• Munich in New Jersey

    Munich in New Jersey

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Munich High-End show. But with the world on lockdown and the Munich show outright cancelled, I accepted an invitation from Bill Parish of GTT Audio to attend his ...
  • A Good Time to Buy Music

    A Good Time to Buy Music

    I live within walking distance of the Ludlow Garage, a small Cincinnati music venue that, in the late 60s and early 70s, hosted Santana, Frank Zappa, BB King, and countless other artists. Live at Ludlow ...
  • The Versatile Luther Russell

    The Versatile Luther Russell

    Once upon a time, while pawing through CDs at a pawn shop, I came across a self-titled album by the Freewheelers (1991, DGC/UMG). I liked the sound of the group’s name, and I cracked up ...
  • Steve Khan’s Latin Muse

    Steve Khan’s Latin Muse

    During the 1970s, guitarist Steve Khan strung together three fusion albums for Columbia Records—Tight Rope, The Blue Man, Arrows—that saw him sustaining the sound of the original Brecker Brothers band, which he was a member ...
  • First We Take Manhattan

    First We Take Manhattan

    In June of 2015, I visited Utah for several days as a guest of Wilson Audio Specialties to learn everything I could about the loudspeakers I admire greatly—and came away admiring the people responsible for ...
  • Return to Abbey Road

    Return to Abbey Road

    When I attended last year’s press conference at Capitol Records for the 50th Anniversary launch of The Beatles, aka The White Album, a journalist shouted out to producer Giles Martin, “Hey, what about Abbey Road?” ...
  • Longevity

    Longevity

    This editorial piece appeared in the 300th issue of TAS. This is the 300th issue of The Absolute Sound. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, that is a remarkable milestone for ...

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