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Dave Holland "Conference of The Birds" ECM, 1973



For fans of avantegarde jazz. Killer tunes and reference quality recording. With Sam Rivers and Anthony Braxton
 

Enoch Root

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Heroic thread, people.

Thomas Dolby-
The Golden Age of Wireless
The Flat Earth
Aliens Ate My Buick (CDs are also good)

Roxy Music-
Avalon (Japanese pressing is the best I've heard)

Steve Miller-
Born to Be Blue (cd is also good)

Beck-
Sea Change (I only have the CD!)

Joe Jackson-
Night and Day (US, Japanese, MoFi, all good)

Jimi Hendrix-
Electric Ladyland (many great versions available)

Kraftwerk-
Electric Cafe (US but I'd like to hear the German press)

Simon and Garfunkel-
Bookends (garden variety Columbia)

Dead Can Dance-
Into the Labyrinth (original press)

Walter Carlos-
Switched On Bach (CBS 1/2 speed. Don't laugh, it's spectacular.)

ZZ Top-
Deguello (original Warners. Engineered by Bob Ludwig)

Pantha Du Prince-
Black Noise (electronica, artificial but amazing. Have CD, LP on order)

Hadouk Trio-
Live a Fip (cd. All their discs are good)

Geoff Muldaur-
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere (German import CD. Great solo folk blues)

FSOL-
Life Forms (Double CD of unique electronica)

That's it for now.
 
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jazdoc

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MONO LPS:

Nat Adderley "That's Nat", Savoy, 1955
Herb Alpert "Whipped Cream & Other Delights", A&M, 1962
Louis Armstrong "Satch Plays Fats", Columbia, 1955
Basie "Chairman of The Board", Roulette, 1958
Basie "Kansas City Suite: The Music of Benny Carter", Roulette, 1960
Dave Brubeck "Time Out", Columbia, 1959 (6-eye, 1st pressing)
Dave Brubeck "Newport 1958", Columbia, 1959 (6 eye)
Benny Carter "Jazz Giant", Contemporary, 1957
Benny Carter "Swingin' The '20's", Contemporary, 1958
Johnny Cash "The Fabulous Johnny Cash", Columbia, 1958 (6 eye)
Paul Chambers "Quintet", Blue Note/Music Matters reissue (45 rpm)
Curtis Counce "You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce!", Contemporary, 1957
Miles Davis "'Round About Midnight", Columbia, 1955
Miles Davis "Bag's Groove", Prestige, 1957
Miles Davis "Milestones", Columbia, 1958
Miles Davis "Kind of Blue", Columbia, 1959
Miles Davis "Sketches of Spain", Columbia, 1960
Miles Davis "Seven Steps To Heaven", Columbia, 1963
Sammy Davis Jr & Count Basie "Our Shining Hour", Verve, 1965
Roy Eldridge "Little Jazz", Clef, 1955
Art Farmer, "Perception", Argo, 1964
Tommy Flanagan "Overseas", Prestige/Analogue Productions reissue
Tommy Flanagan "The Cats", New Jazz, 1957
Red Garland "All Mornin' Long", Prestige/Analogue Productions reissue
Al Grey "The Thinking Man's Trombone", Argo, 1961
Coleman Hawkins "Alive! At The Village Gate", Verve, 1962
Milt Jackson "Statements", Impulse, 1962
JJ Johnson "Blue Trombone", Columbia, 1958
Julie London "Julie Is Her Name", Liberty, 1955
Shelly Manne "More Swinging Sounds, Vol 5", Contemporary, 1957
Charles Mingus "Mingus Ah Um", Columbia (6 eye/WLP), 1959
Thelonious Monk "Monk's Moods", Prestige, 1954
Thelonious Monk "Monk's Music", Prestige, 1957
Gerry Mulligan "Meets Johnny Hodges", Verve, 1959
Gerry Mulligan "What Is There To Say?", Columbia, 1959
Gerry Mulligan "Meets Ben Webster", Verve, 1959
Omaha Diner, Not On Label, 2013
Art Pepper "Smack Up", Contemporary, 1962
Flip Phillips "Rock With Flip", Clef, 1954
Rolling Stones "High Tide Green Grass", Decca (unboxed), 1966
Rolling Stones "Beggar's Banquet", Decca (unboxed), 1968 -- worth it for the mono mix of 'Sympathy For The Devil'
Sonny Rollins "Tenor Madness", Prestige, 1956
Sonny Rollins "The Sound of Sonny", Riverside, 1957
Sonny Rollins "And The Contemporary Leaders", Contemporary, 1958
Horace Silver "And The Jazz Messengers", Blue Note, 1955
Louis Smith "Smithville", Blue Note/MusicMatters (reissue)
Sonny Stitt, Roost, 1956
Sarah Vaughan "After Hours", Roulette, 1955
Ben Webster "Soulville", Verve, 1957
 

Klangquali

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I like to get recommedations for good sounding records which are still available. For example:

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Masterpieces by Ellington
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Columbia Masterworks ML 4418, 1951
Analogue Productions, 2014
It was recorded 1950 but it sounds like it was done yesterday. Mono? Who cares?

