Ron Thorne

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  • Location Anchorage, Alaska

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  1. An Invitation

    You're welcome, clifford.
  2. An Invitation

    As a jazz musician, jazz fan and appreciative follower of Organissimo, I extend a personal invitation to you to join in additional conversations at a forum I operate, Jazztalk.net. These days, with so many venues absorbing our online time, Jazztalk.net is one more for your consideration. When you have a moment, please take a look at it. Thanks. Ron
  3. Name Three People...

    Bobby Caldwell Alexander Calder Cal Worthington
  4. Emotiva XDA-2 DAC

    Now that's funny! There should be some kind of award for this clip.
  5. Name Three People...

    Tardo Hammer Jan Hammer Hamish Stuart
  6. Name Three People...

    Louise Pigeon Walter Pidgeon Walter Booker
  7. Booker Ervin The Space Book AOTW

    I really enjoy Booker Ervin, especially when my drum instructor, Alan Dawson, is seated in the drum chair. The Book series is special!
  8. Enrico Pieranunzi

    Here's another taste of Enrico, not something I would characterize as "pretty", by the way. It's his New American Trio, featuring bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez. It was recorded at the Cantina Bentivoglio in Bologna. You can select 720p HD video for best viewing.
  9. Enrico Pieranunzi

    Here you go, freelancer. The 1st one is on me.
  10. Enrico Pieranunzi

    I like Enrico Pieranunzi a lot! So much, in fact, that I even enjoy his moments of playing "pretty". Playing beautifully & lyrically is not a negative in my playing or listening experience. Among my many favorites are A Night Gone By and Live in Paris.
  11. Olive music system

    Thanks, Stefan. I built it from a HK kit in my senior year of high school, which was great fun. I took great pains to route all of the wires neatly and make perfect solder joints. It sounded phenomenal & performed like a champ for almost 40 years, before developing some problems. I'd love to get it up and running again. That power button glowed purple, unlike anything else out there. Always dug that subtle feature. I also built a Rek-O-Kut K34H belt drive turntable (kit), and mounted a Grado Laboratory Series arm & cartridge as part of my original sound system with the HK amp. My speakers were a pair of AES Gigolo bookshelf units (kit), infinite baffles with 8" full range speakers. This was all circa 1961. Kid on a mission with a very modest budget. Sorry for the detour away from the Olive Music System.
  12. Olive music system

    Sorry, but I mistakenly attached an image of the Harman Kardon A50K amp, a beefier, more expensive model. The ambience knob controlled the center volume, nothing artificial. Here is what my modest little A30K amp looked like.
  13. Olive music system

    Well, my Harman Kardon Award Series A30K (A300 from kit) integrated 30 watt tube amp is a little over 5 decades old, and didn't come with HDMI inputs, either. Now, this is old school, baby. What joy it has brought me, but it needs some tlc.
  14. Keith Jarrett: Somewhere

    I've rarely been so bothered by Keith's vocalizations that they smothered what was truly important. I understand how bothersome it can be to some, but it simply hasn't risen to that level with me. After 40+ years of Jarrett listening, in many contexts, I'm still a huge fan.