Anthony has returned this time with a hard rocking blues masterpiece! Fans of the power trio sound will love the heavy guitar and amazing solo's that seem to make there way into every song! Starting off with Turn It Up the mood is set with what will be one of the bluesman's best CD's in years! Gomes blues fans will not be disappointed as he gets his blues on with such songs as Whiskey Train and The Blues Ain't The Blues No More! Clearly Anthony is "BETTER THAN BACK" with this high energy CD!
Naxos’ exciting and important American Classics series now includes music of the present day, in this case three recent works by Philip Glass. The Violin Concerto, a work that (surprisingly) adheres to classical conventions, lures us in with beautiful, seductive harmonies. Glass relies both on his trademark arpeggiated technique (sounding in the first movement somewhat like Vivaldi’s “Winter” concerto) and on his favorite harmonic progressions to suggest a sustained melodic line. In the first two movements Glass’ carefully timed harmonic and rhythmic shifts keep you in a happy daze. He breaks the mood in the finale, however, leaving the soloist to practice arpeggios at length until the quiet, serene coda steals in. Adele Anthony, who plays with the kind of skill and grace we would expect in a Mozart concerto, brings off Glass’ work with consummate, convincing musicianship. Company (music for Becket’s prose) for string orchestra is in four movements, characterized by stimulating changes in time signature and rhythm.