Michael Fremer

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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  First Published: Sep 28, 2017  |  2 comments
The 2017 Tokyo International Audio Show runs from Friday September 29th though Sunday October 1st. It's the first time AnalogPlanet has covered the show, so no coming attractions and no expectations.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  6 comments
The young jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant’s arrival on the jazz scene began when she entered and won the 2010 Thelonious Monk competition, which annually spotlights a different instrument. That year was a vocal contest. Singing was not the 21 year old’s intended career choice.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  First Published: Mar 01, 2000  |  0 comments
The ad for the tag sale read "Former member of '60s rock group selling LP collection and vintage instruments," so of course I took the bait. I arrived early, or so I thought---there were already 30 folks ahead of me. I stayed anyway: You never can tell what sloppy seconds will yield---and perhaps they were all there for the other stuff.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  First Published: Sep 26, 2017  |  8 comments
Cable manufacturer Morrow Audio recently opened a used record store on a busy Florence, Kentucky highway. 30,000 cars pass the store daily.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  8 comments
Originally released on CD in 2011 this recorded-to-tape Gillian Welch gem finally has an AAA vinyl release. Welch explains the motivation for the vinyl version in a Washington Post profile .

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  First Published: Sep 21, 2017  |  9 comments
What else needs to be said?
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  First Published: Sep 20, 2017  |  6 comments
How best to sell to the Dylan-loving fanbase his "Jesus period"? That was the question Columbia Records/Legacy Records asked itself and had to answer in order to present to the public this new set available in a deluxe 8 CD/1 DVD Box Set that's also available as a 2 CD and 4 LP configuration consisting of the Deluxe Box's first two discs.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2000  |  8 comments
Sorry about starting an "Analog" column with an HDCD recommendation, but I was going through a pile of new CDs when the sound of one---Evolution, from Modern Jazz Quartet veteran John Lewis on Atlantic---almost immobilized me. The sonic presentation on this solo-piano set, recorded in January 1999, is exceptionally natural: a well-organized, harmonically and physically convincing, three-dimensional picture of a piano within the reverberant field of a real performance space. Clearly, a minimally miked analog job, and spectacular in its simplicity.
Michael Fremer  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  First Published: Sep 15, 2017  |  4 comments
Craft Recordings (a Concord Records imprint), which recently issued the 3 LP Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings just announced the Stax 7 Box Set, the first release in a year long celebration of the storied label's 60th anniversary.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  First Published: Sep 15, 2017  |  5 comments
Third Man Records today released three key Muddy Waters Chess singles originally released on 78rpm shellac. The three are "Rollin' Stone" b/w "Walkin' Blues", "She's All Right" b/w "Sad, Sad Day" and "Mannish Boy" b/w "Young Fashioned Ways".

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