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Adult Music

Summary: Music for the mature mind: Russ and Mike discuss recent classical and jazz releases from their secret mountain lair in Japan. Find something new to listen to each week with complete release info and streaming links to Spotify, Apple Music, and our episode playlist on Deezer. Contact us at:

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 "Our String Thing: Elgar and Sheng Violin, Grasso and Wingold Guitar" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:06:12

In this episode, we discuss recordings of Monteverde by Anna Lucia Richter and Ensemble Claudiana, violin concerto/sonata recordings of Elgar by Renaud Capuçon, Bright Sheng's "Let Fly" violin concerto, solo guitar recordings by Pasquale Grasso and Frank Wingold, and "Natural Habitat" by alto saxophonist/bass clarinetist Michael Thomas.   The Adult Music Podcast is featured in: Feedspot's Top 20 Classical Music Podcasts Feedspot's Top 25 Jazz Podcasts   Episode 12 Deezer Playlist   “Monteverdi: Il Delirio Della Passione” (Pentatone) Anna Lucia Richter, Luca Pianca, Ensemble Claudiana   “Elgar: Violin Concerto & Violin Sonata” (Erato) Renaud Capuçon (violin), Stephen Hough (piano) London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle   “Bright Sheng: Let Fly - Violin Concerto” (Naxos) Dan Zhu (violin), Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Bright Sheng   “Solo Ballads” (Masterworks) Pasquale Grasso Over the Rainbow:   “To Be Frank” (Berthold Records) Frank Wingold To Be Frank CD Teaser:   “Natural Habitat” (Sunnyside Records) Michael Thomas  

 "Killer Bs! Bach, Busoni, Bruckner, and Big Band" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:02

In this episode, we discuss recordings of Bach/Busoni piano music by Francesco Piemontesi, Francesca Dego playing Paganini's violin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Andris Nelsons' Bruckner Symphonies 2 & 8, Steven Feifke's Big Band debut, and jazz sax recordings from Jakob Dinesen and Steve Slagle.   The Adult Music Podcast is featured in: Feedspot's Top 20 Classical Music Podcasts Feedspot's Top 25 Jazz Podcasts   Episode 11 Deezer Playlist   “Bach Nostalghia” (Pentatone) Francesco Piemontesi (piano)   “Il Cannone - Francesca Dego Plays Paganini's Violin” (Chandos) Francesca Dego (violin), Francesca Leonardi (piano)   “Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 2 & Wagner: Meistersinger Prelude” (Deutsche Grammophon) Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Andris Nelsons   “Kinetic” (Outside in Music) Steven Feifke Big Band Nica's Dream:   “Blessings” (April Records) Jakob Dinesen - Sax Anders Christensen - Bass Laust Sonne – Drums   “NASCENTIA” (Panorama Records) Steve Slagle

 "10th Episode Fiesta: Spanish Guitar, Latin Jazz, Hammond Organ, and Bourbon Shots" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:48

In this episode, we discuss recordings of Spanish guitar music by Stefano Maiorana and Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde, orchestral works of Paul Wranitzky, piano works of Alexey Stanchinsky, organ jazz from Dr. Lonnie Smith and Brian Charette, and Latin jazz by Charlie Sepúlveda & The Turnaround.   The Adult Music Podcast is featured in: Feedspot's Top 20 Classical Music Podcasts Feedspot's Top 25 Jazz Podcasts   Episode 10 Deezer Playlist   "Santiago de Murcia: Entre Dos Almas" (Arcana) Stefano Maiorana (guitar)   “Del Canto Gitano - Music of Ancient Andalusia” (ARC Music) Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde (guitar)   "Wranitzky: Orchestral Works Vol. 1" (Naxos) Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Marek Štilec   "Alexey Stanchinsky: Piano Works" (Ondine) Peter Jablonski (piano)   "20th Century Piano Music" (Warner Classics) Thomas Adès (piano)   "Breathe" (Verve) Dr. Lonnie Smith   "Power From the Air" (SteepleChase) Brian Charette   "This Is Latin Jazz" (HighNote) Charlie Sepúlveda & The Turnaround    

 "A Fist Full of Music: Biber, Barron, Morricone, and More" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:45:18

In this episode, we discuss a recent recording of Biber's Requiem, two recordings of musical programs from Proust's salons, Lise Davidsen's new recording of Beethoven, Wagner, and Verdi works, and jazz recordings by Stefano Di Battista, Greg Abate and Kenny Barron, and Greg Skaff.   The Adult Music Podcast is featured in: Feedspot's Top 20 Classical Music Podcasts Feedspot's Top 25 Jazz Podcasts   Episode 9 Deezer Playlist   “Biber: Requiem” (Alpha) Freiburger Barockconsort, Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier   “Proust, Le Concert Retrouvé” (Harmonia Mundi) Tanguy de Williencourt (piano), Theotime Langlois de Swart (violin)   “Music From Proust's Salons” (BIS) Steven Isserlis (cello), Connie Shih (piano)   “Lise Davidsen: Beethoven - Wagner – Verdi” (Decca) Lise Davidsen (soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder   “Morricone Stories” (Warner Classics) Stefano Di Battista   “Magic Dance—The Music of Kenny Barron” (Whaling City Sound) Greg Abate   “Polaris” (Smoke Sessions) Greg Skaff    

 "Piazzolla Times Two and a European Jazz Revue" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:36:32

