I am just from Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack De Johnette concert. This is magic! No audio system at any resolution can reproduce it.
You hit the nail on the head. I am jealous. :-bd
So where was the concert?
It probably won’t make many people jealous compared to your concert, but I saw Pace and Zimmerman playing the Bach violin sonatas at the Concertgebouw (kleinezaal) in Amsterdam Sept 12. Then I returned and enjoyed the very good Sony recording of the same and thought about the differences and overwhelming similarities.
I am jealous of anything at the Concertgebouw…
David, you would have made me jealous a week ago or a week from now, but not now, when I just enjoyed this amazing trio.
The concert was in Seattle. I still have not had a chance to listen to my stereo after the concert. I hope to be able to do it today. I don’t think that a recording can be compared to life performance. There is such a strong energy at the concert, that sound and visual aspects of performance almost disappear.
I am jealous of anything at the Concertgebouw...
Errrm... The acoustic there sucks... Unless you seat at the very correct spot.
David said: Then I returned and enjoyed the very good Sony recording of the same and thought about the differences and overwhelming similarities.
This is exactly what we did after several latest live concerts. I preferred my system and "other" versions of "the same". Oh, one exception - Lugansky solo (http://www.alekz.net/archives/667 )
The small hall has its challenges, but is otherwise a pleasant venue, and I knew where to sit given the violin/piano combo.
Comparison of the live and recorded performances was not, in my case, focused on deriving a preference between the two.
Makes good sense, on both counts.