16 new Christmas CDs & SACDs for your yuletide music.
Category: Special Features
Five classic Blue Note vinyls from their new re-mastering program…
22 soundtrack CDs that may interest you.
Simply the finest free premiere jazz festival in the U.S.…
11 days of amazing live jazz preserving the legacy and future of jazz in Portland OR
19 exciting film soundtrack CDs reviewed.
15 varied holiday music CDs, starting with classical and moving to jazz and pop.
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 […]
The second Mercury Living Presence multi-disc set continues the story of this legendary label.
A quick bio on this year’s entertainment icon – winner of the Life Achievement Award from the AFI.
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 […]
Nine recent soundtrack CDs of interest.
A variety of Christmas CDs for possible addition to your collection.
A terrific weekend of intimate live jazz each October at Newport, OR.
Nine more exceptional stereo hi-res music downloads reviewed.
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 […]
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 […]
In either form, this is an audiophile’s dream collection!
A most exciting SACD reissue project at better pricing and shipping than the Japanese series.
Dealing with Surface Noise and Other Distractions From the Music.
The trend to digital downloading of music files is definitely growing, but you no longer need to compromise audio quality in order to do so; there are even some surround sound options.
Enrico Rava & Tribe – Friday, Feb. 18 – Winningstad Theater Local pianist Tony Pacini opened for Enrico Rava with his trio, including our star drummer Mel Brown. He followed a rough theme of Italian-American jazz since that fit both the Rava concert and his own background. Adding Enrico Rava and his current band, Tribe, […]