Unquestionably John Coltrane stands as a colossus of modern music. With maybe only the exception of Lisa from The Simpsons, every major sax player has been influenced by him. Space limits forces me to forgo any discussion on Lisa Simpson , but what is quite obvious about Coltrane and his standing amongst non-cartoon musicians is
Gerard Presencer is probably best known as the young trumpeter who played on the US3 mega hit of “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”, although his debut album, “Platypus” might well change that. It is an album, which Presencer hopes will defy what he calls “dogmatic classification” and be considered as representing merely the music, which he likes.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Buhaina, produced by Orrin Keepnews. BGP records BGPD 1114 Originally released on Prestige in 1973, Buhaina has been re-released by BGP Records, and yes vinyl fans, released on vinyl! Buhaina was me of the four main albums Blakey cut fo Prestige around his time and ever since has been
Art Pepper: So in Love Produced by John Snyder and Laurie Pepper Analogue productions revival series. APR 3013. “So in Love by Art Pepper”: another release on the Analogue Productions Revival Series; another classy pressing. They seem to have it all to a fine art at Analogue Productions. The lacquer expertly cut by master engineer
My special love of Jazz generally, but the double bass especially, will come as no surprise to you. I’ve made no secret of the fact that for me, Charlie Haden is one of the greatest musicians ever on this instrument. Having said that, my admiration does not go as far as hanging a star portrait
masters of the universe Naim and Linn together grew very rapidly throughout the Seventies, so by the early Eighties both were becoming quite big fish in a fairly small specialist hi-fi pool. Since both were operating at (and had indeed largely created) the top end of the market, it was pretty inevitable they would start
masters of the universe part I Founded at the beginning of the Seventies, just before the British hifi industry went through its deepest ever recession, Naim Audio has grown steadily and surely ever since. That difficult birth seems to have bred a ruggedness that has proved remarkably resilient to the stop/go economic cycles ever since,
AQ reports on the story of the Pink Triangle Tarantella turntable Archive text to be soon published from Audio Quarterly editon one.
I like jazz, but I like popular music. So I like to hear a vocal song, for example, it a melody I can hum along to. I like those things, but I like to hear the sax being shattered into 6 million atoms Over the last ten years Courtney Pine has been arguably the most
Hybrid Electrostatic speakers are becoming popular, offering the ‘best’ of both worlds Speakers come in all shapes and sizes these days. Some prefer the traditional cone-type while others are more interested in developing new ways of moving air. The InnerSound Eros speakers use two types of driver; one electrostatic panel, and a cone-driven sub for