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In the tradition of the other "currently spinning" threads, here's one for us to bang on about our recent jazz listenings.

For me, today I found a motherload of jazz cd's in a local pawnbroker and came away with some nice original versions of Mile Davis Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck Time Out and Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli Nuage Vol 2.

So what's floating everyone elses jazz boat today?

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Onto one of my favs Miles Davis- kind of blue 45rpm Mobile Fidelity box set of 2 x LPs release So smooth... Sent from my SM-G925I using Tapatalk

Kicking off a weekend of tunes with some Miles. Bags Groove.

Bill Evans - Conversations with Myself  Miles Davis - Blue Moods.   When ever I  listen to jazz from the mid 50s - 60s it takes me back to happy times of my early childhood. My mother r

Great idea 4hs.

I really enjoyed an XRCD recommended by Scuzzii last night.

Eden Atwood - This Is Always

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Id never heard of her, but man what a great record.

With the lights down low, and after a hard day's work, I laid back on the lounge and enjoyed some awesome vocals and wonderful laid back jazz.

And my new sub had me hearing for the first time in my system the full tone and volume of a large double bass as it walked the pace.

Can hardly wait for tonight!

Cheers,

Jake

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Just spun:

Chicago - Transit Authority LP's (are they jazz?) :rolleyes:

Now spinning:

Immortal Jazz Classics - Various Artists LP (RCA/Victor)

Geez, some real oldies on that classics album.

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Great idea 4hs.

I really enjoyed an XRCD recommended by Scuzzii last night.

Eden Atwood - This Is Always

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Id never heard of her, but man what a great record.

With the lights down low, and after a hard day's work, I laid back on the lounge and enjoyed some awesome vocals and wonderful laid back jazz.

And my new sub had me hearing for the first time in my system the full tone and volume of a large double bass as it walked the pace.

Can hardly wait for tonight!

Cheers,

Jake

Jake, it has great SQ that one. There is also this one from her which I have on SACD but it can be had on XRCD as well.

http://www.elusivedisc.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GRVSXR17

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She is one of my regular rotations at the moment - I mean in terms of CD of course..

There are 2 other recordings of hers that I've seen on the site but they aren't in XRCD.

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In the tradition of the other "currently spinning" threads, here's one for us to bang on about our recent jazz listenings.

For me, today I found a motherload of jazz cd's in a local pawnbroker and came away with some nice original versions of Mile Davis Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck Time Out and Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli Nuage Vol 2.

So what's floating everyone elses jazz boat today?

4hecks

Excellent idea 4hecks.

Here is what I'm listening tonight:

Rollings 'round midnight - Sonny Rollins

Real Emotional - Curtis Stingers (Thank you Raptor)

Idle Moments - grant Green

The Toys of Men - Stanley Clarke

Giant Steps- John Coltrane

River -The joni letters - Herbie Hancock

Not for nothin' - Dave Holland Quintet.

I got the "River " in todays mail so I'm not sure how it is going to be.The

rest are worth checking out.

BTW how does the XRCD sounds compare to CD/ SACD?

Cheers,

Field

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Ralph Towner, Jan Garbarek, Jon Christiansen, Eberhard Weber

Pat Metheny's favourite ECM disk. Brilliant musicians and superbly recorded.

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The GREAT Bill Evans. Peace piece in particular.

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Excellent idea 4hecks.

Here is what I'm listening tonight:

Rollings 'round midnight - Sonny Rollins

Real Emotional - Curtis Stingers (Thank you Raptor)

Idle Moments - grant Green

The Toys of Men - Stanley Clarke

Giant Steps- John Coltrane

River -The joni letters - Herbie Hancock

Not for nothin' - Dave Holland Quintet.

I got the "River " in todays mail so I'm not sure how it is going to be.The

rest are worth checking out.

BTW how does the XRCD sounds compare to CD/ SACD?

