Noteworthy Sheet Music is pleased to offer a small selection of compact discs for sale; these CDs were recorded by musicians with whom NSM has had a long-standing affiliation and whose compositions and/or arrangements we have published. To order one or more copies of these CDs, please use the Noteworthy Sheet Music Contact Us form to let us know which CD(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and shipping address. We will then send you a PayPal invoice for the sale, including a $4.99 shipping and handling fee for US orders. Once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), we will ship your CD(s) to the address provided, for expected delivery in 7-10 days. Please note that due to high international shipping rates, the shipping and handling fee is $14.99 for orders outside the USA.
|A Rite for All Souls||The Mark Harvey Group|
Peter H. Bloom, flutes; Larry Carsman, guitar; Billy Novik, saxophone & clarinet; Mimi Rabson, violin; Ricardo Monzon, percussion; Todd Baker, bass
|Exuberant Ellingtonia, Flute & Piano Sessions||Bloom/Funkhouser Duo|
D.C. Hall’s New Concert and Quadrille Band
|Faces of Souls||Aardvark Jazz Orchestra|
Ensemble Chaconne with Pamela Dellal
|Tea-Time Classics||Robin Chudy, harp and Peter H. Bloom, flute|
A Rite for All Souls
The Mark Harvey Group
Americas Musicworks CD $19.97
The Mark Harvey Group’s A Rite for All Souls (available July 17, 2020 via Americas Musicworks) is a powerful and important historic recording. It reaches across nearly 50 years from a time of great social turbulence in the US to deliver a message of urgency, compassion and healing that resonates today.
Mark Harvey, best known as the creative force behind Boston’s famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, has been a jazz activist, Methodist minister, trumpeter, and uncompromising explorer of new sonic territories for decades. His early quartet, featuring renowned woodwind player Peter H. Bloom and percussionists Craig Ellis and Michael Standish, takes listeners on an epic journey of discovery during a fully improvised 90-minute concert that encompasses serenity and turmoil, ravishing sounds and silence, poetry and melody.
A Rite for All Souls is a long-lost concert recording, never previously heard. The two-CD set presents a single unedited performance by The Mark Harvey Group from October 31, 1971 in the sanctuary of Boston’s Old West Church. The original reel-to-reel recording was re-discovered in 2018 and digitally re-mastered for release in 2020 on the Americas Musicworks label.
When The Mark Harvey Group performed A Rite for All Souls in 1971, they were mourning, protesting, and commemorating the tragic losses of the Vietnam war, and the lives lost or threatened by poverty, discrimination, and inequality. Their music was a celebration and meditation, honoring souls departed and souls surviving during that turbulent time in American culture. Today, we find ourselves in another dark and tumultuous time. A Rite for All Souls speaks for all of us, as we share outrage and compassion, sorrow and remembrance, spiritual healing and the rediscovery of a common humanity.
“Unfolding free form improvisations, ever new and bold aural landscapes” - The Boston Globe
“Most important is the level of exploration from calm to sweetly cacophonous as led by Harvey’s trumpet and Peter Bloom’s tenor sax. - The Vinyl District
Click to read Music Zoom's review, translated from the original Italian, re-posted on the NSM website. The CD has also received excellent reviews by Donald Elfman in The New York City Jazz Record, July 2020, by Troy Dostert in AllAboutJazz, and by Félix Amador in jazz ese ruido.
Check out a 2-minute video preview of the CD or view a video of the August 9, 2020 Zoom interview event with Mark Harvey and Peter H. Bloom talking about A Rite for All Souls with distinguished jazz writer Bob Blumenthal.
To order the A Rite for All Souls two-CD set from Noteworthy Sheet Music for $19.97, please use the Noteworthy Sheet Music Contact Us form to let us know which CD(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and shipping address. For orders shipping to addresses in the USA, a $4.99 shipping and handling fee will be added; for international orders shipping outside the USA, the fee is $14.99. We will send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), Americas Musicworks will ship your CD(s) to the address provided, for delivery in 7-10 days.
