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Originally Posted by Cdb:
Originally Posted by ewemon:

The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel - 1965

Any idea why this, of all the Miles Davis box sets, is not available? I emailed Sony once a few years ago but had no reply.

If streaming/downloads are not a dirty word try Qobuz.16-bit CD Quality £56.00. A lot cheaper than S/H CD copies.

 

Dave

Originally Posted by dave4jazz:
Originally Posted by Cdb:
Originally Posted by ewemon:

The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel - 1965

Any idea why this, of all the Miles Davis box sets, is not available? I emailed Sony once a few years ago but had no reply.

If streaming/downloads are not a dirty word try Qobuz.16-bit CD Quality £56.00. A lot cheaper than S/H CD copies.

 

Dave

Thanks for that thought - downloads weren't available when I last looked for this. Still doesn't make sense when all the rest are in box sets and very reasonable.

Originally Posted by Cdb:
Originally Posted by ewemon:

The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel - 1965

Any idea why this, of all the Miles Davis box sets, is not available? I emailed Sony once a few years ago but had no reply.

No idea. It does pop up for sale every now and again at a reasonable price but you have to be on the lookout as it goes quickly.

Sinatra at the Sands is a 1966 live album by Frank Sinatra, accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live at the Copa Room of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

It was Sinatra's first live album to be commercially released, and contains many definitive readings of the songs that are most readily associated with Sinatra.

Sinatra and Basie had previously collaborated on 1962's Sinatra-Basie and 1964's It Might As Well Be Swing, with both albums released on Sinatra's Reprise label. "The Tea Break" section of the album contains comic relief by Sinatra, mainly about the drunkenness of Dean Martin and Joe E. Lewis.[3]

The album was remixed and remastered and released in DVD-Audio in high-resolution stereo and multi-channel surround in 2003.

An alternate version of the same show with a slightly different track list was released in November 2006 as part of the box set Sinatra: Vegas.

The album is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.[4]

Wikipedia

Originally Posted by Morton:

Obviously not the best sound in the world, but fantastic music.

If you like Bird, surely, you'll enjoy "The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall'. Recorded live in 1953.

Here's my favourite cut from the album. Salt Peanuts.

Aside from this superstar band ( made up of Bird, Gillespie, Roach, Powell and Mingus ), their energy level and tight performance is just mesmerising in spite its poor fidelity.

For Bird, this was his first gig outside of night clubs after he was banned from clubs in NYC due to his narcotic problem. Somehow he managed to get the licence back to play at concert halls.

Kuma, I am indeed a bit of a Parker fan & I have the Massy Hall concert, along with pretty well every studio recording & about an equal amount of live stuff including the complete Dean Benedetti recordings.

I think Bird played a plastic sax at the Massy Hall concert but it sounds good  to me, unfortunately Salt Peanuts is possibly my wife’s least favourite piece of music, so can only be safely played when she is out of the house.

If I could travel back in time though, I think it would have to be to the Cafe Society in 1950 to hear Bird with Fats Navarro & Bud Powell, both on blistering form.

This is one of by first Parker records bought close to forty years ago & still played.

Kuma I had not seen this photo before, thanks for posting.

After a quick search, it is of the opening night at Birdland Dec. 15th 1949 with Bird are Max Kaminsky, Lester Young. Lips Page & Lennie Tristano, not sure who the drummer was.

I'd settle for that .

It's a shame that Parker eventually got banned from the club named after him.

Originally Posted by count.d:
Originally Posted by Geofiz:

Simply outstanding recording that Neil sat on for decades.  Absolutely fantastic on vinyl.

 

 

Yes, this one stands out for me too. 

Me three. Fantastic acoustics on the vinyl format. A live recording that made me think "Wow! I'd love to hear a performance in that venue."

Originally Posted by MDS:
Originally Posted by Mr Underhill:

Hi Tom,

 

Haven't heard that one ....I'll add it to the collection.

 

M

Me too.  I haven't got any Supertramp live albums.

'Paris' much better imho and if you get it on vinyl or non-remastered cd all the better.

 

G

Originally Posted by GraemeH:
Originally Posted by MDS:
Originally Posted by Mr Underhill:

Hi Tom,

 

Haven't heard that one ....I'll add it to the collection.

 

M

Me too.  I haven't got any Supertramp live albums.

'Paris' much better imho and if you get it on vinyl or non-remastered cd all the better.

 

G

Cheers, Graeme.  Have just had a browse on Am*z*n and there are several CD versions: 87, 97, 2003, 2007 and a very expensive 2008 import. My guess is the oldest is the one to go for. 

M

Originally Posted by MDS:
Originally Posted by GraemeH:
Originally Posted by MDS:
Originally Posted by Mr Underhill:

Hi Tom,

 

Haven't heard that one ....I'll add it to the collection.

