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Aidas Audio Gala Gold LE MC Phono Cartridge

When it comes to turntables, I have to admit that my top MC reference remains the Aidas Mammoth Gold. It is the benchmark by which I compare all comparable MC cartridges. It lacks nothing I can hear and is listenable to the maximum. The Gala Gold LE is their limited-edition cartridge in honor of the... Read More »

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New Album Releases Project 2020-7-25

I get several messages and missive folks with strongly worded suggestions and rants, so this week I open the mailbag and address some of them.

  1. I do not earn any money off of NARP. There are no affiliate links to Amazon or any other site unless I post a separate link in a separate post on behalf of friends of mine who are musicians/performers.
  2. I do not post links to music on streaming services because I am first and foremost a “lazy SOB’ and secondly, anyone making use of this list should be well equipped to search for music on their own.
  3. I do not and have not ever enabled commenting as NARP was/is designed as a discovery/research tool, nothing more, nothing less. There are enough trolling and insidious comments in other online audio/music group, and I saw no need to foster any more of that.
  4. Besides NARP on Dagogo and Facebook, I am also a moderator of the Roon Enthusiast Group and spend a fair amount of time responding to and troubleshooting issues for members.
  5. Apart from Facebook I write for Dagogo as a reviewer and provide commentary as an industry analyst. (David is a Senior Reviewer. -Pub.)

 

Next week I’ll dive into various systems and gear I have heard to listen to all that music that comes my way.

Now on to the music. Unlike last week there was far more to be heard and sampled. One good thing to come out of this pandemic is more time to listen to music, which in some circles is ironic. Several online audiophiles, familiar to me bemoan the lockdown because they cannot get out of the house much if at all, yet these very same individuals, pre-pandemic, complained bitterly about not being home enough to listen to their system. #bogglesthemind.

 

Here are some stand-outs of the new releases:

Cubismo – Tumbao

InbalSegev, Marin Alsop – Anna Clyne – DANCE & Elgar – Cello Concerto

Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky, Lucas Debargue – Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1

Julia Fischer – Intimate

Magic Bus – The Earth Years

Thumbscrew (Tomas Fujiwara,Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek) – The Anthony Braxton Project

Tim Ferchen – Broken

The Teskey Brothers – Live At The Forum

Vinicius Chagas – Live AtNossa Casa …Vestígio

 

And for the re-issues and re-masters:

Benny Goodman Tentette – The Swing Band Project, Vol.4 Benny Goodman – Bremen 1959 & Brussels 1958

Depeche Mode – Violator (The 12′ Singles)

Horace Tapscott – Ancestral Echoes

Lee Konitz – All that Jazz, Vol. 125- Bopping Sax – Lee Konitz & Friends in Studio and on Stage

Louis Armstrong – Simply … Satchmo!

 

New Releases

Anna Prohaska, Wolfgang Katschner – Bach – Redemption

Bush – The Kingdom

Cubismo – Tumbao

Diane Schuur – Running On Faith

Gianandrea Noseda, Anna Maria Chiuri – Dallapiccola: Il prigioniero

InbalSegev, Marin Alsop – Anna Clyne – DANCE & Elgar – Cello Concerto

Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky, Lucas Debargue – Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1

Julia Fischer – Intimate

Kirill Karabits, Oleg Tsibulko, Russian NO – Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar”

Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace – Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Magic Bus – The Earth Years

Mark Elder, Halle Orchestra – Debussy: Images & Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Mike Dillon – Rosewood

Paul Lewis – Beethoven: Fur Elise, Bagatelles Opp. 33, 119 & 126

SakariOramo, The BBC SO – Alwyn: Miss Julie

Seasick Steve – Love & Peace

Shaun Escoffery – Strong Enough

Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Huw Watkins – Beethoven – Violin Sonatas Nos. 1, 5 & 8

Thomas Dausgaard, Seattle SO – Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Thumbscrew (Tomas Fujiwara,Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek) – The Anthony Braxton Project

Tim Ferchen – Broken

The Teskey Brothers – Live At The Forum

Tony Davis – Golden Year

Various Artists – Tales of Wonder – A Jazz Celebration of Stevie

Vinicius Chagas – Live AtNossa Casa …Vestígio

Vogt, Royal Northern Sinfonia- Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Handel Variations Bruk: Orchestral Music, Volume 2

Waldeck – Grand Casino Hotel

 

ReIssues & ReMasters & Miscellany

AC-DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It

AC-DC – Jailbreak

AC-DC – Stiff Upper Lip

AC-DC – Black Ice

AC-DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Benny Goodman Tentette – The Swing Band Project, Vol.4 Benny Goodman – Bremen 1959 & Brussels 1958

Depeche Mode – Violator (The 12′ Singles)

Horace Tapscott – Ancestral Echoes

Lee Konitz – All that Jazz, Vol. 125- Bopping Sax – Lee Konitz & Friends in Studio and on Stage

Louis Armstrong – Simply … Satchmo!

