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Message started by Lon on 03/12/09 at 03:18:48

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Post by Lon on 03/12/09 at 03:18:48

What are you listening to?

Right now. . . a disc from this five disc set, The Dutch Jazz Orchestra Plays the Music of Rob Madna.

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Post by charlieboy on 03/13/09 at 08:50:19

The Doors-Live at the Matrix 1967

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Post by Lon on 03/13/09 at 10:50:28

Cool!

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The "Rudy Van Gelder" edition


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Post by Lon on 03/14/09 at 17:54:21

Super Audio Cd

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Post by Lon on 03/15/09 at 13:48:01

Disc 5.  It's been fifty years today since Pres left us.  


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Post by DPC on 03/15/09 at 14:19:01

I have missed these posts by Lon.

dennis

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Post by Lon on 03/15/09 at 15:09:17

Well, I'll keep posting some.  (It's still about music for me!)

What are you listening to?

Right now


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Post by davedutill on 03/15/09 at 23:44:17

Dire Straits


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Post by Doorman on 03/16/09 at 02:38:40

McCoy Tyner "Looking out"
One of these days I'll figure out how to post images! :'(
(techno challenged) Don

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Post by Lon on 03/20/09 at 14:12:01

Felt like some seventies soulful stuff


I've got the Rhino box with all four of their albums.

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I cant seem to get enough of this LP

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Post by Jet-Lee on 03/31/09 at 16:05:36

At home is a random Bach vinyl, I like to keep it random and not know what I'm listening to.

Although at this point in time, it is BuckCherry on my external hdd.

Sry, no pics.

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Post by Lon on 03/31/09 at 16:27:26

How so you accomplish random vinyl? :)  Do you put it on cdr in a changer and hit random?

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I keep playing this one over and over. Sophisticated, complex, fun!

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How so you accomplish random vinyl? Smiley  Do you put it on cdr in a changer and hit random?

I just grab a vinyl from somewhere in the middle, and don't pay attention to what I grab. When done, put it back on top and grab from the middle/bottom again.

Rayzing Sons, atm.

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Post by Lon on 04/01/09 at 14:20:13

Cool, thanks for explaining.

Right now, Tania Maria, Europe, one of her best live cds.  This woman is insane, but she's also insanely good!



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Next up


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Post by Lon on 04/03/09 at 13:44:48

Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette "Inside Out."  This is Jarrett's "Standards Trio" but this time, as has been documented on several other releases, no standards, just group improvisations.  Both discs are very very good. So is the sound.


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Post by Lon on 04/03/09 at 19:15:27

The Japanese SACD.

I've had this music in one form or the other since 1972.


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Post by Lon on 04/03/09 at 23:28:22

Grateful Dead/Rhino just released an old favorite concert all cleaned up and sounding fantastic.  Valentine's Day, 1968 at the Carousel in San Francisco.

Sold as Road Trips:  Vol. 2, No. 2

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Post by Stone Deaf on 04/04/09 at 03:17:37

Lon when I was in the USN I was stationed in San Francisco during it's glory years. The Greatfull Dead was the house band at the Carousel Lounge which was at the end of Market St. The Carousel was a biker bar and you often saw Hell's Angels there. I got to see a lot of bands from that era, Linda Ronstadt, Jimmi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Chambers Brothers, Alvin Lee, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Mamas and Papas, REO Speedwagon, Eric Burdon, Donovan, Richie Havens, I saw George Harrison play acoustic solo in Golden gate park for free and no one mugged him. The Dead would play live concerts and people would record the concert some using pretty sophisticated gear and the Dead didn't care. Seems like I remember the Dead using McIntosh stereo amps, big ones, for their PA system.

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Post by Lon on 04/04/09 at 03:41:05

Yes, they did use McIntosh amps, and continued to do so through the seventies (though they were solid state then).

I have read a lot about the San Francisco scene and really have studied the music.  I lived in San Francisco for half a year, in 1978.  It was NOT the same city then.  By any means!

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Pure Jerry No. 8.  Released at the same time as the Carousel show.


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Post by veryoldcat on 04/04/09 at 06:31:19

When I would see the Dead, they'd use big stacks of McIntosh MC-60's driving their pa. Perhaps in the 70's they went to SS...

Karl

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Got it new in the mail today. Also 2 Test Pressings from Ebay, Phil Everly - Phil's Diner album & Joe Cocker - Luxury Afford.

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Post by Lon on 04/14/09 at 15:31:56

Wow, we all listen to different stuff! Which is great!

I'm at my parents' in Ohio so not listening much at all, but do have this set in the changer, I gave it to my dad for Xmas as I really like it and he's a big Beethoven nut.

The nine symphonies transcribed for solo piano:


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Exquisite music.

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Post by Lon on 04/16/09 at 21:07:52

Ha!  I remember literally throwing that cd out a window once.  Doesn't do anything for me but annoy me.

Righ now

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Thanks for sharing Lon  :)

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Post by buzz on 04/16/09 at 22:14:59

Lon, finally you've come around. Throw all the CDs out the window and replace with vinyl. Or is that not what you meant ? :)

http://realworld.co.uk/

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Post by Lon on 04/16/09 at 22:15:26

You're welcome. :)  I'm not a fan of Genesis, Gabriel, Collins, etc.  Doesn't mean that I don't understand that others do, or even why.

I love Rickie Lee Jones.

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Post by Lon on 04/16/09 at 22:17:49

Buzz. . . not going to throw more then 12 thousand cds out the window! :)  

Vinyl is fine, I grew up with vinyl, but I'm not about to start a vinyl habit unless I win the lottery.  ;)

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Post by buzz on 04/16/09 at 22:27:49

Lon, with that kind of library you have this "Whats Spinning" thread all wrong.... It should be "Tell me what to spin". I couldn't make my mind with that many options.

First request: Passion by Gabriel of course ;)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000065V9J/ref=pd_krex_dp_001_001?ie=UTF8&track=001&disc=001

http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Peter-Gabriel/dp/B000065V9J/ref=cm_lmf_tit_8

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Post by Lon on 04/16/09 at 23:11:26

:)

I'll pass on the Gabriel.

I really don't have a problem!  I am always playing one thing that leads to another thing that leads to another thing. . . .90% of what I listen to is jazz and Brazilian music. . . and it's really easy to move from one to the other following sidemen or vocalist or featured soloist etc. And I've become very interested in classical music the last few years and so there's lots to grab and be intrigued by along those lines (I'm especially blessed to do that here in my parents' home, my dad has many many classical recordings).

I leave my collection pretty chaotic, not organized very well, and I find when looking for something in particular I need to go through so many other recordings that I end up with a little stack of what to play next!  It's a great system. When I married a few decades ago I made a concerted effort to battle perfectionism and anal-retentiveness inherent in me, as my wife was far less particular and orderly than me in many ways, and as a result I find a lot of joy in this sort of free-wheeling listening and storage.

Happy listening!  Right now on headphones via iTunes on the laptop:



A beautiful group of Jobim tunes performed sort of chamber music style, recorded in Jobim's studio in his home.

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Post by tybee on 04/17/09 at 05:43:13

Tonight -

Calexico - Carried to Dust
Henry Lee Summer -
Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings
Kenny Burrell/Grover Washington Jr - Togethering
Dave Grusin - Night-Lines
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Texas Flood

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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 04/20/09 at 00:28:25

Lately, I've gravitated back towards various types of jazz, again.

(lots of exploration of older concerts of the classical genre, in recent months)


Right now, George Benson and Earl Klugh, "Collaboration"

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Post by Lon on 04/20/09 at 15:05:12

Jazz!   There is so much to explore!  About 90 years of recordings!

Now:

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Post by Homey on 04/21/09 at 09:11:22

Hey guys & girls.  Girls?  okay,  guys.  
spinning  these vinyls this eve........

Paul Simon       Graceland
Al Di Meola       Elegent Gypsy
Grateful Dead   In the Dark
Eric Clapton      Box Set Recordings
5th Dimension   Stone Soul Pcnic
Gregg Allman    Gregg Allman Tour live with Cowboy
Allan Parsons     Eve
Tina Turner       the Acid Queen
Jackie Brown   the movie Soundtrack
John Mayall      the Turning Point

the last LP (Mayall)  just picked it up at the local thrift store, &
like it alot!  

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Post by Lon on 04/21/09 at 10:54:24

Yes, that Mayall. . . some great harmonica playing.

Right now

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Super Audio CD

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Post by Jeff on 04/21/09 at 18:37:52

Lon, you posted some good jazz.
I really like the Africa/Brass sessions.
Also dig sunra, matter of fact I'm about to do a little online search for the Cymbals album, it's great.

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Post by davedutill on 04/21/09 at 20:07:56

Hey Larry

If you can bring some of those discs to the Hornfest that'd be great!  I am going to bring along some vinyl this year.

See ya at the Hornfest

Dave

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Post by Lon on 04/21/09 at 20:47:38

Jeff, have to agree with you, Cymbals is a great one.  I love almost all the lps that Evidence reissued on cd.

Here's the amazon link for Cymbals, paired with another.
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Lost-Sun-Ra-Albums/dp/B00004XSLG

Yeah, it's about 85% jazz listening for me. . . I just can't listen to commercial rock of the seventies and beyond hardly at all any longer.  Nothng wrong with it, but the production and the "attitude" just does nothing for me.  I didn't connect to the mainstream at all in the seventies, and hardly beyond.  I still like the sixties British, San Francisco, etc. rock quite a bit.

Right now:

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Post by Jeff on 04/21/09 at 21:37:24

oh yeah, i just bought cymbals off amazon, just went used cd for $16.
also saw a Dolphy dvd, titled "so long eric" i think it was. cost $7, i think it is 4 performances from the early 60's...about 50 minutes. should be good.

listened to the new Bill Callahan last night.
Also, a Boredoms cd my neighbor loaned me, japanese band, early recordings are real noisy, the later ones are more krautrock-ish.
Got the new Bonnie Prince Billy to listen to tonight.
Also have a live recording i downloaded. Marc Ribot with Chad Taylor (chicago underground) and Henry Grimes.
Thats it for now.

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Post by Lon on 04/21/09 at 22:24:29

Henry Grimes. . . so cool he's back into the buisness and recording again!

Right now
Albert Ayler live at Slugs Saloon

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I like this album.

:)

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I'm far from a Sinatra fan, but I really like this Lovano cd.

Lovano's one of the real good ones of today.

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Did you listen to two tracks? :)

Right now:

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The Complete Recordings on Chess.  The sound is magnificent, the best I've ever heard Little Walter on lp, tape or c.

The music is absolutley great stuff.

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Will be in the kitchen most of the morning so in the CD changer is Little Feat - Waiting on Columbus, Jethro Tull - Aqualung, Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Peter Gabriel - So, Santana - Santana.

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daboa from the Gekko -   very cool audiophile album

Discount Fireworks - Over The Rhine

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First album played using 274B Rectifier Tubes in Taboo. They don't sound so hot fresh out of the box but boy do they look cool.  :)

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Ed Motta "Aystelum". . . wonderful.

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bill evans, sunday at the village vanguard. i assume most of you know this album.

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I definitely do.  I have it now as part of the three cd Complete Village Vanguard set.

Right now:  

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Was listening to all SACD today except this one on now, a regular cd I got in the mail that is an Andy Bey cd only available in Europe at the moment.

Andy Bey has become one of my very favorite singers.  He is so controlled and yet emotional and expressive, he sings with the wisdom of a life lived fully, and he usually accompanies himself with superb piano playing.  (I think it's so astonishing to REALLY sing and REALLY play an instrument at the same time.)  On this one it's just Andy, his voice and piano.  

I recommend Andy Bey.  (He needs the support) ;)


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Again.  This is such a great recording in all ways. This time through I'm noticing little melodic quotes in the piano accompaniment that just add a depth if you know the songs they refer to.  This guy is an accomplished master.


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Garage sale beauty in need of some TLC. I was proud to see Joe Walsh in the James Gang and the Eagles live.

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Same garage sale. I have seen these cats live too.

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Same garage sale, these folks must have been hippies.

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Garage sale $.50 per album. I picked the best ones and a few looked like they had been used for dinner plates.

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I jammed with these guys one night in Albany, Georgia. I would give them a Deluxe rating as party animals.

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You know it's funny, I spent some time in the Ohio area that Joe Walsh and the James Gang grew up in.  I thought he would be a local hero.  I found out he was held in total disdain by quite a few because of the way he acted in the James Gang towards the others and his breaking up the band to go solo and then with the Eagles.  Never quite warmed up to him myself.

Right now, Bo Diddley!


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From the garage sale. Hard to believe I remember some of these songs.

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Getting ready; I'm going to see Sonny Rollins tomorrow night.

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After attending a Prairie Home Companion show last night at the Ryman here in Nashville featuring Sam Bush, I am listening to:

Late As Usual - Sam Bush lp

Double Time - Bela Fleck lp


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Igor Stravinski: Petrouszka

Sry, got no CD Cover.


Regards,

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After seeing Sonny Rollins last night (amazing show!) I'm playing

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Post by Lon on 05/07/09 at 19:40:33

Good one!

Now

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Post by Lon on 05/07/09 at 21:55:12

Great music and great sound

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Post by Lon on 05/09/09 at 15:31:54

Good album, probably not enjoyable by those afraid of "the African -Americanization of America" (what a JOKE!)

The lovely Erykah Badu

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Post by Lon on 05/09/09 at 21:24:48

Cool!  I have the six cds of Mad Dogs that Hip-OSelect released (all the concerts at the Fillmore).

Right now, the SECOND Japanese SACD version of Bitches Brew, just received in the mail from Japan. Better than the first SACD and the CD versions.  Really nice!  This music is in my DNA.


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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 05/09/09 at 21:52:43


(I don't know why I can't seem to quote your post, FFS!!)

Hi, Lon.



Help me to understand. I often have a tough time accepting vocal interpretations of jazz.  I like instruments and players, not too snobbish along those lines, however, but vocals often do not relax nor inspire me, usually.

I have not heard this album, so I am talking out of my hat, organically, and I do not quite grasp your reference to "the African -Americanization of America,"  but I am still curious and my desire to know more is great.

Can you expound?


*runs to google*

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Post by Lon on 05/09/09 at 22:41:00

This is not a jazz album.  It's an R&B album, Erykah is sort of a Rickie Lee Jones of R&B in that she has an affected unique stylizing where she jazzily messes with the beat and phrasing of sung notes and sounds.  I don't know how to explain it otherwise.

You would either like it or not.  I like it.  I like her work because she's not  garden variety twenty-first century R&B, she's offbeat, a bit full of herself but actually poking fun at being full of herself, a bit hippy-mystic and trite, but an accomplished entertainer and to my thinking more of an accomplished musician than the garden variety pop singer.

Did I mention she's a lovely woman?



I think she's quite sexy.

As for the "African-Americanization of America". . . I keep running into that phrase from online political posters (amateurs, not professionals) who are "right wing" to the hilt and are not at all happy with Obama (think Ed!).  I post on a Harley site about bikes and the political forum there is one place I see this a lot.  It's a fear, in my opinion racist-motiviated, that America is going to be "ghettoized" or "jived" over, that our public institutions will be somehow transformed and "African Americans" will be "misproportionially positioned" or some such, that the culture will change to something they are obviously afraid of and/or (I say and) don't understand.  

It's a big bowl of tripe. I was playing around with the title of the CD and this tripe.  This album would probably piss off someone concerned about the "African-Americanization" they may imagine and fear.  It's sort of a concept album of a future America. . . it's funkier in most places than her earlier work and this has a sort of Parlaiment/Funkadelic feel in places.

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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 05/10/09 at 01:40:12

Thanks for the heads-up, Lon.
I like funk, R&B, Soul, etc. Some of my favored, highlighted moments at the helm of the concert table (in my youth) were warming up the backing bands before the front(wo)man showed up, like Rick James' (evolving) touring band, The Sunshine Band (without KC!) and some efforts from Quincy Jones in his pre-SuperFab days. I have always loved the funk genre, even though I can't exactly wear the colors, so to speak and, HeY, who doesn't love R&B, anyway?

Again, thanks - I have discovered that my local library has an album of hers ("Worldwide Underground"), so, in addition to the few previews I found, I will get a chance to actually sit back and listen, soon.


Right now, I am enjoying "Fareed Haque Group Live at The Underground at Morewood Gardens on 2009-03-26" from the free/open Internet Archive of live music performances.




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Post by Lon on 05/10/09 at 01:54:25

Yeah, that Archive is very cool.

Erykah I would say is more "soul" than "funk" (she gets lumped into something they call "Neo Soul" these days) but I think you may like her.  That one the library has is cool.

Right now I'm taking a break from listening and I'm watching TV.

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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 05/10/09 at 02:08:21


I wonder about this bit with making up nonsensical genre when an artist can't quite be pigeonholed to the industry's liking. Neo-Soul?  OK.

From what I've heard so far, I like her work and I need to explore more.

Being that I often set my own needs aside in favor of the kids, these days (They are eight and ten now - who would have thought it possible?), I find myself relegated to headphones, then setting down my headphones (I have several, but none of them actually "take me,"  if you know what I mean) out of boredom and watching more tube than I would have preferred.

Such is as such.
:D

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Post by Lon on 05/10/09 at 02:38:00

Well, I don't know if it's a "nonsensical" genre, I think these are legitimate subdivisions of "R&B" in the way that "Indie Rock," "speed metal," "singer/songwriter," "classic rock", "death metal" etc. are in "Rock."  R&B is a pretty diverse field these days with different sounds and forumlae and followers and innovators in each.  So I don't think this is a made up pidgeon-hole, more like a trend with identifiable characteristics.  It's not rap, or hip-hop or club or trip-hop etc. (and all these things are pretty distinctive types of R&B; I don't listen to this a lot, but to be honest, I prefer to listen to this type of music than contemporary rock music. (I'm just uncomfortable as a white guy). LOL

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Post by Stone Deaf on 05/10/09 at 03:06:24

I like Erykah and whenever I see her name I immediately think of Blues Brothers 2 movie.  

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Post by Lon on 05/10/09 at 13:21:34

I have never seen that movie, didn't realize she was in it. May check it out one of these days.

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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 05/10/09 at 20:33:41

I get your point above, Lon.

Left to me and my system, then carried to the logical conclusion, I would only need two genre for all the music I have ever heard.

"Like"  and  "Dislike"

;D


I've dipped into acoustic jazzy "improv-ish,"  lately, due to finding the archive I mentioned.

Some Bela Fleck, live stuff.

I have been pleasantly surprised a few times on that site.

(I will post a link, if anyone asks)


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Post by Lon on 05/11/09 at 13:38:31

This one is co-produced by David Axelrod and Cannonball Adderley.  I got it because of the Adderley presence. . . but it's pretty cool in a bluesy guitar-driven fashion. Slavery in America is the theme, but there's plenty of music to balance out the vocals.  Quite a groove!


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Post by Lon on 05/12/09 at 00:55:05

At the very end of March they released for new Dylan cd remasters. . .

Basement Tapes was among them and it sounds as it NEVER did before on lp or cd.


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My favorite Badu

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Post by Lon on 05/13/09 at 15:12:35

Yo Miles!  Up River SACD

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Some of my favorite music. Disc one.

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Post by Lon on 05/14/09 at 21:57:20

It's taken me quite some time but I'm finally getting into this box set of avant-garde music from South Africa, from the 'seventies.

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Post by Lon on 05/15/09 at 23:01:32

Boy this one was hard to find, but a European jazz fan helped me out. One of four lps that Duke produced for Reprise featuring different artists.  This one features the excellent Swedish singer Alice Babs, a good friend of Duke's for decades, and a lovely person and singer.  He also produced the first album of South African singer Samitha Benjamin, and an album by her husband Dollar Brand (later renamed Abdulla Ibrahim).  And he produced one of the final albums by piano genius Bud Powell. The final three were all recorded in Paris.

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Post by qaztar on 05/16/09 at 05:52:53

"Krushevo" by Vlatko Stefanovki and Miroslav Tadic. "Sera una Noche" (La Segunda) and "Luz Destino" are next...

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Post by tybee on 05/22/09 at 02:32:29

Thursday Night Music

Dave Matthews Crash
Jonelle Mosser with Kentucky Thunder - Trust Yourself
Eagles - Hotel California LP
Sugarland - love on the inside - LPs

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Post by Jeff on 05/22/09 at 22:09:12

http://www.thrilljockey.com/catalog/?id=100266

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Post by Lon on 05/26/09 at 23:09:39

A cd by a duo of friends of mine (Willie Oterri, guitars, Dave Laczko, trumpet, both with lots of electronic effects, loops etc.). . . cd will be available at cdbaby and iTunes soon. . . they go by WD-41.

Fans of electric Miles Davis will dig.

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Post by Lon on 05/27/09 at 15:37:43

In A Silent Way SACD (again and again)

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Spinning Garaj Mahal, right now.

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Post by swimfanbass on 05/29/09 at 10:49:51

def leppard hysteria and iron maiden somewhere in time. then my pillow. im sleepy [smiley=peanuts54.gif]. good night.

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Post by Lon on 05/29/09 at 23:13:47

Mulligan Meets Monk SACD

The baritone sounds amazing.

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Post by Lon on 05/29/09 at 23:24:18

Yeah this Mulligan/Monk SACD sounds scary real.  First time I've listened to this and wish I'd bought it years ago.

When SACD is done right it's immensely satisfying to listen to. Especially on this new player.

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Post by Rivieraranch on 05/30/09 at 19:42:02

I enjoyed hearing that newer disc of the newly discovered recording of Monk/Coltrane at Carnegie Hall '57. Eerily trancendental, hypnotic at times.  

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Post by Lon on 05/30/09 at 20:14:17

No kidding!  I was very happy to hear this when it came out three years or more back!  Exciting!

Right now, the "Fiftieth Anniversary Legacy Edition" of Dave Brubeck's "Time Out."  Two cds and a DVD!


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Post by Rivieraranch on 05/31/09 at 03:00:29

I thought that Brubeck's Time Out was from 1960. How can it be 50 years?

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Post by tybee on 05/31/09 at 04:03:00

While I love Brubeck and have most everything of his work on vinyl and CD, let's change to:

Blue Oyster Cult - Best Of on vinyl
Savoy Brown - Best of on vinyl
Cars - Best of on vinyl

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Post by Lon on 05/31/09 at 04:07:35

Well it was recorded in July and August of 1959 and was released later that year.  So. . . it's fifty years this summer.


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Post by Lon on 06/01/09 at 13:27:48

This SOB SACD sounds phenomenal.  Everything seems so real.


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Post by Lon on 06/02/09 at 00:18:59

The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of Joe Pass

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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 06/06/09 at 01:15:31

CHICKENFOOT!!


... actually, it's been spinning off and on for over a month. I got a radio copy, early on. Unfortunately, the radio collective does not seem to have any interest.
I hope it goes GOLD. LoL!

Chickenfoot is Joe Satriani (we've known him for many years, extreme shredder and guitar virtuoso, noted as influencial to dozens of other sub-masters of the guitar), Sammy Hagar (Montrose, Van Halen, solo fame), Chad Smith (drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Michael Anthony (the awesome bass for Van Halen and "the other backing vocal"  when Sam came to VH).

They are on The Tonnight Show, with Conan O'brien, tonight. (RECORD IT!!)

I feel a little weird to see old time, (I've reached my twenty year anniversary, from leaving music the first time) "associates"  doing so well without me, but I only wish them well.

(actually, I have not ever had the chance to work with Chad Smith (my extreme loss, for sure), but from what I've seen, he is welcome at my fire.)


Anyway, the official release was today. Don't even try to listen to this exclusive music, unless you like old fashioned, overly electric melodies and riffs that affect your meals, screaming frontman with absolutely nothing to say, inescapable drumming that you can't possibly do and rhythmic bass lines which compete with the melodies, forcing you to bang your head,  "dated" style R&R.


I'm talking about a small group of (to some small minds, washed up old has-been, shudda retired when I did) rockers who have absolutely NO reason to still work, except that they still do this 5H1T for the sheer joy of it. These guys are having a ball!

I don't often miss this life, with the kids and all, but now my old, long teeth have begun to spring forth with new growth.

[smiley=tounge.gif]

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Post by Stone Deaf on 06/06/09 at 03:05:19

I didn't feel like googling up a picture of the album but I just finished listening to:

Johnny Cash - Live at Folsom Prison - reissue LP

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David Grisman (DAWG) acoustic, jazzy, heavy, folk-like NON-vocal things.

I have most of it. I may spin it all, before I'm done.

I'm in one of those modes where I obsess on a single artist.

I am sure the modus will pass, again.

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Post by Lon on 06/09/09 at 14:23:46

DAWG is cool.

Right now, nothing cool at all.  Fiery hot!


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Post by Jeff on 06/10/09 at 15:57:32

i got a bunch of music to listen to.
a few shellac cds.
a few sonic youth cds. the new sonic youth on vinyl too.
a smog (bill callahan) LP.
i'll have the new dirty projectors in a few days.
also going to have the new tortoise LP.
sam prekop.
human bell.
also a thrill jockey dvd.
and an old lungfish cd bought used.

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Monsieur Dirty_Dawg,

Did you ever listen to that Badu cd and if so. . . what thinkest thou?

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Post by Lon on 06/10/09 at 19:37:17

I'm listening to the Bill Evans Trio box set, "Turn out the Stars," formerly on Warner Bros. then out of print, now brought back on Nonesuch.

Six wonderful cds of great live piano trio music!  This is one of the last recordings Bill Evans made, and this final trio he had made fantastic music, he really went out on a high note.

Best Buy online has this mispriced for 13.99. Six cds, list price 50 bucks, they're selling it for 13.99.  So I ordered two sets and got them yesterday, going to use them as gifts (I have the earlier Warner Bros. version of the box set.)  Going to be fun to give them out to my dad and my brother.

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Post by Lon on 06/11/09 at 13:16:30



Chuck and Gap Magione. . .and oh my God, Sal Nistico!

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Post by Doorman on 06/19/09 at 22:47:00

Bill Evans, "Conversations with myself" (Verve)
Don


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Post by Lon on 06/19/09 at 23:03:50

I spoiled myself because I think this album is one of the very important ones in my soul development.  MOFI SACD and boy does it sound awesome.


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Post by Doorman on 06/20/09 at 02:32:47

Thanks for that, Lon.
For me, it was "Kind of blue" (Miles Davis)
Don

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Post by Lon on 06/20/09 at 04:44:47

Ah Kind of Blue.

I have an SACD of that too.

:D

The Miles that did it for me was Filles de Kilamanjaro.  I had come back from Africa at 17 in 1971 and nothing I heard on the radio seemed to speak to me directly.  There was a sort of cultural divide that five years in Africa gave me.  But I found that record in the library, and then Bitches Brew and I HEARD those and FELT them. And years later I followed Miles back to the fifties and followed people Miles spoke highly of like Pops and Duke and Bird and also followed Miles sidemen like Trane and Mobley and Wynton Kelly and Bill Evans (got trapped in Bill Evans for a long time, and still do!)

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Post by mike_gagne on 06/20/09 at 07:49:18

Have you listened to the latest from his sidemen "Miles from India?"  Miles' band members plus a score of or so of Indian musicians-my latest favorite.    mike

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Post by Lon on 06/20/09 at 13:32:55

Yes Mike.  I actually even had an advance copy from Bob Belden himself who I occasionally correspond with. I like it a lot.  Great stuff!


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Post by Lon on 06/20/09 at 13:36:08

Right now, listening to the first release from two friends of mine, Willie Oterri and Dave Laczko, going by "WD-41". . . .

This is a guitar and trumpet duo using loops to create sonic vistas and interesting music. I'm going to the 'record release' party tonight.

They're on cdbaby and iTunes and here's their myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/wd41music

Two very accomplished guys with diverse musical experience building idea upon idea.

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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 06/20/09 at 22:10:02



I have gone back through most of my early LPs in an effort to find differences that are not a/d related.

There are many.

