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Music for your speakers: Oliver Nelson – The Blues and the Abstract Truth

This 1961 recording is one of my all-time favourite jazz albums and the opening track, ‘Stolen Moments’, is one of my favourite tracks. The Blues and the Abstract Truth was… Read more

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Music for your speakers: Doug MacLeod – Exactly like this

Singer-songwriter Doug “Dubb” Macleod has been making blues records for over thirty years. The first album of his that I heard was about twenty years ago, called ‘You Can’t Take… Read more

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Bowers & Wilkins and London Symphony Orchestra

Bowers & Wilkins and the London Symphony Orchestra is a relationship built on a passion for great sound and performance. Bowers & Wilkins is extremely proud of its relationship with… Read more

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Sonny Boy Williamson – Keep It To Ourselves

This is one of my favourite acoustic blues albums, and one we regularly use for demonstration.  It is right up there with Muddy Waters’s “Folk Singer”.  The artist was known… Read more

Music for your speakers: Ali & Toumani

Music for your speakers: Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – Ali and Toumani

Ali and Toumani, featuring the Malian musicians, Ali Farka Touré on the guitar and vocals, and Toumani Diabaté on the kora, was released in 2010, several years after Touré’s death… Read more

Music for your speakers - Eric Bibb Good Stuff

Music for your speakers: Eric Bibb – Good Stuff

This is another one of our favourite demonstration records.  Good Stuff was released in1997 as the follow-up album to ‘Spirit & The Blues’, which was also recorded on the Opus… Read more

Graham Hi-Fi Recommends Woman Child

Music for your speakers: Cecile McLorin Salvant – WomanChild

This wonderful new album was released a few months ago. I know. I know. We only review albums that are at least fifteen years old. Well all I can say… Read more

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Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy Listens to Television ‘Marquee Moon’

Television undeniably exerted a significant influence over the evolution of punk rock, but upon hearing their music for the first time, the neophyte would most likely question how. When we… Read more

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Classic Album Sunday’s Colleen Murphy listens to Watermelon Man

In the early 90’s I began to frequent David Mancuso’s Loft parties in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. A private members-only affair that started in 1970, one had to be invited… Read more