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  • Recommended IPI Tape Releases!

    New Recordings

    *Dee Alexander and Jeremy Kahn: Magic
    *Josh Berman: Chicago Retro
    *Bobby Broom Trio: Sweet and Lovely
    *Mark Colby Quartet
    *Jason Roebke: Shimmering

    *Direct master copy recommended.

    One reel per recording, roughly 30 minutes of music per reel. At first blush, that doesn't seem like a lot of music since we normally think in terms of two reels. Keep in mind though that most jazz recordings (at least those of the analog variety) only contain 30 minutes on two reels.

    Reissues

    **Clifford Jordan: Live at Ethels
    Charles Lloyd: Ballads, Produced by Mike Love

    *Re-issued/issued for the first time in analog. Originally recorded by Pierre Sprey of Mapleshade.

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  • #2
    Just a little more on International Phonograph Inc.!

    International Phonograph Inc. was started in 1981 with the sole intention of recording and producing great jazz at the highest sound quality, while supporting deserving musicians who forward this original American art form.

    IPI’s founder, Jonathan Horwich, has been recording jazz musicians since the mid-1960s. Both from newly recorded performances, and from his collection of jazz analog masters, he is making one-to-one tape copies available of some of those sessions. Primary to any of these performances is the quality of jazz, which always takes precedence over any other consideration or reason for publication. These tapes are being made available to the public so these singular moments in jazz can be heard in their highest quality form—on analog tape.

    There are two categories of tapes produced for International Phonograph, Inc. The first is jazz newly recorded specifically on tape for this tape program. These performances are recorded using analog tape recorders. Normally, about 30 minutes of music is recorded so that it fits on one reel of tape. These recordings can be created with two microphones or multi microphones. All such recordings use custom equipment of the highest order including tape recorders, microphones, cables, etc. The second category of tapes produced for IPI are master tapes from Jonathan’s library of jazz recorded over the years by him or those with whom he associated. These are more for the jazz aficionado who loves jazz as a priority and enjoys hearing jazz on the best media, analog tape.

    All tapes are ¼” two track, 15ips, IEC (CCIR), on 10.5 inch reels, at 250 nanowebers.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
      New Recordings

      *Dee Alexander and Jeremy Kahn: Magic
      *Josh Berman: Chicago Retro
      *Bobby Broom Trio: Sweet and Lovely
      *Mark Colby Quartet
      *Jason Roebke: Shimmering

      *Direct master copy recommended.

      One reel per recording, roughly 30 minutes of music per reel. At first blush, that doesn't seem like a lot of music since we normally think in terms of two reels. Keep in mind though that most jazz recordings (at least those of the analog variety) only contain 30 minutes on two reels.

      Reissues

      **Clifford Jordan: Live at Ethels
      Charles Lloyd: Ballads, Produced by Mike Love

      *Re-issued/issued for the first time in analog. Originally recorded by Pierre Sprey of Mapleshade.
      +1 on the Dee Alexander and Jeremy Kahn, Clifford Jordan, and Charles Lloyd.

      Jason Roebke & Mark Colby Quartet are in in the tape listening queue.

      If you like solo piano I would like to add the Direct Master Copy of...

      Christian Jacob - Beautiful Jazz
      [TURNTABLE] TW Acustic Raven One [TONEARM] Dynavector DV 507Mkii & Graham Phantom [PHONO] BAT VK-P10 & Dynavector PHA200; [CARTRIDGE] Dynavector XV1S, Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cadenza Mono [TAPE] Otari MTR15 & Technics RS1500 with JRF Headblock [DIGITAL] Grace Design M920, Lynx Auroa 8 ADC/DAC, Mac Mini with roon labs [PRAMP] McIntosh C2300 [AMP] McIntosh C601s [SPEAKERS] Legacy Audio Whisper & Wavelet [ACC] Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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      • #4
        Love Jonathan's tapes. I have the Colby, Roebke, and Clifford Jordan from the list above. His Tom Harrell and Stan Getz tapes are also great.
        TAPE: Studer A807, A810; Revox B77 MkII; Tascam BR-20; Technics RS-1700; Pioneer RT-707, RT-909
        VINYL: VPI ScoutMaster/Benz LP-S MR/ModWright PH 9.0; Denon DP59-L/Dynavector 20xH
        DIGITAL: Oppo BDP-95, MacMini > Oppo Sonica/Pioneer N-50
        SPEAKERS: B&W Nautilus 800, Pioneer DSS-9
        AMPS: Cary SLP-05/Sunfire Signature 600, Pioneer SX-1980

