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So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

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If you had room in your collection for only one Sammy Davis, Jr. album -- and mind you , no one is saying your collection needs any Sammy at all -- you better damn well make sure it 's this one!  I'd rate this as one of the finest male vocal records (non-Sinatra division) of all time, right up there with the Tony Bennett & Bill Evans album and the Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane album.  Mr. Davis displays on track after track of this album that underneath all the Rat Pack glitz/schtick, there beat the heart of a sensitive song stylist.  Beautiful, thoughtful music.

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Vince Mendoza - Blauklang (ACT)
feat. Nguyen Le, Markus Stockhausen, Lars Danielsson, Peter Erskine a.o.

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On 13-9-2019 at 7:26 AM, Gheorghe said:

I´m not really an Oscar Peterson fan, but this album is my favourite and about the only one that gets some spinning occasionally, since I like the tunes he choose for that record, and unlike other albums of Peterson, it is not so "overdone" on the piano. It´s got a lighter touch and it´s more sparse, not like banging all them 88 keys . This is a comfortable trio record and sometimes when I´m tired or exhausted I like to listen to it. 

Thanks for your view on the Oscar Peterson Trio.

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Donald Byrd "Royal Flush" Japanese Blue Note RVG LP facsimile cd.

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On 9/13/2019 at 10:26 PM, Gheorghe said:

I´m not really an Oscar Peterson fan, but this album is my favourite and about the only one that gets some spinning occasionally, since I like the tunes he choose for that record, and unlike other albums of Peterson, it is not so "overdone" on the piano. It´s got a lighter touch and it´s more sparse, not like banging all them 88 keys . This is a comfortable trio record and sometimes when I´m tired or exhausted I like to listen to it. 

This is my rainy day disc.

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13 minutes ago, Captain Howdy said:

This is my rainy day disc.

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Pretty classy cover ! 

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Ran Blake / Jeanne Lee: The Newest Sound You Never Heard (European Recordings 1966 / 1967) - 2 CD set

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Since you can hear this composer so much in concert I generally avoid recordings. I thought these might be cool to dabble in but am finding them a bit underwhelming. Nice sounding but a bit smooth, maybe? Can't deal with recordings of piano concertos (in general) so sticking to symphonies.

 

 

Meanwhile here's what I've got in the car - on CD, with apologies to Jim for the eventual environmental impact (he's right, he's right - just don't tell him...)

 

 

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Richie Beirach - The Breathing of Statues (CMP, 1982)

One of Beirach's best, IMO.

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