ISOL-8: SubStation Integra

  They tell us ….. The Substation Integra is a true high performance mains conditioning and distribution solution for a complete system. It combines all the features found in our acclaimed flagship SubStation LC and HC together in one high quality chassis. A 20 Amp rated Neutrik latching input connector allows the 16A total capacity to be […]

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JOHN COLTRANE: European Tour 1962 (10 CD Box Set)

We are told: Le Chant du Monde present the second volume of JohnColtrane live in Europe, here compiling together sixconcerts from the 1962 tour – Paris, Stockholm, Helsinki,Copenhagen, Graz and Milan. A superb opportunity for the listener to fully immersethemselves in the work of this greatest of jazz icons, overnumerous versions of the core body […]

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PS Audio: Powered speakers

Paul McGowan writes: …. we visualized how cool it would for the high-end loudspeaker guys to solve one of the biggest issues people have with a high-end system in their homes: taking up too much floor space.  To solve this problem, I challenged them to design speakers to be placed 1 foot away from the […]

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Rutgers University, N.J, April 15th 1969 (2CD)

Recorded live for FM broadcast in the spring of 1969, this superb set captures the legendary jazz drummer putting his band through their paces on a series of incendiary extended tracks. Featuring the young Woody Shaw on trumpet, as well as Carlos Garnett (tenor saxophone), George Cables (piano) and Scotty Holt (bass), it’s presented here […]

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Unmoved by Bach’s St John Passion? Try listening to it in English…

David Temple introduces the first commercial recording in English since Britten’s in 1971 My first St John Passion was in the Barbican in 2011 with Crouch End Festival Chorus. It was in German, and with modern instruments at A=440. Though I was pleased with the performance, I was struck by the lukewarm response from the […]

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Q&A: Slash

  “Slash, 45, was born Saul Hudson in London and raised in England and Los Angeles. He was an original member of the rock band Guns N’ Roses which formed in 1985 and sold 100m albums worldwide. Slash – considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time – left Guns N’ Roses […]

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ISOL-8: Cross Contamination Explained.

They tell us ….. The problem of noise cross contamination through power supply is often overlooked. Reducing its effect can result in significant performance gains for any system. The key point is to understand is that each system component is not blameless and generates significant mains noise itself. In terms of power supply, it is […]

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SPENDOR: SA1 test review

HiFi Choice writes:  “The SA1 might appear to be very costly for such a small loudspeaker, but its superior standard of presentation and sound quality provides ample justification. It’s a fine solution for those seeking high quality with minimal physical intrusion and who are prepared to accept some constraints on maximum loudness.” MORE  

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THE DUDLEY MOORE TRIO: Today (CD)

We are told: • Regardless of the brilliance of Dudley Moore’s celebrated comic partnership with Peter Cook, his marriages and abundant romantic assignations, the relationship which was surely most dear to him was with music. He could pull hilarious classical pastiches – like Beethoven ‘variations on Colonel Bogey’, and Britten’s ‘Little Miss Muffett’ – out of […]

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PETER GREEN: Man of the World DVD

Feature length DVD film, over 140 mins. Including live performance footage of: Oh Well, Albatross, Black Magic Woman, Man of the World, and many more. Over two hours of incredible, honest and under the skin footage shot as a feature and delivering a definitive insight into the life of Peter Green and those that surrounded […]

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Sammy Cahn, Vernon Duke, and Earl Zindars

MORE   Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 816 345 and I’ll see if it fits.  […]

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