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        • #5
          My direct copy of IPI's new Makaya McCraven tape is on it's way! Looking forward to playing that over the weekend.
          TAPE: Studer A807, A810; Revox B77 MkII; Tascam BR-20; Technics RS-1700; Pioneer RT-707, RT-909
          VINYL: VPI ScoutMaster/Benz LP-S MR/ModWright PH 9.0; Denon DP59-L/Dynavector 20xH
          DIGITAL: Oppo BDP-95, MacMini > Oppo Sonica/Pioneer N-50
          SPEAKERS: B&W Nautilus 800, Pioneer DSS-9
          AMPS: Cary SLP-05/Sunfire Signature 600, Pioneer SX-1980

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          • #6
            UPS says my copy is delivered. Can't wait to get out of work today.
            Tape: Pioneer RT-1050, Teac X-1000R, Teac 40-4, Tascam 42 NB
            Vinyl: Technics SL-1310, Dual CS-506, Dual 1219, AR XA
            Amps: Apt Holman preamp, APT-1 power amp, Technics SU-7300, Marantz 2220B
            Speakers: Large Advent, Advent Model 1
            Digital: Squeezebox Duet & Touch, Linux server

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            • #7
              Jonathan recorded a neat modern group called Cuddle Magic a few years ago and I really like some of the tunes.
              The best one is "First Hippie On The Moon", you would have to hear it, it's crazy stuff.
              I like it.

              I found it hard to believe Jonathan, Mr. Jazz, recorded this new hipster group!
              I wonder why and how Jonathan got hooked up with them???

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              • Asamel
                Asamel commented
                Editing a comment
                Jonathan decided there was something wrong with that recording and no longer offers it.

              • Greg Beron
                Greg Beron commented
                Editing a comment
                He put two tracks of it on a compilation tape he made for me, the two songs were great.
                I haven't heard the entire album maybe there is some issue with the rest of it???

            • #8
              Originally posted by Greg Beron View Post
              Jonathan recorded a neat modern group called Cuddle Magic a few years ago and I really like some of the tunes.
              The best one is "First Hippie On The Moon", you would have to hear it, it's crazy stuff.
              I like it.

              I found it hard to believe Jonathan, Mr. Jazz, recorded this new hipster group!
              I wonder why and how Jonathan got hooked up with them???
              I forgot about that tape. You introduced me to that recording and might have been the first tape I ever heard from Jonathan. You've always been a fan of Cuddle Magic. 😎
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers, cj ART300 40th Anniversary monoblock Amplifiers; cj GAT preamplifier Series 2; Doshi V3.0 and Thoress Mk. 2 phonostages; VPI Vanquish turntable/12-inch 3D tonearm/12-inch Fat Boy, SAT LM-12 arm, Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges; Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads/Doshi V3.0 tape stage run balanced; Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords. Stillpoint Aperture panels, SPod Magico feet, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC. Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks; Audiodharma Cable Cooker; Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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              • #9
                Looking forward to everyone's comments and feedback on Jonathan's newest effort!
                Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

                Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers, cj ART300 40th Anniversary monoblock Amplifiers; cj GAT preamplifier Series 2; Doshi V3.0 and Thoress Mk. 2 phonostages; VPI Vanquish turntable/12-inch 3D tonearm/12-inch Fat Boy, SAT LM-12 arm, Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges; Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads/Doshi V3.0 tape stage run balanced; Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords. Stillpoint Aperture panels, SPod Magico feet, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC. Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks; Audiodharma Cable Cooker; Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                • #10
                  It appears I just missed out on the Makaya McCraven tape. I have a feeling I missed out on another great tape.
                  [TURNTABLE] TW Acustic Raven One [TONEARM] Dynavector DV 507Mkii & Graham Phantom [PHONO] BAT VK-P10 & Dynavector PHA200; [CARTRIDGE] Dynavector XV1S, Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cadenza Mono [TAPE] Otari MTR15 & Technics RS1500 with JRF Headblock [DIGITAL] Grace Design M920, Lynx Auroa 8 ADC/DAC, Mac Mini with roon labs [PRAMP] McIntosh C2300 [AMP] McIntosh C601s [SPEAKERS] Legacy Audio Whisper & Wavelet [ACC] Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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                  • #11
                    Just finished my first run-through of the Makaya McCraven tape. First of all, the sonics are indeed spectacular. To show off one's stereo playing tape, one need to look no further than this. Absolutely gorgeous, dynamic, realistic - and with a terrific soundstage.

