Outstanding Demo CD's etc...

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murf

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Re: Outstanding Demo CD's etc...
« Reply #1180 on: 27 Mar 2012, 04:53 pm »
Hello Audio Experts!
  I don't think this album has been mentioned:

HERBIE HANCOCK  "River: The Joni Letters"

Excellent SQ & production, and it won a Grammy.  Check out the guest list:
Wayne Shorter
Dave Holland
Norah Jones
Tina Turner
Joni Mitchell
Leonard Cohen
& more!

Happy Listening,  Murf   8)

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« Reply #1181 on: 29 Mar 2012, 08:17 am »
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Keep those recommendations coming in!!

Another for you Alex..... :thumb:

Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - "Area 52"



Samples...

Story...

Trailer...

Track 9 - "Tamacun"....a good workout... :wink:

Enjoy.... :beer:

adydula

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« Reply #1182 on: 29 Mar 2012, 02:28 pm »
Thanks Murf for the recommendation I will check this one out for sure.

Hey Chris! Area 52...hmmm looks a little red to me.....LOL....will take a listen as well and
thanks. Hope all is well with you and yours!

Its getting warm here in the south!

All the best!
Alex

UPDATE: WOW! Area 52 is kicking!! Really Nice!
 :banana piano: :beer: :violin: :drums: :guitar: :rock: :bounce: :hyper: :dance: :weights:
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« Reply #1183 on: 30 Mar 2012, 10:44 pm »
I was just going to mention them (Rodrigo y Gabriela)! good stuff!

jimdgoulding

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« Reply #1184 on: 31 Mar 2012, 12:02 am »
Mapleshades are pretty exciting for transparency and dynamic life. 

http://shop.mapleshadestore.com/products.asp?dept=134

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« Reply #1185 on: 31 Mar 2012, 12:34 am »
I just got this one, don't know if it has been mentioned yet or not, not exactly music. Well it does contain music along with plenty of test tones and sound effects, very dynamic.





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« Reply #1186 on: 3 Apr 2012, 05:36 pm »
I'll add the alternative rock trio, Morphine, to the mix.  Their first album, "Good" is more than good.  Recording quality is excellent.  They are often understated and, as a trio, allow for impressive detail and separation.  They can also build to near frenzy, but don't go over the top. 

Amazon has sample audio clips:
http://www.amazon.com/Good-Morphine/dp/B0000009OQ/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1333474401&sr=1-1-catcorr




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« Reply #1187 on: 3 Apr 2012, 05:55 pm »
Here is a great CD. . . I only have the original 16 bit CD.

James Newton Howard & Friends, Sheffield Lab.



adydula

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« Reply #1188 on: 5 Apr 2012, 01:40 am »
AE..thanks for the recommendations, actually the James Newton Howard and Friends has been a favorite of mine for years and on the first page of this thread it is listed.

All the best
Alex
 :D

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« Reply #1189 on: 5 Apr 2012, 02:40 am »
AE..thanks for the recommendations, actually the James Newton Howard and Friends has been a favorite of mine for years and on the first page of this thread it is listed.

All the best
Alex
 :D

Yes, I figured it was probably redundant, but I wasn't about to go and read all the many pages of replies.
I didn't know they had a 24 bit version of the disc until recently.
Thank you

charmerci

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« Reply #1190 on: 7 Apr 2012, 06:09 pm »
Yes, I figured it was probably redundant, but I wasn't about to go and read all the many pages of replies.


There's a nice summary list on page 57.


Zowie! 100K views just zipped on by this thread.

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« Reply #1191 on: 7 Apr 2012, 10:23 pm »
Another recommendation;

"The Fifth Element" soundtrack

http://www.amazon.com/The-Fifth-Element-Eric-Serra/dp/B000000WE5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333837244&sr=8-1

While much of the music is a bit odd (I like it :thumb:), check out track 14 if you like classical/opera; sounds fantastic on my HT2-TLs.

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« Reply #1192 on: 7 Apr 2012, 11:01 pm »
Got another one for you Alex...it will get you in the dance'n mood... :lol:

A 1997 release on 32Jazz (recording from '74-'77)....tenor sax highlighted....lots going on sound wise...and some good tunes by Carlos Garnett...this music really "pops" !

The album...."Fire"



Info and Short Samples...

Track 1..."Chana"

Track 3..."Senor Trane"

Track 5...."Memories Of Coltrane"

Amazon....(buy used)

Have a Happy Easter holiday.... :beer:

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« Reply #1193 on: 9 Apr 2012, 06:22 pm »
Over the weekend I spent time listening to various CDs, and "No Frills" by Nik Kershaw emerged as a reference CD on my Salk speakers.



No Frills features solo-acoustic Nik Kershaw singing deconstructing selected songs while very tastefully playing acoustic guitar. The level of craftmanship is top notch, but the best part is the amazing wide-open and airy sound quality. My Salks exposed very subtle nuances I'd never noticed before. Highly recommended as a demo disc - or just to enjoy thoroughly!  :thumb:

I bought it from the artist's own web site: Nik Kershaw's site, but there may be other avenues. This is a self-released CD, so digital downloads are easier to find, but the extra effort is more than worth it!

adydula

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« Reply #1194 on: 9 Apr 2012, 06:25 pm »
Hey Chris...its on its way!!

Thought I was listening to Spyrogyra when I listened to the Chana track!!!

Used is good!!...they all go to FLACS now anyway!

and CONGRATS for our 100,000 views now !!

Thanks Everyone!
All the best
Alex

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« Reply #1195 on: 16 Apr 2012, 06:47 pm »
Allison Crowe is amazing and she sounds incredible on the Songtowers.  You can start by listening to her version of Time After Time, but she has many great songs!

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« Reply #1196 on: 21 Apr 2012, 01:37 pm »
Hmmm......I can't remember if I mentioned this one before:

"Mancini's Greatest Hits" on the Telarc label;

http://www.amazon.com/Mancinis-Hits-Henry-Mancini/dp/B000003CV9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335015353&sr=8-1

Sounds great!

charmerci

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« Reply #1197 on: 27 Apr 2012, 08:22 pm »
I keep forgetting to post this one.

http://www.amazon.com/One-Only-Thrill-Melody-Gardot/dp/B001NESPHC/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1335557940&sr=1-2

I am rarely, rarely impressed with new singers/musicians but this gal has it all. Great tight band and she writes her own music - very much like the classics of yesteryear, great singer and a wonderful, very sexy voice.

(Oooo yes, I could fall in love with her. 8))

adydula

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« Reply #1198 on: 30 Apr 2012, 06:44 pm »
charmerci...thanks for the recommendation!

Its on its way here...look forward to listening to this one!!

All the best
Alex
 :D

adydula

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« Reply #1199 on: 15 May 2012, 09:32 pm »
Got this from another thread...thanks to Chris...

Brother Jack McDuff....."Bringin It Home"...



Really nice, tight and awesome playing for sure.....

Jazz!!!

All the best
Alex

http://www.amazon.com/Bringin-Home-Brother-Jack-Mcduff/dp/B00000I04G/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1337117336&sr=8-9