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An Interview With Acoustic Zen’s Robert Lee

I received several messages from Robert Lee, the legendary cable-design guru at Acoustic Zen, politely but urgently requesting me to audition his proprietary cable-testing loudspeaker system – the Acoustic Zen Monitor Reference One. Since I had, on one occasion, heard these solidly-built and attractive (polished rosewood) monitors, I did not comprehend the invitation’s special energy. […]

Clarinet Madness | An Interview with Bobby Gordon

Review by Jim Merod Jazz musicians sometimes refuse the limelight, preferring instead the shared energy of unheralded jam sessions on steady gigs. One of those is all-star clarinetist Bobby Gordon. The improbable loveliness of Bobby Gordon’s playing evolved from years of seeking out smokey bars and basement corners where jazz is played day and night. […]