What is Sony 360 Reality Audio and how does it work? – Pocket-Lint

Sony has been busy this month with several 360 Reality Audio strategic announcements. This article does not reference the Sony Xperia 1 smartphone product announcement (10/22). Sony just announced an addition to their XPERIA line specifically for 360 Reality Audio and Headphone Connect (see previous link).

This Pocket-Lint article provides one of the better explanations I have read as to how the technology operates and functions.

I hope to gain further in-depth knowledge from projected product demonstrations at Sony Square in New York City next week. Look for a Sony 360 Reality Audio analysis update (barring any unseen schedule conflicts) soon.

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Sony has just announced its latest audio innovation.It’s called Sony 360 Reality Audio. A bit of a mouthful, right? Read on to find out everything you

Source: What is Sony 360 Reality Audio and how does it work? – Pocket-l

ECM Records at 50

The year 1969 continues to prove it is the foundation year for music in various genres. Jazz at Lincoln Center, the seat of jazz in the US is hosting a two day tribute to ECM Records 50th anniversary.

What To Expect•An all-star lineup of groundbreaking, award-winning artists in contemporary creative and improvised music.

Source: ECM Records at 50

Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World – Michael Dorf with Paul Keegan

Michael Dorf, founder of the iconic Knitting Factory music venue in New York, became one of the earliest pioneers of innovative live music in the 1990s.

He later launched a wine-making facility in Manhattan for patrons who could also have dinner in a cozy three-hundred-seat venue. They could watch concerts by artists such as Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, and Esperanza Spalding.

Michael Dorf discovered that his City Winery concept worked beautifully so he expanded it into a national network of clubs. His venues are sold out nearly every night, from Boston to Nashville. Patrons are eager for the visceral and sensory experiences he offers them.

Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World shares tales of three decades of entrepreneurial business experience. Give it a read.

‘The Apollo’: Pharrell, Paul McCartney Talk Famed Venue in Doc Trailer – Rolling Stone

I am truly looking forward to this HBO documentary as a patron of the arts.

 

Pharrell Williams, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson and more talk one of music’s greatest landmarks in the new trailer for ‘The Apollo.’

Source: ‘The Apollo’: Pharrell, Paul McCartney Talk Famed Venue in Doc Trailer – Rolling Stone

The Hot Rats Book: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats

A movie for your ears – Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats album was released 50 years ago today, October 10, 1969. A magnificent recording that compels us to listen to it over and over again.

December 15th, The Hot Rats Book by Bill Gubbins and Ahmet Zappa launches via Backbeat Books celebrating the 50th anniversary of Zappa’s Hot Rats album.

The commemorative book will feature previously unpublished photographs by Gubbins. He was the only photographer permitted to document the record’s studio sessions.

The book also includes an interview between Ahmet and Gubbins about the album. It also covers the last Mothers Of Invention US show. That event took place on August 10, 1969, at Cleveland’s Musicarnival.

Ahmet says: “These books provide another way for fans to connect with Frank Zappa. They give a fascinating window into Frank’s mind and the ideas he came up with throughout his career.”

ZZ Top – That Little Old Band From Texas

Produced by Emmy award-winning Banger Films, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAS , a story of how three teenage bluesmen Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard became the biggest, most beloved band on the planet. ZZ Top maintains a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years on.  

The film in addition has an intimate performance at legendary Gruene Hall shot exclusively for this documentary. “That Little Ol’ Band” above all runs the gamut, from squalid Texas bars to MTV heroics. This documentary in conclusion is the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know and story we don’t.