Cheers,

Field

The scale is noticable above CD. Nice extension of lower freq's and quite a wide soundstage. SACD might have it covered but I've found some SACDs to be brighter in sound than XRCD. Could be just my selection of SACDs.. (I'm playing Malene Mortensen can only only gasp at the SACD sound - terrific)

I've taken a real liking to XRCD. Catalogue is smaller than SACD though.

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The GREAT Bill Evans. Peace piece in particular.

Brumby, I've just ordered this on XRCD. Can not wait..:rolleyes::D:)

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The scale is noticable above CD. Nice extension of lower freq's and quite a wide soundstage. SACD might have it covered but I've found some SACDs to be brighter in sound than XRCD. Could be just my selection of SACDs.. (I'm playing Malene Mortensen can only only gasp at the SACD sound - terrific)

I've taken a real liking to XRCD. Catalogue is smaller than SACD though.

Hi Scuzzi,

I almost bought H.H.- 'Joni Letters' the other day but chickened out, like I have with several attempts to buy more traditional jazz artists. So how is it , it got great reviews so when you've given it a spin let us know ASAP

Grimmie

Ooops sorry field I got the wrong quote, never mind, hey Scuzzi - you have to buy Herbie Hancock 'Joni Letters' now so you can review it too.

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I've had a female jazz singer morning and I played:

Patricia Barber:- Cafe Blue

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HDCD version of a 1994 album. I just looooove the first track and the recording quality is excellent

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass:- Take Love Easy

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XRCD so again well recorded, I have a few albums of this pairing and like them all.

Holly Cole:- Temptation

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Tom Waits songs, very nice indeed

Melody Gardot:- Worrisome Heart

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A new artist worth listening to.

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I've had a female jazz singer morning and I played:

Patricia Barber:- Cafe Blue

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HDCD version of a 1994 album. I just looooove the first track and the recording quality is excellent

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass:- Take Love Easy

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XRCD so again well recorded, I have a few albums of this pairing and like them all.

Holly Cole:- Temptation

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Tom Waits songs, very nice indeed

Melody Gardot:- Worrisome Heart

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A new artist worth listening to.

I just finished watching Melody Gardot performing on youtube.Thanks Raptor.

I'm getting the album.

Cheers,

field

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G'day,

Picked up a stack of Blue Note CDs for $7.99 each at JB Hi Fi earlier this week, and have been spinning 'em on random all day:

  • Grant Green - "Idle Moments"
  • Hank Mobley - "Soul Station"
  • Lee Morgan - "The Sidewinder"
  • Sonny Clark - "Cool Struttin"
  • McCoy Tyner - "The Real McCoy"
  • Jimmy Smith - "House Party"
  • Wayne Shorter - "Speak No Evil"
  • Herbie Hancock - "Maiden Voyage"
  • Dexter Gordon - "Go"
  • Kenny Burrell - "Midnight Blue"
  • Cannonball Adderley - "Somethin' Else"
  • Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - "Moanin'"

--Geoff

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G'day,

Picked up a stack of Blue Note CDs for $7.99 each at JB Hi Fi earlier this week, and have been spinning 'em on random all day:

  • Grant Green - "Idle Moments"
  • Hank Mobley - "Soul Station"
  • Lee Morgan - "The Sidewinder"
  • Sonny Clark - "Cool Struttin"
  • McCoy Tyner - "The Real McCoy"
  • Jimmy Smith - "House Party"
  • Wayne Shorter - "Speak No Evil"
  • Herbie Hancock - "Maiden Voyage"
  • Dexter Gordon - "Go"
  • Kenny Burrell - "Midnight Blue"
  • Cannonball Adderley - "Somethin' Else"
  • Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - "Moanin'"

--Geoff

That's a great selection Geoff. Well done!

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Hey if anyone is interested. one of my local 2nshand cd shops has Patricia Barber:- Cafe Blue on SACD for $18. can collect and post if ya like. PM me.

