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 […]
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 […]