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January 13th, 2023

ECM Moving Cautiously Back Into Vinyl Today Announces Six New Titles

the label has been issuing a few older titles over time

By: Tracking Angle

ECM today announced six new titles available now or coming soon on vinyl. The titles are: Avishai Cohen: Naked Truth (pictured above), Mark Turner: Return from the Stars (available March 25th)—Tord Gustavsen Trio: Opening—John Scofield: John Scofield—Oded Tzur: Isabela—Enrico Rava & Fred Hersch: The Song is You—Within the press release: There is a searching, yearning quality to Naked Truth, and a raw beauty and vulnerability in Avishai Cohen’s trumpet sound on his... Read More

January 12th, 2023

Blue Note Announces New 2023 "Tone Poet" Series Line-Up

acclaimed all-analog mastered from original tape 180g series produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray

By: Tracking Angle

Blue Note Records just announced the upcoming 2023 line-up for the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, produced by "Tone Poet" Joe Harley and mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. RTI manufactures the records, which are packaged in deluxe gatefold tip-on jackets. Once again, Harley handpicked the titles, which include include acknowledged treasures from the Blue Note catalog as well as underrated classics, modern era standouts, and albums from... Read More

January 11th, 2023

Kevin Gray's New Analog-Tube Driven Recording Chain Stars In New Video

see what goes in before you hear what comes out

By: Tracking Angle

Last year mastering engineer Kevin Gray built a living room recording studio adjacent to his Cohearent Mastering suite. He's been working on an all-analog recording chain to go with it and now he's ready in this video to show it off. (Photo: L-R: Audio-Fidelity/DCC Compact Classics founder Marshall Blonstein, Fremer, Kevin Gray at Cohearent mastering session for TRON soundtrack album.) Read More

January 5th, 2023

SME Updates Turntable Lineup to MK2 Editions

new generation A.C. synchronous motor drive system

By: Tracking Angle

Buffalo, NY, January 5, 2023—Bluebird Music, SME's North American distributor announced today the immediate availability of the all-new SME MK2 series turntables. The SME product range now includes: Model 12 MK2, Model 15 MK2, Model 20 MK2, Model 30 MK2 and Synergy MK2. The main photo is of the Model 15 MK2.According to Bluebird, the primary feature of the MK2 editions is a "highly sophisticated new generation drive system consisting of an A.C. synchronous... Read More

December 12th, 2022

Universal Music Group Launches "Music 4 Good" Charity Auction Benefitting World Central Kitchen, Planned Parenthood & others

bid and win items like "Getz/Gilberto" lacquer, Blue Note at Sea Cruise & dinner with Don Was

By: Michael Fremer

Santa Monica, December 12, 2022 – To celebrate the holiday season and support charities making a difference in communities around the world, Universal Music Group today launched the Music 4 Good charity auction in partnership with Charitybuzz, offering exclusive items and experiences provided by some of the world’s most beloved artists and renowned record labels. Proceeds from the auction will benefit organizations including World Central Kitchen, Planned Parenthood,... Read More

December 6th, 2022

High End 2023 is Fully Booked As of December 6th

Munich show dates are May 18-21

By: Michael Fremer

Press release: Following the registration deadline for the HIGH END 2023 on 30th November 2022, the company HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH is pleased to announce that the international audio show is yet again fully booked. According to the event organiser, the demand for the popular atrium rooms in particular far exceeded the capacities available. The continued interest in the event among exhibitors is extremely positive and demonstrates how trade shows will continue... Read More