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Piffaro: Back Before Bach: Musical Journeys

Read "Back Before Bach: Musical Journeys" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Johann Sebastian Bach did not develop as an artistic entity in a vacuum. While he may be considered the intellect that whipped music into some semblance of order, he was, by no means, the first to start or try to do so. Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, last written about by this critic on Music From the ...

Clipper Erickson: My Cup Runneth Over: The Complete Piano Works of R. Nathaniel Dett

Read "My Cup Runneth Over:  The Complete Piano Works of R. Nathaniel Dett" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It is infrequent that I hear music by an unfamiliar composer that is so fantastically beyond anything I have heard before that when it happens, I am convinced of the Divine. So it is with the piano music of one R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943). Dett was an African-American polymath who was the first black to graduate ...

Douglas Detrick’s Anywhen Ensemble: The Bright and Rushing World

Read "The Bright and Rushing World" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Go ahead, ask the question, “But is it jazz?" Douglas Detrick's Anywhen Ensemble presents the ten movement suite, The Bright and Rushing World, a continuous piece of music, commissioned by Chamber Music America. So maybe it isn't jazz.

Detrick's ensemble contains a jazz drummer Ryan Biesack, who can be heard on Pieces (OA2 Records, ...