OUR NEWEST FRESH! RELEASE
Andrés Segovia Archive
Roberto Moronn Pérez
A SUPERB NEW CLASSICAL GUITAR RECORDING
The genesis for this unique project is a collection of pieces recovered in May 2001 at Segovia's home in Spain. These pieces were dedicated to Segovia or commissioned by him, involving composers from eight countries. They were subsequently published as “The Segovia Archive Series”
by Edizione Musicale Bèrben.
Guitarist Roberto Moronn Pérez researched these newly recovered works and found some pieces that had never been recorded, and those that had were handicapped by poor visibility in the marketplace and limited distribution. This realization sparked the thought that here was an opportunity: a series of recordings organized around the nationalities of the composers in the Segovia Archive. The Spanish composers recorded here are the first in the series,to be followed soon by an album of the French composers.
Spanish-born Roberto Moronn Pérez studied in Madrid, Italy and the UK, graduating with first-class honours and a degree in Musicology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He completed a postgraduate
program at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London,where he received the Julian Bream Prize and was selected to participate at the Wigmore Hall Award. A prize-winner of many international competitions, Roberto has appeared as soloist in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, the USA, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Germany and Japan, and in concert with numerous Spanish orchestras. Recently, he played the famous Concierto de Aranjuez with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
This new album was recorded in the lovely acoustics of Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire, U.K. It was produced, recorded and edited by the outstanding U.K. engineer John Taylor. Mastering is by Reference Recordings’ own Grammy®-winning engineer
Keith O. Johnson.
Track Listing: Vicente Arregui (1871 – 1925) 1 Canción lejana; Tres piezas líricas: 2 Intermedio, 3 Confidencia, 4 Campesina; Pedro Sanjuán (1886 – 1976) 5 Una leyenda; Gaspar Cassadó (1897 – 1966) 6 Catalanesca, 7 Canción de Leonardo, 8 Sardana Chigiana, 9 Preámbulo y Sardana, 10 Leyenda Catalana; Padre Donostia (1886 – 1956) 11 Errimina (Nostalgia); Jaume Pahissa (1880 – 1969) 12 Canço en el mar, Tres temas de recuerdos: 13 Preludio - Por el viejo camino, 14 Diálogo, 15 Danza lejana; Federico Mompou (1893 – 1987) 16 Canción y Danza
FR-705HDCD - Roberto Moronn Pérez - Andrés Segovia Archive - $14.98
DOIN' WHAT IT TAKES
“…you know who's really good is this guy named Lloyd Jones, also out of Portland; he writes great songs, blues and R&B…” –Robert Cray
A gifted singer, songwriter, guitarist and respected band leader, Lloyd Jones writes timeless music, steeped in a rich musical history learned, lived and loved over four decades. “This is not a work of science. It’s about attitude and joy that applies to all age groups. I’m addicted to this music,” declares Jones.Jones’ new CD, “Doin’ What It Takes” showcases 7 originals plus rare gems from Leiber and Stoller, Maceo Merriweather and Gerald ‘Lonnie’ Russ.
Joe Louis Walker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Coco Montoya and former band mate Curtis Salgado, have all recorded his songs. And Delbert McClinton sings his praises, “When I heard Lloyd Jones live for the first time in January 1999, it was like exhaling after holding my breath for fifteen years!"
Blues Revue calls Doin' What It Takes Tasteful and Refreshing
He’s a musician’s musician and a crowd-pleasing, energetic showman. He’s earned every fan he has the hard way. What he does, he says, is “combine New Orleans rhythms, the simplicity of Memphis music, and the rawness of the blues, all for the 21st century. This music is not about louder and faster. It’s about time, meter, groove. I thought Muddy and Walter and those guys were pushing the envelope in their era. They were using effects, they were inventing their own sound. They were modern. I want to look at it in a contemporary way.”
