Author Archives: Marc Phillips

Bill Evans, Behind the Dikes | Jazz Files

To paraphrase one of his album titles, why does everybody dig Bill Evans? Something special happened every time Bill Evans played the piano. Time stood still or seemed to suspend and disappear. When he flew [...]

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Acute Inflections, 400 | The Vinyl Anachronist

At first I thought this album, with its fiery portrait of Bob Marley and the number 400 written with the bold colors of Jamaica, was a follow up to the Avery Sharpe 400 album I [...]

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Lennie Tristano, The Duos Sessions | The Vinyl Anachronist

Many jazz fans have never heard of pianist Lennie Tristano. I would imagine a great many jazz musicians, however, would immediately recognize the name. Tristano was known more as a teacher than a performer, and [...]

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Qln Prestige One Loudspeakers | REVIEW

At last, the new Qln Prestige One monitors have arrived. The last time I heard a pair of Qln speakers was probably at an audio show close to a couple of years ago, undoubtedly matched [...]

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Billy Test Trio, Coming Down Roses | The Vinyl Anachronist

As you might imagine, reviewing all this high-end audio equipment in the context of maintaining a certain sound of the system can be difficult. This week has been a big period of changes, with a [...]

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Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller, In Harmony | The Vinyl Anachronist

Is Record Store Day still a thing? Right now I’m swimming in new releases that were released in conjunction with RSD, as we now call it, Ken Micallef has been writing about RSD releases for [...]

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Sumiko Amethyst MM Phono Cartridge | REVIEW

This isn’t the first time in the last few months where I had to explain my reasoning behind reviewing a certain component. Take this new Sumiko Amethyst cartridge, a moving-magnet cartridge that retails for a [...]

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Arbenz Mehari/Veras, Conversation #1 | The Vinyl Anachronist

Have I mentioned my drummer friend Florian Arbenz? As I matter of fact I have, when I reviewed his album Reflections with sax player Greg Osby last fall. I call him my “friend” because he’s [...]

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Dan Moretti, Tres Libre | The Vinyl Anachronist

Some of my favorite jazz trios are sax trios, proven by my continuing awe at classic LPs such as Sonny Rollins’ Way Out West. I feel as if they’ve been rare lately, and perhaps that’s [...]

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Back to the Garden from Judy Wexler | The Vinyl Anachronist

When you talk about contemporary jazz in the United States, you’ll probably be talking about New York City at some point. No matter where you’re from, you’re probably headed there to pay your dues and [...]

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