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Pablo Lanouguere Quintet, Eclectico | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | August 20th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I’ve been talking about the Great Tango Revival of 2019, and the Pablo Lanouguere Quintet and their new album Eclectico is certainly part of that. But here’s the thing. The Tango Revival seems to be marked by constant innovation, a need to expand this genre both stylistically and geographically–something that’s not found as much as in, say, the Big Band Jazz Revival that’s been going on for the last few years. Eclectico lives and breathes by this creed, that you just can’t play the hits (so to speak).… Read the full article

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Lauren Henderson, Alma Obscura | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | August 12th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lauren Henderson‘s new album, Alma Oscura, is destined to become one of those sexy, romantic things you play when you’re, well…let’s just say “in the mood for love.” It’s smooth and it’s sultry (a word I’m really beginning to like and overuse) and if you listen to it by yourself it might just seem a little weird. So take heed, audiophiles. And I do target audiophiles because this album sounds great. Really great. You want in-front-of-the-fireplace-on-the-bearskin-rug warmth. It’s a total package.… Read the full article

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Rob Ryndak & Tom Lockwood, Gratitude | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | August 7th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rob Ryndak and Tom Lockwood are two jazz multi-instrumentalists and academics who cover much of the intricate sounds on their new album, Gratitude. They aren’t quite as comprehensive as Dred Scott and his one man jazz trio, but they come surprisingly close. Ryndak is a pianist and percussionist, while Lockwood tackles the saxophones, clarinets and flutes. (He plays bass as well but left those chores to Karl E. H. Seigfried–also a scholar of Norse mythology–for this album.) Both of them compose and arrange, and they divide these twelve tracks neatly in half.… Read the full article

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Jazz Wires, Land of Giants | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jazz Wires, a group led by Cuban-born Raul E. Blanco, creates such a huge impact on their new CD Land of Giants that you might not believe there are only six “wires.” The title track, which starts off this potent album, sounds like it’s performed by a big band who secretly wishes it was a rock band. You feel the pulsing beat, delivered with powerful sonic exclamation marks, and you think “Wow, this is some big music. It’s almost arena jazz.” While Blanco does play more than one role on Jazz Wires’ Land of Giants–piano, vocals and percussion, not to mention mixing and mastering–there is no doubt that this sextet takes the title of this album quite seriously by creating a BIG sound.… Read the full article

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Gregor Huebner, Los Sonadores | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

My first listen of violinist Gregor Huebner Los Sonadores was a special sonic treat, if only for the reason that I had just set up the EgglestonWorks Emma EVO loudspeakers and the Luxman LX-380 integrated amplifier and this was one of the first CDs I played. The Emma EVOs and the LX-380, which will both be featured in an upcoming issue of The Occasional, are a particularly gorgeous combo and I wound up falling in love with the sound–something I consider remarkable because both products are relatively affordable.… Read the full article

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Linette Tobin, Pangaea | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | March 24th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Linette Tobin is a successful immigration lawyer based in Washington DC, and she’s very passionate about, uh…wait a minute. What does this have to do with music? Immigration law? Really? Well, that’s what is so special about Linette Tobin and her new album with Pangaea, The New Shape of the World. She is an immigration lawyer, but she’s also a conga player. She’s the kind of conga player who travels to places such as Cuba and Africa in order to hone her craft and discover new rhythms.… Read the full article

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