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Jazz Review
What do you get when you combine the best jazz players in New York with some high-profile guest soloists to back up, in a big band setting, a featured artist? The usual answer? A competent, somewhat exciting set with a bunch of players each trying... 
Best Sax Jazz
oops! Not Walt Levinsky (different era altogether). I meant Walt Weiskoff. 
Best Sax Jazz
or Eric Alexander, Rich Perry, Walt Levinsky, Gary Smulian, Marty Erlick, Bill Evans............... 
Best Sax Jazz
Jay, good to hear from someone who obviously knows what's what in the saxophone world. It is unfortunate that so many of the really great and interesting young players seldom get heard by so much of the music loving public. Regards. 
Best Sax Jazz
Sdcampbell, I would respectfully like to comment on your fine posts. I would move the time frame during which the saxophone became more of a solo instrument back by a few years, perhaps even a decade. Coleman Hawkins was recording by the mid-twent... 
Favorite Audio Ad
A recurring problem in audio ads, IMO, is the poor representation of musical instruments and musicians. How many times do we have to see a clarinet or a saxophone with the mouthpiece (reed) upsidedown? Worse yet, a "musician" "playing" the instrum... 
CD Recommendations
Frap, thanks for the positive remarks. Your suggestion to Lev is an excellent one. Exposure to the music of the giants in their respective categories is the best way to expand one's musical horizons; even if the music seems "difficult" at first or... 
CD Recommendations
Daniel, in the spirit of sharing ideas and being true to my own belief system, as concerns what I feel is great music; I would like to respectfully suggest that rather than trying to find listening satisfaction in new examples of music in your men... 
Musicality" in a system? What IS that ?
I would like to up the ante in this very interesting discussion. Haven't we all experienced being in the presence of a very gifted artist or of an otherwise very gifted individual and felt a very powerful force or presence about them? This force i... 
Warm sounding ss power amps
Johnny7, this is a classic example of needing to be careful as far as the language used to describe the sound of a system and the potential solution to the perceived problem. You say that your system is bright and you want to warm it up. The oppos... 
Music for "Tough Times"
Forgive me for responding before Kat; but I would like to second her recommendation. (See my previous post above). There are times when the musical antics of Spike Jones or Peter Schikele are just the ticket to get me out of a funk. We music lover... 
Musicality" in a system? What IS that ?
Katharina, you make a great point, and precisely the point that I made recently in the "Music to test systems" thread. You also provide a great segue to a "second chapter" in the discussion of musicality; as suggested by Gregm. In the stated threa... 
Is there a way to bi-wire MMG s?
Try The Planar Speaker Asylum.com. You may have to first log on to Audio Asylum.com. There are many threads and discussions on modifying that speaker. Also call Magnepan and see if you can get a x-over schematic from them. Good luck but I strongly... 
Calling all Recording Engineers
I'm not sure it's the best, but it certainly is one of the great jazz recordings of all time. Aside from the usual superb playing by Evans, that recording captures the sound and feeling of the Village Vanguard like no other that I have heard. I ha... 
Calling all Recording Engineers
Excellent observations in the above posts. Since the original question concerns "classic" jazz recordings I will add my two cents worth in that context; although the same issues apply to classical or any other music (including pop) of value. I thi...