I'm spinning Dark Magus, right now and the Jack Johnson sessions in the line-up.


Probably something spacy after that bit.

I have bought so much new stuff lately, it is hurting to sort it all out.

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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 06/20/09 at 22:16:25

OH, and yes, Lon, I bought three of her CDs.  Thanks for making me even more aware than I had been. Farming the CDs where I work, I have wondered, but because you mentioned her, I explored. I missed your post at first, but i always go back to my last and read forward.

Erykah Badu f'ing rocks, pal. Let it go.

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Post by Lon on 06/21/09 at 12:59:50

Cool, I'm glad you enjoy her!  I've been going back to the first one and the most recent one lately.

Right now the new Grateful Dead archive release from Rhino, a compilation of two 1974 shows. Great sound from the 'wall of sound'.

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Post by Stone Deaf on 06/21/09 at 16:18:37

Nanci Griffith - The Last of the True Believers - A beautiful CD

Peter Gabriel - Shaking The Tree

Santana - Santana - MFSL Gold CD

This should keep me busy while T-bones marinate and I wait for my kids to show up for Father's Day.

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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 06/21/09 at 20:35:19

I have not yet seen that GD, Lon. I really enjoy all the nostalgic, retread releases that have come available these days. Even though some were never released, it is still a memory lane trip just hearing the old music.

For now, I've become obsessed again with early Herbie Hancock. Don't know how or why, but it's OK.


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Post by Lon on 06/21/09 at 21:40:14

I threw on an old Herbie Han_ock myself.

I like this one, the percussion and piano melding anchored by Chambers' bass.

Here's the page with info on the latest GD release:

http://www.dead.net/road-trips/road-trips-volume-2-number-3

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Post by sebrof on 06/22/09 at 19:38:22

Taking the day off and listening to my brand spanking new SE84 kit amp on my almost new to me 1965 Klipschorns.

Cat Power - The Greatest
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Dave Matthews - Gravedigger

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Post by Jeff on 06/22/09 at 21:00:42

yesterday i spun a little vinyl.
started with the new dirty projectors album, then gave an old pressing of the whims of chambers a spin, then pulled out brazilia by coltrane...then i had to go run errands.

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Post by Lon on 06/22/09 at 21:31:15

Damn those errands!  :)

Right now

Sweet!

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One of the most beautiful recordings I own.

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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 06/24/09 at 05:44:23

What are we going to do when they quit making CDs?

I have been noticing that the "big stores"  (including ours - a BBuy in an upper class area - did I tell you guys I had a job once again? Probably not, but it's because I've been working) are letting their on-hand stock of CDs dwindle and they are offering buttloads of options for downloading, instead. Unfortunately, the music downloads, commonly available, are only offered in a compressed format.


Does anyone know of a site, other than a few serious artists'  personal sites, where you can actually download UNCOMPRESSED MUSIC?? To me this is the deal breaker with losing CDs completely. Even if you play your music from a hard drive, it is great to do so without any compression and to keep a hard copy (CD) as a back up of your music.

I see blu-ray becoming more available in audio, but is this the future for us?
I agree that blu-ray is an improvement in many ways, even with my midland grade Pioneer player, but what about all the music I have yet to buy, which are more rare than furry chicken lips already. I doubt that much of the music I still want to buy will ever be available on blu-ray.

I don't know why I'm l3!tch'n, here, anyway. I should start a separate thread, I suppose.




I'm actually enjoying some vinyl (although, not as a protest). I pulled out my old Allman brothers albums.

I can remember marking time by some of these songs, in my youth.

"Damn, all that happened just about the time 'Whipping Post' was ending."


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Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 06/24/09 at 14:55:15

I'm going to keep on buying cds. . . and if they stop making them. . .well. . . I have plenty! :)

I would love to see Blu-Ray audio.  I spent ridiculous money on the Neil Young one and am loving exploring it.  The music sounds fantastic, better than any other digital version.

Right now

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Post by Stone Deaf on 06/24/09 at 22:32:29

I'm listening to some Beach Boys on LP. They put out some amazing records.

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 06/25/09 at 13:09:18

Yeah, they were something else.  Not one of my favorites though.

I'm listening to one of a batch of 22 classical SACDs I got in the mail from a big sale at Concord Records. . . . Really fleshing out my classical collection with great sounding discs. At less than five dollars each all in.



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Post by Lon on 06/25/09 at 22:38:35


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Post by Lon on 06/26/09 at 14:13:48

Excellent!

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Post by Lon on 06/26/09 at 16:45:17


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Post by Lon on 06/26/09 at 20:44:27

Very cool

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Post by Lon on 06/27/09 at 16:23:34


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Post by Lon on 06/28/09 at 22:59:58


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Post by Dirty_Dawg on 06/30/09 at 06:47:20

Liquid Tension Experiment

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Post by Lon on 06/30/09 at 11:15:26


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Post by Jeff on 06/30/09 at 17:38:15

just got in mail yesterday and will probably play some tonight...
2 sun ra LP, the other side of the sun, strange celestial road.
2 faust LP
roscoe mitchell LP
medeski martin and wood LP.

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Stone Deaf on 07/02/09 at 03:18:01



You either like it or you don't.

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Post by buzz on 07/02/09 at 04:45:42

The best on the album... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klGa_J36dm8

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Post by Stone Deaf on 07/02/09 at 16:27:55

This is one of my favorites on the Big Blue Ball Spin here

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Post by Lon on 07/02/09 at 22:29:00


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Post by weasel2htm on 07/03/09 at 20:51:51



Some good music to listen to while working on the house, though it is "spinning" off my hard drive, little easier that way.

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Post by Lon on 07/04/09 at 21:24:15

This is an excellent SACD. . . almost like an anti-anxiety pill


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Post by Jeff on 07/08/09 at 19:57:32

got dolpy's outward bound last night and also tom waits swordfish trombone, both on vinyl.
the waits pressing is from germany and is really nice.

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Post by ptime on 07/09/09 at 05:35:51

lot of oldies but goodies here.  i'm listening to a relatively new artist in Priscilla Ahn's "A Good Day".  nice inoffensive sound, in the veins of sarah mclachlin/norah jones.

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Post by Lon on 07/09/09 at 12:42:59


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Post by Lon on 07/21/09 at 17:16:31

Great fun

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Post by Hasafraker on 07/21/09 at 23:25:34

another one of my favorite things Lon ;)


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Post by Lon on 07/22/09 at 12:05:15

Cool. I tried, but she doesn't do that much for me.

My most recent favorite thing is a 50th anniversary Amercan Deluxe Stratocaster, special edition mahogany body.  Wow.


Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Stone Deaf on 07/24/09 at 02:15:17

Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Beatles - White Album

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Post by Lon on 08/07/09 at 22:35:38


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Post by Cheerwino on 08/25/09 at 00:04:38

Fat Bottom Girls -- Queen
(and other cuts from Queen Greatest Hits I& II)

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Post by Lon on 08/25/09 at 00:16:26


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Post by DPC on 08/25/09 at 00:35:34

Have missed your updates to this thread.  This is aimed at our friend Lon but I look forward everyones contributions.

dennis

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Post by Lon on 08/25/09 at 16:03:39

Hey Dennis, I'll try to post more often.


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Post by Lon on 08/25/09 at 20:49:54



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Post by BLFST on 08/25/09 at 22:37:10

Lon,

Just listened to the Miles Davis album myself the other evening.  A great piece!

Last night was Santana's "Shaman", ELO's "Time", Dave Grusin's "Night-Lines", and Chic's "Risque".  Was a long session, but very good.

bill

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 08/26/09 at 12:43:16

Yes Bill, long sessions of listening are good for the soul!

Right now, before I leave my girlfriend's apartment, the new cd which sounds really good:




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Post by Lon on 08/26/09 at 16:59:22


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Post by Lon on 08/27/09 at 16:49:40


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Post by BLFST on 08/28/09 at 23:38:20

I usually don't post on this forum because when I am listening to my system, I am doing it actively from my listening position and am away from the computer.  I posted a few days back because a member had was listening to the same album I had just listened to a few evenings before.  Last nights listening session caused me to make this post.  Last night I listened to Steely Dan's "Aja",  Al Hirt's "Horn A-Plenty" (both vinyl), Susan Tedeschi's "Back To The River", and Black Crowes's "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion" (both on CD).  It was because of Black Crowse that I am writing this.

I bought this CD in the late nineties.  At the time I was stationed aboard ship (retired Coast Guard), so I only had a small CD player and headphones.  I didn't like the CD that much.  I listened again a few years ago through my surround sound system, and again I didn't like the album that much.  In the years that I have had the CD, I probably only listened to it no more than a half dozen times.  I decided to dust it off last night and listen to it through the Torrii MKII and the HDTs.  WOW, what a difference a system can make.  I actually liked the album for the first time.  Sonically, it is a much better recording than I had remembered it.  It still isn't on top of my favorites list, but I won't be keeping it in the rack between listening sessions as long now.

On a side note, I just got the Susan Tedeschi CD the other day, and it is absolutely fantastic (if you like hard rockin blues).  First of her work that I have ever listened to.

bill

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Post by BLFST on 08/29/09 at 03:47:39

I really need to learn to preview my posts before submitting (LOL).  I bought the Black Crowes CD in the late eighties, not the nineties.

bill

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Post by Lon on 09/03/09 at 13:43:59


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Post by Lon on 09/04/09 at 14:30:04

This is a great sounding two SACD set!

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Post by Lon on 09/07/09 at 14:23:21



Doesn't sound great, but fun playing!

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Post by THE dawg on 09/14/09 at 22:50:59

Laughing at you, Lon (not in a bad way and yes, I see the post is a couple of weeks old). You once made mention of how you did not care for my selection of Hampton Hawes' work.

I've been on a Hampton Hawes kick for about a week, now, as has my ten year old son ...

:D

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Post by Lon on 09/14/09 at 22:58:47

I don't remember that DD. I don't always like Hawes and I don't like him in large doses, but ther's some good HAwes.  I picked that one up cheap in the Fantasy Records sale at www.oldies.com  Some real deals indeed!

Right now, listening to Sgt. Pepper's, the new stereo remaster.  I've had a mono lp (and transferred to cdr) for forty years.  The stereo is freaking me out a little!

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Post by THE dawg on 09/15/09 at 01:38:40

Hey, thanks for the heads-up on that sale! Lots of great stuff available there.

With all the "hoopla"  surrounding the Beatles' Remasters, the BB store where I work has opened their merchandising suggestion box to all interested staff. For a while they have had some Martin Logan Electrostatic hybrid (they use woofers) speakers set up in the "high dollar area."  Not long ago I set up a turntable and Denon receiver - not too bad, really. (Basically, it is some of the "best" stuff you can buy at any BB store) It does a half decent job of showing off vinyl with some recordings and it is our way of capitalizing upon the recent resurgence of interest in vinyl.

Sunday, one of the youngsters brought in a "Sgt. Peppers"  album that he found in his dad's closet.

I immediately had a good look at it. I am not that much of an LP collector or anything, but I was around and sort of aware while these albums were being produced. I immediately recognized an early release! I also saw these albums re-released, re-pressed -  ad nauseum -  to keep up with the demand.
His dad's album, which this kid brought in and just left lying around, was a Black Rainbow Capitol, in excellent condition, from the third run, off the second master, as far as I can remember from my own research over at Hoffmann's site, trying to identify my own couple-of-dozen early "Pepper's"  treasures.

I told him not to leave it here at the store, unprotected. It was probably too valuable to play in this environment, anyway, I tried to warn him. Sure enough, today (the FOLLOWING DAY, FFS!!), someone stole it!
Some days, it is very difficult to not hate people!

Enough with the depressing asides, for now!  Back to "What's Spinning."


I have been enjoying a few vocal things, lately, as well. Not normally what I reach for, but with some influence from my wife and her taste (we're able to spend more time together, lately - this is good!), I have recently spun up some Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Eddie Arnold, C,S,N&Y, Mandisa, etc - that is to say, a widely mixed bag of vocal artists, well outside my normal range.

She does not get jazz and becomes quite stressed if I (or my son, for that matter) push too much on her, but I have managed to give her quite a bit of enjoyment from my simple system, by allowing her taste in music to prevail a bit. I have also developed a great deal more appreciation for the recordings that made these vocalists so popular.

I feel like that I should hide for going so long and just NOW discovering the value this type of expression for myself.

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Post by Lon on 09/15/09 at 02:23:30

My Pepper's, though not one of my very first lps, was one of the two lps I first bought with my own money.  We were in Swaziland and my dad had to go back to D.C. for an important meeting.  I gave him all my allowance money saved and asked him to buy me some albums to bring back.  This was one, and Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme was another.  It was very early after the release of Pepper's.  It's a black rainbow label.  I don't go to Hoffman's forum etc. and I really don't "collect" vinyl any longer or play vinyl now, but that mono version is how I know Pepper's, and there are significant differences in the actual mix let alone the stereo thing.

I've gotten six of the stereo digipaks, and  have ordered the mono box.

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Post by Lon on 09/17/09 at 22:34:52


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Post by Lon on 09/21/09 at 13:38:30

Some nice strings, and some snarling guitars sounding really good on this one

Plus, the Fender Jazz Bass really sounds like a Fender Jazz Bass.

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Post by Rap on 09/24/09 at 17:00:29



See a few familiar faces round these parts  :)

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Post by THE dawg on 09/25/09 at 00:59:47

Is it REALLY you, Rap?  I have missed you, my friend!  How are "things?"


I have been ripping some of my massive stack of "straight off the board"  concert tapes (from the old days) to my hard drives, lately.

Most recently, Sade, along with her awesome, funk/jazz/heavy, backing band, is working through the assortment of machines it takes to get this ripping done. I have nineteen shows to sift through.





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Post by Lon on 09/25/09 at 12:36:07

Wow!  19 Sade shows!  I'm envious.

Hi Rap!

Right now


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Post by THE dawg on 09/25/09 at 23:05:22

Excellent, Lon.

I would never have known about him, except for a single reference I found on AAJ, one day.

Sad.

I'm on electric guitar, mostly, today.  Some Buddy Guy, Kenny Burrell, Steve Vai, Yngwei, Buckethead ...



... BTW, Lon, those nineteen shows only represent the ones I was able to record on four track.  My memory must serve for the several other, one time events, were time constraints became a hindrance. Recording was mostly a tertiary or quaternary luxury, only available to me due to the best of "lucky" scheduling circumstances.

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 09/26/09 at 00:59:52

Did you record all those shows. . .were they all Sade shows, those 19?  If so, I repeat "Wow." :)

I've been listening to piano giants. . . Duke, Monk, Bill Evans, and some interpretations of Ravel solo piano pieces today.

Dawg, was it Hampton Hawes or Oscar Peterson we were talking about in the past?  I remember waxing on about Oscar, that I wasn't that in to him.  Ironically, one day a few years ago he just clicked with me and I started collecting some of his trio and solo works of the fifties and sixties and seventies.  I still don't really get his stuff from the eighties and on up, but I may one of these days.

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Post by THE dawg on 09/26/09 at 02:57:27

Ease up on me there a bit, Lon. WOW, indeed, though.
I try not to sound like I am bragging, but the simple reality of that time in my life was that I was a working professional in the live music performance industry, just like thousands of others who competed for my jobs.  Yet, I managed to stick it out for over eighteen years before I completely burned out and turned my back on that life. I made a few promotional contacts along the way that kept me afloat, happy, working and, occasionally, one or two that filled and fulfilled my imagination.

I was not that  "into"  TEH R&B  vocal sounds, around that time (I look back and, at first,  "She"  was just another job, in my mind, and I was hardly able to conceive of what an impact her "collective" body of work would have over the years, even though I was instantly intrigued, wide-eyed/neck-jerked by her band), but I have always loved funk and jazz.  Her back-up band was one of the best funk/jazz bands I ever heard.


To give you some perspective, though, I always "tried"  to record, but was often restricted by contract (due to the artists wanting to record with their own remote equipment or simply denying access, legally) or not able to get things ready in time for the live performances which actually made my living. I have over a thousand, seven or fifteen inch reels, representing nearly five hundred shows from many artists that I kept from those times.

Many of those tapes are absolutely amazing and represent a point of great pride for me to own. Nevertheless, I am generally filled with such humility at any thought of where I've been, that a balance is difficult to achieve at times.
So, please, forgive me for mentioning my past.


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Post by buzz on 09/26/09 at 16:16:47

Dawg, you are my hero... can I be your friend? I can't even imagine having that sort of music library!  8-)

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Post by Lon on 09/26/09 at 21:34:20

Dawg,

No, I'm so glad you mentioned it.  Makes me smile to think of seeing her so many times, and being able to record and have a record of it.

I think she's amazing, and my girlfriend and I really love Sade's music. She's releasing a new cd this year and I can't wait.  I only have all the official recordings, and can't wait for the next one.

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Post by THE dawg on 09/27/09 at 02:48:16

*just freaking hides!!!*  





I'm still doing electric guitar, for now.

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Post by Lon on 09/27/09 at 20:15:37

I'm still on piano players. . . one of the best. . . .


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Post by Rap on 09/28/09 at 13:21:01

Nice one Lon.
I always thought the Sade Cd's I had sounded like they had been compressed :-?  :P I wonder what the real (to real) thing sounds like...

Right now:


Rap.

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 09/28/09 at 19:18:16

We're both on an Ellington thing!

Right now

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Post by Rap on 09/29/09 at 21:56:46

Well Lon, there is a lot to choose from with Ellington ;)
So right now:

DDM and boy is it worth it... :D

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Post by Lon on 09/29/09 at 22:17:19

No kidding.  I think I have over 200 Ellington cds.

Right now, something that hit my mailbox, a previously unreleased session from Miles Davis' third wife, Betty Davis

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Post by Lon on 09/30/09 at 01:26:25


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Post by Rap on 09/30/09 at 15:24:29

Interesting title on that Betty Davis album.I think Miles and Jimmy probably asked themselves the same thing  ;D

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Post by Lon on 09/30/09 at 17:21:42

Maybe Miles.  I bet Jimi knew exactly what it was. :)  Devon wouldn't have allowed it to become something serious.

Continuing the piano thang with this:



Some absolutely stunning material here!

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Post by THE dawg on 10/01/09 at 02:22:54

You guys have influenced me toward the keyboard greats.

I found some classical things recently, featuring (for goodness sake!!)  Keith Jarrett and (it's all live, solo)  I really enjoy his "take."

There are so many "Euro-minds"  interpreting this work, now and in the past, that I think I was just ready for a new view.

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Post by Rap on 10/02/09 at 09:04:41

Nice one guy's. I have a lot of the ECM LP's and probably about 20 with Keith.

But right now it's another with the Duke:



Rap.

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Post by Lon on 10/02/09 at 12:17:47

Cool!

right now, something different,

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Post by Rap on 10/02/09 at 12:57:49

Right now my favorite Patty Smith album :


p.s Got given an old box with complete Beatles unplayed! But I can only stand Rubber Soul.  :(

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Post by Lon on 10/02/09 at 15:21:40

Playing this a little too loud, going to turn it down

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Post by THE dawg on 10/05/09 at 22:40:18

I'm going to say right out that I don't want to be teased any further about my music selection, guys. Please, let me be me and find a way to tolerate my existence.

I am listening to a contractually obligatory night by John Williams, recorded straight off my mixing board, about two months before he was awarded an Oscar for his Star Wars Theme. It is a trio of piano (that's John), bass, tenor/bari/flute. It is good jazz, in my book, if a bit high brow in its conception.

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Post by CamelFraggle on 10/07/09 at 17:03:46

Wasn't sure if this will go here but it's what I would consider spinning ;D
After the release of the Indiana Jones Crystal Skull movie, John Williams released the entire Indiana Jones Soundtracks Collection.
It's not just the normal songs heard on all the JW collections but the little pieces during the films. The songs sound like new arrangements, but I wouldn't quote me,  I only have 3 posts. A couple of my favorites to share with you:
Slave Children's Crusade
Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra
Alarm!
Wrong Choice,Right Choice

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Post by Lon on 10/07/09 at 17:10:35

That sounds cool.

Right now


Plastic Ono Band Live in Montreal

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Post by Lon on 10/08/09 at 21:57:04

Right now listening to this bass

Through this amp

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Post by THE dawg on 10/08/09 at 22:39:41

Cam -  Frag - :
You never have any reason to hide your love for JW.

Anyone who knows his legacy is blessed.


I have not heard that particular collection, as a complete work, but I will be right there with you, when I can. I explore his efforts as a way of pursuing my own personal conception of neoclassical work. Long live John Williams!!
I can NOT speak highly enough, so I will not even try. Suffice it to say that he is a part of my heart.
Please, tell us more.






I am going through some Quincy Jones, just now. Some is private, some is well known. I plan to get through my entire collection before I move on.

I tend to do such, upon odd occasions of obsession.

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Post by THE dawg on 10/08/09 at 22:46:57



OH, BTW, I think Lon has become a showoff.

;D


(ya know, I'm just jealous - not the bass, but the AMP!!  *hides drool*)

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Post by Lon on 10/08/09 at 23:03:02

Yes, I love this amp.  It's a fantastic guitar amp.  And an "okay" bass amp. There's better. I'd love to have a Bassman 300 Pro, and a 2 x 15" cabinet.  I may in the future. I'm playing more and more bass. And less and less guitar.  I'm thinking of selling five or six guitars and basses and a couple of amps and getting a really good bass rig and then putting a fork in me and proclaiming myself done.

I've been collecting a lot lately and making discoveries and finding what I really want and need for the future.  It's fun!

Now if only Steve's DAC doesn't cost an arm and a leg. . . .

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Post by Rap on 10/09/09 at 09:27:05

Right now it's:


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Post by Lon on 10/09/09 at 11:35:11

Disc one

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Post by Lon on 10/09/09 at 16:11:01

Just released this week:

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Post by Rap on 10/10/09 at 21:28:53



A little Billy Joelesc at times but sound is great and his singalong doesn't bother me at all, (well if Gould can then why not Jarret?)

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 10/10/09 at 21:47:16

This and the Bremen-Lausanne concert box changed my listening world when they came out in the 'Seventies. And I still buy Jarrett.  I have almost all his work. He just released a three cd solo set that should arrive at my mailbox soon. A friend of mine called it "dense."  That sounds promising.

I'm at my girlfriend's right now and she has the tv on a sports channel. Sigh.  NO music right now.

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Post by Lon on 10/13/09 at 23:07:11


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Post by Lon on 10/14/09 at 14:51:51


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Post by CamelFraggle on 10/14/09 at 15:41:36

Lon-
Never thought I would read a man saying Sigh to a Woman watching TV with sports on...   :P

THE dawg-
I have no problem proclaiming my enjoyment as well as love for JW music. For me the Music made the movie, not the other way around. I have to say I'm currently on the Danny Elfman train as his compositions are darker. Glad to see many people on here enjoying all types of music. Although I am sure I would be one of the very few who would be going from JW to  heavier Rock. I will have to post some of those soon.


For now I am enjoying:

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Post by Lon on 10/14/09 at 16:21:08

I'm not a fan of sports on TV.  I spent my adolescence in Africa, and I didn't get addicted to American sports.  Or watching them on tv.  I can see playing sports, I can see watching your family or friends play sports, just not watching national sports on tv. BORING.

Right now


I'm reading the excellent new Monk biography and enjoying it.

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Post by Lon on 10/14/09 at 22:49:19


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Post by Lon on 10/15/09 at 13:24:33

Sounds better in mono!

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Post by Lon on 10/15/09 at 13:41:37


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Post by CamelFraggle on 10/15/09 at 19:44:34

Fair Enough Lon. Not everything is for everyone.

Currently:


Stumbled upon it while looking for the Fratelli Chase.

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Post by Lon on 10/15/09 at 19:50:13



Thid is such an awesome collection. Especially the Rudy Van Gelder edition, which has much better mastering.

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Post by Lon on 10/16/09 at 15:37:06

A beautiful album by flutist/alto and baritonist Sahib Shihab with fellow members of the Clarke Boland Big Band.  This was an Argo lp that has been hard to find and finally has been reissued on Rearward Records on cd.


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Post by Lon on 10/16/09 at 19:59:17

"More than You Know" on this one, with Thelonious Monk on piano, is one of my favorite jazz performances.


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Post by Lon on 10/17/09 at 17:10:21

I've been on a soul jazz kick this morning, first this


And now this

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Post by Lon on 10/17/09 at 19:17:11

Great fun!


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Post by Lon on 10/19/09 at 13:08:30

Again.  I know it's early for Xmas music, and I'm really not generally a fan of Xmas music, but I really like this one.



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Trevor Dunn
Four Films

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Post by Lon on 10/23/09 at 00:51:18

I get far away from this music sometimes, but this is some of the best music ever recorded in my opinion and I am going to throw myself back into it. I finished the Monk biography I started a week ago and I need something to lift me up from the sadness of his final years, and these recordings of Billie's always do that.

They're now available in a cheap edition, ten cds for like thirty books.  Well worth it. I'm listening to the big expensive box set version from earlier this century. Sound is great for recordings this old.


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Post by Lon on 10/25/09 at 17:59:46

Continuing my exploration of the Legends of Acid Jazz series with this one by the excellent drummer Idris Muhammed.

His lps are a bit more modal and exploratory than the others in the series (NOT a complaint!)


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Post by Lon on 10/26/09 at 16:25:03

Listening to more of this ten disc set.

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Mono

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When I don't play this for a while, I forget how absolutely beautiful this is.


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Post by BLFST on 10/28/09 at 17:10:40

Lon,

Just curious as to what the album title and artist on your post 408?

Thanks

bill

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Post by Lon on 10/28/09 at 18:12:57

Hi Bill,

That's Led Zeppelin, "Physical Graffiti"

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Post by BLFST on 10/29/09 at 01:14:42

Thanks Lon, I feel pretty stupid.  It has been so long since I have seen/heard that album, I had forgotten all about it.  Might have to track it down and see what I may have been missing.

bill

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Post by Lon on 10/29/09 at 03:09:16

Don't feel bad.  I had completely not listened to Zep for years. . . and then for Xmas last year one of my family members bought me the box set that came out last year, and I got back into listening to them again. Fun!

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Strange to see Sonny holding a Tenor on an Album Cover when he was primarily a Alto Player. I love Sonny.  Lon, I listen to a lot of pop jazz saxaphone. However, when I need to be reminded of who the master(s) are....I lay down some Sonny who would challenge all comers and win with a smile.

Stone of Tone

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Post by Lon on 10/30/09 at 21:30:33

I really like Sonny. Sonny played a lot of tenor, in the sixties especially, whenever he was in front of an organ trio (often) he usually had a tenor.  Also, he got so much crap from critics and listeners that he sounded like Charlie Parker when he played alto.  Well he did, but he was no Charlie Parker (Parker was one of the few genius musicians of the twentieth century in my opinion) and Stitt also had his own style which I think eluded these critics and listeners.  He often played tenor just to avoid these opinions. In the fifties he was all over the alto.  Sixties and seventies he may even have played tenor a bit more.

On some recordings he even used a varitone on the tenor, which is wild!  He used it differently than others (for example Eddie Harris) and I think he enjoyed it!

Right now, some Pat Martino.  I've been listening to a lot of cds I bought cheap from the Fantasy Warehouse sale at www.oldies.com  

Quite a few Sonny Stitts!
http://www.oldies.com/search/keywords.cfm?results=keywords&q=sonny+stitt&x=12&y=11&collection=Fantasy-Warehouse-Clearance-Sale

http://www.oldies.com/collection-view/Fantasy-Warehouse-Clearance-Sale.html


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Post by stone_of_tone on 10/31/09 at 06:24:22

I have Going Down Slow by Stitt. Thanks for the thread and great prices too. I'll check out some more Sonny.

Stone

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Post by Lon on 10/31/09 at 13:42:30

No problem Stone.

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Music by the other Armstrong jazz guy, the original genius, the guy I share a birthday with!


