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Offline Thoburn

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #210 on: February 09, 2015, 11:55:59 AM »
As I audition new/old bands and discover some seriously cool music (to me anyway) and/or even the new 45 rpm vinyl reissues  of classic albums, ie. hoffman etc. I would like to hear reviews and the like to keep me abreast of a broader music scene than I would not normally know about...so, any cool new discoveries??   great new albums of old favorite bands?? Great concerts you have just seen?? Reviews on said vinyl reissues or HD tracks reissues that are MUCH better than the originals etc... I would love to hear about it....  Thank you :)

I still prefer vinyl. Especially the 45 stuff. Tracy (significant other) and I like the following (mixed bag of 33 and 45) and not necessarily in this order:
Jennifer Warnes  The Well. (3 album set @ 45)
Eva Cassidy Songbird (33)
The best of Eva Cassidy (33)
Jacinth Jacintha is her name (33)
Best of Jacintha (33)
Nora Jones Come away with me (4 album box set. 33, but only the outside half)
Diana Krall The look of love (2 album 45)
Live from Paris
Ray Charles  Ray sings, Basie swings (45). Genius loves company (45)
Sam McClain Give it up to Love (33)
Hugh Masekela Hope (2 - 45)
Pink Martini Sympathique (33)
Melody Gardow My one and only Thrill (?) Worisome Heart (?)




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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #211 on: February 09, 2015, 11:56:56 AM »
One of my favorites too :)
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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #212 on: March 05, 2015, 05:57:23 PM »
Recent vinyl purchases:
Cafe Blue - Patricia Barber
WallFlower - Diana Krall
Glad Rag Doll - Diana Krall
Heart Like A Wheel - Linda Rhonstat
Naturally - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Give Them What They Want - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
The Dave Brubeck Quartet at Carnegie Hall - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
At Last - Etta James
The Natchel Blues - Taj Mahal
Loaded - The Velvet Underground
CD:
Appalachian Waltz - Edgar Meyer/Yo-Yo Ma/Mark O'Connor
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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #213 on: March 06, 2015, 12:07:32 AM »
Just an aside.  I discovered Edgar Meyer about 1989 in Strength In Numbers (one awesome album).  It turns out he is a Junior and his father is a well known Classical musician in his own right in Oak Ridge, just outside Knoxville where I live.

Both are pretty amazing.

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #214 on: March 06, 2015, 01:40:23 AM »
Bought the Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961 - (4LP) by Bill Evans. Just awesome music!

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #215 on: March 06, 2015, 03:38:59 AM »
Just an aside.  I discovered Edgar Meyer about 1989 in Strength In Numbers (one awesome album).  It turns out he is a Junior and his father is a well known Classical musician in his own right in Oak Ridge, just outside Knoxville where I live.

Both are pretty amazing.

Edgar Meyer, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Charles Mingus....
Bass players/composers are some of my favorite musicians.
BTW Cafe Blue (like a lot of Patricia Barber's work) is minimalist by nature - predominate with bass and precussion.
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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #216 on: March 18, 2015, 09:49:06 AM »
Received on Saturday: MOFI, Dire Straits, Brothers In arms.

I'm going to clean it first and give it spin after spin!

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #217 on: April 08, 2015, 09:56:25 PM »
Currently listening to Cream's boxed set - Those Were the Days. The initial couple of songs left me disappointed, but it became a lot better for me and I no longer know why I was disappointed to begin with. Really excellent band.
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Offline Karl5150

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #218 on: April 13, 2015, 03:06:45 AM »
After seeing the post about the Dire Straits LP on MOFI I also pulled the trigger, thanks for the heads-up Grainger. It put a dent in my RSD (4-18) budget, but I have been waiting for a quality release.
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Offline Grainger49

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #219 on: April 13, 2015, 04:26:12 AM »
I wouldn't have bought Brothers... if it hadn't been 45 RPM.  I have a Quiex vinyl pressing of it.

