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  Michael Weil
  Percussionist, mostly self taught, started playing in the late 1970's, professional since 1990. Played in a variety of bands from jazz to ethnic and world music, semi-classical, theater music, studio work for film music, accompaniment of dance performances and lessons, specialized on improvised percussion in dance therapy. Private teacher. Working as dance improvisation accompanist at the Frankfurt Hochschule für Musik. Leading my own percussion band, Fehlschlag, focussing on afro-cuban rhythms.
Writing reviews off and on, the last were for the newsletter of the German Percussion Creativ society. Since 2010 I regularly publish my reviews on the Prospero Forum for Early music (in German language, see link below).
I have a large vinyl and CD collection centering on jazz and classical music of all periods and styles, with special interest in historically informed performances, harpsichord music in particular.
  Wiesbaden, Germany
  AMP: Marantz PM 7004 (PM-KI-PEARL-LITE)
SACD: Marantz SA 7000 KI
CD: micromega CD-30
Turntable: Thorens TD 160 with Grado Blue stereo or MC+ mono cartridge and customized connection cable.
Speakers: Focal Chorus 710
Headphones: Focal Spirit Classic

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Alkan & Chopin - Job ter Haar, Vaughan Schlepp        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  November 3, 2013

Frankly, there is nothing substantial I could add to Geohominid's excellent, detailed review, but I feel the urge to confirm all its contents, now that I have acquired the disc. In most cases, performers switching to period instruments to present 19th century music change too little of their ... more
  October 28, 2012

This is no simple tribute to Billie Holiday presenting some chestnuts from her songbook - this is James Carter's very personal view of a world of sounds inspired by the great Lady Day. Accompanied by a 6-2-2 string section and a rhythm trio, he plays his full range of saxophones and stylistic ... more
Armand-Louis Couperin: Les claviers expressifs de Pascal Taskin          (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  June 27, 2010

This is the first recording of Armand-Louis Couperin's works for two keyboards since William Christie's and David Fuller's for Harmonia Mundi France in 1981. The composer wrote one duett and three quartets for two keyboards - of the latter, only the second has survived in complete form, the lost ... more
Supreme Jazz: Carmen McRae        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  April 8, 2010

For a 1982 Montreux Jazz Festival live reocrding this sounds pretty good. If you don't mind the typical bass pickup sound, that is. Instrument separation is strict and the overall sound rather dry, the bass drum sounds a little hard and a bit obtrusive (Bailey was not using his own drum kit, I ... more
Kuijken Two Generations          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  January 9, 2010

The brothers Sigiswald & Wieland Kuijken are known for their historically informed performances, but together with their daughters and wife they use "modern" instruments. Sigiswald stresses the fact that this CD (as well as their previous efforts with works by Debussy and Schumann) should be ... more

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Northwest Classics is out of business
December 25, 2013
Northwest Classics ( is no longer in existence, it seems. The website is off, and I found the information that its mother company Kompas Multimedia BV was declared bankrupt. ( This means the end of a great label, which combined ... more
Upcoming SACD releases
July 23, 2012
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Concerti à Cembalo concertato Vol.1 Cembalo-Konzerte Aapo Häkkinen (Cembalo) Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (Baroque orchestra) Cembalo-Konzert d-moll [BWV 1052] Cembalo-Konzert E-Dur [BWV 1053] Cembalo-Konzert g-moll [BWV 1056] Italienisches Konzert F-Dur [BWV 971] Gesamtspielzeit: 1:5 (h:m) ... more
A good player for a SACD newbie ?
February 6, 2008
I bought this last year - the tuned up "ki" version - and am quite satisfied with it. ... more
Discussion: J. S. Bach: Organ Works - Knud Vad
January 27, 2008
This is currently available from Zweitausendeins for just 19,99! First impression: It's not the very best recording, neither the interpretation nor sound-wise, but at such a low price ... ... more
This break in SACD should be listed !
October 23, 2007
I wonder why this is not listed among the SACDs here, or am I too dumb to find it? Where can I buy this? ... more