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post #16 of 95
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I'm especially looking for anything Acoustic... as the Quads and the Heir 4.A just LOVE Acoustic

 

 

 

Read yesterday that Medeski, Martin, and Wood are getting set to release an all acoustic album.

post #17 of 95
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Read yesterday that Medeski, Martin, and Wood are getting set to release an all acoustic album.

I have six of their albums, although nothing recent....good stuff!

 

 

post #18 of 95

If you like acoustic then you will love Acoustic Alchemy and Earl Klugh and although not acoustic you would really enjoy Fourplay especially their album Elixir and self titled album Fourplay it has that type of feel.

post #19 of 95

Marcus Miller.... if it were not for his re-releasing of his music in multiple collections is good as well.  I love his Bass Guitar riffs!  I like Victor Wooten too... but he can go over the top sometimes.

 

Just tried some speaker placement... I like the improvement... better imaging!  My room is small though (8'x10') My Quads currently have dual ports in the back, so I have them 15" from back wall, 20" from sidewall and angled 1/2" toward center of room. BIG speakers or Planar/Electrostats are out.  I guess I'm probably stuck with Bookshelf.  Though, looking at building my own set of speakers and Tube Amps.


Edited by WayTooCrazy - 8/16/12 at 9:21am
post #20 of 95

From the Pictures of Your Portable Rig Thread:

 

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Totally off-topic, but I love jazz...the following are great intros to the genre:

 

Miles Davis-Kind of Blue

John Coltrane-A Love Supreme

Canonball Adderly-Somethin' Else

Charles Mingus-Ah Um

 

Feel free to PM me, this is just the beginning of what is an almost unhealthy obsession for me :)...

 

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Yeah you listed some great ones don't forget Miles Davis Amandia.

 

There are also some contemporary Jazz artist that might make it very exciting to get into the genre also like Rick Braun, Boney James, Najee, Paul Taylor, Spyro Gyra, Wayman Tisdale and Stanley Jordan especially his Flying Home Album. It has the best rendition of Stairway to Heaven I ever heard. Check it out sometime.

 

Thanks for posting this and for this thread, just what I was looking for.

 

All these new artists and albums, my wallet will soon be levitating eek.gif

post #21 of 95
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Been thinking about other favorites to help folks navigate the murky waters of the often extensive and sometimes dodgy Miles Davis discography:

 

These come with the fleasbaby stamp of approval:

 

Miles Davis-The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions

Miles Davis-In A Silent Way

Miles Davis-Seven Steps to Heaven

Miles Davis-'Round About Midnight

Miles Davis-Get Up With It

 

More to come from other artists...

post #22 of 95

I usually listen to jazz through my GR07.

 

This is what's in my ears right now...love this album:

post #23 of 95
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Impulse put out some beautiful stuff...on the labels train of thought, others to look out for are Prestige, Blue Note and Columbia...
 

post #24 of 95
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Originally Posted by WayTooCrazy View Post

Marcus Miller.... if it were not for his re-releasing of his music in multiple collections is good as well.  I love his Bass Guitar riffs!  I like Victor Wooten too... but he can go over the top sometimes.

 

I just got Marcus Miller Renaissance and Silver Rain. He is pretty good never listened to him before. Thanks.

 

I also found something else new I found interesting he is called Trombone Shorty. I'm really feeling it. I used to play Trumpet so I have a special place in my heart for brass instruments and love that bass sound also.


Edited by Spawn300Z - 8/16/12 at 4:58pm
post #25 of 95
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Impulse put out some beautiful stuff...on the labels train of thought, others to look out for are Prestige, Blue Note and Columbia...

This guy knows
post #26 of 95
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Originally Posted by Spawn300Z View Post

 

 

 

I also found something else new I found interesting he is called Trombone Shorty. I'm really feeling it. I used to play Trumpet so I have a special place in my heart for brass instruments and love that bass sound also.

He puts on a very energetic and fun live show.

post #27 of 95
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...still trying to think of the ones that have stood out for me/the standards everyone pointed me to when I started looking into the genre:

 

Other odds and ends:

 

Bill Evans-Portrait in Jazz

John Coltrane-My Favorite Things

John Coltrane-A Love Supreme

John Coltrane-Lush Life

A nice, broad coverage of Coltrane is done in the Impulse best of series "Coltrane: his Greatest Years" volume 1, 2 and 3....

Cannonball Adderly-Somethin' Else

Charles Mingus-Ah Um

Dave Brubeck-Time Out (if I had a penny for every time I found this in a box of records at a yard sale I would be a millionaire by now...)

 

Getting a little freakier now:

 

Wayne Shorter-the All Seeing Eye

Ornette Coleman-Free Jazz A Collective Improvization

Sun Ra-the Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra

Sun Ra-Atlantis

Pharoah Sanders-Black Unity

Alice Coltrane-Journey in Satchidinanda

Herbie Hancock-Sextant

Herbie Hancock-Crossings

post #28 of 95

I like the freaky stuff from time to time:

 

John Coltrane: Meditations

 

That is waaay the hell out there.

 

I think some of his best stuff happened between his more straight ahead works and the avant garde music he made near the end of his life.

 

John Coltrane: Impressions is a good example of this. India and Impressions are incredible on this album.
 

post #29 of 95

A few of my faves...

 

Keith Jarrett: The Koln Concert

Keith Jarrett: The Vienna Concert

 

Pat Metheny: Watercolors

Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life

Pat Metheny: New Chautauqua 

 

Oregon: Winter Light

Oregon: Distant Hills

Oregon: Music of Another Present Era

 

Paul Winter: Icarus

 

and of course some of the standards...

 

Bill Evans: Sunday at the Village Vanguard

Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby

 

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain

 

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

 

Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue

 

I don't have a setup specifically for jazz. I am using O2 + ODAC and HD650's on my PC.

 

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Edited by scjarrett87 - 8/17/12 at 12:23am
post #30 of 95

John Scofield's 'A Go Go' is fun stuff, good driving music, and sounds really really good - whoever mastered it was ON POINT. 

 

For contemporary jazz, of which I'm not well versed, Brian Blade is terrific. I saw him play with Joshua Redman in the mid-90s and I came away most impressed by him. Another guy I like is Carlos McKinney, who played piano with Elvin Jones at a show I saw and he's an absolute BEAST. A friend of mine who gigs a lot with Cyrus Chestnut is the bassist Dezron Douglas, and I think he recently had a gig with Ravi Coltrane. He's an up-and-comer and comes from a really talented base of jazz musicians from a very unlikely place - Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. There's also Rene McLean (Jackie's son), Nat Reeves, and Steve Davis who are among the best from the area. I'm not sure if it's easy to find their work, but I like these guys as musicians and as people, and they represent the area well. 

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