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #220 on: April 13, 2015, 09:05:24 AM »
Some used discs off the 'Bay:

DON PATTERSON: TUNE UP! prestige LP / organ jazz funk GRANT GREEN RVG
KENNY DORHAM: BUT BEAUTIFUL milestone 2LP / adderley + rollins + roach SEALED
LEE KONITZ QUARTET: IDEAL SCENE soul note LP / unplayed ITALY
CEDAR WALTON with ABBEY LINCOLN: THE MAESTRO muse LP / billy higgins NM
OLIVER NELSON: BLUES & THE ABSTRACT TRUTH impulse LP / dolphy evans hubbard RVG
OSCAR PETERSON & MILT JACKSON: REUNION BLUES mps-basf LP / JAPAN OBI unplayed NM

Just got a Rega RP6 with an Exact 2 cart used (but only 4 months old). Vinyl sounds really, really good with this high-output cart into a stock Eros and a tube line stage with 18 dB gain.

Time to break out the Spin Clean and listen to these sometime in my immediate lifetime, work permitting.

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #221 on: April 23, 2015, 06:05:51 AM »
All on Vinyl bought in the last 2 month:

-Kovacs : Shades Of Black (Dutch singer)
 
-MFSB: Love Is The Message
-ENO.HYDE : Someday World
-Eels : Royal Albert Hall (3LP)
-Ben Howard : I Forget Where We Were (2LP)
-Doors : Waiting For The Sun
-Daft Punk : Homework (2LP)
-Goldfrapp: Tales Of Us
-Creedence Clearwater Revival : Chronicle (2LP)
-Mister And Mississippi : we only part to meet again (Dutch Band):
 
-Dusty Springfield : A Girl Called Dusty (2nd hand)
-Yaz (or Yazoo outside the USA) : Upstairs At Eric's (MFSL release)
-The Dave Brubeck Quartet : Red Hot And Cool (2nd hand)
-Eric Clapton : 461 Ocean Boulevard
-The Byrds : The Preflyte Sessions (2LP)
-Cream : Disraeli Gears
-Led Zeppelin : Mothership (really excellent artwork on this box set)
-Santana : Moonflower (2LP "Music On Vinyl" release)
-David Bowie : Nothing Has Changed (2LP)
-David Bowie : The Next Day
-Pete La Roca : Basra
-Frank Sinatra : An Evening With Frank And Friends (2nd hand)
-Various : The Ultimate Sound Of Philadelphia (3LP  2nd hand)
-Led Zeppelin : Led Zeppelin (3LP remastered)
-Joe Bonamassa : An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (2LP)
-Supertramp : Crime Of The Century (3LP box set remastered)

All listened to on a Thorens TD147 and the BH Crack  :D

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #222 on: April 25, 2015, 06:46:08 PM »
Just received Analogue Productions/Blue Note reproduction of Stanley Turrentine's Up at Minton's.  I have been trying to buy more Jazz and I have always enjoyed Stanley Turrentine.  I really enjoyed this LP, even though it is a live album the sonics are really clear and the soundstage is great.  I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Jazz and Bebop. 

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #223 on: April 29, 2015, 04:03:01 PM »
Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill

Only stumbled across her recently but loving the album.

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Re: What are we buying these days?...
« Reply #224 on: April 29, 2015, 09:12:51 PM »
Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill

Only stumbled across her recently but loving the album.



If you love My One and Only Thrill you will find her album "Worrisome Heart" very much of the same flavour they both sound just heavenly out of my hot rodded Crack running a GEC 6as7g with the HD650's  ;D

She also has another album due for release June 1st  ;)

Edit just had a quick look to see if anything from it was out yet and found this video on Preacher Man from the new album and can only say if the album is anything like the quality of production shown in the video its going to be pure class.

That's me in for a pre order of the Currency Of Man: The Artist's Cut







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