This October, CAS is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the release of with sessions in London, New York City, Glasgow and Portland, Maine.
After producer / manager Chas Chandler split after losing patience with Hendrix’s painstaking attention to detail which resulted in an inordinate time spent in the recording studio, Jimi was able to take the reins for the first time in his recording career. His third LP was the first and only studio album to be produced and “directed” by Jimi himself. It is also an artistic high point as he had the autonomy to try new ideas. Of course there is the unfettered blend of blues, rock, pop, funk and psychedelia but there is also a heavy dose of sonic experimentation. Read more about the album here.
Join us to first listen to music that either inspired or was relevant to this LP such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan followed by the story and contemporary relevance of the album. Then the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi. Listening guidelines apply. And don’t worry – we will take a bathroom break between sides B & C! This month we will have sessions in London, New York City, Glasgow and our new spot, Portland, Maine.
Sunday, 6 October, 5 to 8 pm
The Hanbury Arms, 33 Linton Street, London N1 7DU
Tickets: £8 on the door and £8 + service charge here
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Klimax DSM with Preamp, Linn Klimax Solo Power Amps, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond Loudspeakers
New York City
Sunday, October 6, 4 – 7 pm
The Panther Room at Output, 74 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tickets: $10 on the door and online here.
Presenter: Francois K
Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Moon 310 LP Phono Preamp, Moon P7 Line Preamp, Cardas balanced cabling, MC2 Power Amplification, Funktion-One Loudspeakers
Sunday, 13 October, 5:30 – 9 pm
The Berkeley Suite, 237 North Street, Glasgow G3
Tickets: £6 on the door and online here
Presenter: Andrew Pirie
Audio Menu provided by Loud and Clear including a Reference Linn System with Linn’s iconic Sondek LP12 turntable (fitted with Ekos SE tonearm, Keel, Urika phonostage and Dynavector Dr T XV-1S cartridge), a reference Klimax Kontrol pre-amplifier, and Linn’s very own “black ops” custom made fully active PA system featuring 12 channels of their Akurate power amplifiers.
Sunday, October 13, 5 – 8 pm
The Empire, 575 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101
Tickets: $5 on the door and online here
Presenters: Dispatch Magazine and Hendrix Expert Bob Thompson from HearStudios
Audio Menu:Grado Gold 1 Moving Iron Cartridge, VPI Traveler Turntable with phono stage, Classe CP-800 Preamplifier, Classe CA-2300 Power Amplifier , Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond Loudspeakers, Transparent Audio Interconnects and Cabling, BDI Mirage Hi-Fi Stand