• Sleeper

    Sleeper

    This release has been ‘resting’ in the ECM vaults ever since it was recorded live in 1979 in Tokyo by Jarrett and his European quartet. This group recorded four albums between ’74 and ’79 but ...
  • Polska

    Polska

    Pianist Leszek Mozdzer plays to stadium sized crowds in his native Poland. Here he plays with Lars Danielsson on cello and bass, and percussionist/singer Zohar Fresco, a trio that has been together for ten years. ...
  • Cobra Fakir

    Cobra Fakir

    How do you make something new when you have been working together for over thirty years and are in a niche that has, in many ways been and gone, in terms of broad appeal? Miriodor ...
  • Fringe Magnetic

    Fringe Magnetic

    Fringe Magnetic is a 12 strong ensemble led by trumpet player and composer Rory Simmons, a musician who has worked with Jamie Cullum and Bat for Lashes among others. Yet neither of those names are ...
  • Miami Pop Festival

    Miami Pop Festival

    This recording from 1968 captures Hendrix in ferocious form, his use of feedback is merciless and the power he unleashes is by any standards totally epic. It opens with two minutes of howling guitar which ...
  • Come Closer and I'll Tell You

    Come Closer and I'll Tell You

    A nice bit of absract impressionism from Sweden; touches of Can in the drums, and a cinematic feel in the spacious but dynamic soundscapes. Astro Sonic are Erlend Slettevoll on synths, Rune Nergaard, bass, and ...
  • A Swingin' Affair

    A Swingin' Affair

    Gordon’s 1962 Blue Note release, recorded only a couple days after his classic Go! is one of the greatest jazz releases of all time. It’s Gordon at the height of his powers, playing in a ...
  • Vinyl goes from strength to strength

    Vinyl goes from strength to strength

    On the second of January every year, the BPI (the British Phonographic Industry, basically the RIAA of the United Kingdom) and the Official Charts Company releases details of music sales performance in the previous year. ...
  • 24 bits of Christmas, with love from Linn

    24 bits of Christmas, with love from Linn

    From the Linn Records press release: Enjoy the gift of free high-resolution music this Christmas Award-winning record label and high quality music systems manufacturer, Linn, have announced their special gift to music lovers this Christmas. ...
  • Every Home Should Have One Special

    Every Home Should Have One Special

    When it comes to re-issuing collectable records in super-duper, 180g ‘audiophile’ pressings, there’s no escaping the degree of cynicism that infects the process. As each re-issue label grows in size and popularity, it starts an ...
  • One Fine Evening...

    One Fine Evening...

    On a wet and windy Friday in late November, the day after Thanksgiving, Edinburgh's premier audio and video supplier, Loud & Clear, along with digitalmeister general dCS, made recorded music wonderful again. Playing to an ...

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