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  1. Gave it a listen too. Seems to be well recorded with good musicianship but not my thing. Not the type of thing I would listen to more than once. of course, YMMV!
  2. Read his autobiography. Amazing stuff and brutally honest. A must read for all jazz fans. Also the most creative uses for the word MF I have read or heard for that matter!
  3. I know exactly what he means. Time based guys like Jeff are a treat and not all that common in the jazz world. Seeing him perform live is a treat! here is Jeff with John Clayton and Monty Alexander at the Blue Note in NYC awhile back.
  4. Jeff Hamilton's Live at Steamers is very good as well. Very nicely recorded as well. I have had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times and discussing jazz. A very nice gentleman as well as a great drummer.
  5. The Gumby is an incredible bargain. I have a lot of listening experience with the Yggy. The Gumby is so good, I decided I didn't need the Yggy and can use that money for travel.
  6. Monty Alexander's version of Feelings from Montreux Alexander. He takes a sappy pop song and turns into a thing of beauty.
  7. There are quite a few but to start out, my favorite is Montreau Alexander. It was recorded in 1977 and features Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton. IT is available on CD or vinyl. Both are a tad bright with the vinyl sounding brighter. I would grab the 30th Anniversary edition which is available as a CD rip on Qobuz. The second which gets a ton of play here is Uplift. There is an Uplift 2 as well which is quite good. As far as I know, they are only available on CD rather cheaply normally on Amazon.
  8. I did say IMHO. Who else could weave something Like Meet The Flinstones into another jazz classic? Ever hear his Battle Hymn of the Republic? Great stuff. Also, there is Fred Hersch who is fantastic as well as well as the lesser known Christian Jacob who is better known as Tierney Sutton's piano player but who has a fine trio himself, who happen to be the rest of her band! The Live in Tokyo set they released is superb.
  9. While I would agree, don't forget to add Monty Alexander, who IMHO is the best jazz piano player alive today His music is infectious. After his live performances, the crowd leaves the club dancing. I know, I have done it myself!
  10. They actually run the PCM track through an analog console to record it in DSD. Seems like a waste of time to me. Here, you can buy the studio master which is PCM and cheaper than the DSD copy. Call me crazy, but I want the studio master. I have several of their recordings. En Azul sounds sensational in 24/96 WAV. Excellent playing as well. This one is a no brainer.
  11. Check out Anne Gastinel. A beautifully recorded CD with exquisite playing. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YQ8B2E?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
  12. This release certainly has the definitive version of "Car Wash"!
  13. I was not at the show were the recording was made but did see the band 2 times in the past year, Once at Chris' Jazz cafe in PHilly and the other at The Jazz Standard in NYC. This recording captures what I heard both night beautifully. Love it!
  14. I have many hours of listening with the Yggy at a friend's place. I also have had the Gumby for a few weeks. Both are superb DACS. I find that Yggy to be an overall better DAC, but in my system, the Gumby sounds sensational, with a very low noise floor and an incredible level of detail. You may want to relisten to that track through the Gumby. Interestingly, I find that the Jitterbug has less of an effect than with the DS Gungnir. Even weirder, with the Jitterbug in line with the DAC, my computer will not see the DAC unless it is hooked up through the Wyrd (I don't have a Regen) Take the Jitte
  15. Glad you enjoyed it. I have seen this trio 2 times in the past year, once in Philly at Chris' (Christian is one of Philly's own) and at The Jazz Standard in NYC. This release really captures the trio. yes, they are great fun and great players. I checked out your blog and can recommend all of the oscar Peterson tril recordings with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen. They are great and sound excellent as well.
  16. I agree, she is superb as are all her recordings on Channel Classics. Saw her in London a few years ago. Incredible concert.
  17. Christian McBride Trio Live at the Village Vanguard 24/96. Superb!
  18. I saw John perform this material at Birdland just awhile back. My Valentine done in the bossanova style was superb!
  19. I group of us in our local audio group will be doing a shoot between one member's Yggy and my Gumby. It should prove interesting. I upgraded my Gungnir to the Gumby and I am certainly glad I did. The Gumby is a significant improvement with better dynamics, low level detail and a better sense of space. While I believe it is possible that the soundstage width may be a tad, and I am not sure about it, I will have to listen some more, narrower, the front to back depth of the Gumby is noticeably better. The liveliness of a drum kit is also much more realistic without being harsh. The Gumby is more
  20. But it is OK for others, even a few here, to beat the drum for DSD and bash PCM? I have no issue at all with people expressing their opinions. I know Mark a bit and have met John and they honestly believe what they are saying. Others differ. So be it. I just want the best sounding stuff I can get regardless of format. It is great that we are no longer tied to physical media and we can download what we want and play it back anyway we want. While there are more releases coming out in DSD, they are mainly classical music and the same stuff over and over. Bruckner, Dvorak, Mozart, etc. As much as
  21. The Salk room sounded very nice, too nice, way too smooth though to these ears. I had it as my third best room. In hindsight, it should have been my 4th. I would put the Volti roo ahead of it. I can see why it would appeal to many. As for the OLED, Once Panasonic gets around to delivering a flat one, I will grab one. They will be announcing a flat 65" at CES that will cost as much as the Lampi. I expect a 77" to be over $20k, hence I will not be buying any expensive 2 channel stuff anytime soon. All that spare cash goes into the kitty for a new TV to replace my Kuro in a year or 2. Probably 2!
  22. Ted, it seems that every thread on PCM vs. DSD gets down to vitriol as you describe it. DSD vs. PCM is another of those debates in this hobby which take on almost religious fervor, the old my god is better than your god debate which is soooooo tiresome. We see it in solid state vs. tubes, analog v. digital, vinyl vs. digital. I have my opinions but think that whatever floats your boat is good too. Choices! While I prefer PCM and prefer the PCM track on this release ( I was offered the ability to sample the same tracks when this title was released before I bought the album), I have bought quite
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