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An Interview with Cellist Zuill Bailey

Zuill Bailey

Zuill Bailey’s Telarc recording of Bach’s six unaccompanied Cello Suites soared to the top of the Billboard charts this past February. In an age when classical music is increasingly marginalized, the continued surge of interest in the music of J.S. Bach is cause for rejoicing.

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High Definition Music Album Downloads for the Audiophile - November, 2010

hd-music-downloads-november-2010-teaserSales of high definition (high resolution or "high rez") music on discs has floundered, and producers are in a difficult bind because it is expensive to master them, and with profits on low sales being low, they are looking for a different outlet. Well, downloading high rez music is the answer. The music studios, as well as independent musicians, can simply transfer the original high resolution masters (24/88.2 or 24/96) to websites that specialize in selling music by download. The high rez disc does not have to be created, packaged, or distributed by the studio. It costs them nothing to put the music on a website store. The consumer downloads the music and burns it to a disc or plays it from a computer. The reviews here are of high resolution albums downloaded and burned to DVD-A. I listened to them with an OPPO BDP-83/NuForce universal player, Lamm LL1 preamplifier, McIntosh MC1201 power amplifiers, and Carver Mark IV ribbon speakers.

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - October, 2010

movie-october-2010-teaserThe Thin Red Line (Blu-ray), Darjeeling Limited (Blu-ray), American Beauty (Blu-ray), Beauty and the Beast (Blu-ray), Fringe Season 2 (Blu-ray), Psycho (1960) (Blu-ray), The Expendables (Blu-ray), Predators (Blu-ray), Splice (Blu-ray)

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2010

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Back to the Future Trilogy (Blu-ray), Ironman 2 (Blu-ray), How To Train Your Dragon (Blu-ray), Moulin Rouge (Blu-ray), The Maltese Falcon (Blu-ray), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Blu-ray), Alien (Blu-ray), Star Wars - The Clone Wars Season 2 (Blu-ray), The Bridge on the River Kwai (Blu-ray), The Last of the Mohicans (Blu-ray), The Girl Who Played With Fire (Blu-ray), Toy Story 3 (Blu-ray), Aliens (Blu-ray), Alien 3 (Blu-ray), Alien Resurrection (Blu-ray), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Blu-ray), The Karate Kid (2010) (Blu-ray), The Kids Are All Right (Blu-ray), Charlie St. Cloud (Blu-ray)

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile- September, 2010

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases - September

Little Feat is a band that has worn many hats in its lifetime. Unfortunately, based on what I saw in Golden Gate Park last October, their current hat is ill-fitted, torn, and frayed.

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CD Music Reviews for the Audiophile - October, 2010

CD Reviews for the Audiophile-October

Organist Cameron Carpenter is a trip. Intentionally setting himself apart from your average organist, the flamboyant, young artist, who is still under 30, has built an international reputation on a combination of daring interpretations and audacious commentary.

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CD Music Reviews for the Audiophile - September, 2010

September CD Reviews

Imagine my surprise when I began to play what I naïvely assumed was a disc of Spanish music, only to discover the sounds of overtone chanting filling the room. Through them came another voice, low and haunting, with a special beauty that comes from inner illumination.

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - October, 2010

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases - October

Following in the footsteps of a famous parent seems especially difficult for musicians. Athletes can get away with it, and often eclipse their parents' achievements. Just ask Archie Manning or Ken Griffey. But Julian Lennon never had a chance.

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - September, 2010

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Harry Brown (Blu-ray), Good (Blu-ray), Dexter Season 4 (Blu-ray), Wolverine and the X-Men: Final Crisis Trilogy (DVD), Lost in Space (Blu-ray), MacGruber (Blu-ray), Lost Season 6 (Blu-ray), Nanny McPhee (Blu-ray), Road to Perdition (Blu-ray), The Office - Season Six (Blu-ray), The Evil Dead (Blu-ray), Se7en (Blu-ray), Clash of the Titans (Blu-ray), Crazy Heart (Blu-ray), House - Season Six (Blu-ray), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Blu-ray), Robin Hood (2010) (Blu-ray)

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High Definition Music Album Downloads for the Audiophile - October, 2010

hd-music-downloads-october-2010-teaser

Sales of high definition (high resolution, or "high rez") music on discs has floundered, and producers are in a difficult bind because it is expensive to master them, and with profits on low sales being low, they are looking for a different outlet. Well, downloading high rez music is the answer. The music studios, as well as independent musicians, can simply transfer the original high resolution masters (usually 24/88.2 or 24/96) to websites that specialize in selling music by download. The high rez disc does not have to be created, packaged, or distributed by the studio. It costs them nothing to put the music on a website store. The consumer downloads the music and burns it to a disc or plays it from a computer. The reviews here represent our first set of high resolution albums that were downloaded and burned to DVD-A. Most are 24/88, but one is 24/96, and another is 24/44.1. I burned them all to DVD+R media and listened to them with an OPPO BDP-83/NuForce universal player, Lamm LL1 preamplifier, McIntosh MC1201 power amplifiers, and Carver Mark IV ribbon speakers.

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An Hour with the Great Carol Channing

An Hour with the Great Carol Channing

This is not your average interview. In the exchange you’re about to read, the great singing actress and comedienne Carol Channing shares many details of her personal life that she rarely if ever discusses in public.

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