What are you spinning now? (Mk 3)

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This Betty Carter again. I have missed playing her music, and this one is very well produced and recorded. She was really something!

The AMAZING Betty Carter “Look What I Got!” Verve cd

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Sony Japan. Excellent sound quality.
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Just finished listening to this magic recording. The recording captures the mood of the music so well. It’s very dry as far as it is close miked and little room sound and certainly no reverb added, and yet the piano’s soundboard is resonant and the contrabass violin is presented as if you were very near to it (I have one, love these instruments). And Chet’s vocals and microphone technique may be an acquired taste but I acquired it some time ago. And his trumpet playing seems so pure and direct here. My hat is off to the engineering, and the K2HD mastering really helps here I believe.

I find it very interesting how many brass players that sing seem to have a singular “voice” on both instruments. I’m thinking of Chet, and Louis, and Jack Teagarden and Ray Nance, these four in particular. Their singing seems to mirror aspect of their playing, in very good ways. I love all four of these singers.

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Listening now to the Japanese Blue Note RVG lp facsimile release of Ike Quebec “Heavy Soul.” A swinging album!

No digital image online that I can find really captures the beautiful aquamarin-ish color of the disc sleeve I have. This one is closer than some.

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Another Japanese RVG, Jackie McLean “New Soil”

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Qobuz. 24/192. Most of these Bach pieces are old friends. Excellent sound, and I thoroughly enjoyed the interpretations. ‘Local boy’ (not really) Johannes Pramsohler features on some tracks.

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One of my favorite late night listening albums.

Great recommendation. I hold tickets to see Rachel Sunday afternoon, Sep 22 at Caramoor in Katonah New York performing music of Bach (Suite No.2 for Solo Cello, BWV 1008, & Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004), Tartini, Matteis & BIber (her Rosary Sonatas SACD on Channel Classics is marvelous). With over 20 of her fabulous recordings in my collection (including this one), certainly looking forward to hearing this master of baroque violin & supreme musician.

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