ThompsonFive+SixCOVERLonelyCityCoverFor January 2015 we have two fine new jazz CDs going to six AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers. One is Such Sweet Thunder, by Vance Thompson’s Five Plus Six featuring the core quintet with six additional horns.  Their debut CD is full of panache and surprise, and includes music of Ellington and Monk plus country and folk. Here’s our review of it. The second CD is Lonely City, from vocalist-composer Allegra Levy. This is her clearly autobiographical debut album, and is a lyrical collection of 11 originals. Pictured are the covers both CDs. To be considered, just register using our simple form on the site, and you may be one of the lucky six readers. More details on our Editorial Page, plus the name of the winner of December’s major SACD set.

Here is our Best Discs of 2014 List

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Audio News for January 23, 2015 - DTS Competition to Dolby Atmos: DTS:X; Sony Hi-Res Digital Walkmen; Starz Adds DTS-HD Surround; CES - All About the Bling
Audio News for January 20, 2015 - Sale of Google Glasses Halted; MixRadio Partnership With Harman Kardon Speakers; New Audeze Planar Magnetic Headphones; New Paris Concert Hall; Benefactress of Mariinsky Theatre Dies
Audio News for January 16, 2015 - Hi-Res Audio Has a Ways to Go in Retail; Evolution of the Smart Home; New Partners for LG WebOS TVs; Sharp Goes Beyond 4K with Split Pixels
Steve Strauss – Sea Of Dreams – Stockfisch stereo-only


1914 – Music for Strings and Piano = KOECHLIN: Violin Sonata; VIERNE: Preludes for Piano; Quintet for piano and string quartet – Gramola
Matt Lavelle and John Pietaro – Harmolodic Monk [TrackList follows] – Unseen Rain
Touch of the Light (2012)
The Piano Guys – Wonders – Portrait/Sony Masterworks
FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Player</br> SRP $100.00
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian”; Symphony No. 3 “Polish” – Vienna State Opera Orch./ Hans Swarowsky – Tuxedo
Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin, (TrackList follows) – Sony Legacy (3 CDs + 1 Blu-ray)
16 Christmas CDs & SACDs Reviewed – 2014



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