Amoroso: The Heartbeat of Brazil
Peter H. Bloom (flute, alto flute, bass flute and piccolo) and Larry Carsman (guitar), with guest artists Tod Baker (bass), Ricardo Monson (percussion), Billy Novick (saxophone, clarinet), & Miriam Rabson (violin)
Boston Musicworks CD $14.97
Amoroso celebrates the exotic legacy of the Brazilian chorino. Works by such venerated composers as Waldyr Azevedo, Ernesto Nazareth and Pixinguinha evoke the heat of the equatorial sun, the steamy cover of rainforest, and the pulsing rhythm of the ocean. The CD is a luscious and stirring collection of Brazilian chorinos infused with the musical tongues of Africa, South America and the Western Mediterranean.
“lush, romantic and thrilling...captures the magic of Brazil” —Wilson Melo, Reuters, San Paulo
Amoroso features a star-studded cast of musicians:
Peter H. Bloom, flutes, concertizes in the U.S. and abroad, and is featured on more than 40 recordings. He is a veteran with the world-renowned Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (44th season) and has appeared with jazz luminaries Charles Neville, Jaki Byard, Sheila Jordan, Geri Allen, Mark Harvey, and others. All About Jazz praised his “hip, jazzy flute work,” while Jazz Improv hailed his “exquisite melody,” and Arts Fuse wrote, “His solos on flute and amplified flute are always highlights of a performance.”
Larry Carsman, guitar, has performed blues, calypso, reggae, classical, jazz and swing, from the concert halls of Boston to the nightclubs of Detroit to the pubs and posh hotels of the Caribbean. He was lead guitarist and co-founder of the James Montgomery Blues Band, and has appeared with legend Bonnie Raitt and Boston's famed Bo Winiker Orchestra, among others.
Billy Novick, saxophone & clarinet, has toured North America, Europe and Asia, and has made spotlight appearances at numerous jazz festivals, including the Kool, Newport, Edinburgh, Brecon (Wales), Marsiac (France), and Breda (Netherlands). He has released 17 albums as leader or co-leader, and appears as a sideman on more than 250 recordings. The Washington Post praised his “velvety jazz,” while Downbeat hailed his "sincerity...elegance…a lovely celebration of tunefulness.”
Mimi Rabson, violin, praised for “great chops and an attitude to match” (The Washington Post), has recorded with Itzhak Perlman and performed with the New England Ragtime Ensemble, the Klezmatics, Deborah Henson-Conant, and the Pablo Ablanedo Octet. She has appeared at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Wolf Trap, the Place des Arts in Montreal, and other venues. She teaches at Berklee College of Music.
Ricardo Monzon, percussion, has performed with the Boston Pops, Aretha Franklin, Mario Frangoulis, Donna Summer, Stanley Clark, Lenny White, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, the Greg Hopkins Big Band, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Guatemala, to name a few. A sought-after studio musician, Ricardo can be heard on the Grammy nominated “Latin Album” with the Boston Pops. He teaches at Berklee College of Music.
Todd Baker, bass, played for two years with The Artie Shaw Orchestra and led bands on the Carnival Cruise Lines. He has played with Rosemary Clooney, Cab Calloway, The Four Freshman, and The Woody Herman Band, among others.
Amoroso: The Heartbeat of Brazil
To listen to audio clips of selected tracks, click on the mp3 icons beside the titles. Total playing time: 54:27.
1. Andre De Sapato Novo, André Victor Corrêa (2:58)
2. Madrigal, Waldyr Azevedo (4:31)
3. Brejeiro, Ernesto Nazareth (2:59)
4. Amoroso, Anibal A. Sardinha (6:15)
5. Curare, Alberto de Castro Simões da Silva (Bororó) (3:32)
6. Pedachinhos Do Céu, Waldyr Azevedo (3:09)
7. Seresta/Sentido/Seresta, Waldyr Azevedo (5:50)
8. Flor Do Cerrado/Hora de Sonhar, Waldyr Azevedo (4:50)
9. Segura Ele, Pixinguinha and Benedito Lacerda (3:13)
10. Bicho Carpentiero, A. Reale (3:42)
11. Chara, Baden Powell (1:57)
12. Alma, Waldyr Azevedo (3:50)
13. Waldirizando, Waldyr Azevedo (3:53)
14. Fazendo Onda, Waldyr Azevedo (2:52)
To order the Amoroso: The Heartbeat of Brazil CD for $14.97, please use the Noteworthy Sheet Music Contact Us form to let us know which CD(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and shipping address. For orders shipping to addresses in the USA, a $4.99 shipping and handling fee will be added; for international orders shipping outside the USA, the fee is $14.99. We will send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), Americas Musicworks will ship your CD(s) to the address provided, for delivery in 7-10 days.
