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    Iím glad I got to see the Unity Group show here...

    Iím glad I got to see the Unity Group show here in Ottawa. Definitely one of the best PM shows Iíd seen in some time.

    The new album wonít make PMG fans looking for a return to that vibe, nor is...
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    Argh. This just goes to show how your eyes see...

    Argh. This just goes to show how your eyes see one thing and your brain another :). Iíve been so immersed in the Gentle Giant and Floyd boxes for several weeks now that whenever I see ďPink FloydĒ...
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    Ah...you mean the Early Years box? The only...

    Ah...you mean the Early Years box?

    The only thing not available separately is the Volume 7: 1967Ė1972: Continu/ation set, with one cd and two DVDs/two Blu Rays. I believe buying the rest of the...
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    PULSE has been restored, so you may have the DVD...

    PULSE has been restored, so you may have the DVD version, but this is the first time on Blu Ray, so uncompressed audio.
    Delicate Sound of Thunder has also been remixed and, again, is on blu ray for...
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    Received my MINIRIG 3s the other day (waiting on...

    Received my MINIRIG 3s the other day (waiting on the subs). LOVE them, separately and, more, together. I don't really know if I'll need more bass but will use the lower volume connection to do it.
    ...
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    Peter Gabriel's Flotsam and Jetsam collection,...

    Peter Gabriel's Flotsam and Jetsam collection, "Strawberry Fields Forever" (1976). It's a wonderfully eclectic collection of odds and ends.
  7. Thanks...but chatting with host Brian Imig for an...

    Thanks...but chatting with host Brian Imig for an hour, on subjects we both love never feels like work!
  8. Thread: Nonesuch

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    They both sound great; whatís more worthy of...

    They both sound great; whatís more worthy of comparison is the performances themselves, which are quite different (and the Nonesuch version is also considerably longer, demonstrating how fluid...
  9. My digital advance (waiting on the real book,...

    My digital advance (waiting on the real book, which is in-transit) only has B&W photos, but in a separate section and better than the originals.

    But more to the point:even if you have the...
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    That, in a nutshell, is one of the biggest...

    That, in a nutshell, is one of the biggest problems facing any musician today...
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    By contrast, I rip all CDs to ALAC so Iíve...

    By contrast, I rip all CDs to ALAC so Iíve losslessly comprised CD quality wherever I go...if, indeed, I buy a CD; more often these days I buy high res and only resort to CD if unavailable in higher...
  12. Iím embarrassed at how few of these I own (a...

    Iím embarrassed at how few of these I own (a paltry 3!)...and how old that makes me feel ;)
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    Really? Unity Band/Group were not, at least to my...

    Really? Unity Band/Group were not, at least to my ears, mainstream jazz; nor was Tap, Orchestrion or the two “live” Unity & Orchestrion sets. Sure, his trio work is largely mainstream-oriented, but...
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    More likely, as many do, would be to use local...

    More likely, as many do, would be to use local orchestras, as the coat of transporting, accommodating, feeding & paying an orchestra is usually pretty cost-prohibitive.
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    It's still weaker than some other albums, but is...

    It's still weaker than some other albums, but is better than I recall on earlier versions.
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    I use the OPPO HA-2, though these days since...

    I use the OPPO HA-2, though these days since largely using a DAP that does higher res than my iPhone, I use the HA-2 as a DAC for my Mac. I'm very happy with that + my Paradigm Millennium speakers.
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  17. THANKS! :)

    THANKS! :)
  18. John Kelman Interviewed by Chicago WZRDís Brian Imig on King Crimson

    For any who missed it this past Saturday (and are interested!), my interview with Chicago WZRD Radio host Brian Imig is now up on YouTube. We had fun hour bantering and chit-chatting about the mighty...
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    Díoh...

    Díoh...
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    The real attraction of the box is the significant...

    The real attraction of the box is the significant number of live recordings (not to mention the two books). Yes, in some cases only relatively low-fi audience recordings were all that could be found,...
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    Well, for one thing, technology keeps on getting...

