A new direction

A new direction

After many years pairing high-powered amps with low-efficiency loudspeakers I decided to go in the opposite direction. Why? Mainly curiosity. I've never had the opportunity to hear high-efficiency single-driver loudspeakers in my system and thought it was time. And tubes. I find tubes fascinating, single-ended triode in particular. Cost of these amps was always somewhat … Continue reading A new direction

Roberto

Roberto

I recently discovered this initial release (2004) by the Roberto Fonseca Afro-Cuban Jazz Project. Mr. Fonseca is a now-well-known jazz pianist hailing from Havana, Cuba. There are several standouts ("Igbae", "Negra Mia", and "De Regreso") on this album including an interesting take on "Over the Rainbow".

Darren

Darren

I recently heard a song from this album by Darren Lyons on my Dave Peck Pandora station (yeah, another "Streaming Update" blog post is coming) and just had to give the album a listen. Glad I did .. good straight-ahead jazz. Check out his site for more info on this excellent drummer and what his … Continue reading Darren

Yet Another Streaming Update

Just a follow-up .. my Amazon Music Unlimited trial is about to end and I decided to purchase a yearly subscription for $79. It's a good value (for Prime members) over the usual suspects (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) even with Apple's recently announced $99/yr option. Yes, I like the service.

Gerry

Gerry

"Night Lights" is a Gerry Mulligan recording from 1963. Pour yourself a cocktail and have a listen. More info and a nice review can be found on the LondonJazzCollector blog.