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Originally Posted by migo:
Originally Posted by Peet:
Originally Posted by christian u:
Originally Posted by k:
Originally Posted by Peet:

Pure on SQ this album should be mentioned.

absolutely!

 Sound Liaison, producing recordings available only in 24-bit/96kHz downloads that mirror the master recording. And man, are they ever sweet. I've seldom heard recordings that were so successful in both performance and sound aspects.......

...... Her style is bluesy and intimate with a sexy voice that's sweet as dark tupelo honey, and her interpretations are unerring. The musicians play to her and to each other, and the ensemble is so tight that the four musicians breathe and move as one.. . . Rad Bennett

                                                                                                                      ''soundstage''

Yes it is a remarkable recording.

Those albums are part of a series of live in the studio albums they made, called the Studio Showcase series.

I believe there are 4 very diverse albums in the series but all with terrific SQ.

 

I count 5 downloads in the studio showcase series;

Carmen Gomes, Bach Reflections, Paul Berner Band, Batik, Tony Overwater & Bert van den Brink.

Sorry, but the'' Impromptu'' download is not in the studio showcase series. It's live but not live in the studio.

Originally Posted by migo:
Originally Posted by migo:
Originally Posted by Peet:
Originally Posted by christian u:
Originally Posted by k:
Originally Posted by Peet:

Pure on SQ this album should be mentioned.

absolutely!

 Sound Liaison, producing recordings available only in 24-bit/96kHz downloads that mirror the master recording. And man, are they ever sweet. I've seldom heard recordings that were so successful in both performance and sound aspects.......

...... Her style is bluesy and intimate with a sexy voice that's sweet as dark tupelo honey, and her interpretations are unerring. The musicians play to her and to each other, and the ensemble is so tight that the four musicians breathe and move as one.. . . Rad Bennett

                                                                                                                      ''soundstage''

Yes it is a remarkable recording.

Those albums are part of a series of live in the studio albums they made, called the Studio Showcase series.

I believe there are 4 very diverse albums in the series but all with terrific SQ.

 

I count 5 downloads in the studio showcase series;

Carmen Gomes, Bach Reflections, Paul Berner Band, Batik, Tony Overwater & Bert van den Brink.

Sorry, but the'' Impromptu'' download is not in the studio showcase series. It's live but not live in the studio.

You are right...

Paul Berner's  Road to Memphis is maybe my favorite of the Studio Showcase series, but all 4 downloads are exceptional.
 
Originally Posted by migo:
Originally Posted by Peet:
Originally Posted by christian u:
Originally Posted by k:
Originally Posted by Peet:

Pure on SQ this album should be mentioned.

absolutely!

 Sound Liaison, producing recordings available only in 24-bit/96kHz downloads that mirror the master recording. And man, are they ever sweet. I've seldom heard recordings that were so successful in both performance and sound aspects.......

...... Her style is bluesy and intimate with a sexy voice that's sweet as dark tupelo honey, and her interpretations are unerring. The musicians play to her and to each other, and the ensemble is so tight that the four musicians breathe and move as one.. . . Rad Bennett

                                                                                                                      ''soundstage''

Yes it is a remarkable recording.

Those albums are part of a series of live in the studio albums they made, called the Studio Showcase series.

I believe there are 4 very diverse albums in the series but all with terrific SQ.

 

I count 5 downloads in the studio showcase series;

Carmen Gomes, Bach Reflections, Paul Berner Band, Batik, Tony Overwater & Bert van den Brink.

 

Van Morrison - It's too late to stop now

 

What was it about live albums from the early '70s that are still regarded as milestones in the history of recorded music?

 

My nomination is what I consider to be Van Morrison's most accomplished work. A record of his 1973 concerts recorded in LA and London, with a band of musicians who I doubt could play any better than they did on this album. 

 

The audio quality, sequencing and beauty of Van's voice (just listen to the way he and the band meld together on "Into the mystic") hasn't paled in over 40 years.

 

A gigantic achievement in recording - whether on original vinyl or remastered CD everyone should own this music.

Originally Posted by exiled jagsfan:

Van Morrison - It's too late to stop now

 

What was it about live albums from the early '70s that are still regarded as milestones in the history of recorded music?

 

My nomination is what I consider to be Van Morrison's most accomplished work. A record of his 1973 concerts recorded in LA and London, with a band of musicians who I doubt could play any better than they did on this album. 

 

The audio quality, sequencing and beauty of Van's voice (just listen to the way he and the band meld together on "Into the mystic") hasn't paled in over 40 years.

 

A gigantic achievement in recording - whether on original vinyl or remastered CD everyone should own this music.

Yes....great great album....thanks for reminding me!

Originally Posted by Peet:

I wish this was available on CD or even better as a hi-res download. The playing is fantastic but

the auto compression makes it hard on my audiophile ears.

Thanks for this reminder. John Scofield is someone I would very much like to see in concert. 

Peet posted:

Patricia Barber ''A fortnight in France''

Very good live recording, but to my ears the treble is a bit exaggerated.

Yes I agree. This album is an old favorite of mine ,but funny enough the voice is not as well recorded as the other instruments.

Compared to this other ''old favorite''the SOUND of the voice is lacking.

