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Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« on: July 21, 2016, 11:00:17 AM »
Every now and then I receive an email/link to some wonderful video/music. I was thinking we could share our favorite videos (keep it nice) and music.

I have a few to start off with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDqTBlKU4CE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGyKg2fWehU&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCoxGV7j71c&feature=youtu.be

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=laura+bretan&view=detail&mid=3CB6901018DA49169B603CB6901018DA49169B60&FORM=VIRE

Cheers
Steve
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Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 11:34:05 AM »
Very nice topic, Steve, thanks!  :thumb:


The great jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown has been my hero since I was 9. This is the only known video of him playing. Recorded in Feb, 1956, at age 25, 5 months before he died in car crash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iuP3CfFZDQ

Though the show was on the air 1953-1959, and many jazz artists made appearances, Miles Davis appeared 6 times, none of the live performances were recorded except for three. Only this one has ever surfaced, because Soupy Sales himself rediscovered this kinescope video recording in his garage in mid 1990s.

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Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 01:47:51 PM »
Very nice topic, Steve, thanks!  :thumb:


The great jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown has been my hero since I was 9. This is the only known video of him playing. Recorded in Feb, 1956, at age 25, 5 months before he died in car crash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iuP3CfFZDQ

Though the show was on the air 1953-1959, and many jazz artists made appearances, Miles Davis appeared 6 times, none of the live performances were recorded except for three. Only this one has ever surfaced, because Soupy Sales himself rediscovered this kinescope video recording in his garage in mid 1990s.
With Sarah Vaughan: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dizSZr6WTpk/url]

Great stuff!
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 02:55:22 PM »
I have that on a CD, the worst digital mastering I own!  But still worth listening.

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Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 03:58:09 PM »
Very nice topic, Steve, thanks!  :thumb:


The great jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown has been my hero since I was 9. This is the only known video of him playing. Recorded in Feb, 1956, at age 25, 5 months before he died in car crash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iuP3CfFZDQ

Though the show was on the air 1953-1959, and many jazz artists made appearances, Miles Davis appeared 6 times, none of the live performances were recorded except for three. Only this one has ever surfaced, because Soupy Sales himself rediscovered this kinescope video recording in his garage in mid 1990s.
With Sarah Vaughan: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dizSZr6WTpk/url]

Great stuff!

Sarah Vaughan has a great voice, broken hearted melody, she shines.

I never got into soprano until Jackie Evancho arrived on the scene. Now I have Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Tebaldi,
Renee Fleming etc.

Here is another one, Amira, from the Netherlands I believe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66-A2MyVDbU

Cheers
Steve
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 04:09:40 PM »
Thanks for the Brownie, it was delicious  :thumb:

I'll admit that few will have any interest in this clip but it has a personal story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59lBywfO_yo

Billy Cobham has been my favorite drummer for more than 40 years now, and is responsible for helping to usher in a huge change in the role of the drum kit.

Shabazz was the first album I ever purchased. Played the hell out of it and have it burned into my brain. The album was lost long ago and I hadn't heard it in decades...

...Until I stumble across this video, which is a vid of the actual concert that the LP was made from!  I had no idea that a video existed, and having lost the album had thought that I'd never hear this again. So to find a video of my long=lost first album of the most important musician in my life - well, I was excited, anyway.

(Maybe Bob M my fellow fusion-head might like this - some cool early synth stuff)

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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 04:23:34 PM »
The Billy Cobham album you loved is available on CD from Amazon and it is also available on used vinyl. See link
https://www.amazon.com/Shabazz-COBHAM-BILLY/dp/B00K0PDRFA/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1469142853&sr=1-1&keywords=Billy+Cobham++++Shabazz
My favorite Billy Cobham album is Crosswinds. I haven't worn it out yet either, damn entertaining.
Honorable mention goes to A Funky Thide of Sings.
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Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 06:04:30 PM »
I never got into soprano until Jackie Evancho arrived on the scene. Now I have Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Tebaldi,
Renee Fleming etc.

Maria Callas one of the few that moves me.  :thumb:

What's a good video of her, Steve? I have wandered around yootoob listening to her on occasion, but not knowing what's her best.

