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Jul 3, 2023 at 7:32 PM Post #125,521 of 135,613
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Interesting recording. With some influences from the HIP movement this ensembles seems to morph these Mozart symphonies into a more contemporary way.
It is extemely well played, but they take things to the extreme that it robs the symphonies of Mozart's character.
Take for example this last movement of symphony no. 41. Yes they can play fast and do it with verve, but to me it is similar to altering the speed of a Youtube video just for fun. It just sounds off.


Compare this to Mackerras, a more moderately played version (a sort of mix between traditional and HIP)


And to Jacob's recording.


Which do you like the best? I prefer the Jacobs, but I think Mackerras is more authentic, Jacobs is known to alter dynamics and rhythms.

That's fast 😮 (but again, Biondi's "Summer" finale is my cup of cake :wink:)

It doesn't bother me with Vivaldi, but I do have to agree with you on this one.

I really like Mackerras. As you said, it somehow sounds more authentic. For non-HIP recordings I have a soft spot for Suitner and Staatskapelle Dresden. In the land of the speedy versions, Reiner and Chicago SO 1954 recording is breathtaking.
 
Jul 3, 2023 at 7:51 PM Post #125,522 of 135,613
I was about 19 years old when the first Black Sabbath album came out, and I'd suggest that that was archetypal metal, not 'proto-metal', which to me would be more Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Mountain, and the like.
Black Sabbath is generally considered the first metal band for good reason; their groundbreaking sound was the basis for the metal that followed like the Beatles were (arguably) the basis of the pop/rock bands that came in their wake.

I don't agree, but that's fine. :thumbsup: It's all subjective. Most of Sabbath's material is rock/hard rock to me (or "heavy rock" as they referred to it; see this recent article for instance) with some metal moments and some of it is surprisingly light. Later Black Sabbath, from the late 80's on, finally became more metal though...13 is a thoroughly metal album.

As for solid rock/hard rock bands like Zep, Purple, AC/DC, Bad Company, Rush, Van Halen, etc. being associated with anything near metal (at least anything more than some metal elements in a minority of their songs) I'll never understand that.
 
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Jul 3, 2023 at 8:47 PM Post #125,524 of 135,613
There were two albums released from the June 25 sessions: "Waltz for Debbie" and "Sunday at the Village Vanguard." This album combines those two and was released later, in 2005. I've listened to it once before ... when the music gets in my head, I can't get it out (a good thing). Mr. Evans was such a passionate player ... just awesome.
I was all set to listen to Chick Corea's Trilogy today, which is also spectacular, but then I saw this. Tomorrow it will be Chick's trio - also great music, with Brian Blade and Christian McBride. :)
If you like Chick's trio check out these quartets if you havent already. I had the good fortune to see Chick live with Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette live at a small jazz club with my then skeptical 12 year old son who was as mesmerized as I was.

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Horslips - Treasury, The Very Best of Horslips.
 
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Timeless classic electronica from 1996.

 
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If you like Chick's trio check out these quartets if you havent already. I had the good fortune to see Chick live with Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette live at a small jazz club with my then skeptical 12 year old son who was as mesmerized as I was.

Thanks for the idea, I have not heard this (yet). The live show with Chick, Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette would have been amazing. What kind of grand piano do you own? I have a studio piano ... no room for even a baby grand. :)

For listening today:

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The wonderful rhythm section of Ron Carter and Billy Higgins.

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Steve Gadd on the drum kit.

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The incredible Roy Haynes on the drum kit ... !

From 1980 - 81, different musicians on all w/ the only constant being Chick.
On the "Three Quartets" album, the line-up is: Michael Brecker - sax, Eddie
Gomez - bass, and Steve Gadd - drums. Excellent. HD800 ~~~~~~~~~> :)

Edit: The live album is, IMO, the best of the three. A factor in that comment is
the presence of Roy Haynes, who is clearly the best of these three drummers.
 
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