Category Archives: Music Talk

Palladino, Notes with Attachments, music notes from Philip O’Hanlon

Palladino is a London-based session musician who has spent forty years of touring and/or recording with high-end rock, funk and jazz artists, including The Who, Keith Richards, Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck,  Elton John, John Mayer and Herbie Hancock. Notes with Attachments is a voyage of discovery that keeps on giving with repeated listening. […]

Westside Story 2021 – Philip’s Music Notes

This is truly a stellar recording with reference quality, available on CD, LP, and streaming.  Even if you don’t normally like musicals, this is a must-buy.  We have been using side 1 of the LP set for evaluating equipment, as well as speaker placement. Paul Seydor from TAS has a distinct passion for this musical to […]

Karen Souza – Hotel Souza

Join Karen at her warm & inviting Hotel Souza.  Let your eyes linger on the sexy and sultry blonde but watch out for her warm and captivating voice with crystal clear diction and precise phrasing with a wonderful nuance and intonation in her delivery, certainly enough to capture your heart. Karen Souza co-authored Eight of […]

Louis Armstrong: Black & Blues – Review by Philip O’Hanlon

“Satchmo” This documentary shows the rarely seen personal side of Louis Armstrong, nicknamed, Satchmo.  It was short for ‘satchel mouth’ because he had a very large mouth). Written up for decades as “the greatest jazz trumpeter in the world”, his legacy is a wealth of terrific jazz performances, as well as songs that are full […]

MORMUSIC.Today Recommendation – Must-Have and Noteworthy Magnum Opus LP Re-Issues (repost)

Must Have Reissues These albums will make your system sing, truly remarkable albums both musically & sonically.  Classic albums that we have all heard countless times, but never at this sound quality. Playing Magnum Opus ReDiscovered selection is the best bang on the buck improvement to your system. Dire Straits – Dire Straits. Mobile Fidelity, […]

Irish Music Recommendation | Join in at whatsbestforum to share yours

Having left Ireland (Cork City to be precise) in 1978, I have lived all around the world since then but still have family and friends back home, and have lots of reasons to return regularly.  Building pleasure elements to my business trips, I have always been on the look out for a taste of live […]

“Achingly beautiful, musical post cards from Georgia”, Kancheli’s “33 Miniatures” by George Vatchnadze

Here are Kancheli’s 33 musical postcards inspired by mainly Shakespeare & Brecht plays and cinematic works of various eras, small fragments with an average duration of 2 minutes of deep intimacy and reflection. It is a music that differs dramatically from the more incisive character of the Georgian composer’s large-scale orchestral works and which undoubtedly […]

“The Girl and The Cat” – Lori Lieberman & The Matangi Quartet – Preview and back story from the artist

Lori Lieberman has been a household name associated with “Killing Me Softly” as the inspiration and collaborator of the song and the original artist.  Her beautiful vocals have touched the heart and soul of many of us. Her talent spans far.  In her new album, “The Girl and The Cat”, released in time prior to […]