One of my favorite piano masters. Beethoven Piano Sonatas are the current exercise in fine listening.
Last year at this time I got to attend the ‘Potluck Audio Conference’
Part of the fun was the music happening in the suites.
This is where I first heard of (and heard) Miles Mosley!
You’re welcome 😉
My buddy Tom sent me a link to an article about some guitar guy named Govan? a “preview” of some tasty guitar tracks.
Time to test “every song, ever recorded” again.
Found a wonderful “The Aristocrats – The Aristocrats”. Who knew? I called it a musical, gentle shredding.
Added for good measure “Tres Caballeros – The Aristocrats”, “Cactus Cruz – Michael Lee Firkins”, and “Love Devotion Surrender (with the Mahavishnu Orchestra) – Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin”.
Have to warm up the ears before recording the Warheads tonight.
Turns out that I have ‘tuned’ the JBL monitors/Scarlett 18i6/iTunes combination to get a nice 83 dB at the listening position with the software volume control set to 0 on the Scarlett (MixControl)
In the trial mode of appleMusic. I posit that if I find an album a month ($10 on the iTunes store) that I would actually listen to more than once, then the service is worth the price of admission.
Note that it is only 12 albums a year, 20 years before my ears decide exploration is tired, 240 albums. Tiny amount of “saved” music. Might even purchase a “real” copy of some of them.
This weekend I had to add 2 new Tallis Scholars CDs to the collection (CDGIM045 – Tavener, CDGIM049 – Pärt) which I happily paid CD price for 48K/24bit recordings. I like my counterpoint clean.
Found in appleMusic – John Coltrane – “The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions”
Never knew of it. Never heard it. Happy to have it in the list of tunes.
Unfortunately most “easy” credits don’t tell the story of the players. Thanks to the AllMusicGuide.com folks we get this
|Billy Ray Barber||Tuba|
|James Buffington||French Horn, Horn|
|Garvin Bushell||Piccolo, Reeds, Woodwind|
|Dom Cerulli||Liner Notes|
|John Coltrane||Composer, Primary Artist, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)|
|John Coltrane Quartet||Primary Artist, Unknown Contributor Role|
|Donald Corrado||French Horn, Horn|
|Eric Dolphy||Clarinet (Bass), Conductor, Flute, Sax (Alto)|
|Robert Flynn||Cover Design, Design|
|Charles “Majeed” Greenlee||Euphonium|
|Hollis King||Art Direction|
|Cameron Mizell||Production Coordination|
|Robert “Brother Ah” Northern||Horn|
|Pat Patrick||Sax (Baritone)|
|Ted Russel||Cover Photo, Photography|
|McCoy Tyner||Arranger, Piano|
|Rudy Van Gelder||Engineer|
|Julius Watkins||French Horn, Horn|
|Isabelle Wong||Package Design|
Popular from it’s launch in 1982, the LinnDrum was the second drum machine to be released by Roger Linns Linn Electronics company and was basically an upgrade to the revoloutionary LM1 drum machine. Featuring an improved basic set of high quality 35kHz drum hit samples, the LinnDrum also included ride and crash cymbals within it’s arsenal. This made the machine a sought-after addition to many big name studio producers including Peter Gabriel, Sting, Jean-Michel Jarre and Prince. A fantastic sounding machine for it’s time, the LinnDrum has been recorded on many popular records and is credited by some for its role in the way music sounds and is created in certain genres today.
Led Zeppelin is classic rock. So are Mötley Crüe and Ozzy Osbourne. But what about U2 or Nirvana?
If you’ve tried listening to any of your old CDs lately, if you even own them anymore, you may have noticed they won’t play. That’s what happened to mine, anyway.
The last time I played through *all* of my CDs (1500) I found about 10 with unplayable parts, and 2 that were completely unusable.
One of the “damaged” CDs was actually harmed by the marker used to put info on it – the part where the ink was had become completely transparent.
Now NightBus, a dance-pop band with members split between Los Angeles and London, has what it says is a novel take on stereo. Its single, “When the Night Time Comes,” to be released on Tuesday by S-Curve Records, is produced in what it calls “three-way stereo,” an audio innovation for the earbud age.
Actually it is 4 different tracks – left, right, stereo, and mono. If you put the recording in to mono you get a separate (and different) mix than either left or right alone.
The problem isn’t piracy — it’s competition.
There is too much music and too many musicians, and the amateurs are often good enough for the public. This is healthy for culture, not so much for aesthetics, and shit for musicians. Musicians in the early ’90s were already feeling the pressure of competition from CD reissues of old stuff; here in the future, you can get almost anything that has ever been digitised for free and listener time is the precious commodity.