Toto – Kingdom Of Desire

 

Share with your friends, share with your enemies. Music does not discriminate, nor should it.

 

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Padmate PaMu Explore Review

The Padmate PaMu Explore is a full-sized closed-back dynamic driver Bluetooth wireless headphone featuring BT5.0 and aptX decoding. It is priced at $199. Disclaimer: Padmate sent to us the PaMu Explore sample in exchange for our honest opinion in this review. We thank the team at Padmate for giving us this opportunity. To read more […]

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FOCAL Utopia, Stellia, Cleara owners receive $1,000 voucher towards Focal Arche Amplifier

Focal is offering a $1,000 voucher towards the purchase of a Focal Arche Amplifier to anyone who owns a Focal Utopia, Stellia or Clear at any period of time before or during the promotion. What makes this offer especially great, beyond the savings, is that the Focal Arche Amplifier works with Focal headphones in a way unlike any other amplifier on the market.The Focal Arche amplifier offers a unique set of presets that are designed to optimize the sound for each Focal Utopia, Stellia and Clear model. The Arche solution combines a digital-analogue converter and two pure class A amplification modes, designed especially for headphone use. Making the Arch a perfect All-In-One solution for Focal headphones. The Focal Arche is manufactured in France.This promotion runs through the end of the 2020 calendar year, so if you’re already a Utopia, Stellia, or Clear owner, or yet to be — don’t worry, you have ample time to take advantage of this sweet deal. This promotion is valid from July 24th 2020 through December 31st 2020. How it works: INFORMATION REQUIRED: First Name, Last Name, Product, Serial Number and Country. To obtain the voucher, consumers must send their information to [email protected] Consumers will [...]

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Emil Berliner Studios Records For Accentus Music Smetana’s “Má vlast” Recorded Direct-to Disc!

The Emil Berliner Studios Direct-to-Disc recording team supervised by Rainer Maillard, responsible for the D2D Brucker 7th symphony with Bernard Haitink conducting the BPO, shipped its entire disc cutting system exactly one year ago to Bamberg, Germany (the first time the gear had left Berlin) to record for Accentus Music at Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal D2D at 45rpm Czech composer Bedřich Smetana’s symphonic cycle “Má vlast” (My Homeland), best known for including “Vitava” (“The Moldau”), with The Bamberg Symphony, conducted by its musical director Czech-born Jakub Hrůša.

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Focal’s new $1,000 voucher offer on Focal Arche Headphone Amp for Utopia, Stellia, and Clear owners!

Focal is offering a $1,000 voucher towards the purchase of a Focal Arche Amplifier to anyone who owns a Focal Utopia, Stellia or Clear at any period of time before or during the promotion.  The promotion is valid from July 24th to December 31st, 2020. The Focal Arche amplifier has a preset that optimizes the... Read More »

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Latin Jazz Listening Party

If you have the good fortune to have a smart TV connected to your stereo and are a fan of the genre, then I encourage you to participate in this Latin Jazz listening party. These are not cell phone audience recordings, but professional productions with good sound. Grab a favorite beverage, a dance partner hopefully,... Read More »

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Pianist/Composer/Arranger Michael Weiss’s Long <i>Soul Journey</i> to Vinyl

Suave, swinging and exuberant, Michael Weiss’s self-produced Soul Journey sounds something like a big band playing on a Blue Note Records date, but it’s really a small ensemble making like a big one thanks to Weiss’s deft, harmonically-rich, rhythmically neck-snapping arrangements and free-spirited yet tightly drawn, well-meshed performances by the three man veteran horn section of saxophonist Steve Wilson, trumpet and flugelhorn player Ryan Kisor and trombonist Steve Davis.

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Artist: 
Michael Weiss
Album: 
Soul Journey
Cred Label: 
Sintra2003 LP 2 150g LPs
Cred Prod: 
Michael Weiss
Cred Eng: 
Joe Ferla
Cred Mix: 
Joe Ferla
Cred Mast: 
Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Suave, swinging and exuberant, Michael Weiss’s self-produced Soul Journey sounds something like a big band playing on a Blue Note Records date, but it’s really a small ensemble making like a big one thanks to Weiss’s deft, harmonically-rich, rhythmically neck-snapping arrangements and free-spirited yet tightly drawn, well-meshed performances by the three man veteran horn section of saxophonist Steve Wilson, trumpet and flugelhorn player Ryan Kisor and trombonist Steve Davis.

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