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Good bias! I share your bias!

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Of course, I'm biased since Steely Dan is my favorite group of all time.

Mark

Been reelin' in the years with Steely Dan/Don Fagen since the beginning. Not a bad favorite to have. And the engineering on their vinyl albums, redbook cd's and DVD-A's is outstanding, also. Really showcases their artistry. Last time my sister visited from far away, we listened to Kamakiriad (on DVD-A) all the way through. After Teahouse On The Tracks ended she looked at me with mystical wonder and disbelief. No drugs involved, either.

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IMO Kamakiriad is his best album. I just love the horn section on Florida Room.

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Donald Fagen: The Nightfly (on DVD-A)

Another great album from Don

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First, what's the turntable?

Second, it's on dvd-a? I bought it on cd about a year ago and thought the sound was awful compared to my memory of often played vinyl.

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The turntable is a modded Luxman PD121 (1978) with a Fidelity Research FR54 arm, and a modded Denon DL103.

Yes, I have it on LP and DVD-A. The latter much better than the lp, which in so-so up to the standard.

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Stephen Stills: Stephen Stills (Remastered cd)

I have this on lp as well, but I haven't been too crazy to play it since it's worn out completely. This remaster is nice

Edit: Actually it's neither a recording nor a mastering masterpiece, but it beats my worn out lp anyday.

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Stephen Still: Manassas (on LP)

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Stephen Stills: Stephen Stills (Remastered cd)

I have this on lp as well, but I haven't been too crazy to play it since it's worn out completely. This remaster is nice

Edit: Actually it's neither a recording nor a mastering masterpiece, but it beats my worn out lp anyday.

Burned my lips a few times while hitting the short end of a roach back in 1970 while wearing out my 8 track of this album. Got through those turbulent years with a little help from my (musical) friends.

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Roy Haynes: My shining hour

Personnel:
Roy Haynes: Drums
Niels-Henning Oersted Pedersen: Bass
Tomas Franck: Tenor sax
Thomas Clausen: Piano

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Steelt Dan: Pretzel Logic

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Sting: Fields of Gold (The Best of 1984-1994) Remastered

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Donald Fagen: Kamakiriad

Damn! I LOVE this album! I wore it out

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First today:
Al Jarreau, Live In London LP
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Just finished listening to
Donny Hathaway, Live LP

Playing now:
Les Nubians, One Step Forward CD

Next in the que:
Donald Fagen, The Nightfly LP

I can't get the Al Jarreau cover picture to show.

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Have the Nightfly on LP and on DVD-A. Great recording

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I only have her first cd, but I like her !

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Have the Nightfly on LP and on DVD-A. Great recording

I agree.. Of course I'm heavily biased toward Steely Dan whom of which is my favorite all-time group.

The cool thing is, Gary Katz is amazing in the studio alongside Walter and Donald. So good, that you can trust that all their recordings will be top notch and there is really no need to shell out the big buck on a Japanese digital master or the like. Although I'm not sure if Katz worked on the Nightfly.

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Right, but none the less there's a BIG difference from the LP to the DVD-A!

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Right, but none the less there's a BIG difference from the LP to the DVD-A!

Well yes, that is true.

Mark

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Bad Benson, CTI vinyl. It is liquid in the mids, but the highs with the percussion still sparkle. And I love George's playing, great tone. I wonder what else I have in this box?

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Marilyn Mazur & Pulse Unit: Circular Chant (1994)

I am not sure I will ever be able to "swallow" this one. Avantgarde jazz indeed, and soundwise an excellent recording. Hard to view it as music though.

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Nice

One of the great records from SD. I have this on LP only, and I wonder if you hear the same "lightly distorted" treble as I do. Especially audible on "Babylon sisters". A weak point in many of their LP's if you ask me. My thinking is older Neumann microphones, which were great to music, but not so great with voices.

hmm....I would say the treble is seemingly over emphasized through my titanium tweeteers, but I have listened to this through horns and soft domes and the treble seems fine to me.

Of course, it could be that your resolution is superior to my particular digital front end and its more revealing in your rig.

Interesting. Thanks Duck!

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I am excited to know if it's the case too with the DVD-A which I am eagerly waiting for. With Donald Fagen's Nightfly it's the same thing, but the DVD-A is somewhat better in the treble.

I don't think my treble resolution is any better than yours. I play on cheap speakers (Dynaudio DM2/7, entry level at $1000 a set). But who knows about the rest of the rig. My rig is mostly Danish, and as such totally unknown for you guys (Thule amp and dvd/cdp)

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Just finished listening to my newly acquired Gaucho DVD-A. Gotta give it to ya', it's awesome. Many new details and MUCH better sound than the lp. What a pleasure to enjoy such a great album with some of the very best musicians in the world. Just to remind to who they are:

Donald Fagen: Vocals, synth, organ, electric piano
Don Grolnick: Electric piano, clavinet
Rob Mounsey: Piano, synth, horn arr
Joe Sample: Electric piano
Walter Becker: Bass, guitars
Chuck Rainey: Bass
Anthony Jackson: Bass
Steve Khan: Guitar
Hiram Bullock: Guitar
Rick Derringer: Guitar
Hugh McCracken: Guitar
Larry Carlton: Guitar
Mark Knopfler: Guitar
Crusher Bennett: Percussion
Randy Brecker: Trumpet, fl

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Paul Simon: Songs from The Capeman

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Have the Nightfly on LP and on DVD-A. Great recording

I agree.. Of course I'm heavily biased toward Steely Dan whom of which is my favorite all-time group.