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George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Catfish Row
Good Morning Sistuh!
Concerto in F
Rialto Ripples
Gewandhausorchester conducted by Riccardo Chailly
Stefano Bollani, Klavier
foné 050, 2 LP, 2012
 

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Since Duke Ellington has been mentioned, I will vote for Ellington Uptown from 1955 (I think) which features one of the Duke's great bands, with Louis Bellson on drums and Paul Gansalves on tenor sax. The highlights for me are "Skin Deep" with Bellson playing a memorable drum solo with two bass drums, "Perdido" with full solos from the band, and a definitive "Take the A-Train" with a bop vocal by Betty Roche and a sensational tenor solo by Gansalves. I owned an original LP but lost it somewhere and now make do with a CD. However the LP is once again available and on my list.
 

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ROCK

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (SACD) - EMI (Capitol Records)
Pink Floyd - The Wall (Gold Cd) Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (Capitol Records)
Pink Floyd - Whish You Where Here - (Gold CD) DCC Mastersound (Captil Records)

Having owned (2) of these particular CDs and heard the other, I can safely say that they are trumped by the following:

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (CD) - Japan CP35-3017 (EMI/Harvest non TO version)
Pink Floyd - The Wall - (CD) CDP 7 46036 8 (Harvest Black Face)
Pink Floyd - Wish You Where Here - (CD) Japan 35-DP4 (CBS/Sony 2 track version)

IMO the MOFI The Wall is smiley face eq'd and the Mastersound WYWH is a bit bright.

It will cost you a bit of coin to get them though ;)
 

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Heroic thread, people.

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Life Forms (Double CD of unique electronica)

Future Sound of London "Life Forms"; I have never heard the CD but the original vinyl is really good. :D

John
 

LL21

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May I have a specific reference to this work please? I get a ton of hits and different variations when searching. Thanks in advance :).

Hi...sorry...did not see your post til just now. Here it is. enjoy. imho, exceptional technique, very very cerebral and yet light and rhythmic in his playing which i think suits these particular works.

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BTW, Amirm,

If you are at all curious to hear an exceptional recording quality, close-miked album by Dave Brubeck, (where the piano is up close and therefore very powerful, deep with strong, solid piano notes, you may wish to check this one out...

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Hi...sorry...did not see your post til just now. Here it is. enjoy. imho, exceptional technique, very very cerebral and yet light and rhythmic in his playing which i think suits these particular works.

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No worries. Thanks for getting back to me. I had gone ahead and bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/Scarlatti-Key...=1443222992&sr=1-1&keywords=pletnev+scarlatti



I am hoping it is the same thing (this one is import and hence different cover). Searching, I only found one review with your cover art. And tons of other variations. But sadly no downloads.
 

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BTW, Amirm,

If you are at all curious to hear an exceptional recording quality, close-miked album by Dave Brubeck, (where the piano is up close and therefore very powerful, deep with strong, solid piano notes, you may wish to check this one out...

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Thanks partner. I see a download version of this with different cover: http://www.hdtracks.com/dave-digs-disney



The CD version on amazon is two discs and this one is not. Is it mono and stereo versions in CD? I prefer download as the price is the same.
 

LL21

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Thanks partner. I see a download version of this with different cover: http://www.hdtracks.com/dave-digs-disney



The CD version on amazon is two discs and this one is not. Is it mono and stereo versions in CD? I prefer download as the price is the same.

Yes the CD has a mono CD and a Stereo CD. I think you should be fine with the Download. Enjoy!
 

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amirm

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Talking Scarlatti Piano Sonatas here is a download Flac 24/44,1 of Domenico selected works by a young yet talented pianist Yevgeny Sudbin with 10/10 critics by Classic Today which I bought a few month ago with eclassical.com

http://www.eclassical.com/labels/bis/scarlatti-piano-sonatas.html

Is this what we are talking about?


If so, it sounds delightful to this classical newbie :). Watching him in action adds a lot to one's enjoyment too.
 

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Is this what we are talking about?


If so, it sounds delightful to this classical newbie :). Watching him in action adds a lot to one's enjoyment too.

Yes, it's him, with video his technique is even more impressive.
Critics rank him on the same level as Horowitz and Pletnev.
 

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I like this very much, and I greatly admire his relaxed and controlled technique. Bit too much pedal here for my taste, but as a sometime harpsichord player, I would say that...
 

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