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    Letīs not forget Jonathan Horwich of International Phonograph

    Just thought Iīd mention a couple of sensationally good tapes from the above gentleman:
    The Brandeis String Quartet recorded in a church in Belgium 1980 on a ML5. B&K mikes and ML 8 mic preamps........fab sound and performance
    top 20 of my 170 SMs
    also from same man
    The Fat Babies in Chicago 2017

    in all a catalogue with quite a few gems

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    Quote Originally Posted by christensenleif@msn.com View Post
    Just thought Iīd mention a couple of sensationally good tapes from the above gentleman:
    The Brandeis String Quartet recorded in a church in Belgium 1980 on a ML5. B&K mikes and ML 8 mic preamps........fab sound and performance
    top 20 of my 170 SMs
    also from same man
    The Fat Babies in Chicago 2017

    in all a catalogue with quite a few gems

    best
    Leif
    I have both tapes and I totally agree they are gems. I have 7 more tapes of his jazz. For me they sound clearly better than other jazz tapes I own. If you do tape you cannot not have his tapes.

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    Tang
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    Thanks for the reco, i just bought Clifford Jordan live. Can't wait to hear it!

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    I have several of Jonathan's tapes. They are all marvelously recorded, and the music is sublime. I prefer his jazz and solo piano recordings to the Brandies quartet (I prefer closer miking for string quartets), but everything he offers goes from excellent to off-the-charts.

    John C.

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    Jonathan specializes in jazz, so it is always great when he releases the occasional classical music tape. This one of the Brandeis Quartet (recorded almost 40 years ago) really captures the sense of being in the hall with the performers. A more distant perspective than the typical close miked studio recordings. Excellent performances also. The Schubert SQ 14 "Death and the Maiden" is one of the high points of the chamber music repertoire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotoy View Post
    Jonathan specializes in jazz, so it is always great when he releases the occasional classical music tape. This one of the Brandeis Quartet (recorded almost 40 years ago) really captures the sense of being in the hall with the performers. A more distant perspective than the typical close miked studio recordings. Excellent performances also. The Schubert SQ 14 "Death and the Maiden" is one of the high points of the chamber music repertoire.

    Larry
    Yes, I don't mean to denigrate the quality of the Brandeis Quartet recording. A wonderful performance and wonderful sound. It's just that I personally like a closer mic perspective for string quartet - this mirrors my preference for sitting close to the quartet (in the first four seating rows) when I'm listening to an actual live performance. It's just my own personal quirk, not a criticism of Jonathan's recording in any way, shape or form.

    John C.

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    we know that donīt worry
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    due to other activities, I didnīt have time to listen to reel 2 of Brandeis until just now
    I hereby elevate my judgement from "gem" to "stroke of genious"......
    itīs fan %#Ī"!(& -tastic....
    btw in my system I couldnt imagine a closer presentation than I already have
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