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Milk Carton Kids, Monterey (Anti Records, $17.98) – The Milk Carton Kids are Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan; their sweet duet harmonies and acoustic guitars recall the great brother duets, and early Simon & Garfunkel.
Savina Yannatou, Songs From Thessaloniki (ECM Records, $18.98) – Ms Yannatou and her band, Primavera en Salonico (including oud, accordion, violin, ney, and percussion), pay tribute in song to the city influenced by Greeks, Jews, Turks, Bulgarians, Serbs, Armenians, Slav-Macedonians.
Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca, At Home: Live in Marciac (Jazz Village, $18.98) – Ms Diawara, the Malian vocalist teams up with Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, along with a full band.
Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians (Harmonia Mundi, $18.98) – Among the 18 musicians playing marimbas, xylophones, pianos, vibraphones, clarinets and bass clarinets, there parts for four women vocalists—an important component in Steve Reich’s iconic work, written in 1974-1976. There’s a new version played by Ensemble Signal, led by Brad Lubman.
Roomful of Teeth, Render (New Amsterdam Records, $11.99) – Roomful of Teeth are a New York vocal ensemble championing new works and extended vocal techniques. Their 2012 debut self-titled recording included member Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, Partita for 8 Voices. Their new album includes new pieces by Missy Mazzoli, Caleb Burhans, and Brad Wells.
Gramophone’s CDs of the Month
The British classical music magazine Gramophone—which we carry—selects their favorite CD from the dozens they review each month.
The Recording of the Month for May:
Smetana: String Quartets (Supraphon, $19.99) by the Pavel Haas Quartet
The Recording of the Month for April:
Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico: 12 Concertos for Violins and String Orchestra (Channel Classics, 2 CDs, $28.98) by Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque.