Noteworthy new additions to our music collection.
3 a.m. Waltz
The Faux Frenchmen (best band name in jazz) are Brian Lovely, George Cunningham, Don Aren, and Paul Patterson. Together they have over 100 years of musical experience to include recording and playing with bands in and outside of Cincinnati, Playhouse in the Park, the Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and the Jazz at Chautauqua Festival in New York. Songs on 3 a.m. Waltz are both whimsical and elegant. They give a contemporary jolt to gypsy jazz that makes Django Reinhardt smile from above. The musicians’ rendition of “Stardust” might be one of the best recorded in the last 80 years – certainly better than any tune from a Woody Allen soundtrack. Judge for yourself and then catch them live every Wednesday from 7:30-10:00 p.m. at La Poste in Clifton.
A Very Special Christmas: The Story and the Music
Along with sharing the story behind 25 years of star-studded holiday albums, this collection features some of the most recognizable holiday performances in modern pop history including U2's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."
Mad Men Christmas: Music from and Inspired by the Hit AMC TV Series
Settle around the fireplace this holiday season with a collection of music from and inspired by AMC's Emmy Award winning drama. Included is a remix of Zou Bisou Bisou, which is performed by actress Jessica Pare.
Picture You Staring
Tops is a four-piece band from Montreal, equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop. The new record is a lush array of timelessly crafted songs. Singer Jane Penny gives a new voice to the silent girl at the edge of the circle, disillusioned but honest and unpretentious, a tone complemented by David Carriere's seamless guitar playing and the measured drumming of Riley Fleck. The album contains twelve examples of pop craftsmanship that will reward repeat listeners.
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