Well Recorded Music

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  1. Jeff_King

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    I just picked up a set of paradigm speakers and I want to see what they can do. So I am looking for truely well recorded music. I am looking for well recorded live performances of big band music or orcestra type music maybe even some swing. Any sugestions as which recordings I should look into.
     
  2. Seth--L

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    Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn
    George Szell/London Symphony Orchestra
    on EMI

    Mahler: Symphony No.9
    Christoph von Dohnanyi/The Cleveland Orchestra
    on Decca

    Hindemith: Orchestral Works
    Wolfgang Sawallisch/The Philadelphia Orchestra
    on EMI

    Bruckner: Symphony No.8
    Pierre Boulez/The Vienna Philharmonic
    on DG

    Magic!
    Peter Richard Conte playing the John Wanamaker Organ (largets working organ in the world - 30,000 pipes - huge dynamic range)
    on Dorian
     
  3. Brian L

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    Bigg Phatt Band - Swinging for the Fences

    Have not heard the CDversion, but the DVD-A version is very well done.

    BGL
     
  4. Lee Scoggins

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    For big band jazz, try Paquito D'Rivera Tropicana Nights on Chesky Records.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Any of the Linda Ronstadt/Nelson Riddle colaborations: What's New, Lush Life, For Sentimental Reasons. All available on CD & LP, and What's New is out on DVD-A. Studio though, not live.
     
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    I concur with the mentions of Mintzer and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band discs.

    In addition, there was a new Telarc disc out that I haven't heard yet, it's on my "to listen to" stack.... The Jaco Pastorius Big Band Word of Mouth Revisited.

    Regards,
     
  8. Paul.S

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    Yeah, most anyone who is familiar with my posts in this area of HTF knows that I'm a George Massenburg fan and it's therefore no surprise that I heartily second Julian's post #6 above.

    Massenburg engineered and mixed all three of Ronstadt's recordings with Nelson Riddle (along with many of her other albums--I also recommend her Cuban jazz album, Frenesi).

    Check out his list of work at All Music Guide. All of his stuff is phenomenal and his producing, recording and mixing discography ranges from Ronstadt to Flim & the BBs to Earth, Wind & Fire to Lyle Lovett to Herbie Hancock to James Taylor and on and on.

    One small note:
     
  9. Julian Reville

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  10. KeithH

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    Jeff, I second Linda Ronstadt Lush Life. It is excellent.

    A definite bargain is the Buddy Rich The Best Band I Ever Had hybrid SACD. Best Buy normally sells it for $15.99, but it's $13.99 through the end of business today. Best Buy is having a $2-off sale on all SACDs and DVD-Audio discs this week. I picked up the Buddy Rich SACD yesterday, and both layers are excellent. If you have an SACD player, the SACD layer is a true pleasure.
     
  11. Al B. C

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    Even though it's hard to classify this album as to what style it is (and it's not a live recording), I would have to recommend.........................

    "Lyle Lovett and His Large Band".

    Check it out! [​IMG]
     

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