In this episode, we discuss recent recordings of the orchestral music of Hans Rott, two recordings of Astor Piazzolla compositions, and check out some music by European jazz artists from Estonia, Denmark, Italy, and Slovenia.   Episode 8 Deezer Playlist   “Hans Rott: Orchestral Works Volumes 1 & 2” (Capriccio) Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Christopher Ward   “Piazzolla Reflections” (Alpha) Ksenija Sidorova (accordion)   “Piazzolla Stories” (Warner Classics) Lucienne Renaudin Vary (trumpet)   “The Siren” (Eclipse Music) Susanna Aleksandra   “Going Up” (Stunt Records) Snorre Kirk Quartet with Stephen Riley   “Al Gir Dal Bughi” (Parco della Musica Records) Dino Piana   “String Dancers” (Samo Šalamon self release) Samo Šalamon & Hasse Poulsen

 "Soaring Sopranos and Omnipotent Organs" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:32

In this episode, we discuss six recent classical and jazz releases including soprano vocals, classical trumpet and piano works, the new Pat Metheny recording, and some awesome trombone and funky organ.   Episode 7 Deezer Playlist   “Clair-Obscur: Strauss - Berg – Zemlinsky” (Alpha) Sandrine Piau (soprano), Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, Jean-François Verdier   “György Ligeti: The 18 Études” (Hyperion) Danny Driver (piano)   “The Art of the Modern Trumpet Vol. 2” (Naxos) Huw Morgan (trumpet), Rebecca Wilt (piano)   “Road To the Sun” (BMG) Pat Metheny, Jason Vieaux, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet   “Give It All You Got” (Posi-Tone Records) Michael Dease   “I Told You So” (Colemine Records) Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio    

 "Boats! Scooters! Turtlenecks! Music!" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:02

In this episode, we discuss six recent releases including Italian Baroque, classical and jazz female vocals, French brothers and duets, and some interesting album cover art.   Episode 6 Deezer Playlist   "Settecento" (Signum Classics) La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler (director/violin) Tabea Debus (recorders)   "French Duets" (Hyperion) Paul Lewis, Steven Osbourne   "And Love Said…" (Alpha) Jodie Devos (soprano), Nicolas Krüger (piano)   "Tone Poem" (Blue Note) Charles Lloyd and the Marvels   "Come What May" (Club44 Records) Jane Monheit   "Brotherhood" (Jazz and People) Belmondo Quintet  

 "GRAMMY Review and Back to the New" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:57

In this episode, we review the 2021 GRAMMY Award winners in the jazz and classical categories and discuss six recent classical and jazz releases.   2021 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominees List   Episode 5 Deezer Playlist   "J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier,  Book 2 (Excerpts)" (Warner Classics) Piotr Anderszewski   "Schnittke: Works for Violin and Piano" (Deutsche Grammophon) Daniel Hope, Alexey Botvinov   "Paris: Chausson, Prokofiev, Rautavaara" (Deutsche Grammophon) Hilary Hahn, Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique   "Trio" (Le Coq Records) John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Cunliffe   "Play Song" (Fresh Sound Records) The Bobby Shew Sextet   "Playing with Fire" (Mama Records) The Bobby Shew Quintet   "Salsa Caliente" (Mama Records) Bobby Shew   "Tough Baritiones" (Steeple Chase) Ronnie Cuber, Gary Smulyan          

 "The Adult GRAMMY Awards: Classical" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:23:54

In this episode, we discuss the 2021 GRAMMY Awards nominations for the eight classical categories.   2021 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominees List   Episode 4 Deezer Playlist   "Destination Rachmaninov - Arrival" (Deutsche Grammophon) Daniil Trifonov; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)   "Rouse: Symphony No. 5" (Naxos American) Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)   "Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra" (Albany) Richard O'Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)   "Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas" (Chandos) Jean-Efflam Bavouzet          

 "The Adult GRAMMY Awards: Jazz" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:54

In this episode, we discuss the 2021 GRAMMY Awards nominations for the five jazz categories and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, and mention some other 2020 releases deserving recognition.   2021 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominees List   Episode 3 Deezer Playlist   “Data Lords” (ArtistShare) Maria Schneider Orchestra   “Rebirth” (Savant) Ray Mantilla   “El Duelo” (Sunnyside) Diego Urcola Quartet, Paquito D’Rivera   “Bird at 100” (Smoke Sessions Records) Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz   “Shuffle and Deal” (Smoke Sessions Records) Eddie Henderson   “Resonate” (Round Hill) Lettuce

 "Duo by Duo" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:39

In this episode, Mike remembers the movie! We introduce the Adult Music theme and Mike's novel "Extreme Music," and then discuss six recent recordings, four of which happen to be duos. Mike’s novel: “Extreme Music” Order your copy today!   Episode 2 Deezer Playlist   “The Mad Lover” (harmonia mundi) Theotime Langlois de Swarte (violin), Thomas Dunford (lute)   “Haydn 2032, Vol. 9: L'Addio” (Alpha) Sandrine Piau (soprano), Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini   “Plaisirs illuminés” (Alpha) Camerata Bern (chamber ensemble), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Thomas Kaufmann, Marko Milenkovic, Sonja Starke, Suyeon Kang, Sol Gabetta (cello), Käthi Steuriés/1541358563   “Domeniconi: Mandolin Music” (Naxos) Mare Duo   “Afterglow” (Challenge Records) Enrico Pieranunzi (piano), Bert Joris (trumpet)   “Sure Thing” (HighNote Records) David Kikoski (piano), Boris Kozlov (bass)  

 "Hello, world!" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:51

Podcast introduction and discussion of "Vida Breve" by Stephen Hough (Hyperion) and "The Real You" by  Enrico Pieranunzi & Thomas Fonnesbæk (Stunt Records).   Episode 1 Deezer Playlist   "Vida Breve" (Hyperion) Stephen Hough (piano)   "The Real You" (Stunt Records) Enrico Pieranunzi (piano), Thomas Fonnesbæk (bass)


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