New CDs August 2015

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of August. We'll be updating this page at the start of every month. Simply click on the covers to place a hold on the CD of your choice.

             

Beatnik Jazz Anthology 

 

Beatnik Jazz Anthology
Various Artists

A unique retrospective, including Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus and many more

 

Britten and Barber Piano Concertos - Elizabeth Joy Roe

 

Britten and Barber Piano Concertos – Nocturnes
Elizabeth Roe   
       

Two of the 20th Century’s greatest piano concertos

 

Carrie and Lowell - Sufjan Stevens

 

Carrie and Lowell
Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan’s masterpiece, a folk album of considerable pain and beauty

 

Duets Re-working the Catalogue - Van Morrison

 

Duets Reworking the Catalogue
Van Morrison

A roll-call of musical talent help Van Morrison reimagine some of his lesser known songs

             

 Essential Orchestral Favourites - Jean Sibelius

 

Essential Orchestral Favourites
Jean Sibelius

Special release to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’ birth
 

French Violin Sonatas - Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe

 

French Violin Sonatas
Tasmin Little

A well-constructed and enticing recital from Tasmin Little (violin) and Martin Roscoe (piano)

 

Gabriel's Message - The Renaissance Players

 

Gabriel’s Message
The Renaissance Players

This haunting music is played on replicas of ancient instruments

 

Gracetown - San Cisco

 

Gracetown
San Cisco

Way different from their first album, but if you like Indie you’ll love this

             

Happy Birthday Tour - Nana Mouskouri 

 

Happy Birthday Tour
Nana Mouskouri

A celebration of her long career with some of her favourite songs

 

In a Time Lapse - Ludovico Einaudi

 

In a Time Lapse
Ludovico Einaudi

Contemporary classical, incorporating baroque and Italian folk music

 

Live From Japan - Johnny Winter

 

Live from Japan
Johnny Winter

The late, great Johnny Winter, master of hard rockin’ blues, on his last tour in 2014

 

No Leavin Texas 1968-82 - Jerry Jeff Walker

 

No Leavin Texas 1968-82
Jerry Jeff Walker

Progressive Country icon who penned Mr Bojangles
             

No Pier Pressure - Brian Wilson

 

No Pier Pressure
Brian Wilson

Maybe not as ground-breaking as Pet Sounds, but a very good album with complex melodies that only Brian Wilson could write

 

Privateering - Mark Knopfler

 

Privateering
Mark Knopfler

This double album is an extraordinary achievement of storytelling, complementing Knopfler’s sublime guitar playing

 

 Shadow and Light - John Doyle

 

Shadow and Light
John Doyle

Doyle adds an American Folk and Bluegrass flavour to Irish stories
 

Sings - Angelique Kidjo

 

Sings
Angelique Kidjo

A beautiful blend of European classical music tradition and the rhythmic excitement of Africa

             

Sunnyholt - Perry Keyes

 

Sunnyholt
Perry Keyes

An ambitious concept album about working-class Australia, in the mould of Dylan and Springsteen

 

Symphony No 12 - Heitor Villa-Lobos

 

Symphony No 12
Heitor Villa-Lobos

Uniquely Brazilian classical music, conducted by Isaac Karabtchevsky

 

That Cat was Clean - The Mod Side of Jazz - various artists

 

That Cat Was Clean – the Mod Side of Jazz
Various Artists

If you enjoy 60s Soul and R&B then this jazz album is for you

 

The Father of Bluegrass - Bill Monroe

 

The Father of Bluegrass
Bill Monroe

Monroe, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, was the undisputed father of Bluegrass music

 

Looking for more free music?

 

• Try Freegal on our Downloads and Streaming page

 

• You can also check out the new items in our catalogue at any time using the sliding display at the top of our Online Catalogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

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