Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado – Navigation Blues

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 3/19/2023 to Music
Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado – Navigation Blues
With over 100 million tracks available at your fingertips, it takes something very compelling to listen to an album twice in a row back-to-back. Yet, that’s exactly what happened to “Navigation Blues” by Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado. The album is a combination of Chicago blues, rock, soul and even boogie with gripping vocals, very rhythmic melodies and propulsive drive. Upon listening to the full album, you’ll hear some things that sound like John Lee Hooker, Billy Gibbons, Ray Charles and more. Quite a variety of instruments are used in the album and the musicianship is first rate. But, it’s the flow and engaging music that will keep you coming back. Sound quality isn’t bad at all, but is somewhat marred by vocals that definitely have some edge to them. However, it could be argued that this edge suits the music and the recording. But, don’t let that dissuade you from listening to this album as you’d be missing out. Find it on Tidal

Late night TV watching with headphones

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 1/7/2023 to Audio Tips
Late night TV watching with headphones
Late night movie or TV watching? First, pair the iFi Go Blu via Bluetooth to your TV. Then with the Meze 99 Classics closed headphones, enjoy superior full sound while not disturbing others. The Meze 99 Classics with Meze's introductory Balanced Headphone Upgrade Cable and the iFi Go Blu is a synergistic combo. The iFi provides all the highest quality Bluetooth codecs and has a 4.4mm balanced output to match perfectly with the Meze combo. You're not tethered with a cord to your TV and the iFi provides plenty of power for the headphones and a slick volume control!

Juzzie Smith - (Live)

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 12/11/2022 to Music
Juzzie Smith - (Live)

Juzzie Smith is a one-man-band from Australia that is known for playing up to six instruments at once. He has gained his acclaim through viral YouTube videos with millions of views from street performances to music festivals. He has a unique bluesy sound with an undeniable groove and warm vocals. This is not a gimmick by any means, but pure talent. In addition to the great music and talent, someone did a superb job of capturing his live sound with this recording. Listen to it on TIDAL.


Jo Harrop – The Heart Wants

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 5/14/2022 to Music
Jo Harrop – The Heart Wants
If you’re looking for a great new vocal jazz album/artist, look no further. UK’s Jo Harrop not only shows off her warm and intimate voice in this understated bluesy lineup, but she displays her considerable songwriting chops as well. Even with a stellar lineup of musicians including heavyweights such as Christian McBride and Jason Rebello, it’s her emotional delivery that really stands out. Find it on TIDAL.

Jeremy Olivier - Where the light gets in

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 3/13/2022 to Music
Jeremy Olivier - Where the light gets in
If you’re in the mood for a pure and intimate recording, this could be right up your alley. This album is a very stripped-down affair with Jeremy Olivier on vocal / guitar and Mike del Ferro on piano. Jeremy Olivier is a known name and has previously collaborated with Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, George Benson and more. Mike del Ferro accompanies perfectly to suit the mood of this album that covers a variety of both originals and covers. If you’re at all familiar with the Sound Liaison label, superb recording quality is a given. The recording does an excellent job of capturing the live "you are there" studio sound with spaciousness, delicacy and airiness. Recorded in DXD, this album is available from Sound Liaison in formats ranging from 24/96 FLAC and DSD64 right up to 32/352 DXD and DSD256. After purchasing this album, Roon shows it in the library at a dynamic range of 11 which is fantastic for a simple recording like this.  Find it on Sound Liaison.
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