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Michael Fremer  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  3 comments
You've seen videos here of the world's largest audio show, "High End" Munich. Back in the 1990s, the show, held in Frankfurt's Kempinski Hotel, more closely resembled a sleepy American affair—as this vintage video demonstrates. It was a very "German" show at the time, musically and otherwise, though even then you'll hear "Take Five" and "Belafonte at Carnegie Hall". Today's High End show is an international affair.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  2 comments
Charles Lloyd's young group, together but a year, played this set September 8th 1966 at the Monterey Jazz Festival, opening with the title tune—actually the two-in-one "Forest Flower-Sunrise" and "Forest Flower-Sunset", both lilting, hypnotic and mesmerizing "hippie-like" tunes that presaged in its mood the next year's "Summer of Love" Monterey Pop Festival.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  18 comments
Bassist Scott LaFaro's death in a Geneva, New York car accident ten days after the Sunday, June 25th, 1961 recording of this Village Vanguard set did more than add a tragic luster to the story. It upended what might have been a very different track order here and on Waltz For Debby, the second record sourced using tracks recorded that day by engineer David Jones on a modified Ampex 350 using Scotch 111 tape.

Jon Iverson  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  243 comments
Register to win a copy of Pink Floyd's The Wall 180g Vinyl LP we are giving away.

According to the company:

"Special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging. The first batch of releases, mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman will be pressed on 180gram vinyl for optimum sound quality."

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  1 comments
Posted stories go to the bottom of the page and then disappear but the eight phono preamps compared story lives on and there's still time to vote for your favorite in this blind listening test.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 19, 2017  |  13 comments
With its compilation-like title, black and white cover art and wide ranging artists roster, The Sound of Jazz, originally issued in 1958, is often confused with one of Columbia Records' early stereo sampler albums.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 17, 2017  |  2 comments
Illustrator, cartoonist Gerald Scarfe spoke yesterday (6/16/17) with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer after Scarfe's hour-long talk at London's Victoria and Albert Museum where since May 13th (and running through October 1st) "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains" has been attracting large, enthusiastic crowds.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  8 comments
In his annotation for Riverside’s 1966 reissue of the 1961 Jazzland original single LP release Monk & Coltrane (RS 390) critic Ira Gitler (who is credited for inventing the expression “sheets of sound” to describe the note cluster technique Coltrane devised during his short time playing with Monk) writes “Coltrane’s talent, set in such a fertile environment, bloomed like a hibiscus.”

Jon Iverson  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  33 comments
Register to win an invitation for two to a private reception with Pink Floyd The Wall artist Gerald Scarfe July 8th, 2017 we are giving away.

About the event:

San Francisco Art Exchange is offering one of the most valuable collections of rock and roll artwork to ever be offered for sale: eleven original paintings, hand-selected by famed English artist Gerald Scarfe, from Pink Floyd’s 1982 masterpiece The Wall. A major exhibition will be held in July with Scarfe and his wife Jane Asher in attendance at the invitation-only premiere to be held at SFAE’s gallery (458 Geary St, San Francisco, CA) July 8th.

AnalogPlanet.com has arranged for a lucky winner and their guest to attend this invitation-only event and meet the artist!

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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