Exuberant Ellingtonia, Flute & Piano Sessions
Americas Musicworks, AM CD 1597, $14.97
For almost 30 years, flutist Peter H. Bloom and pianist John Funkhouser have been performing together in a variety of venues and ensembles, including the internationally renowned Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. Their virtuosity, creativity and rapport as a jazz duo are on full display in the flute and piano sessions recorded here for Exuberant Ellingtonia. The CD showcases the Bloom/Funkhouser Duo’s vibrant and imaginative interpretations of classics and rarities by Duke Ellington and his extraordinary collaborators. CD liner notes by Mark Harvey provide listeners with a fascinating guide to this stellar recording.
“one of those albums that we know are unique jewels…a work that explores the music of Duke Ellington in an intimate way, with the natural, and at the same time, so eloquent sound of flute and piano” – Félix Amador, Jazz, ese ruido, Spain
'Bloom's incisive flute, conjoined with Funkhouser's jaunty, swinging piano make for a fine partnership, one which brings some serious spark to these tunes…. Whether on the upbeat numbers like "Take the 'A' Train" and "Cottontail" or the more pensive "In a Sentimental Mood" or "Prelude to a Kiss," Bloom and Funkhouser bring characteristic style and brio to their renditions…. And while Bloom's ability to find the delightful mystery at the heart of "Isfahan" is exemplary, he does not shy away from taking it up a notch or two on "Take the 'A' Train," where his nimble solo is both stirring and technically impressive.' – Troy Dostert, AllAboutJazz.com, January 2022
Read another review of the Exuberant Ellingtonia CD in Textura, January 2022.
Bloom has been praised for “exquisite melody” (Jazz Improv), “amazing versatility” (ArtsFuse), and playing that is “wonderfully smoky and mysterious…the varying colors of the flutes provide a rich variety of timbres” (EarRelevant). Funkhouser has been called “masterful…maintaining a delicate balance of power and agility with an instinctive musical sense” (AllAboutJazz.com).
Here’s a list of tunes on the CD:
1. Rockin’ in Rhythm: 4:07. By Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Harry Carney
2. In a Sentimental Mood: 4:07. By Duke Ellington
3. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore: 3:27. By Duke Ellington
4. Caravan: 3:33. By Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington
5. Chelsea Bridge: 3:39. By Billy Strayhorn
6. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart: 3:54. By Duke Ellington
7. Cottontail: 2:18. By Duke Ellington
8. Prelude to a Kiss: 3:28. By Duke Ellington
9. I’m Beginning to See the Light: 3:50. By Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James
10. Sophisticated Lady: 3:12 By Duke Ellington
11. Things Ain’t What They Used to Be: 4:41 By Mercer Ellington
12. Take the “A” Train: 2:46. By Billy Strayhorn
13. Isfahan: 3:24 By Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington
14. Jump for Joy: 3:48. By Duke Ellington
For bios and audio/visual samples, please visit: http://www.americasmusicworks.com/bloom-funkhouser-duo.html
The official release date for the Americas Musicworks Exuberant Ellingtonia CD was January 14, 2022. Unfortunately, the Bloom/Funkhouser Duo “CD Release Tour” scheduled for January 20-30, 2022, through Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, has been postponed due to Covid precautions ... we'll post additional information when the tour has been rescheduled.
To order the Exuberant Ellingtonia, Flute & Piano Sessions CD for $14.97, please use the Noteworthy Sheet Music Contact Us form to let us know which CD(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and shipping address. For orders shipping to addresses in the USA, a $4.99 shipping and handling fee will be added; for international orders shipping outside the USA, the fee is $14.99. We will send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), Americas Musicworks will ship your CD(s) to the address provided, for delivery in 7-10 days.
