Technics SL-M2 (T4P)
Grado Red w/8MZ V stylus
Parasound PPH-100 modded w/BurrBrown
Tascam DA-3000 / DSD2.8
Sennheiser HD600
Recent Activity
posted a review of Fauré* - Requiem, Opus 45. 3 months ago
An amazing composition. A very lovely production in terms of micing and recording. I think it must have been recorded live in a church auditorium with audience, there are occasional sounds of the audience in the background. It along with the 'room sound' ... See full review
submitted Fauré* - Requiem, Opus 45. 3 months ago
submitted Dvořák* - Symphony #5, E Minor, Op. 95 "From The New World". 3 months ago
posted a comment on Johann Sebastian Bach - Christmas Oratorio. 3 months ago
Parts 62-64 were always particularly inspired. This particular production seems excellent, from performance to engineering.
submitted Rossini* - Overtures. 3 months ago
submitted Felix Mendelssohn* - The Preludes and Fugues for Piano, Op. 35. 3 months ago
submitted Robert Tear, Alan Civil, Heather Harper, Sir Neville Marriner, Northern Sinfonia - Britten: Serenade For Tenor, Horn And Strings / Les Iluminations. 3 months ago
submitted Tchaikovsky* - Manfred Symphony. 6 months ago
submitted Various - In The Good Old Summertime. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Darius Milhaud - Sacred Service For The Sabbath Morning. 10 months ago
If all religious service had music this good, we would be a more spiritual people. :)
submitted Charles Haubiel - Miniatures / Minuet (From Suite Passecaille) / Pioneers. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Various - Steelband Panorama Vol.1. about 1 year ago
Reasonably-good stereo recording/production, appealing stereo soundstage provides a nice sonic picture of large ensemble, recorded live. Skillful performances. No audio gap between LP bands. Appears to have been recorded live? mastered? in late 1969? ... See full review
posted a comment on Russ & Becky Jeffers - Russ & Becky Jeffers. about 1 year ago
Great musicmaking and production.
posted a comment on Lawrence Welk - Scarlett O'Hara. about 1 year ago
This is well-produced hi-fi.
posted a comment on Paul Horn - Dream Machine. about 1 year ago
really a top-notch production
posted a comment on Kay Starr - Kay Starr Sings. about 1 year ago
CXS-106 actually also includes the songs "HONEYSUCKLE ROSE" and "AFTER YOU'VE GONE." This entry is actually CXS(NEW)-106, apparently.
posted a comment on Wilton Felder - We All Have A Star. about 1 year ago
This was really well produced, and everyone on tape is on game. Great analog recording, 4.5 stars for making me instinctively dig it on first listen.
posted a comment on Knuckles O'Toole - Knuckles O'Toole Plays Honky Tonk Piano. about 1 year ago
I wonder if the 1956 date applies to a reel-to-reel version... Other sources on the 'net, including the Audio Engineering Society, state late '57 as the intro point for the commercial stereo LP... Supposedly there were no stereo LPs being cut in 1956, so ... See full review
posted a comment on Claude Bolling - Concerto For Classic Guitar And Jazz Piano. over 2 years ago
Nice work, not too impressed with the fidelity of this LP's production. Dynamic range seems squashed, stereo-timing doesn't sparkle. It was recorded on a 50.4KHz digital tape system from Mitsubishi that was a bit of a stretch in 1980. While it might have ... See full review
posted a review of Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition (Arr. Ravel) / Night On Bald Mountain. over 2 years ago
quite possibly my favorite production of "Pictures..." <3
posted a review of Various - Something Festive. over 2 years ago
really quite wonderful holiday album. 5/5
posted a review of Moussorgsky* / Ravel* - Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Pictures At An Exhibition. over 2 years ago
I'm glad I picked this up-- there's a great deal of presence in this recording, and some of the orchestration/phrasing's emphasis is both unique and appealing, particularly the quiet passages. Lovely!
posted a comment on Johann Sebastian Bach, Norddeutscher Singkreis, Gottfried Wolters - Motets. over 2 years ago
Lovely performances, lovely recordings...
posted a review of Samuel Barber / William Schuman - George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Piano Concerto / A Song Of Orpheus. over 2 years ago
This is pretty good, as far as symphonic LP productions go. Not sure why someone rated this 2/5, it deserves recognition.
posted a comment on Samuel Barber / William Schuman - George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Piano Concerto / A Song Of Orpheus. over 2 years ago
Barber began work on the concerto in March 1960. John Browning was the intended soloist from the outset and the concerto was written with his specific keyboard technique in mind (Heyman 1992, 410–11). The first two movements were completed before the end ... See full review
posted a comment on Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra* - Offenbach: Gaité Parisienne / Bizet: Carmen Suite. over 2 years ago
Kinda neat. Not having heard much Offenbach, I immediately heard the connection to John Philip Sousa's work, and sure enough, he had played under Offenbach, composed the 'International Congress' fantasy, which Offenbach conducted, I read upon a cursory ... See full review
posted a review of Bartok*, Vivaldi*, Rudolf Barshai, Moscow Chamber Orchestra - Divertimento / Concerti Grossi Numbers 10 & 11. over 2 years ago
Very nice set of recordings, especially of anything out of a Moscow institution in the early 1960s. Lucky find!