My spin. MD, kind of blue with a coupla beers in the back yard before heading out for dinner at friends. nice bottle of 2000 shiraz to go. loverly.

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Driving home from work this arvo I had "Steamin" by Miles Davis spinning.

At home I put on Thelonious Monk - "Monks Dream", followed by Stanley Turrentine & The 3 Sounds - "Blue Hour". Both on vinyl

Chris

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Hi

Had a relaxing day listening to some (Rahsan) Roland Kirk - he's a multi-instrumentalist sometimes playing 3 instruments at once

- I talk with the Spirits CD- on which he only plays flute (Ian Anderson eat your heart out) with pno bass drums accompanying, and

- Volunteered Slavery on vinyl - some over the top flute overblowing (nose flute and ordinary flute at the same time) on 'One Ton', but very beautiful sax and multi instrumental playing on other tracks - I especially like his version of 'I say a little prayer'.

If you haven't heard what he can do (before he died) have a look at youtube - especially the track called 'Three for the festival'.

This afternoon played Hampton Hawes

- All Night session with Jim Hall (2 CDs) and then

- Four with Barney Kessel, Red Mitchell and Shelley Manne.

Followed it all up with Herbie Hancock's The New Standard

Cheers

Mick

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Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage

Oregon - Winter Light

Coltrane - Blue Train

Shelley Manne - Live At The Blackhawk

Ahh, sheer bliss.

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Just tried some experiments with female vocalists today – it’s amazing the coincidences, but:

Blossom Dearie phrases just like Stacey Kent

Peggy Lee and Julie London phrase just like Diana Krall

Nina Simone and Carmen McCrae phrase just like Cassandra Wilson

Billy Holiday phrases just like Madeleine Peyroux

and...

Ella Fitzgerald learnt from a host of modern singers icon10.gif

Cheers

Mick

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Bought today and listened in the car on the 250k drive home. Now playing on home system - Eva Cassidy: Live at Blues Alley.

Also Carmen McRae SACD : New York 1920 - Beverly Hills 1994 (Supreme Jazz).

Jeff

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I've been swapping over cables tonight. I have hooked up some LAT international SS-1000 speaker cables and the Soundright BF Silver XLRs from Coem.

I also received my latest order from Elusive Discs (another 12 XRCDs) so thought I'd throw on one..

Jacintha - here's to Ben.

http://www.elusivedisc.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FIMXR020

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The range on this XRCD is something to behold.. She is also a terrific singer. A great voice.

I have been impressed by a few standouts lately and so I'm conscious I keep saying "this is a must". But this XRCD will be on high rotation for my listening pleasure..

I also ordered all of her other titles when I ordered this one.. Some enjoyment coming up.

(Jake - some deep bass on this recording that your 2 subs will enjoy..)

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(Jake - some deep bass on this recording that your 2 subs will enjoy..)

Ahhh...excellent. The new sub is awesome, old records are alive again.

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Carmen McCrae must be one of the most elegant and hip (sorry I can't think of another word to sum up musical, articulate, tuneful, inventive, jazz aware, having voice with character) vocalists ever. I'll have to look this one out.

I also tried the Jacintha samples - I'll have to look her CDs out too.

Cheers

Mick

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I wasn't actually looking for it today but saw it, an SACD for $14.99 so I picked it up. It is quite good, and includes an interpretation of Billy Joel's New York State of Mind.

Jeff

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Tonight I've been listening to....

Eden Atwood - This is Always

Marc Moulin - i am you

JC - Blue Train (currently spinning)

All very different styles. Not sure which one I preferred the most. I kinda like the up tempo of Blue Train. I am you, is abit funky here and there. This is Always, was a nice gentle start to proceedings. :(

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It's just clicked that the CD is a live performance (Montreux, 22/7/82). It has My Funny Valentine, which is one of my favourites. Doesn't say who the backing musicians are bit they sound good.

