Everyone's gone to a lot of trouble so we can play music on our PCs. Let's not let it go to waste....Right now I'm listening to ...Meddle - 01 - Pink Floyd - One of These Days (I'm Going to Cut You into Little Pieces).ogg
I'm winding down from a HOT day at work. Sooo I'm drinking an ice cold Rolling RockLooking through Forum trying to learn something new, and melloing out to the sounds of Robin Trower...Bridge Of Sighs.mpc
Phil Manzanera - 6 pm - Sacred Days
Just heard last week about the remixed version of "Vapor Trails" being released on Oct 1st (funny how that works) so I snagged it and it's definitely more listenable than the original blasted "perfect example of the Loudness War right up there with Metallica's "Death Magnetic" fiasco" definitely. The remix is subtle at times but in some songs (the radio hits, I suppose) it's very noticeable with major changes to not only the levels but the soundstage as well.I suppose after a few dozen listens I won't even notice anymore...
Often overlooked, perhaps because he wasn't a great innovator in jazz but merely a stellar performer, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was at the peak of his powers on Soul Station. Recorded with a superstar quartet including Art Blakey on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wynton Kelly on piano, it was the first album since Mobley's 1955 debut to feature him as a leader without any other accompanying horns. The clean, uncomplicated sound that resulted from that grouping helps make it the best among his albums and a peak moment during a particularly strong period in his career. Mobley has no problem running the show here, and he does it without being flashy or burying the strong work of his sidemen. The solidness of his technique means that he can handle material that is occasionally rhythmically intricate, while still maintaining the kind of easy roundness and warmth displayed by the best players of the swing era. Two carefully chosen standards, "Remember" and "If I Should Lose You," help to reinforce that impression by casting an eye back to the classic jazz era. They bookend four Mobley originals that, in contrast, reflect the best of small-group composition with their lightness and tight dynamics. Overall, this is a stellar set from one of the more underrated musicians of the bop era. Review by Stacia Proefrock
Review by Scott YanowTenor saxophonist Stan Getz found a perfect accompanist in pianist Kenny Barron, who would regularly play in his group for his last five years. This out-of-print Black Hawk LP finds the pair, along with bassist George Mraz and drummer Victor Lewis, performing two standards and four more recent pieces, including two ("Dreams" and "Voyage") by Barron. The music is difficult to classify (modern bop?) but relatively easy to understand; Getz never coasts.