Adult Music

Adult Music


Music for the mature mind: Russ and Mike discuss recent classical and jazz releases from their secret mountain lair in Japan. Find something new to listen to each week with complete release info and streaming links to Spotify and Apple Music.

Category: Music Commentary

Podcast Episodes


In this episode, we discuss recordings of “Méditation” (Alpha) by Andreas Staier, “Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphony” (Harmonia Mundi) by Marc-André Hamelin, Nathalie Forget & The Toronto Symphony Orchestra / Gustavo Gimeno, “Hamelin: New Piano Works” (Hyperion) by Marc-André Hamelin, “Face to Face: Vol. 1” (PeeWee!) by The Giorgi Mikadze Trio, “Foundations” (AMP Music & Records) by Geoffrey Dean, and “To The Surface” (Rhythm ‘N’ Flow Records) by Lawrence Fields.


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Fair use disclaimer: Music sample clips are for commentary and educational purposes. We recommend that listeners listen to the complete recordings, all of which are available on streaming services in the links provided. We also suggest that if you enjoy the music, you consider purchasing the CDs or high-quality downloads to support the artists.


“Méditation” (Alpha)

Andreas Staier




“Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphony” (Harmonia Mundi)

Marc-André Hamelin, Nathalie Forget, Toronto Symphony Orchestra / Gustavo Gimeno




“Hamelin: New Piano Works” (Hyperion)

Marc-André Hamelin




“Face to Face: Vol. 1” (PeeWee!) 

Giorgi Mikadze Trio




“Foundations” (AMP Music & Records) 

Geoffrey Dean




“To The Surface” (Rhythm ‘N’ Flow Records) 

Lawrence Fields




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