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  1. RodH

    New Jazz Albums

    Yep. So many subsets of the jazz genre. Listen to a few of the classics, try some new jazz, some fusion jazz, some world jazz - you're bound to find something that piques your interest. Jazz is about not being the 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4 repetition of some other genres.
  2. Once an item has been sold, the link from eBay will show you a similar item that's still available, but you can still view the listing of the sold item.
  3. ?? This is the one he bought: " I am selling this Carver TX-11a tuner. I guess these are really sought after now. I have owned this tuner for a long time. It is in very good condition. For it's age most would probably call it close to mint but I'd rate it a 7/10 just to be safe. It has been in my stereo cabinet for a long time and never been moved My turntable rested on top and there are some very slight marks from the rubber feet as well as a few marks etc on the sides and top if you were to take a magnifying glass to it.The front is flawless as far as I can see. I guess if you're buying a 50 year old piece of audio gear you won't expect it to be out of the box as new, but I just don't want anyone to be disappointed. Thanks for looking! "
  4. Full disclosure, Crown Royal is a big deal here. I've never been a fan. Girls seem to like it. I like Rye whiskeys, but I've always found CR to be artificially sweet to suit a certain segment of the market. Real bourbon (American) is properly sweet. Not overdone. I like a dry Canadian Rye whiskey if that's where we are going. But WTF do I know?
  5. Crown Royal is rye whiskey. Then they tweak it for other commercial versions. Meh.
  6. RodH

    New Jazz Albums

    This was released Tuesday, just getting into it now: Chris Potter - Circuits
  7. If you have to keep your whiskey in the freezer....maybe you need a new brand! I'm happy with: as a daily driver. If there's a few extra shekels available:
  8. What do you mean: you haven't tried them yet, Dave?
  9. Yes. Karma will visit you.
  10. You sure? They say: "Once you go LT...." ?
  11. If I am not mistaken, there's a whole lot more about to see the light of day.
  12. Too late Phil. Thanks for playing!
  13. That was the correct response! PM me your address Carter.
  14. You a die hard Zappa fan? Need 'em & don't got 'em?
  15. RodH

    New Jazz Albums

    Peter Erskine & The Dr. Um band Peter was a member of Weather Report (Couldn't guess that from the album art, could you?) Jazz fusion April 2018 https://jazztrail.net/blog/2018/4/2/peter-erskine-on-call-album-review
  16. RodH

    New Jazz Albums

    Svensson passed away 11 years ago, but this live recording was released in May of 2018 as a 2 CD set - with little information. Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Live at the Barbican Center, London From the Independent (UK) 27 May 2005: "The Esbjorn Svensson Trio, or EST as they like to be known these days, do to the jazz piano trio what James Joyce did to coming-of-age tales by cutting up the form and starting afresh. This acclaimed Swedish group have been a hit on the European scene for a while now. In 2000, the German news weekly Der Spiegel hailed Svensson as "the future of the jazz piano", and since then his trio have consolidated their position as one of the top bands on the circuit. They are currently more popular than most big American jazz names. Attracting the kind of following EST enjoy prompts accusations - often well founded - of dumbing down. But Svensson is one of those rare musicians who dispenses the common touch without compromising his art. He avoids the usual jazz musician's stock-in-trade of cramming as many notes as he can into the square inch, instead favouring innovative silences and a darkly intense lyricism that allows his emotional honesty to show through. Although he once dabbled among the magical spells of the pianist Keith Jarrett's Belonging period, the new spirit Svensson has come up with is shorn of Jarrett's angst and the feeling that a good thing has been taken to wearying extremes. Featured were several tunes from EST's current album, Viaticum (which went gold in France and platinum in Germany), including "Tide of Trepidation", "Eighty-eight Days In My Veins" and the title track. The suave use of lighting underlined the shifting moods of EST's music while their careful use of dynamics, unusual in jazz, which usually opts for fast-equals-loud, slow-equals-soft, made Svensson's lyrical intensity stand out in sharp relief. Yet the non-conformist Dan Berglund likes Jimi Hendrix and Richie Blackmore (of Deep Purple) and is not afraid to use a wah-wah pedal or feedback with his acoustic bass ("Mingle In the Mincing Machine"), while the drummer Magnus Ostrom dances around formal regularity with a variety of techniques, such as using his fingers on his snare to emulate pop's rhythm samples. EST renew the notion that the cutting edge of jazz need not involve volatile experimentation. At the head of a sense-sharpening breeze of change currently blowing through European jazz, Svensson and his back-up band, the guitarist Eivind Aarset's Electronique Noir, gave further evidence that the best European jazz is no longer a pale imitation of what is happening in the United States. Indeed, here was evidence that Europe is now moving ahead in creativity and originality. Aarset's here-and-now reflection of jazz mixed improvisation with rhythms inspired by club culture. In the same way that Miles Davis refracted the influence of Hendrix through the chattering symbolism of Bitches Brew, his seminal jazz-rock album of 1969, Aarset projected the spirit of Hendrix's pyroclastic flow into the jumpy, nervous 21st century." - Stuart Nicholson http://www.londonjazznews.com/2018/05/cd-review-esbjorn-svensson-trio-est.html
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    New Jazz Albums

    Another bass player... Kevin Reveyrand / Reason and Heart "Kevin Reveyrand has been participating to many musical projects as a bassist, upright player and arranger. As a very versatile musician, he has been performing for the last twenty years at the most prestigious venues of the world in different contextes, jazz, world music or pop music and is often called up to play in studio sessions… For the last 3 years, Kevin has been touring with Christopher Cross, Charles Aznavour, Asa, Patrick Bruel, Lara Fabian… He is also working as a producer and arranger for several artists, Fabrice Legros (Reunion island), Asa (Nigeria), Tipari (Reunion Album), François Buffaud (France), Ivan Jullien Jazz big band. Kevin is also a Jazz player and has performed with huge musicians like Billy Cobham, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Olivier Ker Ourio, Mike Stern, Nguyen Lê…"
  18. KPT is a site member who seems to show up once every 4-5 months...
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