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On 22/04/2019 at 3:10 PM, furtherpale said:

Train Song: Holly Cole

Amazing female vocal, woody double bass doubling as percussion, amazing bell sounds passed across the soundstage.

 

(sorry if already listed).

Agree.

Try, Ballad of the Runaway Horse - Jenifer Warnes and Blind-Hearted - Sara K

 

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4 minutes ago, JPete9 said:

Agree.

Try, Ballad of the Runaway Horse - Jenifer Warnes and Blind-Hearted - Sara K

 

Will do on Friday night :)

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On 26/03/2019 at 11:48 AM, magical said:

The Trinity sessions.There's no aircon sound there. The recoding was done in one take in a Monterey church onto a WMD6c walkman pro, and mastered from that. 

 

That aspect has already been addressed earlier in this thread:

On 25/10/2018 at 4:19 PM, jamesrc said:

I lived in Toronto for a while just up the road from the Trinity Church.   The sound on the beginning of that track is a tram running up the road outside the church. 

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On 07/05/2019 at 10:22 PM, JPete9 said:

Agree.

Try, Ballad of the Runaway Horse - Jenifer Warnes and Blind-Hearted - Sara K

 

Totally forgot about this, but I’ve just listened to it... amazing.

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A couple of tracks on CD I have used include;

 

Artist: Gomez

Album: Liquid Skin 

Track(s): Revolutionary Kind and Devil will Ride

 

Mostly for the bass lines and drums. They also have a quite airy midrange, especially "Revolutionary Kind". 

 

Artis: Dianne Reeves

Album: Best Of

Track: River

 

Double Bass and cymbals. Actually a great track accross the range, especially as it is recorded live. Clarity of vocals is exceptional.

 

Artist: Tori Amos

Album: In the Pink

Track: Cornflake Girl

 

Strident vocals and hearing how the piano is portrayed.

 

I have only recently started to listen to vinyl again so spending that time revisiting old favourites. One that does show the system capabilities is Nora Jones from the album Feels Like Home, "In the Morning". 

 

 

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...Listening to a Tidal 16-bit 44.1kHz stream of Ben Harper's 'Welcome To The Cruel World' album from 1994 - absolutely stunning.

 

My system as per signature block (running Naim amps currently and an awesome Gotham Audio GAC-1 IC from the Klein DAC to NAC32.5)

Edited by lenticularis

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On 29/06/2019 at 2:22 PM, furtherpale said:

Totally forgot about this, but I’ve just listened to it... amazing.

Many tracks on that same album (Duets) are fantastic.

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On 30/08/2017 at 12:51 AM, Spinnergeoff said:

Perhaps the demo people shouldn't take it so seriously. I did mention that some were so off as to belittle her music. That's serious, is it not? If Krall goes out of fashion any number of jazz people can be said to be "out of fashion". Fortunately the best performers are still around in recordings so we can enjoy them regardless.

You are the nit picker here, Sir Sanders Zingmore. 

And were would true high end recording be without competent Jazz musicians? They seem to be the only musicians who can make a one take recording. One that does not have to be repaired and'' fixed in the mix''. No wonder jazz music is so highly represented at demos.

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