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Totally agree with the "elevator to the scaffolding" post Lon,
Here is another one I'm just playing, that I haven't listened to in some years:

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Post by Lon on 11/04/09 at 22:12:07

Cool. Cash was really something.  Don't really play his music, but it's something else.

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A Japanese edition with a beautiful reproduction of the original gatefold cover.

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improvisational adventures into the bowels of the metropolitan region

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One of my favorites in the series.

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Coltrane, Live At the Village

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Too lazy to post all the album pics but today I listened to everything Tom Petty has put on vinyl.

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 One of my favorites of the series.

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Certainly not ground-breaking but pleasant stuff, well played solo piano pieces by a skilled pianist, and the SACD sound is great.


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Post by DirtDawg on 11/26/09 at 06:33:00

Haven't heard that particular one, but my other "Dylan and the Dead" release is pretty cool stuff.

Some Garaj Mahal for me. It's late and this is mostly mellow. Good wind down music.


Oh, btw,  I can no longer tolerate the La Scalas. I went back to my own open baffle set up.

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Post by Lon on 11/26/09 at 14:35:54

I can imagine the open baffles are much better.

Yeah, htis is a four cd set of the rehearsals before that Dylan and Dead tour. Very interesting. At times it seems that Garcia and the Dead know the tunes better than Dylan!  He really fluffs the words and the singing, but it's in good sound and fascinating.  Garcia really was probably the best interpreter of Dylan there was.  I love how he played guitar on these.

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Post by Lon on 11/27/09 at 14:12:52

Sound is pretty crappy in many ways. . . but you can hear Charlie loud and clear. And Charlie was ON.

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One of my all-time favorites!

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Post by DirtDawg on 12/02/09 at 20:12:06

... in the mood for massive shreddders, here.

... some Liquid Tension Experiment DVDs (John Petrucci and company ...)

freaking love this stuff, when in this type of mood.

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Post by Lon on 12/03/09 at 13:27:28

I haven't yet found the mood for that type of stuff. ;)

Right now, Rusty Bryant, I always fogret what a soulful swing he has.


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Post by Lon on 12/04/09 at 21:09:00

As far as Beatles albums go, I keep coming back to this one, fun to listen to and fun to play along with on guitar or bass. . . .

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Post by DirtDawg on 12/04/09 at 23:09:45

Good choice.

I bought the Black Box, Remaster (stereo version) when it came out.

I hesitated for a couple of days (I do some work where we sell the damn things and we sold out our supply of twenty four copies within the first three hours after we opened that morning - two days later, our stock was replenished by an overnight Fed-Ex delivery. I set one aside for my own use.) and ultimately decided that my curiosity was more of a problem with which to contend than the limits I have personally placed upon my music enjoyment budget, especially considering that there are four albums in the set which I genuinely treasure and at least one song on every other album that I find has become a part of my life.

For now, some Martin, Medeski and Wood - various releases

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Post by Lon on 12/04/09 at 23:26:55

Yeah, I bought the mono box. . . and was just going to buy a few stereo remasters. . .and ended up buying them all but Yellow Submarine.

EMI did both mono and stereo RIGHT. Well. . . they could have done both mono and stereo on the same cd!

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Post by Lon on 12/05/09 at 15:22:45

Missing my girlfriend, and spinning Carmen. . . .


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Post by Lon on 12/05/09 at 20:37:40

This purports to be music taken from African-American porno films of the 'Seventies, but it's really the work of a band from San Francisco called Mushroom.  Part electric Miles Davis, part Tom Waits, part Eno (maybe?) it's quite a fun disc (and there's some very stunning photographs in the booklet!)

I just bought it for the music, I promise.


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Post by DPC on 12/05/09 at 21:31:36

If you say so.

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:D

Now

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Foraging through some old vinyl I picked up recently. (Goodwill is still a worthwhile place to shop for vinyl, if you are willing to wade through all the Johnny Mathis, Time/Life and independently released church "bargains,"  etc. )

I am not usually one who takes an interest in vocals, but various Nat King Cole efforts have my attention for now.

I am often amazed at the depth of presence, richness of tone and overall pleasing sound they managed from a single voice.

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Post by Lon on 12/08/09 at 12:32:52

Nat Cole was a master, and Capitol was a very canny label.  Haven't really been someone that does the same for me since.  I have about thirty cds of his so I guess I'm a fan!  Recently the audiophile pressers have been releasing his stuff and there are new fans.  I haven't bought any of the audiophile releases.

Right now blind saxophonist Eric Kloss

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One of my favorites for the Holidays

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I've been playing this since like 1971

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Andy Bey. This guy is the real deal, one of the most soulful and masterful singers/pianists. A national treasure.


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The K2 version (I have this album in three cd versions)

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From the same box set. . . .


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Post by Lon on 12/28/09 at 03:02:01

Absolutely beautiful.



I think that the IT Radials are surprisingly at their best on intimate material like this or solo piano or solo cello or solo guitar etc. Not that they aren't wonderful with complete orchestras blaring away, the most unflappable speakers on big complex material I've ever owned. But they're also just so delicately caressing of solo material.  And Neil Young is a true master of acoustic guitar and piano sound.  He knows how to make each individual instrument sing its personal sweet song.  A real technician, and yet also an emotional performer who can project emotion with a hammer or a feather.  A true artist.

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Post by Lon on 01/01/10 at 18:42:46

One of those rare instances where excellent playing meets excellent recording and digital remastering. Timeless.

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Sorry, no picture.

Dire Straits by Dire Straits.  New Warner Bros vinyl restoration.  Just received this album this afternoon and had to listen to it three times both sides.  If you listen to vinyl and are into Dire Straits, this is just a plain awesome album.  There is just so much detail in this pressing that I keep hearing new things with each listening session.  The next three months bring a new release, can't wait to hear all of them.

Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel.  Sundazed release.  Had to purchase this pressing to replace my original copy that had received years of abuse by me as a teenager (LOL).  Although the pressing was sloppy with a LOT of vinyl particles in the mix, the tracks were clean.  Very detailed over the orginal pressings.

bill

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Post by Lon on 01/06/10 at 04:58:17

There's lots of talk of these on the Steve Hoffman forum.  I remember being excited about the Dire Straits when the lp first came out in the seventies.  A great new voice on guitar was Mark Knopfler!

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Not only Marks voice, but his guitar playing.  It just draws you in.

Had to chuckle when I saw your post on "Yes".  I had just listened to Yes's "Yesterdays" the day before (CD).

bill

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Post by Lon on 01/06/10 at 17:14:53

Well, yes I meant "voice on guitar" as a new sound, a new vocabulary of guitar playing, a new take.  He made me want to get a Stratocaster! (I have three now). ;)

I don't listen to much rock any longer, radio sort of killed Dire Straits for me in the 'eighties and 'nineties, and I don't have any of their recordings currently.

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I will never stop listening to Monk.

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I've been ripping old tapes like a madman in recent weeks. I pulled out some ancient "endgame"  tapes of Spooky Tooth from my first year as a sound engineer.

My old four track recording (via antique Crown) sounds better than I would ever have imagined it could have.

(I have not heard these tapes since early in the eighties, when I decided to NOT record over them, because they were pleasing to me at the time)

Spooky Tooth live from the mid seventies, freaking RoX!!

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Ah Spooky Tooth.  I remember listening to them in the dorm rooms at Waterford-Kamhlaba School in 1970.

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Sounds so good!

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The bonus disk.  Incredible rendition of "Visions of Johanna". . . .

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Lon, have you heard this:

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Post by Rivieraranch on 02/12/10 at 03:38:57

Where would I go about finding discs 1-4 of the Mosaic Set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions (MD12-170)." This incomplete set was thrown in with a Jimmy Giuffre set that I bought on ebay.  Singles from sets turn up now and then.  

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Post by Lon on 02/12/10 at 11:15:22

You could call Mosaic and see if they have any partials of this set.  Or watch ebay. That is the only two ways I've ever seen partial sets myself.

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I've been listening to this collection of the 9 Beethoven symphonies on SACD on the BIS label. Excellent sound. Modern brisk (not warm, romantic) interpretations.

Minnesota Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vanska.


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Post by DirtDawg on 02/16/10 at 14:51:07

I like the description you posted. I will have to look into the "brisk"  version.

Thanks.

Right now, I am going through Ravi Coltrane's newest release.

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Post by Lon on 02/16/10 at 15:06:12

The sound is spectacularly clear and dynamic. I've only listened to the SACD layer. It really shines on my Sony SCD-XA5400ES.  I LOVE this player.

Right now, the beautiful

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These two nylon-stringed guitarists are amazing!

Rodrigo y Gabriela



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agreed!

I am spinning some ancient Johnny Winter, at the moment.

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Post by Matchstikman on 02/20/10 at 23:49:24

I have been collecting the work by this guy, Stanton Moore.

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I have a few of his.

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I am abusing my movie system towards some type of gritty feeling. I am "home alone"  and blasting the hell out of "X-Nem" saga.  I want my floor to lift and shake, while I am sitting on it.

Probably going for "Master and Commander,"  next. Not really sure why I need to feel so much right now. I need at least three senses responding to feel alive again.




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Post by Lon on 02/24/10 at 17:17:45

Beethoven Symphony 2, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vanska, BIS, SACD.

This cycle on BIS SACD sounds FANTASTIC to me.

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Post by Matchstikman on 02/27/10 at 22:56:45

I really like this guy.  I've got tickets for his show in Phoenix next month and I hope he comes when his entire band including the 2 drummers.

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I'm listening to the SACD. Great music. SACD is atypically bright for a Concord SACD.  It was cheap, 2.99 and postage.


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Post by Matchstikman on 02/28/10 at 04:05:28

I am really all over the place tonight with this new toy I am playing with.


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These are my go to discs for sonic bliss.  SACDs so dynamic that the Mark III/IT Radial combination can actually SCARE ME.



Listening to the 9th right now, this is my favorite "interpretation" in the box.

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You too, eh?

I bought all the newly re-mastered releases as well, received them about a week before the official release date, due to my "subscription."

Too early to assess, really, but I do hear an occasional difference in the balance.

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Post by Lon on 03/13/10 at 16:14:18

That's interesting. I've only New Rays and Valleys so far.  I really like the sound on Valleys---not too loud, dynamic, good tonal balance.

Half of it is a great album! The other half is very good.

I do find this the "Mike Jeffry approved we got millions of white kids to buy this and so we're going to keep on doing the same thing" Jimi material, and that I really prefer the later Jimi material.  Noel Redding is really great here, but when Billy Cox came in with his rich and agile sound, and Jimi and he worked out all those incredible patterns, and the funkiness creeps in. . . now that's the Jimi I always loved more.

New Rays really doesn't so far to me sound different than the '97 version so I think it's the same mastering.  I've always liked these but they are a bit too compressed and dynamics suffer just a tad(?)

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I just got this in today.  Not as bluesy as I'd like but it is growing on me.  I'm on my first listen and it has some nice textures.



I just read the liner notes and apparently B. B. King plays on one of the tracks.  Very nice so far.  There are a couple of tracks that sound like B. B. and it isn't B. B.

The CD improved after the 3rd listen.

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ECM doesn't always nail the sound for me, but they did with this one, man everything sounds so good tonight, but this especially:


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Post by Matchstikman on 04/03/10 at 22:44:26

Anybody remember or listen to Roy Buchanan?  He is an acquired taste especially in the blues genre.  Roy's is a tragic story.

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Post by Lon on 04/04/10 at 14:44:53

I remember him.  He could make a Tele sing.

Right now

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Post by Matchstikman on 04/07/10 at 05:49:45

Got this in today and it sounds good.  The other copy of this that I have is on vinyl.

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Opeth is messing with my mind.


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Post by DanFromMichigan on 04/08/10 at 15:58:18

No pretty picture to post, but have been playing Marshall Crenshaw's 'Miracle of Science'...... :)

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A little out of my normal groove, but I really like this:


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Post by Lon on 04/11/10 at 14:32:06

Not the best sounding stuff, but man, the ideas, the interplay, the swing!

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"And the cat has been staring at me all this time."

Porcupine Tree "Lightbulb Sun"

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Post by Matchstikman on 05/02/10 at 21:58:10

Lon, I wasn't aware you were into progressive rock or do you consider those two last selections you've posted as progressive rock?

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Post by DirtDawg on 05/02/10 at 23:44:03

Not speaking for Lon, but I have been listening outside my normal "box"  for a couple of months.

Must be something in the air.

This album sounds more like it was plucked out of the early '70s than any R&B effort I have heard lately.  It's good stuff!



Pic is linked to a player on their site, if you want a sample.

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Post by Lon on 05/03/10 at 02:27:01

MM,

A younger friend who is one of the few jazz pals I have in town got me started on those two bands. I'm a big fan of the work that Steve Wilson has been doing.  His solo album "Insurgentes" is my favorite of all the Porcupine Tree, No Man, etc. stuff he does.  I think Wilson is a sort of a genius.

Opeth I got interested in through the Wilson connection too, he produced several albums for them, and they learned a lot from hm and their albums after that are influenced by Wilson's art.  Wilson brought some progressive rock practices and sounds into Opeth, and he took away death metal elements from Opeth into his own work with Porcupine Tree.

It's interesting music to me that sounds like an outgrowth from the bands that I was into when I was younger and into rock far more heavily.

Right now

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Post by Lon on 05/03/10 at 02:29:37

DD,

I really loved the Austin City Limits that Ms Jones did!

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Post by waveydavey on 05/03/10 at 13:03:45

Just put in an order for his newest cd.. Sure can't get much purer than this performance.. Beautiful song, great guitar playing, sound and vocals..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uKGWpqnS8E

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Post by Lon on 05/07/10 at 21:16:55

This is nicely recorded for a sort of soft-rock pop country record. I would have done some of the preduction differently, but the performances are quite satisfying indeed.

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Post by Lon on 05/10/10 at 21:15:47

One of my favorite Jimi boots.


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What an amazing night of music this was!

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Post by Matchstikman on 05/22/10 at 14:42:41

I saw this guy a couple of times when I lived in California.  I'd forgotten how good the show was and now I can't stop listening to this CD.  This guy combines blues and soul and does it really well.

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Post by Rap on 05/22/10 at 18:03:20

A friend of mine gave me this : A flower is a lonesome thing Great stuff, I can't seem to take it off the record-player...but I managed and right now as I write it's :

8-)

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Post by Lon on 05/22/10 at 23:08:16

Is it "A Flower is a LOVESOME Thing"?  That is a great composition by Billy Strayhorn.

Made me pull this cd out and listen to it.



Followed by a listen to this second album from the retro Swedish band Dead Man:


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Post by Rap on 05/24/10 at 15:35:14

Hi Lon, yes it is indeed the Strayhorn tune and other standards played by young musicians and recorded warts n' all as they say, so one take on simple electronics and sounds the better for it imo, less being more an all that Jazz.

Right now it's a few "new" re-releases on vinyl (like most everything I listen to these days) Yusef Lateef/Eastern Sounds. Freddy Hubbard/Open Sesame and Wes Montgomery/ The incredible Jazz Guitar of.

Mostly checking them for sound. But not exactly a choir with these records ;)

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Post by Lon on 05/24/10 at 15:39:23

Yes, not a chore, great records that sound pretty good I'm sure.  Don't think I've heard the vinyl on those, have cds.

Right now

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Post by Lon on 05/24/10 at 18:21:21

Henry Threadgill and Air

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Post by Rap on 05/24/10 at 18:34:36

Funny I was just talking about the "Bean" with a friend of mine today, he owns a record-store here, about the what were our favorite's Coleman is my personal favorite, something about his simpler phrasing and tuneful style, over Rollins or Coltrain and Young.

Funny you were playing Thredgil because;
Right now:

Great stuff!

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Post by Lon on 05/27/10 at 17:31:01

A new cd release of John Coltrane 1963 "More Live at the Showboat." Not the greatest sound (but not the worst either, pretty good for a bootleg private recording) but man what playing!

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Post by Matchstikman on 05/30/10 at 14:36:38

I can't tell if this sounds new or old to me.

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Post by Lon on 05/30/10 at 17:31:05

Her fairly recent PBS appearance on Austin City Limits is cool.

Right now

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Post by Matchstikman on 05/30/10 at 19:55:04

Lon, do you know if it is possible to find that Bettye Lavette concert online?

Anyway, I am into this right now.  I've been into blues the last few years and lately dancing with the kind of blues that almost tips over into jazz.  This one does that.  I don't like all of it but a few tracks are really good.

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Post by DirtDawg on 05/30/10 at 20:07:15

My wife loves that one and I can tolerate it, mostly.

I am going to do Hendrix re-masters, as soon as i can get my shit back.

(I just walked in from work and i do not yet own my stuff.   :cry:)    I need it right now, but I am tEh grown up. I can chug something and come back.

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Post by Lon on 05/30/10 at 22:16:48

I don't know MM, I haven't looked for it. If so it would likely be on PBS.org

DD,
I was playing bass to Band of Gypsies earlier today and it felt GOOD. :)

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Post by Matchstikman on 05/31/10 at 00:48:44

Lon, I found it.

http://video.pbs.org/video/1438214221/

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Post by Lon on 05/31/10 at 00:54:31

Cool!

Good ole Pintop.  I saw him with Muddy Waters in the early 'seventies. Those were the days.

Right now, rockin' out with Siena Root, one of the cool bands coming out of Sweden


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Post by Lon on 05/31/10 at 13:43:31

Disc 3

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Post by Lon on 05/31/10 at 17:37:55

My brother was playing this cd once when we were all together at the family home and my dad said "Bach would like these guys." :)  It's true I'd wager!

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Post by Matchstikman on 05/31/10 at 20:14:09

I've been hearing about this band since the 90s but never really took the time to listen so I purchased this essential listening CD.  They remind me of a poor man's Nine Inch Nails.  They lean a little bit towards the progressive side with an emphasis on synth.  It was a good listen on the long drive this morning but I don't think I will get any more selections from them.  I will say they did a good job on the sound.  The percussion sounds great.

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Post by Matchstikman on 05/31/10 at 20:16:32

I don't like smooth jazz.  However, I like Frank Gambale's guitar technique.  He is from another planet.  If you are into technical guitar things like sweeps and such, you will love Frank Gambale.


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Post by Matchstikman on 05/31/10 at 20:17:31

Love this CD.   It is also fun to listen to the crowd.


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Post by Matchstikman on 06/02/10 at 01:56:55

Borrowed this from a friend.  Some amazing music on this CD.

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like usual it's on vinyl.

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With Ray Brown, a great album!

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Post by Lon on 06/05/10 at 21:40:31

NOT the new remaster.  I've heard it sounds awful. This is the 1994 Virgin remaster.

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Post by Jon on 06/06/10 at 04:48:54

The Incomparable: Earl "Fatha" Hinze  

I just picked this up at my local used book store!


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Post by Lon on 06/06/10 at 05:58:58

On Tops!  Decca sides maybe.

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found this today, some nice drumming on this.

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One of the "Re-release" Prestige recorded by Rudy and must say they sound better to me than the Blue Note Re-releases RVG offerings to date.

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Post by Jon on 06/10/10 at 15:54:30

A little Mozart in the morning...

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Post by Jon on 06/10/10 at 17:22:54

Right now...

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Post by Matchstikman on 06/12/10 at 17:08:23

Love this player.

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Post by Matchstikman on 06/13/10 at 14:43:23

Still with my blue's obsession:

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fantastic sound on the original Pablo LP. 8-) (Witch the picture is not of)

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Post by DirtDawg on 06/17/10 at 01:38:28

Good to see you around again, Rap!

I had fears that you had been consumed by a CERN experiment or something.


I am once again being impressed by this, right now. I had no idea that new copies were offered on Amazon for over one hundred dollars.
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Post by Rap on 06/17/10 at 01:54:28

Hi DD
The prices of re-releases is ridiculous, especially when you get them with sonic flaws and ticks'n pops like many of the Blue notes, Riverside, Prestige ect. and the originals are sometimes cheaper  :(

Right now some Rahsann Roland Kirk and The Atlantic Years:

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Post by Lon on 06/17/10 at 20:49:54



Ms Michiru (daughter of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin, two jazz masters, and wife of trumpeter Alex Sipiagin) deserves to be much better known



I love the way she sings and the words she writes.

Up next


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Post by Lon on 06/20/10 at 16:21:42

Some great Herbie Handcock on this one.

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Post by Matchstikman on 06/20/10 at 16:45:29

Anybody listen to this guy:

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Post by Lon on 06/20/10 at 17:13:05

Don't listen to his cds much or Roomful of Blues, but I've seen him a few times quite a few years back. 'Salright.

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Post by Matchstikman on 06/20/10 at 22:15:29

Lon, that's funny that you say Duke is alright because that's the same impression I get.  Some of his songs are good but overall he is alright.  He seems to be thought of as one of the greats but I thought maybe I've been missing something.  The same goes with this other guy from Texas, Bugs Henderson.  Anyone every listen to Bugs Henderson?

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Post by Lon on 06/20/10 at 22:42:26

Yeah, I've seen him live too, don't have any of his music. I'm just not that really crazy about modern blues.  I like the real old stuff, Muddy and John Lee are probably my bread and butter, and I like what Hendrix did with the blues, he was a real innovator, and after that. . . just don't collect or listen much at all.

Right now

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Post by Rap on 06/21/10 at 17:20:46

Picked this up today sealed original 1975 30$ equiv  

8-)



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Post by Lon on 06/22/10 at 02:13:01

I'm a big fan of The Basement Tapes, have been since that two lp set was released.  I also have a more complete four cd set (it's not official but I don't think Bob really cares).

This weekend I picked up this book (though it will probably be a while before I read it)



Right now
The RVG edtion, which I think sounds great

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Post by Lon on 06/23/10 at 16:11:58



One of those rare appearances of John Gilmore outside of Sun Ra's orbit. . . .

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Post by Doorman on 06/23/10 at 21:38:55

Steven Davis/Porcupine Tree, "Sky Moves Sideways"
Don

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Post by Lon on 06/23/10 at 22:15:54

Yeah that Steve WILSON/Porcupine Tree is a good one. . . though I confess I like the material from Stupid Dream and up much better than before Stupid dream. . . .

Right now
Jerry Garcia Band
Pure Jerry: Theatre 1839 - July 29-30, 1977

Read more: http://www.musicbox-online.com/jgb-1839.html#ixzz0ri6HtMHi

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Post by Doorman on 06/23/10 at 22:37:54

I've got 7 or 8 "Porcupines" (damn, another quill!)
but can't connect with "The Incident"
Right now, Mr. T. Monk is inna house "Underground"!
Don

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Post by Lon on 06/23/10 at 23:07:49

Took me a while, but I did connect with the Incident and think it's oen of their best.  

Right now
(SACD)

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Post by Doorman on 06/23/10 at 23:57:07

I'll keep trying!!
Don

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Post by Rap on 06/28/10 at 00:48:12

Nice one Lon.

right now:


vinyl.
One thing to say about collecting Impulse!,Blue notes,Riverside and Prestige is that there are gems like this that one would probably have missed if they were on another label.  

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Post by Lon on 06/28/10 at 02:21:57

Ike was very important for Blue Note. In the late fifties Alfred Lion gave him a chance to record and also serve as A&R man for the label. Ike and Alfred became very close.  Ike brought in quite a few players and acted as a sort of straw boss, handling a number of things for Alfred with the musicians, arranging for the paid rehearsals, etc. It was a blow to the label when Ike became very ill and died of lung cancer in the middle of the 'sixties. One of the artists Ike brought to the label, Duke Pearson, filled his shoes (and quite admirably) for Alfred Lion and then Francis Wolff.

Ike had that big old tenor sound.  He had an incredible musical mind, and I think he had great people skills.

Right now

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Post by DirtDawg on 06/30/10 at 03:25:57

I have become almost obsessed with The Heavy, lately.

This is like old school Detroit, but with a modern twist.


This:


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another young departee.  :(

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Post by Rap on 06/30/10 at 15:35:58

Right now:


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Post by Lon on 06/30/10 at 15:47:50

Very nice.  This is the new official "expanded" version of "Nothing Is" on ESP.  Twice the playing time, and the previously unissued stuff is good. Bought this after I discovered I had two copies of the last version of "Nothing Is"!  Too many copies!


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Post by Rap on 06/30/10 at 23:46:29

Here's a good one, though I probably payed to much for it at 47$ :-[

Oh well, it's great none the less.



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Post by Lon on 07/01/10 at 03:55:56

If it has Cannon and Nat, it's a good one.

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I'll have to do with this re-release as the original is knocking on a ton ! ::)


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Post by Rap on 07/03/10 at 13:28:43

Can't decide which I prefer more, Milt Jackson or Gary Burton. I guess they are both great!

Right now it's :


to be followed by the fantastic sounding:



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Post by Lon on 07/03/10 at 15:47:11

RVG CD

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Post by DirtDawg on 07/10/10 at 03:16:58



Freddie Hubbard is one my old favorites, Lon.

I know I have all his studio stuff, but the rest, I only have a few patches.

Right now, I am enjoying the latest from Herbie Hancock.

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Post by Matchstikman on 07/11/10 at 04:15:48

Decided to give Duke another try and I like this one much more:

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Post by Lon on 07/11/10 at 14:38:04

Disc 2, one of my favorite jazz sessions of the fifties.


The sound of the piano here demonstrates what is so special about the Sony SCD-XA5400ES, it lacks the metallic edge even the ZDAC-1 seems to give to the attack of Bill Evans' notes, and there is a deeper resonance to the resolving notes.  (That looks weird but that's the best way I can describe it.)  A fantastic player, especially for acoustic instruments recorded with room to "bloom."

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Post by Lon on 07/19/10 at 12:28:36

The new two cd set version from Concord

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Post by Rap on 07/20/10 at 15:54:22

Right now:


A few rarities on this double vinyl LP, excellent sounding recordings, great stuff!

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Post by Lon on 07/20/10 at 19:26:32

Yeah, I used to have that, but have it all on cd now so sold the double lp a while back.

Right now, sounding fantastic


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Not sure about this one,

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Post by Lon on 07/23/10 at 13:54:36

Actually listening to this album via the new Mosaic set of the complete Argo and Cadet recordings of the Ahmad Jamal Trio.

The sound is excellent on this set, better than any lp or cd I've had from these albums.


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Post by Rap on 07/23/10 at 23:02:21

I'll have to keep an eye out for that one Lon.
I have a copy of the original "But not for me" on the Chess label and was thoroughly disappointed with the 2 LP's I have on the Cadet label.  :(

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Post by Lon on 07/24/10 at 12:48:12

One of my best friends transferred the audio from this dvd to redbook and it sounds AMAZING (he does great work, he should be working for a record label).


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Sounds a bit like Dizzy when he was playing with Parker  :-?

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Post by Lon on 07/26/10 at 00:12:23

Brownie had such a full and glowing sound.

Right now:  the one, the only, the QUEEN.  She makes me feel it all.


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Post by Lon on 07/30/10 at 13:30:04

A cdr collection of Porcupine Tree demoes, b-sides and other rareties compiled by one of my buds.

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Post by Steve Deckert on 08/01/10 at 04:47:35

Lon,  I think you need a turntable.


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Post by Lon on 08/01/10 at 12:51:20

Sorry, I am not at all interested in a turntable.  Not in the least.

I have one.  I also have a phono preamp. Don't use them except every now and then, haven't set them up for over a year.

Digital (as long as it's not "ultra-detailed, ultra-focused") is fine for me.

I'm interested in why you think I need a turntable. About 65 percent of what I listen to I can't easily or affordbly FIND on lp.  I'm into listening to all that I can in good sound, not finding the very best sound of a few hundred recordings and listening to that. The system I have now, set up for digital, accomplishes that. The Sony SCD-XA5400ES really delivers great sound.  I have thousands and thousands of cds. Not going to run out and buy thousands of thousands of lps and set up the system to best present them.

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Post by Matchstikman on 08/01/10 at 21:01:23

In another life I want to come back as Stanton Moore.  I really dig this cat.  He is the definition of cool.


Lon, I also have a turntable and one of the original Decware phono preamps.  It sounds good, but it is too much trouble to maintain and enjoy.  At least for me.

