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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10950 on: June 14, 2018, 04:33:44 AM »


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10951 on: June 14, 2018, 10:45:40 AM »
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Michael Camilo, Piano Izquierdo/Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona

   Telarc Jazz CD

The RCA Shaded Dog Boston Pops/Earl Wild recording of has long been my benchmark for Rhapsody in Blue and this does nothing to challenge that status, but........

This is a great CD to use to show off your system to non-audiophile friends. Very clean, very dynamic and a huge soundstage in terms of width and height. Not so much in terms of stage depth or hall ambience, but those are fine audiophile details that  are more often than not lost  on casual listeners, who don't really appreciate them even if the do hear them.. I would liken this recording to watching an IMAX movie where everything is very big and vivid., which is much more likely to impress a non-audiophile than most of the fine details that we strive to maintain.

The reading itself is very much like the recording, more focused on the hard charging dynamics. The Boston Pops version while less dynamic, I feel has more emotion and musical textures. But again, the more powerful reading of this Telarc would very likely be more impressive to a casual listener, who is not as into the more technical aspects of musical performances as we are as audiophiles.

Not a bad recording by a long shot. Just not what I would consider the top of the pile for this piece of music.

However, I did find it a very good CD for the car. While the hard charging nature of the reading reduces they dynamic contrasts compared tot he RCA, it also makes the lower level passages higher in volume. And while that loss of dynamic range may be a negative for main system sweet spot listening, it is a plus in the car because it prevents the lower level passages from getting wiped out by the ambient road noise. So like many other things this can be looked at as another right tool for the right job type of thing.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10952 on: June 14, 2018, 10:54:48 AM »
Joe Turner: In the Evening

   Pablo LP

Wow, I am really liking this one.  Very nice jazzy blues.

Unfortunately, in spite of a good cleaning on the VPI, it still contains a lot more surface noise than I would like to deal with. But the vinyl itself is visually in good shape, so I am hopeful that a trip past Mr. Steamer will take care of the problem.
Remember, it's all about the music........

• Nola Boxers
• Sunfire True SW Super Jr (2)
• Quicksilver Mid Monos
• ARC SP-9
• VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Sumiko Blue Pt. Special
• EE Minmax DAC/Bluesound Node/Denon 2910
• TWL Power Cords/MIT Cables

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10953 on: June 14, 2018, 11:25:19 AM »
The Concert Sinatra

  Reprise LP

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• TWL Power Cords/MIT Cables

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10954 on: June 14, 2018, 05:10:54 PM »


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10955 on: June 14, 2018, 06:39:13 PM »
David Benoit: Digits

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• VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Sumiko Blue Pt. Special
• EE Minmax DAC/Bluesound Node/Denon 2910
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10956 on: June 15, 2018, 04:34:33 AM »


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10957 on: June 15, 2018, 05:31:19 AM »
James Taylor (Live)

  Tidal Streaming
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• ARC SP-9
• VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Sumiko Blue Pt. Special
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10958 on: June 15, 2018, 11:44:00 AM »
The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

  Tidal Streaming

Just released on Tidal this morning.

It's OK, but IMO layering the Royal Philharmonic over the original Beach Boys studio recording really adds not more than an excuse to try and get us to fork over cash for the same music yet once again.

If you can find it on a streaming service for free it is worth a listen, but other than that.........
Remember, it's all about the music........

• Nola Boxers
• Sunfire True SW Super Jr (2)
• Quicksilver Mid Monos
• ARC SP-9
• VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Sumiko Blue Pt. Special
• EE Minmax DAC/Bluesound Node/Denon 2910
• TWL Power Cords/MIT Cables

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10959 on: June 15, 2018, 06:27:30 PM »


Flute and Piano Sonatas

My daughter says the beginning melody of this Prokofiev Flute Sonata sounds like a popular rap song.
Or maybe vice-versa?  :duh

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10960 on: June 15, 2018, 06:41:45 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10961 on: June 15, 2018, 07:03:31 PM »


Steve Winwood • The Finer Things.......Disc 3
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10962 on: June 15, 2018, 07:44:10 PM »


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10963 on: June 16, 2018, 06:38:09 AM »
Roger Daltery: As Long as I Have You

  Tidal Streaming

Another new release
Remember, it's all about the music........

• Nola Boxers
• Sunfire True SW Super Jr (2)
• Quicksilver Mid Monos
• ARC SP-9
• VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Sumiko Blue Pt. Special
• EE Minmax DAC/Bluesound Node/Denon 2910
• TWL Power Cords/MIT Cables

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #10964 on: June 17, 2018, 06:34:06 AM »



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