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Something people seem to forget that are obsessed with hifi(guilty), is that the music is still at least equally as important as the audio equipment.

 

So, anyone know any good music? Can be jazzy, indie, heavy on the bottom like dubstep or drum&bass, maybe post-punk or even classic.

 

Good music is Good!



Everyone should have 1 or preferably more Chesky Record releases ~ on SACD, CD or vinyl rip.

 

Chesky material ranges from acoustic world music, jazz to funk, blues and classical.

 

For those that don't know, The man behind Chesky Records went on to create and establish

HDtracks.com

 

Arne Domnerus ~ Jazz at the Pawnshop (XRCD JVC re master) 1996

 

Total audiophile jazz cliche reference. It is superb and belongs in everyone's collection, who even has

the faintest interest in jazz.

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Arne Domnerus ~ Jazz at the Pawnshop (XRCD JVC re master) 1996

 

Total audiophile jazz cliche reference. It is superb and belongs in everyone's collection, who even has

the faintest interest in jazz.

The three SACD set is on its way. I might as well give it a listen out of curiosity.

 

If any music lover should ever have a special work on CD of some kind the better recordings of Decca or DG let alone Verve, Blue Note etcetera just to get a taste of how music sounds without the 'terrible loudness' and with a more balanced approach. Some indie labels have made some great reissues on CD too. 
 

 

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Miles Davis Quintet, Live Bootleg Volume One

3 CDs and 1 DVD of the quintet from 1967. The interplay from the band is phenomenal and is almost telepathic. The sets include several of the Quintets own material and several reworked versions of jazz standards.

Band is :

Herbie Hancock

Tony Williams

Ron Carter

Wayne Shorter

and of course Miles himself

This band is incredible!

The sound is mono but still quite good.

 

P.S.  no loudness wars mastering on this Set!

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Arne Domnerus ~ Jazz at the Pawnshop (XRCD JVC re master) 1996

 

Total audiophile jazz cliche reference. It is superb and belongs in everyone's collection, who even has

the faintest interest in jazz.



Though it is all of that, as you say, Jazz at the Pawnshop is more of a novelty recording to me, rather than a great recording of that aspect of Jazz, which I'm not really a big fan of anyway...kind of ho-hum to me. It is a remarkable recording for soundstage and ambience.  Obviously if you don't happen to be fond of genre, why bother bringing a nightclub in Sweden into your listening room?  

 

Here's an interesting conversation I participated in years ago on that recording

 

I still own a copy, and even listen to it once in a great while, but it certainly doesn't make frequent rotation (hence the "novelty" status). You can get a 88/24 (hi-res) download of it at HD-Tracks.  I have not compared to the various other formats a plenty that it has been available in over the years including SACD and XRCD.  I believe there was also a version 2 capitalizing on the first.  Never heard it as I don't really care for the music that much.

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Quite the discussion I assume...

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Currently getting some decent playtime with the Linn Record Super Surround Audio

Volumes ~ mixed bag all of their signed artists across 4 volumes.

 

Again, if anyone is jazzy vocal or acoustic guitar shy then perhaps give it the miss!

 

Highly recommend it, stand out track on Volume #3 would be Mozart's March K.129

~ magical, cursing that I don't have a HD800 or GS1000 nearby bigsmile_face.gif

 

linn records.jpg

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Though it is all of that, as you say, Jazz at the Pawnshop is more of a novelty recording to me, rather than a great recording of that aspect of Jazz, which I'm not really a big fan of anyway...kind of ho-hum to me. It is a remarkable recording for soundstage and ambience.  Obviously if you don't happen to be fond of genre, why bother bringing a nightclub in Sweden into your listening room?  

 

Here's an interesting conversation I participated in years ago on that recording

 

I still own a copy, and even listen to it once in a great while, but it certainly doesn't make frequent rotation (hence the "novelty" status). You can get a 88/24 (hi-res) download of it at HD-Tracks.  I have not compared to the various other formats a plenty that it has been available in over the years including SACD and XRCD.  I believe there was also a version 2 capitalizing on the first.  Never heard it as I don't really care for the music that much.

 

I definitely see the novelty value, I haven't had it for long but it does represent one of the best xylophone performances

in my collection!

 

One to keep just to wow people who pop in for a listen on the rig, it's nice to just have in the background when

not listening for anything in particular.
 

 

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I definitely see the novelty value, I haven't had it for long but it does represent one of the best xylophone performances

in my collection!

 

One to keep just to wow people who pop in for a listen on the rig, it's nice to just have in the background when

not listening for anything in particular.
 

 



If you enjoy xylophone and jazz, give Milt Jackson a try. This one is pretty well recorded, as are many of his recordings.  I enjoy this one:

 

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Guys, it's a VIBRAPHONE.  Different sounding.regular_smile%20.gif

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Thanks for that Jax, I will track it down, can never have enough Jazz or xylophone in the collection.

 

Here's another suggestion, I stumbled across this one by accident.

 

        Various Artists ~ Samurai Collection Vol 1

 

Samurai Collection.jpg

 

Might be considered esoteric by some, it's a track list of

Japanese war drum, a few female vocals and wooden pan pipes.

 

The quality is surprisingly of a very high standard. Very

clean, I've auditioned this many times and there is practically

no background glitches, pops or errors what so ever.


Edited by Gwarmi - 10/30/11 at 2:46pm
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oh my goodness I LOVED the samurai collections

post #597 of 631

I have to agree.


The exact same thing happened to the JH13/16, Beyer T50p, LCD2, HE-5, etc. etc.

 

All hype, it takes over Head Fi.

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I have to agree.


The exact same thing happened to the JH13/16, Beyer T50p, LCD2, HE-5, etc. etc.

 

All hype, it takes over Head Fi.


What exact same thing happened? 

 

Where does the the value end and the hype start?  Or if it is all hype what headphones should Headfiers be listening to?
 

 

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What exact same thing happened? 

 

Where does the the value end and the hype start?  Or if it is all hype what headphones should Headfiers be listening to?
 

 



I don't necessarily mean to say that they are bad headphones, but rather, just extremely overrated from the hype pre-release and overrated on first impressions. After REAL impressions came out, a LOT of the aforementioned phones took flak, and lots of it.

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It is ALL Hype.  If there were no Hype, there would be no Head Fi.  Value ends when you ignore the fact that you just paid near a grand for poor build quality, excessive need for amplification in the current age, poorly design overall and a failure to be acceptable for listening to multiple genres.   Where did the common sense go?  Nobody should have to explain any of that to anyone.  All Hobbyists will defend their gear to the death no matter how silly it is.

Nobody is wrong in doing so, if you love it, screw everyone else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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