Christmas came early for me this year; what a wonderful surprise! What a unique opportunity to sit in on Trio Céleste while they recorded an upcoming album at Soka’s Performing Arts Center, here in So California. Kyle & Jesse monitoring intently wi […]Continue reading.
Photo from Down Beat magazine, Feb. 1947 Billie Holiday was born a hundred years ago last week. She died in 1959 at the age of 44, the coroner’s report declared cirrhosis of the liver, though the police had her chained to the bed for substance abuse. […]Continue reading.
Growing up on the other side of the pond, we were not exposed to Jazz and unfortunately never really came across such greats as Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong. In the mid nineties, I was working in the movie industry when Erik Henry […]Continue reading.
Thirty years ago I used to travel regularly to Paris & quickly found a terrific chain of record shops – FNAC. You can imagine my delight to walk in to one a fortnight ago, traveling with my family. It felt like visiting an old friend. FNAC have quite a decent selection of reissues & recent releases. Glancing through the covers, I couldn’t believe what I found!Continue reading.
Record Store Day was Saturday, their 7th year run of a homegrown promotional event that New York Times dubbed as a “Small Renaissance”. That really made me nostalgic. I could not help but remember lending the LP of Santana’s Abraxas to my speech teach […]Continue reading.
Luxman Debuts its DSD DAC at Music Lovers Audio during Music Demo on February 9, 2013 in San Francisco We kicked off our 2013 public Music Seminars in San Francisco last weekend at a dealer’s store (Music Lovers), demonstrated with a prototype LUXMAN D […]Continue reading.