Ken Micallef interviews Joe Harley.

Stereophile reviewer and Jazz music fanatic/record collector Ken Micallef has a coupla new videos up on YouTube, in which he interviews Joe Harley, the man well known for his Music Matters Jazz, Tone Poet, and Blue Note Classic Series reissues on LP. They are well worth watching for a number of reasons, not the least of which is his disclosure of the system he uses for monitoring his work (as well as for his own pleasure).

Here is is: Basis table with Lyra cartridge, ARC phono and line stages (which models he doesn’t specify), Ayre power amp, and Vandersteen Model 7 loudspeakers. Don’t you wish all record company men listened to their products on such a system?!

Joe also reveals he started buying Blue Note LP’s when he was 8 years old. An 8 year old listening to and buying Jazz music? I don’t know about you, but at that age I wasn’t yet even buying 45 RPM Pop music singles!
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Wasn't Joe behind the Audioquest albums as well?
Nice callouts! Ken does a great job asking most of the questions on our minds in these. Some of the better videos on audio I've seen lately. Cheers,