DSD: Jared Sacks interview

Jason Victor Serinus writes: Some months back, SACD and DSD champion Jared Sacks, founder of Channel Classics, stopped by Casa Bellecci-Serinus in Oakland for an extended chat about the history of his label, recording in DSD, and his new NativeDSD.com download site. I started our conversation by asking Jared to share his history with music […]

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Is it true that Miles Davis liked what Jimi Hendrix was doing and that Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis planned/discussed to record/play together?

ALEX JOHNSTON … Yes. Miles was supposedly introduced to Hendrix’s music by his then-wife, Betty, née Mabry, who was a figure on the counter-cultural scene at the time: a model, a singer, a DJ and a general scenemaker. Betty and Miles’ marriage didn’t last very long. Sources disagree as to why it ended: one version […]

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John Hiatt, Laura Nyro, John Lee Hooker, Emmylou Harris…. – Newport Folk Festival 1989 (3CD)

The Newport Folk Festival takes place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island, a beautiful setting and a favourite of many acts.  This gem saw stunning performances by John Hiatt, Laura Nyro, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, John Lee Hooker, BB King all captured & broadcast by KGNU-FM. Disc 1 01 Radio Intro [0:48] 02 […]

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MUSIC NEWS / TUBBY HAYES: Dancing in the Dark – review by John Fordham

  The Savage-Solveig label devotes itself to the archive of previously unreleased live material by the dazzling British sax star of the 50s and 60s, Edward Brian “Tubby” Hayes. This session finds the bop virtuoso at Nottingham’s Dancing Slipper club (a favourite haunt of a jazz-loving teenager who would become Kenneth Clarke MP) on 12 […]

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DEXTER GORDON: Our Man In Paris (Numbered 140g Clear Vinyl LP)

We are told …. This 1963 date is titled for Dexter Gordon’s living in self-imposed Parisian exile and recording there with two other expatriates and a French native. Along with Gordon, pianist Bud Powell and Kenny “Klook” Clarke were living in the City of Lights and were joined by the brilliant French bassman Pierre Michelot. […]

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Q&A: What is the sound at the beginning of “I Put a Spell on You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival?

BOB SMITH: Oooh good question as the sounds are very hard to identify, but thankfully John Fogerty explained this and more in his 2015 autobiography. The song is a cover of a “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins song from 1956 done by Creedence ClearWater for their self titled album in 1968. In an attempt to create a […]

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THE ALLMAN BROTHERS: Fork In The Road – Solo Live (Limited 6CD Box Set)

They tell us ….. Disc 1. Delaney & Bonnie with Duane & Gregg Allman & King Curtis – WPLJ-FM, A&R Recording Studios,New York, 22nd July 1971 Annoucer/sponsor Come On In My Kitchen * Talk Goin’Down The Road Feeling Bad * Talk Poor Elijah * The Ghetto * Annoucer introduces musicians/tuning Livin’On The open Road Better […]

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ALBERT: He got it right

  “Everything that can be counted doesn’t necessarily count.  Everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”  Albert Einstein must have had high-end audio and measuring in mind when he spoke those words oh so many years ago – but probably not since high-end audio didn’t exist.  🙂 However, it sure does apply today when we […]

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MUSIC: Every once in a while I am transported somewhere else when I listen to music – even if I know it isn’t real

Paul McGowan writes: In Stereophile Magazine  John Atkinson opines about the goals and challenges of reviewing audio equipment: a challenging task to do it as well and as thoroughly as does John.  I have always admired his measurements plus listening approach to high-end audio as being really down to earth and informative. At one point […]

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OPENESS: What does the term REALLY mean?

Gentlemen – I read this term frequently in the paper magazines and on this site too. Usually it is expressed by listeners, and not very well either and from ‘professional writers’ in a somewhat unconvincing way. I rarely here the term defined or at least clarified by a maker. Why is this? Thank you for […]

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MUSIC NEWS: The Soul Crusaders (2CD) by Bruce Springsteen

We are told: CLASSIC 1977 BROADCAST FROM TORONTO At 3 a.m. on 28th May 1977, after ten months of legal battles, and nearly two years after Born to Run had catapulted him to national celebrity, Bruce Springsteen and his former manager, Mike Appel, settled their differences and parted ways forever. The move finally enabled Springsteen […]

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