Classic Rock?

There was a (long) time when the term classic rock meant music that stood head and shoulders above others, because it was inspiring, innovative, influential, special. I’m thinking Cream, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and so on. Today it seems to mean a sub-genre of rock. Thus, most new rock releases featuring lead vocal, guitar, bass, […]

Who cares about quality?

I bought this jazz vocal album because the creators put a lot into finding a special Italian Fazioli Grand piano expertly maintained in a venue (Sydney Town Hall) with excellent acoustics, then ‘live’ recording very carefully a personal selection of songs. They aimed to produce “a wonderful sound” and concluded that they achieved this. On […]