Donal Fox: Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project
Donal Fox: Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project Donal Fox's jazz plays upon many traditions

"Fox's band has the Modern Jazz Quartet's poise
and John Coltrane Quartet's power"

Composer/pianist Donal Fox has forged a unique amalgam of jazz, Latin American, and classical music. Past projects have focused on Johann Sebastian Bach, but the centerpiece of Saturday night's Regattabar performance was a jazz suite incorporating the music of Domenico Scarlatti .

Fox was accompanied by vibraphonist Stefon Harris, bassist John Lockwood , and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. This instrumentation inevitably brings the Modern Jazz Quartet to mind, but Fox's band married that group's cool poise with the power and momentum of the John Coltrane Quartet.

The opening number was based on an Astor Piazzolla tango. Rather than presenting the usual string of solos, piano and vibraphone engaged in a fluid, improvisatory dialogue. Lockwood and Carrington's bass and drums provided active but essentially supportive background for the friendly jousting of Fox and Harris.

The second number was Fox's ``Inventions in Blue," which drew from Bach's Two-Part Invention No. 4 in D Minor. It began as a rapid, African-sounding vamp, spelled by lyrical piano chords that floated over the pulsating rhythm. Harris's swinging, bluesy solo was bouyed by Lockwood's walking bass and Carrington's urgent ride cymbal.

By Kevin Lowenthal, Globe Correspondent June 2006
© Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company
Donal Fox: Sound Check Rehearsal at Ozawa Concert Hall, Tang
Donal Fox: Sound Check Rehearsal at Ozawa Concert Hall, Tang Donal Fox at the Boston Symphony Orchestra's (BSO) Ozawa Concert Hall for sound check and rehearsal for his Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project performance at the 2008 Tanglewood Jazz Festival; Donal Fox: Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project with Donal Fox, piano, Christian Scott, trumpet, Warren Wolf, vibraphone, John Lockwood, bass, Terri Lyne Carrington, drums; Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Ozawa Concert Hall, Saturday, August 31, 2008.

