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Glenn Gould on Bach, The Wallflowers, John Coltrane

Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations; A reissued masterpiece from John Coltrane; New Orleans meets Brazil in the work of Tom McDermott; A Bossa Nova tribute by Ryuichi Sakamoto; Afghani fusion from Kabul Workshop; and the Wallflowers' Red Letter Days.

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Glenn Gould on Bach, The Wallflowers, John Coltrane

Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Nearly 30 years after Glenn Gould recorded the Goldberg Variations, he went back into the studio to do it again. This release features both the 1955 version and the 1981 take, which was released shortly before Gould's death.


Widely considered to be his greatest recording, A Love Supreme was Coltrane's musical celebration of the grace of God.


Tom McDermott pairs with Evan Christopher for this collection of tangos, rags, choros, waltzes and a little jazz.

O Amor em Paz

Pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto pays tribute to Brazilian Bossa Nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, featuring Jobim's vocalist, Paula Morelenbaum.


It's safe to say music like this would never have made it in a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. On their debut release, Kabul Workshop blend traditional Afghani elements with electric sounds from the West.

When You're on Top

This is the fourth album from the Wallflowers, fronted by Bob Dylan's son, Jakob Dylan.

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