album with a disciplined and almost industrial approach to rhythm, Trio HLK’s Standard Time declares a mission to ‘deconstruct classic tunes and rework them using contemporary classical compositional techniques’. The acronym stems from the surnames of pianist/keyboardist Richard Harrold, 8-string guitarist Ant Law and drummer Richard Kass; … 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

The Core-tet Project

The Core-tet Project: Improvisations by Evelyn Glennie, Jon Hemmersam, Szilárd Mezei and Michael Jefry Stevens The history of Western classical music is filled with a rich legacy of great improvisers. The list is long and profound: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Handel and many more. Before the ubiquitous ‘Jazz’ music shorthand there existed the ‘figured bass’ shorthand, … Read More

THE SHAMAN | ARCTIC SYMPHONY: Orchestral Music by Vincent Ho

  Vincent Ho’s “brilliant and compelling” (The New York Times) Shaman Concerto featuring astounding percussionist Evelyn Glennie is paired with his chilling and “beautifully thought-provoking” (Winnipeg Free Press) Arctic Symphony in live recordings by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Mickelthwate, in a new release from Centrediscs Striking live recordings of two monumental orchestral works by Canadian composer Vincent … Read More