Monthly Archive: September 2004

Index to All 143 Disc Reviews

Index to All 143 Disc Reviews

Index to All 143 Discs Reviewed for September 2004: HI-RES REVIEWS, PT. 1 (Jazz) – Clair Martin – Too Darn Hot!; Diana Krall – Girl in the Other Room; Modern Jazz Quartet – Django; Will & Rainbow – Over Crystal Green; Deacon John’s Jump Blues; Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall; Carey Bell – Harpslinger; Jamie […]

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Home Page-September 2004

Our fourth Hi-Res Drawing features SACDs from Universal Music. A dozen lucky AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who Register Here (or have registered earlier) will receive their choice of one of the above three multichannel SACDs: Mahler’s Second Symphony conducted by Mahler expert Gilbert Kaplan, Pianist Lang Lang Live at Carnegie Hall, or Jazz vocalist-pianist Diana Krall’s […]

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Jazz CD Reviews, Part 2 of 2

September 2004 Part 2 of 2 [Pt. 1] Part 2 of Jazz starts off with a pair of Gershwin albums… Clark Terry, with Jeff Lindberg and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra – Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess – A440 Music group (no #) *****: Well, here’s an answer to those absurdly long CD order numbers of some […]

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Jazz CD Reviews, Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of our jazz reviews this issue covers ten piano discs: Sir Roland Hanna – Tributaries (Reflections on Tommy Flanagan) – IPO Recordings 104 *****: Pianist Flanagan died in 2001 and fellow Detroiter Hanna recorded this wonderful tribute to the great pianist. Sadly, almost a year to the day later Hanna also passed, so […]

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Classical Reissue Reviews, Part 2 of 2

  September 2004, Pt. 2 of 2 [Pt. 1] TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathetique;” Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48 Willem Mengelberg conducts Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam Naxos 8.110885 70:10 ****: With repeated listening to the work of Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951), I am always astonished that no matter […]

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Classical Reissue Reviews, Part 1 of 2

  September 2004, Pt. 1 of 2    [Pt. 2] BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14a; Lelio, Op. 14b: Chorus of Shades; Fantasy on Shakespeare’s The Tempest Michael Tilson Thomas conducts San Francisco Symphony and Symphony Chorus RCA 82876-60959-2 75:30****: Recordings from 1997-1998 that have been assembled for RCA’s “Classic Library” collection, these inscriptions from Michael […]

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Interview with Da-Hong Seetoo

Interview with Da-Hong Seetoo, Grammy Award-Winning Classical Producer and Engineer [See Classical Reviews, Pt. 2 for reviews of two of the Music@Menlo CD sets.] Da-Hong Seetoo began playing the violin at age two and a half. Seetoo’s mother was a pianist and his father was a violinist who taught at the Shanghai Conservatory. He grew […]

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DVD Reviews, Part 3 of 3

Pt. 3 of 3 – September 2004   [Part 1]  [Part 2] Blazing Saddles (1974), 30th Anniversary Special Edition Directed by Mel Brooks Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn Studio: Warner Bros. Video: Letterboxed widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of the original Audio: Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, English or […]

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DVD Reviews, Part 2 of 3

Pt. 2 of 3 – September 2004   [Part 1], [Part 3] We continue our DVD Music Video reviews with five more!… Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003) Music & Appearances by Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Allman Brothers Band, Les Paul, and others Studio: Palm Pictures Video: 4:3 […]

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DVD Reviews, Part 1 of 3

Part 1 of 3 [Pt. 2] [Pt. 3] ALL MUSIC VIDEOS (and more in Pt. 2) Keeping Score: MTT on Music (2004) The Making of a Performance: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony Studio: San Francisco Symphony Video: 16:9 widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 on symphony, stereo on documentary Subtitles: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese Extras: Narrated slide […]

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Component Reviews, Part 3 of 3

September 2004, Part 3 [Pt. 1] [Pt. 2] Role Audio “The Enterprise” Tower Speakers SRP: $2,395 per pair Role Audio Box 13396 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3398 919-244-8777 www.roleaudio.com roleaudio@hotmail.com 2 -way transmission line design 2 3.5-inch woofers surrounding 1-inch fabric-cone tweeter D’Apollito driver configuration Double transmission lines Full plinth (14” x 12” x 1”) […]

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Component Reviews, Part 2 of 3

No. 2 [No. 1] [3] •   September 2004 V Inc. Bravo HD1 Off-Air (OTA) HDTV Tuner SRP: $349  V, Inc. 320A Kalmus Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 668-0588 (voice) (714) 668-9099 (fax) https://www.vinc.com/ Basic Description Unit receives all free-to-air (ATSC) formats (both analog and digital). Allows 16×9 or 4×3 output format and displays 480i, […]

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Component Reviews, Part 1 of 3

  September 2004, Review 1 of 3 [2] [3] V, Inc. Bravo D2 Scaling DVD player SRP: $249 V, Inc. 320A Kalmus Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 668-0588 (voice) (714) 668-9099 (fax) https://www.vinc.com/ Basic Description DVD player which plays DVD/DVD-R, VCD/SVCD, CD-DA/CDI-FMV, CD, MP-3, CD-R/CD-RW and supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, JPEG, DIVX. 8/16/32/48x fast […]

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Classical CD Reviews, Part 2 of 2

September 2004 Pt. 2 of 2   [Pt. 1] VILLANCICOS Y DANZAS CRIOLLAS DEL LA IBERIA ANTIGUA EL NUEVO MUNDO 1550-1750: La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall – Alia Vox AV 9834 (77 mins.) ****: Jordi Savall and his intrepid band have traversed this delicious New World repertoire before, but about half […]

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Classical CD Reviews, Part 1 of 2

September 2004 – Part 1 of 2  [Part 2] BACH, VIVALDI, MARCELLO: Concerti Italiani – Concerto Italiano, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini – Naïve Opus 111 OP 30301 (63 mins.) ****: In the middle and at the end of an otherwise routine Baroque recital are two performances that, for very different reasons, every fancier of the […]

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SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews, Part 4 of 4

48 SACD, DVD-A & xrcd Reviews This Month September 2004 – Pt. 4 of 4  [Part 1]     [Part 2]    [Part 3] Click on any cover to go directly to its reviews Go directly to xrcd reviews A pair of spectacular pipe organ SACDs next… SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No. 3 In E Minor “Organ;” – Michael […]

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SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews, Part 2 of 4

48 SACD & DVD-A Reviews This Month September 2004 – Part 2 of 4 – Classical (beg.) [Part 1]    [Part 3]    [Part 4] Click on any cover to go directly to its reviews   ***** MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH ***** W.A. MOZART: Requiem – Christine Schafer, soprano; Bernarda Fink, alto; Gerald Finley, bass; […]

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SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews, Part 1 of 4

48   &  Reviews This Month! September 2004, Pt. 1 of 4 – Jazz [Part 2]     [Part 3]     [Part 4] Click on any cover to go directly to its reviews     Claire Martin – Too Darn Hot! – with Gareth Williams, piano; Geoff Gascoyne, double bass; Clark Tracey, drums; Nigel Hitchcock, saxes; […]