Donal Fox Quartet Live: Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project CD, selected in AllAboutJazz for The 10 Best New Jazz Releases for 2008, is available at www.cdbaby.com, Amazon.com, and other various online stores.
VIRGIL FOX Finale from the Sixth Symphony (Vierne)
VIRGIL FOX Finale from the Sixth Symphony (Vierne) "Heavy Organ" (as defined by Virgil Fox) - The reasons why Virgil Fox turned the organ music inside out in the USA. How does this add up? The organ music on this compact disk is ahead of its time by years,yet it is a recording which may well be called historical. A name explains the seemingly incompatible difference: Virgil Fox. Fox was born in 1912 and died on October 25, 1980, after having suffered from cancer for many years. In his time Fox belonged to the pioneers and innovators among the classical musicians in the USA. It was not only in his interpretations of organ literature, explored throughout centuries of performing pratice, that Fox liked to do new things, for he also was very open-minded in all respects of technical development. Virgil Fox turned the organ music inside out in the USA. This did not always bring him praise and recognition. He violated many a rule of the music world and so it happened that he sometimes had too oppose the prejudice that he was, above all, a man of the show business who for the sake of brilliant effects would falsify sublime cultural possessions.
Donal Fox Plays T.J. Anderson Concerto
Donal Fox Plays T.J. Anderson Concerto Second Movement of "Fragments" for Improvised Piano and Orchestra by T.J. Anderson Donal Fox, Piano soloist, William LaRue Jones, conductor The University of Iowa Symphony orchestra. All piano parts written and improvised by Donal Fox World premiere performance at Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City Recorded Live for Iowa Public Television (IPTV), October 25, 2006
Thomas und Patrick Demenga: Solo per due
Thomas und Patrick Demenga: Solo per due Thomas und Patrick Demenga: "Solo per due" by Thomas Demenga Recorded at Jazzclub Moods, Zurich, March 16, 2007 Cameras: Marianne and Juerg Rufer Audio Engineering: Willy Strehler, Klangdach Editing and DVD-Production: Juerg Rufer A Dingo and Fox Production ©2008, Thomas and Patrick Demenga, Barry Guy Thomas Demenga - Cellist and Composer Thomas Demenga, born 1954 in Berne, Switzerland, studied with Walter Grimmer, Antonio Janigro, Leonard Rose and Mstislav Rostropovich, among others. Important chamber-musical influences were Claus Adam, Felix Galimir and Robert Mann at the Juilliard School in New York. As an internationally renowned soloist, composer and teacher, Thomas Demenga counts among the most outstanding cellists and musicians of our time. He has performed at important festivals and musical centres around the globe and shared the stage with fellow musicians such as Heinz Holliger, Gidon Kremer, Thomas Larcher, Paul Meyer, Aurèle Nicolet, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Thomas Zehetmair and Tabea Zimmermann. He works with conductors such as Moshe Atzmon, Myung-Whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Claus Peter Flor, Howard Griffiths, Heinz Holliger, Armon Jordan, Okko Kamu, Mstislav Rostropovich, Dennis Russell Davies, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sándor Végh, Mario Venzago, and Hiroshi Wakasugi. Thomas Demengas artistic work is determined by intensive confron-tation with different historical eras and styles of interpretation and composition. He dedicates himself with particular intensity to ...
Blues on Handel Solo
Blues on Handel Solo Donal Fox: Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project with Donal Fox, piano, Stefon Harris, vibraphone, John Lockwood, bass, Terri Lyne Carrington, drums. Blue Note/Regattabar Jazz Club, June 2006
Americas Got Talent - Jackie Evancho 10 Opera Singer
Americas Got Talent - Jackie Evancho 10 Opera Singer The YouTube.com community picked their favorite Jackie Evancho. She is a young opera singer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and can be compared to Susan Boyle. Now she may look like an average kid, but this child has a set of pipes. The video entry gave an amazing performance that one person commented sounded like an Angel. Looking to be a very young contestant, there is no doubt she might steal the show. Bio Jackie Evancho - 10yrs old - Singer Jackie has a style that is all her own. At ten years old, she possesses an ability that many older artists lack. Her talent and presence captivate all that hear her. Jackie performs with such style and grace that we forget that we are watching/listening to a child. She has been called by a many, a singing prodigy! By Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY When a 10-year-old singer belted out a Puccini aria with the polished voice of someone thrice her age on Tuesday night's episode of America's Got Talent, the "next Susan Boyle!" superlatives flowed across the mediascape. But so did the question: Is Jackie Evancho for real? The precocious soprano, a Pittsburgh-area fourth-grader who auditioned for the NBC show with a YouTube video, wowed the panel with a live performance of O Mio Babbino Caro. But a video clip appears to show that her lips are ever-so-slightly out of sync with the audio. Fremantle, the company that produces AGT and Fox's American Idol, makes contestants available only to local media. But "there was no lip-syncing," says producer Jason Raff. LIFELINE LIVE:More on Jackie, plus see video