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Post by Matchstikman on 08/02/10 at 02:31:30

I just love this guy's music.

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Post by Lon on 08/03/10 at 11:50:04

Been getting into Threadgill this week.


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Post by Rap on 08/03/10 at 15:52:52

Vinyl re-issue:

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Post by Lon on 08/05/10 at 17:24:52

Beautiful, just beautiful.


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Post by Rap on 08/05/10 at 19:20:19

Very nice one Lon.
Think I'll play this one:



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Post by Lon on 08/05/10 at 19:28:19

That's a good one.  I wish he had done a lot of hymns on pipe organs.

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Post by Rap on 08/06/10 at 00:28:48

me too,

Right now it's getting late so more ECM vinyl:


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Post by Matchstikman on 08/06/10 at 13:29:51

Went old school in a new school kind of way.  I was a big fan of heavy metal way back when but not so much in several years.  I decided to give a listen to some of the new stuff.  It isn't bad, but honestly, doesn't strike a chord the way it once did.  

Submitted for your consideration, Five Finger Death Punch (you gotta love that name).

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Post by Matchstikman on 08/07/10 at 05:15:07

Now, look at this....

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Post by Matchstikman on 08/07/10 at 17:11:12

Now, away from the metal to the Hammond organ.

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Post by Lon on 08/09/10 at 00:32:54

Viola Lee Blues. . . never loses its power over me.


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Post by DirtDawg on 08/11/10 at 05:24:52



I found this on CD (a used copy, but very nice condition) Yesterday:


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Post by Lon on 08/11/10 at 11:14:30

Seemed like a good way to continue listening to the early works of Captain Trips. . . and a good selection to get me ready for the road, leaving in about an hour for a trip to Ohio and back on the motorcycle. Hope you all have a great week.


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Post by Rap on 08/11/10 at 14:10:43

Original 1959 vinyl:  8-)


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Post by DirtDawg on 08/12/10 at 20:52:03

I have been enjoying this, today.

Wynton Marsalis, Black Codes (From The Underground)



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Post by DirtDawg on 08/15/10 at 02:02:45



Pat Metheny, (various others),  Like Minds.








It is more modern, a little progressive, but it really sounds good through the tubes.

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Post by bvictor on 08/15/10 at 22:45:56

A great visit back to my earlier life...

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Post by Lon on 08/16/10 at 01:05:28

That's a great box set!

My dad is streaming a Swiss radio station that is playing lots of Mozart. Getting ready to pack and hit the road back in the morning.

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Post by Lon on 08/19/10 at 14:24:41

Glorious playing AND sound!


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Post by Rap on 09/02/10 at 09:46:42

Nothing is spinning  :'(

My system is in a container and wont arrive until the 20th sept. Hasn't stopped me buying more vinyl though ;)

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Post by ski bum on 09/04/10 at 02:47:23

Right now I'm having one of those wow experiences listening to Miles Davis, the Prestige Profiles collection.

I dug my old Sony ES player from storage, where it's been since a mechanical failure some years ago.  Well, I fixed it using some scotch tape, poly pillow stuffing, and a sandwich bag, and voila, the ES rides again!

I'll be damned if it doesn't sound better than the crappy universal player I've been listening to.  Smooth as butta, baby, almost analog sounding.

Variable outs of the ES feeding a couple bridged Zens, driving a pair of Def Tech BP7006, and presto, there's Miles!  Just unbelievably good.

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Post by Lon on 09/04/10 at 21:27:33

I absolutely LOVE my ES SACD player, the SCD-XA5400ES.  It's bested all the digital front ends I've owned, including Decware ones (sorry!)  Sony can make an awesome machine at times, and they've made some winners.

Right now I'm listening to a cd from two friends of mine, WD-41 (Willie Oteri and Dave Laczko), their second release, available at cdbaby.com Good spacey stuff!


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Post by DirtDawg on 09/23/10 at 01:31:51

Digging this again:



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Post by DPC on 09/23/10 at 11:01:52

Have been revisiting my Shirley Horn recordings.

"Jazz 'Round Midnight" Especially good!

Dennis

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Post by DirtDawg on 09/24/10 at 00:24:00

Cool.

I am moving into a rock thing with live Led Zeppelin from Knebworth.

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Post by DPC on 09/24/10 at 11:11:59

This morning, a remastered set of Eumir Deodato.

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Post by DirtDawg on 10/01/10 at 04:16:21


Various things from The Heavy, today.

I am in a kind of Funk/R&B phase.

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Post by Rap on 10/25/10 at 16:47:02

up and spinning again, right now it's Duke Jordan :

8-)

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Post by bhfsim on 10/26/10 at 01:59:22

Just got back from the record shop and hit vinyl jackpot.

Gustav Mahler- kindertotenlieder
Johann Sebastian Bach- Six Suites for cello
Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation
Bad Brains- Omega Sessions

!!!

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Post by Rollin on 11/03/10 at 07:10:30

Got this today, my first Decware (for that matter tube) amp arrives tomorrow - can not wait.



and if you have not seen them:
http://www.youtube.com/user/rodgabvideo#p/u/6/ENBX_v1Po1Y  

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Post by Lon on 12/16/10 at 00:33:23

Playing the new Ellington box set on Mosaic, music from '32 to '40. Really vivid mono sound. The system is really letting the bite of the muted horns and the pluck of the strings on guitar and bass come through so naturally and so quickly. Awesome!

Check it out: http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinfo.asp?number=248-MD-CD

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Post by drummerboy on 12/17/10 at 15:54:04

Outstanding musicians giving their all to this 250 years "old" music . I always melt away listening to this superb recorded cd...Without any slight doubt, they give you a present not from this world!


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Post by Lon on 12/18/10 at 21:30:32

Got the new exclusive Blu-Ray from Amazon. If you've got the CD this is not really necessary. I really like the cd.


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Post by Lon on 12/23/10 at 14:20:09

Continuing to listen to the Mosaic Ellington set (the fourth Ellington Moasic set actually, the newest one of Columbia 'thirties recordings). Just such wonderful music, and the transfers and mastering here are the best I've heard on digital.

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Post by Rap on 12/28/10 at 12:54:41

Been collecting a lot of Ellington lately, "Works of Duke" vol 16-20 RCA have been getting a lot of time under the needle of late (picked it up at a thrift shop, 5 pristine records in box for 5 euros!) only sad that someone had reserved the 4 other boxes.  :(  But at least they overlooked "Black Beauty" and "Ellington at Newport"

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Post by Lon on 01/10/11 at 23:29:28

I love Ellington. I think I have more cds of his than anyone else, though I may have more Miles if you count the hundred or so bootlegs. . . .

Right now, this session, which I absolutely love, have ever since I first heard it about twenty years ago.


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Post by Lon on 01/14/11 at 07:59:22

This one still fascinates me. It's like it comes from another planet. .  in a good way.

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Post by Lon on 01/14/11 at 08:02:16

And now onto the amazing Japanese "RVG" version of this classic:

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Post by Lon on 01/14/11 at 17:02:48

Perfect mellow date to help me get ready to go to work.


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Post by DirtDawg on 01/15/11 at 22:47:11

Love Coleman Hawkins!

I got that one recently.


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Post by Lon on 01/16/11 at 17:13:12

Yes, I love Hawkins too.  Been playing a number of discs out in the Concord "RVG" series and love the sound; the ones with Hawkins on really sound great. On other boards I haunt the RVG editions get short shrift, but I think the Decware systems make them come alive in a way they don't for others. That's just my guess.

Right now, another magnificent recording:


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Post by Rollin on 04/07/11 at 04:18:07



A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection, Alison Krauss

Down to the River to Pray is amazing, moving.

Now see LP has been released of O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, anyone have it, better than the CD for this song? Worth a Steve vinyl to AIFF?

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Post by Lon on 04/10/11 at 14:10:08


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Post by seank on 04/10/11 at 16:23:42

Not actually spinning...

http://www.youtube.com/user/PomplamooseMusic

Pomplamoose is a duo.  They are making a living selling their music on YouTube and Amazon without going with a music label. They want to be independent.

They are not everyones cup of tea.  I think they produce very interesting arrangements.

Best of all, they have a quirky sense of humor and youthful energy.

I admire anyone who can set up a recording studio in a bedroom using mattresses and blankets for sound control. They don't take themselves too seriously.

Here's a short bio.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125783271


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Post by Lon on 04/11/11 at 00:20:42

From the new Black Saint/Soul Note box set of Bill Dixon cds. These new box sets feature awesome remastering.


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Post by Lon on 04/11/11 at 23:08:03

Old codger Tweed amp brilliance on my new Blu-Ray player. (Sony BDP-S5000ES). Beautiful picture.  Though this is not really that much about the picture or image, but the SOUND. (Sound provided via ZDAC-1).


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Post by Lon on 04/23/11 at 22:27:29

Blu-Ray version.

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Post by Lon on 04/27/11 at 00:51:27

There's a new series of Japanese cds reissuing or releasing jazz cds that have not ever been on cd before. I think the sound is excellent, I haven't wanted to (supposed to be saving money) but I've been buying some. This one is great:



Sounds so much better than the older US cd.

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Post by DirtDawg on 04/29/11 at 13:56:24


I found a concert DVD version, Keith Jarrett.

I have the CD, but it is fun to see the camera view as well.

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Post by Lon on 04/30/11 at 02:54:49

Love me some Keith Jarrett.

Right now, electric piano


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Post by Pale Rider on 04/30/11 at 04:13:16



A little hi-res magic. The Stones at 176.4/24. Check it out:
https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HX00018771900429

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Post by Lon on 04/30/11 at 04:18:43

Hi-Res, Schmi-Res. Redbook on my system sounds amazing! :D

Right now, one of my favorite upbeat recordings:'

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Post by Pale Rider on 04/30/11 at 04:22:52

And then for a change of pace, Verdi's Requiem:



My all-time favorite of this piece is the Telarc recording of Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. But this recording of the CSO is something special. Dynamics and kettle drums don't quite have the body of the Telarc, but the tempo differences are very compelling. HD Tracks has it here:
https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HD810449011068

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Post by Lon on 04/30/11 at 14:15:10

This is a really good collection, and sounds great.

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Post by Pale Rider on 05/04/11 at 00:54:51

Every now and then, you gotta let yours bleed, and this is what I am doing it to now:


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Post by Lon on 05/04/11 at 01:01:04


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Post by Lon on 05/04/11 at 02:12:24

Elaine is sort of spinning. . . .


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Post by bhfsim on 05/04/11 at 02:59:06

Listening to Fleet Foxes new album Helplessness Blues. Man it sounds really well recorded; and a breath of fresh air from all the garbage that's been released lately.

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Post by Lon on 05/05/11 at 21:46:34

Not a great performance, not a great sounding pair of discs, but enjoyable.


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Post by Pale Rider on 05/07/11 at 23:10:49

The Goldberg Variations BluRay 3D disc from AIX, an eye- and ear-opening delight. With this, my young daughters have decided they like jazz:

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Post by Lon on 05/07/11 at 23:51:41


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Post by Lon on 05/08/11 at 20:39:07

A dynamic recording.


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Post by Lon on 05/08/11 at 23:23:17

So damned TIGHT!


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Post by Lon on 05/09/11 at 12:52:14


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Post by Lon on 05/09/11 at 16:04:58

Listening to the SACD. Just a beautiful performance.


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Post by Pale Rider on 05/11/11 at 00:22:50

A little fun this afternoon:



Especially They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Aaah!!

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Post by Pale Rider on 05/11/11 at 00:34:13

And then for a different flavor:



The HDTracks hi-res release is very nice: https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HD090368005120

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Post by Lon on 05/11/11 at 00:45:23

You know I have had the cd of that since it was released, and I love all the players on it, but that recording (and probably because of its 'sound') has always left me cold. Just don't enjoy it. Next time I see it in my shelves I'm going to give it away. :)

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Post by Lon on 05/11/11 at 00:47:39

Right now, brilliant stuff remixed.

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Post by Pale Rider on 05/11/11 at 01:41:47


Quote:
You know I have had the cd of that since it was released, and I love all the players on it, but that recording (and probably because of its 'sound') has always left me cold. Just don't enjoy it. Next time I see it in my shelves I'm going to give it away.


Lon, if you mean the NY Reunion, I admit I don't find it quite as compelling as some other recordings. I started to describe it as laid back, but "recessed" may be more accurate. Still, I enjoy it, and perhaps if you find it a new home, maybe someone else will, too.

Right now, listening to this:


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Post by Lon on 05/11/11 at 02:28:11

Yeah, that's the one I meant. In general I don't like the Telarc jazz sound. Sort of dull and dead. I don't think the producers get the best performances out of the artists either. Ah well. I quit buying them after a while, though I did buy a few of the SACDs really cheap.

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Post by Pale Rider on 05/11/11 at 03:54:22

Thanks for posting the Insurgentes remix. That piqued my interest, and I ordered the original and remixes discs this afternoon.

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Post by Lon on 05/11/11 at 04:08:31

Cool. I bet you enjoy them. They're very different from a lot that I listen to, but that's a draw for me.  Well crafted, dark mysterious stuff, hard-hitting too. I think Steve Wilson is a real talent. .. and I prefer these to the Porcupine Tree work, though I do like that a lot.

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Post by Pale Rider on 05/11/11 at 04:55:38

I like PT as well, so I am looking forward to this. Thanks again.

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Post by Lon on 05/12/11 at 13:27:51

Back to this one, a favorite recording that sounds really great on the new Japanese cd edition.


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Post by Lon on 05/12/11 at 14:15:25

You're only pretty as you feel inside.




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Post by Lon on 05/14/11 at 13:50:19

What incredible music. A great reissue box set.


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Post by Lon on 05/14/11 at 14:29:42

Listening/watching the dvd that comes with the European edition of Sade's new "Ultimate Collection." There are a few videos from her latest that I've never seen before. Man, this woman is as quietly burning sexy and beautiful in her fifties as she was in ehr twenties. (Or at least for me, I'm only three and a half years older than she). One of the wonders of God's creations.


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Post by Lon on 05/14/11 at 19:19:59

Watching the very last episode everr of Smallville via my DVR. Sounds so damned good. TV sound is excellent in this system, the DVR feeding the ZDAC-1 into the CSP into the ZBox into the Torii Mk III into the IT Radials. Wow!  It really adds to the enjoyment of even mediocre TV.

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Post by Lon on 05/14/11 at 23:19:05

Disc 9 of the latest Ellington set from Mosaic Records.


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Post by Lon on 05/17/11 at 16:56:25

Highly recommended.



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Post by seank on 05/17/11 at 20:19:41

YouTube

The Making of "bossarenova" feat. Paula Morelenbaum

http://youtu.be/vXFfB7Xk5JM

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Post by Lon on 05/17/11 at 20:36:56

Yeah, seen that, it's nice.

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Post by Lon on 05/18/11 at 15:25:41

What would I do without music!


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Post by Lon on 05/18/11 at 21:41:14


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Post by Lon on 05/18/11 at 22:19:41

The new Analogue Productions SACD

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Post by Donnie on 05/18/11 at 23:56:00

If you really want to know

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Post by Lon on 05/19/11 at 00:12:59

OJC SACD

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Post by Donnie on 05/19/11 at 00:21:07

I'm on a bender tonight. Only warped music for me!


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Post by Lon on 05/19/11 at 01:05:09

Looks like Matt "Devo" Damon.

Right now

The new Japanese cd version. Sounds great.

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Post by Lon on 05/19/11 at 14:39:55

Trying some new Reflektor 6N23P-EV tubes in the Torii Mk III and playing this favorite.  I love this cd. It's just like drinking a calming cup of tea.


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Post by Donnie on 05/19/11 at 15:17:59

I've taken a few days off of work just to relax and play some music. I'm starting with my current favorite.


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Post by Lon on 05/19/11 at 15:27:26

Enjoy your time off!

Right now, time for some American Expatriate '70s jazz.


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Post by Donnie on 05/19/11 at 18:52:08

"My Sh*t's F*%d Up" Pretty well sums up my life. Great album by one of the best songwriters ever.


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Post by Lon on 05/19/11 at 23:02:46

Love these albums!  The latter is a longtime favorite.



These Reflektor tubes are finally opening up.

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Post by Donnie on 05/19/11 at 23:27:31

This has been a nice afternoon. "I ain't bothering nobody."


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Post by Lon on 05/20/11 at 20:57:09


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Post by Lon on 05/21/11 at 21:16:47

Listening to the deluxe version of the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Live Anthology" box set. I'm not that big a Petty fan but when I discovered that Best Buy was selling this set for 30 dollars (down from 125) I bought a copy for me and one for a friend. If you're a fan hustle to Best Buy before they sell out. It has five cds, two dvds, an lp (and each have separate music, no doubling up of material on different discs) and on top of that it has a Blu-Ray with 24/96 files of all the contents of all five cds. And it has a few miniposters, a book, etc. A deal for 30!


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Post by Donnie on 05/22/11 at 00:04:36

Just in case the apocalyptic folks are right. I'm going down shoooting!


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Post by Lon on 05/22/11 at 00:42:01

I think it's the Rapture of the good and faithful that is supposed to go down.

I know I won't be in that number. So I'm going to continue playing devilish music.


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Post by Donnie on 05/24/11 at 00:42:27

I can't believe that I am listening to country! OK can we call it Americana so I don't have to hide my face.


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Post by Lon on 05/24/11 at 15:08:27


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Post by Donnie on 05/25/11 at 01:06:47

Happy Birthday Bob!




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Post by Lon on 05/25/11 at 01:53:38

Two other birthday boys I listened to today.




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Post by Donnie on 05/25/11 at 23:42:20

I'm not sure why I like this, but I sure do play it a lot. Kind of a New York City heroin music.


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Post by Lon on 05/28/11 at 15:55:52

No more candy for you!


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Post by Donnie on 05/28/11 at 23:59:20

Blow your face out.



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Post by Lon on 05/29/11 at 02:06:02

Keepin' my face firmly attached with delicate music.



The new Modern Jazz Quartet box set from Mosaic Records, released this week.


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Post by Donnie on 05/29/11 at 04:21:45

Just to remind myself why Ry Cooder is the greatest slide player ever.


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Post by Donnie on 05/30/11 at 03:46:17

I'm a "Love Struck Baby".


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Post by Lon on 05/30/11 at 14:23:52



Still playing the new Modern Jazz Quartet box set from Mosaic Records, released this week.

It's very interesting to me as I've had some of these albums (there are 14 on 7 cds here) for a number of years, and the mastering makes them sound new. Atlantic jazz lps aren't really well recorded with a thick and muddy sort of sound. Ron McMaster who engineers this set usually puts out bright and sometimes thin sound, the combination of the source tapes and his style make for clear an dynamic sound, improving on the original lp and cd releases (in my opinion).

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Post by Donnie on 05/30/11 at 18:43:31

Nothing but glorious noise! I wish my ZDAC was fixed. I can't play this loud enough!!!!!!!!


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Post by Lon on 05/30/11 at 19:11:52

I hear ya. That is meant to be played LOUD! And waiting sucks.

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Post by Azul Baronis on 05/30/11 at 20:30:13

Check out my own sound online:

http://soundcloud.com/azulbaronis

Everything synthesized in AudioMulch, doing hardcore, speedcore and noise traks. Enjoy, and if u have a soundcloud account, comment =)
Play it LOUD!!

greetz, azul

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Post by Donnie on 05/31/11 at 00:39:34

Musically a strange day. I've went from Noise to Gospel. My wife really likes this, and it is my job to keep her happy!


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Post by Lon on 05/31/11 at 10:10:50

I like Mavis (and Pops!) a lot as well. I have three of her albums, two produced by Prince.

Right now, more of the Modern Jazz Quartet Mosaic set. An upset tummy woke me up a few hours ago and I just decided to stay up as my gal is coming over in an hour and a half or so. The music is great.

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Post by Lon on 05/31/11 at 23:56:51

The new Monday Michiru. Seems only to be released in Japan. I paid too much, but I'm happy with it. I love her music.




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Post by Donnie on 06/01/11 at 00:24:09

Like I needed to be persuaded.
I'm starting to notice a trend in my music choices.


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Post by Lon on 06/01/11 at 12:49:42

A rare Transition lp that finally came to cd again via EMI Japan. A favorite.


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Post by Donnie on 06/02/11 at 23:09:52

I'm workin' on my Night Moves!


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Post by Donnie on 06/04/11 at 01:51:57

Two loud ones tonight!





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Post by Pale Rider on 06/04/11 at 04:20:26

I loves me a little DBT now and then myself. Like the sig.

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Post by Lon on 06/04/11 at 14:28:18

Sort of on a Brubeck Columbia kick because the sound is always so full and good and the music uplifiting.

This is one of my sentimental favorites. My mom had the lp when I was growing up and it sunk deep into me. This is only out on cd from Japan which is so silly.


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Post by Lon on 06/04/11 at 23:58:55

A great new set from Hip-0 Select

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Post by Lon on 06/05/11 at 01:11:18

Chillin' with my gal and some of our favorite chillin' music.

Sade!

This new collection is pretty good.


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Post by Lon on 06/05/11 at 14:10:39

Working my way through the Modern Jazz Quartet Mosaic set again as it sounds so good on Decware systems and it's a Sunday sort of music.


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Post by Donnie on 06/05/11 at 14:49:16

Seasick Steve!

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Post by Lon on 06/05/11 at 19:29:43

Finally bought this new edition of Robert Johnson's work. . . and man it's the best sounding yet. Really good restoration work done.


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Post by Lon on 06/05/11 at 20:12:25


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Post by Lon on 06/06/11 at 17:42:33

Monster couple of lps on one fantastic cd.


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Post by Donnie on 06/07/11 at 00:09:32

Some Father Rapin' music.


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Post by Donnie on 06/07/11 at 23:25:03

It is too hot to do anything outside so I'm going to spend some quality time with Little Village


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Post by Donnie on 06/09/11 at 01:52:22

This might be my favorite album, top 5 at least.


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Post by Lon on 06/09/11 at 17:28:31

Planet Earth. I like it.


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Post by Donnie on 06/10/11 at 01:41:19

"Oreo Cookie Blues"


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Post by Lon on 06/10/11 at 14:29:13


What a fantastic album this is! Every listen, year after year, I get drawn into the energy, imagination and the stellar arrangements for a small group.

If you're a fan of the album you should be sure to have checked out the Mark Wilder transfer on the Legacy cd. So clear and dynamic.

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Post by Lon on 06/11/11 at 00:24:22

Back to listening to more discs from this great Modern Jazz Quartet Mosaic set. Sound is so much better than on the Atlantic, Collectables or Wounded Bird cds.


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Post by Donnie on 06/11/11 at 02:37:51

I was listening to this in my Jeep this evening. I had to get myself a Chocolate shake from Steak and Shake. I'm pretty sure the car in front of me had Lady Gaga playing, poor fools.


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Post by Donnie on 06/12/11 at 13:17:19

Twofer this morning.






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Post by Lon on 06/12/11 at 14:11:53

I'm definitely on a Prince jag, playing a lot of his music I missed that he made in the last fifteen years. This is one of my favorite that I've encountered. The "Truth" album that is cd four in the Crystal Ball set. Centered around the rarely heard Prince acoustic guitar playing.


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Post by Lon on 06/13/11 at 12:58:36


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Post by Lon on 06/13/11 at 13:37:53

Put the clutch in and downshift a gear. . . .


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Post by Lon on 06/13/11 at 15:58:47

I'm playing this uncharacteristically loud.

Just because.


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Post by Donnie on 06/13/11 at 23:54:37

I always run my Torii WFO, It doesn't play very loud.
Tonight it is I.L.B.T.s by Joe Walsh


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Post by Lon on 06/14/11 at 14:52:47

(Prince)

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Post by Lon on 06/15/11 at 23:33:52

I have a friend who hates this one, from 1976. I love it!  Joe Lee Wilson may be an acquired taste, but I've acquired it.


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Post by Donnie on 06/16/11 at 00:37:16

I just love the intro into the song "Wish you were here"








This might put me in a better mood.

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Post by Lon on 06/16/11 at 00:42:31

Cool. I heard that music so much about three decades ago that I rarely want to hear even a few seconds of it!  Really, all the Pink Floyd albums of this time period. . . I'm burned out on them. They were all over the radio. at every party, every time someone was firing something up. Too much for me!

Right now, back to Prince.



Love the guitar sounds on this one.

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Post by Donnie on 06/17/11 at 23:30:28

Another one that I really like. I have had the chance to see James McMurtry a couple of times lately and I don't understand why he isn't huge. His songwriting is great and his guitar playing is pretty friggin' good. He tells complete storys of life in a 4 minutes. Listen to him, you won't be sorry that you did.




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Post by Donnie on 06/18/11 at 22:45:12

I'm re-finishing doors between thunder storms today. Getting Very Greasy with "Uncle Dave.




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Post by Lon on 06/19/11 at 01:20:09

Another great Cowboy Junkies cd/dvd set.


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Post by Pale Rider on 06/20/11 at 16:16:04

Very impressive recording:


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Post by Lon on 06/20/11 at 19:11:49

Finally out on cd!


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Post by Donnie on 06/20/11 at 23:45:40

I want to be Seduced.


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Post by Lon on 06/22/11 at 01:00:18

Just got in a package from amazon France. . . had a David Murray box set of Black Saint and Soul Note recordings.



And three others, box sets in the same series from Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton and Steve Lacy. The pirce was right. About 28 discs for less than 100 bucks.

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Post by Pale Rider on 06/22/11 at 04:12:56

For my 300th post, the HDTracks hi-res issue of Layla:

Review here. One of those life-changers. I would meet and hear Duane Allman and the Brothers band shortly after buying this album, when my father had the temerity to move our family to Macon, GA. ;). Duane would be dead a few months later. Clapton allegedly said of Allman that "he could play the guitar in ways I hadn't dreamed" (likely a paraphrase).

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Post by Donnie on 06/23/11 at 01:47:23

Just a little Taj.



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Post by Lon on 06/23/11 at 02:11:38


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Post by Pale Rider on 06/23/11 at 02:46:58

Good stuff there Lon.

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Post by Donnie on 06/23/11 at 23:28:35

I'm not sure if I like this or not.


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Post by Lon on 06/24/11 at 00:10:09

First disc I've spun since doing some rearranging of components, power cords, etc..


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Post by Donnie on 06/25/11 at 00:01:58

You must understand, I hate Led Zepplin. Hate is such a ugly word, detest perhaps abhor would better discribe my feelings.


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Post by Donnie on 06/26/11 at 03:42:11

I do like this one. David Lindley sure can play a guitar



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Post by Pale Rider on 06/26/11 at 15:49:15

Donnie:

Running On Empty is an excellent album. You should listen to the HDTracks 192/24 issue. Soundstage, depth, air all good.

Greg

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Post by Donnie on 06/26/11 at 17:11:52

Pale, I will try that out when my ZDAC is fixed. Right now I'm just using my Ipod. Lots of songs on it, just not the quality that my Torii and MG's deserve. I guess I could hook up my CD player but it is such a hassle messing with discs again. That is why I got out of vinyl, too much time spent on the ritual, find, clean, adjust , play, turn..... Now I just call up and play. And speaking of that, this is what is playing, not sure if it is spinning or not though.


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Post by Lon on 06/26/11 at 19:08:42

I often find myself reaching for Bill Evans music on Sunday.


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Post by Lon on 06/26/11 at 22:51:45

RVG edition

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Post by Donnie on 06/26/11 at 23:30:38

I wish I liked Jazz, you all look like you are having a wonderful time with it. I've tryed several times, my little brain just doesn't find it pleasing. I was raised around loud things, subtlety doesn't work for me.


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Post by Lon on 06/26/11 at 23:51:19

There's plenty of loud jazz too! I'm listening to one right now that's loud and raucous and discordant and silly and wild.


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Post by Lon on 06/27/11 at 19:55:12

More loud jazz. . . .