                    And happily, I enjoyed the music much more than I thought I might. It's interesting modern jazz. Nothing I would describe as super compelling musically, but definitely enjoyable to listen to just as music. Then add in the sonics, and it's a tape I will certainly play again!
                    TAPE: Studer A807, A810; Revox B77 MkII; Tascam BR-20; Technics RS-1700; Pioneer RT-707, RT-909
                    VINYL: VPI ScoutMaster/Benz LP-S MR/ModWright PH 9.0; Denon DP59-L/Dynavector 20xH
                    DIGITAL: Oppo BDP-95, MacMini > Oppo Sonica/Pioneer N-50
                    SPEAKERS: B&W Nautilus 800, Pioneer DSS-9
                    AMPS: Cary SLP-05/Sunfire Signature 600, Pioneer SX-1980

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                    • #12
                      Thank you all for your kind comments which I really appreciate. Greg, thanks on Cuddle Magic. I met Cuddle Magic as one of their members is a world class jazz musician and I was shocked and pleased to learn he played with a pop type group. Unfortunately I recorded them in a newly put together studio and it sounded like.. well not good. I got one good sound out of it which is Round and Round which should be the reel to reel anthem due to the words referencing tape, "round and round". But never loved the sound except on this one tune which wasn't bad. I may revisit it and try to fix it. Greg has always inspired me to do so on that one.
                      JLH

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                      • Greg Beron
                        Greg Beron commented
                        Editing a comment
                        I can only speak for the two tunes you put on the compilation, "Round and Round" and "First Hippie On The Moon", IMO both are very cool.
                        Round & Round would be a great tape anthem simply because it blends the "new" music with the "old" format and they actually sing about R2R in the song, how cool is that.

                        The syncopated play from the horns on First Hippie On The Moon is very cool and Jonathan caught that very dynamically (almost scared me first time I heard it, they come in like, BAM!) also caught some nice harmonics between the female and male vocals, very sweet. I've heard different recordings of that song but I like Jonathan's version the best.

                    • #13
                      Gee, thank you Greg. I'll revisit it. Maybe I can make a short two-song tape for R2R devotees.
                      JLH

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                      • Greg Beron
                        Greg Beron commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Sorry guys, I don't mean to sidetrack anyone from Jonathan's large and impressive library of work with this one bit of niche music...

                        Please look at Jonathan's vast library of tapes they're worth the money!

                    • #14
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                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers, cj ART300 40th Anniversary monoblock Amplifiers; cj GAT preamplifier Series 2; Doshi V3.0 and Thoress Mk. 2 phonostages; VPI Vanquish turntable/12-inch 3D tonearm/12-inch Fat Boy, SAT LM-12 arm, Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges; Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads/Doshi V3.0 tape stage run balanced; Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords. Stillpoint Aperture panels, SPod Magico feet, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC. Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks; Audiodharma Cable Cooker; Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                      • #15
                        Thank you Myles. I may have given a wrong impression of the tape as one jazz-knowledgable listener said about the tape:

                        "I'm surprised to hear you talk about the Makaya tape as more of a "hi-fi" demo tape. That almost made me not buy it, but I'm glad I did. I'm a huge jazz fan and love this instrumentation—especially the addition of cello. It's slightly experimental while retaining the musicality. The sound is superb. The playing is tight. The compositions are actually interesting. I can't think of any "hi-fi" audiophile recordings that I've listened to more than once, but this one I certainly will return to."
                        JLH

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