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In Reply to: RE: I see no way one can make 'audiophile' judgements... posted by Ivan303 on May 22, 2017 at 22:18:43
I never heard either of my TAS reviewer friends play schmaltzy jazz. :)
Classical was always the rule of the day. Which is likely why I really enjoy that genre to this day. JWC's vinyl collection was truly massive. I never experienced a case of "do you have...?" - it was always "which version do you want to hear?"
Want to hear some Berio or Panufnik?
I purchased one of Krall's albums to see what all the fuss was about and still don't get it!
Get a copy of the DVD "Live in Paris" by Krall.... Put it on your Big Screen TV hooked to your Main Audio System. Settle in with a good bottle of wine and watch the concert. If you don't 'get it' after this, There is no blood in your veins.
BTW - Seeing her Live in Minneapolis a week from this Friday...
that won't happen, but I did just add it to the Netflix queue.
OTOH, if I'm not found of hearing an artist's music, I doubt that watching them play said music will help much. Does she do jokes? :)
Not really a fan of concert videos, either. Have one(?) I think.
No way is this on my Netflix....
But now I discover that only once it's put in into your queue do you see that availability is "unknown". :)
Log in and follow this link:
If I can't stream it, I'm not interested...... Not available for streaming. You'll have to borrow one from someone. It's a very popular DVD.
and listened to the first minute of each track. Why does the guitarist always play the same simple twangy stuff? I think you're right about the wine - I need to drink a bottle or three first and perhaps that would put me in the mood. I'm totally sober now.
As for female pianists, I'm more the Liz Story type. I've heard her live at the Woodruff Arts Center playing the Steinway unamplified in a nice hall. Magnificent.
I have several of her albums containing wonderfully expressive and emotional original work. It is her music that stirs the blood in my veins. :)
It's an acquired taste...... If you really want to enjoy it, Watch the DVD.... If you're just interested in proving me wrong, just let me know. I can accept that.
and just exercised it. Again. Did you recall that I already have some of her music? Eyes not required.
For me, I can pretty much determine as to whether or not I like something in the first minute of hearing a work. I was strolling through some new albums on Tidal and listened to Rihanna's newest. Most of her stuff doesn't do anything for me, but occasionally I find something that does. From Anti , I like "Same Ol' Mistakes". And Katy Perry's latest single, "Bon Appetit". Well, I could do without the auto-tuned rap near the end. :)
In the classical genre, I discovered Howard Shore's Two Concerti . More nice stuff.
Musical tastes just vary. Widely at that!
One thing I dislike about her style is the mangling of many original work's timing. Examples are The Look of Love and The Girl From Ipanema . Has she never heard those tunes performed before?
When you compare those to that of Dusty Springfield and Astrud Gilberto , it seems her goal is to deliberately put a "lounge lizard" spin to the delivery.
Not my style.
Maybe she's into NAS storage, too. ;)
Don't play them much, even though we have TWO TTs, one on either side of a small-by-today's-standard TV.
Mostly stream classical from TIDAL and QOBUZ but have about 1,000 or more CDs to figure out how to rip and store.
I think people make a big mistake thinking lossless FLAC streaming is somehow sub-standard listening. Every improvement I make in either of my systems seems to improve the sound of lossless FLAC streaming, either QOBUZ or TIDAL. In fact, I am coming to the conclusion that, in some cases it may depend more on the CD player being used as to whether there is any difference at all between the original CD and a Lossless FLAC stream.
I'm pretty certain my current computer playback of a ripped CD sounds better than the same CD played on a decent Marantz silver disk spinner (DV-9600) outputted to the same DAC for playback.
OK, I really don't know that with any certainty as I am yet to purchase Ms. Krall's latest offering so as to do a proper comparison. :-)
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