Record Review: Jimi Hendrix, Winterland (8 LPs)

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Jimi Hendrix, Winterland

Jimi Hendrix forever changed the face of rock music. Yeah, his manner and theatrics were revolutionary, but let’s face it, in the end, it was his guitar playing that vaulted him to the top. His style, his phrasing, and his … Read More

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Disc Review: Miles Davis, Legendary 1960 European Tour

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MIles Davis: The Legendary 1960 European Tour

Miles Davis: Legendary 1960 European Tour; Label: Jazz Pilot On the eve of the release of Sony Legacy’s Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series, Volume One, it seems fitting to mention a recent release of Miles’ … Read More

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Maybe You Shouldn’t Be Clueless…

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Sjöfn Hifi's The Clue Loudspeaker

Some years ago I reviewed a pair of diminutive speakers—The Gurus—imported into this country from Sweden. For a number of reasons, the rising value of the Euro and the rising cost of shipping among them, the U.S. importer of these … Read More

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The XX Factor In High Performance Audio

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Lucette Nicoll of Nicoll Public Relations

In the jazz world, one can count the number of major woman instrumentalists on a single set of hands and toes: Shirley Scott, Joanne Brackeen, Regina Carter, Anat Cohen, Geri Allen, Jane Bunnett, Toshiko Akiyoshi are a few examples.  It … Read More

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Don’t Mess With The Music: Designers’ Secrets for Great Preamps

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Keith Herron, Herron Audio

“I push the first valve down The music goes down and around Whoa-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho And it comes out here.” (R Hodgson, E Farley, M Riley, Copyright 1935, Chappel & Company) This snip from an old classic tune I first heard in … Read More

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