Digital Force is a New York-based, full-service digital production company founded by clarinetist Jerome Bunke, who also has a great deal of experience in music production and management. Digital Force handles every aspect of the digital medium including production, engineering, mastering, promotion, marketing, music publishing and printing. They can also reproduce recordings in vinyl format as well. The music catalogue features a diversity of recording styles including Chamber, Latin, Orchestral, Broadway, Rock & Pop, Vocal, Country, Electronic, Contemporary, Jazz, and Gospel music. Their latest release is a double-CD of works performed by the legendary clarinetist, Stanley Drucker, entitled “Heritage Collection From The Vaults (Discs 6-7).” This is the follow-up recording to the initial Heritage Collection set of 5-CDs of live performances by Mr. Drucker released two years ago. The new double-CD set features his most famous recordings that will now be available for the first time on CD. These include the Bartok Contrasts; Debussy Rhapsody; Nielsen Concerto; and Corigliano Concerto. In addition, there are live recordings of works by Spohr, Bliss, and Jacob with soprano Judith Blegen as well as contemporary works by Babbitt, Davidovsky, Weigl and Honneger. I believe this 2-CD set is one of the most important recordings in clarinet history because it documents performances that elevated the technical and artistic levels of clarinet playing over three different decades and made Stanley Drucker a household name among musicians. This CD set, as well as the previous 5-CD set, can be purchased by logging onto:
*Editors Note: I was honored to be asked to interview Stanley regarding this latest recording. The interview served as the basis for the liner notes.