GERM Project · 15. January 2020
Our GERM project continues today, Wednesday Jan 15, 7-8 pm at the LISTENING PLACE, 21 Thomson Ave, Glens Falls. Each week we explore another facet of that stunning gem, the LP record during its 40 year history on Planet Earth. When stereophonic sound entered the home in the mid/late 1950s, people literally had to make room for it. If you already owned a "hi-fi" system and wanted to modernize to stereo, you had to move furniture to make room for a second speaker system, a second amplifier and a...
GERM Project · 08. January 2020
Happy NEW YEAR and welcome to the first GERM session of 2020! We meet TONIGHT (Wednesday, January 8) from 7 to 8 pm at the LISTENING PLACE, 21 Thomson Avenue, Glens Falls. The GERM project is a weekly gathering of music lovers for one hour of LP record listening; we hear, week by week, music of every type from the GOLDEN ERA, 1948 to 1988. This forty year span encompassed an astonishing flowering of musical culture from every part of the planet. Jazz, Classical, Popular, Folk, Ethnic, Rock,...
GERM Project · 18. December 2019
Tonight (Wednesday) is the last Golden Era Recorded Music project show for 2019; the next two Wednesdays are CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR'S DAY, and no project shows are scheduled. With the live broadcast next week of "THE FESTIVAL of NINE LESSONS & CAROLS" from King's College (London), our GERM project guest host STEVE SULLIVAN will focus on the medieval English University City where it originates. It's a CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS tonight! We will hear seasonal music from much older chapels as we walk...
GERM Project · 11. December 2019
Tonight the GERM project at THE LISTENING PLACE will be GREAT SONGS OF THE SEASON YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD. Steve Sullivan and I will play CHRISTMAS GEMS from around the world on rare and out-of-print vinyl that have been forgotten, overlooked or simply lost to the yearly cycle of time and changing fashion. It's all on vinyl, of course, AND if you identify ANY 3 selections, you win a slice of gourmet chocolate cheesecake! This all happens from 7 to 8 pm, tonight (Wednesday, December 11) at 21...
GERM Project · 04. December 2019
Tonight's Golden Era Recorded Music program will focus on a rare and long out-of-print LP recording by RAVI SHANKAR. . . . his astonishing SITAR CONCERTO with the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ANDRE PREVIN. Ravi Shankar came out of the great flowering of international musical geniuses on LP during the 1960s and he brought love and understanding (at least in a rudimentary sense) of Indian music to the Western world with his many concerts and record releases in Europe and the USA. His...
GERM Project · 27. November 2019
For this first Wednesday GERM presentation of the HOLIDAY SEASON, we will be hearing a 1-hour program of pure joy: Count Basie, Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington on vinyl. We will hear the different styles of two great band leaders plus the great man in the background, BILLY STRAYHORN. Discovered by chance in Pittsburgh circa 1942, Billy was soon hired to work with Ellington and apply his enormous compositional abilities to the band's music. He gave it a new subtlety and elegance that made...
25. November 2019
We are excited to introduce two new models into our speaker line: the Model 7, a tower model that offers exceptional sound in a narrower profile, and the Model 8, a high-performance speaker perfect for bookshelf or countertop placement. Follow the links below to learn more about these unique designs.
GERM Project · 11. November 2019
The GERM project for this week is the MYSTERY STORY about the VANISHED CHEST of VIOLS. The entire family of viols disappeared in the late 18th century with the development of the more versatile and powerful violin family of bowed string instruments. Larger concert halls and new compositional techniques demanded a louder, more powerful range of musical tones and the soft, silvery sounding viols just could not fill the bill. So they vanished. But for much of the 18th century, a CHEST OF VIOLS was...
GERM Project · 05. November 2019
This Wednesday the Golden Era Recorded Music project will present guest host STEVE SULLIVAN and the FIRST INSTALLMENT of THE GREATEST SINGERS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD. These are a few of Steve's favorite voices, whom he bets you have not met. Some were not well known, some were popular decades ago but are now forgotten. He is betting that you will be fascinated by them, and perhaps come to love them as he does. Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Pop and Opera . . . see how many you know! (A COOKIE BONUS from...
GERM Project · 30. October 2019
Tonight's Golden Era Recorded Music presentation will be the MUSIC of the PENGUIN CAFE ORCHESTRA. Founded around 1970 by a group of London classical musicians who were out of work and looking for something new, the PCQ began making music from "scratch," using found and discarded instruments (often from a London street) and improvising as a prelude to their compositions. They soon found a following and several marvelous LP recordings were created. The leader of the band, Simon Jeffes wrote: "I...

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