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ARTICLE: THE VINYL POST

Passion, Grace and Fire

Read "Passion, Grace and Fire" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Although they are primarily known for their gold CD reissue program and multi-channel SACDs, the Audio Fidelity firm has recently plunged into the vinyl market with a small number of titles. These limited edition 180 gram pressings are remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and packaged in glossy gatefold covers. Tapping into some music not ...

NEWS: RECORDING

John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco De Lucia "Passion Grace & Fire" Reissued On 180g Virgin Vinyl by Audio Fidelity

John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco De Lucia "Passion Grace & Fire" Reissued On 180g Virgin Vinyl by Audio Fidelity

In 1983 the guitar super trio of John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía reunited for another set of acoustic guitar trios. Unlike their first album the phenomenal live acoustic performance Friday Night In San Francisco this masterpiece consists entirely of studio sessions. Passion Grace & Fire is a mix of flamenco, fusion, jazz, latin ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Esquivel And His Orchestra's "Other Worlds Other Sounds" Coming Soon On 180g Virgin Vinyl from Audio Fidelity

Esquivel And His Orchestra's "Other Worlds Other Sounds" Coming Soon On 180g Virgin Vinyl from Audio Fidelity

Esquivel was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films and widely considered the king of a style of late 1950s early 1960s quirky instrumental pop known today as lounge music. His orchestration tended toward the very lush, employing novel instrumental combinations, such as Chinese bells, mariachi bands, whistling, and numerous percussion instruments ...

Grover Washington, Jr.: Winelight (Hybrid SACD 5.1 Multichannel)

Read "Grover Washington, Jr.: Winelight (Hybrid SACD 5.1 Multichannel)" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

When Grover Washington, Jr. passed away in 1999 the jazz world lost one of its most successful and talented creators, and in his wake a slew of saxophonists have stepped up to fill the void. None have. jny: Philadelphia jazz deejay Bob Perkins said, of Washington, a native of the City of Brotherly Love, “He was ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Blood Sweat & Tears: Child Is Father To The Man

Read "Child Is Father To The Man" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Back in the 1960s, keyboardist, vocalist Al Kooper played a prominent role as a coordinator and innovator in the flourishing blues, pop and rock idioms. He played the Hammond organ part on Bob Dylan's “ perennial classic “Like a Rolling Stone," and recorded with wunderkind guitarist Mike Bloomfield, leading to the highly revered Super Session (Columbia, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Vangelis: Blade Runner OST

Read "Vangelis: Blade Runner OST" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

At its worst, the music of Greek composer and multi-instrumentalist Vangelis is full of sounds and furies that signify absolutely nothing. At its best, his recordings incorporate many types of sounds and beautiful and memorable melodies that nod in the direction of a number of different musical styles without destroying the overall mood of his records. ...

Mel Torme: The London Sessions

Read "The London Sessions" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Professionalism, I suppose, implies the ability to perform to the best of one's ability in spite of whatever obstacles are placed in one's path. In June 1977, when the late Mel Tormé recorded the songs that comprise The London Sessions, he relates that he was nervous, apprehensive, and nearly exhausted after a long flight from jny: ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Al DiMeola: Anthology

Read "Anthology" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

The Holy Trinity of great fusion guitarists must assuredly be John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny and Al DiMeola. This two-disc “Anthology” collects the best tracks from seven of DiMeola’s Columbia albums between 1975 and 1983, along with four previously unreleased live tracks. Since DiMeola turned out so much uniformly excellent music for the label in that period, ...