mikeweil

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About mikeweil

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  • Birthday 02/21/1954

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  • Location Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Interests Many different types of music

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  1. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Excellent in all respects! It is brand new, mine is an advance copy, it is scheduled for May release. You can get it from the label directly: https://www.aeolus-music.com/ae_en Seems they still have to put it on their web pages, though ... JPC has it listed: https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/reijnold-popma-van-oevering-saemtliche-orgelwerke/hnum/6593481?lang=en
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Inspired by a Facebook post by Allan Lowe:
  3. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    The music is very interesting - van Oevering was only 17 years old when he wrote and published these suites, but they were the first to show the influence of Dieupart's suites, which were conceived for the English public; van Oevering knew them, and his print was known in the Bach circle and an important influence on Bach's "English" suites. The liner notes give many insights in the life and works of this little known composer. Sound is excellent - it is the organ which the composer himself had ordered, who had the organist's post in Leeuwarden at the time. The harpsichord was recorded in the church but still sounds very good and detailed (I prefer more intimate rooms with harpsichords). Asperen is in great forms, two suites played on the organ (just like the composer probably did), four on harpsichord.
  4. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Bob van Asperen's latest offering arrived here today:
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Earlier today in the car, right out of the mailbox. I like these four albums (his first as a leader) much better than the later Blue Note or Soid State LPs - better arrangements, nice borderline walking between jazz and Cuban stylistics.
  6. Lou Mecca

    I still have a copy of a Japanese Blue Note CD combining three ten-inchers of Tal Farlow, Sal Salvador, and Lou Mecca lying around - will give it a spin.
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Now I'm paying attention to the sessions with Les Spann, Junior Mance, Sam Jones, and Lex Humphries. I like them as there is a good balance between Gillespie's entertainer side and the musical side - while the Mosaic small group box set was available I just couldn't make up my mind to get it, as the sessions I knew were not that attractive to me. Too much emphasis on showmanship, which may have been preferred by Norman Granz. But this group is just my cup of tea, Fantastic rhythm section, nice arrangements, Dizzy's virtuosity and personality put into focus in a musically perfect fashion. I espcially like how well he and Spann phrased together. Spann has always been one of my favourites - this just confirms it. Got this double CD for five bucks plus shippping - a new copy, that is. A bargain, for sure.
  8. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Yesterday's evening music:
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Listening to the tracks with Mobley .....