CJ Shearn

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About CJ Shearn

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  • Birthday 06/20/1981

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  1. Interesting. Thanks Kevin!
  2. Well, mine just shipped from Mosaic. I got some birthday money from fam and I broke down and ordered, I did lose all the individual CD's in the fire (everything as you know). It's my 40th birthday this year, why not? Will be interesting to compare to the AP SACD of Page One (which I will still go to when I just want to play the album) and the masterings in the 5 Original Albums set which I'll keep for State of The Tenor. I really enjoy the AP SACD layer of Page One. How does the Addey stack up to it?
  3. Is it a considerably different alternate, ala the alternates on the Fuschia Swing Song Connoisseur?
  4. Damn... this dropped and I didn't know. After getting back on my feet and set up in my new place, I got that 5 Original Albums set to replace what I lost in the fire, (mainly because it was a quick and dirty way to get State of the Tenor again........ I have the AP SACD of Page One and it sounds great. I might pass on this one because it's not like I didn't have all of the music before mostly, and I don't really care for how they sprinkled orphaned tracks he played on as a sideman, but it looks like a great set.
  5. SACD players

    I've been using a Sony X700 in my new revamped system for SACD playback and have had no issues... my friend's dad gave me a ton of SACD's to build my collection back up and they sound fantastic, especially the Blue Note and Prestige AP series.
  6. Black Orpheus was fantastic on ECM. This should be good.
  7. Odd satisfying habit

    I had started getting back into classical, and when the fire overtook my apartment EVERYTHING was pruned. What really hurt was I bought Isaac Stern's Complete Columbia Analogue Recordings and Glenn Gould's Bach Box and was one disc into the Stern and 4 discs into the Gould before I lost it all... I will have to reacquire them at some point
  8. Happy birthday George Benson.

    HBD to GB. The man
  9. Freddie Redd (1928-2021)

    RIP... I'm not really all that familiar with his playing
  10. RIP Chick Corea

    This is absolutely devastating. Chick's music has been a part of my life since I was 7 years old, though I didn't dive hardcore into things till college. Several years ago, Chick's manager Dan Muse (who replaced Bill Rooney) reached out to me to write for Chick's blog... I didn't make the cut but what an honor. I know some folk around here weren't fond of the Elektric Band, but actually I dug it... that was the first exposure to Chick I had, if you get past the synths, the datedness of them... good music there
  11. Board Member's Apartment Burns

    Thanks Brad. I don't plan on new cats ATM... I am already technically in the new place, just still sleeping at the hotel until my bed is delivered this week and I should be in this weekend.
  12. Board Member's Apartment Burns

    That's exactly what happened
  13. Board Member's Apartment Burns

    Thanks for the donations everyone. They went towards the acquisition of a power chair identical to the one that burned that my uncle found in New Hampshire for $1800 in brand new condition. I will be moving to a brand new building in a much safer area next week. I'm so glad I have renters insurance because I can replace everything. Nothing was left. Even my beloved Focal Chorus 716 speakers I bought last year burned down and I lost my ENTIRE collection which I will now have to rebuild in time, at least the stuff I loved the most while streaming the rest. Besides my cats dying and my mother's ashes burning that hurts the most. Most important thing is I have my life. Thanks for contributing everyone. When I get my replacement laptop I will be making a list of my collection and posting in Offering and Looking For to see if folks will sell some of the stuff I loved that I can have physically again
  14. Birdland is on the verge of closing.

    I saw David Matthews, Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd there as well as Thana Alexa in a group called SONICA, which was fantastic
  15. I still listen to all the Kenny Garrett Warner's, the Branford trio records, and Wynton's Live at Blues Alley and Jeff Tain Watts albums so yes, I do as well as Roy Hargrove. This is the music that inspires Connie Han for example, but I've listened to that stuff for a while, yes. Joshua Redman Spirit of the Moment. This is all music that has inspired the generations of players after them like Jeremy Pelt, Ethan Iverson so it's still relevant