Robert Baird

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Robert Baird  |  Apr 24, 2015  |  1 comments
After Breezin’ Benson’s well-known fondness for James Brown funk broke out into the open
Robert Baird  |  Apr 01, 2016  |  1 comments
But like all things in life that seem to be too good to be true, this one also has a catch and not surprisingly, it has to do with sound.
Robert Baird  |  Feb 22, 2007  |  2 comments
Today I got The Essential John Denver and a newly remastered reissue of Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees in the same package. Mercy! I got a chill pulling them out of the envelope. Denver and Scaggs together again! What kind of subtle coding was Sony/BMG sending by pairing this dynamic duo? The Seventies really did suck? We're out of ideas so here's two surefire golden oldies? If you thought the George Winston reissues were great then check out these two?
Robert Baird  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  1 comments
The Dickinson brothers are traditionalists and modern proponents of the kind of music that was celebrated in American Epic.
Robert Baird  |  Sep 30, 2011  |  2 comments
While it didn’t quite save my life, music, not a D.J., really helped transport me out of a tight situation last week. As we all know, music nerd-dom has its downsides—excess clutter, disgruntled mates, etc—but every once in a while...
Robert Baird  |  Jul 18, 2006  |  1 comments
Last night, in Manila–like heat, I trekked southward on Manhattan Island to meet with Jim Davis, owner of Music Direct and one of his right hand men, Colie Brice. One of the best online sources for audiophile wares, both soft and hard, (now, now, let's keep those high fidelity minds up out of the gutter!), Music Direct, as many of you know, also owns the revived Mobile Fidelity label. MoFi was and maybe again THE proudest audiophile label of them all. The extra dynamics they squeezed out of Nirvana's Nevermind will forever amaze me.
Robert Baird  |  Feb 05, 2016  |  4 comments
This is not a soundtrack record.
Robert Baird  |  Nov 21, 2010  |  1 comments
At a time when the heads of most record labels barely know how to play a record, let alone make one, Manfred Eicher—owner, founder, and inspiration of ECM Records, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010—has been intimately involved in the making of nearly 1200 of them. How many, though, can he actually remember working on?

"When I listen back to them, I know the story of every record," he says without a smile or a moment's hesitation. "There is never an easy record. Every record needs a lot of input and concentration and dedication and passion to be made, that's clear. Create an atmosphere that is a productive search for music, and when this is the case, you have very memorable records."

Robert Baird  |  Aug 04, 2014  |  0 comments
Call it the Robert Louis Stevenson Syndrome . . .
Robert Baird  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
On his first solo record since 2011's Modern Art, Sweet again returns to what he knows best, short, sweet, guitar-pop originals.

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