Author: Jim Merod

Grand Prix “Monaco” Modular Audio Isolation System

December 27, 2002

Grand Prix “Monaco” Modular Audio Isolation System   Jim Merod 27 December 2002 Specifications: stainless steel frameclear vinyl or black carbon fiber/metal/Kevlar composite material shelvesPrice range: $999 – $4,495. 2 Shelf Monaco – $2,4954 Shelf Monaco [Read More]

John Hicks And Gust Tsilis At The Atheneum, La Jolla, California

September 10, 2002

John Hicks And Gust Tsilis At The Atheneum, La Jolla, California Album and Performance Review Jim Merod 10 September 2002 Pianist John Hicks and his partner, vibraphonist Gust Tsilis, were nearly thwarted from playing to a [Read More]

Alas, Our Brilliant Colleague

September 3, 2002

Alas, Our Brilliant Colleague   Jim Merod 3 September 2002 Denny Purcell, the talented and uncompromising award-winning mastering engineer, passed away in his Georgetown Mastering Studio in Nashville last week August 22nd. His death, at [Read More]

Earthworks Audio

August 23, 2002

Earthworks Audio A Pro’s Point of View Jim Merod 23 August 2002 I gained my introduction to the extraordinary audio universe of David Blackmer in the late ’80s. I was searching among several high-end audio [Read More]

Karrin Allyson: In Blue

August 14, 2002

Karrin Allyson: In Blue [Concord CCD-2106-2] Jim Merod 14 August2002 Vocalist Karrin Allyson is one of the truly gifted, swinging and (gracefully, thankfully) subtle female vocalists on the scene today … and, since there are [Read More]

Ellington At The White House

August 3, 2002

Ellington At The White House   Jim Merod 3 August 2002 Duke Ellington’s seventieth birthday was celebrated with a patriotic royal flair on April 29, 1969. Richard Nixon’s White House gathering of jazz, cultural and [Read More]

The Joyful Art of Jazz Photography

June 24, 2002

The Joyful Art of Jazz Photography Commentary Jim Merod 24 June 2002 Ugliness, discovered or invented, has often been the camera’s essential, sometimes desperate domain. The human condition is suffused with grim images. To be human [Read More]

Samba Jazz Fantasia

June 10, 2002

Samba Jazz Fantasia Duduka Da Fonseca [Malandro Records MAL 71018] Jim Merod 10 June 2002 Malandro Records, in Cincinnati, Ohio, has become one of the hippest places on the planet. If you doubt that attribution, [Read More]

Stealth “Bullet-Proof” Microphone Cables

February 6, 2002

Stealth “Bullet-Proof” Microphone Cables A Pro’s Point Of View Jim Merod 6 February 2002 Specifications Address:Interlink House, Inc.17528 Bowie Mill Rd.,Derwood, MD 20855 U.S.ATelephone (voice): 240.631.8002 or 800.579.4046Fax: 240.631.8859Web: www.stealthcables.comEmail: Microphone cables are the least appreciated [Read More]

Tommy Flanagan

November 24, 2001

Tommy Flanagan Commentary Jim Merod November 2001 A Reminiscence The incomparable pianist Tommy Flanagan passed away on November 16th in New York. He was seventy-one. Jazz lost an artist who set the highest lyrical standards. [Read More]

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