The cool thing is, Gary Katz is amazing in the studio alongside Walter and Donald. So good, that you can trust that all their recordings will be top notch and there is really no need to shell out the big buck on a Japanese digital master or the like. Although I'm not sure if Katz worked on the Nightfly.

Mark

No, Katz didn't participate in mastering the Nightfly DVD-A. Same as with the Gaucho DVD-A, it was Bob Ludwig (mastering) and Elliot Scheiner (tracking, mixdown). Besides Katz was a producer on the SD records.

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I went through some piano last night. Billy Joel, Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, just from one song with prominent piano to the next. That is one of the main joys in having my music on the computer, that ease of access makes it easy to listen in different ways.

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I understand. I have music on a computer as well, but I rarely listen to it, since it's mp3 all of it.

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Alison Krauss: Forget About it

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A Good Jam

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Full Moon: Full Moon feat. Neil Larsen & Buzz Feiten

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Oh yeah, I only listen to mp3s on my iPod. I do enjoy them there, but not at home, not even when cooking dinner! That is what the big files are for!

Trey

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I agree! mp3 on the road and nowhere else!

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Mr. Mister: Go on

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Mr. Mister: Go on

Killer Bass line by Richard Page on the tune "Healing Waters."

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Walter Becker - 11 Tracks of Whack
I really dig the tune: Surf and or Die on this CD.

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Herbie Hancock: The Imagine Project

Perhaps not what one might expect from Herbie, but not at all a bad CD. The recording is superb and was excellently mastered by Bernie Grundman.

This is what HH writes in the booklet:

This album was recorded in various countries throughout the world, in multiple languages, and with various international artists in an effort to show the power and beauty of global collaboration as a golden path to peace...

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Beatles: "1"

27 hit singles remastered.

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Two things: as much Stereolab as I can find. I feel an out of left field obsession coming on...

And the magnificent Cargo Records "History of Rhythm and Blues 1942-52." This is the second boxed set in a (so far) three set series curated by one Nick Duckett, who put together what is maybe the most listenable box set I've ever heard.

It's hard to explain, but a reviewer on Amazon pretty much nailed it this way:


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Like the 1st box, what doesn't vary is the sheer charm of the recordings themselves - the tracks sort of 'flow' into each other with real precision. There's Blues of course (lyrics above to "Boogie Chillen" by John Lee Hooker), but there's also Rhythm `n' Blues, Jive, Doo-Wop, Hillbilly and even a little World War II swing. All manner of life is here - sexy songs, poverty songs, emigration and work songs, music as a solace and a liberation, drinking and cheating women and men who are no better, breaking free music, dancing on a Saturday night music - it all weaves a magical listen. We regularly use it in a shuffle-play of several discs and it has customers coming to the counter time and time again asking, "who's this?"

Can't speak to the first and third sets in the series, except I have looked at the track listings for volume one and it stays away from the canon of blues singers and tries to deliver a broader story.

Seriously recommended.

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Parton/Ronstadt/Harris: Trio

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The Alan Parsons Project: I Robot

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Pink Floyd: Meddle

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"One of these days I'm going to tear you into tiny little pieces."

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Cream: Disraeli Gears

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David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember My Name

If I Could Only Remember My Name is the debut solo album by David Crosby, released in February of 1971 on Atlantic Records. One of four high-profile albums released by each member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping D

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I am listening to a University of West Georgia Saxophone Enesmble recording. It is not at all slick, kinda super indie packaging. The music is REALLY interesting, and this is not my usual cup of tea by a long shot. The production is clear, accurate, and spacious. And it was recorded by our own Jim Tavegia!

OUTSTANDING JIM!!!!!!!

Color me impressed, and I am listening on my smaller system, I will check more out tonight in the big room. But the recording is really killer and impressive.

So here is to Jim!

Trey

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IICORMM is great. And SO well recorded. I bet you have the dvd-a, right Keld? I can also recommend Another Stoney Evening by Nash and Crosby. It is just DTS, but still a fine recording. Have you heard the dvd-a of Chicago II with the silver cover? Another good rock dvda.

Keld, we have similar enough taste that I am beginning to think we are musical twins. Sorry pal. 8)

Trey

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Thanks for the shout-out. I think you will find the April more musical than the March. The 4 PhDs in the quartet opening the March will be an acquired taste. I can appreciate the technical merits of even beginning to be able to play such pieces.

The two version of the Lucy Robert' piece: She is a retired French composer who wrote that piece with piano specifically for the University of West GA Wind Ensemble. How nice is that! Again, it is very heady music that takes a while to get into.

I have also found it took me some time to enjoy and understand the tonality of 20+ wind players. Usually it is partial wind with some brass and others, so this mix of just winds had a very unique sound and texture.

It would be hard for me to express how much fun this was for me and that my recordings have been so well received by the UWG Wind Ensemble in spite of the fact that others have been recording them before me. I honestly don't think that even getting a Rega P9 would give me this much enjoyment. That should tell you much. (Stephen can probably appreciate this.)

I have truly appreciated all the comments from forum members, and other friends, who have listened and commented on these recordings. Your honest assessments have been very helpful and I've appreciated all the kind comments.

I look to get better and hopefully enjoying a much lower noise floor in the hall this next season. The advantages of 2496 will really shine through. I do feel the pressure of being the one to record such a group of academics, all very talented for sure.

Thanks, again and I look forward to your comments from your listening session on your "big rig".

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