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rok I have been gradually collecting all of Dexter Gordon's releases on the Steeple Chase label which he recorded while living in Copenhagen and Paris for 14 years. His output on the Black Lion label and Blue Note is very good also.  "Biting th... 
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MozartDIVERTIMENTO IN E-FLAT  (K.563)CBS Records Masterworks  -  1985*also available on conventional disc & cassette  :)Notes:  State this work is infrequently played and is astonishingly little known in spite of it being one of Mozart's great... 
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Today's Listen:Dexter Gordon  --  BITING THE APPLEwith / Barry Harris(piano), Sam Jones(bass), Al Foster(drums)Recorded 1976Notes:  Mostly personal anecdotes of the writer, Bob Porter, concerning Gordon and his recordings and live performances ove... 
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BeethovenPIANO TRIOS VOL. 1Ashkenazy, Perlman, HarrellEMI   1979-1984    2CD set.Notes:  Standard fare.  No good gossip.  Synopsis of each Trio.  Does point out that Haydn thought this trio, in C minor, was too 'advanced' for a Viennese public; mo... 
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BeethovenPIANO CONCERTO No. 5Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)Mahler Chamber Orchestra - AndsnesSony 2014Notes:  Talk about the events happening during the time this music was written.  Esp Napoleon's rampage across Europe.  Tells the story of Beethoven se... 
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BeethovenSYMPHONY NO.7 IN A MAJOR, OP.92Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraManfred Honeck, Music directorReference Recordings SACD     Recorded 2015From the Notes: "Critics did not comment on the poetic melodies, but rather on the rhythm as the main ele... 
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Nice Golson:I watch and listen to birds and squirrels most days.   We have several bird baths in our yard.  We have a large group of Blue Jays and a sizable number of Cardinals and many many pigeons.  At dusk, the pigeons start cooing.  They can k... 
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Today’s Listen:Various Artists -- THE 25 BEST JAZZ TUNES OF 19612CD Box from Chrome Dreams. My experience is that they do good work. Based in the U.K.The Box I have is not on YT, but these are cuts from disc one of the 2CD set. Picture of Jean Seb... 
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BeethovenEROICA - VARIATIONENBruno Leonardo Gelber (piano)Orfeo Label     Recorded 1984In the notes, they talk about and use the word 'improvisations' a lot.  Maybe this should have been posted on JFA.  Seems like here, the improvisations are done... 
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@frogman Thanks for the info.   I am beginning to appreciate the structure and hierarchy of the orchestra.  I had no idea, except that I knew about the Principles and the violin Concertmaster.Cheers 
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Tires and Audiophiles:My local Ford dealer treats all his customers as if they are audiophiles.  He charges about 300 dollars extra for filling the tires of his NEW cars with pure Nitrogen.  Me, being sort of slow asked, Why?  They said the nitrog... 
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Questions to The Frogman:At the end of the roster list of the NY Philharmonic  there is this:"The New York Philharmonic uses the revolving seating method for section string players who are listed alphabetically in the roster."What does this mean?T... 
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BeethovenVIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJORAnne-Sophie Mutter (violin)New York Philharmonic  --  Kurt MasurDG SACD    Recorded 2002The Notes Consist primarily of a conversation between Joachim Kaiser and Sophie Mutter.  ASM: "It was in 1978, a year after ... 
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I may have told this story before, seems to bear repeating.Man buys a 5 million dollar European Super Car.   As he is writing the 5 Million Dollar check and getting the key Fobs to his long lusted after treasure, the salesman says, "the first thin... 
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George GershwinPORGY AND BESS (highlights)Simon Estes / Roberta AlexanderRundfunk - Sinfonieorchester BerlinLeonard SlatkinRecorded 1984Another one with the German sales price sticker still attached. DM39.95From the Notes: Talks about the deeper m...