CJ Shearn

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  1. Herbie Hancock Complete Columbia Box

    I love this set. The worst albums IMO are Feets Don't Fail Me Now and Monster but in hindsight the Laswell trilogy isn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd be back when I was a snob. I thought the Wounded Bird discs had identical masterings but I guess not. Their cover reproductions were quite poor.
  2. Unavailability of hard copy CD product !!!

    BTW, I also do downloads but I prefer CD, lipi. I also stream on Amazon HD music. So it's great that you think I "understand the world", just by laying an assumption I knock downloads. I was specifically referring to the production mess on the Ralph Peterson CD AND download. Don't believe me, check out the download version... same flaws as the CD. If you prefer downloads, that's fine, there's advantages and disadvantages to both. I'm finished with this conversation.
  3. Unavailability of hard copy CD product !!!

    The download has the same problems, the artist did not catch them. I still like CD's too and yes hard copies can fail, but it's better to have a hard copy, even if you back up the digital because that too can fail. Plus, artists cannot autograph a file. The sarcasm you intended did not come off
  4. Sonny Rollins talks about Jackie McLean

    Great stuff
  5. Unavailability of hard copy CD product !!!

    You do NOT want a CD of the Peterson. I am publishing a review of it tommorrow. The music is terrific, however there are mastering and post production errors that went unchecked. The CD was initially pressed with the wrong track order, then pressed again with sequence errors still present. I can confirm through digital promo and CD these errors are present. Lydia Liebman has made journalists like myself aware of the issues with this album, Mr. Peterson did not catch these errors before the album went out
  6. Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67

    RIP Neil. I saw this on Antonio Sanchez' FB. Antonio, who came from rock, Neil and Bonham, are just as much influences for him as Max Roach, Jack DeJohnette and Roy Haynes. I was thinking of Neil the other day, so strange. Such a creative, melodic player
  7. Best and worst sounding RVG Blue Note CD

    The Sermon and Houseparty sound terrific. My friend and I played the RVG on his system with Focal 948's, and it sounded amazing, like a B-3 sounds in real life, like when I saw Smith live. The hi res version sounds pretty similar, just more relaxed bass Shame you aren't an organ fan, there's an incredible world there when you open up to the early history: Bill Doggett, Milt Buckner, then on to Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Larry Young, Johnny Hammond, Don Patterson, Charles Earland, there's some GREAT records there.
  8. Best and worst sounding RVG Blue Note CD

    The Soothsayer and Out To Lunch are among the worst. The Audiowave XRCD of Tom Cat is fantastic.
  9. Blue Note Tone Poet Series to continue in 2020...

    That's a shame, it's a great album. Check it out. I should know as I'm the resident Metheny expert on this board. "The Red One", "Say The Brother's Name" are some of his best blowing tunes , I do not do vinyl, I have the CD and is an excellent recording sonically.
  10. Wayne Shorter

    Glad he's looking a bit heartier in that photo. It was shocking how thin he looked earlier in the year at the Grammy ceremony.
  11. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    Entitled to your opinion of course, but I've always dug him from the time I heard "The Trio" when I was 8 or 9 years old, I enjoy his ballad playing too.
  12. Hiromi - Spectrum

    I just got this today and really enjoy it.
  13. Preferred Streaming Service for Jazz

    It works pretty well. Listening to the new Beck album through it right now.
  14. Preferred Streaming Service for Jazz

    I like Amazon HD Music and my free trial is almost up, but will be subscribing. The fact virtually the entire ECM catalog is there is a huge plus and allows to explore back catalog and new obsessions like Meredith Monk. I still do try to buy albums I really enjoy on CD though.