You can hear the "behind the beat" style that she used and also occasionally a growl when she sings. Different from Ella to my ears who is always smooth (sometimes painfully so). (I saw Ella in concert and her timing and expression were fantastic, but boy are there some mediocre recordings of her around.) The growl may have been assisted by her smoking, which led to severe illness in her later years, and argubly killed her.

How lucky we are to have the class of the McCrae's, Fitzgerald, Vaughan etc to enjoy on recordings. Apart from a few standouts like Sinatra and Bennett, I reckon female singers rule the roost especially in Jazz.

Jeff

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My, there is some of my favorite music being discussed here. Blossom Dearie, Carmen McRae, Shelley Manne, all those cats on Blue Note records? You dudes have captured my attention. I'll rejoin you later. Have many stories and records. Still buyin, too.

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No, Jeff. Wish I could say that I had. I had a couple of her records once upon a time but traded them along with some other gems for lifetime free admission to a club in San Francisco that's no longer there. Of course, neither am I. Before we parted company I saw Sun Ra and Miles Davis there in his electric period. And the house band was the John Handy Quintet, the one that recorded at Monterey. They made my hair stand up on end many nights (I lived just around the corner). Cheers.

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I recently bought the Properbox 4 CD set of Charlie Parker Boss Bird Studio recordings 1944-51 (ex Savoy, Dial and Verve) - some great music and solos on them - but a bit limited because most of his Dizzy G collaborations are on the DG box set and not repeated here. Still there's some Dizzy Gillespie tracks, some interesting early Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Max Roach, Milt Jackson, Shelly Manne et al. on them. It makes for an interesting comparison with the 'Bird' soundtrack from the Clint Eastwood movie, where they extracted original CP solos and recorded them with a modern backing - his tone sounds quite different but the legato runs are just as great as ever.

Cheers

Mick

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I recently bought the Properbox 4 CD set of Charlie Parker Boss Bird Studio recordings 1944-51 (ex Savoy, Dial and Verve) - some great music and solos on them - but a bit limited because most of his Dizzy G collaborations are on the DG box set and not repeated here. Still there's some Dizzy Gillespie tracks, some interesting early Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Max Roach, Milt Jackson, Shelly Manne et al. on them. It makes for an interesting comparison with the 'Bird' soundtrack from the Clint Eastwood movie, where they extracted original CP solos and recorded them with a modern backing - his tone sounds quite different but the legato runs are just as great as ever.

Cheers

Mick

I've bought a couple of the Properbox sets including Boss Bird and while I thought the performances were good I was disappointed with the recording quality.

I haven't listened to them since I upgraded my equipment so I should give them another try.

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Great memories, Jim.

I heard a story on the radio some months ago. I can't remember who told it. But they went to a Blossom Dearie concert. The bought tickets from an aging woman at the box office and went in. As the show started the woman in the box office walked on stage and started performing. It was Blossom Dearie selling the tickets to her own show.

I like Stephane Grapelli. I recently bought a music DVD of him performing at Montreux. He just plays song after song seated, improvising and smiling away and moving around to the music. None of the angst we associate with many of the finest jazz performers, just obvious love of performing and good humour.

Jeff

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Hi raptor

yes the recording quality isn't up to much, but then nothing very much of Bird's work was ever very well recorded, which is why they had to go to so much trouble with the Bird movie soundtrack - I did notice that JBs has a remastered Verve CD with Bird and Diz with no duplication of tracks from the Boss Bird set, maybe I'll give that a try.

One certainly doesn't get this stuff to use as SQ reference material. As Dave Marsh said about a US Bonds record - Quarter to three - "I've played it on stereo systems ranging in price from $49.95 to $10000 and it makes no difference....One band, one noise".

Cheers

Mick

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I've been listening to a bit of Grant Green as well lately - I really like Idle moments (the track) and his version of So what - nicely constructed solos that I've played to some non-jazz listener friends to let them hear how solos are related to the melody & underlying chords.

Cheers

Mick

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