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A Gershwin Celebration  SL10044 A Gershwin Celebration
Moscow Philharmonic
Dmitri Kitayenko
A Tale Of Two Cities: Music for Winds and Percussion  SLS-22 A Tale Of Two Cities: Music for Winds and Percussion
Moscow Philharmonic
Chicago Symphony Winds

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This music constitutes Brahms' most important contribution to the piano literature. A lifelong Brahmsian, Mayorga plays these pieces with an orchestral approach that is direct and personal. Sheffield's piano recording is warm, intimate and immediate. Produced and engineered by Greg Steele.
Earth Chants  SL10049 Earth Chants
Santa Barbara High School Madrigal Singers
Phyllis Zimmerman
Gare Du Nord  SL10088 Gare Du Nord
Madalyn Parnas, violin
Cicely Parnas, cello
duo parnas’ second recording is a collection of fascinating and rarely-heard violin/cello duos written by 20th century composers each with a “Parisian Influence”.
Guitar Pleasures  SLS-16 Guitar Pleasures
Sequoia String Quartet
Michael Newman

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Harry James & His Big Band  SL10057G Harry James & His Big Band
Harry James and His Big Band
I've Got The Music In Me  SL10076G I've Got The Music In Me
Thelma Houston & Pressure Cooker
James Newton Howard & Friends  SL10078 James Newton Howard & Friends
James Newton Howard
David Paich, Keyboards
Steve Porcaro, Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro, Drums
Joe Porcaro, Percussion
This is a Sheffield landmark recording of keyboardist/composer James Newton Howard and his friends from the group "Toto" (James Newton Howard, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, keyboards; Jeff Porcaro, drums; Joe Porcaro, percussion) in original compositions for synthesizers and percussion. The music is sophisticated rock with jazz flavor, energetic and fresh. Produced and engineered by Bill Schnee.
This unedited, live recording will test the mettle of any sound system - not to mention the good will of neighbors. - LA TIMES

**CAUTION** This disc contains music of extraordinarily wide dynamic range, encompassing long passages at the threshold of audibility that build to levels of extreme intensity.
The recordings, which raised the audiophile recording industry to high profile status, are presented in this 2-CD set, containing the three Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues albums from 1968, 1972, and 1973. All three have been Mastered from Analogue Disc Originals by Seth Winner. Volume I (formerly Sheffield S9) appears for the first time on Compact Disc. Deluxe colorful packaging includes technical and session photos, as well as historical notes.
This recording, originally a live, unedited, direct-to-disc concert performance, is a dramatically beautiful piano recording, engineered by the late Doug Sax (1936-2015). Sax was known for his minimalist, classical approach to recording, with the emphasis on critical microphone placement in a fine acoustical environment.
Matter of Time  SL10060 Matter of Time
Michael Allen Harrison
My Disc  SL10508 My Disc
Various Artists
For critical evaluation of audio components, listening environments and your critical listening ability.
Parnas Double  SL10082 Parnas Double
Madalyn Parnas, violin
Cicely Parnas, cello
This debut recording for the Parnas Duo, Madalyn Parnas, violin and Cicely Parnas, cello, features well-known and well-loved staples of the 20th Century and a few delightful discoveries. Duos by Kodaly and Ravel, the giants of this sparse repertoire, are obviously included. But you may consider adding the Tcherepnin Duo written in 1932 to this short list after hearing this enchanting and often beautifully lyrical piece with its driving folk dance rhythms and energy. The romantic Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia and a truly charismatic string duet by Jonah Thomas composed before and after the 20th century respectively, complete the listening adventure.
Passions  SL10058 Passions
Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo
A fresh and brilliant recording of a cornerstone of romantic piano literature, the Twenty-four Preludes of Frederic Chopin. These compositions explore the full range of the composer's musical and emotional palette, inspiring Franz Liszt to call them "poetic preludes, like those of a great contemporary poet." The preludes are supplemented by Brahms' last opus for piano and three pieces by Prokofiev: a waltz from his opera "War and Peace" and the contradance and waltz from the motion picture, "Lermontov."
Road To Joy  SL10059 Road To Joy
Freeway Philharmonic
Sonic Detour  SL10050 Sonic Detour
Freeway Philharmonic
Singer songwriter Amanda McBroom with pianist/arranger/conductor Lincoln Mayorga. Two complete albums on one CD.
The Art of Fuguing  SL10047G The Art of Fuguing
Lukas Foss
The Sheffield Ensemble
This extensive collection of songs by the most important songwriter of this century, Irving Berlin, commemorates his 100th birthday. Pop singer Margie Gibson is featured with the jazz trio arrangements of Lincoln Mayorga.
The King James Version  SL10068 The King James Version
Harry James and His Big Band
The Leinsdorf Sessions, Vol. I  SL10043G The Leinsdorf Sessions, Vol. I
Erich Leinsdorf
LA Philharmonic
The Leinsdorf Sessions, Vol. II  SL10052G The Leinsdorf Sessions, Vol. II
Erich Leinsdorf
LA Philharmonic
The Moscow Sessions Complete (3 disc set)  SL10025-26-27 The Moscow Sessions Complete (3 disc set)
Lawrence Leighton Smith
Dmitri Kitayenko
the name is MAKOWICZ (ma-KO-vitch)  SL10084 the name is MAKOWICZ (ma-KO-vitch)
Phil Woods
Adam Makowicz
Marc Johnson, acoustic bass
Gene Estes, percussion
Bill Goodwin, drums
This recording was made with all-tube electronics designed and built by Sheffield Lab. A single-point stereo microphone was used to achieve a natural acoustic perspective. This technique, requiring a musical performance that is naturally balanced to the ear, allows us to capture the full wealth of ambient information, the physical placement of the musicians, as well as the depth and spaciousness of the recording hall. All of the Sheffield Lab classical recordings have used this single-point microphone technique; however, this is the first time we have used this method on a recording of contemporary music. ---DOUG SAX
For component testing, demonstration and evaluation of sound systems.
THE USUAL SUSPECTS represents a cross section of a vital music community, the top music professionals of the Los Angeles recording industry in full creative flower. Producer Jeff Weber has assembled an astonishing array of composing and performing talent in an exciting and varied program containing compelling vocals and high powered instrumentals. The recording was mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Al Schmidt. Al is a fifty year veteran who continues to be at the forefront of the industry, working with Diana Krall, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Steely Dan, and other prominent artists of our time. Here is the great sound and the unique musical lineup of THE USUAL SUSPECTS, all guilty as charged!
up-front  SL10033 up-front
The Power of Seven
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