NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS • OCTOBER 2017
Although Kyle Eastwood's film music – including scores for Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino – may be more familiar to listeners, his work as a jazz bassist and bandleader is closest to his heart. In Transit is Eastwood's third album for Jazz Village. It blends classics and originals ranging from hard bop grooves to tracks with a more contemporary flavor. Also new in jazz, Edition Records artists Girls in Airports return with the release of their fifth album and jazz keyboardist and drummer Gary Husband reinterprets the music of legendary guitarist John McLaughlin. Classical releases for the month are headlined by superstar violinists. Rachel Podger plays Italian Baroque music on Channel and James Ehnes partners with conductor Andrew Manze in Beethoven's Violin Concerto on Onyx. Fans of piano music will welcome volume 73 in Hyperion's unquenchable Romantic Piano Concerto series as well as a disc of Chopin solo works featuring Cédric Tiberghien. Chamber music releases for October include the Ragazze Quartet playing Beethoven and Mendelssohn on Channel and the Borusan Quartet playing contemporary repertoire on Onyx. The harmonia mundi label focuses on vocal music with Les Arts Florissants singing early Italian music and Raphaël Pichon and Pygmalion performing Luigi Rossi’s opera L’Orfeo. Hyperion expands their already enviable roster of choral artists with the label début of the Yale Schola Cantorum – one of America's finest chamber choirs. Conductor David Hill leads the group in a sublime performance of Fauré's Requiem.