Month: December 2020

Yes… No… Maybe… Is Colored Vinyl Really That Bad? Part 2

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Every now and again an audio-centric person on social media raises the specter of hatred towards the much beleaguered — and...

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Yes… No… Maybe… Is Colored Vinyl Really That Bad? Part 1

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Every now and again an audio-centric person on social media raises the specter of hatred towards the much beleaguered — and...

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A Holiday Playlist For You

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Some of you know that among the many music sub-genres I collect, holiday recordings are one of the most fun niches for me.  My...

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What If There Were One Set of Audio and Music Rules?

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I tend to enjoy home improvement shows. I particularly like the ones showing the construction phase and how homes are built. Builders on...

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Why You Need To Hear Monty Alexander’s Love You Madly

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On the last Record Store Day event of 2020, several fascinating archival jazz releases were issued which I previewed (click here to read...

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High Resolution Streaming McCartney III on Qobuz and Tidal

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Initially I wasn’t entirely sure about how to approach reviewing Sir Paul McCartney’s new album. But I realized recently that I had...

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Best of 2020: All You Need Is Love and Music!

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It feels like we’re in a sort of home stretch getting through this year. 2020 has been such a strange and unsettling time.  Besides...

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Orange Sunset: Funky Soul Jazz Essentials From The Jazz Dispensary

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One of the more fun Record Store Day releases this year is an album called Orange Sunset issued by Craft Recordings’ wonderful Jazz...

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Jackie McLean’s “It’s Time!” On Blue Note Tone Poet Vinyl vs. Original

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This kind of review is hard, pitting a vintage recording from 50 years ago against a new reissue.  There are so many reasons why the...

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Is There A Split Brewing in High Performance Audio?

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When I look over the landscape of our beloved hobby these days, I get the pervasive feeling there is a schism brewing between the historic...

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Bill Evans Live at Ronnie Scott’s

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One of the big surprises from the third Record Store Day celebration this year came from the good folks at Resonance Records: a previously...

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Elton John’s Jewel Box Part I : The B-Sides

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In the universe of record collecting, there has long been a need for a well thought through and curated collection which presents a good...

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Esoteric Recordings Makes Good On Chris Squire Surround Mix In New Blu-ray

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Esoteric Recordings Delivers On Chris Squire Surround Mix Blu-ray

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New Music

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Ashley Lockheed & Chris Rottmayer – “So In Love” Timucua Arts Foundation Vocalist, bandleader and recording artist Ashley...

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