Category Archives: Curator’s Music Notes Album Review: Santana – Abraxas 50th Anniversary

A Latin Fusion Masterpiece delivered by Santana 50 Years Ago Abraxas, a fusion of rock, jazz, salsa, and blues, proved both musically innovative & commercially successful. It eventually reached quadruple platinum in sales. The band went on to win eight GRAMMY Awards.   In 1999, the album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. Whether […]

M.O.R. Music Recommendation – Must-Have Re-Issues

Must Have Reissues These albums will make your system sing, truly remarkable albums both musically & sonically.  Classic albums that we have all heard countless times, but never at this sound quality. Playing Magnum Opus ReDiscovered selection is the best bang on the buck improvement to your system.   When first released in Ireland in […]

Duke Ellington “Liberian Suite”

Duke Ellington’s “Liberian Suite” from the 1949 10” mono LP. Originally commissioned by the Liberian government to celebrate its Centenial since independence. The Liberian Suite does not follow traditional classical forms or imitate the tendency toward thematic development and recapitulation, instead the music tried to capture African rhythms and move from idea to idea, picking […]