Faces of Souls
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
Leo Records CD LR 877 $14.97
For more accolades, see Troy Dostert’s review of Faces of Souls in The Free Jazz Collective: https://www.freejazzblog.org/2020/09/aardvark-jazz-orchestra-faces-of-souls.html.
Listen to "Lament for the City" from the Faces of Souls CD on YouTube; this track opens with a lovely flute solo by Peter H. Bloom.
Grand Concert! Dramatic Concert & Ballroom Music Heard in 19th Century America
D.C. Hall’s New Concert and Quadrille Band
Americas Musicworks CD $14.97
Peter H. Bloom, flute and piccolo; Steven Jackson, clarinet; James H. Johnston, violin; Patrick Jordan, viola; Henry Peyrebrune, double bass; and Kevin M'Dermott, tenor soloist.
In this critically acclaimed recording, D.C. Hall's New Concert and Quadrille Band reprises the repertoire, style, and spirit of the illustrious Hall Brothers' Band that were acclaimed from Maine to Louisiana from the late 1840s through the 1870s. The CD transports the listener to 19th-century America with wide-ranging repertoire that was popular at the time: reductions of operatic and symphonic works, chamber works, dramatic scenas, music for theatrical and popular dance, and music hall favorites.
Renowned for exquisite musicianship, vivid performances, and superb research, the new Hall’s Band was awarded The American Musicological Society's Noah Greenberg Award in 1990.
Grand Concert! was recorded on the stage at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, upon the very stage where the original Hall's Brothers' Band concertized. The CD was recorded and edited by legendary award-winning engineer Bud Graham.
“An absolutely first-rate artistic enterprise, irrespective of category” —The Boston Globe
“Clean playing and careful ensemble are the keynote here, and the D.C. Hall Band meets the challenge with precision and spirit.” —Gramophone Magazine
"Mindbendingly wonderful." —John Heiss, New England Conservatory of Music
“One of a kind and very well recorded.” —The Audio Critic Magazine
Grand Concert! Dramatic Concert & Ballroom Music Heard in 19th Century America
To listen to audio clips of selected tracks, click on the mp3 icons beside the titles. Total playing time: 69:38. Note that NSM has published the sheet music for The Wreck of the Hesperus, and an audio clip of that track may be heard by clicking the link in the sheet music listing.
2. The Village Blacksmith, W. H. Weiss, H. W. Longfellow, Arr: M’Dermott (4:47)
4. The Peri Waltzes, G. W. Friedrich (5:54)
6. Romanza Siciliana, C. M. von Weber, Cadenza: A. B. Furstenau, Arr: Jordan (4:34)
7. The Wreck of the Hesperus, J. L. Hatton, Longfellow, Arr: Bloom (8:03)
8. Vivace Assai (from Symphony No. 74 in Eb), F. J. Haydn, Arr: Anon. (early 19th c.) (6:43)
9. I Cannot Sing the Old Songs, ‘Claribel’, Arr: M’Dermott (3:48)
10. Mazurka Polka, “M’ likely J. W. Moore (1:38)
11. Zingara Mazurka, Anon. (1:49)
12. Redowa Waltz, Anon., Arr: Moore (3:10)
13. Wrecker’s Daughter, J. G. von Riess (1:13)
14. Hero’s Quickstep, Henry Schmidt (2:03)
15. Molly Bawn from ‘Il Paddy Whack in Italia’, S. Lover, Arr: M’Dermott (3:59)
16. The Five Steps Waltz, Chr. Nolff, Arr: Johnston (2:47)
17. Goodbye, Sweetheart, Goodbye!, Hatton, Arr: M’Dermott (2:37)
To order the Grand Concert! CD for $14.97, please use the Noteworthy Sheet Music Contact Us form to let us know which CD(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and shipping address. For orders shipping to addresses in the USA, a $4.99 shipping and handling fee will be added; for international orders shipping outside the USA, the fee is $14.99. We will send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), Americas Musicworks will ship your CD(s) to the address provided, for delivery in 7-10 days.