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  1. Tracks with KILLER BASS. What shakes your system?

    Modeselector's Evil Twin is always my first port of call for bass testing. https://g.co/kgs/ufKJ43
  2. I owned Super 8 xrs alnicos. Fantastic but not to everyone's taste. Definitely try before you buy. Krispy Audio carry them and are a sponsor of SNA, contact Cameron he will be able to help you. They don't show up second hand very often.
  3. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    I haven't listened to Perelman for ages, thanks for the reminder.
  4. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Get well Mikey, you will be a new man in a month or so.
  5. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    OK, this is my last boasting NYC post. Tonight was my last night in this wonderful city and I finished with a cracker of a gig at Zorn's The Stone at the New School, the same place where I went on my first night. It's been a real privilege to hear such an amazing array of musos over the last 2 weeks, very sad to be leaving. I'm not a huge fan of Frisell but he played an absolutely sweet duet with Uri Caine. SATURDAY SEPT 2—John Zorn (sax) Bill Frisell (guitar) Okkyung Lee (cello) Ikue Mori (electronics) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Uri Caine (piano) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and many special guests
  6. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Last night's gig was an SNA jazz thread favourite. Awesome gig in a painfully hip bar, had a blast.
  7. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Vinyl mate. I've never seen it before.
  8. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Forgot to mention that I picked up an unopened copy of Chris Abrahams 1986 album 'Walk'. Time to bring it back home.
  9. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Well tonight's NY gig was at the Downtown Music Gallery in Chinatown. I had the great pleasure of seeing and meeting with clarinettist Guillermo Gregorio who played with long term collaborator Matt Maneri on viola with young cellist Nicholas Jozeiak. This is a tiny basement record shop that specialises in avant jazz etc. that also puts on performances a few times a month. I only had one of Gregorio's Hat Art label albums which has been a favourite for a number of years. I can't explain how strange it was being in this tiny underground space watching such sublime music. One of the best gigs of my life. Oh, and I bought a few records... I'm not sure what sort of freight Bruce the owner charges but check out their discogs site, they have some amazing stuff. I had to stop myself looking through the Cleanfeed box. Pic was taken just before the performance, I hate phone welders as much as anyone at gigs but it was a special moment.
  10. Beer: "proof that God loves us"

    Sitting in the Henry St Ale House in Brooklyn having an English beer, the Coniston blue Bird bitter, and it is one of the best beers I've ever had. Mrs bell ringer is having a Barrier Green Room pale.
  11. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    I probably should post in one of the gig threads but I know the regulars here will be interested. Landed at JFK on Friday evening, cab to hotel, quick shower and on to the subway to Zorn's The Stone to see this. The band had finished recording an album the day before and were clearly on it. Look out for the release when it comes out. 3 tunes written by each except Rainey. The room at the New School had about 60 people so it was great to see these great players in such an intimate setting. Great first night in NYC. THE STONE AT THE NEW SCHOOL—55 WEST 13TH STREET SYLVIE COURVOISIER FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AUGUST 18–19 AT 8:30PM AUGUST 18—VCR: Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ken Vandermark (sax) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Tom Rainey (drums)
  12. Electronic currently spinning

    New Zomby EP is out: http://www.factmag.com/2017/08/04/zomby-gasp-ep-big-dada/
  13. So, how long does it take......

    This is what I do. I'm using my First Watt F5 clone at the moment, and it's a bit like my tube amps, noticeably richer after an hour. Phono stage and CD/Dac are usually on 24/7.
  14. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Spinning some Don Byas 78s on the Lenco. That fat beautiful tone coming at me in redigitized mono.
  15. There will be lots of noobs like us going through the same thing. Usually the LMS community comes up with a dummies installation. Give it a few days and something will come along.