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Fred Hersch and the WDR Big Band, Begin Again | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | August 3rd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

It says a lot about legendary jazz pianist Fred Hersch and his unique style that he can play with a large ensemble such as the WDR Big Band and leave you thinking primarily at those thoughtful phrases and unique cadences on the keyboard. WDR, based out of Germany, has a fine reputation for coming up with a sound that stands apart, so much so that I instantly know that these performances will not sound typical, all dynamics and precision and scope.… Read the full article

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Judy Wexler, Crowded Heart | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

Judy Wexler, Judy Wexler. Where do I know that name? Turns out we’ve been friends on Facebook for quite a long time, a mutual friend of both audiophiles, audio reviewers and other musicians/performers, people most of you know, too. What’s interesting is that her new album, Crowded Heart, was sent to me by a third party, someone who thought I needed to hear this Judy Wexler person, this jazz singer. It’s a small world sometimes. That usually means one thing, of getting that vague feeling of both trepidation and forced optimism when you witness the talent of someone you know, sort of anyway, and having to offer something positive no matter what.… Read the full article

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