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Post by Donnie on 06/27/11 at 23:42:58

For some reason this plays real loud, no input voltage problems at all.
I might have to turn my Torii down for the first time since my ZDAC spit up blood and died.

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Post by Pale Rider on 06/28/11 at 02:54:09

R-men I Thought About You. Amazing recording.


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Post by Lon on 06/28/11 at 13:18:49

On a music board that Foo Fighters cd is referred to as being one of the biggest "loudness war" salvos. Mastered as compressed and loud as possible according to some.  I haven't heard it.

Right now, continuing my Prince kick.


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Post by Donnie on 06/29/11 at 00:05:28

I can remember the time in my life when "White Punks on Dope" was the coolest thing that there was. Now it serves just to remind myself of that time in the late 70's when a silly song seemed cool. And a certain girl named Cindy who I haven't seen in 25 years. Music is funny that way, full of what if's and why not's.



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Post by Lon on 06/29/11 at 01:50:51

I always hated the Tubes! I've been known to leave the room or party if one of their albums hit the turntable back in the day! :)

Right now, more loud jazz, and loudly:



The AMAZING Tony Williams!

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Post by Donnie on 06/29/11 at 02:04:24

Lon,
That brings up a great question, What WON'T be spinning? My hatred of Led Zeppelin has no known bounds. And I haven't really heard but maybe 50 good albums since 1990.

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Post by Pale Rider on 06/29/11 at 02:54:15

Well, I actually like Led Zeppelin, though probably not a majority of the catalog, but right now, this sounds great:


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Post by Lon on 06/29/11 at 03:24:17

I've heard hundreds of great albums made in the last twenty years, but not many pop and rock albums. I'm a fan of more African-American music that doesn't fall in those fields. Jazz, blues, soul. And I've become a big fan of Brazilian music. One example of an artist whose work from the last two decades I adore is Ed Motta, another Paula Morelenbaum.

I don't hate Led Zeppelin, I actually really like all of them through Physical Grafitti, but I don't listen to them much. Never did warm up to the last two or three albums.

Much of what won't be playing in my home is a lot that was on the radio from the eighties til now. My main collection is material not on the radio.

Right now, the former Mrs. Miles Davis.



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Post by Lon on 06/29/11 at 12:09:51



Challenging stuff, but worth the effort. Nice sound compared to previous issues; these inexpensive European box sets from BS/SN all sound excellent.

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Post by Pale Rider on 06/29/11 at 18:19:26

Lon, your post has me intrigued. Betty Davis flew right under my radar. So, how do you like that album? Any others you would recommend?

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Post by Lon on 06/29/11 at 18:53:34

Betty Mabry is a beautiful beautiful woman who started as a model and became a singer/songwriter and came to Miles Davis' attention and he married her and they were happy briefly. She was on the cover of one of his first "electric" albums, and there's a tune on that, Madamoiselle Mabry, named after her. She became known as Betty Davis after her marriage, I guess they figured no one would mistake her for the movie star. :)



There's a lot of hard to verify information about the breakup of their marriage out there, I don't know what the truth is. She was friends with Jimi Hendrix and his crowd of NYC girlfriends like Stella Davis and Collette Mimram who were fashion mavens and boutique store owners and dressed Jimi and then Miles in the hippest threads. She turned Miles onto Jimi's music, supposedly, as well as other music such as Sly Stone that became big inspiration for Miles' electric period that followed. Rumor is that Jimi and Betty were doing things together that Miles didn't approve of, but I don't know the factuality of that. Miles had a bit of a hand in Betty's first release though, which was made after the marriage, so it wasn't a severely acrimonious break up.

There were only three officially released in the seventies, and one released a few years ago finally officially for the first time.

This is the first one, probably the best in some ways. Better produced, arguably better material. Very funky and in your face lyrically.



the second one featured her road band which was a cooking raw and funky unit. I really like the guitarist, who definitely took the Jimi style into funk territory and got down hard with it. This album is rawer and raunchier.



The third was her 'seventies swan song, a slicker, more produced album that still has a lot of grit and sex oozing out of it, most of the same band with others on board, I like it a lot.



Finally a small record label called Light in the Attic put out the first two as cd reissues and they're sonically superior to any other release and beautiful digipaks. They then a few years ago put out Nasty Girl and this nnew one, the first time it was released, though it had been bootlegged several times in the eighties and nineties:



This one is most like the third one, probably the weakest but still something I like to listen to.

I think she's a fascinating woman, who remains a beauty though she dropped out of the limelight at the close of the seventies, disillusioned with the music industry and not wanting to become the victim of this or that. She was strikingly beautiful during her career and with a huge presence. If you're interested in checking her out I'd recommend the first one, and the Light in the Attic lp or cd version.

This photo is from Jimi's funeral, Miles with Betty on his left and Jimi's gal Devon Wilson on his right.



Betty photos











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Post by Lon on 06/29/11 at 19:01:42

Light in the Attic page for Betty:

http://lightintheattic.net/artists/6-betty-davis


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Post by Pale Rider on 06/29/11 at 19:09:20

Wow! Mother lode. Thanks Lon.

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Post by Lon on 06/29/11 at 22:34:13

You're welcome.

Now

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Post by Donnie on 06/29/11 at 23:48:48

Southside Johnny. I've got the fever tonght, fellow babies!






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Post by Lon on 06/30/11 at 01:35:09

Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise

(Prince)


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Post by Donnie on 06/30/11 at 01:59:57

Holy crap! How many Prince albums are there? I only have a couple. But then again I have everything from C. W. McCall, why? I have no idea.

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 06/30/11 at 02:04:44

There's a lot of Prince albums, he's been recording since the late 'seventies. I like a lot of them an awful lot. I just love the irreverence in his music, and the fact that he's like a historian of black music. And one of my favorite guitarists.

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Post by Lon on 06/30/11 at 12:01:42

Fantastic session! From the new Black Saint/Soul Note box set from Europe. Long live amazon.fr


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Post by Pale Rider on 07/01/11 at 21:04:13

HDTracks just released a snootful of hi-res albums, including Hotel California, Running on Empty, No Secrets, Tutu, Chicago II and others. I have most of these on DVD Audio, but their availability as downloads is encouraging.

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Post by Lon on 07/01/11 at 21:49:32

Cool. Glad those of you that like to download have some more quality choices.

Right now, the cd from this book/cd combo that I got for about six dollars total. . . . Quite a deal. My Prince exploration continues.


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Post by Donnie on 07/01/11 at 22:52:16

For some reason this is playing. I guess I put it on, but for the life of me I don't ever remember buying it.


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Post by Lon on 07/01/11 at 23:18:43

I forgot how good this cd sounds. I haven't heard it in a while, and now that the PS Audio Premier seems broken in and the ERRs have quite a few hours on them. . . well I was astonished at the deep bass and the crisp and fast guitars, and the clarity of Cassandra's lovely mid-rangey voice. The Muddy Waters tune just sounded so so good I played it three times in a row.



Then I moved onto this, which is like a breath of mountain air at the end of a perfect day. This cd, partly recorded in Jobim's home studio, is a beautiful chill pill. The music is just so lovingly recreated. It may not be entirely jazz, but it has elements of jazz, and chamber music, and it's all Jobim to the hilt, and it just seduces me every time. I love the sound of Paula's voice with Jacques' cello and Ryuichi's playing of Tom's piano and the guitar of Paulo Jobim, Tom's son. There's even a harmony vocal by Ed Motta, who should be better known worldwide. Recommended, big time.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/morele...to-casa-w99842


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Post by Donnie on 07/01/11 at 23:59:18

Ok this is more like it. I at least remember buying this! Gregg sounds old and grizzled in this, not a bad thing in my view.



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Post by Pale Rider on 07/02/11 at 00:11:33

Donnie, thumbs up on just about anything Allman, and Lon, thanks for both recs.

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Post by Lon on 07/02/11 at 00:39:35

You're welcome.

Boy, the audio quality is a step down on this one, but the music is rockin' awesome.


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Post by Donnie on 07/02/11 at 14:40:07

Blood on the Tracks. 'Nuff said.


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Post by Lon on 07/02/11 at 15:37:36

Yes. . . one of my big reissue wishes would be for an "official bootleg" of all the Blood on the Tracks sessions.

Right now


I'm telling you, one week in. . . I'm not sure how I lived without my PS Audio Power Plant Premier. OMG, it has really shown me what my system can do.

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Post by Donnie on 07/02/11 at 19:22:33

I've been tearing apart my 1949 BSA racebike in my garage listening to this. The neighbors might be a little pissed at me, I'm playing it pretty loudly. The only real problem with that is that most of them are Lawyers, I had best turn it down a little.




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Post by Donnie on 07/04/11 at 14:58:29

I woke up at 4:30 this morning and listened to this 3 times.



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Post by Lon on 07/04/11 at 16:04:39

You have my condolences. :)

Right now
SACD

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Post by Donnie on 07/04/11 at 19:36:52

And Lon you have mine.
Washed the fleet while listening to this. Again I"m not too sure that the neighbor's approve on my garage stereo's volume. I guess I'll know when Johnny Law shows and tells me to turn it down and a gun battle ensues.



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Post by Lon on 07/04/11 at 21:30:04

Just don't be the first to open fire!

Right now
Best I've ever heard this session sound, I have all the 24 bit lp facsimile Parker cds that Denon put out.


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Post by Donnie on 07/05/11 at 23:58:53

I'm starting to really like these guys.


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Post by Lon on 07/06/11 at 14:15:15

Recorded the afternoon I was born!


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Post by Rap on 07/12/11 at 09:00:32

Man they made Charlie look white on that album cover :o :-?



And:



on LP's ofcause.

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Post by Lon on 07/12/11 at 12:24:02

Such fantastic music!

I'm a Monk nut.

Right now

On expanded cd of course!

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Post by Donnie on 07/12/11 at 22:24:35

I'm sitting on the beach on Dauphin Island Alabama listening to The Drive By Truckers. Life isn't too bad. The worst thing is that I'm listening to my Ipod through my Sennheiser ear buds. Shitty.


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Post by Lon on 07/13/11 at 12:38:46

Not a great recording, but great music!


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Post by Lon on 07/13/11 at 14:09:51

Such a great record!


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Post by Lon on 07/13/11 at 19:44:27

Wow, sounds great today.


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Post by Rap on 07/14/11 at 16:01:46

Funny enough this is my favourite Joni Mitchell album, every one else seems to hate it  :-?

The sound on Lp is stunning.


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Post by Lon on 07/14/11 at 16:07:32

I love it too. Paprika Plains. . .okay I can take that or leave it. The rest, wow.

The one I think is most powerful is The Silky Veils of Ardor. Wow.

I like in the cover she was able to sneak in a naked female torso and a young fellow. :)

Right now I'm listening to

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Post by Donnie on 07/14/11 at 20:39:05

More layn'on the beach music.


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Post by Lon on 07/14/11 at 21:54:29

This RVG edition is sounding really good today. I know it's not really popular but I like the RVG edition cds. They sound different, they take a few chances, but they're an experience. Dexter is just chewing up the changes with Bud Powell and Kenny Clarke (and Pierre Michelot, won't forget him). Four masters all lubed up and swinging.

Dexter has me thinking of Lester Young a few times here, so I'll spin some Pres.


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Post by Rap on 07/15/11 at 16:08:56

Ah yes, I tend to skip Paprika Plains, easy on vinyl as its a whole side of one of the two lp's .

Right now another one that might not be everyones cup of tea, cant help but imagine the album without the voices.

Can't argue with the cover though  8-)

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Post by Lon on 07/15/11 at 17:08:24

I like that one a lot too. Great Duke Pearson arrangements and compositions on that one. Pearson really made a great contribution to the label as arranger, pianist, and A&R straw boss. Followed the footsteps of Ike Quebec quite admirably. His death was way too early and robbed us of a lot of great music that could have been.

Right now, you inspired me to pull out another great Blue Note date with voices.  I had this on scratchy vinyl for a long time, and the cd is a great one that I play now, and is really well expanded.




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Post by Rap on 07/15/11 at 19:02:29

your mention, Lon, of Ike and the previous posting of Dexter made me put this one on:


I think Ike and Freddie Roach really shine on this one; though, as so often seems the case, the reviews seem to disagree with me.  :-?

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Post by Lon on 07/15/11 at 19:09:41

I'm with you. That's a great one. I have it in a Japanese lp facsimile RVG version.

Right now
Absolutely incredible sax work, circular breathing beyond belief.


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Post by Rap on 07/16/11 at 00:12:28

I'll have to keep an eye out for that one.

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Post by Lon on 07/16/11 at 16:56:01

Disc 2

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Post by Lon on 07/18/11 at 15:16:35

Beautiful music. Pretty damned good "modern" sounding recording.


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Post by Lon on 07/18/11 at 17:03:18

A little "loud" in the mastering but sounding pretty darned good overall. The first disc is a great collection of Prince.


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Post by Rap on 07/19/11 at 13:50:22

Hardcore!


Some good trumpeting by Lee Morgan on this one as well.

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Post by Lon on 07/19/11 at 13:55:06

Definitely a great one! Some of my favorite Wayne arranging.

Right now

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Post by Rap on 07/19/11 at 14:21:00

Lofty fake anagram?

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Post by Lon on 07/19/11 at 14:27:05

No, but I have that album.

Now


Once you get past the horrible recorded sound of the piano, quite good stuff.

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Post by Rap on 07/19/11 at 14:42:57

Talking about rough sounding, listening to "Django" with Modern Jazz q, maybe my vinyl pressing is a bit worn.

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Post by Lon on 07/19/11 at 14:48:24

Yes, it's likely your record.  I have cd and SACD versions and they sound fine. Nice fifties Van Gelder recording.

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Post by Lon on 07/19/11 at 15:07:02

Fats Waller never ceases to amaze me!


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Post by Lon on 07/20/11 at 00:16:02

Just listening to this one a couple of times again today. Great comeback album, wonderful job done by Prince for Larry. Man oh man there is some amazing bass playing on this (Larry Graham and I think also some by Prince). A few tracks have two bass lines going and they just move you.


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Post by Lon on 07/20/11 at 16:58:15

Decided to listen to all three discs this morning.


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Post by Donnie on 07/21/11 at 00:50:24

Finally back to normal around here.


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Post by Lon on 07/21/11 at 01:05:17

Glad things are back to normal!

Right now

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Post by Donnie on 07/21/11 at 23:00:59

Something new to listen to!
So far so good.



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Post by Lon on 07/21/11 at 23:48:21

It's been too long. . . .

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Post by Lon on 07/22/11 at 00:47:10

One of my favorite reissues.


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Post by Lon on 07/22/11 at 15:20:30



The "Black Album" by Prince

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Post by Lon on 07/22/11 at 15:39:23

I forgot how fascinating a listen the first disc of this set is. The sound on this set is just phenomenal for Redbook cd.


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Post by Donnie on 07/22/11 at 23:01:27



This is just strange enough to keep me interested.

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Post by Lon on 07/23/11 at 02:42:01

The RVG edition.


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Post by Donnie on 07/23/11 at 03:15:25

A man, a Guitar and a whole lot of talent.
Why is it that every time I hear someone that I really like, they end up dying young? SRV, Warren Zevon, Chris Whitley. I hope that this trend ends soon.

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Post by Pale Rider on 07/23/11 at 14:54:34

TBM Sounds:



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Post by Lon on 07/23/11 at 20:44:54

Forgot how great this cd was! A 1955 lp with Bob Scobey and Barney Kessel, and a 1954 ep with Kid Ory and Dick Wellstood. Awesome sound too!


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Post by Donnie on 07/24/11 at 00:16:22

Something fun. It is too hot to do anything serious. 101 F the last 4 days here in central Illinois.


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Post by Rollin on 07/24/11 at 01:51:15

Really enjoyed this twice over three three days:




Wondering about Love Is the Thing, Nat King Cole Story, or Complete After Midnight Sessions
would appreciate anyone's thoughts.

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Post by Lon on 07/24/11 at 01:54:49

Of those the one I like the most and listen to most often is the "Complete After Midnight Sessions." Excellent stuff. It's more "modern" and more stripped down production wise compared to the others. I really enjoy the featured soloists: violinist Stuff Smith, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, trombonist Juan Tizol, and alto saxophonist Willie Smith. And the drummer is exceptional, Lee Young, Lester Young's brother. That family (mom and dad and almost all siblings were musicians) had real beautiful music inside them.

The "Nat King Cole Story" is a pretty good collection. It's stereo remakes of his forties and fifties hit material. I actually prefer the original mono versions of these for the most part, but I love Nat and he's always worth hearing.

"Love is the Thing" was one of his first and maybe his biggest lp hits. It's a fully orchestrated "Nat the Singer" date. I confess his singing is always moving, but I reach more often for sessions where he was at the piano. I actually fell for Nat the pianist before I fell for Nat the singer, and I actually like his singing while swinging with his trio the best. Though there are some orchestral performances that are outstanding. For example his "Stardust" always makes me well up with a tear. . . when he sings "But. . that was long ago" . . . wow.

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Post by Rollin on 07/26/11 at 05:10:58

Lon, just saw you up date to the Nat King Cole post, Thanks
So which couple are your favorite albums of his then?

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Post by Lon on 07/26/11 at 11:57:27

To be honest, my favorite are not on "albums" per se. About twenty years ago I bought a huge Mosaic Records box set, 18 cds, of all Nat's Trio work on Capitol. My favorite things are on there, and not necessarily ever on an album or cd since. I guess of what is out there I like the Complete After Midnight disc the best.

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Post by Lon on 07/26/11 at 14:50:06

Sounding so good!


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Post by Lon on 07/27/11 at 02:51:36

There are parts of this atypical funky cd that sound like Chick Corea and Return to Forever were joining Walter Becker and Donald Fagen on stage on the Ipanema beach as twilight falls. And even moments that sound as if they were recorded at 4 a.m. in a basement Montmartre joint. Ed Motta wears many hats, but the funky Rio fusion ones he wears for this recording fit him very well. Sort of the unpretentious black sheep cousin of the Morelebaum2/Sakamota cds. I love Ed Motta's music.


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Post by a1p4a on 07/27/11 at 10:55:58




Saw Sherman and his band last night at the Edinburgh Blues Festival - really enjoyed - some nice guitar

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Post by Lon on 07/27/11 at 14:18:05

Bill Evans on piano, Eddie Costa (also an excellent pianist) on vibes. . . it hardly gets better than this.


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Post by Lon on 07/27/11 at 14:59:53



Okay I confess: I'm a huge fan of Pee Wee Russell. The man Louis Prima called the most amazing musical mind he'd played with. Russell just had a unique way of thinking and playing.

This is a great lp that has Pee Wee with some of his best "dixieland" (Chicago style is a better description, but few know what that mens) associates playing Pee Wee Russell compositions. I have this in both mono and stereo versions, and am playing the stereo right now. I most often play the mono. There's a "gray market" cd out that has the stereo version paired with another Pee Wee Russell album with many of the same players called "A Portrait of Pee Wee."

This lp is like a great pair of well-worn shoes, just a comfort to slip into.

Wish I could find a bigger photo of the mono lp cover I have:



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Post by Lon on 07/27/11 at 15:04:35

I'm also a big fan of this excellent modern session by Bobby Gordon honoring Pee Wee and his music. Think I'll put this on next.


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Post by Rap on 07/27/11 at 16:47:30

Right now it's Wardel Gray's Memorial 1 and 2 as I found the original Prestige vinyls for not a lot of $ very very nice, Al Haigs piano playing on Sweet Lorraine is excellent imho.

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Post by Lon on 07/27/11 at 18:50:56

That Wardell Gray material is so good. It's so sad we lost him so young!

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Post by Lon on 07/27/11 at 23:07:28


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Post by Donnie on 07/27/11 at 23:47:20

Pre rehab SRV. I saw him in concert for the second time in this time frame, his playing wasn't as good as it had been. I then saw him after he cleaned up, much better.


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Post by Pale Rider on 07/28/11 at 03:20:47

When you're in the mood, if this doesn't get your motor revving, I don't know what will:


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Post by Lon on 07/28/11 at 13:16:15

Been listening to 'seventies and beyond jazz today, as opposed to the forties and fifteis material I was listening to yesterday.

I don't always like a lot of this stuff, but there's a place for it in my listening world!

Right now, Herbie Hancock and VSOP, Live Under the Sky, the expanded US release.


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Post by Lon on 07/28/11 at 16:26:26

Moved from seventies jazz to fifties big band swing so to speak. Wow. The ERRs just fill every crevice in the room with this huge sound, and not strident or muddy, just clear fullness.


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Post by Pale Rider on 07/28/11 at 19:01:50

A little Sarah Brightman, this particular recording mastered in 24-bit/100kHz, which seems like an odd rate to me, but sure sounds great:


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Post by Donnie on 07/28/11 at 22:41:38

Clapton tonight.


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Post by Rap on 07/29/11 at 04:25:03

It's late in the AM so right now:

8-)

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Post by Lon on 07/29/11 at 12:28:49



Claire Austin sounds very much like Lee Wiley, on this and her only other album, but that's not a bad thing.

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Post by Lon on 07/29/11 at 16:54:31

The Japanese RVG lp facsimile version. Funny that this still hasn't appeared on cd in the US because of the title (at the artist's request).


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Post by Lon on 07/29/11 at 21:37:28

Listening through the newly arrived and installed PerfectWave Transport and DAC combo from PS Audio.

Out of the box a bit electtronic and tizzy but that's already changing, With new cables and new components (and with the CSP2 also removed from the system) it's going to take a while before this is "all it can be" but I'm already impressed.


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Post by Donnie on 07/30/11 at 00:47:33

I'm out in the garage working on some stupid old British motorcycle that should be rusting in a junkyard somewhere. Joseph Lucas is the prince of darkness.
I listening to Robert Earl Keen on my Garage system (Onkyo, NHT, Velodyne)
I can't believe how crappy it sounds now that my Decware stuff is fully run in. I just wish my ZDAC was here.




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Post by Lon on 07/30/11 at 01:10:42

Cor Blimey I know what you mean about those Lucas electrics; I spend many an evening with a friend of mine in Ohio back in the 'seventies working on his Trimph cars AND bikes and more than half the time the problem was with Lucas electrical components!

It's really funny how we expect greatness out of stereo systems when we get used to a Decware system!

Right now, I'm spinning this (Japanese 20 bit lp facsimile version) because I know how it "sounds' very well and I'm trying to evaluate the new PS Audio transport and DAC. (Which is silly because the combo will sound differently later tonight, tomorrow morning, tomorrow night. . . . etc.)

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Post by Lon on 07/30/11 at 15:17:09

The RVG remastered Deluxe Edition

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Post by Lon on 07/31/11 at 13:37:43

I'm beginning to think this is the best release of the year so far for me. Allen Lowe is a denizen of a jazz bulletin board that I haunt and quite a goofball in posts. He's an excellent pop culture historian, having written an excellent history of jazz and one of blues and one of rock, and he's a jazz alto player and guitarist who has released some offbeat recordings in the past.

This one is a blues three cd set that has him in great company with blues and jazz players, and they approach the blues in many open-ended ways,  adding a sort of Ornette Coleman "harmelodic" approach to much of it. It's wild and whacky and very enjoyable and challenging as well. My one gripe with the proceeds is that he seems to use a drummer who is playing drums off a low-fi drum machine. That doesn't quite work for me, though it does make the sound and feel of the recordings different, which was the intent I'm sure. I have an electronic (Roland) and an acoustic (Sonor) drum kit, and I just wish either type of kit was used as the clarity of the drumming would be so much better, not to mention the swing. (But I think Allen Lowe was particularly going for an entirely different texture, he sure got one).

Anyway, anyone who loves the blues and is feeling adventurous, check this out, it's not that expensive. I got mine directly from Allen Lowe for 25 bucks including shipping.


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Post by Lon on 08/02/11 at 23:47:49

A new European import two-fer.

The new PS Audio PerfectWave Transport and DAC are beginning to sound fantastic.


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Post by Donnie on 08/03/11 at 00:03:55

This is what I am playing on Tuesday 8/2/11!


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Post by Donnie on 08/04/11 at 00:34:21

I stopped off and bought this on the way home tonight. So far so good. My wife and John Hiatt share the same birthdate. August 20th, 1952 has been a pretty good day for me.



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Post by Lon on 08/04/11 at 02:30:34

Awesome, another August birthday! I share the same "day" with Louis Armstrong and Barak Obama, which is very cool times two, and I'm the exact same age as . . .Billy Bob Thorton. More's the pity there. . . not a favorite.

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Post by Donnie on 08/04/11 at 23:28:06

Happy Birthday Lon! I'm playing the closest thing to jazz I have in my inventory in your honor.


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Post by Lon on 08/04/11 at 23:34:52

Thanks Don!

Just got back from seeing Cowboys and Aliens with my girlfriend and enjoying a little music (and rectifier tube rolling, will and Greg got me into that) before we go out to dinner.

I've fallen in love with this album, produced by Prince, and with some of the greatest electric bass grooves on the planet.


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Post by Lon on 08/05/11 at 14:06:30



The lovely lovely Ms Monday Michiru (daughter of jazz greats Toshiko Akyoshi and Charlie Mariano) . . . one of her best, the second of the two discs.

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Post by Lon on 08/05/11 at 17:51:29


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Post by Donnie on 08/05/11 at 23:13:54

It is going to be a Zevon night around here. Some friends and I have been sending Zevon lyrics back and forth on emails all day. Good thing that I'm the boss.



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Post by Lon on 08/06/11 at 03:31:02

A boss that loves Warren Zevon. I now have an extra criteria for my next workplace. :) Hope I find a boss like you soon.

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Post by Lon on 08/06/11 at 13:08:04


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Post by Lon on 08/06/11 at 14:23:46

Disc 2

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Post by Donnie on 08/06/11 at 14:33:24



I'm going to see "Here Come the Mummies" tonight at the local "Fest".

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Post by Donnie on 08/07/11 at 14:44:43


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Post by Rap on 08/08/11 at 10:32:23

Right now:

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Post by Donnie on 08/09/11 at 00:51:45

I'm really starting to like this. He reminds me a lot of James McMurtry. I must like the "Texas" thing.


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Post by Lon on 08/09/11 at 00:59:35

Man, there's some blistering stuff on this!

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Post by yamyam on 08/09/11 at 14:47:05

Wow Good I Love U. baby!

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Post by Donnie on 08/10/11 at 00:38:22

I've always been a sucker for this album. I must have been the right (or wrong) age when this came out.



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Post by Lon on 08/10/11 at 00:51:25

Doesn't do much for me. I heard it way too much in the 'eighties and I didn't start out liking it, hearing it everywhere didn't help.

Right now, I've been listening to this box set, fantastic music I've loved since the 'seventies.

Just can't believe how I still find new things within.

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Post by Donnie on 08/10/11 at 01:12:14

Lon,
I started thinking about your comment about "Hotel California" and wondered how much we like or dislike a certain piece of music has to do with what time the music was introduced to us. The mid 70's until the early 80's was a pretty good time in my life, getting out of HS, getting a real job, becoming a successful motorcycle racer..... I really like music from that time period. The 90's sucked for me, worked 6-7 days a week, lost my father, didn't get to race much, the music sucked. Now that I am 50, things ain't too bad, I have money, don't have to work too much and I'm liking music a whole lot more. I'm finding music all over the place that I like. Music that I wouldn't have listened to before, even Country, a form of music that I thought that only morons liked. Time must of mellowed me. Or times just got better.

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Post by Lon on 08/10/11 at 03:38:19

Yes times change, we change, music changes.

I never liked the Eagles though, and probably never will. They represented a sort of slick music that I just never could relate to. At the time I was collecting all the Jimi Hendrix bootlegs I could find and discovering the jazz of Ellington, Armstrong and Parker, and the Eagles just seemed like a bunch of white boys with big belt buckles rolling in money and girls. They didn't have soul. I needed soul in my music. And they were so popular, I just sort of resented how popular they were and being (in my opinion) so empty.

I'm sure that's a very inaccurate assessment, but it's the one that "felt" and it colored how I felt about that music.

