September evokes many feelings – the back-to-school excitement of fresh notebooks and sharpened pencils, the soothing sensation of crisp mornings and cozy evenings, and a refocusing as the summer’s activities wind down. Carried by this newness of energy comes new music from Navona and Big Round Records, featuring daring string quartet performances, a high-vibe, empowering jazz singing experience, and much more.
SEPTEMBER RELEASES OUT NOW
Very few things are as universally, cross-culturally understood as music. Concert pianist Jeffrey Jacob knows and feels this profoundly. At the heart of his album DREAMERS stands Jacob’s Symphony No. 5, chronicling the emotions of undocumented children growing up in the United States.
Sirius Quartet; Ian Erickson; Marga Richter; Jennifer Castellano; Brian Field; Mari Tamaki
NYC-based Sirius Quartet deftly navigates the peaks and valleys of PLAYING ON THE EDGE, a Navona Records release featuring the genius of five contemporary composers. Experience the risk-taking verve of each moment in this string quartet collection.
Delivering a message of individual empowerment through song, acclaimed vocalist Lela Kaplowitz says that the sole purpose of Big Round Records’ TO ONE is to “bring inner and outer peace and acceptance…through music and positive vibration.”
COMING SEPTEMBER 27
Mark John McEncroe
David William Ross