Mr. A. G. Bungay

"Bossa Lopsida"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (71 of 92)
Location: London, England
In My Own Words:
I compose, perform ,write and lurk as well as labouring in social care. The two often influence each other.

Pretty eclectic I hope.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 27,620 - Total Helpful Votes: 71 of 92
Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration ~ Quincy Jones
There's a video on You Tube of the final selection here, the ubiquitous Hallelujah Chorus (for my money the definitive version of that is by the Portsmouth Sinfonia- masterly). It's worth remembering that Handel the showman assembled 'Messiah' from all manner of previous shows,and the hotch potch of styles here kind of mirrors this. There's far,far too much programmed drumming and 8os synth stabbing here for the good of the concept. Chaka Khan or Aretha knocking 'em dead (or rather the kiss of life) are missed. However, the arranging and musicality weaved through it makes your jaw drop in its sheer inspiration and understanding of Handel at his best.
And many of those talents remain… Read more
Tchaikovsky & Ellington: The Nutcracker Suites, Cl&hellip <a href="">Harmonie Ensemble / New York and Steven Richman</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
I agree with Paul that the Tchaik is routine here, but the score itself is production to deadline, albeit of great talent, and musos have to plough through it every festive season. But Sir Duke and Strayhorn contrived to have ball in later equivalent circs, and you can hear this in stylistically careful readings here. The overture is sheer pezzaz and I think Tchaik would have dug it.
Road Of The Loving Heart ~ Phamie Gow
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It ain't no biggie, 30 Sep 2013
Her latest is on the racks at Café Nero across London -'It's cool,and you get a free coffee with it' said Beavis and Butthead the barista,having not I think given it any attention while braying over Stephane Grapelli:/

So,going by this, the forecast for 'Softly Spoken' is competent, well-played emoticons - there is some variance of approach to suggest more than doodling, and that can't be said of most hacks in this new agey,genre.It's completely untroubled by any contact with or interest in the evolved reality of contemporary music in any genre, and that's bordering on unhealthy. But this is only worth mentioning because the woman cares enough to play fairly well and make… Read more