Monthly Archive: January 2005

Weekly Audio News for Jan. 26, 2005

Concord Records Buys Fantasy Records – Here’s one merger that should be a positive move for jazz fans and audiophiles: Concord Records, which began 31 years ago as a small jazz label in Concord, California issuing recordings from the Concord Jazz Festival, has merged with Fantasy Records of Berkeley, California, and the new entity will […]

Weekly Audio News for Jan. 19, 2005

Chesky SACD News – Many new SACD releases were announced and sold at CES last week. Among them were two from Chesky Records – Jazz Kamerata, and a recording premiere of David Chesky’s own Violin and Flute Concertos. The label has installed a new A/D converter for their latest recording sessions, and has rebuilt and […]

Weekly Audio News for Jan. 12, 2005

Weekly Audio News for Jan. 12, 2005

Last U.S. Analog Tape Manufacturer Closes – The blank tape company in Opelika Alabama now known as Quantegy but originally as Irish and then Ampex Tape, closed its doors just after Christmas. This followed on the heels of BASF, the German tape manufacturer, ceasing business a short time ago. The company was started in l945 […]

Weekly Audio News for Jan. 5, 2005

Celebrity Guests Mingle at CES – Personalities from film, sports, music, broadcast and other areas will be guests at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show which opens tomorrow in Las Vegas. Six Grammy-winning producers – the names behind the hits – will demonstrate 5.1 surround sound mixes and tell behind-the-scenes studio stories at the CES […]

Best of the Year Discs for 2004

Classical/Reissues/Jazz/Pop (incl. Hi-Res Formats) Back to Archives Index This is our 20th annual Best of the Year list and as usual, we make no definitive claims for the list. It is predicated on the personal tastes of all our contributors and also on what was available to us, but with an equal emphasis on both […]