BOWERS and WILKINS: News 06

Px8 007 Edition The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Edition headphones unite two icons of British style and performance. As elegant and timeless as the world-famous secret agent himself, these special-edition headphones deliver the high-performance wireless sound synonymous with Bowers & Wilkins’ flagship headphones. SEE ALL OUR B&W posts at https://www.hifianswers.com/tag/bw/  

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PAT METHENY: Live In Chicago ’87 (CD)

PAT METHENY GROUP VIC THEATER, CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 29TH 1987 In 1986 Pat Metheny released Song X, an uncompromising free jazz collaboration with Ornette Coleman. Thereafter he signed with Geffen Records and recorded the considerably more accessible Still Life (Talking), which won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance. This superb set was recorded at […]

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JAZZ: A jazz supergroup collective comprised of four of the world’s top instrumentalists: Hudson (CD)

‘Hudson’ is the first album from a jazz supergroup collective comprised of four of the world’s top instrumentalists: Jack DeJohnette (drums), Larry Grenadier (bass), John Medeski (keyboardist of Medeski Martin & Wood) and John Scofield (guitar).In addition to original compositions, ‘Hudson’ features covers of songs connected to the Hudson Valley by such songwriters as Bob […]

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NINA SIMONE: What happened ?

Oscar® nominated documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is the story of Nina Simone’s life and career. Through archive interview and extensive performance footage, alongside new interviews with family, friends and colleagues, it paints a fascinating portrait of this complex and challenging artist. Nina Simone was many things: pianist, singer, songwriter, performer, civil rights campaigner, wife […]

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CHARLES MINGUS: Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (6CD + Book) Box Set

We are told … The greatest bassist leader jazz has ever known, Charles Mingus, with his spirited playing and spontaneity, always kept his ears and fingers on the pulse. The albums this giant of music recorded for Atlantic between 1956 and 1961 are rightly considered his best. This lavish collection of the jazz legend’s entire […]

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ANDY TAYLOR: News

THE GUARDIAN Last November, former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor revealed that he had been diagnosed with incurable stage four metastatic prostate cancer, in a letter read aloud by the band at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Now, Taylor has opened up about his diagnosis in an interview with 5 News, saying […]

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STUDIO: Remote recording tech helps artists make sweet music writes Matthew Wall

The latest digital audio recording technology has helped an unsigned London-based band hook up with one of the world’s most famous producers in California – even though they were 5,500 miles apart. And it is helping recording artists and session musicians around the world collaborate remotely, saving time and money. Electric Litany weren’t expecting any […]

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BOB WEIR: News

While three Grateful Dead members released solo outings in 1972, Bob Weir’s Ace was ostensibly a solo album, with massive contributions from his bandmates, songs the Dead had been playing live or would soon incorporate into their repertoire, and a

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CHRISTINE McVIE: Eulogy by Mick Fleetwood

THE INDEPENDENT: Mick Fleetwood has shared the eulogy he wrote for Christine McVie, following her memorial service that took place on Monday (9 January). The service saw the remaining band members and Fleetwood Mac’s “extended family” gather to celebrate McVie, who died on 30 November after a “short illness”.  On 12 January, Fleetwood posted to […]

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JOHN CALE: News – Cale has never shied away from ugly subjects

THE GUARDIAN / Chal Ravens As he hits 80 and releases a softly raging album inspired by the ugliness of the pandemic years, the ever restless and eternally avant-garde musician unburdens himself John Cale is wearing a priest’s black cassock and a string of pearls where the dog collar should go. A shock of white […]

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TAYLOR SWIFT: Money news

THE GUARDIAN / Edward Helmore Taylor Swift’s Midnights album, released in October, helped to generate $230m in sales for her label Universal last year, according to a report on Wednesday. According to JPMorgan Chase, the music superstar raised close to 3% of the company’s revenues from recorded music in 2022. As a result, analysts at […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: News 07

Px8 McLaren Edition Celebrating the long-standing, award-winning partnership between Bowers & Wilkins and McLaren Automotive and the McLaren supercars and hypercars in which Bowers & Wilkins has been integrated, the Px8 McLaren Edition headphones fuse McLaren-inspired styling with high-performance wireless sound synonymous with Bowers & Wilkins’ flagship headphones. SEE ALL OUR B&W posts at https://www.hifianswers.com/tag/bw/ […]

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JEFF BECK: The long read

THE INDEPENDENT / Mark Beaumont Within hours of the news of his death, tributes to Jeff Beck from the guitar greats rang out like a 21-string salute. “Jeff could channel music from the ethereal… his technique unique, his imaginations apparently limitless,” said Jimmy Page of this “six-string warrior” and “the spell he could weave around […]

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STUDIO: 4 Brilliant (But Old School) Tips For Better Recordings

Have you heard of the phrase “chronological snobbery”? It was coined by the famous british author C.S. Lewis (of the popular Chronicles of Narnia series) and as he put it it referred to “the uncritical acceptance of the intellectual climate of our own age and the assumption that whatever has gone out of date is […]

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PAUL KLINEFELTER: Night Mood

Dan McClenaghan writes: “Connoisseurs of jazz trios led by pianists may be familiar with bassist Paul Klinefelter’s contribution to Ron Thomas’s superb Music in Three Parts (Art of Life Records, 2006). That particular piano trio outing, one of that year’s finest, featured Klinefelter’s big bass sound interacting in a three-way Zen dance with pianist Thomas […]

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Q&A / BADFINGER: What happened to them

HAROLD PHILLIP BENSON … Badfinger was a Welsh/Irish group that started out as the Iveys in 1961. They became the first group signed by Apple in 1968 and renamed themselves “Badfinger” after an earlier incident when John Lennon was in the studio, recording with his mates on piano the song “With a Little Help from […]

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ANTON BRUCKNER: Sex, death and dissonance: his strange, obsessive world

  Tom Service writes ….. There’s no doubt Anton Bruckner was an oddball, a man with an unhealthy interest in dead bodies and teenage girls. But the composer’s obsessions and terrors also gave us some astonishing music. A credulous yokel who propositioned girls half his age. A death-obsessed ghoul who kept a photo of his mother’s […]

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DAVID CROSBY: Mastertape

John Wilson returns with a new series of Mastertapes, in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC’s iconic Maida Vale Studios. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album […]

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