Responses from jimcrane

what are your most favored recordings ?
Goldberg Variations, JS Bach, Murray Perahia: Outstanding playing and very good recording. I love this piece, and I think Perahia's version is the best.24 Preludes and Fugues for Piano, D Shostakovich, Keith Jarrett: A 20th century descendant from... 
B&W, Dynaudio, Dali or what else?
Sonicmaster aka Ken: You're a brand new member of Audiogon, welcome. Do you have any relationship to BRSE, other than perhaps being an owner? 
Your vote: Most Useless Audio Adjective
"Tuneful," as in "tuneful bass". Aaaarrggghhhhh!Jim Crane 
Where are you from this Christmas..
A great season and a musical new year to us all, from Portland, Oregon!Jim Crane 
About Lugnut -- Patrick Malone
I've just read this thread (or most of it).Lugnut, you are truly an inspiration. My thoughts and hopes go out to you.To those of you who are his friends and to all the other posters -- your kindness and compassion is wonderful. Each of you is a me... 
Your ONE all time favorite love song?
"Since I Fell for You" -- Lenny Welch 
Your ONE all time favorite love song?
Since I Fell For You -- Lenny Welch (nt)Jim Crane 
Rachmaninov for beginners
It's not orchestral or instrumental music, but my favorite Rachmaninov is his Vespers. It is beautiful and accessible. I own the version on Telarc but versions on other labels with Russian choruses have received outstanding reviews, too. If you ev... 
Jazz Recs for Classical Music Fan - Challenging
A few more:Charles Lloyd, "The Water is Wide" (small group)Marcus Roberts, "Alone with Three Giants" (piano)Joe Henderson, "Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (small group) and "So Near, So Far: Musings for Miles" (small group)Enjoy!Jim Crane 
Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Jane Monheit....?
I enjoy Diana Reeves 
Jazz for relaxation
Verve has released several collections of various artists called "Jazz Round Midnight". Each is mellow and very reasonably priced. Ben Webster is a personal favorite.Jim Crane 
Audiogon Classical Music Recommended Recordings
"Goldberg Variations," J.S. Bach, Murray Perahia on CBS "Partitas and Sonatas for Unaccompanied Violin," J.S. Bach, Nathan Milstein on DGG"Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959," F. Schubert, Richard Goode on Electra/Nonesuch"Piano Sonatas nos. 28, 29, ... 
Mozart Piano Concertos 20 & 21
Mitsuko Uchida on Philips. And her recordings of Mozart's Piano Sonatas are pure heaven. 
Do You Remember Your First CD Player?
A Radio Shack 1985 model. I still use it in my kitchen with a pair of active AR speakers. 
I need a Pre-Amp What should I get?
Look for a used Adcom pre-amp to match your Adcom amp. Do some research on the various models, and you should be able to find a good one for way under $1500.