Just got back from dinner with my girlfriend and I've got the Miles Davis box set going again. Can't get that one out of the player today!

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Post by Lon on 08/10/11 at 22:19:08

Sounding scary good.


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Post by Rap on 08/12/11 at 10:19:27

Right now:


Johnny Hodges's solo on the "Star-crossed lovers" is heartbreakingly good.

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Post by Lon on 08/12/11 at 23:09:44

Yup. Lots of good Hodges and Terry on that one.

Right now

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Post by Donnie on 08/13/11 at 00:02:44



I sure do play a lot of Zevon.

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Post by Lon on 08/13/11 at 13:40:15


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Post by Lon on 08/13/11 at 17:41:02


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Post by Donnie on 08/13/11 at 19:03:44

You all, with your highfalutin music. I'm down here with the plebeian masses. Gettin' greasy.



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Post by Rollin on 08/14/11 at 02:12:12

What's streaming, to be acurate, right now to see if I want to buy. Liking it so far:


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Post by Donnie on 08/14/11 at 02:48:30

Rollin, Go ahead and buy it. I was shamed into listening to it and felt like a fool when I found out how good it is.

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Post by Rollin on 08/14/11 at 02:59:48

Yup, on the 8th track via Spotify, very enjoyable and should be amazing at full rez. (I'm only free version of Spotfiy so not a high rez stream).
Learned of this album on TONEAudio after following the link from the Torii Mk III review thread and downloading magazines.

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Post by Lon on 08/14/11 at 16:54:22


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Post by Donnie on 08/16/11 at 23:45:27



Long hair dirty hippy music.

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Post by Rollin on 08/18/11 at 04:54:05

Keep coming back to this one, just so good, not over produced, just raw music sounding:



B Collision or (B is for Banjo), or (B sides), or (Bill), or perhaps more accurately (...the eschatology of Bluegrass)

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Post by Donnie on 08/20/11 at 15:46:19



Donny Osmond!
I just wanted to see if anyone was paying attention.

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Post by Lon on 08/20/11 at 20:30:28

Okay, hope you were playing it LOUD!

Lon (from Bay Village, OH) (My brother's wedding today was great, but something is wroing with my Dad and I'm having a really hard time getting him to make an appointment with the doctor. Wish me luck. He's as stubborn as I am.)

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Post by Donnie on 08/20/11 at 23:17:14

"Puppy Love" as loud as can be achieved with a Torii and MG944's. Head bangin' stuff!
Do what you have to do to get your father to the DR's. I lost my father almost 20 years ago and a day doesn't go by that I don't wish that he was here.

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Post by Lon on 08/21/11 at 11:08:41

I'm doing what I can but he's being very stubborn. There's a house ful of guests and he just won't go til after all these wedding events are over with, or even make an appointment. He's stubborn and he's in charge. I'm working at it as well as I can with my sister's help.

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Post by Donnie on 08/24/11 at 00:44:33

My old standby, James McMurtry. Not his strongest offering, but still pretty damn good.


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Post by Donnie on 08/25/11 at 01:23:24


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Post by Donnie on 08/26/11 at 21:08:55

Not so great, OK I guess. I guess that my so so review won't make it or break it.


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Post by Lon on 08/26/11 at 21:38:42

Nice cover photo though, nice Gretsch.

Right now, the new version.


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Post by Donnie on 08/27/11 at 00:54:07

My wife asked me to play this. She is a big gospel fan and this is what I would call pop gospel.


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Post by Lon on 08/27/11 at 03:27:02

I hear ya. I love Mavis Staples. Last night I listened to the two cds that Prince produced for her.

Right now

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Post by Lon on 08/27/11 at 14:08:12

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Post by Lon on 08/27/11 at 16:24:30

From the three cd set of the complete work of this ensemble.


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Post by Donnie on 08/27/11 at 17:29:32



I'm streaming this album from Slate.com  
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2011/08/23/ry_cooder_s_pull_up_some_dust_and_sit_down_listen_to_an_exclusiv.html


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Post by Lon on 08/27/11 at 17:52:31

Cranked. I can really crank with this PS Audio PerfectWave combo, which is sounding amazing since I returned from my trip (had a cd running in it all the eleven days I was away; I'm pretty sure it and all the cabling are now broken in--awesome sound, sound I never thought I'd have).


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Post by Lon on 08/27/11 at 23:40:24


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Post by Donnie on 08/28/11 at 02:33:24

Warren Zevon and REM doing Prince. What else need to be said.


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Post by Pale Rider on 08/28/11 at 02:47:52



6 ERRs, a slew of Decware valve love, and a recording that sounds like it was made for surround.

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Post by Donnie on 08/28/11 at 03:28:32

Pale, What is that album? I at first thought that it was "Dark Side of the Moon" but no that isn't the cover. My ablity to read Japanese is non-existant, so could you help a brother out?

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Post by Lon on 08/28/11 at 15:05:32

I sure thought it was DSOTM (which I avoid hearing whenever possible).

Right now

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Post by Rap on 08/28/11 at 16:43:52

Fantastic double album of "Works Song" and "That's right!"

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Post by Rap on 08/28/11 at 16:47:45

Not surprising that DSOTM "sounds like it was made for surround." because it was, remember quadrophonic recordings?

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Post by Pale Rider on 08/28/11 at 17:25:49

Donnie, it is the SACD in 5.1 of DSOTM. While I know many deride PF, I am a confirmed fan. DSOTM is not my favorite of theirs, or even my second or third, but the SACD is in 5.1, and on my rig, that is not to be passed up.  If you avoid listening to it, you're definitely not going to hear what can make it special. ;)

Rap, I remember quadraphonic well, heh, painfully well. Some of that stuff was awful. But are you sure DSOTM was made for quadrophonic? That is not my recollection, and it's not quite what is reflected in this Wikipedia article. It was recorded multi-track, and on quad-capable equipment, and there was in fact a quadraphonic re-mix (which Parsons apparently did not like). But I think it is too strong a conclusion to say it was made for surround.

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Post by Lon on 08/28/11 at 17:31:13

Greg, I'm not myself deriding Pink Floyd, but DSOTM was played constantly on the radio, at friends' places and in their cars, at parties etc. for the unhappiest decade of my life and I just can't bear to hear it any longer. I think Pink Floyd is a great band and full of talented musicians but The Wall (and especially the movie) just depressed the living hell out of me, and I steered myself away from their recordings after that. DOSTM is a brilliant work that was simply overplayed for me in the wrong contexts. On occasion I'll listen to their earlier albums, pre-Parsons.

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Post by Donnie on 08/28/11 at 18:49:56

Sorry guys, I didn't know that there would be such a heated argument about Pink Floyd. I guess I handn't ever noticed the building in the background of the album cover.
My take on the whole Pink Floyd thing is that DSOTM sounds kind of old fashioned to me now, I really like "WIsh You Were Here" and "The Wall', "Animals" is OK, the stuff before DSOTM is too hippy-trippy for my taste, and after "The Wall" is OKish. Unlike Lon  the late 70's early 80's was a pretty good time in my life. It was the 90's that sucked.
I really like the discussion of different music though. So much of the time it just seems like Lon and I are just going back and forth on what we are playing. And Lon is the king of music listening, I bow down to his might.

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Post by Lon on 08/28/11 at 20:28:56

What?  I'm the king of nothing!  :) I just have a lot of time on my hands and listening is how I fill the time, and buying music is how I spend my money. Wish it weren't so. . . have to talk myself into the job hunt soon.

DSOTM hit when I had returned from Africa to rural Ohio and I just was miserable. Fell into the wrong crowd and didn't even feel I fit in at all. Was in the shadow of my magnificent father who was the minister of the church on the town square, and everyone was scrutinizing me and what I did reflected on him to his and my chagrin. My family wanted me to stay THERE, I didn't but I ddi for too long Then I moved to Texas and for a handful of years I was just as out of place, only poorer, and somehow during all that time DOSTM was EVERYWHERE and hearing it brings me back to these times, where I'd rather not revisit.

Waters' vision of alienated horror in The Wall just creeped me out, I had my own alienations to deal with, but his seemed mysogenistic and cruel, and I was turned way off by it. (I should never have gone to see the movie). About that time I had really started to get into jazz and following the great traditions of jazz and blues and R&B, THE American music for me, the music that most speaks to me, and I just never followed Pink Floyd after The Wall. I can get into the hippy dippy stuff. . . I was a hippy dippy myself during those years in Ohio and understand that scene and sound.

Right now, one of my favorites!



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Post by Lon on 08/28/11 at 22:53:01


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Post by Donnie on 08/28/11 at 23:34:30

Wow, that is from back when only Paul was dead.

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Post by Lon on 08/29/11 at 00:04:17

Yup. it was all downhill from there. :)

Right now

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Post by Lon on 08/29/11 at 03:51:06

One of my all-time favorites. I'm listening to the Japanese RVG lp facsimile version.


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Post by Lon on 08/29/11 at 15:40:23


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Post by Pale Rider on 08/29/11 at 15:44:41

DSOTM was an interesting time in my life. Having previously grown up in rural Wisconsin, which was a great time, my family moved to Macon, GA in 1971, a not so great time. But I was introduced to The Allman Brothers that way, so, silver lining and all that.

Never was a fan of Floyd before DSOTM, but I became one. WYWH is one amazing album, but I also like a lot of the others, including the Division Bell and Momentary Lapse of Reason. The kind of stuff I hear in my head, so to speak, when I listen to Porcupine Tree.

But heh, I agree, Lon is king. And so in that honor, a little mediaeval guitar rock from that era—even if it was all downhill after Abby Road—including The King Will Come:


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Post by Lon on 08/29/11 at 15:54:50

That's a pretty fine Wishbone Ash album. Should dig my cd up and listen soon.

Not the king, but at least I'm not a demi-god like Randy! :)

Right now, the fascinating third disc of this three cd box set.

Miles Davis - Complete In A Silent Way Sessions


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Post by Pale Rider on 08/29/11 at 20:17:21

Just received the new Japanese SACD of Hotel California. I have this on DVD-A, CD, and I believe I still have my vinyl. This is one nice recording, and I like the 5.1 mix:


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Post by Donnie on 08/29/11 at 23:12:50

The anti-Hotel California


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Post by Rap on 08/30/11 at 21:01:03

no, Pail Rider (mind if we call you Clint? ;) ) I'm not totaly sure but qouting your source, in the part about the release :

"As the quadraphonic mix of the album was not yet complete, the band (with the exception of Wright) boycotted the press reception held at the London Planetarium on 27 February.[75] The guests were, instead, presented with a quartet of life-sized cardboard cut-outs of the band, and the stereo mix of the album was presented through a poor-quality public address system."

Seems to me that Quadrophonic was the intention all along (seem to recall it being said in an interview with Gilmore in a program about the album.) But I might be reading it wrong and remembering incorrectly.

I have the DSOTM on Sacd but I don't like surround sound though the footsteps walking behind you are good but for music in general I think surround is pretty odd.

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Post by Rap on 08/30/11 at 21:31:37

Right now a gem:


First edition on vinyl picked up in Stockholm of all places.

p.s My plan of going vinyl and saving money can firmly be placed in the "fail" draw of my bright ideas.  :'(

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Post by Lon on 08/30/11 at 21:59:53

Disc the second (with phase inverted, sounds right that way)


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Post by Lon on 08/30/11 at 23:08:05


(Via the Mosaic Select)

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Post by Lon on 08/31/11 at 00:28:51


(Via the Mosaic Select)

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Post by Donnie on 09/01/11 at 00:22:53

I sure do listen to a lot of John Hiatt.



This is good but "Bring the Family" is the best.

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Post by Lon on 09/01/11 at 01:11:03

A compilation of some David Crosby-centric pieces collected under the name "Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra" from 1970. Wonderful mellow stuff with Garcia, Lesh, Crosby, Kantner, Slick, Kaukonen, Kreutzman, Hart et al.

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Post by Lon on 09/01/11 at 16:50:43



Love Jerry's guitar sound and playing here.

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Post by Donnie on 09/02/11 at 00:21:09

Playing this off of my 'Puter through my ZDAC-1. Sounds pretty mutha' truckin' good, takes me back to '83 when I was skinny and optimistic. Those days are long gone but the music stays the same.


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Post by Lon on 09/02/11 at 01:40:11

I remember those days in Austin when Stevie was the Prince of the town. Saw him play. He was very good. I think he loved Hendrix almost as much as I did! :)

Right now

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Post by Donnie on 09/03/11 at 14:24:52


I'm not the Clapton fan I once was.

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Post by Lon on 09/03/11 at 14:30:19

I hear you. I used to be insane about Cream. Was always more a Hendrix fan as far as guitar gods go though. No one has knocked Jimi off his pinnacle as far as I'm concerned.

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Post by Donnie on 09/03/11 at 14:59:18

I'm not a huge Hendrix fan but there is no denying his talent. My tastes anymore run from Ry Cooder to Chris Whitley and while I hate to keep beating this horse, James McMurtry. I've got to see James a couple of times in the last few years and he is, in my opinion, not only a great song writer but also a guitar god.

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Post by Lon on 09/03/11 at 15:12:54

I'll look into his stuff again sometime, he didn't do much for me when I did before, I recognize the talent. . . . I think for me there has to be a funkiness, a grittiness that I get out of the African-American "thang" that is missing in a lot of music.

Right now, some Horace Silver
Filthy McNasty!

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Post by Donnie on 09/03/11 at 15:29:14

Lon, Go see him this Tuesday or Wednesday. Right there in Austin at the Continental Club. I'll pay the cover charge.

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Post by stone_of_tone on 09/03/11 at 15:54:15

This morning with coffee:

Stevie Ray Vaughan  Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985 (talk about the tale of 2 visits!......and David Bowie takes interest in SRV)

George Benson  That's Right

Sonny Stitt sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio

Time to shower and off to the Minnesota State Fair!
Cheers, Stone of Tone

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Post by Lon on 09/03/11 at 16:16:38

Not going to happen, I have to get up to early the next mornings to meet with my beloved girlfriend. I don't go out to stay late during the weeknights. Thanks for the offer though.

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Post by Lon on 09/03/11 at 22:46:12


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Post by Pale Rider on 09/04/11 at 05:16:37


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Post by Pale Rider on 09/04/11 at 05:53:10

The 192/24 audio on this HDAD is very impressive:


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Post by Lon on 09/04/11 at 17:22:55


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Post by Pale Rider on 09/04/11 at 17:47:14

Lon, what do you like best about the DFT Day in the City disc?

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Post by Lon on 09/04/11 at 18:50:10

The abstractness of it. . . that there's no real "hooks" of melody and that the structure varies. I can put it on and do a whole bunch of things. I can do this five times in five days and have five different listening experiences, I'll notice different things each time. This time I really got captured by some of Chuck Israel's bass playing.

I also enjoy listening to Friedman and noting both the similarities and differences between his playing, touch and approach to that of Bill Evans.

Rignt now
Best sounding version of this bootleg material I've yet heard

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Post by Donnie on 09/05/11 at 01:50:11

I really liked this way back in High School. Boy have times changed, I couldn't make it all of the way through. I'll try something else.


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Post by Donnie on 09/05/11 at 02:03:05

OK, same year (1976) much, much better. It is hard to believe the albums are from the same time period.


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Post by Lon on 09/05/11 at 15:32:18


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Post by Lon on 09/05/11 at 18:10:07

Revisiting this box set before the next one comes out next week. Great music, and I think the sound is great as well.


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Post by Lon on 09/05/11 at 19:06:44

Dug out another box set to listen to a few discs from.


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Post by Donnie on 09/06/11 at 01:12:18



Neil Young, biggest flake in music. Gotta love him!


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Post by Lon on 09/07/11 at 00:10:27

That's a beautiful album. I like the dvd that came with my copy as well.

Right now, the new single that came out a few weeks ago, in advance of the four cd set due out a week today:


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Post by Donnie on 09/07/11 at 01:12:33


So far so good.

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Post by Lon on 09/07/11 at 01:40:47

The "Cabin in the Sky" half of this new Curtis Fuller "two fer." Not his best work.


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Post by Donnie on 09/07/11 at 23:29:55

This sounds remarkable. The soundstage extends waaaaay past the speakers. In fact it scared me, I thought that someone was in the room next to my "Stereo room".


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Post by Pale Rider on 09/08/11 at 04:22:59

Fleetwood Mac Live. Disc 2, Track 3: Rhiannon. In the dark. Loud. This is at least one of the things that 6 ERRs, 2 Toriis, and an SE84ZS were made for. Not that well-recorded, but I am amazed at the clarity and layers of detail, even at loud levels:

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Post by Lon on 09/08/11 at 14:23:48

Listening to this within the 24 cd collection "The Complete RCA Recordings of Duke Ellington". . . .


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Post by Pale Rider on 09/08/11 at 14:57:27


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Listening to this within the 24 cd collection "The Complete RCA Recordings of Duke Ellington". . . .

Now, that must be a heckuva set.

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Post by Lon on 09/08/11 at 15:01:03

Yes, it's a treasure trove. I bought this when I really couldn't afford it and I am so so glad I did.

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Post by Donnie on 09/08/11 at 22:47:34

I heard "Watching the Detectives" on Musak today. I had to right that wrong when I got home.


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Post by Lon on 09/10/11 at 22:54:27

I've started listening to this box set. So far I'm disappointed that the set features jewel cases, as the other volumes were all nicely made digipaks, and I'm not knocked out with the cover artwork as presented. They sound exactly how you might make an educated imagining that a new Kevin Reeves re-mastering on Impulse would sound. They sound pretty damned good to me. Very open and clear, perhaps a bit "hot in the treble."


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Post by Lon on 09/11/11 at 13:32:22

Listening to Om from the above box set. Really a good transfer to digital, sounds better than even the K2 Japanese Impulse cd that I had prevously thought was da bomb.

This is a weird, polarizing session. I dig it.


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Post by Lon on 09/11/11 at 14:43:30

Listened to Cosmic Music, and now Selflessness from the box set. Quite a nice way to start the day.

I love the title track, just pure beauty.


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Post by Lon on 09/11/11 at 16:04:43

From the box set of one giant (John) to the box set of another (Billie). Sounds wonderful. Disc five right now of the Complete Verve Master Takes. Very nice remasetering.


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Post by Damien on 09/11/11 at 18:24:26

@ davedutill

Telegraph Road is the greatest song that no one knows, ever!


Right now I have Gladys Knight and BB King singing  a duet of 'Someone To Love' an old Percy Mayfield blues tune

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Post by Lon on 09/12/11 at 12:33:20

A "special edition" disc of the Jazz in Paris collection, Nathan Davis "Rules of Freedom." Pretty cool.


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Post by Rap on 09/12/11 at 16:15:57

I'm Guessing you're referring to "My favorite things" Lon and not "Selflessness"  as that is a little too acidic IMO.

Right now:

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Post by Lon on 09/12/11 at 16:46:42

NO, I meant Selflessness. I love it. Beautiful.

Right now, just released.


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Post by Lon on 09/12/11 at 21:50:18

More and more I come to think of this as one of his masterpieces.



Prince has a fascinating musical mind and heart.

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Post by Rap on 09/13/11 at 22:59:35

Sweet, Lon. Mosaic just keep pumping them out. :o

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Post by Donnie on 09/14/11 at 01:16:01

I listened to the Steve's "Fest Feed" while I was doing crap around my "Fortified Bunker" and then I put this on. Not too bad for a ex-boxer.


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It always seems like James McMurtry ends up coming out of the MG944's sometime during the week.

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Post by Pale Rider on 09/21/11 at 06:49:16

MoFi gold CD release of Candy-O; excellent SQ. Yeah, it ain't deep, but it's fun, and the cover art is no slouch either.


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Post by Lon on 09/21/11 at 15:12:34

Don Elliott may be the very first recorded "human beat box" on this one!


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Post by Lon on 09/22/11 at 15:37:12

The Japanese RVG edition

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Post by Lon on 09/23/11 at 12:26:34

Yesterday my long awaited Grateful Dead "Europe '72 Tour" box set arrived. Man, what a geat set! Going to try to listen to at least one complete show a day. Now on the second show, the second night in London. Wow. Fantastic sound, they were reallly "on."


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Post by Donnie on 09/25/11 at 00:25:42

Buddy Guy and Johnny Lang. I'm thinking that there might be some guitar playing on this album.


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Post by Lon on 09/25/11 at 22:49:22

More from the Europe '72 box set from the Grateful Dead, this time from a University cafeteria in Arhaus, Denmark, believe it or not.

The sound on this box set is the best I've ever heard of live Grateful Dead, and I have hundreds of discs of live Dead. Just a pleasure to listen to in many ways.

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Post by Lon on 09/26/11 at 14:10:40

This came right off my personal wish list, so glad they've started this series.



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Post by Lon on 09/26/11 at 15:04:29

More from the Grateful Dead "72 box set. This is the second Copehnhagen show, the second disc. Pigpen was something else.

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Post by Lon on 09/27/11 at 05:05:31

Again. This is one of those albums that sneaks up on you and then you'd better cover yourself.


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Post by Pale Rider on 09/27/11 at 18:30:45

Just arrived today, The Immersion Box Set:

While there is a lot that is not new, having the surround mixes, especially the James Gutherie surround sound mix, on Blu-ray, is a big plus. Very nice indeed. And impressive looking as all get out. No re-hashing of the DSOTM discussions before. Just letting folks know that the Blu-ray elements of this are quite nice.

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Post by Lon on 09/27/11 at 19:05:26

Grateful Dead - Europe ‘72: The Complete Recordings
1972-4-16 (Sun)
Aarhus University - Arhus, Denmark


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Post by Lon on 09/27/11 at 22:17:35

the 96/24 2 channel tracks on the new Steven Wilson "Grace for Drowning" Blu-Ray

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Post by Pale Rider on 09/28/11 at 01:01:57

The CD, not the DVD:

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Post by Pale Rider on 09/28/11 at 01:09:50

Having just finished FM, am now starting the entire 2009 Mono Remaster set, starting with A Hard Day's Night, one of the greats:

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Post by Lon on 09/28/11 at 01:46:18

That's a great set, I've had it since shortly after its release two years ago. You'll have a lot of fun with that!

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Post by Pale Rider on 09/28/11 at 19:38:47

Nice image Lon!  Some very nice guitar work here:


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Post by Pale Rider on 09/29/11 at 01:43:33

I believe this arrives domestically next month; I paid a modest premium from to get it earlier from Hong Kong. The K2HD mastering process makes quite a bit of difference, particularly in the air around vocals, and audio/hall decay/reverb. And I believe that the quality difference in these newer mastering processes is much more significant than the MoFi gold CD re-releases.

I already had a couple of XRCDs, but this one inspired me to acquire several more K2HDs and UltraHDs.

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Post by Lon on 09/29/11 at 21:06:02

Man I really really wanted to like this, the Blu-Ray 96/24 version of Steven Wilson's new one, Grace for Drowning. I just finished listening to it for the second time. Excellent sonics. But the music just doesn't grab me. Such a shame as I loved Insurgentes. To death.


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Post by Donnie on 10/01/11 at 02:51:46

I'm pretty sure that I don't like this.



Yep, don't care for this at all.
Next

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Post by Donnie on 10/01/11 at 03:07:29

OK, this is much more to my taste.


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/02/11 at 19:30:16

The ERRs really "sing" on female vocals, and this kind of raw material is pretty amazing:

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Post by Lon on 10/03/11 at 15:44:45

A KILLER "Good Lovin'" . . . .


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Post by Lon on 10/03/11 at 17:37:20

The new Japanese CD:


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Post by Lon on 10/04/11 at 12:34:19

Has its moments.


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Post by Donnie on 10/05/11 at 01:33:14

A Petty album.


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/08/11 at 04:30:16

Two renditions of The Man Who Sold The World:


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Post by Matchstikman on 10/08/11 at 17:55:04

Hello,
I don't post all that often anymore, but I had to post on this new effort by Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart.  I have been listening to it since it came out.  It is a bunch of blues standards and Joe's guitar takes a back seat to Beth Hart's voice.  The vocals are somewhere between Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse and the guitar is tasteful with bits of B.B. King and Eric Clapton thrown in.

If anything, it is worth a listen.


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Post by Donnie on 10/09/11 at 14:05:06

I'm just Rockin' in a free world.


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Post by Lon on 10/09/11 at 14:54:29

I'll second that!

I'm rockin' in the freejazz world. From the new "Original Impulse Albums Vol. 5." Improved sound from the cd that came out sixtteen years ago or so.


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/10/11 at 02:24:35

Little change from the last one; the K2HD mastering is very nice:


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/10/11 at 02:28:18

Now, I know that some are not seduced by the jukebox element of computer audio, or at least are resistant to embracing it, but here is one of its advantages, the ability to shift gears quickly:


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Post by Donnie on 10/10/11 at 03:19:18

Pale, that is what I love also, change mood, change music. No hasles, no cleaning, push a button, play.
Steve Earle right now.
I don't get why a right wing gun nut like myself likes all of these left leaning songwriters. Funny how that works.


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Post by Lon on 10/10/11 at 03:48:05

Well, I'm a gun-hating liberal, and I don't like Steve Earle. Makes perfectd sense to me.

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Post by Donnie on 10/10/11 at 03:59:42

There is no accounting for taste. We all have our proclivities. I'm just glad I have found all of you fine people.

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Post by Lon on 10/10/11 at 19:12:08

Listening to the final disc, which is previously unreleased material from the Village Vanguard.


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Post by Donnie on 10/10/11 at 23:26:07

A little Taj this fine afternoon.

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Post by Lon on 10/11/11 at 16:26:55

I decided to listen to Senor Blues as well.


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/11/11 at 18:35:36

Per a recommendation from Lon:

Impressive.

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Post by Lon on 10/11/11 at 20:38:21

Hope you enjoy it a lot. What gets me on these concerts is how they are playing the same half a dozen standards that they've played for years, but if you compare these '67 performances to those of the previous years they've completely re-arranged the material and they're so supple moving in and out of tempos and dropping out leaving a soloist dangling. They make it exciting, at least for me, who practically grew up musically listening to Miles and a guy who loves improvisation and deconstructing musical forms and melodies.

Tony Williams . . . from '63 to '67 he was absolutely a force of nature. He ruled that band  The DVD is very interesting..

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Post by Donnie on 10/11/11 at 23:55:01

Lon and I listening to the same music? I don't think that the time space continuum can handle this. I guarantee that he isn't listening to this.


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Post by Lon on 10/12/11 at 01:37:38

You're right, I'm not listening to that!

The Senor Blues I was listening to I think was a different composition as well.

Listening to the new reissue of this one. Sounds fantastic.


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Post by Charles Martin1 on 10/12/11 at 08:08:08

I am searching a new album now. I am getting bore with The Senor Blues. Thou the lyrics and music is fabulous but finally searching the new one.

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Post by Pale Rider on 10/12/11 at 20:46:08

The Blu-Ray of this recording is quite good, and the music is, forty years later, still amazing:

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Post by Donnie on 10/13/11 at 00:22:45

I forgot to honor John Prine on last Monday, his 65th birthday. We share the same birthdate though he has a few years on me.



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Post by Lon on 10/14/11 at 23:37:40

The new Japanese cd

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Post by Donnie on 10/14/11 at 23:53:15

Something a kid at work gave to me to listen to. Just a little bit too aggressive for me. Kind of like using dynamite for a birthday candle!




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Post by Donnie on 10/15/11 at 14:37:42

I woke up this morning thinking of a old girlfriend. This reminds me of her. Please don't tell my wife.


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/15/11 at 14:59:12

Donnie quipped:

Quote:
This reminds me of her.

I assume you mean the music, not the picture! ;)

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Post by Donnie on 10/15/11 at 15:40:02

Well Pale, she did kind of have that same vacant look about her. I  don't remember her as having as hairy of a chest though!

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Post by Lon on 10/15/11 at 16:12:21

The new Japanese EMI cd.


