frogman

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Jazz for aficionados
Another favorite.  May seem a little “lite” on first listen, but absolutely gorgeous saxophone playing.  It was also one of Michael’s favorites: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0hWpfLjtwxRrrhkMSbsZUEyrXwDz9HRd&si=kXeHAV_k1qJRtgPd  
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A few thoughts about Michael Brecker. First, the notion that to possess supreme technical prowess as an instrumentalist necessarily means that the player does not bring enough emotional content to the music is false.  Likewise, the notion that pl... 
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curiousjim,  impossible question to answer.  As a leader, Tales From The Hudson is up there with Time is of the Essence and, of course, his last album Pilgrimage.  Pilgrimage is fantastic and I love it in part for sentimental reasons….if you know ... 
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
Two more: - Ignore the cynics. - Be careful with the opinions of those who never mention the music.   
Question: What are some of your best pieces of advise to someone new to the hobby?
- Any information lost or distorted at the source cannot be retrieved or “improved” further upstream. - To one degree or another, everything matters. - Try (really hard) to attend at least a couple of live acoustic (or at least minimally amplifi... 
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You’re welcome both. It was said that one of the reasons that Brecker practiced so much was that so many other tenor players copied his style that he felt that he needed to stay one step ahead (😉). One more. This one featuring both Grolnick and ... 
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https://youtu.be/_TwCRbYMyDk?si=LOqroKZ_Sgrpjpw0  
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McCoy Tyner course, not Tyler 🙄  
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How could I (almost) forget McCoy Tyler’s “Infinity” Featuring Michael Brecker?Outstanding! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0071F7B5F1DB1ED1&si=RUlYjstJr2IfI8ZN  
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https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_l85qqhvqGAA36q_ctKF3ZoE3cqpktgknc&si=pRQjmjpXtf7qM9s0 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mp49RsKE5LKk65-YV8RPDW6LBkosPN1PE&si=k90hWsOLwDQrgKPP https://youtu.be/cc2x_WEUUKo?si=pfNQG... 
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The presence of Pat Metheny on electric guitar on Michael Brecker’s “Tales From The Hudson” may be a deal breaker as far as not being “all acoustic”, but it is certainly modern mainstream.  Fantastic record with an amazing cast of McCoy Tyner, Joe... 
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Gadd and Erskine are both great drummers. Different styles as you say, pjw. Personally, I find Erskine’s playing more to my liking with Steps. Just enough feel-good looseness and not so relentlessly metronomic as Gadd. Good example: https://youtu... 
How do you add color?
@mapman, **** Gotta love a conversation about sound that’s talking about color. Aren’t those two different senses? Go figure! Only audiophiles……**** Not really 😊 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmeu3dwBjdGzVIQT6wZ1TzdxyH2573tsn&si=IV... 
The use of digital pitch correction software on vocal recordings
@mahgister , no need for apology.  I think you missed my attempt at humor (with a bit of sarcasm which was not meant for you).  All is well.  Regards.  
How do you add color?
@noromance , you did indeed,  Somehow, I missed your post.  Unusual, since your posts always interest me,  Credit where credit is due.  Regards.