 

M

Me too.  I haven't got any Supertramp live albums.

'Paris' much better imho and if you get it on vinyl or non-remastered cd all the better.

 

G

Cheers, Graeme.  Have just had a browse on Am*z*n and there are several CD versions: 87, 97, 2003, 2007 and a very expensive 2008 import. My guess is the oldest is the one to go for. 

M

Yes M.

 

G

Originally Posted by GraemeH:
Originally Posted by MDS:
Originally Posted by GraemeH:
Originally Posted by MDS:
Originally Posted by Mr Underhill:

Hi Tom,

 

Haven't heard that one ....I'll add it to the collection.

 

M

Me too.  I haven't got any Supertramp live albums.

'Paris' much better imho and if you get it on vinyl or non-remastered cd all the better.

 

G

Cheers, Graeme.  Have just had a browse on Am*z*n and there are several CD versions: 87, 97, 2003, 2007 and a very expensive 2008 import. My guess is the oldest is the one to go for. 

M

Yes M.

 

G

Thank you, Graeme

M

Christian Thielemann/Staatskapelle Dresden: Bruckner Symphony 8

 

I just opened this record which I bought it when it was released in 2013.

Recorded in 2009, this is one of the better recent live digital recording for a large scale orchestra.

 

Large scale soundstage and excellent low end weight. For a live recording good amount of micro dynamics showing up. Great colors and textures are present with explosive dynamics.  

Tonally it’s on a neutral side but it plays clean without much congestions or overload all the way through. 

Originally Posted by sjbabbey:

Michael Schenker is awesome on this.

Absolutely!  If you listen to his solos you will notice he never repeats himself.  For some reason I find his solo on 'Love to Love' very emotional.  The above album is rare for me because every song on it is good so I have no hesitation playing it from start to finish...  

Originally Posted by Bert:

Sex Machine live, around 1970

 

Includes the incredible "Give it up or turn it a loose", where James goes out of his mind and brings the crowd to boiling point. Great drumming by Clyde Stubblefield.

That's a stonking album Bert - must dig it out.

The 1988/95 post-Waters live albums Delicate Sound of Thunder and PULSE are Floyd-by-numbers, tedious and utterly lacking in atmosphere.

 

The live album of the Ummagumma double-LP, recorded on 27th April and 2nd May 1969, absolutely crackles with intensity and atmosphere. Four amazing performances captured on four-track. Personally, I think it's by far and away the best official live album ever made by anyone, anywhere.

 

Originally Posted by Kevin-W:
Originally Posted by Bert:

Sex Machine live, around 1970

 

Includes the incredible "Give it up or turn it a loose", where James goes out of his mind and brings the crowd to boiling point. Great drumming by Clyde Stubblefield.

That's a stonking album Bert - must dig it out.

Apparently it's not actually a live album at all - it's a studio recording with added reverb and overdubbed applause! Still a bloody good record though.

Originally Posted by Kevin-W:

The 1988/95 post-Waters live albums Delicate Sound of Thunder and PULSE are Floyd-by-numbers, tedious and utterly lacking in atmosphere.

 

The live album of the Ummagumma double-LP, recorded on 27th April and 2nd May 1969, absolutely crackles with intensity and atmosphere. Four amazing performances captured on four-track. Personally, I think it's by far and away the best official live album ever made by anyone, anywhere.

 

I saw Floyd not long after this was released and of course I have a vinyl copy of it from that time.

Saw them at Brum Town Hall 1969. Wonderful (including their surround sound azimuth gizmo). My other memory of that concert was a straight guy (in a suit! At a Pink Floyd concert! In 1969!) standing up and bellowing "Saucerful!" at the end of every piece that wasn't Saucerful. And the sight of them sawing and hammering on stage (well I was quite young).


Set list:

 

The Man

  1. Grantchester Meadows 

(Daybreak, Pt. I)

  1. Work 
  2. Teatime 
  3. Biding My Time 

(Afternoon)

  1. The Grand Vizier's Garden Party (Entertainment) 

(Doing It!)

  1. Quicksilver 

(Sleep)

  1. Cymbaline 

(Nightmare)

  1. Grantchester Meadows (reprise) 

(Daybreak, Pt. II)

 

The Journey

  1. Green Is the Colour 

(The Beginning)

  1. Careful with That Axe, Eugene 

(Beset By Creatures of the Deep)

  1. The Narrow Way: Part 3 
  2. Pow R. Toc H. 

(The Pink Jungle)

  1. Interstellar Overdrive 

(The Labyrinths of Auximines)

  1. Behold the Temple of Light 
  2. A Saucerful of Secrets 

(The End of the Beginning)

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