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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13770 on: April 30, 2021, 07:04:55 AM »
Billy Joel & Richard Joo: Fantasies and Delusions -  Music for Solo Piano



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Wow, the Piano Man really has some Classical chops. I was impressed.  :clap:
What a find!  Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention... It's like Billy Joel has been touched by the ghost of Chopin and transported to Paris in 1920 to drink Absinthe with Eric Satie and Claude Debussey. 
This is one I'll have to find a copy of and add to my collection. 
...Amazon has my money and I'll have the cd tomorrow.

When I put it on my wife thought ti was Chopin as well.

I heard and interview with Billy Joel on the radio not so long ago where he was talking about the process writing and arranging songs in very detailed technical musical terms. I was absolutely shocked with the depth of his technical knowledge about music.  He grew up not to far from me and I know several people who went to high school with him so all said he was a borderline drop out playing in whatever rock band he had put together at the time and not caring much about school at all. So I had always had this impression of him as a rock and roller who just banged out rock songs through his innate talent alone. But in listening to this the way he talked in that interview he sounded more like a Julliard graduate than a rocker. I don't know if he is self taught or got himself some formal music training along the way, but he really knows his stuff.

I'm glad you enjoy the album, because as I have said before sharing our discoveries is what this thread is all about. My eyes, or should I say ears, have been opened to many things that I would not have given a second though to if not for posts here and I am very happy to pay that forward.  :thumb:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13771 on: April 30, 2021, 10:55:45 AM »
Billy Joel & Richard Joo: Fantasies and Delusions -  Music for Solo Piano



Columbia CD

Wow, the Piano Man really has some Classical chops. I was impressed.  :clap:
What a find!  Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention... It's like Billy Joel has been touched by the ghost of Chopin and transported to Paris in 1920 to drink Absinthe with Eric Satie and Claude Debussey. 
This is one I'll have to find a copy of and add to my collection. 
...Amazon has my money and I'll have the cd tomorrow.

When I put it on my wife thought ti was Chopin as well.

I heard and interview with Billy Joel on the radio not so long ago where he was talking about the process writing and arranging songs in very detailed technical musical terms. I was absolutely shocked with the depth of his technical knowledge about music.  He grew up not to far from me and I know several people who went to high school with him so all said he was a borderline drop out playing in whatever rock band he had put together at the time and not caring much about school at all. So I had always had this impression of him as a rock and roller who just banged out rock songs through his innate talent alone. But in listening to this the way he talked in that interview he sounded more like a Julliard graduate than a rocker. I don't know if he is self taught or got himself some formal music training along the way, but he really knows his stuff.

I'm glad you enjoy the album, because as I have said before sharing our discoveries is what this thread is all about. My eyes, or should I say ears, have been opened to many things that I would not have given a second though to if not for posts here and I am very happy to pay that forward.  :thumb:

Am listening on Qobuz via my iPad as I work on my “to do” list for today. Thanks, Tom  :thumb:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13772 on: April 30, 2021, 02:28:12 PM »
‘Realization’, an album by Johnny Rivers made in 1968. I really like the vibe here. He is so much more than the ‘Secret Agent Man’ song he is known for. Atmospheric, and as always, maybe not your cuppa, but a few great covers here as well- Hey Joe, Whiter Shade of Pale, and Positively 4th Street. ‘Summer Rain’ I believe was the ‘hit’ from the album.
I’ve given up on posting pictures here, so my verbiage will have to suffice... Along with an AllMusic review.

https://www.allmusic.com/album/realization-mw0000040595
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13773 on: April 30, 2021, 07:53:32 PM »
Pink Floyd: Live at Knebworth 1990



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13774 on: April 30, 2021, 08:00:01 PM »
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live at Woodstock



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13775 on: May 01, 2021, 08:22:54 AM »
The Miles Davis Quintet: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13776 on: May 01, 2021, 06:35:19 PM »
Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13777 on: May 01, 2021, 08:21:24 PM »
Kind of Blue.  The quintessential jazz classic. 
A friend brought over his Japanese pressing to compare to my original late 50's 6 eye Columbia... no comparison at all.  The Japanese pressing was far superior, and not just newer quieter vinyl.  The drums were more lively, the instruments better placed, better defined.  I've got to ask him where he got it when he comes by tomorrow.



Then, just for grins,  Chick Corea "My Spanish Heart"
Reading the credits I noticed for the first time is a Bob Ludwig. 

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13778 on: May 01, 2021, 09:10:48 PM »
Kind of Blue.  The quintessential jazz classic. 
A friend brought over his Japanese pressing to compare to my original late 50's 6 eye Columbia... no comparison at all.  The Japanese pressing was far superior, and not just newer quieter vinyl.  The drums were more lively, the instruments better placed, better defined.  I've got to ask him where he got it when he comes by tomorrow.



Then, just for grins,  Chick Corea "My Spanish Heart"
Reading the credits I noticed for the first time is a Bob Ludwig. 


Pls post his answer. I’d be curious to know, even though I’m out of vinyl
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13779 on: May 01, 2021, 10:09:02 PM »


Pls post his answer. I’d be curious to know, even though I’m out of vinyl
Probably a guy named Takashi at jazzbluesjapan on ebay or his website https://jazzbluesjapan.jp/.  We've bought a bunch from him this year, and try to combine our purchases to reduce the shipping $$. 
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13780 on: May 01, 2021, 11:22:22 PM »


Pls post his answer. I’d be curious to know, even though I’m out of vinyl
Probably a guy named Takashi at jazzbluesjapan on ebay or his website https://jazzbluesjapan.jp/.  We've bought a bunch from him this year, and try to combine our purchases to reduce the shipping $$.

Thx. Checking out the website. Pretty good prices. 
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13781 on: May 02, 2021, 10:08:30 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13782 on: May 04, 2021, 11:18:20 AM »
Jazz Sabbath: Iron Man, Live in London 1968



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Found this as a single released last Friday on Tidal. When Tidal releases something as a single it is often a preview track from an album that is ready for release in the near future.

In this case I sure hope so.  8)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13783 on: May 04, 2021, 02:16:33 PM »
Judy Collins Sings The Beatles



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13784 on: May 04, 2021, 05:20:12 PM »
Stephen Stills & Judy Collins: Everybody Knows



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