Interesting you should ask. I just got a copy yesterday of Classic Records 200 gram LP re-issue of Duke Ellington's "Blues In Orbit". I used to own a copy of this great LP, but a friend left it next to a heater and it got severely warped, and I've resisted paying collector prices for a replacement. The Classic Records re-issue is terrific, with fine mastering and outstanding vinyl surfaces. Damn but Ray Nance, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonzalves, and the other soloists sound fine!!!!
Im with Joan Baez "Farewell, Angelina on the 180g Vanguard label re-issue by Cisco and also...John Coltrane "Blue Train on Blue Note 1577 200g Classic 45 rpm issue...Very,very cool!
Kehut: another interesting coincidence. I bought the same Baez LP about a month ago, and will be attending a Joan Baez concert here in Seattle tomorrow night. Talk about a trip back to my college days in the early 60's...
Just a heads up SD, don't do the brown acid :^)
With some friends over to listen...
Queen: Night at the Opera (LP)
Muddy Waters: Folk Singer (MSFL)(LP)
Satchmo Plays King Oliver (Classic Records 45rpm reissue)
Ossian: Seal Song (LP)
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Speakers Corner 45rpm reissue)
And then on CD so everyone could listen to some music they liked:
Elbow: Cast of Thousands (CD)
Gladiator Soundtrack (CD)
And night before last, I was listening to Joan Baez Angelina also, but on my decades old Vanguard pressing - still sounded pretty good even with all the wear and tear.
Glen: I'm sorry, what we're you saying... or was I just imagining that you were in my head speaking to me????
My Play List for tonight:
Ray Brown.....This Is Ray Brown(bass)
Mal Waldron....One and Two(Piano)
Serge Chaloff...Blue Serge(Bari)
Cal Tjader......Cal's Pal(Vibes)
Elvin Jones.....Mr. Jones(Drums)
Probably one to two tracks for each LP's. No CD's for tonight. Nor tomorrow night, the night after that......etc.
cheers and happy listening!
Hewy Lewis and The News-Sports LP.
I like Bad is Bad.
just got the zeppelin box set I-IV...as good as I envisioned.
Art Pepper..Smack up (mono)
Dire Straights.. Love Over Gold
by then I'll be ready for bed or asleep already with the sytlus on the record for hours
I just looked. Right now, it's the mail and a stapler.
I've been too busy to listen...
I'm in a bad mood, just one of these days..... probably Slayer. Sorry, neighbours!
just rehooked up the Counterpoint Sa9 into the main rig taking in signals from a GyroDec, Linn Ittok, Lyra Clavis..
for me its White Stripes, Elephant
and Eric Clapton, Unplugged
Beatles MSFL Sgt. Peppers just to make sure of its condition before I sold it.
On my Linn: still working my way through some of the incredible jazz LPS Scott Campbell sold me last year when he was freeing up space on his shelves. Thanks again, Scott, it will take me the rest of the year to really listen to all the LPs I bought from you!
Last night spun these instead of playing w/ the computer:
Stooges - 1st - orig. press
Bowie - Ziggy - MFSL
Love - Four Sail - orig. press
Traffic - John Barleycorn - UA reissue
Pink Floyd - Meddle - orig. press
Sort of a psychadelic evening.
James Boyk - Debussy/Stravinsky/Schoenberg/Ravel
Black Uhuru - Chill Out
Judy Mowatt - Working Wonders
Bruno Walter - Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Bruce Coburn - Dancing in the Dragons Jaws
"Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy", Chess reissued by Speaker's Corner.
Pink Floyd "Animals" and The Cowboy Junkies "Trinity Sessions" followed up with Dire Straits "Brother's in Arms."
It was a good night.
ÂRonald Shannon Jackson & Decoding Society: Decode This
ÂHank Mobley: Straight No Filter
ÂDrive-by Truckers: Southern Rock Opera
ÂFranscisco Aguabella: H2O
"Sea Change" by Bedroom Heroes, "O" by Damien Rice
Motorhead-Iron Fist (really loud)
Shostakovich - "Symphony #12 "1917"" Mravinsky/Leningrad Philharmonic
John Coltrane - "Blue Train" 200g reissue
Bach - "Kaffe-Kantate" (coffee cantata)Harnoncourt/Concentus Musicus Wien
Holst - "The Planets" von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic
Joe, I am consistently struck by how closely our music tastes match. We definitely need to get from one side of the river to the other to further explore each other's music libraries!
Resphigi's Church Windows, Reference Recordings
Holst Planets, Previn/LSO, EMI (my favorite of this)
Nancy Griffith, Last of the True Believers (playing now)
The Coffee Cantata (same performance) was on the table last week.
No kidding! I had that same recording of Church Windows in my hands tonight, and replaced it with Coffee Cantata.
We'll have to get you and Ann over for dinner when we get closer to the final room layout.
We are tuning up the room and today we are serving:
Mahler - "Symphony No. 4 in G Szell/Cleveland Orchestra
Rory Block - "Rhinestones and Steel Strings"
Thelonius Monk - "Brilliant Corners" Riverside Mono pressing
Pink Floyd - "Dark Side of the Moon" MFSL pressing and 30th Anniversary pressing
So far this evening:
Paul Simon - "There Goes Rhymin' Simon"
Mendelssohn - "Hebrides Overture" and "Symphony 3", Maag/LSO, Decca 45rpm Speakers Corner reissure (Stunning! An absolutely incredible recording by Kenneth Wilkinson and a suberb reissue)
Coming a bit later:
Sonny Rollins - "Saxophone Colossus" (Analogue Productions reissue)
There's a meetin here tonight -- Joe and Eddie, and Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Lucinda Williams World Without Tears
a great new album on vinyl!
