Deepak

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  1. Tina Brooks - True Blue John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity I like lists that force to be narrowed down to a small number. It took me some time to come up with those four, and there was great deliberation between either Ascension and Maiden Voyage for the respective musicians above.
  2. "Blue Note 100"

    That Kofi reissue is by Heavenly Sweetness. There was a thread on them in the vinyl forum here a while back.
  3. Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard. W63/RVG
  4. "Blue Note 100"

    In my opinion Don Was came off sincere in the video. These are entry level budget reissues for the next generation that want to get into jazz, but don't have disposable income to spend on original pressings or high priced audiophile reissues. He even says the original pressings are superior and have a certain magic to them. From visiting record stores in my area I do not know a single person under 30 that buys CDs; they either download music, stream it or buy vinyl. For people that are digital only the original press release from Blue Note says the entire catalog will eventually see a hi-resolution download. I have heard a couple of those hi-resolution downloads from HDTracks and they are very good.
  5. Same here. In my mind I have seen it as a sister album to Out To Lunch. I think of one when I play the other. Both are some of my favorite Blue Notes.
  6. Tina Brooks Mosaic question

    All four of Tina's Blue Note albums are wonderful, I can never tire of them. If the session master had only two channels (as per standard RvG practice), would it even be possible to mix down only the drums, unless they had a channel of their own? Maybe they rolled off the highs of the channel that contained drums. It sounds like they used some noise reduction only in the right channel and possibly EQ'ing down some of the treble. His cymbal hits sound much more distant and muted on the CD compared to the Mosaic LP.
  7. Tina Brooks Mosaic question

    Thanks Paul, that does help. Does anyone know if it's present on the Japanese King LP?
  8. Classic Blue Notes on SHM-CD

    erwbol - very interesting. is this observation through speakers or headphones? which make/model? I have a Marantz CD6003. link I use Sennheiser HD650 headphones and an old NAD 312 amp. Van Den Hul cables. Nothing high end or fancy. I currently listen to headphones only out of necessity. My old apartment was not well isolated for sound. Last year I moved and in the future I will buy speakers again and upgrade my amp, probably to a Marantz. I currently do not have the means to make the most of those HD Tracks Flac files. I sometimes listen to them by connecting my Sennheisers to my iMac, so it was just a simple observation about the Shorter FLACs being more dynamic than these two SHMs. Very interesting how different systems can render the sound. I found the SHM of Speak No Evil to run a very close second to Music Matters 45rpm 2LP set ( I only bought the SHM for the alternates , which really aren't worth it I now realise). Both the SHM and MM45rpm easily better my McMaster of SNE. Smoother sounding and more dynamic. Regarding JuJu the McMaster edition sounds as if the cymbals gave been turned up very significantly in the mix giving a rasping quality to the sound. The SHM sounds again calmer and modestly better soundstage. As indicated above I have had very few complaints regarding poor sounding BN CDs as the vast majority have sounded just fine. My Living Voice speakers and Sugden class A amp are pretty revealing , just occasionally a bit too forward sounding which of course would make a bright mastering sound brighter still possibly pushing it ' over the edge' in terms of acceptability. OBX speakers by any chance? I loved the sound of those speakers when I heard them at a dealer. Very attractive as well.
  9. ebay madness re: vinyl

    Now is not the time to be buying original Blue Notes, prices are reaching all time highs. Personally I don't think this inflated market is going hold.
  10. Blue Note 1568 Hank Mobley question about 'takes'

    I've never thought the mono edition of this record sounded very good — and I'm usually a mono fan. I only have a rip of the stereo edition, and it sounds like a different album. What do other posters here think? Mono? Or stereo? This record would seem a perfect candidate for XRCD treatment, as Mobley appears beloved by that reissue campaign. How are the musicians placed in the stereo mix? Van Gelder's early stereo mixes usually have everything panned hard left and right; before he started mixing the piano in the center. The tenor, alto & trumpet come from the left, the drums from the right and the piano and bass are in the centre. That is strange... this session was recorded roughly three months before Blue Train. Yet Blue Train has the more primitive stereo mix with nothing in the center.
  11. Blue Note 1568 Hank Mobley question about 'takes'

    I've never thought the mono edition of this record sounded very good — and I'm usually a mono fan. I only have a rip of the stereo edition, and it sounds like a different album. What do other posters here think? Mono? Or stereo? This record would seem a perfect candidate for XRCD treatment, as Mobley appears beloved by that reissue campaign. How are the musicians placed in the stereo mix? Van Gelder's early stereo mixes usually have everything panned hard left and right; before he started mixing the piano in the center.
  12. The HDTracks releases that Alan Yoshida mastered is the best I've heard Blue Note on digital. But since the poll is about CDs, the Audio Wave XRCDs are batting 1.00 with every title I've heard.
  13. FS: The "Bean Box" 21 lp set

    Do you have the catalog number or track listing for the Bud Powell box?
  14. John Coltrane - Expression
  15. Sonny Rollins - Our Man In Jazz. Still an LP that doesn't quite click with me
  16. Complete Plugged Nickel Second set. I'll never get tired of Shorter and Herbie's playing on these dates
  17. Music Matters Blue Note 45rpms

    I'm a music lover and I've got a number of these audiophile 45rpm sets. The smallish number I have are largely sessions I'm particularly fond of and would like to get on vinyl in the best possible fidelity. These MM sets tick all these boxes although I've now slowed up purchasing them with none in the last year or so. Their downside is expense and bulk- they take up a lot of cash and shelf space. I don't think I'll be going for any of the 33rpm issues they're planning. I'm sure there are music lovers who have purchased Music Matters LPs. I've purchased a decent number of audiophile sets myself (though not Music Matters). I just think that these LPs are played up in the audiophile press whose audience tends to be equipment buffs rather than music lovers. In the end, I wonder how many people who purchase Music Matters 45s go on to buy and listen to music that's not presented in an audiophile manner. Dolphy's Out To Lunch was one of their best selling albums. I think that album would cause the blood to rush out of an audiophiles head
  18. Neil Young - Live at the Cellar Door

    You can stream it on Spotify. I think it's very good for what is basically a rehearsal.
  19. What are they worth

    I remember seeing John Zorn at Tonic years ago and before the show he was moving chairs and sweeping.
  20. Jimmy Smith - The Sermon! (NY, mono)
  21. ebay madness re: vinyl

    I have a second pressing as well. I was expecting this to end somewhere in the $600-800 range given the condition of the jacket.
  22. ebay madness re: vinyl

    Wow! Nearly $2700 for a first pressing numbered copy of Spiritual Unity: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221313029062?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 Popsike says the next highest priced copy went for 1000 GBP followed by $640. T The earliest copies were supposed to be signed by the musicians, where did they sign?
  23. Classic Blue Notes on SHM-CD

    Thanks. The volume levels of the Hoffman/Gray hybrid Blue Note SACDs are very low and the masterings are very "polite" or laid-back. They could have been a bit louder and I prefer the more "direct" Alan Yoshida masterings on the Audio Wave Blue Note XRCDs, which are excellent. Alan's work for Audio Wave and HDTracks is the best I have heard Blue Note on digital.
  24. I've been enjoying the Live at the Bee Hive LP. I'm looking for recommendations for any other live albums these two have recorded. Thanks.
  25. Archie Shepp free jazz recommendations?

    I will second the recommendation of Machine Gun, then look at some early Evan Parker. For Archie Shepp I never considered his music truly "free", but instead rooted in the blues. And that's what I love about his and Albert Ayler's playing; they both had soul. Judging by the OP's request Mama Too Tight might the recording that fits his criteria most.