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July 23, 2019

Goldmine1 Jimmie Vaughan Live at The Warehouse, Fairfield CT

Jimmie Vaughan passed through Connecticut this weekend in support of his new release, “Baby, Please Come Home.”

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Goldmine1 Don Felder’s ‘American Rock and Roll’

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder plays “American Rock ‘N’ Roll” LOUD and proud for Goldmine.

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Unknown On ClassicsToday: Karajan’s best Beethoven or the best Karajan-Beethoven? (DG)

Karajan’s 1970s Beethoven In Blu-ray Audio: A Controversial Set Revisited

Review by: Jens F. Laurson

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Herbert von Karajan was once the high-holy name in classical music. So much so it was inevitable that the historical pendulum would swing the other way. And so he became something of an outcast among the self-declared cognoscenti. When customers

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Discogs Staff Crate Diggers Profile: Face Records

With less than a week to go until Crate Diggers arrives in New York, we said “Konnichiwa Face Records!” Originally founded in 1994, Face Records Tokyo has been a mainstay of the vinyl community in Japan through their store in Shibuya. They recently expanded to Williamsburg, Brooklyn and celebrate their first anniversary this month.

If you’re anything like me, then there’s something uniquely fascinating about the idea of record digging in Japan. The land of the rising sun has produced some of the most innovative sounds, with musical pioneers such as Haruomi Hosono, Maki Asakawa, and Hiroshi Yoshimura standing shoulder to shoulder with western greats like James Brown, Joni Mitchell, and Brian Eno.

“YouTube played a huge part in the initial surge of interest in older Japanese music” says Chris, Store Manager at Face Records NYC. “Subsequently labels such as Light in the Attic pioneered making this music available outside of Japan through their Japanese Folk & Rock, City Pop and AOR & Boogie compilations.”

Western DJ’s, collectors and audiophiles alike are drawn to original Japanese pressings too for their premium sound quality, great care given to artwork and obi strips -the strip of paper that wraps around the jacket.

“The sound quality of Japanese pressings tend to be delicate and refined,” says Chris. “I’d argue that the US pressing factories prioritized value for money whereas Japanese plants were more concerned with quality materials. Their thinking really was if you’re going to do something, do it right.”

It’s clear that this thinking applies to Face Records and their treasure trove of Japanese LP and 45’s, right down to their state-of-the-art Taguchi in-store speakers.

“We specialize in jazz, soul and funk but also carry other genres like techno, rock, anime and TV & Movie soundtracks” says Chris. “We regularly list titles for sale on the Face Records Discogs profile too.”

“Just like the Japanese Kissa’s, sound is important and these Taguchi speakers are hand made in Japan, emitting a soft, radial sound. We’re also the only store outside Japan to carry Taruya needles too.”

And what about Crate Diggers on Saturday, July 27, at the PlayStation Theater?

“We’ll be bringing the cream of the crop to Crate Diggers.”

Don’t miss the best record fair in NYC, happening this weekend at the Playstation Theater. You can learn more about the free record fair and the big names playing the after-party here.

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Luft OHiggins

Leading UK saxophonist Dave O’Higgins and young guitar star Rob Luft release their hard-swinging new album, Plays Monk & Trane, on 4 October on Ubuntu Music, with an extensive UK tour to support the album. Finding fertile new ground on much-loved classics as ‘Naima’, ‘Trinkle-Tinkle’ and ‘Like Sonny’, the quartet also features Hammond organist Scott Flannigan and drummer Rod Youngs.

Dates are: Ninety One Living Room, London (16 Aug); Chichester Jazz Club (6 Sep); Bull’s Head, London (7 Sep): Bristol Old Vic (8 Sep); North Devon Jazz Club, Appledore (9 Sep); Flute & Tankard, Cardiff, Wales (10 Sep); Stratford Jazz, Stratford-Upon-Avon (11 Sep); Calstock Arts Centre, Cornwall (12 Sep); Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton (13 Sep); The Oval Tavern, Croydon (lunchtime, 15 Sep); The Royal Albert, Deptford (evening, 15 Sep); Ronnie Scott’s, London (late show, 16 Sep); Southampton Modern Jazz Club (17 Sep); Boaters, Kingston (6 Oct); Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Steet, London (album launch, 7 Oct); Guildford Pavilion (9 Oct); Cambridge Modern Jazz Club (10 Oct); Bexley Jazz Club (14 Oct); Jazz In Sevenoaks (15 Oct); All Saints Church, Hove (lunchtime, 17 Oct); Albany Social Club, Coventry (evening, 17 Oct); Great Broughton Village Hall (18 Oct); Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham (2 Nov); The Spotted Dog, Birmingham (5 Nov); Swansea Jazzland, Wales (6 Nov); Crookes Social Club, Sheffield Jazz (8 Nov); The Blue Room, Lincoln (9 Nov); Herts Jazz (10 Nov); Derngate Theatre, Northampton (15 Nov); Omnibus Theatre, London (17 Nov); The Musician, Leicester (21 Nov); The Mad Hatter, Oxford (26 Nov); 606 Club, London (7 Dec); Norwich Jazz Club (10 Dec) and Jazz Hastings (17 Dec).

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Freya Parr Free Download: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue by Stewart Goodyear and the Chineke Orchestra!

‘A collision of classical and jazz’

This week’s free download is Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, performed by pianist Stewart Goodyear with the Chineke! Orchestra under Wayne Marshall. It was recorded on Orchid Classics and was awarded five stars for performance and four for recording in the August issue of BBC Music Magazine.


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