Editorial for April 2011

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To be one of the ten AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers during April who will receive the two Linn SACDs – Ian Shaw’s "Lifejacket" and Jonathan Freeman-Attwood’s "Trumpet Masque," you need to register using our simple non-intrusive email-protected form here. Both surround or stereo SACDs are of course hybrid and compatible.  Shaw has been called the single greatest male jazz vocalist Britain has to offer. He has a wide vocal range and plenty of soul. Trumpeter Freeman-Attwood explores with accompanist Daniel-Ben Pienaar the Venetian world, the North German lineage before Bach, Jacobean dances, Spanish tientos, and a major sonata by Muffat. The ten winners of both SACDs will be announced in early May and will be receiving their discs then.

Meanwhile, here are the dozen lucky winners of the two Chesky Records hi-res discs – Cobb’s Corner and David Chesky’s Concerto for Electric Guitar – which we awarded in our March giveaway/drawing: Larry Gorbet, Albuquerque NM; Bennett Rowe, Portland OR; Elliott Ribner, Trenton NJ; Alison Courtois, Bernalillo NM; Bruce Hartley, Lenexa KS; Angela Palmer, Miramar FL; Bernard Beyer, Univ. Heights OH; Carl Tutschulte, Los Altos CA; Mel Surdin, Rancho Mirage CA; Lee Aldridge, Albuquerque NM; Richard Meyer, Apple Valley CA; Bob Keck, Covington KY. Congrats to all!

AUDIOPHILE AUDITION began in 1985 as a weekly national radio series hosted by John Sunier, which aired for 13 1/2 years on up to 200 public radio and commercial stations coast to coast. In September 1998 its site for programming information was expanded to the present Internet publication.
April 2011 is our 145th issue, and features improved navigation and enhanced appearance. We’re also publishing more and more disc reviews. All of them – usually well over 100! – are added throughout the month as they are written and received, usually on a daily basis. The most recent reviews appear at the top of each Section Index. The Home Page lists the five latest published reviews, the Section Index lists the past two months of reviews, the Archive goes back to June 1, 2005, and for all reviews by month prior to that you need to click on the Old Archive, which goes back to 2001. The Disc Index lists all past reviews.
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