Audiophile’s Listening Party, featuring celebrated pianist Geri Allen and a high-fidelity vinyl (you read that right) recording of Motéma’s 2010 release “Flying Toward the Sound.”
The Listening Party will be held at the Topel Winery Tasting Room, 125 Matheson St., on Thursday, June 9 at 4:30pm. Topel wines and appetizers will be served, courtesy of the Topel Winery. (Attendance is limited; please see below.)
The album, which includes the “Refractions Suite” that Allen wrote for her Guggenheim Fellowship project in 2009, was released to unanimous acclaim – many critics included the word “masterpiece” in their reviews. It’s a perfect record for the true audiophile, featuring state-of-the art recording of one of America’s top pianist/composers at the top of her form.
For our listening party, Healdsburg’s Lavish Theaters will provide a top-notch audio system to present the music in its fullest glory. The setup will include a Thorens TD 309 turntable, Krell 402e main power amp, MIT reference cables and power filtration, Wharfedale Opus 2-2 tower speakers and two Sunfire subwoofers.
Geri Allen will be in attendance at this event, in advance of her Thursday evening concert. The vinyl album will be available at the Listening Party; retail price for the Double LP, 180 gram, numbered collector’s edition is $49.99. If you purchase it at this event, Motéma will donate $10.00 from every sale to the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.
Attendance is limited to ticket-holders for the Motéma Music Night concert and/or HFJ members. If you don’t yet have a ticket, you can buy one online now or at Levin & Co. bookstore, around the corner from Topel Winery. Become a HJF Member now and receive some fabulous Motéma Music CDs in return. Tickets and member names will be checked at the door.
For more information, contact the Topel Winery Tasting Room at 707-433-4116; or the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, 707-433-4644.