• Vangelis Interview

    Vangelis Interview

    Although most now associate the name with the Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks and the score for Carl Sagan’s epic Cosmos TV series, Vangelis’ career as a composer, musician and producer spans more ...
  • Setting up home with Shelby Lynne

    Setting up home with Shelby Lynne

    I recently overstayed my welcome at a dealer event. It was at KJ West One in the heart of London, where Jason the salesperson was busily preparing a Naim Statement versus Constellation Audio Performance demonstration ...
  • Demystifying Mastering (Part 1)

    Demystifying Mastering (Part 1)

    We recently scurried down to deepest, darkest Devon to chew the fat with Simon Heyworth at his beautiful state-of-the-art Super Audio Mastering (SAM) facility. Simon kicked off his audio career in the early-‘70s at Virgin’s ...
  • Flute Fever

    Flute Fever

    Jonathan Horwich continues to select out of the way little masterpieces for well executed reissues on his label International Phonograph. This time around it’s Jeremy Steig’s first album Flute Fever featuring Denny Zeitlin on piano ...
  • Blue Train

    Blue Train

    Does any jazz lover not have a copy of Blue Train? Coltrane’s only Blue Note session as a leader is one of the most iconic jazz titles in existence. I’ve owned several copies for decades ...
  • His Hand in Mine

    His Hand in Mine

    Elvis, like his fellow Sun Records veteran Johnny Cash, had a deep and abiding religious commitment (which did not get in the way of their earthly pleasures!) and love of gospel music. Each of them ...
  • Chet Baker

    Chet Baker

    This third Chet Baker release completes Sam Records’ cycle of his French Barclay Disques sessions recorded between 1955 and 1966. This was the last of Baker’s three record commitment with Barclay and despite the title, ...
  • Warm Your Heart

    Warm Your Heart

    Aaron Neville has one of the most unique and beautiful voices in popular music. A master of R & B and soul, his high vibrato voice and Louisiana roots make him one of the most ...
  • Rickie Lee Jones

    Rickie Lee Jones

    If you’re one of those audiophiles who bemoans the fact that reissue companies seem to keep putting out new copies of music that has been issued over and again, you should probably stop right here. ...
  • Companion

    Companion

    Patricia Barber enjoys a reputation among music lovers and nightclub habitués as a talented performer and arranger. Yet among audiophiles, her name is more often heard in vain because her records receive too much play ...
  • Volume 2

    Volume 2

    Oscar Pettiford is a bass player from the generation prior to that of familiar bop era players such as Blanton and Mingus. Pettiford passed away in 1958 at the age of 37, further lending his ...
  • Foreverly

    Foreverly

    The Everly Brothers’ instantly identifiable close harmony singing helped define 1950’s rock and roll sound. Their smart looking hillbilly style with the combed back hair was an iconic look to youngsters rebelling from their parents’ ...
  • Trio '65

    Trio '65

    Evans’ reputation today is as great as it ever was, almost 34 years after his passing. His best known and loved recordings are the trio recordings on Riverside, which ended after his bass player Scott ...
  • Anyone With A Heart

    Anyone With A Heart

    Finnish pianist Rantala seems to have more breadth than most in the field of contemporary music. His last album, My History of Jazz, a homage to the music that influenced him, could not be more ...

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