posted a review of Bartók* / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Erich Leinsdorf - Concerto For Orchestra. over 2 years ago
Let's call this a good starting point for further Bartok explorations, it really stands fine on its own as a recording/performance.
posted a review of John Klemmer - Fresh Feathers. over 2 years ago
*nods* this LP is an accomplishment.
posted a review of Beethoven* / Eugene Ormandy / The Philadelphia Orchestra / The Mormon Tabernacle Choir* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125. over 2 years ago
A lovely production, well worth $0.50 at the thrift shop. Adagio Molto E Cantabile (conclusion) comes across as distinctive in all the B's 9th recordings I can recall. Good stuff.
posted a review of Bernstein* conducts Copland* - Piano Concerto, Music For The Theatre. over 2 years ago
Rare evocative recording of fantastic and relatively under-known Copland works.
posted a review of John Coates, Jr - The Jazz Piano Of John Coates, Jr. over 2 years ago
I came across this in a thirft store over the weekend, looked like it was up my alley. I find myself comparing this with E.S.T. and MMW, putting John Coates Jr. in very good company, and two decades ahead of the others. Fantastic listening, lovely ... See full review
posted a comment on Leo Addeo And His Orchestra - Paradise Regained. over 2 years ago
"Stereo Action is a revolutionary new concept of stereo recording in which instruments, singers, whole sections, and even full orchestras are placed into movement so that the listener has, literally, music his eyes can follow."

You have GOT to be ... See full review
posted a review of Enoch Light And His Orchestra - Far Away Places. over 2 years ago
Not Enoch's best, and I'm not quite sure what the harpsicord angle was... But it is dramatically stereophonic, and who can stay mad at that.
posted a review of Roger Williams (2) - Songs Of The Fabulous Forties Part 2. over 2 years ago
Imaginative and skillful productions, hi-fidelity and stereophonic when how to do that well wasn't widely distributed. Kapp did a nice job with this one. Not only analog, it was probably not solid state...
submitted The Anita Kerr Singers - From Nashville ... The Hit Sound. over 2 years ago
submitted Al Kealoha Perry - Hawaii Calls At Twilight. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Various - The Stars In Stereo. over 2 years ago
Benchmark fidelity in 1958, very nice. Great production, performances.
submitted Various - Copland's Greatest Hits. over 2 years ago
submitted André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra - Wonderland By Moonlight. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Unknown Artist - 25 Immortal Masterpieces. over 2 years ago
It is difficult for me to square this album's implied respect for the works that it holds with the way most of the selections are merely excepts that fade out early. I think some of the source material is monaural, too.
posted a review of Daft Punk - Random Access Memories. over 2 years ago
I honestly would have preferred more dynamic range in the vinyl mastering. Seems more lo-fi than the last LP, and that's a bad thing.
posted a review of Steve Douglas - The Music Of Cheops. over 2 years ago
An interesting record in its field recording technical aspects, capturing the acoustic properties of the space in which it was recorded, the so-called "King's Chamber." Very nice fidelity in terms of micing and bandwidth, although there's a lot of tape ... See full review
posted a comment on The Firesign Theatre - Not Insane Or Anything You Want To. over 2 years ago
This probably made a lot more sense if you were there to see it.
posted a comment on Chase (5) - Chase. over 2 years ago
Catchy tunes, great musicmanship, good production. This one gets a home in my library, nice.
posted a review of Perry Como - Where You're Concerned. over 2 years ago
It's interesting. This is a very nostalgic album, even when it was produced, in '78, it's very much a love letter to another era of songwriting and recording. There's a rolled-off quality to it, a top shelf cut that is perhaps intended to evoke the ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Nadia's Theme (The Young And The Restless). over 2 years ago
Kind of an A&M easy listening sampler. No complaints about production, but it's just an anthology, basically.
submitted La Fiesta De Toros - Fury Of The Matador; Music Of The Bullring. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Herb Alpert - Rise. over 2 years ago
All tracks but A1 were recorded on a 3M-32 track digital machine. ( http://mixonline.com/TECnology-Hall-of-Fame/1978-EM-Mastering/ ), and then transferred to analog for editing. The 3M machine 32 input channels at a 16-bit 50KHz sampling rate to 3M ... See full review
posted a review of Pete Fountain - At The Bateau Lounge. over 2 years ago
Very tight performances, good micing. Levels on LP are a little lower than what I'm accustomed to seeing, though on the overhand, it doesn't sound like there's much tape oversaturation when they do get loud, so this may have been an intentional thing. ... See full review