After hearing the track "Ambre" from this gorgeous album by the Italian trumpeter I just had to hear more. Released in 2013, I only wish I had discovered him and his band sooner! Nice review on All About Jazz.
Schiit Audio recently released a very affordable hardware EQ (aka, tone control). At $149 I just couldn't resist. So much for being off the merry-go-round. Loki Mini Fans of Schiit will remember the Loki name from a now discontinued product which was Schiit's brief foray into DSD-land. Apparently Jason and Mike liked the name enough … Continue reading Aww Schiit!
Alan Pasqua's "My New Old Friend" is another album I've recently discovered. While listening to The Jazz Groove I heard "Witicha Lineman" and just had to hear more. A fine album indeed. Nice review on All About Jazz.
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".
Pandora In a previous post I stated the Pandora Premium tier wasn't what I was looking for as a supplement to Tidal and cancelled my subscription. However, it didn't take long to find myself really missing all that Pandora brings to the table. Music discovery is what I value most with the service and their … Continue reading Streaming .. again
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
Another Houston Person discovery. This time he collaborates with Teddy Edwards and pays tribute to some past greats. Wonderful album.