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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 31, 2014 0 comments
Though the first studio effort by Miles Davis’ “second great quintet” may not be the group’s finest, it is nonetheless a groundbreaking and very satisfying record, especially considering the backdrop.

Around 1963 Miles’ rhythm section of Wynton Kelly on piano, Jimmy Cobb on drums and Paul Chambers on bass left Davis to form their own group.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 30, 2014 Published: Oct 29, 2014 8 comments
Classic Album Sundays, the spectacularly popular and successful world-wide vinyl album playback event phenomenon conceived of and produced by Colleen Murphy presents Pink Floyd's The Wall in its entirety at events in London, Oslo, Portland, Maine and Brooklyn, NY.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 27, 2014 Published: Oct 26, 2014 3 comments
Krix Loudspeakers set up shop two doors down from my hotel room. The name sounded interesting so I popped in. I met the company's National Consumer Products Manager Donald MacKenzie and decided to share with you the Krix Loudspeaker story.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 26, 2014 Published: Oct 25, 2014 3 comments
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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 26, 2014 Published: Oct 25, 2014 21 comments
Rhino announced on October 24th an impressive lineup of RSD "Black Friday" 2014 vinyl releases including the MONO version of Iron Butterfly's classic Heavy album cut from analog tape on "heavy" 180g vinyl for $24.98.

Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 25, 2014 Published: Oct 24, 2014 8 comments
A recent comment posted under the story "Anonymous Mastering Engineer's Take on The Beatles MONO Box Set" prompted me to check out a recent post by AIX's Dr. Mark Waldrep on his site real HD Audio. I've appropriated the site's logo without permission but I can't imagine he'd object to the publicity and if he does I will take it down.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 22, 2014 46 comments
This November 11th Concord Music Group will release a four 180g LP box set The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961”. As all fans of Waltz For Debby and Sunday at The Village Vanguard well know, the two LP’s worth of material were culled from afternoon and evening performances on Sunday June 25th 1961 and represented a heavily edited version of what transpired that eventful day—days before 25 year old bassist Scott LaFaro died in a car accident.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1 comments
Vinyl simply wasn't a major event at this show, though it was there. When I noticed the Pure Music Group was demoing the TechDAS Air Force One turntable with the Thales Simplicity II tonearm I figured the room might have some other interesting analog gear.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Oct 19, 2014 3 comments
The "one man" Osborn Loudspeaker Company displayed only a small part of its 40 model range, including the top of the line Grand Monument Reference a very large monolith of a speaker weighing in at approximately 385 pounds each.


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