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Published on October 13, 2013
For years the XRCD re-issue series from JVC put out among the very best “Red Book” CDs of any jazz label. Their attention to detail was beyond reproach. Original issues in the 1990s were manufactured in the JVC manufacturing plant in Yokohama, Japan. They involved the use of the 20-bit Sony PCM-9000 magneto-optical disc combined […]
Published on September 14, 2013
The second Mercury Living Presence multi-disc set continues the story of this legendary label.
Published on July 03, 2013
A quick bio on this year’s entertainment icon – winner of the Life Achievement Award from the AFI.
Published on March 04, 2013
For its tenth year of jazz in Portland, this year’s U.S. Bank festival, presented by Alaska Airlines, kicked off with a number of sold out shows. An imposing array of internationally-recognized and local musicians played a variety of jazz styles, and the festival’s recognition of Black History Month was seen in a number of community-wide […]
Published on February 20, 2013
Nine recent soundtrack CDs of interest.
Published on November 13, 2012
A variety of Christmas CDs for possible addition to your collection.
Published on October 24, 2012
A terrific weekend of intimate live jazz each October at Newport, OR.
Published on August 29, 2012
Nine more exceptional stereo hi-res music downloads reviewed.
Published on August 10, 2012
Chamber Music Festival and Institute – July 20-Aug. 11 – Atherton, PaloAlto, and Menlo Park – www.musicatmenlo.org You never know what to expect from a visit to Music@Menlo, the three week chamber music festival on the Peninsula in the Bay Area, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, except for one constant – excellence in every […]
Published on June 13, 2012
MAHLER: Symphony No. 8 – Heather Harper soprano I (Magna Peccatrix); Lucia Popp soprano II (Una Poenitentium); Arleen Auger soprano III (Mater Gloriosa); Yvonne Minton contralto I (Mulier Samaritana); Helen Watts contralto II (Maria Aegyptiaca); René Kollo tenor (Doctor Marianus); John Shirley-Quirk baritone (Pater Ecstaticus); Martti Talvela bass (Pater Profundus) /Vienna Staatsopernchor /Vienna Singverein […]