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Jim Goulding

My mom used to drive me to R&B revues at the Dallas Sportatorium when I was in grade school. Ten groups for $3.00. Saturday nights at her best friend's house, we listened to opera on her best friend's Motorola console to the chagrin of her neighbors (her windows were always open in the Texas summers). I divided my attention between that and R&B on WRR-FM in her daughter's bedroom who showed me hers. That's how it began for me, puberty and a life long love of music. I manufacture and custom fit a very affordable improvement for conventional box speaker owners with surface mounted tweeters, Touchstone Tweeter Surrounds, recipient of a TAS Golden Ear Award '08. Glad to meet you.


My Ten Favorite Blue Notes

Blue Note Records has, in a long and distinguished history, recorded most of the important musicians in the “hard bop” style of jazz. Jim Goulding looks through his catalog to bring you this list of his ten favorite albums from Blue Note Records.

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Recordings of Special Merit

Some recordings just stand out as being amongst those that you simply must recommend to your friends. Let’s take a look at some of mine, from Indian classical through to rock and roll.

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The Individualism of Gil Evans

I believe the first time I heard Gil Evans’ music was on Miles Davis’ Sketches in Spain on Columbia. For those of you who don’t know, this is a remarkably beautiful album.

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Some Scandinavian Labels and Recordings

“As a long-time collector, I’m fortunate to have several recordings from Scandinavian labels such as Proprius, BIS, and Opus 3.” Jim Goulding explores these interesting labels.

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