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1  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 03:13:01 
Started by Lon | Post by mark58
Syd, "Dakar" was originally on the prestige label in 1957 before he went to Atlantic records...it's probably an OJC reissue.  I've had some good and some not so good OJC vinyl.  This was recorded about the same time he was recording with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk and others.  I have a huge CD box set of his Prestige output, much of it with him as a sideman.  I think some of the recordings were with Coltrane as a sideman but later issued with him with top billing after his popularity with Miles.  I found it on you tube if you want to sample it.  Mark.

PS...now I see Lon already told you about Dakar...oh well, I  just got home and hadn't refreshed the forum yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pnlt7h8vIE

2  AUDIO FORUMS / Classifieds / Re: Decware ZSTAGE $450
 on: Today at 01:41:17 
Started by rico | Post by Earthmaster
hello I'm new to the Forum so I sent you an email as I have an interest in purchasing the unit

3  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 01:02:32 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon

4  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 00:56:31 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon
"Dakar" is actually a 1957 recording of Coltrane for Prestige Records, a very hard bop Coltrane that hadn't yet become the aritst he would for Atlantic and Impulse.

"Dakar" has an interesting front line of two baritone saxes and Coltrane, so it has a thick and rich and dark shimmer to it. Personnel is:

John Coltrane - tenor saxophone
Cecil Payne - baritone saxophone
Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone
Mal Waldron - piano
Doug Watkins - bass
Art Taylor - drums

This is part of a series of dates that Waldron sort of straw-bossed and arranged for Prestige that featured Coltrane and other horns and guitarists of the label in interesting combinations. I think you'll like it. It's one of my favorite Coltranes on Prestige.

5  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 00:15:52 
Started by Lon | Post by Syd
I did see you`d put the EL34`s back in for comparisson while you`re running new speakers and sp/cbls in Mark. I`ve done the same while I settle some new sp/cabls in. I actually put them back just before and noticed some extra shimmer and of course the bass got more weight behind it. Now both those attributes seem counter productive.
The new cables could do with a bit less of both so the Fotons should fit back in with great results. Having the EL34 bass back is kinda nostalgia so I wont miss it. The Fotons are great.
I`ll have to look at the different label outputs for Coltrane and others.
"Dakar" is on it`s way and I dont know what label it`s on. I hope it has him playing in a not to frenetic stage of his career.

6  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Yesterday at 23:47:12 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon

7  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Yesterday at 22:45:16 
Started by Lon | Post by mark58
That's good to hear, Lon.  I may pick up more.  Mark.

8  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Yesterday at 22:38:50 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon
I have the Rhino box set of all the Atlantic Coltranes on LP. They sound pretty good. I once heard an original "Plays the Blues" and did a shootout with the owner. . . there's no question that the original sounded a bit better, but it was just a bit.

Right now, a nice compilation cd


9  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Yesterday at 22:06:43 
Started by Lon | Post by mark58
Only have time for one CD before leaving.  This is a favorite from the Dead...

Syd,  did you see that I put my RFT/Seimens EL-34s back in the Torii on Monday?  With the Nanotec speaker cables I'm trying out currently, the painful treble I occasionally was getting with some recordings has been much improved...so I thought I'd see how my old friend the EL-34 would do with the Nanotecs...very nice.  Giving the Russian Photons a rest.  Mark.

PS...Syd, I think I bought a couple Coltrane reissues by Rhino Vinyl..."My Favorite Things" and "Coltrane Sound".  I'll listen to them this weekend and let you know what I think.  I've actually been very pleased with the Rhino Vinyl reissues I've bought in the past...they are surprisingly good.  But specifically the Coltranes...I have to listen again.  I think I've got an Org Coltrane reissue that seemed to have some Boomy Bass...I'll have to revisit it now that I've made so many changes for the better to my system.  Later...


10  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Belden 8402 Microphone Cable
 on: Yesterday at 21:08:13 
Started by beowulf | Post by Syd
I`ve taped the cables together at 4" intervals and swopped a smooth TFK 12AU7 into the ZP3. Sounds nice. I have put my EL34`s back in for a change so this would account for some  bass weight. Piano and sax have a bold presence and the percussion, well I`ll find an album that highlights it to see whats what.