Tonight's specials are:
Respighi - "Church Windows" 45 rpm Reference Recordings
Mickey Hart/Airto - "Dafos" 45 rpm Reference Recodings
Vivaldi/Bach - "Sonatas & Concertos" Albert Fuller/Helicon Ensemble 33 1/3 rpm Reference Recordings
Jennifer Warnes - "Famous Blue Raincoat"
One more to add:
k.d. laing and the reclines - "Absolute Torch and Twang"
Detroit (w/ Mitch Ryder)
David Lindley - El Rayo-X
Warren Zevon - Stand In The Fire
R.E.M. - Eponymous
Ramones - Rocket To Russia
John Fahey - The Best Of
Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane - Rough Mix
Fleetwood Mac - Kiln House
Rained this afternoon
20th Music fest:
Malcolm Arnold: Oboe Fantasy, Oboe Sonatina, Clarinet Sonatina, Duo for two cellos - Nash Ensemble, Hyperion A66171, A66172, A66173 (I always enjoy exploring Arnold's music, with his wit and wry good humor - excellent recordings by the inestimable "Mr Bear")
Lars Erik Larsson: Concertino for Bassoon and String Orchestra, BIS 40
Keith Jarrett - "The Koln Concert"
Miles Davis - "Sketches of Spain" 180g reissue
Ray Brown Trio - "Soular Energy" 200g blue vinyl reissue
Gene Ammons - "Blue Gene" 180g reissue
Sade, "Diamond Life", still great after all these years...
Tonight for me its:
Paul Simons' old "Hearts and Bones"LP and Dan Fogelberg's "Netherlands"...just finished.... and now for some Michel Legrande's " After the Rain" and Suzanne Vegas great "Solitude Standing" LP... Enjoy everyone!
Mahler - "Symphony No. 1" Solti/London Symphony Orchestra
Glinka - "Kamarinskya Fantasy" "A Life For The Czar" Ansermet/L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Borodin - "In The Steppes Of Central Asia" Ansermet/L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Chopin-Douglas - "Les Sylphides" von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic
Tonight: an eclectic mix of avant-garde 20th century, Baroque and Classical:
Alan Hacker - "Hymn to the Sun" L'oiseau Lyre DSLO 17, a great clarinetist playing music of Hacker, Birtwhistle, Debussy, Monteverdi, and Schumann.
Baroque Chamber Music of G. and G.B. Sammartini, played beautifully by Chiara Banchini and Ensemble 415 in yet another marvelous Harmonia Mundi recording, HMC 1245. (What an incredible record label for lovers of Baroque and Early music!)
Schubert - "Symphony 3 and 6" Kertesz/ViennaPO, Decca SXL 6553
Red Holloway with The Brother Jack McDuff Quartet "Cookin' Together".
Listened to a wide variety of stuff FWIW:-
Brubeck - Brubeck plays Bernstein Plays Brubeck
Spygro Gyra - Access All Areas
Christopher Cross - Chistopher Cross
Moody Blues - Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Slipknot1: Am thinking of getting "The Koln Concert" by KJ. Is it worth the $25 getting the vinyl or is the ECM CD sonic quality really good for $14???
Tonight its English 20th century composers:
Arnold Bax - "Garden of Fand," "Northern Ballad No.1," "Tintagel" - Boult/LSO, Lyrita SRCS 62
Butterworth - "Banks of Green Willow," "Shropshire Lad" -
Bridge - "There is a Willow Aslant a Brook"
Harty - "John Field Suite"
Dilkes/English Sinfonia, EMI CSD 3696
Moeran - "Conc for Vn & Orch" - Handley/LPO, Lyrita SRCS 105
Nice music to crunch data to...
Rock and Roll night at our house:
Creedence Clearwater Revivial - "Cosmo's Factory" Classic Records 180g reissue
Mark Knofler - Soundtrack from "Local Hero"
Joni Mitchell - "Blue"
Crosby Stills Nash and Young - "Deja Vu" 200g reissue
Crosby Stills and Nash - "CSN" 200g reissue
Santana - "Santana" 180g reissue and original pressing
Mendelssohn - "Fingal's Cave", "Symphony No. 3" Decca (Speakers Corner)SXL 2246
Chick Corea & Gary Burton - "Crystal Silence" ECM
Supertramp - "Crime Of The Century" 180g reissue
EJ Moeran's Cello Concerto, Boult/LPO, Coetmore (vc), Lyrita SRCS 43 (another gorgeous recording by the great J Kenneth Wilkinson)
Beethoven's late String Quartets, beautifully performed by the Vegh Quartet, Telefunken 6.35040 (Number 12 playing as I type this)
Joe - glad to see you playing the Mendelssohn Speakers Corner reissue. Marvelous record! One of the great Decca recordings.
Beethoven - Sonatas 14 "Moonlight" No. 21 "Waldstein" No. 23 "Appassionata" Friedrich Gulda. London Treasury STS 15584
Berlioz - "Symphony Fantastique" Barbirolli/Halle Orchestra. Vanguard SRV 181 SD
Bach - "Brandenburg Concertos 1-6" Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra. Philips 6747 166