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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2016, 06:17:50 PM »
...Until I stumble across this video, which is a vid of the actual concert that the LP was made from!  I had no idea that a video existed, and having lost the album had thought that I'd never hear this again. So to find a video of my long=lost first album of the most important musician in my life - well, I was excited, anyway.

Wow, that's awesome Mike! I can't imagine getting to see on video some of the great albums that I grew up with.

I first learned about Cobham while at college. Lots of young drummers there worshiped him as the best ever. I was impressed by his impressive physique. My drummer loved him and also had huge guns.

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Re: Sharing wonderful videos and music.....
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2016, 09:14:33 PM »
I never got into soprano until Jackie Evancho arrived on the scene. Now I have Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Tebaldi,
Renee Fleming etc.

Maria Callas one of the few that moves me.  :thumb:

What's a good video of her, Steve? I have wandered around yootoob listening to her on occasion, but not knowing what's her best.

Hi Rich,

I have these links. Seemed one or two were actually voiced by someone else, but I cannot confirm. Seems I only have one actual video. thought I had more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6bSrGbak1g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rjOrOt6wFw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4cSVnqGmOc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alrBe2XF0IA

Cheers
Pos
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2016, 06:51:11 AM »
Wow! Thanks Steve. Intonation like a piano

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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2016, 10:16:53 AM »
Wow! Thanks Steve. Intonation like a piano

Yes, in spades Rich. I am amazed how young prodigies are coming forth. Laura Betran (13), Jackie Evancho (10), Amira (9), Beau Dermott (12), Anna McLuckie (17?), Sal Valentinetti (20) are all simply superb and recorded well.

The recording quality is so good, even through YouTube, that I hope will help one adjust their systems.

Here is Beau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUP_aC5-bkM

Anna. I should add where Anna is located, the music is so spacious, amazingly open, and the second verse was evently adjusted as there is more ambience, "echo", space "around" her voice. Difficult to express, but amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZJMwiGk-p4

Sal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGyKg2fWehU&feature=youtu.be

Miguel, lots of dynamics, nice tonal quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRUy-D0JU2I

Cheers
Steve

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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2016, 12:36:37 AM »
Three Bach compositions I love:

First is from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude and Fugue in C# Minor, BWV 849. Especially the Fugue. 1722!

Prelude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8GjAin0V0E
Fugue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1yriKaLasM
Original score to Fuga:





Another one is Double Harpsichord Concerto in C major BWV 1061, 3rd movement, again a Fugue. Trevor Pinnock. Like mfsoa's Cobham recording, I lost this one for 30 years. I originally heard it on the radio, just once around 1986, but it changed my outlook on classical music, got me into Bach, which had a huge influence on me. I couldn't find the CD, didn't know what to look for, so many harpsichord pieces by Bach and Pinnock did them all. Finally heard it on the radio again last month. Wow, same effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByLvd1HoCac



Last one is another fugue, the 2nd movement from Solo Violin Sonata, BWV 1001. This is Julia Fisher playing. Pretty radical key changes and harmonic tension for 1720, Bach was 35 yo, she was 22.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMRn60AfYvM
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2016, 11:27:13 AM »
Rich, I especially like the violin and harpsichord selections. Very nice. The violin player is someone I have not heard before. Wow, she is one talented lady.

Harpsichord, Simon and Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt come to mind as well. Scarborough Fair (Full Version) Lyrics and Different drummer.

Here are two of Bolero. Both are great for checking numerous instruments. The first has pretty good depth, spaciousness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK23BhEQVyU

The second is even better spaciousness with great depth. The tonal may not be quite as good as the first. Have to judge for yourselves.

http://www.trilulilu.ro/video-cultura/ravel-bolero-filarmonica-din-munchen-dirijor-sergi

This third is a solo double bass, very spacious as it should be, and the tonal quality is simply stunning, similar to Anna's link in a previous post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P8C6-XqaNs

Cheers
Steve

ps. I am glad to see many visits to enjoy and maybe adjust their systems.
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Re: Sharing top notch recorded videos and music.....
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2016, 04:14:41 PM »
Here is another selection by Bretan, from last Tuesday evenings AGT. The soundstage is simply incredible, along with her voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjyHZNWQ6I0

Enjoy,

Steve
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