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Congrats.  LOVE my 325is.

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I find that the Grados tend to be much better with Jazz and many different musical styles in general than one would be led to believe by many head-fiers.  I think they tend to sound most organic on acoustic music, but hey- what doesn't honestly?  Maybe I'm just biased towards live performance though.  Still, they seem fairly flexible to me (and I ended up choosing them over a very nice pair of planars) although it seems like what one should expect when paying large sums of money for a headphone...:gs1000smile:


Edited by ThePianoMan - 5/2/14 at 9:19pm
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I find that the Grados tend to be much better with Jazz and many different musical styles in general than one would be led to believe by many head-fiers.  I think they tend to sound most organic on acoustic music, but hey- what doesn't honestly?  Maybe I'm just biased towards live performance though.  Still, they seem fairly flexible to me (and I ended up choosing them over a very nice pair of planars) although it seems like what one should expect for when paying large sums of money for a headphone...:gs1000smile:

I probably listen Jazz 75% of the time, and think the Grados ar excellent for this genre!

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Dave Brubeck really shines (and I find his recordings are usually fairly well done, although getting above CD quality digital files of him is a bit of a search) Vince Guaraldi is great too.  and I think some of the quincy jones old recordings have a really enjoyable grit to them.  Plus vocals especially for jazz are quite engaging.  Any suggestions for listening?

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Dave Brubeck really shines (and I find his recordings are usually fairly well done, although getting above CD quality digital files of him is a bit of a search) Vince Guaraldi is great too.  and I think some of the quincy jones old recordings have a really enjoyable grit to them.  Plus vocals especially for jazz are quite engaging.  Any suggestions for listening?

Brubeck - Live in the USA

McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy

Gretchen Parlato - The Lost and Found

Duke Ellington - The Far East Suite

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Brubeck - Live in the USA
McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy
Gretchen Parlato - The Lost and Found
Duke Ellington - The Far East Suite

Miles Davis - Musings of Miles
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
McCoy Tyner - Extensions
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidinanda
Batsumi - Batsumi
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Brubeck - Live in the USA

McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy

Gretchen Parlato - The Lost and Found

Duke Ellington - The Far East Suite

Haven't heard that McCoy Tyner album yet - thanks for the suggestions!  (And the Ellington and Brubeck albums are simply excellent, you have great tastes)

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Hey PianoMan, for modern jazz tinklers I like Eliane Elias playing Bill Evans and Diana Krall playing everybody. Of course there's Erroll Garner's "Concert by the Sea" album and just about all of Keith Jarretts live recordings. I say if you learn to play "My Foolish Heart" convincingly, not necessarily technically well but convincingly, you'll have earned your advanced music degree, with honours. Isn't it great that we all can agree that listening to and enjoying music is a good thing?
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Brubeck - Live in the USA
McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy
Gretchen Parlato - The Lost and Found
Duke Ellington - The Far East Suite
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Miles Davis - Musings of Miles
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
McCoy Tyner - Extensions
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidinanda
Batsumi - Batsumi
Have you guys been going thru my records again?
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I have been meaning to get that Coltrane album but haven't done it yet, thanks for the Miles suggestion, I have a couple of his albums and they are pretty good, not as good as Coltrane but good.

 May I also suggest any of Art Blakey's albums, I have 3 of them and they are all excellent.

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Good morning all.

 

Wake up call is for some Octopus-E  with

 

Rock Candy Funk Party

 

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I have been meaning to get that Coltrane album but haven't done it yet, thanks for the Miles suggestion, I have a couple of his albums and they are pretty good, not as good as Coltrane but good.

 May I also suggest any of Art Blakey's albums, I have 3 of them and they are all excellent.

Art Blakey just rules on these, the percussive clarity of Grados adds so much to his playing. Best drummer ever :)

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so we seem to be have jazz on our minds

 

 

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Well let's make a game out of it:

Favorite jazz/Grado pairing and why.

Album: Milestones by Miles Davis

Grado: RS1i

Why: This quintet (sometimes sextet) is an all star cast and all of their subtle nuances are very easy to hear. Not to mention Philly Jo's multiple drum solos of course!
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Well let's make a game out of it:

Favorite jazz/Grado pairing and why.

Album: Milestones by Miles Davis

Grado: RS1i

Why: This quintet (sometimes sextet) is an all star cast and all of their subtle nuances are very easy to hear. Not to mention Philly Jo's multiple drum solos of course!


Okay, I give up, I am going to order that right now! My wallet thanks you...not!

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