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ESSENTIAL LISTENING FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO UNDERSTAND RAAF HEKKEMA

Andrew Manze – Pandolfi Mealli, violin sonatas
vibrant perfomances of crazy music from the early baroque
Duke Ellington Orchestra – Three Suites
perfect fusion between classical music and jazz. by the Duke & Billy Strayhorn
Zoltán Kocsis – Debussy, Images
breathtaking interpretations of maybe the finest piano music ever written
Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet – Juliet Letters
an almost perfect fusion between a classical chamber group and a pop singer

Sting & Edin Karamazov – Songs from the Labyrinth
the way to deal with pop music from the sixteenth century. just sing it.
Tomita – Debussy, Snowflakes are dancing
exemplary thought-through arrangements for synthesizer (in 1974!). well-informed and utterly beautiful.
Billie Holiday with Ray Ellis & his Orchestra, Last Recording
the strange yet moving voice of Billie Holiday in her last days combined with the buttery orchestral arrangements by Ray Ellis
Billy Preston, That’s the way God planned it
steaming soul with hammond organ
Lowell George, Thanks I’ll eat it here
one of the greatest voices of American Rhythm & Blues
All Elvis Costello records between 1976 and 1990

This list is, and probably will always be, incomplete

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