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November 10, 2019

While some old school artists find reasons to lament the shift from the tactile joys of CD sales and ownership to the digital, streaming and playlist age of consumption, other, more prescient musicians are embracing full throttle the unique possibilities that this era...

November 3, 2019

True to the title of his remarkable, genre-transcendent collection Sempre: A New Dimension, Ian Maksin’s approach to the cello is expansive, rhythmically and culturally eclectic and truly timeless, taking us on wild journeys through a variety of moods, weather patterns...

October 17, 2019

The Further Improvisational New Age Piano-Flute Adventures by Longtime Friends and Musical Soulmates Robert Thies and Damjan Krajacic

The success and wide-ranging acceptance in New Age circles of Robert Thies and Damjan Krajacic’s award-winning improvisational duo conce...

September 5, 2019

Active and brilliant as ever at the young age of 87, five-time Oscar winning (out of an astounding 51 nominations) and 24-time Grammy winning film composer and world-renowned conductor John Williams is nothing short of a timeless American treasure. We can’t imagine the...

August 24, 2019

“From Now On,” Fans of Epic, Romantic “Popera” Need

Listen to Only One Authentic, Sophisticated Voice!

It is testament to the rich emotional authenticity and majestic and deeply resonating vocal intensity and grace of Jonathan Cilia Faro that the veteran Sicilian born t...

August 5, 2019

When it comes to a necessary shift of perspective, especially when it’s music that encourages the heavy shifting, sometimes timing is everything. Perhaps not so coincidentally, I started immersing in Compassion, the exquisite, soul enveloping and empowering fourth albu...

August 3, 2019

The late Leonard Cohen once said, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

Australian instrumental greats Rebecca Daniel and Fiona Joy Hawkins place this insightful nugget of wisdom on the back cover of The Lightness of Dark: An Album About Loss a...

August 1, 2019

Though he has been a renowned solo new age pianist for over ten years and his last five albums in this vein have all charted Top 10 on ZMR, a deeper look at his full discography – dating back to 1986 - reveals a more expansive artistry that includes contemporary pop-ja...

July 22, 2019

Sometimes, when you ask a sincere musical question, the Universe finds a quick, dramatic way to answer. Recently experiencing yet another incredible Hollywood Bowl classical piano concerto, I wondered out loud, “Why do all the greatest featured piano soloists from plac...

June 1, 2019

Twenty years after Juan Sánchez began creating instrumental electronic music for multi-media and sound libraries, the Barcelona based pianist, composer and producer is emerging as an important new voice in in the neo-classical-ambient-meditational realm of new age musi...

May 7, 2019

The empowering culmination of 23 years of collaborations between pianist Richie Beirach and violinist Gregor Huebner, Crossing Borders is a prodigious, multi-faceted ensemble work with the WDR Big Band that, as per its title, celebrates the ability of music and art to...

January 30, 2019

Considering her massive talents and the sonically expansive multi-verses she creates, it’s ironic that the supremely enigmatic, endlessly fascinating NoCal based singer, songwriter, keyboardist and musical visionary Margaret Stutt chose her professional name Pezzettino...

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