CJ Shearn

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  1. Jarrett's solo and trio work has brought me much pleasure over the years, and I'm grateful for the musical legacy he has left us. I will be reviewing Budapest Concert in the next week. Will anyone who is a KJ fan be surprised necessarily? Not really... it's just a continuation of the thing he did really well, and that's all that matters.
  2. And that very thing, is what made those albums. He had such a powerful presence, and personally, I love that-- that larger than life personality. Like Kenny Burrell, or George Benson, Wes was an equal partner. If you look at Jimmy's regular guitarists roughly around that period, like Quentin Warren; Warren served a function... he wasn't an equal partner, and when Jimmy had a compatriot on his level, he elevated--- check his comping for example. And this new album is very nice
  3. Wow! A shocker! RIP
  4. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Scott replied to my query regarding this... it is a known issue He said : You’re only the second person whose brought this up to us. We did notice that if you start right on the track it doesn’t have that “blip” but when you let it continuously go from track 1 to track 2, you hear that “blip”. So I asked if there will be any plans to repress based on that error, but if not, such is life. Edit: He said there are no plans to repress and this little error affects all 2,500 sets. However that's a small price to pay I think for having this music in the best possible sound.
  5. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Interesting, so you are hearing the same thing. I quick went and streamed the RVG of Dippin' and as you said it started with one note rather than two, but throughout the tune Ridley seems to be doing these two bass notes through the piece. No it doesn't sound unnatural, but it sounds like there is a digital click at the start, which could be a mastering or duplication error, who knows. I gave Scott a heads up but if this is what you hear too, maybe it's not just isolated to my copy. The only other CD I had heard this on was the original CBS Associated CD of the CTI All Stars California Concert which had an actual skip leading into "Blues West" but that was probably more the poor remix job. Sounded just like the LP on the expanded definitive 2010 issue.
  6. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    At the very beginning 0:00 Not a deal breaker since there are probably no replacements but it's odd
  7. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Does anyone's copy have a slight skip at the start of "Recado Bossa Nova" on disc 3? The disc is clean but this sounds like a little duplication hiccup
  8. I have no idea whether or not Monk's audience was mixed race at the time but wouldn't the Time magazine article have contributed to expanding his audience?
  9. It's all in the liners as Rooster said... I'll consider figuring out how to rework that, needless to say it was an inspired performance.
  10. Immanuel Wilkins - Omega

    Planning on reviewing soon, it's on my review list after Monk and Terje Rypdal.
  11. New Dave Brubeck release

    Very interested
  12. Gary Sisco - RIP

    RIP. I had communicated with him a few times wondering if he might have been a distant family relative, my father's mother's last name was Sisco. Didn't turn out to be the case, but he seemed very nice.
  13. Albums You Should Own

    I'm gonna limit this to albums this year Conspiracy Terje Rypdal Art Of The Quartet Benjamin Koppel Swallow Tales Sco Big Vicious Arctic Riff Marcin Wasilewski Trio feat Joe Lovano From This Place Pat Metheny Angular Blues Wolfgang Muthspiel Happening: Live At The Village Vanguard Gerald Clayton ONA Thana Alexa Lagos Pepper Soup Michael Olatuja Blue Soul Dave Stryker Iron Starlet Connie Han Live and Unreleased Brecker Brothers
  14. Two by Benjamin Koppel

    Yeah, that's funny! Anyway Art Of the Quartet is easily one of my favorite albums of the year
  15. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Disc 1 Hank Blue Note '63-70. Sounds great.
  16. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    I received mine today! Looking forward to digging in. I believe it was stated by others in this thread, but there are parts of a Hank interview where he basically claimed he was feeling stifled artistically at Blue Note and everything at a certain point was the same record. I'll see for myself shortly.
  17. Your audio equipment?

    What I have been digging AND loving since I upgraded six months ago... really perfect for my apartment The biggest change: Focal Chorus 716 floor standing speakers Yamaha RS 202 stereo receiver Still use my old 80 GB Sony Playstation 3 as CD transport... it's a tank Schiit Modius DAC. Excellent audiophile system on a budget, the Focals bring a matter of factness and realistic image and presentation I really enjoy... horns and vocals and drums sound great... lots of dynamics. The Schiit Modius DAC for $200 is really nice, brings out a warmth and there is no digital glare, nice separation too. The Cirrus Logic DAC inside the PS3 is too forward and aggressive For my first system, I love it!
  18. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Finally on the way.
  19. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Hope mine is on the way soon too!
  20. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Mine hasn't shipped yet, probably soon.
  21. Two by Benjamin Koppel

    Art Of The Quartet is excellent. Just finished spinning disc 1
  22. In the meantime I got a digital promo to review and I sampled half the album on Amazon HD Music this morning.
  23. WTF?

    Hilarious