Welcome to the first monthly new release catalogue that combines all titles offered by [PIAS] America. From exciting albums by ground-breaking rock and pop artists to jazz and classical releases featuring top performers from around the world, this is independent music at its best.
The eclectic style of American indie rock and folk musician Karl Blau incorporates elements of country, R&B, grunge and worldbeat. Blau's latest, Out Her Space, is a gorgeous, languid and tuneful mix of soul, funk, jazz and Afro-pop. Recently signed to Heavenly Recordings, English indie artist Baxter Dury (son of Ian Dury) returns with his fifth album, Prince of Tears. Simon Raymonde, ex Cocteau Twin and co-founder of the superb Bella Union label, returns to the spotlight as part of Lost Horizons – a new collaboration with drummer Richie Thomas. Iconic composer, arranger and producer George Martin (of Beatles fame) is featured on an album of his film music that includes selections from Yellow Submarine, Live and Let Die and The Mission. Jazz releases for November include Lucky Peterson's colorful, bluesy tribute to his mentor, jazz legend Jimmy Smith, recorded for Jazz Village.
Classical titles are headlined by the latest harmonia mundi release from maestro René Jacobs. Continuing his acclaimed Mozart series, Jacobs presents the world première recording of a new reconstruction of Mozart's unfinished Requiem. 2017 Gramophone Artist of the Year Vasily Petrenko is featured on a new Onyx recording of Stravinsky's iconic ballet The Rite of Spring. On SFS Media, The GRAMMY® Award-winning team of Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present a live recording of the complete Schumann symphonies. The extraordinary French label Aparté offers a new recording of Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera-ballet Pygmalion performed by Christophe Rousset and his ensemble Les Talens Lyriques.