The State of Sound


A Christmas Banquet

The holidays are almost here. However, if you are less than enthusiastic at the thought of eating overcooked turkey or lumpy gravy, don’t worry! The State of Sound is watching … Continue reading

19/12/2014 · Leave a comment

A Legendary Label

The Blue Note record label is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and has organized the Blue Note Jazz Festival—a series of concerts in Paris—to commemorate its relatively long history: … Continue reading

21/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Fondamenta : Reaching for Music’s Amazing Grace

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas, founder and artistic director of the record label Fondamenta. Fondamenta is located in the southern suburbs of Paris. To reach … Continue reading

03/10/2014 · Leave a comment

Jazz Collection

“I am Jazz…it’s my life”: a sentiment beautifully expressed by Archie Shepp (this quote of his is also the name of a lovely film made by Franck Cassenti about the … Continue reading

27/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Micromega MyAmp : The Little Amp That Could

Micromega has an excellent reason for coming to Munich this year: the exclusive debut of the last member of the My family, the MyAmp, which is probably one of the … Continue reading

18/05/2014 · Leave a comment

Makiko Hirabayashi : a Vast Inner Landscape

I recently made one of my favorite kinds of discoveries. I uncovered a currently little-known pianist by the name of Makiko Hirabayashi. She was born in Tokyo, grew up in … Continue reading

14/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Qobuz : Streaming à la française

A few weeks ago I set out to meet Yves Riesel and Alexandre Leforestier, the two founders of Qobuz. To reach them, I had to climb to the seventh floor … Continue reading

14/02/2014 · 4 Comments