Jones is a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and recipient of 31 Muddy Awards from the Cascade Blues Association, including Lifetime Achievement. -- Visit Lloyd's Website
Track Listing: 1 Bend In The River; 2 I’ll Be Right On Down (Leiber – Stoller, Modern Music Pub. Co., BMI); 3 Without You; 4 Doing What It Takes; 5 I Can’t Stop; 6 Never Again; 7 Give A Little; 8 My Wife Can’t Cook; 9 Worried Life Blues (Maceo Merriweather, MCA Duchess Music Corp/Wabash Music Co., BMI); 10 Ruby Do;
NOTE: All Songs by L. Jones, Struggletime Music, BMI except as noted and 8 written by Gerald L. Russ, Lajesse J., BMI and 7 and 10 by L. Jones, G. Holstrom, Struggletime Music, BMI
FR-704CD - DOIN' WHAT IT TAKES - $14.98
BRAND NEW EYES
MacLeod has been a beacon of unquestionably honest roots-music since the 1970s. On Brand New Eyes, he presents 11 original songs. He is the rare artist who writes and sings songs that are based on his own life and experiences. A 2011 Blues Music Award nominee and an American troubadour. Glenn Nishida at Pacifica Studios was the recording engineer, and our own Keith Johnson did the final mastering. Keith states it has very good sonics and sends it out with his blessing! Doug's music and recordings are beloved by blues fans and by audiophiles alike (he had several hits in past years on the Audioquest label) and we are proud to present Brand New Eyes to you! Visit Doug's Website
also a video of "Brand New Eyes."
Track Listing: Brand New Eyes, Something Dark is Walking, The Train of Change, Midnight in Memphis, Zu-Zu Woman, One Eyed Owl, Somewhere South of Somewhere (instrumental), I Rolled a Nickel, The Nature of the Man. Some Old Blues Song (aka I Can Count on My Blues). Welcome In Your Home
New Review: "Doug MacLeod is the consummate acoustic blues musician – a gifted songwriter, expressive vocalist and superb guitar player... And the superb sonic qualities of this recording are exactly what you would expect from a label that is part of the Reference Recordings group, a label with a long history of audiophile-quality releases. No questions here – this one comes highly recommended!!" —Mark Thompson,president of the Crossroads Blues Society in Rockford. IL.
FR-703CD - Brand New Eyes - $14.98
Our Second Fresh! Release
THE HUMAN HOLIDAY
Sleight of Mind
The revelations in this comedy may change your life!
• This amazingly quirky radio play in the British style was a smash success on public radio in the 1980s.
• Mind-bending sonic effects and processing by RR's own Prof. Keith O. Johnson.
• Newly available for the first time on compact disc, The Human Holiday is a perfect antidote to the stresses and worries of our world!
• A cross between a consciousness seminar and a Tupperware party,
The Human Holiday asks the burning question, “Are there laughs on the other side?”
• Join your host Midal Gogat of The Finite Corporation as he
and a cast of thousands present to souls bored with an eternity of bliss a
slickly-packaged sales pitch on the joys and excitements of incarnating on
Planet Earth, “Playground of the Universe.”
• The Human Holiday is sure to become a cult favorite among those who
love Lily Tomlin, Tom Lehrer, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
• To quote a ten-time earthling, "It's a thrill a minute!"
A quote from LP review: “...the sound is so good you simply forget about it after a few minutes and become completely immersed in the content. The Human Holiday is so slickly and convincingly done that one finds it easy to accept the whole hing as being real...It's a masterpiece.” -–J. Gordon Holt, Stereophile
Track Listing (Continuous play with sections): 1 The Earth Experience; 2 Fashion Show; 3 Post-Intermission (door prize); 4 The Human Holiday
FR-702 - Human Holiday - $14.98 NOW AVAILABLE
15 original songs in a style that Northern California Songwriter Magazine called "a beautiful and quirky musical universe."
Featured Artists: Nancy Hall: vocals, acoustic guitar, dulcimer, ukulele, glockenspiel, drums, percussion, piano; Lee Parvin: vocals, piano, hammond B3, mellotron, wurlitzer, accordion, harmonica; Marc Games: acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, electric bass; James Kerwin: acoustic bass
Track Listing: 1 sweetness, 2 always be your girl, 3 meanstreak (the knife thrower's wife), 4 hollow, 5 cherries on the ground, 6 beautiful, 7 commit, 8 trampoline, 9 harbor, 10 sailor on a windless sea, 11 man with a megaphone, 12 empty, 13 pickle, 14 fortress, 15 back in spades.
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The Curios - Pillow Book - FR-701 - $14.98 - NOW AVAILABLE