In this edition of Home Delivery, we spotlight new recordings by DACAMERA artists. Enjoy exploring these new releases; we hope the music will bring some much-needed joy into your life. Remember, purchasing a recording is one of the most effective ways to support the musicians you love. Click on the images below to connect to a YouTube selection from each recording.
French-American cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton, recognized internationally for her innovative performances, has released a recording of Bach’s Cello Suites No. 1 and 2. “For me, playing Bach’s Suites is always at some point or another seeing the image of Giacometti’s hands tirelessly molding clay until a face appears … To come to grips with the Bach Suites is an experience very close to that. It’s a question of digging into the string until the phrase is born, as well as the right way to breathe it.” DETAILS STREAM
Gerald Clayton is a four-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist and composer. His Blue Note debut was recorded at the legendary NYC jazz club with a quintet of longtime collaborators — Logan Richardson on alto saxophone, Walter Smith III on tenor saxophone, Joe Sanders on bass, and Marcus Gilmore on drums — and spotlights Clayton’s layered identity as a leader. DETAILS STREAM
On this new release, Musical America’s 2020 Worldwide Instrumentalist of the Year Sharon Isbin performs multi-faceted and virtuosic new works for guitar, written for her by four leading composers. From the Africa-influenced El Decameron Negro by Cuban guitarist/composer Leo Brouwer, through the Chinese and Spanish-inspired Seven Desires by Tan Dun, to Richard Danielpour’s sensual song cycle Of Love and Longing and the jazz and world music-influenced Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra by Chris Brubeck, Sharon Isbin gives her inimitable imprint to new repertoire for the guitar. DETAILS STREAM
Nate Chinen of NPR calls Ambrose Akinmusire “a trumpeter of deep expressive resources and a composer of kaleidoscopic vision.” His new CD continues his reflections on and explorations of Black life in America. A standout track is Roy, Akinmusire’s eulogy for his mentor, Roy Hargrove. “This gesture of meeting the listener halfway, of delivering a plainly beautiful moment for every one where they completely break free, reinforces the sense that Akinmusire and his band are after your immediate emotional response…It’s cerebral jazz music that doesn’t care about the synapses in your cerebral cortex as much as the air in your lungs.” — Pitchfork DETAILS STREAM