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/15/11 at 17:53:31

Peter Gabriel's New Blood:

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Post by Lon on 10/16/11 at 15:17:12

The Torii can be a great death metal amp.


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/16/11 at 17:00:13

Lon, the breadth and depth of your musical tastes are truly impressive.

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Post by Lon on 10/16/11 at 18:28:59

Well, thanks. I hadn't thought about it that way but yes, I've learned to like an awful lot of music over the years. My parents got me grounded in classical and swing. My stay in Africa opened my ears up to a whole different type of sound and the fact that music can communicate, can be a social vehicle. Beginning to play music out of the house (on drums) exposed me to mechanics of how music is made, which helped me to appreciate music that I hadn't before, from the inside so to speak.

I've found some things have really held up over the years: I don't really like pop music and a lot of white rock bands, or that is I can like them but they don't hold up over time to lots of listening. And I'm not really a "singer-songwriter" guy. . . especially white guys with acoustic guitars. Bore the pants off me. That's just me, maybe part of my upbringing, also part of my experience making music. Finally I have had far too much experience with rednecks and am not fond of them or music that reminds me of them. I like music that may be complexly crafted such as classical, jazz, or Brazilian bossa nova, and I love music with real edge and balls, like Hendrix and 'lectric Miles and Albert Ayler and Opeth.

I wish I could stop buying music. But I can't. I have enough to last several lifetimes. . . but. . . . Need to push myself into the disappointing and frustrating process of finding work. I need money for more music!

Right now



Dexter WAS a sophisticated giant!


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/18/11 at 01:32:16

The HDTracks 176kHz hi-res of a classic; Out of Time is almost spooky on the ERRs:


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Post by Lon on 10/18/11 at 16:50:41

I mainly bought this for Sonny Sharrock's wild guitar. Man. But it's a funky record with great sound on the Water Records cd. Linda was very beautiful then!


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Post by Lon on 10/19/11 at 00:50:31

I forget how much I love the jazz and hot dance of the twenties until I haven't heard any for a while and put them on. This set sounds great, as every Jazz Oracle does; they present this music in the best imaginable sound.


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Post by Donnie on 10/19/11 at 01:20:43

Martian Boogie!!!!



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Post by Lon on 10/20/11 at 21:14:03

The new Japanese cd. Sounds killer, great music.


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Post by Lon on 10/21/11 at 03:07:41

The new Japanese cd.


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Post by Lon on 10/21/11 at 15:16:31

Finally absorbing the last show in the Europe '72 box set!


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Post by Donnie on 10/22/11 at 00:01:16

Just for the hell of it.


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Post by Lon on 10/22/11 at 22:08:51

Been on a Dexter kick. His particular passionate laid-backness has been really beneficial when applied generously.


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Post by Matchstikman on 10/23/11 at 02:00:13

I can count on my hands the number of country CDs that are in my collection.   Most of them are Willie Nelson and I sort of think of him as a blues player to some degree in the way he delivers his music.

Anyway, I love this CD by The Judds.  It is the only CD I have of them and as an added bonus the sonics on it are amazing.  I mean, it is that good.


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Post by Matchstikman on 10/23/11 at 02:46:10

Anyone heard of dubstep?  It is some kind of English movement and I recently picked this up by a guy named James Blake.  Believe it or not, even though it is electronic, the guy does have some soul in his voice.  I like it because it is different and the bass is beyond this world.


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Post by Matchstikman on 10/24/11 at 01:33:24

Wow, I was not aware Dusty Springfield had recorded enough music to get her a greatest hits collection.  Didn't she do Harper Valley PTA?

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Post by Lon on 10/24/11 at 12:08:13

Dusty had a number of albums out, but as far as I know did not have a hit with Harper Valley PTA, that was Jeannie C. Riley.

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Post by Pale Rider on 10/24/11 at 18:29:37

Lon is correct. And Dusty's catalog is quite extensive. Here is the track listing for that disc:

1. The Look Of Love
2. How Can I Be Sure
3. Stay Awhile
4. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
5. Son of A Preacher Man
6. All Cried Out
7. I Will Come To You
8. Some of Your Lovin'
9. Give Me Time
10. The Windmill Of Your Mind
11. Losing You
12. I Can't Make It Alone
13. Yesterday When I Was Young
14. You Hurtin' Kinda Love
15. I Only Want To Be With You
16. All I See Is You
17. I'll Try Anything (To Get You)
18. I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten
19. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
20. What Good Is I Love You?

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Post by Pale Rider on 10/24/11 at 18:30:45

Spinning, as in ripping this now; the Rhino Complete set arrived while I was out of town:


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Post by Donnie on 10/25/11 at 00:13:20



Zevon lite

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Post by Donnie on 10/25/11 at 01:09:03

Zevon heavy


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Post by Lon on 10/25/11 at 18:46:23

Live Gigi! Really good.


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Post by Donnie on 10/25/11 at 23:22:44

It breaks my heart to see those stars smashing a perfectly good guitar




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Post by Pale Rider on 10/26/11 at 18:15:20


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/26/11 at 21:49:50


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/26/11 at 21:58:05

Yes, it's true that I am re-ripping a bunch of discs:


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/26/11 at 22:24:46

Donnie lamented:

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It breaks my heart to see those stars smashing a perfectly good guitar


You and me both.

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Post by Pale Rider on 10/26/11 at 22:26:31


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/26/11 at 22:28:49

Lon suggested:

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Live Gigi! Really good.

Thanks for that Lon. Going to check it out. I ordered it and this:

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Post by Lon on 10/26/11 at 22:46:21

Cool. They're different stuff, the Ethiopian music can be hard to assimilate to. . . I had a headstart having lived in Ethiopia from '66 to '68. Wax and Gold as well as Abyssinia Infinite are good if you like the two you ordered.

And it helps if you know Bill Laswell's work too. He produced her first big international album (Gigi, which you ordered) and soon after married her.

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Post by Donnie on 10/26/11 at 23:27:30

Elvis Costello and the Attractions.


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Post by Pale Rider on 10/27/11 at 21:58:01

Lon reminisced:

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Cool. They're different stuff, the Ethiopian music can be hard to assimilate to. . . I had a headstart having lived in Ethiopia from '66 to '68. Wax and Gold as well as Abyssinia Infinite are good if you like the two you ordered.

Lon, have you read Shadow of the Sun? Amazing book about Africa during that and related time time periods.

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Post by Donnie on 10/27/11 at 22:48:48

I've also heard about a guy there in Africa in that same time frame. His name was Roland, he was a mercenary. That SOB Van Owen blew off his head. I hear that he is still wondering through the night.

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Post by Pale Rider on 10/27/11 at 23:46:14


Amazon Link. Sorry, slightly off topic. We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.

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Post by Donnie on 10/28/11 at 00:06:02

"Excitable Boy" If this isn't my favorite album it is in the top 5.



Wow a model 29 S&W on a plate

             




I'm pretty sure that sometime in my life I will need "Lawyers, Guns And Money" because "The shit has hit the fan".


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Post by Lon on 10/28/11 at 02:19:01

No I haven't. I have a queue of about 100 books to read, I may add that to the end. Thanks.

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Post by Donnie on 10/28/11 at 23:36:53

Back to my McMurtry addiction.


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Post by Lon on 10/31/11 at 00:39:32

I haven't listened to this one in a long time, and I have a totally different system now with upgraded power conditioning, digital front end, amplifier and speakers, and the tuba freaked me out! If you want to move a lot of air in your room and hear what it does, try this one out. :) I heard some distortion on the recording that I hadn't heard before, probably because I doubt I ever had it CRANKED like this before.


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Post by ski bum on 10/31/11 at 15:06:30

hmmm. can't seem to post a pic...Tuatara, Breaking the Ethers.

Weird cave-man jazz.  Features Peter Buck, of REM fame, a dude from the Screaming Trees, and super-freak saxophonist extraordinaire, Skerik.  Lots of spice from around the globe sprinkled on top.  Lots of vibes and percussion.  Tip toes up to the verge of kitsch, but never loses it's cool groove.

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Post by Lon on 10/31/11 at 16:50:32



Vol. 11 of the Dragon Records series on Swedish baritonist Lars Gullin. It amazes me how good Dragon makes these fifties mono recordings sound. Very "modern" sound and doesn't seem to have been a lot of "processing" used.

Great music too! The way the Swedes here interpret (mainly West Coast) jazz fascinates me with the subtle differences.

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Post by Pale Rider on 10/31/11 at 17:06:47

Lon enthusiastically recommended:

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I haven't listened to this one in a long time, and I have a totally different system now with upgraded power conditioning, digital front end, amplifier and speakers, and the tuba freaked me out! If you want to move a lot of air in your room and hear what it does, try this one out.

Will do.

UPDATE: Ordered.

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Post by Pale Rider on 10/31/11 at 20:32:40

Like the Mobile Fidelity version, which is very, very good, this one is all mono, and Clapton's guitar is pretty much front and center. But I think it sounds better than my MFSL version. I also have the original non-remastered, which has stereo versions on it, and those are pretty good, too, especially if you like Mayall's work. Very nice.


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Post by Donnie on 10/31/11 at 23:43:46



                             

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Post by Lon on 10/31/11 at 23:56:36

I have the Deram UK cd with both mono and stereo, good sound.

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Post by Pale Rider on 11/01/11 at 05:17:36

Lon wrote:

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I have the Deram UK cd with both mono and stereo, good sound.

I have the Deram and have mixed feelings about it. I can't decide if the MFSL is bright (and likewise the AF), or if the Deram is darker. I do know I like the mono better, because I like the featuring of the guitar. I have the Sundazed on order, too.

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Post by Lon on 11/01/11 at 12:47:58

I haven't heard the others, the Deram works for me. I like "darker sound" in general. I have about six of the Mayalls in that series, music I grew up with.

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Post by Pale Rider on 11/01/11 at 15:15:30

I will never forget where I was when I heard some of the great blues guitar work. Speaking of which, let's tee one up:



Also a question, Lon: I noticed that Gracenote, and I think MusicBrainz, categorized Blues Breakers as "Rock," not "Blues." I suppose I understand that at some level, but how does one not call this stuff what it is?

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Post by Lon on 11/01/11 at 15:32:37

I hear ya, though I do understand the classification. In the second part of the 'eighties I played in bands the leaders of which thought they were bluesmen but really they were rockers. The real distinction to me is the beat. A lot of Anglo=American blues has a rock beat to it and not a blues shuffle or other beat.  (I used to play shuffles and end up having to play a rock beat instead for the comfort of the band). The Mayall has a bluesier beat than otherwise and is very jazz and blues centered. I'd not call it rock, but if you do place it in a rock listing it's possible someone who was new to Clapton might stumble across it and might not otherwise. But I'm not sure who would be new to Clapton these days, his clout is pretty diminished. Though it might be something that someone who isn't that into the blues might buy if found in a rock listing.

But anyway, yeah, it belongs in blues.

I confess, I have never really seen why Bloomfield gets such praise, he really never did much for me in those days. But in those days I was very very much into the blues and jazz pioneers of the guitar, not the sixties' practitioners with the exception of Hendrix, who was my guitar god.

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Post by Lon on 11/01/11 at 16:52:58

The DVD surround sound version down-mixed to two channels.


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Post by Donnie on 11/01/11 at 23:38:27

Wilco, "A Ghost is Born"

                         


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Post by Pale Rider on 11/02/11 at 02:38:56


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Post by Lon on 11/02/11 at 17:39:51

The new DVD box set of Miles Davis appearances at Montreux Jazz Festival is on the way to me, and so I've taken the cd box set of this material out and have been doing some very enjoyable listening.

I'm listening now to what is my favorite, the first show in the box set, from '73. The ERRs are really letting loose lots of space! Sounds great.


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Post by Lon on 11/04/11 at 15:50:26

Great sound on this new Hip-O Select set, and much better packaging than their excellent Bo Diddley and Little Walter sets.


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Post by stone_of_tone on 11/05/11 at 01:01:43

ALBERT KING with STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN..........ARE

IN SESSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHEERS, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Stone of Tone

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Post by Donnie on 11/05/11 at 02:35:20

I've been out on the road for a few days trying to figure out how to make even bigger trucks. Now I'm back in my fortified bunker listening to John Hiatt. Life ain't too bad.


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Post by Donnie on 11/06/11 at 00:56:52

Pretty doggone good.


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Post by Dave Evans on 11/06/11 at 19:08:00


Jennifer Warnes "The Hunter"


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Post by Donnie on 11/08/11 at 01:00:16

It is a cold misty day here in the middle of Illinois. It reminded me of The Isle of Man, where they have had a motorcycle race for the last 100 years or so. I dug out a old album that my father bought back in the mid 60's. My turntable is out in my garage, so I dragged my old Onkyo reciever from its new duty as DAC/preamp out and hooked it up to the Sota. The album was awsome, sounds of old racing motorcycles at "Full Chat". It made today worthwhile.


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Post by Pale Rider on 11/09/11 at 02:37:19

Recently released by MFSL; something I really liked from the 70s:


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Post by Lon on 11/09/11 at 02:40:50

Yes, great album.

I'm listening to an old favorite as well.


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Post by Pale Rider on 11/10/11 at 00:39:47

Very nice.

The Immersion box set of PF's Wish You Were Here arrived yesterday. Another cool presentation, though I already had the 2011 James Guthrie remaster, but the bonus discs of live performances, the various multichannel versions, and the Blu-Ray are quite nice. FWIW, it sounds superb.


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Post by Donnie on 11/10/11 at 00:53:39

Someone that everyone hates.
The weather here has been depressing, I needed something..... Tropical.


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Post by Pale Rider on 11/10/11 at 17:22:49

Donnie ruminated:

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Someone that everyone hates.
The weather here has been depressing, I needed something..... Tropical.


I am definitely not a big fan. But hate? How can you hate Jimmy Buffett? The entire ethos of Jimmy is not to work hard enough to hate.

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Post by Lon on 11/10/11 at 23:37:11

All 11 (so far, I believe) volumes on Dragon are great, but this first volume of Lars Gullin is just plain killer.


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Post by Lon on 11/10/11 at 23:39:12

Donnie, though Jimmy's work isn't really the kind of music I listen to often at all, I think he's very funny and has a very low key wisdom that he sometimes dishes out just right. Now if he would just take Rick Perry off to his island and never bring him back.

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Post by Donnie on 11/11/11 at 00:05:22

I really do like Jimmy Buffett's books. His music isn't what I would listen to every day, but he picks me up when it is crappy around here.
Tonight a little Joe Walsh because life's been good to me - so far.


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Post by Lon on 11/11/11 at 14:59:39

This session was the record company's idea, and Weston hasn't wanted this reissued, but it has come out on cd from Japan and sounds stupendous. Piano trio and a quartet of trombones, arranged by the ever capable Melba Liston. I've had the lp but this cd knocks my copy out of the water. I love Randy Weston. Long may he run.


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Post by Lon on 11/11/11 at 20:57:01

The lovely Zizi Possi. This one is a sort of chamber music bossa nova with some unusual (for bossa nova) instrumentation including tabla and clarinet and synthesizer. Great sound, great music.


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Post by Lon on 11/11/11 at 21:53:25

Another interesting singer. . . this is like a time machine for me.


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Post by Donnie on 11/12/11 at 01:34:25

A little Neil Young,flaky as usual, but still great.



             

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Post by Lon on 11/12/11 at 02:14:43

I love that one. I found a live version too. My sentiments, exactly.

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Post by Donnie on 11/12/11 at 23:26:29

I had to hear "Garden Party" for some reason. I still have the hots for his daughter Tracy.


             

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Post by Lon on 11/13/11 at 15:02:43

Hope you had fun in the garden. I'll stop by the party after Ricky leaves. :)

Right now, some very nice guitar duets.


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Post by Damien on 11/13/11 at 23:59:09

Pink Floyd - Meddle

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Post by Dave Evans on 11/14/11 at 11:50:53

Good choice Damien

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Post by Lon on 11/14/11 at 12:05:44

New Orleans' finest


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Post by Donnie on 11/14/11 at 23:56:53

A little SRV.


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Post by setamp on 11/15/11 at 00:55:24

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

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Post by Lon on 11/17/11 at 23:17:41

Fear of a Blank Planet is a great one!

Right now, well I like this one the more and more I spin it.


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Post by Donnie on 11/18/11 at 22:40:15

I'm not a huge Beatles fan but I like Ringo for some reason. My taste baffles me.


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Post by Lon on 11/19/11 at 05:14:36

As a former drummer I must say I think Ringo is a master drummer. Love the way he makes a song 'feel.'

Right now I'm listening to

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Post by Donnie on 11/20/11 at 04:33:40

Chris Whitley from a WAV. file out of my computer, through my ZDAC-1 into my Torii MKIII and out my MG944's! Just as I had planned it months ago. I hope that I can keep this combo working.

             

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Post by Lon on 11/21/11 at 12:46:06

Yesterday before my gal was free for the day I listened to a lot of Helen Merrill. I love her voice, phrasing, and the moods that her musical world evokes.

I spun:










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Post by Lon on 11/23/11 at 15:28:42

This album is just a hidden treasure. I forget about it and then when i rediscover it my whole day changes.

Helen Merrill, "You and the Night and the Music". . . .Merrill is a very special singer. May she live forever.


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Post by Lon on 11/24/11 at 15:41:19

From the recent Impulse Albums Vol.5 collection of John Coltrane Impulse recordings. Very good remastering in this series.


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Post by Donnie on 11/24/11 at 16:02:38

A Thanksgiving tradition around here. I can remember my Father playing this on Thanksgiving back in the early 70's.


 

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Post by Lon on 11/25/11 at 00:52:46

Get off the stage! Too much lightning going on! :)


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Post by Lon on 11/25/11 at 15:58:03

From the wonderful Leonard Bernstein Symphony Edition box set from last Xmas season. I'm beginning to appreciate Haydn more than I ever did before.


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Post by Lon on 11/26/11 at 23:45:10


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Post by Matchstikman on 11/27/11 at 00:19:11

Been on a Clapton kick lately.  


Along with that I've been appreciating his guitar playing as of the last 10 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhf7I1J0lG4

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Post by Lon on 11/27/11 at 13:02:02



Part of the new "twofer" series from Impulse (Germany edition) coupled with


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Post by Donnie on 11/27/11 at 13:18:16



A little early morning "Drive by Truckers".

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Post by Matchstikman on 11/27/11 at 16:29:33

I took a breath from the Clapton this morning and I went back to listening to Joe and Beth Hart.  I love this CD.

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Post by Matchstikman on 11/27/11 at 16:43:42

Lon, I have a friend at work, about 50 years old, that claims that the best music is the stuff that sells that most which is why he believes genres like jazz and the blues I love are sub-standard as compared to Justin Bieber and the like.  His theory is that if the music were that good it would have sold millions of copies and would be on the radio and he would have heard it.   I brought Bitches Brew to work once and he complained the entire time that it was garbage because he couldn't sing to it.  How do you handle an argument like that, right?

I think he would freak over you.

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Post by Lon on 11/27/11 at 17:37:40

Wow. Well, I've encountered a few people similar, but no one quite like that. (One former coworker of mine used to say he liked both kinds of music, country AND western).

To be honest, I've always seemed somewhat different than others ever since I left Philadelphia at age 11 to spend six years in Africa when my dad was with the Peace Corps, and then after 1971 when we returned to America and moved to rural Ohio. I always seem to have a different taste or viewpoint to the majority around me. I quickly learned to not argue or try to convince anyone on many matters of taste or opinion. I have been pretty free with my own opinions, and received my share of animosity because I hold less than popular opinions, and have grown used to that. I would guess that someone who only believes in the very most popular music isn't really that into music. I would probably just shrug and leave it at that. Although I might be tempted to use this line of reasoning with him: I'd suggest that quality is almost inconsequential in what goes on the radio, the real reason is promotion and ultimately how much money is spent to get it there to his ear. Money spent in the hope of making even more back. Nothing to do with musical quality, sincerity, honesty, etc.

Righ now

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Post by Matchstikman on 11/27/11 at 19:02:00

Lon, I do tell my coworker that all the music he likes and listens to was selected by some dude, in some office, in an expensive suit smoking a cigar and he doesn't believe that is true.   He loves the Beatles and I told him that Justin Beiber and the like have made more money than the Beatles ever made in their time and he says that the reason that is true is because there are more people alive in the world today than there were in the 60s.  His population theory knocked me on my butt.

So, I sit at work and I am forced to listen to Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and whatever else is on during the day and I get to hear the same songs over and over and over and over.  Listen, nothing against Lady Gaga.  It does take some kind of talent to write music, and sing it, and promote yourself, true, but to consider that the cream of the crop based on sales really blows my mind.

After I played an CD by Stanton Moore, a jazz drummer I like, he said that if Stanton Moore was really any good he would have been on the American Music Awards.

Oh, you should have heard the argument we had when Esperanza Spalding beat out Justin Beiber for best new artist.  He couldn't understand how that could have happened.  That was funny.

Thank heavens for headphones!!

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Post by Lon on 11/27/11 at 21:58:32

Man, there's no saving that guy. He'll have to find out on his own what swill he's been listening to. It could happen one day.

And the things we have to put up with in the workplace! I've been free of a work place for a while, but I have to go back, need to start looking after the holidays. I'm afraid to even begin looking, all the frustration and disappointment. But I'll give it a go.

Right now

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Post by Lon on 11/28/11 at 14:45:36


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Post by Lon on 11/28/11 at 17:53:55

This made me laugh out loud!


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Post by LocalGuy on 11/29/11 at 03:34:36

New to the forums but figured I'd make a post here on one I picked up this weekend. Jean-luc Ponty /Frank Zappa's Monster - King Kong.

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Post by Lon on 11/29/11 at 05:01:00

Welcome! I remember that one well! Great stuff.

Right now

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Post by Lon on 11/30/11 at 18:49:22

I'm becoming a Jeri Brown fan.

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Post by Lon on 12/01/11 at 14:36:21


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Post by Lon on 12/04/11 at 18:18:17


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Post by Lon on 12/05/11 at 12:19:21

Love this group more and more as time goes by.


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Post by Donnie on 12/06/11 at 00:30:48

A friend just gave me this.


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Post by Lon on 12/06/11 at 17:29:48


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Post by Lon on 12/06/11 at 20:29:34


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Post by Donnie on 12/06/11 at 23:05:14

Jimmy Lee and Stevie Ray.


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Post by Lon on 12/07/11 at 01:33:42

One of my favorites since my Mom started playing this lp when it was pretty new.


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Post by Lon on 12/07/11 at 02:18:01

The system is sounding extraordinarily good tonight, this one is just SHINING through. I've been playing Brubeck because today is Dave's 91st birthday!


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Post by Lon on 12/08/11 at 00:04:12

I never have figured out why this cover is such a stark contrast to "Time In" but maybe that is the point. Great music! Hope you are enjoying day two of being 91 Mr. Brubeck!


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Post by Lon on 12/08/11 at 14:13:05

I've loved this material ever since it was released on lp. The version I'm listening to now is the new remastered and remixed version from the new box set:




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Post by Matchstikman on 12/10/11 at 02:43:15

Not sure about this one:


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Post by Lon on 12/10/11 at 14:02:31

Not really my cup of tea either, but she sure was beautiful then!

Right now

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Post by Matchstikman on 12/10/11 at 21:24:48

Back to this one:

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Post by Lon on 12/11/11 at 16:51:16


I've been coming back to this one lately. . . Jimmy Rowles was very underappreciated. . . what a pianist.

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Post by Lon on 12/11/11 at 22:36:46



I've always liked these Mayall albums with Mark and Almond.

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Post by Donnie on 12/13/11 at 00:14:05

Sorry, I've been busy lately. No time to post.  Big Yellow is a needy mistress.
Some John Prine this evening.





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Post by Lon on 12/13/11 at 14:19:28


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Post by Lon on 12/13/11 at 18:00:34

Very interesting.


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Post by Lon on 12/13/11 at 21:03:42


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Post by Lon on 12/13/11 at 21:38:21


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Post by Donnie on 12/13/11 at 23:46:23

Robert Earl Keen, "Christmas with the Family".


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Post by Lon on 12/14/11 at 02:11:50

Been too long since I spun this one. Rectified.

Just so so good.


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Post by Lon on 12/14/11 at 12:50:42

Continuing on in a Brubeck vein, sparked by the new box set available from popmarket.com



Very nice new mastering on this and all the other 18 titles.

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Post by Matchstikman on 12/15/11 at 15:39:43

And now for something complete different, Rammstein!!


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Post by Lon on 12/15/11 at 16:55:09

Steve Wilson, Grace for Drowning

I think it's good, but I don't like it as much as Insurgentes. Great hi-res sound though.

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Post by Lon on 12/16/11 at 11:56:26


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Post by Donnie on 12/17/11 at 00:14:51



One tough "Gal"

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Post by Lon on 12/17/11 at 00:48:37

Love that gal. I think The Pretenders and the Grateful Dead are tied as the two rock bands I've seen most often in my life.

Right now

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Matchstikman on 12/17/11 at 13:31:39

I am not sure about this one:

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 12/17/11 at 13:39:32

I have this one too. I like it, not crazy about it, but I like it. GREAT sound imo. And I love the trombone player. . . . :)

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Pale Rider on 12/17/11 at 16:25:56



Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but the SQ on the SACD is amazing. Lon, I see you are about to hit 3000 posts. Wow. Sorry about my hiatus, but I had some issues in November, and am just catching back up.

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 12/17/11 at 17:56:44

Well I missed you Greg, glad you're back on the board. Keep those issues behind you! :)

Right now


These recordings have always fascinated me. It amazes me the musical vision and imagination and organization Evans had. Here he is dueting (and more) with himself, and it sounds as if these were all simultaneous performance with four or six hands and not overdubs. Just to conceive of all these parts and execute them individually and come up with that effect. . . wow. An uncommonly gifted mind and man.

I am listening to this on the "Complete Verve Recordings" set. I have a theory that much of this was pressed or mastered out of phase. I listen to them that way rather than in phase (Love how the PerfectWave DAC has that button that allows you to go in or out of phase).

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Post by Pale Rider on 12/17/11 at 18:06:15

And there is 3000; congrats! Will have to check that one out. I love Evans.

Speaking of the PWDAC, have you been following the Mk II upgrade developments?

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Post by Lon on 12/17/11 at 18:17:56

Seems as if no one has the upgrade yet? I've checked a few times the last week or so. I'm trying to be "not interested." I really like the sound I have with this now seasoned PWDAC. And I don't want to spend another grand on it. And I don't want to open it up and do this upgrade myself. So I'm trying to ignore it. :)

As for the post count, I had an earlier account that I don't remember precisely how many there were but it was thousands. Some years back I accidentally deleted it. This post count is only part of the story of my excessive posting!

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Post by Pale Rider on 12/17/11 at 18:44:04


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Seems as if no one has the upgrade yet? I've checked a few times the last week or so. I'm trying to be "not interested." I really like the sound I have with this now seasoned PWDAC. And I don't want to spend another grand on it. And I don't want to open it up and do this upgrade myself. So I'm trying to ignore it.


You are a stronger man than I. I ordered mine early, and am looking forward to it. I love the PWDAC, but the prospect of it being even better was too much to resist. And for $795 (early order price), they have essentially rebuilt the thing, and allowed current owners not to be left behind. Although I agree it ain't cheap, I applaud PS Audio's providing the upgrade path.

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Post by Lon on 12/17/11 at 18:44:05

Okay just noticed that the first upgrade owner posted impressions. Sounds like a winner. Now I can continue ignoring the upgrade. :)

I applaud them too, I think they're a good company. And I would not resist so hard. . . except I really don't have the money. I've been spending a lot, and I loaned out some big money to a friend and a brother and that has not come back. Maybe next holiday season.

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Post by Pale Rider on 12/17/11 at 19:39:15

$ prudence is still first priority, I agree. Will report my experience. For now, one of the greats:



Oh Holy Night gives me goosebumps, and made my 15yo cry.

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Post by Donnie on 12/17/11 at 23:27:05

A little Robert Randolph & the Family Band.