During rehearsals, "the whole crew was saying it looked like she's lip-syncing," he says. "And on the close-ups, her mouth is moving a different way than the sound coming out. It is weird, but it's just how she sings." The voters embraced her happily: On Wednesday's results show, Evancho advanced to the semifinals. Further testimony to her true talent comes from her track record: Her self-released EP, Prelude to a Dream, has sold around the world, and she has performed with David Foster, sung the national anthem at the Pittsburgh Pirates home opener and appeared on PBS. "She is just truly blessed with a voice that's phenomenal," says classical-crossover composer/conductor Tim Janis, who is including Evancho in his American Christmas Carol show (Dec. 2) at Carnegie Hall. A film producer had alerted Janis to Evancho two years ago, and he put her in one of his Celebrate America specials for the Pittsburgh public television station WQED. "Jackie just stood out and shined," he says. Her voice "totally captivated me and sent me to a place that was uplifting and inspiring." Even if listeners don't know that it's a child singing, "the voice stands on its own. It's a big sound that fills the room." The reaction recalls the Cinderella story of Boyle, who became an Internet sensation after her Britain's Got Talent appearance and went on to record an album that has sold 9 million copies worldwide. Evancho trains with at least two vocal coaches, which is essential at her age "to make sure you don't abuse the gift," Janis says. "A young vocalist is in the process of developing those muscles, and you don't overdo it." He won't speculate whether Evancho, who sings both pop and classical, will choose one specialty. "She has a rare gift to speak to many hearts. In my mind, the classical setting is a really nice match for her voice. But someone who doesn't follow that genre can still appreciate the beauty. "Whatever she picks, she will do well." http://www.JackieEvancho.co http://www.JacquelineEvancho.co http://www.JacquelineMarieEvancho.com
Pachelbel's canon in D Major - Romantic Modernized Version
Pachelbel's canon in D Major - Romantic Modernized Version This is one of the most popular compositions in the classical world which was composed during the baroque era in the 1680's by Johann Pachelbel. Performed by the Slovak Chamber Orchestra. This is a non-HIP(Historically Informed Piece) adaptation of the Canon, which means this is NOT the original "version" of the piece, as Pachelbel composed it. If you're looking after a good HIP performance, I suggest listening to Musica Antiqua Köln's, that can be found under "Video Responses". Highly recommended, enjoy! You can find the mp3 here: www.megaupload.com I've uploaded the file again to RapidShare: rapidshare.com Sheets: www.sheetmusicfox.com
Antonio Vivaldi "La Folia" - Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra/Jean
Antonio Vivaldi "La Folia" - Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra/Jean The folia is an ancient dance from Portugal, where young girls engaged in the "folly" of a wild dance of abandonment. The Folia dance traditionally gets faster and wilder toward the end. This arrangement by Jeannette Sorrell is a concerto grosso, after Vivaldi's triosonata La Folia. Cynthia Roberts and Julie Andrijeski, violini principali Rene Schiffer, continuo cello Miho Hashizume, Johanna Novom, Carrie Krause, Emi Tanabe, Adriane Post, violini ripieni Karina Fox, Kristen Linfante, viola Mime Y. Brinkmann, cello Sue Yelanjian, contrabass Christa Patton, baroque harp William Simms, baroque guitar Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord/direction Highlights from the Feb. 2008 performance for WVIZ-PBS studios, Cleveland, Ohio. Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra, Jeannette Sorrell, director. www.apollosfire.org
Viennese Waltz (dance ft on Dancing With the Stars and Blue Danube )
Viennese Waltz (dance ft on Dancing With the Stars and Blue Danube ) Strauss Waltzes is a part of an exclusive series that features short version classics themes from movies, television dance shows, classical, music video clips medley and variations of Argentine Tango, Viennese waltz, disco, rumba, Cha-cha, Swing, Foxtrot, Jive, Lambada, Bolero, Two-step, Quick Step and others. Recently featured as the Royal Wedding Waltz danced by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel Westling . Waltzes were featured on shows such as Dancing With the Stars DWTS 2011 season 11 episode w/ Brandy, Margaret Cho, Jennifer Grey, Florence Henderson Audrina Patridge Bristol Palin, Michael Bolton, Rick Fox, Andre Rieu , David Hasselhoff, Kyle Massey, Mike The Situation Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya, Lacey Schwimmer, JR Martinez, Karina Smirnoff , Kym Johnson, Dovolani, Derek Hough, Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke; figure skating ( Yu-Na Kim, Michelle Kwan; Die Fledermaus) the international Superstars of Dance preview / NBC (w/ Nigel Lithgoe, Michael Flatley ); Romeo and Juliet, SoYou Think You Can Dance ( Simon Fuller , Nigel Lithgoe , Barry Adelman / Dick Clark Productions ) Curb Your Enthusiasm w/ Larry David. The Blue Danube Waltz was featured in the movie soundtrack of Titanic ( James Cameron /with Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher, Victor Garber, Gloria Stuart ) Roxanne w/ Steve Martin (The Jerk, King Tut , Father of the Bride , snl comedy, The Crow) Daryl Hannah, Damon Wayans , Kevin Nealon) the television show ...