Monthly Archives: April 2007

New Jean-Luc Ponty Album Due May 22

From Jean-Luc Ponty‘s website comes this exciting bit of news: A new studio album with new compositions performed by JEAN LUC PONTY & HIS BAND entitled THE ACATAMA EXPERIENCE will be released on MAY 4th in the USA by Koch … Continue reading

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Joe Sample: “Carmel”

I’ve been revisiting an “oldie but goodie” over the past few days. Several years ago, I found the Joe Sample Collection CD on GRP, which had highlights of all of his solo recordings for MCA Jazz. Since then, I have … Continue reading

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Michael Franks: “Passionfruit”

Maybe I’m a bit crazy for writing up mini-reviews on albums that have been available for several years, or even a couple of decades…but some of them are enduring cornerstones of my collection, and what I feel are high points … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Guide to High-Res (DVD-A and SACD)

A few years ago, two new high-resolution digital audio formats debuted amidst the flurry of low-resolution audio formats that were aimed for portability and downloading.  This article will help you decipher some of the different high-res and disc formats available … Continue reading

Posted in Audio/Video Hardware, Music

What Has Happened to Spongebob Squarepants??

As I figured, all good things had to come to an end. No, the Nickelodeon series Spongebob has not gone off the air, but for all purposes, it might as well have gone off the air. A few years ago, … Continue reading

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