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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1060 on: June 12, 2016, 10:48:30 PM »


Michael Garrick - A Lady in Waiting (1994)
John Stetch - Green Grove (1999)



The Feel Trio ‎– Celebrated Blazons (1994)
Joe McPhee - As Serious As Your Life (1996)



Lee Konitz - Satori (1975)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1061 on: June 15, 2016, 11:57:29 AM »
I just received this disc--wow! The musicians are practically in the room with me! My only quibble is that the piano and drums are panned hard left/right--if each have recorded in stereo and equally spread lt/rt, then the sound would be a bit more spacious, but it still sounds remarkably good in this SACD remastered version.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1062 on: June 15, 2016, 12:37:38 PM »
^The over-wide stereo seperation on some late 50s Prestige and Blue Note albums can on occasion annoy me to the point of reducing my enjoyment of an otherwise excellent album - particularly so here at work, where with the added issue of bad speaker placement some have to be stopped because they just sound wrong.

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Rene Marie - Vertigo (2001)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1063 on: June 15, 2016, 01:05:41 PM »
I just received this disc--wow! The musicians are practically in the room with me! My only quibble is that the piano and drums are panned hard left/right--if each have recorded in stereo and equally spread lt/rt, then the sound would be a bit more spacious, but it still sounds remarkably good in this SACD remastered version.



Thanks for reporting! I have my eye on that CD. Amazon still lists theirs as "usually ships in 1 to 3 weeks."  :(
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1064 on: June 15, 2016, 01:21:39 PM »
Thanks for reporting! I have my eye on that CD. Amazon still lists theirs as "usually ships in 1 to 3 weeks."  :(
I bought mine from a seller on Discogs for less than 1/2 the Amazon price, and he shipped the same day!!
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« Reply #1065 on: June 15, 2016, 01:46:49 PM »
I bought mine from a seller on Discogs for less than 1/2 the Amazon price, and he shipped the same day!!

Wow!! Nice grab!
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1066 on: June 15, 2016, 02:27:22 PM »
I'm a jazz newbie, so can someone recommend some contemporary artists similar to Miles Davis both in style and instrumentation--also recorded in audiophile sound? Thanks.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1067 on: June 15, 2016, 03:12:30 PM »
I'm a jazz newbie, so can someone recommend some contemporary artists similar to Miles Davis both in style and instrumentation--also recorded in audiophile sound? Thanks.

Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby - analogue productions - gold CD

Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard - XRCD

Any of the Coltrane albums on DCC
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1068 on: June 15, 2016, 03:42:12 PM »
Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby - analogue productions - gold CD

Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard - XRCD

Any of the Coltrane albums on DCC

Thanks, but aren't they rather old recordings, too? I meant recent recordings, preferably SACD.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1069 on: June 15, 2016, 03:50:03 PM »
Thanks, but aren't they rather old recordings, too? I meant recent recordings, preferably SACD.

Sorry, I am not into new stuff and I don't have a SACD player.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1070 on: June 15, 2016, 04:27:45 PM »
Sorry, I am not into new stuff and I don't have a SACD player.

ECM would do in a pinch!  ;)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1071 on: June 15, 2016, 06:20:32 PM »
I'd add Chet Baker, but I'm not sure there're many audiophile CDs of his music out there, although there're plenty or regular CDs.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1072 on: June 15, 2016, 07:43:36 PM »

Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard - XRCD
I have this one.  Lots of multiple takes.  Not my favorite Bill Evans, but still a nice listen.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1073 on: June 16, 2016, 10:07:17 AM »
I have this one.  Lots of multiple takes.  Not my favorite Bill Evans, but still a nice listen.
You need the 3CD box (K2 remaster) in session/recording order ... best edition there is (and there's vinyl of it, too):
https://www.discogs.com/de/Bill-Evans-The-Complete-Village-Vanguard-Recordings-1961/release/5144833
The programming of the old CDs is annoying indeed!


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1074 on: June 16, 2016, 12:15:11 PM »
Rounding out the afternoon with one of my favorite piano solos ever.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1075 on: June 16, 2016, 03:42:08 PM »


Conte Candoli - Conte Candoli Quartet (1957)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1076 on: June 16, 2016, 03:52:47 PM »
You need the 3CD box (K2 remaster) in session/recording order ... best edition there is (and there's vinyl of it, too):
https://www.discogs.com/de/Bill-Evans-The-Complete-Village-Vanguard-Recordings-1961/release/5144833
The programming of the old CDs is annoying indeed!

Best programming of the sessions perhaps, but it is not the best sounding mastering for this special music. Not by a long shot. The Complete set you cited was mastered using some (unnecessary) dynamic compression. Even the original OJC CDs sound better than the Complete set.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1077 on: June 17, 2016, 02:44:49 PM »


Chris Connor - The George Gershwin Almanac Of Song (rec.1957)
Jane Ira Bloom - The Nearness (1995)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1078 on: June 20, 2016, 05:40:23 AM »
First listen to this one:



Featuring the amazing song title "Stanley's Stiff Chickens"

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #1079 on: June 21, 2016, 01:02:26 AM »


Noah Howard - The Black Ark (1973)
Lee Konitz / Martial Solal - Star Eyes: Hamburg 1983
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