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Post by Pale Rider on 12/17/11 at 23:55:14


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Post by Lon on 12/18/11 at 16:37:28

I'm listening to the version within the complete Verve recordings of Bill Evans box set.

I've decided that this box set sound better played out of phase after a lot of playing around yesterday. Reversing the phase on my PerfectWave DAC (so deliciously simple, pressing a button!) is great. Remembering to press the button again when playing the next item . . . not as simple as it would seem!


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/18/11 at 23:58:07

The FIM SACD 5.1 of the classic:



i know there are some that don't care for the multi-channel, but the six ERRs seem made for this.

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Post by Lon on 12/19/11 at 21:26:52


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/19/11 at 22:12:44

Well, just finished listening to Tori, and then this showed up:



Quite nicely done.

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Post by Lon on 12/20/11 at 05:46:13

Bought a sealed SHMCD copy of Live/Dead and Workingman's Dead for ridiculously low prices and am listening to the former. Wow.  Excellent sound.


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Post by Lon on 12/20/11 at 16:04:05

I got this set from amazon.de this week. . . massive. . . 141 cds and two DVDs. . . beautiful. .. .Excellent sonics. Wonderful performances. I've listened to about ten discs so far, some several times. Like the Gould, Horowitz, and Heifetz boxes in this series these are fantastic bargains. And an education.

Arthur Rubenstein: Complete Album Collection.

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Post by Lon on 12/20/11 at 21:57:08


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Post by Donnie on 12/21/11 at 00:10:13

This is sounding real good tonight. The cymbals are just shimmering through.


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/22/11 at 02:30:05


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/22/11 at 14:10:41

On a Steely Dan kick:


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Post by Lon on 12/22/11 at 14:42:53

Doing some comparisons between this "SHM CD" version of the Dead title and the Rhino cd of the same title. They both use the same mastering, the SHM CD being pressed on the "super hard material" being the supposed only difference.

Interestingly there IS a difference in playback. The highs are just a tad more present, and the bass is a bit more precise. This contributes to a slightly different sound stage. I would characterize the difference as more than subtle but not extreme. Is this worth spending an additional twenty to forty dollars on the disc? If it's one of your absolute favorites and you have a system along the lines of those we have where the differences can be clearly delineated---maybe. The darned things are expensive; I lucked out and got two titles for 18 dollars each, sealed, from a private seller on a music board, just to try the series out.


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/22/11 at 15:19:42

I have a holiday playlist on my eLyric Music Server for the PWDAC, and this is a good part of it. Well recorded:


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/22/11 at 15:23:04

Lon intrigued us with this:

Quote:
Doing some comparisons between this "SHM CD" version of the Dead title and the Rhino cd of the same title. They both use the same mastering, the SHM CD being pressed on the "super hard material" being the supposed only difference.

Interestingly there IS a difference in playback. The highs are just a tad more present, and the bass is a bit more precise. This contributes to a slightly different sound stage. I would characterize the difference as more than subtle but not extreme. Is this worth spending an additional twenty to forty dollars on the disc? If it's one of your absolute favorites and you have a system along the lines of those we have where the differences can be clearly delineated---maybe. The darned things are expensive; I lucked out and got two titles for 18 dollars each, sealed, from a private seller on a music board, just to try the series out.


Interesting Lon, I have the DVD-A [96/24] of this disc, and the difference between it and the Redbook is definitely not subtle. And that is true whether I listen to it on the Oppo, or from an extracted file on the PWDAC. On the latter, the difference is more apparent.

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Post by Lon on 12/22/11 at 15:36:08

Well it would make sense that the difference in that case would be "not subtle"--the format is different and likely the source mastering as well (I don't think the Redbook is a downsampling of the 24/96). So I would expect huge differences, and 24/96 on the PWD is sweet. The differences between the two cds is supposedly just the disc material, the clear coating is supposed to be clearer. I haven't heard the DVD-A and really this is not one of my favorite Dead albums, I really like their "looser" works. Does the DVD-A have the bonus live material? I love that stuff.

"Easy Wind" is my favorite tune on this album. But then I'm a big Pigpen fan.

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Post by Lon on 12/22/11 at 18:41:41


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Post by Donnie on 12/22/11 at 22:45:52

The only Elvis I have. I'm a sucker for "Blue Christmas". Where did my parents go wrong?


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/24/11 at 06:34:33

Pulled the ERRs out into the room tonight and listened to a lot of music. My 15yo said "you close your eyes, and when you open them, you expect to see someone up on stage":



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Post by Pale Rider on 12/24/11 at 06:38:22

If you have any kind of affinity for 1963 and aquamarine, the Church of Logic Sin & Love will definitely do it to you:


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/24/11 at 06:42:21

There aren't many things that can make you want to be in Macon, Georgia, but these are some of them; I used to hang with these guys; In Memory of Elizabeth Reed is other-worldly:


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Post by Lon on 12/24/11 at 15:05:09

That band reached a real pinnacle at that time. .. . I never really followed them much after Duane died, he was the focus for me.

Right now, the third disc of this great box set.


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Post by Donnie on 12/24/11 at 16:37:29


Just a little of Chris Whitley this unusually quiet morning.

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Post by Pale Rider on 12/24/11 at 17:47:33


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Post by Lon on 12/24/11 at 18:24:20

Seems the right time to listen to this wonderful box set.




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Post by Lon on 12/26/11 at 16:51:29

This happens to me. . . I spend a few hours listening to Bill Evans and then look for things with Bill Evans on them to listen to. His music is addicting to me. . . it flows on by but there's so much deeply within to listen for if you wish.


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/27/11 at 00:51:15

Very good CD & DVD, but the Blu-Ray is just awesome:


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Post by Lon on 12/27/11 at 01:36:17

I think music concert Blu-rays are awesome, though I'm not a Buckingham fan.

Right now

Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Matchstikman on 12/27/11 at 03:11:40

I gave this for Xmas to a friend of mine named Debby and I thought I would listen to my copy of it, too.  Bill Evans forever mesmerizes me.

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Post by Lon on 12/27/11 at 13:22:09

Beautiful album.

Right now, some early morning swinging.


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/28/11 at 01:08:39


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/28/11 at 05:19:29

A Christmas gift for reliving a little of yesteryear:


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Post by Lon on 12/28/11 at 13:19:34

The new Japanese EMI cd. I've had the lp since released but haven't heard it in many years. A fun cd. I'm a big Bartz fan and love even his slighter efforts. A great mellow "Giant Steps" on this one.



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Post by Donnie on 12/28/11 at 18:31:56

Revisiting my High School days once again.


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Post by Lon on 12/28/11 at 19:08:19

One of my favorites finally on cd from Japan:


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/28/11 at 19:54:17

Thanks for that rec on Adderley. Back-ordered.

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Post by Lon on 12/28/11 at 20:15:11

Yeah, it's even back-ordered at Dusty Groove, where I usually get these. Hopefully it will be back in stock soon.

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Post by Lon on 12/28/11 at 23:39:21

Never heard this one til this new cd reissue, wow. Reminds me of the Jarrett-Burton Atlantic lp in its groove and sound.


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Post by Matchstikman on 12/29/11 at 00:58:45

Back to this one:

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Post by Lon on 12/29/11 at 15:19:03

Lately I can't seem to get enough Cannonball.


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Post by Lon on 12/29/11 at 19:42:23


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/30/11 at 02:39:33

The 192/24 DVD-A of this:


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Post by Pale Rider on 12/30/11 at 23:28:05

The mono of White Rabbit is just excellent:


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/02/12 at 00:35:14

A new source for me, Gimell Records; in this case, a superb recording of Miserere:


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/02/12 at 03:19:06

This is one of several recordings I picked up today after reading about them in equipment reviews:


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/02/12 at 03:30:04

Lon, the sub-title on Tijuana Moods is priceless.

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Post by Lon on 01/02/12 at 16:33:05

Yup. A really interesting recording as well.

Right now

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/02/12 at 18:57:40

When I was in law school on the south side of Chicago, I spent many a night here, and saw both B.B. King andy Buddy Guy there. I have no way of knowing if I was at this gig, but it sure sounds like it:


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/02/12 at 19:04:47

These AIX discs, with their "on-stage-in-a-circle-video" are very nice. I know some don't like mixing audio with video, but I recommend you try one out. My favorites are the Goldberg Acoustica and Moonlight Acoustica, but this is good, too, especially if you like NGDB and/or Jennifer Warnes:


Title: Re: What's spinning?
Post by Lon on 01/02/12 at 20:14:50

Spent two years at the University of Chicago and saw some great blues during that time too!

Right now

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Post by Donnie on 01/02/12 at 20:30:03

I spent 3 years in the Joliet Correctional Center. Nothing but the blues.

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Post by Donnie on 01/02/12 at 21:48:05

My last comment forced me into playing this. I can't belive that I liked this when I was young. I still like the movie though.


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/03/12 at 00:29:22

Lon revealed:


Quote:
Spent two years at the University of Chicago and saw some great blues during that time too!


Really? Somehow missed that we shared that. I was at UC 76-79. You?

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/03/12 at 00:32:08

A little house-burning:


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/03/12 at 00:37:04

HDTracks hi-res version of this:



Very nice. Read about it, along with several others, in a review of the MSB UMT.

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/03/12 at 00:46:33

Man oh man, we gotta get out of this place:


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Post by Lon on 01/03/12 at 03:55:41

I was there from September '73 to June '75. Bailed after that to work up some cash, and just kept on working. My late wife was there from September '73 to, I think June '77.

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/03/12 at 05:02:51

I'll be damned. Small world. Ever make it over to the Checkerboard? As dicey as Hyde Park could be, that neighborhood was, shall we say, dicier.

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Post by Lon on 01/03/12 at 12:30:22

I might have though I don't remember specifically the Checkerboard. I did do some exploration and dicier neighborhoods didn't deter me. . . .I fel that growing up in inner city Philadelphia and then spending six years in Africa had given me a sort of "smarts" that kept me safe. This was probably an illusion of big sorts, but one I wasn't freed from.

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Post by Lon on 01/03/12 at 12:33:10

Donnie, when you made that comment I immediately thought of the Blues Brothers!

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Post by Lon on 01/04/12 at 01:23:45



I love this band! Cannon and his brother Nat, Charles Lloyd, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes.

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Post by Lon on 01/04/12 at 20:45:08

I'm actually listening to an episode of LOST, season 3, as I do some housework and pay some bills. I found I wasn't watching the episode, but I love the soundtrack music to this series and this season Michael Giacchino (the Academy Award winning composer of the music for LOST) seemed to hire extra cello players. The music just sounds so so good coming through the Torii and the ERRs! Amazing sound really.

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Post by Lon on 01/04/12 at 22:08:48

Disc 3 of the Complete Verve Recordings of Bill Evans box set.

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Post by Lon on 01/05/12 at 14:01:43


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Post by Don W on 01/05/12 at 23:22:24

Kate St. John - Indescribable Night. I just love this album. Beautiful female volcalist, very skillful instrumental, and great song selection.

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/06/12 at 17:52:11

Sound quality on the 24k gold reissue is quite impressive, though I do not have another version against which to compare it:


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/06/12 at 23:06:22

A different recording from my first of Allegri's Miserere; the Naive Classique came well, and deservedly, recommended:


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Post by Lon on 01/07/12 at 22:15:20

Good gosh I love that "Casa" cd.

Right now I'm really enjoying the expanded reissue of "The Turning Point." Today I seem to be able to hear right into the recording (moved my speakers around a bit and it's been quite rewarding) and it really takes me back to Ohio in the mid-seventies. This was the favorite album of a friend of mine for a while.



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Post by Pale Rider on 01/08/12 at 01:02:20



P.S. Lon, that Mayall album takes me back, too.

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Post by Matchstikman on 01/08/12 at 03:55:44

I have been listening to the Clapton unplugged for some time now and I thought I would listen to something completely different.

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Post by Lon on 01/08/12 at 15:50:50

The better my system gets, the more this one mesmerizes me. Love how it blends the classic and the modern.

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/09/12 at 19:58:21

My copy of this finally showed up; very nice:


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Post by Lon on 01/09/12 at 20:26:03

Glad you like it. It is a good one.

Right now
From the Complete Collection box set (the new 143 disc one!)

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/10/12 at 02:57:13

Got turned on to Steve Tibbetts over at the PS Audio forum. His compilation arrived today:


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Post by Lon on 01/10/12 at 23:53:00

Finally found a price I was willing to pay for this set. Good sound for this material. No alternate takes, but that's okay as I have those on two other sets, the complete Decca set and teh complete Commodore set.


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/11/12 at 00:07:47

A little change of pace here. Excellent SQ on this German SACD:


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Post by Lon on 01/11/12 at 12:20:56


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Post by Lon on 01/11/12 at 21:24:21

After watching a lot of things on my DVR (got new cables for my video set up and what a difference) I'm back to this excellent set.


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Post by Matchstikman on 01/12/12 at 01:47:37

Pale Rider, where did you get that Don Friedman CD.  I sampled it and I liked what I heard but the price for it was way high.

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Post by Lon on 01/12/12 at 02:01:45

Wow. A year ago it was just one of hundreds of deleted Original Jazz Classics cds and you could get it for three or four bucks!

There's one on ebay that's not too badly priced MM. If you like the sounds you heard, you'd probably like the others from the early 'sixties by Don.

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Post by Lon on 01/12/12 at 12:31:26


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/12/12 at 16:27:35

From the creator of Ampzilla:


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/13/12 at 03:37:13

The DVD-ROM issued by MA Recordings is very impressive:


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Post by Lon on 01/13/12 at 12:13:15


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/14/12 at 17:21:32


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Post by Lon on 01/14/12 at 17:59:42

This and Vol. 7 have been FANTASTIC.


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Post by Lon on 01/15/12 at 13:13:38

SHM-CD

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Post by Lon on 01/15/12 at 14:24:18

From the excellent Leonard Bernstein "Symphony Edition" box set.



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Post by Lon on 01/15/12 at 15:41:01

From Haydn to the Cellar Door Sessions box set!

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Post by Lon on 01/15/12 at 18:32:59

I think I'll never tire of this one.


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Post by Lon on 01/16/12 at 02:05:56


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Post by LocalGuy on 01/16/12 at 02:37:32

Enjoying a gently used pressing of Dr. John, the night tripper - Gris Gris.

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Post by Lon on 01/16/12 at 04:19:33

Ah Dr. John from the Big Easy.

Think I'll play something from there too.

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Post by Lon on 01/16/12 at 14:22:04

Really enjoying being "tied-up to the physical CDs" with my PerfectWave DAC and Transport. With the Digital Lens inside the Transport and the I2S connection via HDMI the sound still just surprises and trips me out, six months later.


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Post by Lon on 01/16/12 at 18:27:56

I'm not always a fan of Fresh Sound releases, they don't always offer the best sound and they rarely really own the recordings (or have access to masters) that they reissue, but this set is very well put together and the sound is quite good for fifties jazz recordings. Great music.


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Post by Lon on 01/18/12 at 14:24:13

Patty Waters, live in San Francisco '02. Very different than the ESP DISK Patty recordings! Nice sound.


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Post by Lon on 01/18/12 at 22:58:57

Disc 3

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Post by Lon on 01/19/12 at 15:40:36

Disc 4

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Post by Lon on 01/20/12 at 22:54:04

Forgot about the big drum solo on this one! Sounds great.


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Post by Lon on 01/21/12 at 21:00:01

Some early jazz by some cool cats.


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Post by Lon on 01/22/12 at 02:08:56

I keep coming back to this one. Seems to be pretty reviled by Prince fans, but I love it.


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Post by Pale Rider on 01/22/12 at 16:53:53

Last night, I decided to see what 6 ERRs and a bunch of Torii tube magic could really do. Rather than merely using the back speakers for fill, I cranked them up, along with the fronts and centers, using the Ultra's down-mixing capabilities. And played the following albums.

The results were extraordinary. It felt like I was in the middle of an actual concert. Granted, reproducing a true piano, flute, small ensemble, or human voice so that it seems right there, can still be a challenge. But conversely, live rock music sounds very much like "you are in it." I was one of those that thought home music is not the same as live; maybe most of the time, but not always.

My 15yo said "what's amazing is that you can still hear everything." In other words, it's not just volume. It's dynamic, layered, articulate. And the bass from 6 ERRs? Prodigious. From outside the house, it sounded like I had a band inside the house. And I only had the Toriis cranked up to 1 o'clock. Room to spare. Wouldn't want to do this on a sustained basis, but it was impressive. Started softly, and ended softly. In between, not so much.










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Post by Pale Rider on 01/22/12 at 16:58:35

Note to my good friend Lon. That SACD of Jazz at the Pawnshop was played through my PWD. Thanks to a modified PlayStation3 and the hacker community, it now resides on my NAS in all its 176/24 glory, along with all my other SACDs.

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Post by Lon on 01/22/12 at 17:43:37

Man oh man, what I can imagine with my experience of one Torii and two ERRs, with all that amplification, the Ultra, and six ERRs that must be incredible sound.

It's so cool you have a fifteen year old to share this with (and other children). I've had a wonderful life full of experiences, I think at this stage in my life that raising children is the one experience I've really missed out on.

Interesting about the SACD playback. I honestly don't miss SACD playback in my main system as i feel that the redbook playback from the PWT via HDMI to the PWD is so damned good. (I can play SACDs in the second system using the trusty DEC685 which sounds really good).

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/23/12 at 04:40:57

Lon wrote:

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It's so cool you have a fifteen year old to share this with (and other children). I've had a wonderful life full of experiences, I think at this stage in my life that raising children is the one experience I've really missed out on.

It is cool. They are a blessing. Not always unmixed, mind you. ;) But five daughters have generally removed al concerns about what to do with discretionary income. ;D

And then back to music:

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Interesting about the SACD playback. I honestly don't miss SACD playback in my main system as i feel that the redbook playback from the PWT via HDMI to the PWD is so damned good. (I can play SACDs in the second system using the trusty DEC685 which sounds really good).

From my perspective, so much depends on the original recording, the mixing and mastering, that one can rarely assume that any one format is always better. it is clearly not I have DVD-A, SACD, and Redbook of Hotel California, for example, where I am not at all sure that any one is clearly superior, though to my ears, the DVD-A has more air. OTOH, the SACD-SHM of the first Dire Straits album I just recently picked up is significantly better than either the original CD or the remaster. And Floyd's DSOTM in 5.1 SACD is simply spectacular. I can play a 2-channel down mix of it through the PWD, and then use the Ultra's mixing capabilities to mimic the 5.1. But I get the full benefit of the SACD only if I play the SACD in the Oppo. One nice thing about being able to rip these now, is that my Oppo can play them from the NAS without having to get the disc out and run the risk of damaging it. However, gapless play over the network is still not as reliable as from the disk itself.

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Post by Lon on 01/23/12 at 18:17:47

Greg I agree, it's very hard to say one format is better than another with so many variables. Part of the reason I'm happy to stay with the one format for the most part, especially since the PWD does it so well.

Right now: another cd I think sounds better played back "out of phase":


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Post by Lon on 01/23/12 at 23:28:57

On one or two tracks I thought I was listening to Axis Bold as Love. But it's called Planet Earth.


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Post by Lon on 01/25/12 at 15:28:15

Long before she became Mrs. Santana.


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Post by Lon on 01/26/12 at 00:12:11

Another Muse cd.

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Post by Lon on 01/27/12 at 13:51:45

Now on to

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/28/12 at 21:37:19

It is just amazing how good these old recordings can sound:

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Post by Pale Rider on 01/28/12 at 21:45:31

And for a change of pace:

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Post by Lon on 01/29/12 at 15:32:16

I'd love to have a box set of all the performances at this festival.


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Post by Lon on 01/29/12 at 17:32:28

Almost didn't buy this because I'm not crazy about Venus Records' idea of recorded sound, but this is a very good cd.

Have to be a Jimmy Scott fan, but I am.


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One fine way to start a day.

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Post by Lon on 01/31/12 at 13:39:45

Wallace Roney Quintet, Warner Bros.

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A Japanese cd version

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Post by Lon on 02/02/12 at 21:15:31

Just such beautiful music. I forget about this one, and when I do put it on I realize it shouldn't be neglected!


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Post by Pale Rider on 02/03/12 at 19:20:24

A little 70's trippin':


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Post by Pale Rider on 02/04/12 at 03:46:33

With gapless playback working well on the PWD, this is a pure delight to listen to:


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Post by Pale Rider on 02/04/12 at 14:15:58

The SACD-SHM of this sounds quite nice:


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Post by Lon on 02/05/12 at 15:01:05

Back to the Billie set. I just love Bille.


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Post by Lon on 02/05/12 at 15:15:36

Now on to a very different vocal genius. (And instrumental master as well).


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Post by Pale Rider on 02/05/12 at 22:47:53

I never get tired of Knopfler's guitar work, early in his career, or later:


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Post by Lon on 02/06/12 at 13:00:14

Disc 3

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Post by Lon on 02/06/12 at 21:32:09

From the Complete Albums box set. Amazing sound for music of this vintage.


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I loved this album from the minute I first saw it in a record bin in Oshkosh, Wisconsin when I was fifteen. While there may be no changing the mediocre quality of the master tapes, this SACD makes the most of them:


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Pale Rider wrote on 02/07/12 at 03:29:47:
I loved this album from the minute I first saw it in a record bin in Oshkosh, Wisconsin when I was fifteen. While there may be no changing the mediocre quality of the master tapes, this SACD makes the most of them:



I was a real Clapton AND Allman fan when this two lp set was released way back when, and was really excited to get this lp too. I have the regular SACD and it sounds good. I should pick up the "Deluxe" two cd set that came out recently, it has the Johnny Cash Show performances on the second disc, which are nice.

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Post by Lon on 02/07/12 at 22:15:33

"Evolution" is solo piano. "Evolution II" is a piano trio and quartet. I really like these.


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Post by Lon on 02/08/12 at 13:22:08

My favorite release of last year. Lowe is an alto saxophonist and guitarist that I've been interacting with on a bulletin board for years. He's whacky but he's got the musical goods. This is a partially-intentional partially lo-fi recording that has lots of great moments spread across the three cds.


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Post by Pale Rider on 02/10/12 at 01:39:19

Bass lines in a lot of these songs show off the ERRs nicely:


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On a Gentle Joseph kick today.

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Post by Pale Rider on 02/11/12 at 07:28:15

Although the track sequence is a bit odd, the SACD of this disc is quite nice:


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Post by Lon on 02/11/12 at 13:38:56

Al Cohn on the Saxophone, Dawn/Blue Moon cd.

Hardly ever get to hear this much Frank Rehak trombone.


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Post by Lon on 02/11/12 at 17:27:50

Bill Evans, "We Will Meet Again", Warner Bros.


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Post by stone_of_tone on 02/11/12 at 21:19:26

SANTANA - ABRAXAS

(Columbia - Legacy - SBM)


CRANKED UP!

Cheers, Stone of the TONE...................... .

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Post by stone_of_tone on 02/11/12 at 22:04:53

BOB DYLAN

"LOVE AND THEFT"

........................................Shakin' the Shack............. .




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Post by stone_of_tone on 02/11/12 at 23:07:46

THE BLACK CROWES

THE SOUTHERN HARMONY aND MUSICAL COMPANION

it's a party.....................


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Post by stone_of_tone on 02/11/12 at 23:59:21

ohhh, it is a party.....and it is blues rock night

ROLLING STONES

LET IT BLEED

(like all of my other today plays....just PRESS PLAY)

CHeers, Stone

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Post by DirtDawg on 02/12/12 at 00:24:03

"Let It Bleed" was one I did yesterday.

I have been going through a monstrous stack (about seven hundred albums) of new vinyl I have acquired, including some Benny carter, George Benson, Lionel Hampton Al Hirt, Larry Carton,  and, unbelievably some sixties era Miles Davis (a couple of these may have more value than the vinyl discovery holds).

I am also actively ripping my favorites to my computer in high resolution settings.

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Post by Lon on 02/12/12 at 00:35:09

Cool DD, vinyl is great.

Right now
Disc 3

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Post by Lon on 02/12/12 at 16:12:43

Listening to the new Steve Wilson-engineered remaster again. Really strange to hear this done with such a major change in sonics. Impressive. I think I still prefer the 25th Anniversary version (though that seems to be reviled by many and this new one seems to be the second coming to Tull fans.)

Right now I'd say I prefer the tonality of the 25th and the clarity and dynamics of the 40th.


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Playing Time out of Mind made me reach for this one again. There are two songs here that I find really speak to me, "Most of the Time" and "Everything is Broken." Love these!


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Another disc from this great set

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Post by stone_of_tone on 02/14/12 at 19:30:49

I did my Dylan fix on Saturday.

Right now:
Coleman Hawkins encounters Ben Webster

Titans to say the least. They give me chills with that talent........ .

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Post by Lon on 02/14/12 at 19:49:49

Yes, love those two guys. Right now, listening to yet another disc from this new set. Larry Adler is playing some AMAZING harmonica on some of these tracks.


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Post by Lon on 02/14/12 at 21:31:37

Disc 2. I just love these performances, and frankly, I love the mono sound through the ERRs. I've unofficial versions of these shows that sound awful in comparison.


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Post by Lon on 02/14/12 at 22:25:45

Disc one of the Complete RCA Recordings of Sonny Rollins. Sounds best to me "out of phase."


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Post by Lon on 02/15/12 at 19:27:08

The Complete Verve Recordings of Bill Evans, disc 11

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Now on to one of my all-time favorites. "Thursday Miles' (especially the "Masquelero" section) has fascinated me since '72.


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Post by Lon on 02/16/12 at 13:07:29

The Complete Verve Recordings of Bill Evans, disc 13

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Japanese edition

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Toshiba cd

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Lovely cover, wild music!

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Post by Lon on 02/18/12 at 18:56:31

I held off on this as I have so so many Armstrong discs and much of what is in this set, but the amazon price for this got really "good" and I caved and ordered it. Louis Armstrong, "Ambassador of Jazz."

An amazing box set. Recommended if you're at all interested in this American genius. And for a casual fan, all you may ever need. Or a great start for someone who might become obsessed with Louis.




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Post by Lon on 02/20/12 at 00:08:48

Wallace Roney, Prototype, High Note

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Post by Matchstikman on 02/20/12 at 01:49:07

So, a bunch of guys from work got a wild hair up you know where and the next thing you know I have tickets to see Van Halen.  So, I went out and picked up their latest effort which apparently has newly recorded old songs.  You might called it NOS Van Halen.  Anyway, lots of energy here and some good driving music if you are into going fast on the interstate.

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Post by Lon on 02/20/12 at 03:14:56

Cool! Hope you have fun at the show.

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Post by Lon on 02/20/12 at 13:08:02

The third disc of the Armstrong box set pictured above. I really have to say they nailed the sound on the early sides. Not noise-reduced to death, dynamics and upper end air in place. Armstrong's blistering talent and brick-oven hot charm come through loud and clear. Such great music. Always pulls me forward out of a fog or funk.

I read the book that came with the box set yesterday. I learned a few things, and that's hard to do with me and Pops, I've read so much about him (and all the books by him).

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Post by Lon on 02/20/12 at 15:06:40

An album that still brings new things to me. . .forty years after I first heard it.


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Post by Lon on 02/22/12 at 13:51:26

Disc five of the Louis Armstrong "Ambassador of Jazz" box set. Just such wonderful music.

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NARA LEAO – “Amor nas estrelas” (1981)

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Post by Lon on 02/24/12 at 13:54:01

Jimmy's Joys on Jazz Oracle. This was a band in the Austin-San Antonio area in the twenties and there's lots of local stories among some old timers I know here. There was a two lp set from way back when that was hard to find and a friend transferred it and this new cd sounds better, as it should, as the Jazz Oracle label ALWAYS does a stellar job with transfers, and includes great notes.



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Love this cover photo. Listening to the Dick Cary sessions.

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Post by Lon on 02/26/12 at 12:13:25

Felt like some inventive elegance.


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