• Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

    Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

    Carter goes to a profoundly deep place on this concept recording, which will surprise those who only know her as the swinging jazz violinist from Detroit. A collection of eleven folk tunes from Alabama and ...
  • A New Partnership in High-Resolution Music

    A New Partnership in High-Resolution Music

    March 3, 2014 - HDtracks has just announced their recent partnership with Liztic, a brand-new music management software that allows users to stream high-resolution audio through any device running iOS, Mac, Windows, or Android. Many ...
  • Vinyl Heaven

    Vinyl Heaven

    As soon as I was old enough to drive I would make regular treks from my parents’ house on the Peninsula to what for many years was one of the country’s great record stores, Tower ...
  • Keith Jarrett: Testament

    Keith Jarrett: Testament

    Anyone delving into Keith Jarrett’s solo piano music for the first time with this three-CD set will find the qualities that made him hugely popular in the 1970s. Romance, drama, startling leaps, and spins along ...
  • Krakauer: The Big Picture

    Krakauer: The Big Picture

    Clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer was an acclaimed Juilliard-trained classical performer before he went on a journey of self-discovery in the 80s, immersing himself in music from the Eastern European shtetls and later interpreting Jewish music ...
  • Mack Avenue Records

    Mack Avenue Records

    These days it’s tough to create and sustain a jazz label that has any real impact. One challenge is that, as guitarist Marc Ribot has pointed out, jazz artists suffer a great deal more than ...
  • Sam Rivers: Fucshia Swing Song

    Sam Rivers: Fucshia Swing Song

    Years ago I heard the Sam Rivers trio at a miniscule San Francisco jazz club; it remains one of the most memorable live music experiences of my life, even though until I’d heard the Mosaic ...
  • The ABCs of DSD Downloads

    The ABCs of DSD Downloads

    It seems like there’s always some hot-button issue for audiophiles to debate. For the last couple of years, it was the ability to play high-resolution (176.4 or 192kHz/24-bit) computer-audio music files. Now it’s almost impossible ...
  • Download Roundup - Leon Russell

    Download Roundup - Leon Russell

    From the meltingly beautiful “A Song for You” to the raucous closer “Roll Away the Stone,” this is an essential album from the master of Delta blues/ rock. I don’t own the original CD, but ...
  • The Groove Reader

    The Groove Reader

    Did you ever think about the possibility of “reading” record grooves? Well, neither did I until my wife and I attended a New Year’s Eve party with several physician colleagues and their wives around 1980. ...

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