• Magico A5 Loudspeaker Preview

    Magico A5 Loudspeaker Preview

    I recently had the opportunity to hear the new Magico A5 at high-end retailer Rhapsody in NYC. I’d been reading about some of the new tech incorporated in Magico’s A Series flagship, and was curious ...
  • Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia

    Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia

    For many critical listeners, and not just readers of this magazine, the absolute sound—the sound of live, unamplified music in a real space—is a touchstone of the audiophile pursuit. Jazz recorded at a repurposed pawnshop ...
  • Loudspeaker Types and How They Work

    Loudspeaker Types and How They Work

    Excerpted and adapted from The Complete Guide to High-End Audio, fifth edition. Copyright © 1994–2020 by Robert Harley. To order call (800) 841-4741. hifibooks.com Many mechanisms for making air move in response to an electrical ...
  • Newvelle Records Launches Fifth Season

    Newvelle Records Launches Fifth Season

    About six years ago New York jazz pianist Elan Mehler and Parisian Jean-Christophe Morisseau came up with an interesting business model. Rather than sell individual titles for the Newvelle Records label, they instituted a subscriber ...
  • Gordon Lightfoot’s Solo

    Gordon Lightfoot’s Solo

    Gordon Lightfoot is a songwriter’s songwriter. No less a wordsmith than Bob Dylan has sung his praises, saying, “Every time I hear a song of his, I wish it would last forever.” And there is ...
  • McCoy Tyner, 1938–2020

    McCoy Tyner, 1938–2020

    When pianist McCoy Tyner died on March 6 at the age of 81, the earth lost one of its most formidable sources of thunder and lightning. Tyner’s thunder, epitomized in the rumble of his left-hand ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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