September 16, 2005, Northeim, Germany
Songwriter, Guitarist and Troubadore
September 13, 2005
Guitarist Chris Jones died of lung cancer in the Albert-Schweitzer-Hospital in Northeim, Germany on Tuesday, September 13th 2005. Chris made numerous recordings on German audiophile label Stockfisch Records. He made two albums as the feature artist and worked as a wonderful accompanist with many of the singer/songwriters featured on the label. His work with Sara K on The Nautilus Tour video and her Waterfalls CD are outstanding examples of his ability to empathise with a singer. He visited Melbourne briefly in January 2004 and played some low-key performances. We are deeply saddened by Chris's death but very greatful for the legacy of wonderful music he has left us.
August 10, 2005, San Francisco
Reference Recordings returns.
After a long and expensive legal battle Reference Recordings have been able to recover all of their assets and rights to the label. Their catalogue has also been returned and they will re-commence business in the near future.
Doug MacLeod, Acoustic Bluesman Extraordinaire Toured Australia during August and September, 2005
Virtuoso Canadian Viola da Gamba duo, Les Voix Humaines, visited Australia during March.
Feature artists on ATMA Classique recordings appeared at an intimate concert presented by Blue Medusa Productions at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne on Wednesday, March, 23.
This beautifully presented, intimate concert was well attended and enjoyed by both audience and artists
Les Voix Humaines performed two concerts, and present several workshops, hosted by The Viola da Gamba Society in Sydney on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.
For further information, visit www.avdgs.org.au
Susie Napper and Margaret Little of Les Voix Humaines play as one - controlled, elegant and exquisitely refined. The warm lyrical approach always seems just right, creating a musical meditation that wafts sensuously over the listener.
- Julius Timmerman, Early Music News Sept 2003