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  1. I've had mine (Ares) for nearly a year and a half now. No issues at all.
  2. soundfan

    SBS On Demand-currently watching

    I really enjoyed Counterpart. A work colleague supplied me with Season 1, hoping that the series will at least get another season.
  3. soundfan

    SBS On Demand-currently watching

    Agree re The Bureau. Outstanding, and probably the best series I have watched in the last 3 or 4 years. I'm looking at buying the series on DVD , but haven't found it available as a box set so will need to buy each season separately. Wish it was on blu-ray though.
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    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    While we're discussing jazz piano trios, here is a German mob worth a listen.
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    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Cheers Cliff. I've not explored much of E.S.T. over the years, but have listened to most of the album you mentioned on Tidal. Followed your link...and pre - ordered the vinyl version. 👍
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    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    I own a CD copy of this bands last release ( This Is Our Language), so fully expected to like this one going on that one. And I do. Very much. Haven't sprung for a hard copy yet, but will. Can be heard on Tidal or bandcamp.
  7. soundfan

    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon:Leave No Trace - Live In St.Louis Got this great album in on vinyl yesterday, was stoked that the label (Family Vineyard) threw in another LP from their catalogue in with the order. Hard to top that for customer service.
  8. soundfan

    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Last but not least: Fujii Fonda Mimmo: Triad Satoko Fujii : piano Joe Fonda: double bass/flute Gianni Mimmo: soprano sax
  9. soundfan

    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Don't get me wrong, vinyl is my favourite format, but fortunately (for my wallet at least) quite a slab of new jazz that appeals to me only comes in the CD or digital format.
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    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Now this: Contrabass – Brandon Lopez Drums – Gerald Cleaver Tenor Saxophone – Matthew Nelson Vibraphone – Andria Nicodemou http://www.freejazzblog.org/2018/05/brandon-lopez-matthew-nelson-andria.html
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    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Some new jazz CD's arrived today, none of which were available on vinyl. Not that I'm a snob as far as format is concerned. I'll take good music any way I can get it. First up is this one: Review: This album starts in a very a-typical way, with barely any sound at all, requiring you, the listener, to turn up the volume because you think there's something wrong. Then Gustafsson starts with quiet tong-slapping on his baritone sax, with Fernández and Prats making screeching noises on the inside of the piano and the outside of the drums, encouraging the mighty Swede to express himself better, which he does, with increasingly stronger screams in the same tonal register, louder and wilder and even savage and howling like only he can do it, like an animal in a fury, in a rage, and piano and drums just rumble on, creating huge momentum, supporting him, yet gradually the violence subsides and piano and drums get their own voice, in a jumpy kind of way, without clear rhythm yet full of darting intensity, like a foal getting out of the stable for the first time, with tense muscles releasing out of fright and joy at the same time. The album is short, but it is great, and the five tracks show totally different dynamics than with some of the other bands, maybe also because Gustafsson drags the other two musicians to generate more power, but strangely enough also because Gustafsson is enveloped in the piano's warmth at times, with my favorite track being "Uncommon Pataphysical Phenomenon", which develops in various movements, starting with minimalist scratching of strings to almost hesitant soprano oscillations and when the piano coaches the trio through some angular and percussive action, the trio finds an incredibly strong common voice near the end, exuberant and expansive, full of sensitivity and power. Great stuff!
  12. I also love his films, but am yet to watch Isle of Dogs. I really enjoyed Rushmore and Bottle Rocket too, but The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenanbaum are my fave 2 flicks.
  13. soundfan

    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Thanks for link mate. Wow....that is massive news, ‘tranes quartet was arguably as good as it gets. Can’t wait.
  14. soundfan

    NRL Footy Tipping

    You're a sore winner Shane. The blues were better, but as Rob said...a blatant forward pass from Maloney that should have been scrutinized. The blues were no less guilty of being offside. I'm confident qld can hit back in game 2.
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    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Mette Rasmussen/Chris Corsano: All The Ghosts At Once CD Danish female saxophonist Rasmussen blows a storm, with Corsano supplying all the energy on drums.