Alexander von Schlippenbach: Global Unity

While he’s not all that well known in the U.S., Alexander von Schlippenbach is one of Europe’s favorite avant-garde musicians. The German pianist mixes free and contemporary classical elements to form an energetic hybrid of American and European music-which befits the man who formed the Globe Unity Orchestra. Bill Shoemaker fills us in.

Uri Caine: Bedrock

Lacking the stunning conceptual audacity of watershed recordings like Urlicht/Primal Light and The Goldberg Variations, Uri Caine’s Bedrock, Solitaire and Rio are relatively casual albums. … Read More “Uri Caine: Bedrock”