 

All music; [quote]It was nearly impossible to catch the Count Basie Orchestra in anything other than top form and this is the case with this CD recorded during a West Coast tour in the summer of 1958. Since the engineer remains deliberately anonymous, it is likely the band may not have been aware it was being recorded, but the stereo sound is excellent, though Basie's piano is hard to pick up at times. The play list is a nice mix of songs long associated with the band ("Moten Swing" and "Swingin' the Blues"), newer contributions by Neal Hefti ("Flight of the Foo Birds," the very popular "Cute," and "Li'l Darling") as well as some obscurities ("Blue on Blue" and "Slats"). Most of the tracks run under five minutes and there's plenty of solo space spread around between the band's members, plus two features for singer Joe Williams ("No Moon at All" and his hit "Well, Allright, Okay, You Win"). Although the location is not stated, the music comes from two or more sets at the Crescendo Club in Los Angeles. Fans of Count Basie will want to look for this Swedish release on the Phontastic label, as well as the companion second volume. [/quote]

These amazing live albums are some of my favorites on vinyl:

Diana Krall Live In Paris ORG 2LP 45rpm 180g Original Recordings Group Numbered Limited Edition Vinyl USA
Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall 2LP 180g Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Limited Edition MFSL USA
Les McCann & Eddie Harris Swiss Movement LP 180 Gram Vinyl Bernie Grundman Atlantic Rhino EU
Carole King The Carnegie Hall Concert 1971 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Numbered Limited Edition MoFi MFSL USA
Herbie Hancock Flood 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Live In Japan Speakers Corner Pallas Germany 2015 EU
The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Columbia Speakers Corner Pallas Germany
Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl ECM 1064/65 Audiophile HQ Pressing Pallas Germany
Harry Belafonte At Carnegie Hall 2LP 200 Gram Vinyl Analogue Productions Ryan K. Smith Sterling QRP USA
Neil Young Live At Massey Hall 1971 2LP 180g Vinyl Pallas Audiophile Pressing Bernie Grundman USA
Buena Vista Social Club At Carnegie Hall 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl World Circuit Ry Cooder Bernie Grundman EU
Kenny Dorham 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia 2LP 45rpm 180g Vinyl Music Matters RTI USA
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall Mono 200gr Vinyl LP Mosaic Records USA
John McLaughlin Al Di Meola Paco de Lucia Friday Night In San Francisco ORG 2LP 45rpm 180g Vinyl RTI
Hugh Masekela Hope 2LP 45rpm 200g Audiophile Vinyl Analogue Productions Kevin Gray AcousTech QRP USA

 Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture- recorded at Hammersmith Odeon.

Awesomely good sound with the Spiders on top form. You can hear DB announcing that this was the last gig the Spiders would ever play - and this was the first some of the band knew of it...

Leonard Cohen; Field Commander Cohen, tour of 1979.

I saw this tour - again at Hammersmith Odeon. One of the most amazing concerts I've ever been to; seven encores, wonderful. The SQ is simply superb, and the tracklist sublime. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...:_The_Motion_Picture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/..._Cohen:_Tour_of_1979

k posted:
Peet posted:

Patricia Barber ''A fortnight in France''

Very good live recording, but to my ears the treble is a bit exaggerated.

Yes I agree. This album is an old favorite of mine ,but funny enough the voice is not as well recorded as the other instruments.

Compared to this other ''old favorite''the SOUND of the voice is lacking.

 

Yes ''Thousand Shades of Blue'' is one of the better vocal recordings. Sounds so natural and real. The upright bass and the drums as well, as if being there. 

Peet posted:
k posted:
Peet posted:

Patricia Barber ''A fortnight in France''

Very good live recording, but to my ears the treble is a bit exaggerated.

Yes I agree. This album is an old favorite of mine ,but funny enough the voice is not as well recorded as the other instruments.

Compared to this other ''old favorite''the SOUND of the voice is lacking.

 

Yes ''Thousand Shades of Blue'' is one of the better vocal recordings. Sounds so natural and real. The upright bass and the drums as well, as if being there. 

The 12 pieces of music were performed live in the studio in front of a studio audience. The musicians were placed in front of a stereo pair of microphones with additional spot microphones on each instrument. The musicians were playing without headphones, the reason being that we believe that when we get the musicians to play together in the same room,with out headphones, it creates a number of musical and technical benefits:
As they are not ''separated'' by the headphones, the musicians, in order to hear each other are forced to create a natural and musical balance, a balance which is then easily captured by the main stereo pair of microphones. Because of the natural and musical balance the need for compression to control levels is no longer necessary, and since everybody is in the same room,the boxed sound which is so common in many modern recordings is absent, and the sound of the room helps ''glue'' the sound of the recording.
This is all very well but there are also problematic aspects to this procedure:
The room, studio, has to have a good sound. The musicians have to be very good and well prepared as it is very difficult to repair mistakes because of the ''cross talk'' between the instruments, we have to be very precise when choosing and placing the microphones and the puzzle of placing the musicians at the right distance to the main stereo microphones and the right distance to each other, is also time consuming. And when we have a live audience in the studio, we pray that they remember to turn of their cell phones and the ones with a bad cold choose to stay at home. The room where the recordings has been done is the now legendary Studio Eleven situated in the the building of the Dutch World Broad Casting Service. The Studio was used extensively in the 60's by European and visiting American jazz musicians (Wes Montgomery, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Eric Dolphy.....). The Dutch World Broad Casting Service asked Frans de Rond to bring the room back to life as a recording studio, and Frans after seeing and hearing the room jumped at the opportunity. Sound Liaison has been allowed to use the room for our audiophile projects and we are eternally greatfull to the Dutch World Service for the opportunity.

Recorded in Studio Eleven (Hilversum) with a live audience on September 15, 2012.
This recording was made by Sound Liaison for and with lovers of high-end audio recordings.
The file is a one to one copy of the master file (96kHz/24bit)

.http://www.soundliaison.com/st...usand-shades-of-blue

the Carmen Gomes album was recorded in a more controlled environment, live in the studio, while the Patricia Album is live on stage, that is a part of the explanation in SQ.

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