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Jazz Party line-up unveiled

This year’s Summer Jazz Party in Taipei is to feature top international jazz artists, including US drummer Jimmy Cobb, best-known for his work with Miles Davis. Cobb, who played on Davis’ iconic Kind of Blue, will perform on Aug. 15, the National Theater and Concert Hall said. He will appear with alto saxophonist Antonio Hart and trumpeter Michael Mossman from the US, as well as several local musicians and a Japanese performer, the hall said. US guitarist John Pizzarelli and his quartet will perform on Aug. 23, while Cuban trumpeter and nine-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval will plan on Aug. 29 with his sextet in his first concert in Taiwan, it added. The festival will close with a show by Italian jazz singer Roberta Gambarini and her band on Sept. 13. All the concerts will take place at the National Concert Hall, although free outdoor shows will also be held at Liberty Plaza on Aug. 8 and 9.

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Porn earbuds launched

Taipei-based Winzz on Tuesday launched earbuds specially designed for watching pornography. The firm said its “ladobi” headphones provide better acoustics and more intense sensations. What are reportedly the world’s first in-ear headphones designed for watching porn focus more on voices than sounds, and make female voices sound “more pleasing and less sharp” and male voices fuller and rounder, the company said. The six-channel surround sound earbuds allow users to feel as if they are really there, the company said. The ladobi cost US$39 and feature a 10mm double-layer composite diaphragm with a frequency response range of 15Hz to 22KHz, the Winzz Web site says. Winzz started in 2005 as an electronics manufacturer and entered the sex toy industry in 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jazz Party line-up unveiled

This year’s Summer Jazz Party in Taipei is to feature top international jazz artists, including US drummer Jimmy Cobb, best-known for his work with Miles Davis.

Cobb, who played on Davis’ iconic Kind of Blue, will perform on Aug. 15, the National Theater and Concert Hall said. He will appear with alto saxophonist Antonio Hart and trumpeter Michael Mossman from the US, as well as several local musicians and a Japanese performer, the hall said. US guitarist John Pizzarelli and his quartet will perform on Aug. 23, while Cuban trumpeter and nine-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval will plan on Aug. 29 with his sextet in his first concert in Taiwan, it added. The festival will close with a show by Italian jazz singer Roberta Gambarini and her band on Sept. 13. All the concerts will take place at the National Concert Hall, although free outdoor shows will also be held at Liberty Plaza on Aug. 8 and 9.

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