Kevin Bresnahan

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  • Birthday 06/12/1962

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  1. Happy 93rd Birthday, Roy Haynes!!!

    It still seems weird to have to think "the late Dwayne Burno".
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Is that an analog recording or a digital one?
  3. Grace Kelly

    Leo P(ellegrino) is already somewhat known as the dancing Jazz guy. He plays in Too Many Zooz and there are several videos of him going crazy on a bari while dancing around in a NYC subway station. I really dig his playing. He's fun for what is shooting for. It's not like he's trying to be the next Joe Lovano.
  4. Earliest "Cubano Chant" Recording

    I thought that the link I pasted in, which has a tab labeled "Also performed by", would have allowed you find all of the recorded versions of this song. They do have the Tjader version listed but not the Wild Bill Davis version.
  5. Av Receiver Replacement

    Unless Square Trade has changed and offers a full replacement option, it's probably not going to be worth it in the end. A majority of audio gear these days have circuit boards made in a way that makes it nearly impossible to rework them. For instance, if an amplifier dies, you'd have to remove it from the board and install a new one. Since they've gone to lead-free solder, the temperatures required to get that old component off the board are 280-300 degrees Celsius, This temperature often (usually?) melts the metal traces on the circuit board. To make matters worse, you need that same 280-300 degrees Celsius to get the new part back down onto the board, doubling the opportunity to melt that trace. Add into this the fact that the packages being used today are smaller and smaller so that it is nearly impossible to get the package leads to line up on a re-worked circuit board and you have a recipe for disaster. I used to debug and re-work TVs and audio gear. I stopped about 15 years ago after several failed attempts. It's just not worth the effort. Nowadays, I just buy a new one.
  6. Earliest "Cubano Chant" Recording
  7. 20% off EVERYTHING on eBay today

    Max $100 discount so don't start looking at buying anything over $500.
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Jackie McLean - Swing, Swang, Swingin' (Blue Note). United Artists-era Stereo pressing which dates to 1973. Followed by The Kenny Burrell Quintet With John Coltrane (Prestige). Green label Van Gelder pressing. Not much of an improvement over my Fanatsy/OJC pressing from the 80's.
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Johnny Hodges - Mess Of Blues (Verve). This could've been called "Mess Of Creed Taylor Production" since he somehow made this small band sound like they're playing an airplane hanger and Wild Bill Davis' organ is way too far to the front of the mix. Very jarring at times. The worst thing is that someone appears to have played the last track of Side 1, "Little John, Little John" with a scalpel that amazingly plays through without a skip. I'd give this 3.5 stars for Hodges, 1 star for Davis and 0 stars for sound. Luckily, it was very cheap.
  10. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    I hope they don't have mess with the EQ too much to fit these onto one LP side. Seems too long without at least rolling off the bass.
  11. Bandcamp Recommendations

    I actually bought Ploug's "Fernweh" from him when I saw him perform at a small club in Ireland many years ago when I was visiting on business. Nice player.
  12. Mosaic Open House

    I might have to head down there for this but it starts on a workday and it might be tough to get out of work again so soon after vacation last week. I wonder if it'd be worth it to head down on Saturday or if everything will be picked through by then.
  13. Well, Michael Cuscuna is 68 ( and has be thinking about retirement in the next few years. I hope I will be retired by the time I'm 68. Life is too short to spend 70% of my waking hours at work. Of course, if work is your life, different story.
  14. Av Receiver Replacement

    It's been a long while since I've shopped AV receivers. Lately, I've been a fan of Marantz, but most of their models are more than $500-600. At your price point, it might be tough. I would take a look at Onkyo or maybe Yamaha. Seems like Best Buy has several in your range.
  15. Robert Sunenblick RIP

    There's this little nugget was buried in a court filing from 1995 ( From the inception of his UPTOWN RECORDS label in 1979 to the present, Sunenblick has produced and released a total of 35 recordings under the mark UPTOWN RECORDS, selling 80,000 units in the form of vinyl records, cassette tapes and compact discs, originally through the mails. (PX 95). Sunenblick testified that gross revenues have exceeded $400,000, although the record further establishes that the business has incurred an overall net loss of $134,644, and has only made a modest net profit in six of the fifteen years in question. Although Sunenblick's records have been sold in some large retail outlets, such as Tower Records, J & R Music World and HMV, as well as smaller outlets, it is only in three years out of fifteen (1983, 1988 and 1989) that Sunenblick has sold more than 5,000 records overall in a given year. Only three of his recordings (chief among them the Maria Muldaur Transblucency recording, UP27.25) sold in excess of 5,000 units. I doubt that he made much money off of Uptown Records. It sounds like this was more of a labor of love than a money-making venture.