Here are some classical records that have been exciting us recently. Some are brand-new, some have been on the site for awhile, but we stand 100 percent behind all of them, and we hope you love them as much as we do.
BMOP and Bermel get busy with several generations and cultures’ worth of music:
Derek Bermel is a composer, a clarinetist as comfortable with improvisation as notation, the leader of the funk-rock outfit Tonk and a keyboardist/singer who leads a band called Peace By Piece. Now in his early 40’s, Bermel has found a way to weave together all the disparate threads of his musical life into something that does not sound forced or like a pastiche.