Clunky

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  1. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    I’ve a handful of these Byas discs ( 3 or 4) on Jamboree. Really excellent sessions and very nicely recorded considering it was a small label.
  2. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    My solution is fairly similar. The Ortofon cartridge I use allows stylii to be swapped onto the same cartridge body. I’ve three 78 stylii made by Expert Stylus. Ortofon’s own 78 stylus isn’t great but Expert refit conical or elliptical stylii of various sizes replacing the tip. My turntable is an old transcription TT made by Lenco (GL75 ) these sold well back in the day and are widely available ( at least in eBay!)
  3. Horace Silver——The Jody Grind———( BN Liberty st) A favourite Horace platter of mine.
  4. It's not one I know (Not much noise) but it's definitely the sort of thing I'd enjoy
  5. Tomasz Stanko R.I.P.

    Very sad news indeed. A musician of exceptional talent. He'll be sadly missed. I feel lucky to have seen him a couple of times and have thoroughly enjoyed his records for many years. A considerable loss especially given his comparatively young age.
  6. Ellington Treasury Shows

    i'd agree that it is very poor practice to sell CDRs without clearly saying that's what is for sale. I've a small number of CDR purchases most dating back to the early 2000s. None of them still play ok.
  7. I've worked my way through the Savory collection and then onto the Teddy Wilson Brunswick/Columbia set. I've not bothered to do an AB comparison with my Hep discs but the sound of the Mosaic is really excellent. Some of the tracks are from 'vinyl test pressings'. When would these have been made. At the time of recording or decades later in the vinyl era i.e. 50s etc?
  8. Yes I found this too. I’ll need to cut a slither off .
  9. Ron McMaster Retires From Capitol Mastering

    In some ways it feels as if the argument has come full circle. First McMaster got panned and RVG's masterings praised, then voices of concern were raised re RVG and some started professing that the McMasters' were the real deal all along. Meanwhile Malcolm Addey is ok but Larry Walsh not ok. My take as someone who really cares about the music is that none of this really matters. Advantages of certain masterings are always overstated as are the deficits of others. Personally I'm more fond of the McMasters I have as I've owned these longer and they feel part of my initial jazz education, when I bought sessions more slowly. By the time RVGs came along my basic jazz education was complete and then I hoovered up any sessions I didn't have.
  10. Ron McMaster Retires From Capitol Mastering

    I think he did a great job on the whole. The McMaster CDs from the late 80s to 90s have stood the test of time pretty well. Hope he enjoys his retirement and can reflect on a job well done.
  11. I've now realised that I own Vol 2 and 3 but not 1 . Good music
  12. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    The British media were no less jingoistic in the 48hrs or so running up to kick off. The commentary on TV here was as overinflated as it gets but a least it didn’t disparage the Croatians (too much)
  13. Freddie McCoy————Peas and Rice———-(Prestige) RVG 1967 Joanne Brackeen on the piano or organ on all tracks bar one. Pleasant album with some variety and just enough grease.
  14. Charlie Rouse redux

    I’ve not really thought about this until this thread but I realise that I’ve viewed Rouse with or without Monk as almost two different players. He’s always been a solid if not spectacular player. A bit like Junior Cook or George Coleman ( in my eyes) I’m bemused about how apparently controversial his contributions to Monk’s output are. More contentious to my mind was why Monk didn’t develop, progress or otherwise move on the group with Rouse. Now don’t get me wrong but whilst I love all the Colombia studio albums they’re all pretty much interchangeable. They solidified his tunes through repetition in a way that Bud Powell should have dealt with his compositions. Despite that virtue they lack ambition.
  15. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    Speaking of neutral, that’s me and the England team for much of the first half. They deserved a win by some margin but the likes of Croatia will give them a fright if they are that tentative next game. Pickford is pretty damn great. Arsenal could do with someone with his skill set. Ol , just a half decent goalie would be nice.