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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12165 on: April 22, 2019, 07:50:35 PM »
RE: David Crosby's "Here If You Listen" album

I gave Croz another listen this afternoon and it is definitely closer to the Byrds/CSN sound than the new one. not that it is heavily tilted towards that flavor, but just more so than the new album.

That said I did enjoy both albums for what they were, but if you are looking to relive that old CSN sound the new album will not take you there.

Keep in mind that I listened to both on Qobuz, so I did not have to lay out cash to hear either one. While I enjoyed them both I don't think I would have made a purchase of either if that was my only option. In my case shelf space is becoming more critical in the decision making process than the purchase price  and neither of these is something that I would see myself playing on a regular basis, hence in my mind they would not be worth the space.

This is why I have been so drawn to streaming. I can sample albums online and have access to them as I want and then only purchase physical copies of things that will benefit from the (marginally) better sound I can get from physical media, if I will being playing it repeatedly. There are just too many one and done albums out there for me to purchase everything that piques my interest.

Bravo tmazz! Much thanks for going the extra mile to spend time researching my David Crosby question. Thanks to your response I don't have to wonder whether or not I should acquire his new album. Since I could not warm up to Croz I will pass on the new album.

We share the problem of shelf space. I'm working hard to not acquire more LPs. So far I have been good. Although my place in CA was smaller than my current home, I have less space to file LPs. And thus the numerous (really numerous) number of boxes containing LPs I moved with remain stacked and unopened. And this after I purged my collection prior to moving. Currently, when I can play tunes, I listen to albums acquired subsequent to moving east. The reality is somehow I have to do a major purge to reduce the collection to a more manageable amount. Difficult as almost all of them I consider keepers.

Per your recent spin of The Rite of Spring, a composition I love. And a wowie when heard performed well in a concert hall. In California, I worked for an orchestra, mostly volunteer stuff--all interesting assignments. The one time I manned the information desk during a concert The Rite was performed. And this was a knockout performance. A couple of people came over and complained about the crappy modern music. And this over a century after the highly negative audience reaction to the premier performance of The Rite. Suppose nothing pleases the Bach, Beethoven, Brahms crowd other than works by those composers.
 
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12166 on: April 26, 2019, 03:31:30 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12167 on: April 26, 2019, 09:31:32 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12168 on: April 27, 2019, 06:17:22 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12169 on: April 27, 2019, 07:24:02 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12170 on: April 27, 2019, 09:00:51 PM »
Joe Pass: Blues for Fred



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Hey Tmazz

Speaking of Fred Astaire. Don't know if you are into Mel Torme at all. I have an album of his called Sings Fred Astaire. These are tunes Fred had sung, likely in movies he was in. These tunes are some of the classics from the "American Songbook" such as Cheek to Cheek and Nice Work if you Can Get it. Although I have not heard it in yrs, as it remains unpacked for far too long subsequent to my move, my recollection is these are fabulous performances by Mel and band. Checked out allmusic's review and they agree. See: https://www.allmusic.com/album/sings-fred-astaire-mw0000122517
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12171 on: April 28, 2019, 04:50:17 AM »
Joe Pass: Blues for Fred



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Hey Tmazz

Speaking of Fred Astaire. Don't know if you are into Mel Torme at all. I have an album of his called Sings Fred Astaire. These are tunes Fred had sung, likely in movies he was in. These tunes are some of the classics from the "American Songbook" such as Cheek to Cheek and Nice Work if you Can Get it. Although I have not heard it in yrs, as it remains unpacked for far too long subsequent to my move, my recollection is these are fabulous performances by Mel and band. Checked out allmusic's review and they agree. See: https://www.allmusic.com/album/sings-fred-astaire-mw0000122517

Found a 96/24  Hi Res version on Qobuz. I will have to check it out later today.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12172 on: April 30, 2019, 06:32:30 PM »
Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire



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Great recommendation Duos. Nice sound as well as great music.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12173 on: April 30, 2019, 10:23:27 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12174 on: May 02, 2019, 06:42:08 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12175 on: May 02, 2019, 08:31:37 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12176 on: May 02, 2019, 08:55:29 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12177 on: May 02, 2019, 10:03:19 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12178 on: May 03, 2019, 11:45:05 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #12179 on: May 03, 2019, 08:37:10 PM »
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