James Romig – Still (CD Review)

James Romig Still Ashlee Mack, piano New World Records 80802 Composer James Romig has spent the past twenty years cultivating a body of work that embodies both rigorous structuring and a wide-ranging gestural palette. As is explained in Bruce Quaglia’s excellent liner notes for Romig’s first New World CD, Still, there is good reason forContinue reading “James Romig – Still (CD Review)”

Khasma Duo Plays Romig (CD review)

Time Seems to Pass James Romig Khasma Piano Duo: Ashlee Mack, Katherine Palumbo, pianos Parallax Music Press CD/Download   Composer James Romig’s piano duo work Time Seems to Pass, a nearly forty-minute opus commissioned and performed by Khasma Piano Duo (Ashlee Mack and Katherine Palumbo), is something of a turning point in his work. InContinue reading “Khasma Duo Plays Romig (CD review)”

Zodiac Trio (CD Review)

Dreamtime Zodiac Trio Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet Vanessa Mollard, violin Riko Higuma, piano Blue Griffin Records CD/download Formed at Manhattan School of Music in 2006, the Zodiac Trio have been ambitious in their commissioning projects. Joined by guest cellist Ariel Barnes, on their second album Dreamtime they tackle a program consisting entirely of 21st century music. The CD features two substantial commissioned works: Lamentations, by RichardContinue reading “Zodiac Trio (CD Review)”