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What Are Some Great LIVE Jazz Recordings?

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I love turning off the lights, closing my eyes and imagining that I'm in a small venue listening to some LIVE jazz. The constant chatter and clinking glasses only add to the realism of the experience and don't bother me a bit. I so wish I could have been in some of these clubs back in the '50s and '60s when these recording were made, but alas, this is as close as I can even come. :D

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Buddy Bolden Live at the Union Sons Hall - in DSD


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

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2 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

Buddy Bolden Live at the Union Sons Hall - in DSD

 

I'm pretty sure that isn't a native DSD recording...


“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone listening to music.”

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Bird & Dizz, Town Hall 1945 but they are playing 5 years ahead so counts as '50s

 

Jazz at the Pawnshop has the best small club 'atmosphere' but is later and whitebread

 

Miles live at the Plugged Nickel; Live in Europe 1967

 

but recordings may not be as close as you ever come: go to NoLa down to Frenchmen St. in the Marigny and have some food at Snug Harbor on the right night; if it's the wrong night for 50s/60s it'll still be the right night

 

 


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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Just now, AnotherSpin said:

 

 

Jarret's Standard Trio 6CDs set at the Blue Note is a summit nobody would be able to climb anytime soon...)))

 

Does anybody mentioned a recording which is quite properly named 'The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever"? Parker, Gillespie, Roach, Powell and Mingus at Massey Hall in 1953. SQ is shitty, but the quality of musicianship is incomparable. 

 

Thanks for the suggestions!

The Armstrong album I mentioned also sounds terrible but the energy coming through is amazing.


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Coleman+Hawkins+Hawkins+Eldridge+Hodges+


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OP seems to want a small club background

 

so Newport is out...


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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57 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

OP seems to want a small club background

 

so Newport is out...

Yes, that's what I was hoping for.

 

The more intimate the club, the better.

 

I really appreciate all of you who've had suggestions for me. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Route 66 said:

Yes, that's what I was hoping for.

 

The more intimate, the better.

 

I really appreciate all of you who've had suggestions for me. 

 

 

 

Can't get any more intimate than this:

 

 


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1 hour ago, semente said:

Another thread that's bound to get expensive in the end... 9_9

 

Luckily I already have most mentioned...


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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