Winter 2015

Winter 2015 - Happy New Year! After a crazy fall, I am looking forward to spending cold and quiet January days in the studio with my souped up turntable and new archival phono preamp transferring a collection of LPs, 45s and 78s for a jazz archive. In December, I finished a wonderful batch of albums that will be released in the coming weeks, including a new record from Chris Riffle (the third I've mastered for him!), and several reissues of live performances from NYC's beloved and much missed club The Bottom Line. Also in December, I finally got to view the NYC episode of the Foo Fighters' HBO documentary series Sonic Highways (in jam-packed Irving Plaza!), featuring profoundly moving and poetic interviews with my boss Steve Rosenthal and with frequent Magic Shop client Nora Guthrie. Speaking of Nora... congratulations to The Del McCoury Band on their Best American Roots Song GRAMMY nomination for "The New York Trains," part of the My Name Is New York 3-CD box set, narrated by Nora Guthrie, produced by Nora, Steve Rosenthal and Michael Kleff and mastered by me. (Free download on the Woody Guthrie website).

I have much to be grateful for and much to look forward to in 2015. Now, back to my music reading list.