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Best female vocals on CD
Bwhite, with all due respect, NOBODY makes Aretha sound like she's got a sore throat. To put Mariah(?) and Celine(???????) in the same sentence with Aretha; well, I don't know what to say. Have you heard much of Aretha's work; specially pre-'90's?... 
Tribute to Sarah Vaughn
Subaruguru, my favorite "Sassy" recording both musically and sonically, is "Live From Japan". Swinging rhythm section and great sonics to boot. Now, I have it on LP not CD, but it would take a lot to destroy sonics this good. Famous last words, hu... 
Jokes of and about audiophiles
Q: How can you tell that the audiophile is sitting in the sweet spot and that his listening chair is perfectly level? A: He's drooling out of both sides of his mouth. 
Jokes of and about audiophiles
The audiophile, on his way to his Linn dealer to have his LP12 adjusted and tweaked for the 50th time, stops at the bank to make a quick cash withdrawal. Figuring that it will only take a couple of minutes he leaves his precious 'table in full vie... 
Clarinet lover s favorite
Travis, I agree with your comments concerning Stolzman and Daniels. Daniels is the superior clarinet player, and by a long shot. The question of a major label backing him is a bit complicated IMO. Marketing is a funny thing and it's oftentimes har... 
Amazing Solo Piano Recordings
Rcprince, thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out. Regards. 
Amazing Solo Piano Recordings
Murray Perahia, "The Aldeburgh Recital" on Sony Classical. PRISTINE technique, touch and nuance, CLEAR sense of melodic line, OPEN to emotional content of the music, an AMAZING artist. Oh yeah, and the sound is great. Live ambience a plus. Best pi... 
Clarinet lover s favorite
In fairness to Vtvu's recommendation, I must say that for whatever it is worth Stolzman has accomplished the seemingly impossible. He has gained name recogniton as a soloist on an instrument that, as far as woodwinds go, is not nearly as popular a... 
Clarinet lover s favorite
Mozart's clarinet concerto, besides being THE concerto among clarinetists, is one of the greatest classical works ever composed IMO. My two favorite recordings are the ones by Karl Leister and the Berlin PO on DG and Robert Marcellus with the Clev... 
Music for "Tough Times"
Just about anything by Mozart does the trick for me; specially the wind concerti. After all, it's the only music that causes my pet bird to sing along (no kidding). Quick pick-me-up. Although I find that it's not always a specific composer but the... 
Top Ten Speaker Cables of all time?...
Best speaker cables I ever used were the capacitor and inductor coil leads from my rebuilt MGIIIA crossovers that I connected to the tube monos sitting right behind the panels. Incredible. 
sometimes you just need to tap your toes
It IS about the music not the gear. In fact I make a point of not bringing "audiophile" recordings to audition gear. My reasoning is this: most gear worth auditioning will probably not make a great recording sound bad; in other words, a great SOUN... 
It is frustrating.....
Gentlemen, who cares if some go to be seen. The arts have always attracted some who go "to be seen". Look at it as a compliment to your good taste. Not much different than the audiophile who buys the most expensive gear while being clueless as to ... 
Holy Mackeral...The Meters do rule
For anyone interested, the Meters are playing in NYC 3/31 at Erving Plaza. 
It is frustrating.....
Sorry for the double post folks. Trouble with my log on. Sugarbrie, I could'nt agree with you more concerning "cross-over artists". Allow me to relate an experience I had working under "maestro" McFerrin. I had the pleasure of working as an extra ...