What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Jul 7, 2023 at 8:15 AM Post #125,611 of 133,529
What an emotional appearance,.. You can't put it more intruderly, ..
The money changes everything.


Agreed.
I love Cyndi on her album "The Body Acoustic"(2005), where we get to hear her endearing lisp to some lyric's sung, along with very well recorded acoustical instruments with just beautiful arrangements to her meaningful songs .
A powerful voice in her upper registers, yet so sweet - simply outstanding.

- The total package IMO !

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Caravanserai - Carlos Santana, M. Shrieve, 1972
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Flashback Retro Review of The Who's Last Studio Album, 1982's "It's Hard"
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Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles (vocals) , 1972
 
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Jul 7, 2023 at 10:58 AM Post #125,614 of 133,529
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The music is sweet and snarky, and very well-recorded. Philly Joe Jones is
a blast on the drum kit, too.


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The Pepper is a suggestion from the Schiit Audio thread, thanks @Paladin79
for the idea. The Quintet is basically Miles Davis' second quintet without Miles
but instead Freddie Hubbard on trumpet ... first they perform live in the US and
then live in Japan, with different set lists. Yum. HD800 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> :)

Impressions: The Pepper album is indeed superbly produced ... Tom had said
that he uses it to evaluate new gear - now I understand why. The dynamic range
is very high. The quintet music is downright excellent jazz, and it's a real treat to
hear Tony Williams play the drums. What a pioneer. Happy listening, all.
 
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Jul 7, 2023 at 11:35 AM Post #125,615 of 133,529



The Pepper is a suggestion from the Schiit Audio thread, thanks @Paladin79
for the idea. The Quintet is basically the Miles Davis Quintet without Miles but
instead Freddie Hubbard on trumpet ... first they perform live in the US and
then live in Japan, with different set lists. Yum. HD800 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> :)
I will check those out as well, currently I am listening to the music from the Bosch TV series on Qobuz, Pepper, Davis, Coltrane, Otis Rush et Alia.

@RCBinTN may recall I assembled all gear from the Bosch TV show just to see what it sounded like with specific Jazz recordings. :ksc75smile:

After that will be more vinyl, Tom Waits Blue Valentine album. Only tube gear for me with vinyl. If I go with headphones then it is Focal Utopia with my own tube amp design. A313C0D6-C626-4A07-AB70-4A4E35D180E7.jpeg
 
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Jul 7, 2023 at 11:45 AM Post #125,616 of 133,529
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Jul 7, 2023 at 11:58 AM Post #125,617 of 133,529
I am listening to the music from the Bosch TV series on Qobuz, Pepper, Davis, Coltrane, Otis Rush et Alia.
Well cool ... thanks, Tom, for that idea! You know it's great jazz if Harry Bosch listened to it. :)
ps. I didn't see the TV show, but read all the books. Highly recommended, y'all.
 
Jul 7, 2023 at 12:09 PM Post #125,618 of 133,529
Well cool ... thanks, Tom, for that idea! You know it's great jazz if Harry Bosch listened to it. :)
ps. I didn't see the TV show, but read all the books. Highly recommended, y'all.
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A playlist from another great author, Haruki Murakami. He even titled a book Norwegian Wood. His music collection is incredible.
 
Jul 7, 2023 at 12:40 PM Post #125,620 of 133,529
Reminiscing...
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Another great one from Cherry Red
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I love Nick Drake and so do the artists covering him here it seems...
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Amazing album by an amazing frontman


Overlooked choral works in stunning interpretations / recordings
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Grab every Bacewicz I can get a hold on :)
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Jul 7, 2023 at 12:43 PM Post #125,621 of 133,529
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Working my way through the whole Rush catalog in chronological order 🎶🎸


Jerry Reed - Amos Moses




Chris Stapleton - “Nothing Else Matters” from the Metallica Blacklist




Frank Sinatra- Love and Marriage



The Foo Fighters - The Color and Shape
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Foo Fighters - There is Nothing Left to Lose
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Sonny Boy Williamson - Dissatisfied


Crabby Appleton - Tomorrow’s a new day


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Jul 7, 2023 at 1:14 PM Post #125,622 of 133,529
What an emotional appearance,.. You can't put it more intruderly, ..
The money changes everything.


The original version by the Brains is excellent as well.....
 
Jul 7, 2023 at 1:50 PM Post #125,623 of 133,529
A golden oldie. One of the earlier HIP performance of Haydn symphonies. I would have thought that by now it would have been surpassed by newer releases.
I have listened to recordings of the Freiburger Barockorchester and the most recent ones of Il Giardino Armonico, but I prefer Pinnock overall.
Il Giardino Armonico plays with more gusto and sharp dynamic accents, but it doesn't always fit the music well. I sometimes get the sense that they just put their trademark Il Giardino Armonico stamp on it, the one they invented in their Vivaldi recordings (which worked for that composer).
To my ears Haydn symphonies need some elegance and refinement and with this I don't mean measured, square and dull. but a bit more polish than many current ensembles, that like to play everything like it is a Vivaldi concerto. Not that Il Giardino Armonico lacks refinement, but they exaggerate dynamics and attacks to the point that it becomes a mannerism. Still I admire them greatly.
It also could be that I am bit tired to hear pre-romantic repertoire played in the exact same fast, exiting and dynamic way. Pinnock is 'duller' in a good way.
That 80's Archiv/DG sound is marvelous. True, rather produced, it lacks the naturalness of say Harmonia Mundi at that time (who incorporated a bit more of the actual room acoustics in their recordings), but it has a nice stereo image, is clear, polished and full bodied.

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Jul 7, 2023 at 3:11 PM Post #125,624 of 133,529
There will never be another Rush album, but let's hope Geddy Lee does another solo album one day.

That's a good, solid album. Helped get me through the "the dark and uncertain Rush years" ( '97 -'02 due to Neil's double tragedies). I've hoped for another Geddy solo album since.

Agreed.
I love Cyndi on her album "The Body Acoustic"(2005), where we get to hear her endearing lisp to some lyric's sung, along with very well recorded acoustical instruments with just beautiful arrangements to her meaningful songs .
A powerful voice in her upper registers, yet so sweet - simply outstanding.

- The total package IMO !


Yes, that's a great album!


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Jul 7, 2023 at 3:51 PM Post #125,625 of 133,529
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