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Paris Sessions ~ Tierney Sutton
Paris Sessions ~ Tierney Sutton
Stepping away from her Tierney Sutton Band of voice, piano, two basses, and drums with those remarkable arrangements, multiple Grammy-nominated jazz singer Tierney joins forces with excellent guitarist Serge Merlaud and bassist Kevin Axt from her band in producing a quiet, hushed setting that exposes her magnificent voice in full relief, with Merlaud's sensitive, lovely supportive background and inventive solos, and bandmate Axt joining in on 7 of the 12 songs. Herein, there are beautiful ballads, gentle bossas, and swingers that display Tierney's exceptional phrasing, swing, conceptualization, and vibrato.

The 'best of the best' begins with Tierney wonderfully singing "You Must… Read more
Mozart Piano Sonatas K330 & K333, Adagio K540 & Gi&hellip ~ Mitsuko Uchida
Five EXTRAORDINARY Stars! Grammy-award winning piano virtuoso Dame Mitsuko Uchida excels on this recital of 4 compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart recorded in 1984 on this Philips release. Herein, a youthful, exuberant Uchida of 30 years ago is at the beginning of her brilliant recorded expansion of her 1980s repertoire by playing two beloved Mozart sonatas, Piano Sonata in C K.330 and Piano Sonata in B flat K.333, plus one movement of Piano Sonata K.540, and the Gigue movement of K.574. In the decades since this recording, Uchida has included the works by other well-known composers, but for many of us, she is one of the Mozart authorities and considered one of the finest exponents of… Read more
The Rancher's Reluctant Bride (Brides of Cactus Ga&hellip by Anna St. James
Four ENJOYABLE Stars! Anna St James, the author of the "Brides of Cactus Gap" short stories, brings another tale from the 'Mail Order Bride' genre, this time with a twist to the usual 'summoned bride' story. It is called "The Rancher's Reluctant Bride" and it is Book 4 in the series. In 1875, after arriving in Cactus Gap Texas based on her own decision, widow Sarah Monroe is settling into life in her new home inherited from her uncle. Coming out of an abusive marriage, she is avoiding not only marriage, but men as well. Then she meets lonely cattle rancher Zach Whitfield, the town's eligible bachelor. Tragedy and circumstances then bring them closer together. This is a very… Read more