LATEST ADDITIONS

Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  12 comments
For downloads of new digital recordings what we want and what we should be offered is the original recorded format. It's really that simple. In this context, "hi-res" has no meaning unless we want to say that since downloads of new digital recordings are downsampled, that necessarily makes the original recorded format "hi-res." Hint: it doesn't.
Joe Surdna  |  Dec 18, 2017  |  1 comments
What a year. We again have so many remarkable artists putting out such astounding work. There’s nothing that gives me more pleasure than sharing excellent tunes and man is there a lot to account for in 2017. As regular readers might know, I do not follow a strict policy of reviewing albums only of the moment. There is so much great music being published on a yearly basis that it’s hard to keep up with it and there is nothing more thrilling than discovering some real gem that you missed from a few years back because no one except a few obscure sites reviewed it so some are not from 2017. Way more than half come from 2017 releases. Those albums getting longer reviews are ones I have not already covered in the monthly column.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments
Sunny Murray is largely credited for putting the "free" in jazz drumming. He passed earlier this month, on December 7, at the age of 81 in Paris, France, his home.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  1 comments
I pity the speaker buyer who doesn't spend due time setting up their speakers; finding the best-sounding spot. If you don't spend real time moving your speakers around, even on your desktop, finding the spot where they, and you, sing, you're wasting your hard-earned money.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  11 comments
Norway's Dagens Naeringsliv has reported Tidal only has enough cash left to run for 6 months. Crap! (if true)
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 13, 2017  |  6 comments
It's that time of year for holiday cheer; our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Chock full of treats for the young and young at heart, I hope you enjoy window shopping through 2017's picks as much as I enjoyed pickin' 'em. Ho, ho, ho!
Stephen Mejias  |  Dec 12, 2017  |  0 comments
Photos: Stephen Mejias. Design: Todd Steponick, Nice Looking Designs

Track 41
If you listen for similarities between superficially disparate musical forms—hard bop and doom metal, for instance, or even noise and pop—you might be surprised by how suddenly you hear them. If you listen only for differences, you'll find those, too, of course.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 11, 2017  |  1 comments
I have been thinking of authoring another installment of Lovely Recordings but have not yet had the time to sit down and do so. However, there is one recent release which is so good in terms of the music, musicianship and sound quality that it deserves a mention on its own...

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