Photo: Jason Victor Serinus
During THE Show, the Woo Audio/MA Recordings room became my restful oasis. I am an extreme fan of MA Recordings and its most worldly proprietor, Todd Garfinkle (right above in Jason's photo). Todd makes perfect-sounding recordings of real in-the-world music. Not audiophile recordings of some faux chanteuse in clown makeup singing songs she doesn't understand for an audience that cares more about sonics than poetic expression. In contrast, Todd Garfinkle picks up gypsies in the Paris Metro and brings them home. He shares his best food and wine with themand finally, when they are properly "prepared," he turns on his recorder and gets them to chant, shout and play wedding songswith tubas, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, accordions, drums and fierce stomping boots!