See other project posts here – I now have the new Crites titanium diaphragms installed in the tweeter units. And, I’ve rewired all drivers with the Duelund 16ga tinned copper wire. Old crossovers are out. Waiting on the Crites XO’s – hoping to see them later this week. […]
Perfect From Now On was released in January 1997. Whoa. It’s always been my favorite BtS record, because while their other releases are strong, I’ve a thing for meandering, grand rock songs. I do. And while Doug Marsch is also a musicians guitar player, he also excels at both writing melodies and arranging. So, despite […]
How great is it to discover new music you love, especially when it’s nearly 60 years old?! I’m a fan of drummer Shelly Manne, and have been since I made a fantastic discovery about a decade ago that also happened to send me down the high-end/vintage audio path I’m on today. A Brief History I […]
This one has been on my list for a while – see my Year in Music post – and gets frequent spins. Virtual spins. Streams…Wait, I think the vinyl is available now…hold on. Yep. It’s on the way. Will follow up on that soon. In the meantime, if you are looking for a great new […]
21st century interpretations of Thelonius Monk’s music arranged for a 15 piece band. This is innovative, engaging and intriguing in it’s depth. Still absorbing it… Check it out.
Today it’s trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s soundtrack for The Comedian. Joining Blanchard are Ravi Coltrane and Kenny Barron, Carl Allen, David Pulphus and Khari Allen Lee. Check it out.
Last week I posted the Sophia Electric (SE) KT88-ST report. It is now my favorite power tube in the Mogwai. This was, for now, the last jaunt on my tube rolling adventure. Soon after getting the SE power tubes into my system, I ordered a 6SL7 from them. The 88’s are excellent, and I figured […]
Band leader and trumpet man Sean Jones’ 2014 release captured his quartet live with no overdubs. Old school is the way, at least for this fan, when it comes to this kind of improvised music. The energy and in the moment interplay makes for an engaging session. This immediacy also lends to the recording quality. Check […]
Stian Westerhus is a formidable improviser/guitarist with a reputation for intense live performance. On, Maelstrom he focuses those skills on more song oriented material. And, he sings. Very well, I might add. If I must attempt to describe the tunes, they are post-rock ballads of a sort. I feel this is a weak attempt to […]
I tend to lean hard into the idea that it should be all about the music, our hobby. I do try to hold myself to it. So, a component that sounds great can look less so. It helps that I appreciate the more utilitarian designs many builders choose today. I do appreciate great style and form, […]
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