    Well, for one thing, technology keeps on getting better, especially analog-to-digital (and vice versa). The improvements on the 12 cds representing the bandís commercial output arenít better in a...
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    Absolutely! Thereís always a place for different...

    Absolutely! Thereís always a place for different perspectives and different approaches...as long as they're responsible, informative and contextual (some of my check boxes :) ). Based on reading your...
  23. Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    No It doesnít. Aside from the fact that, being a...

    No It doesnít. Aside from the fact that, being a smaller country, the number of musicians in Switzerland may well have been less than in the UK. But the truth isĒ how many Swiss rock musicians do you...
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    For mega box sets like this, I agree...though,...

    For mega box sets like this, I agree...though, just for clarity, downloads are not just mp3, which are the sonic equivalent of a faxed piece of art...

    I only download minimum CD quality, even...
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    I donít believe the private channel allows for downloading ....but Iíll check, thanks.
  27. If you donít mind doing me a favour, right click...

    If you donít mind doing me a favour, right click on one of the WAV files, as it should tell you the resolution. Iím just curious about recording through a sound card, as there are times where itís my...
  28. :D The only other comment Iíd say is that I...

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    The only other comment Iíd say is that I donít believe the audio rip as you do it remains in high res....or does it? Just curious as, for me, thatís essential (but may or may not be for you).
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    Itís a fine piece, John, but while itís kind of...

    Itís a fine piece, John, but while itís kind of you to say what you did about me, itís absolutely unnecessary. There are certain ďcheck boxesĒ that I have when looking at anybodyís writing, and all...
  30. Thanks, man! But me too..! I got a digital...

    Thanks, man!

    But me too..! I got a digital advance (for which I am/was grateful, of course!), so I cannot wait to get my hands on the actual book. I should have it by end of the week, if all goes...
  31. AAJ Review: Sid Smith, In the Court of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 Years

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    My review of Smithís revised and expanded In the Court of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 Years,...
  32. My review, and a different book excerpt, that I...

    My review, and a different book excerpt, that I was permitted to choose myself, will be running at AAJ tomorrow morning. I’ll post my usual links to both.

    The liner to the new ITCOTCK is pretty...
  33. That’s a long and possibly uncertain approach,...

    That’s a long and possibly uncertain approach, Dave, with all due respect.

    MakeMV to rip Blu Rays (and get past copy protection), and then DVD Audio Extractor to actually rip the audio, either...
  34. It would have been irresponsible of Sid to do...

    It would have been irresponsible of Sid to do anything but what he did, wrt Fripp. But the truth is, it paints a fuller picture of an enigmatic, eclectic and eccentric guy who has also been far more...
  35. And itís being published by Panegyric. Sidís...

    And itís being published by Panegyric. Sidís first book led to his being the bandís documentarian and in-house scribe. He has also co-curated all but one of the Elements Tour boxes released every...
  36. Just FYI, my review and a book excerpt will run...

    Just FYI, my review and a book excerpt will run tomorrow at all about jazz. As usual, Iíll post links tomorrow...
    Itís a tremendous rewrite ....
  37. Thanks! Brian & I did an interview about ECM...

    Thanks! Brian & I did an interview about ECM Records back in September, and had so much fun heís decided he wants to do interviews on various subjects every second month, so plenty more fun to be had!
  38. King Crimson Feature on Chicagoís WZRD Radio Today (Saturday, November 9)

    Hey all! Tune into Chicago WZRD Radio today at noon central, 1pm EST, where my buddy Brian Imig will be devoting his show to the mighty King Crimson. I’ll be joining him in the second hour, starting...
  39. You can read an in-depth look at the remix...

    You can read an in-depth look at the remix (including a lot of input from Mastelotto) in my review of the Heaven & Earth box set, published back when it was released in June. After the ďIn a...
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    Well, assuming the mix and mastering is good,...

    Well, assuming the mix and mastering is good, SACD should sound better than regular CDs because it’s a higher resolution format. And the Gabriel box’s better sound isn’t, I’d bet, anything to do with...
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    Thanks for sharing. I actually started a thread...

