• The Changing Face of the Saxophone

    The Changing Face of the Saxophone

    While jazz has historically been something of a “boys club,” women trailblazers have crashed that fraternity since its inception. As we begin a new decade, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider, Anat Cohen, Terri Lynne Carrington, and ...
  • PSB Alpha P5 Loudspeaker

    PSB Alpha P5 Loudspeaker

    The PSB Alpha P5 is the junior sibling of the Canadian firm’s Alpha T20 floorstander, which I favorably reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed in Issue 302. It’s a two-way design, in a bass-reflex configuration, and like ...
  • Albert Cummings: Believe

    Albert Cummings: Believe

    This, 2020’s first outstanding blues album, opens with a blast of Stax-style horns announcing that something special is at hand. Indeed, as the song unfolds with some tasty Clayton Ivy keyboards underpinning the maelstrom, Albert ...
  • Children of the Cocteau Twins

    Children of the Cocteau Twins

    It’s been 35 years since composer Angelo Badalamenti unleashed his dreampop–influenced Twin Peaks film score on the world. But few know that the 4AD collective This Mortal Coil, featuring members of the Cocteau Twins and ...
  • Grégoire Maret: Americana

    Grégoire Maret: Americana

    When Swiss harmonica virtuoso Grégoire Maret emerged on the New York City jazz scene 20 years ago, his jaw-dropping facility and uncanny expression caught the attention of a slew of heavy-hitters, including David Sanborn, Cassandra ...
  • Gold Note PH-10 Phonostage

    Gold Note PH-10 Phonostage

    A trend I’ve noticed over the last few years is that a number of audio companies are producing a range of audio products intended for younger customers. Companies such as Dynaudio, Devialet, KEF, Elac, Innuous, ...

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