Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ In Concert at Carnegie Hall (Feb. '63). From 1973 until 2010, my No. 1 album was Focus III. Then I discovered this and it became my joint No. 1 album. The best concert recording I've ever heard.
Home system (Wadia 8 CD transport/Bryston BDA-1 D:AC/Sony JE510 MD deck/Bryston BP26 pre/Bryston 7B-SST power amp's/PMC IB2 speakers/PurePower mains reconditioner/2 custom Mana platforms/Van Damme Tour Grade Classix XKE interconnects with Neutrik XLR's/Van Damme 6mm stranded copper speaker cables and assorted power cords).
In the wake of much exploration of possible alternatives, my next scheduled purchase (when I've managed to save the dosh) is a Bryston 10B-SUB which will enable me to reactivate my Lyngdorf SDA-2175 power amp and Lyngdorf W210 sub's. Nearly there!
Just listening to the latest Mojo magazine freebie, Marr and Friends. Pretty good this one, much better than last months Rumours Revisited which I thought was dire (though I notice Mojo have printed a letter from someone saying how good it was, surprise, surprise)
Pat Metheny ~ Rejoicing (1984). With Charlie Haden (ac. bass) and Billy Higgins (drums). The nearly 10 minute long track, The Calling, is a rather ghastly 'free' (for which read totally devoid of melody) jazz affair that I for one simply cannot abide, but what remains is definitely interesting.
The Who ~ Who's Next (1971). Another (still) classic album over 40 years old, recorded in part at the now sadly defunct Olympic Studios in Barnes which, for many years, I vaguely planned to visit someday just to see where Focus III was committed to tape. Oh well, the passing of an iconic facility.
Lee Morgan - Charisma
On loud! Blue Note LP on my Platine Verdier Hadcock and Decca C4E. Fab!
My favourite jazz trumpeter. Shame his common law wife took a dislike to him - she shot him in a jazz club in NY in 1972.