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« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2012, 01:33:10 pm »

Saw Tommy Emmanuel live last night. Unbelievable performer. He is a must see, if he's ever in your neighborhood.



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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2012, 08:42:44 am »

Most blokes that come from the land down under are unbelievable performers  Grin

If you enjoyed Tommy's style of finger picking, try and find the few albums available from young protege Joe Robinson. Very talented young man and will become a huge international success like Tommy in a few years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Robinson_%28musician%29

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« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2012, 12:36:41 pm »

Thanks Russ. Will give him a listen.

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« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2012, 11:29:50 am »

another cool band from Norway - Airbag   ....they reproduce pink floyd sound amazingly and guitar solos are great too!

http://www.airbagsound.com/


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« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2012, 05:48:52 am »

Bob James Trio/Straight Up.
Today I had a first encounter with The Bob James Trio. There are probably more jazz trio recordings than chess moves, but never the less this format never stops to satisfy my music appetite. There is something “magic” going on when talented jazz musicians succeed with their interplay, and this album is a gem. Straight Up is timeless, modern jazz at its best. To be played again and again.

Pinao: Bob James
Bass: Christian McBride
Drums: Brian Blade

Recorded in 1996, the sound is stellar. -A transparent “alive in studio” recording, with very realistic treble. -Lots of “real” attack and energy on the cymbals.  

I also found it somewhere for 5 bucks and I have to say it really sounds great.   Highly recommended.
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« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2012, 07:48:05 am »

Of course I am putting this out as a teaser, but Animals from Pink Floyd is a great album to me. It will be about my age when it came about and what I did and such, but it's just that great album.
But the stupid thing never sounded other than "dull". Unlistenable because too many blankets over it. I talked about it before and even referred to an Australian live version of the whole album because now finally I could listen to it with some cymbals and snap. But it's not the same thing of course.

So yesterday I thought to try it once again. Maaany things have changed, so who knows. I didn't have much hope though. Still, since a few days I have this once again other setting engaged, which I made but never used. It told me that it could work ...

But do people agree that this album lacks all the highs which normally are there ?
Maybe not. It must depend on something strange. But for me with all the amps and speakers I used through life it was always the same.
But now it suddenly works !! Wow. Slam is there, bass is there, it is the most snappy, and cymbals I never heard from it before.

So this is what I do it all for.

By the time you can try it yourself, SFS=2,  Ph - Strength=1, Monitor physically off, remote controlled.
These should be the key parameters.

For those who may wonder, this is from my own Audio PC, and thus not the dedicated one we built. That will add more slam and possibly will put away the attention from the snare drum hits of which so many are in there (I only hear now). Should be for the better again.

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« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2012, 01:19:05 pm »

Peter,
what does "Ph - Strength" mean?

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« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2012, 09:11:12 pm »

That is my secret Eric !
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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2012, 10:18:04 pm »

Bill Nelson

Live in Concert at Metropolis Studios, London

Check out this great composer, performer, guitarist.

In this recent live double CD and DVD Bill performs songs from his Bebop DeLuxe and solo periods from the early seventies until now.

Website: http://www.billnelson.com/

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« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2012, 03:25:38 am »

Bill Nelson

Live in Concert at Metropolis Studios, London

Check out this great composer, performer, guitarist.

In this recent live double CD and DVD Bill performs songs from his Bebop DeLuxe and solo periods from the early seventies until now.

Website: http://www.billnelson.com/

Cheers,
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I'll have to check this out.  I'm a big fan of Bill Nelson. He is prolific; always coming out with new material.  I saw BeBop Deluxe in Long Beach back in the 70s... was a great concert.
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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2012, 03:29:26 am »

Peter,
what does "Ph - Strength" mean?

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I'm guessing we are going to be pouring various mixtures of bases and acids over our PCs.
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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2012, 05:18:49 am »

Peter,
what does "Ph - Strength" mean?

Cheers,
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I'm guessing we are going to be pouring various mixtures of bases and acids over our PCs.

hehe ... that was my initial thought path also. Perhaps it actually stands for "Peter's Handiwork"  Grin

Cheers,

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