Responses from acman3

Some more modern jazz piano trios
Danny Green Trio  
Passion, or ..... Precision?
As you mentioned most of the music during that period was recorded poorly. Hard to do anything about that. Another part of the problem is we had speakers with no real bass, just a mid bass bump that stimulated the room. As you buy better speakers ... 
How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?
I get up and play with dogs, while listening to music. Got to work and when I get home my wife watches a few shows she likes and then I listen from 9 to 11 or so. Weekends probably 8 to 12 hours everyday depending on my home workload.  
Power cords known to produce good bass
Elrod Master series! No brightness and great bass    
Jazz for aficionados
Just got off Cruise Ship.  How about  Monty Alexander?      
On my death bed I will post on best integateded with small speakers in hospice.   
Why Is Hi Fi Gear So Darn Expensive?
People who own small businesses need to make a large enough profit for them and their employees to live.  
The Mood Was Ruined
Better story teller than Edmund Fitzgerald?
"Front porch song" - Robert Earl Keen Historical and hysterical   
Impressions on Talking Heads Box Set
Probably "Once in a lifetime." box set.  
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
I listened to a Rap station this morning on ride in and I apologize for the no harmony comment in my first post. Most did have some form of harmony,  even if it was only a one cord song with no changes.  
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
Honest Question. Why is it insulting to consider Rap poetry instesd of music? As others have posted, many non Rap artist have used spoken word, I considered most Dylan to be poetry.  
Jazz for aficionados
Can't be replaced.   
Ray Charles - "Rap is not music"
Rap to me is poetry to rhythms with little if any harmony, so IMO, I agree with Ray, but does it matter what category it's in?   
Upgrade Cables or Just Upgrade Equipment & Live in Shame?
I'm a big believer in good cables, but getting the bass correct is more important. Also, if you find listening to cable changes boring you're already in trouble on that front. What kind of cables were they using in the systems you enjoyed?