psu_13

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  1. What's the tune in this clip?

    So tonight I was randomly listening to this Art Pepper record that I have, and there is the riff I was hearing in the clip above. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kgna4ONPqU This tune is called "Wee" ... and I guess I can hear the Cottontail in it, but also not really.
  2. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    The new Bruckner 9 with Honeck and the PSO ... I think I was at one of the shows they recorded for this. The recording is pretty amazing.
  3. Maybe this https://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Ring-Nibelungen-Astrid-Varnay/dp/B000XTCBWS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=keilberth+ring&qid=1565473213&s=gateway&sr=8-1 A live stereo recording of The Ring from 1955. I have a few Living Stereos too, but don't know the years.
  4. Bruckner breakthrough

    Bruckner is something of a hobby of mine. I have Bohm (3,4), Eichhorn (various), Jochum (1-9), Skrowaczewski (1-9), Klemperer (various), Wand (9), Horenstein (8,9) ... and more recently I've enjoyed Manfred Honeck's Bruckner with the local Pittsburgh Symphony, and his recordings with the same band are good too.
  5. Aretha Franklin, RIP

    Saw the film this weekend. It's pretty amazing.
  6. Starting right at the youtube time code ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9Fkd7aQ5pY&feature=youtu.be&t=19 The group inserted it into the recap of Rhytm-a-ning ... It sounds like dozens of things I've heard before and it's driving me nuts. Thanks Pete
  7. Brandenburg Concerti

    I have always enjoyed the Neville Marriner recordings. The newer more "period" style recordings by Apollo's Fire and Jeannette Sorrell are also good. Finally, don't sleep on Wendy Carlos.
  8. Is streaming technology saving the music industry?

    The recordings themselves do not have to disappear. All that has to disappear is the license to allow the service to keep the tracks on the service. I've been using Apple Music for a couple of years now and have had 2 or 3 albums just outright become unplayable and have also had various other songs move around or go away mysteriously because the licensing changed. I think 25% might be a high guess, but 10% is not out of the question. IMHO.
  9. The Monk and Coltrane record is great. As has already been mentioned, the Riverside/Prestige stuff is also mostly great. The later Black Lion set that first came back on Mosaic is also great.
  10. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    The one I remember best is the Mosaic Art Blakey set. This set had some production issues, I gather, that made one or two of the CDs in the set go bad. I have seen multiple copies of this set where disk 1 or 2 is just not readable, including the one I bought back in the day. Luckily I already had a lossless copy of this when I discovered that the disks had gone bad. I've had some other CDs look like the have delaminated or at least changed color on the data side. But they were still readable so I made rips of them that appear to be OK. In general my assumption is that retail CDs will not be that permanent, and having rips and multiple copies of the data is probably a good idea. CD-R is even less so, since it depends on dyes that will certainly fade over time. FWIW there does exist software that attempts to make a "bit perfect" copy of the CD and estimates how well it does using checksums collected on the Internet from other users who ripped copies of the same recordings. You can use this to figure out if old disks that you suspect may have gone bad actually have gone bad. 😃
  11. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I've lost much more music because I lost the physical media than I have ever lost music on my various hard drives. I've also had a few CDs (including irreplaceable things, like Mosaic sets) just rot while they sat in a box and become unreadable. Yes you have to have a fairly disciplined scheme for backups and making new copies. But you had to do that anyway if you use computers regularly for anything important. Cloud backup services like Backblaze are also handy. I would advise not thinking of your iTunes cloud catalog as a "backup". Those files only exist as long as Apple has the right licenses, and can disappear unexpectedly if things get pulled.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Kenny Burrell - "Bluesin' Around". Apparently the track names on the original CD and reissues of same are not quite in the right order. That caused some confusion. But an old thread on this web site verified that the first two tracks are switched.
  13. I ordered a couple of the out of print sets (Curtis Fuller, Thad Jones) from bluenotesound on ebay (which I gather is run by one of the Mosaic people). Two essentially brand new boxes with the disks still wrapped showed up in 3 days. Hah. Might get the Beehive stuff later. I'm not sure.