Icons, hermits, geniuses: the best jazz releases of winter 2020
As they say, spring has come into its own. And if we continue with cliches, the incredibly warm winter has melted the hearts, souls, and minds of jazz musicians... and…

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Ten Christmas covers that have overtaken the originals in popularity
They say that everything new is well-forgotten old. We decided to support this expression and have prepared for you a fresh selection of "bearded" Christmas hits in new arrangements, which…

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In dark alleys: five new jazz albums
April is full of the intoxicating spirit of renewal. And it happens every year. And, thank God, for more than a hundred years, new jazz albums have been released at…

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Madonna’s discography as a mirror of digital recording evolution

Madonna’s first albums coincided with the distribution of CDs on the market and her subsequent works clearly show how priorities changed in recording. Let’s look at them in more detail.

On June 14, Madonna released her 14th album, “Madame X”. In school essays firmly settled word form — “in the novel reflected” and then clerical La-La from someone else’s essay. More adult writers at this point embark on discussions about the many faces of the pop diva, her works and other merits. Well what can I say, the woman-the beauty, the Pantheon of gods, where are we, and where is she? So we’ll take a parallel path.To date, Hi-Res editions have only touched five releases from Madonna’s discography. Continue reading

Spring, love, dance: four new jazz albums
For some mysterious reason, Russian jazz albums come out in waves. Moreover, it is clear that domestic labels (how many of them are there — two or four?) there is…

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Jazz together: six bright duet albums
Jazz is an abundant genre. Lush orchestras, lengthy improvisations, dueling soloists, a meandering rhythm section, and so on. But not always the more the better. When jazzmen consciously limit themselves,…

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Gregory the Minister: "Rock and roll-limited music!»
Old-timers of our portal probably do not remember that the hero of my  a writer-actor-musician and, at the same time, a music lover who is always looking for something new…

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A place in the sun: five albums with a non-trivial interpretation of jazz and classical music
The American Kronos Quartet — one of the most famous chamber groups-released an album with new works by Terry Riley, one of the fathers of American minimalism. Nothing special: they…

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