Author: Mark Smotroff

Mark Smotroff is a freelance writer and avid music collector who has worked for many years in marketing communications for the consumer electronics, pro audio and video games industries, serving clients including DTS, Sega, Sony, Sharp, AT&T and many others. www.smotroff.com Mark has written for EQ Magazine, Mix Magazine, Goldmine/DISCoveries Magazine, BigPictureBigSound.com, Sound+Vision Magazine, HomeTechTell.com and many others. He is also a musician / composer whose songs have been used in TV shows such as Smallville and Men In Trees as well as films and documentaries. www.ingdom.com Mark is currently rolling out a new musical he's written: www.dialthemusical.com.

Charles Mingus’ Black Saint & The Sinner Lady, 180-gram Acoustic Sounds Re-issue

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Mark Smotroff wonders if it is possible for orchestral-leaning classic jazz to rock?

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Around The World With The Police on Blu-ray

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Mark Smotroff rekindles some ‘70s-’80 pop punk fandom…...

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Listening Report: Ella Fitzgerald At The Hollywood Bowl

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Mark Smotroff sets the wayback machine to appreciate a 21st century release…

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Listening Report: Zappa/Erie Live Boxed Set From Pennsylvania

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Mark Smotroff appreciates an artists’ freedom afforded by playing secondary markets… ...

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Listening Report: Lou Reed’s 1971 RCA Demos

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Mark Smotroff likes hearing the gritty sounds of Lou’s early New York unplugged…...

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Listening Report: Clearmountain & Grundman Rock Stones’ El Mocambo 1977 Vinyl Mix

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Mark Smotroff revels in a much anticipated legendary club concert recording… ...

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Listening Report: Max Roach’s We Insist! Vinyl Reissue

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Mark Smotroff is glad to have Mono and Stereo versions of an important release… ...

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Listening Report: Hermeto Pascoal’s New Live Album Recorded In A Planetarium

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Mark Smotroff hopes more listeners discover a Brazilian artist’s fantastic music…

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