    Thanks for sharing. I actually started a thread in OT Music (I can never figure out which forum things belong in!), but nobodyís commented there, so appreciate your sharing it here. Thanks again!
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    Well, the mix wonít be any good if what was...

    Well, the mix wonít be any good if what was documented to tape wasnít. So credit where creditís due, I think it is fair to credit May, Kongshaug and, of course, Eicher for the wonderful result on...
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    I have the ACT label recording. Jan Erik, as a...

    I have the ACT label recording. Jan Erik, as a guitarist, was very much a down-the-centre straight-ahead, mainstream player, and a very good (if not particularly exceptional) one at that.
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    Both Kongshaug and Weiland were separate and...

    Both Kongshaug and Weiland were separate and equal engineers in their own right, just as other engineers with whom Manfred has (and continues to) work, like James Farber.

    Yes, Weiland was...
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    Manfred describes his relationship with engineers...

    Manfred describes his relationship with engineers in cinematic terms: he, as the director who, like you say, has the overall vision and brings musicians (actors?), though heíd also a very active...
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    R.I.P. Jan Erik Kongshaug

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    In commemoration of the sad passing of Jan Erik Kongshaug yesterday, All About Jazz has republished my 2010 interview with the engineer and Rainbow Studios owner, during a week spent in...
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    I donít know for sure, but I doubt it....

    I donít know for sure, but I doubt it....
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    Woah! Just ordered that (and three other blowout...

    Woah! Just ordered that (and three other blowout price titles)!
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    Sorry, but that’s just not true. Compression,...

    Sorry, but that’s just not true. Compression, used tastefully, can be a great effect (Adrian Belew’s rhythm guitar on King Crimson’s “Heartbeat,” for example).

    But when used for other purposes...
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    Actually, you sold me. I just bought two...

    Actually, you sold me. I just bought two subwoofers from a MINIRIG reseller today...can’t wait for it all to arrive! It means we’ll have kickass sound in every room of our two-bedroom condo...not to...
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    Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE the first quintet also...

    Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE the first quintet also (I’ve pretty much every commercial Miles Davis release there is). I just tend to favour the second when I’m thinking of popping on some Miles without...
  52. Well, depending upon your view of high res...

    Well, depending upon your view of high res digital (I know Young is a big supporter), I bought Colorado in 24/192 for $18 (CAD), and it sounds fabulous!

    I know some folks (like Trane) are...
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    Just got his new Bootleg Series set, 3Cds, that...

    Just got his new Bootleg Series set, 3Cds, that covers John Wesley Harding through Self Portrait, and includes well over a cdís worth of collaborations with Johnny Cash. If you love this period of...
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    Thanks. I’ve seen these,, but the deal for me is...

    Thanks. I’ve seen these,, but the deal for me is getting “the truth,” as best I can and speakers in this price range invariably “soup up” their sound through processing and compression, which may...
  55. Sorry, no idea. Iíve not hit any images so far,...

    Sorry, no idea. Iíve not hit any images so far, so my as an e (watermarked) may just be text only. If I run across any Iíll let you know.

    Also, Iíve just received permission to run an excerpt ftom...
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    Wow....nice!!

    Wow....nice!!
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    There was a model I was looking at, but from what...

    There was a model I was looking at, but from what I could find out, I got the impression that they colour the sound with their own signature - different, but similar to Bose and why I didnít want...
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    FYI, I looked into them and was so impressed that...

    FYI, I looked into them and was so impressed that I bought a pair of the MINIRIG 3s for about $525, including shipping (much cheaper than directly from the manufacturer). Iíll have them, if all goes...
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    Thanks for the tip,...now, to have a good look!

    Thanks for the tip,...now, to have a good look!
  60. Iím halfway through my digital advance. Beyond...

    Iím halfway through my digital advance. Beyond additional material covering years after the first book, the entire thing has been revised, and for good reason. Sidís first go was great and he proved...
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