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Bob James - Hands Down

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Rare to get a consistently great Bob James record, and this isn't one. But as always there are some great singles.

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This one on the other hand is a great record all the way through. Absolute corker.

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17 hours ago, JSngry said:

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Bob Florence plays keyboards that sound like a SNES game. Vegas Stakes in particular. 

For Bob ---> 👍:D

14 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

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This one on the other hand is a great record all the way through. Absolute corker.

Indeed! No doubts about that for both volumes.

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Alexander von Schlippenbach, Axel Dörner | Rudi Mahall | Jan Roder | Uli Jennessen – Monk's Casino (The Complete Works Of Thelonious Monk)

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Last listened to this years ago. I'm not sure why I've left it so long, given that it is very strong. But in the intervening decades I have discovered Steve Lacy (who I didn't know about as a twenty year old) and it makes it sound like quite a different record to how it originally sounded to my ears, without a note having changed.

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55 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

The re-recording. Quite a different vibe.

Thanks.  I've never listened to the re-recording.

I'm not one to compile top ten lists, but were I ever to compile a list of top 10 all-time favorite albums, the original may very well make the list.  It is simply incredible on so many levels. 

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I changed the front footers on my speakers and added another Shunyata Research “Defender” to the system that I traded a Furutech similar thing for with another audiophile, and I like the results.

I revisited this one to check it out, I play this one a lot, I like the front line of Palmer, Ross and Turner a lot.

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Then on to this Landmark cd from Bobby Hutcherson, “Mirage.”

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49 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

I'm not one to compile top ten lists, but were I ever to compile a list of top 10 all-time favorite albums, the original may very well make the list.  It is simply incredible on so many levels. 

You'll get no argument from me on that. 

In fact, I would suggest that Os Afro Sambas initiated a (roughly) decade-long run of amazing music from Powell.  He combines disparate musical elements to make something unique: jazz from the U.S., European classical guitar, Brazilian folkloric guitar, and -- perhaps most importantly -- African & Afro-Brazilian rhythm.  Rather than the typically sophisticated bossanova that takes it's cues from Rio, Powell's music is more rough-hewn and rooted in Bahia.  I think others were making similar music (particularly Brazilian guitarists like Luiz Bonfa and Laurindo Almeida) -- but only those who came in Powell's wake combined all of these elements in a way that sounds like he did. 

Of course, these are only my impressions.  And I'm still learning about Brazilian music, so I might be missing something or someone.  But, so far, I haven't heard anyone else who sounds like Baden Powell.

 

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16 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

You'll get no argument from me on that. 

In fact, I would suggest that Os Afro Sambas initiated a (roughly) decade-long run of amazing music from Powell.  He combines disparate musical elements to make something unique: jazz from the U.S., European classical guitar, Brazilian folkloric guitar, and -- perhaps most importantly -- African & Afro-Brazilian rhythm.  Rather than the typically sophisticated bossanova that takes it's cues from Rio, Powell's music is more rough-hewn and rooted in Bahia.  I think others were making similar music (particularly Brazilian guitarists like Luiz Bonfa and Laurindo Almeida) -- but only those who came in Powell's wake combined all of these elements in a way that sounds like he did. 

Of course, these are only my impressions.  And I'm still learning about Brazilian music, so I might be missing something or someone.  But, so far, I haven't heard anyone else who sounds like Baden Powell.

When I hear that album, I imagine a bunch of revelers traveling on the Amazon and finding an abandoned 16th century Portuguese monastery.  They all go inside and have a drunken orgy.  The album seems to simultaneously convey religious spirituality and worldly decadence.  

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2 hours ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Thanks.  I've never listened to the re-recording.

I'm not one to compile top ten lists, but were I ever to compile a list of top 10 all-time favorite albums, the original may very well make the list.  It is simply incredible on so many levels. 

 

44 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

You'll get no argument from me on that. 

In fact, I would suggest that Os Afro Sambas initiated a (roughly) decade-long run of amazing music from Powell.  He combines disparate musical elements to make something unique: jazz from the U.S., European classical guitar, Brazilian folkloric guitar, and -- perhaps most importantly -- African & Afro-Brazilian rhythm.  Rather than the typically sophisticated bossanova that takes it's cues from Rio, Powell's music is more rough-hewn and rooted in Bahia.  I think others were making similar music (particularly Brazilian guitarists like Luiz Bonfa and Laurindo Almeida) -- but only those who came in Powell's wake combined all of these elements in a way that sounds like he did. 

Of course, these are only my impressions.  And I'm still learning about Brazilian music, so I might be missing something or someone.  But, so far, I haven't heard anyone else who sounds like Baden Powell.

 

25 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

When I hear that album, I imagine a bunch of revelers traveling on the Amazon and finding an abandoned 16th century Portuguese monastery.  They all go inside and have a drunken orgy.  The album seems to simultaneously convey religious spirituality and worldly decadence.  

I'm a very big fan of the first version.

The re-recording has more of what Hutchfan is speaking about and less of what TTK is speaking about. Much more of the advanced folkloric jazz and a bit less of the strange menace. It still has the magic though. It is on any analysis very good.

Easy streamer and listening to the one won't ruin the other.

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