Articles tagged “Acoustic Sounds Series”

The Most Popular Impulse! Albums of All Time

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Impulse! Records has reached an impressive milestone: 60 years of ground-breaking, influential, and iconic jazz music. To celebrate, we’re taking a closer look at the most popular albums released by the label. The ranking is determined by how many Discogs users’ have added the albums (more specifically, the Master Releases) to their Collections. The list […]

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What Is a Master Tape, Anyway? Acoustic Sounds’ Chad Kassem Explains

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You’ve probably noticed this phrase on releases by artists from the Crickets to the Beatles, from Sonny Red to Grant Green: “From the original master tapes.” Which sounds enticing, right? As a selling point, this telegraphs that the contents are organic, authentic, and analog. But this begs a simple question to which a surprising few […]

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Acoustic Sounds’ CEO Chad Kassem Talks Reissuing Jazz Classics and “Keeping Vinyl Alive”

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When CDs hit the market in the mid-1980s, almost everyone took the bait. Much of the listening public curbed their record collections and spent fistfuls of cash on what was seen as a durable, futuristic improvement on crackly old vinyl. Chad Kassem, then a minimum-wage cook with a music obsession, was one of the few […]

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