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Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get.
Brian Bromberg - BASSically Speaking
Steve Winwood - Back in the High Life
Earl Klugh - The Best Of
Loggins & Messina - The Best Of
John Erickson - And So On
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Maynard Ferguson - High Voltage
U2 - Rattle and Hum
Acoustic Alchemy - Red Dust & Spanish Lace
The Call - Reconciled
Eric Clapton - Journeyman
Rilo Kiley - Under the Black Light
Train - My Private Nation
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Kennedy plays Bach, with the Berlin Philharmonic.


Nice. I've seen Nigel Kennedy in concert twice, and he is one dynamic musician! The first time I saw him, the program was mainly Elgar, but when he came back for his final encore, the orchestra did not touch their instuments as he went into about 15 minutes of playing the blues, breaking a string and then just shifting keys without missing a beat to continue! Even the Vancouver Symphony rose for the deserved standing ovation.

I don't usually buy music videos, but one of the very few that I own is Kennedy at Carcassonne, which was a great concert with a magnificent backdrop. We were there just 2 weeks later, and wished that we could have gone earlier for what turned out to be a magical evening.

Anyway, as you can see I'm a fan. Smile
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Originally posted by Seaquam:


The first time I saw him, the program was mainly Elgar, but when he came back for his final encore, the orchestra did not touch their instuments as he went into about 15 minutes of playing the blues, breaking a string and then just shifting keys without missing a beat to continue! Even the Vancouver Symphony rose for the deserved standing ovation.



Wow! I get goosebumps just thinking about that. Cool

Thanks for sharing Seaquam.
I am listening to Nathan Milstein playing Bach's "Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, IV. Giga"...

However, the 4th movement ended while I was typing; now Nathan Milstein is playing the amazing fifth movement "Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, V. Ciaccona"

IMO, Nathan Milstein is greatest performer of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas. Yes, he played them better (at least for my taste) than Henryk Szeryng, Itzhak Perlman, and Arthur Grumiaux...
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Originally posted by JAR:
I am listening to Nathan Milstein playing Bach's "Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, IV. Giga"...

However, the 4th movement ended while I was typing; now Nathan Milstein is playing the amazing fifth movement "Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, V. Ciaccona"

IMO, Nathan Milstein is greatest performer of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas. Yes, he played them better (at least for my taste) than Henryk Szeryng, Itzhak Perlman, and Arthur Grumiaux...


I do not think anyone would argue the greatness of Milstein, or his interpretations of Bach's work.

He was brilliant well into his 80's.

On a side note, there have been more people posting recently from Houston (or near) the last few weeks. I'm in Houston every month. We need to schedule an off-line soon.

w+a
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by JAR:
I am listening to Nathan Milstein playing Bach's "Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, IV. Giga"...

However, the 4th movement ended while I was typing; now Nathan Milstein is playing the amazing fifth movement "Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, V. Ciaccona"

IMO, Nathan Milstein is greatest performer of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas. Yes, he played them better (at least for my taste) than Henryk Szeryng, Itzhak Perlman, and Arthur Grumiaux...


I do not think anyone would argue the greatness of Milstein, or his interpretations of Bach's work.

He was brilliant well into his 80's.

On a side note, there have been more people posting recently from Houston (or near) the last few weeks. I'm in Houston every month. We need to schedule an off-line soon.

w+a


w+a:

I'll be delighted to participate on an off-line with you and anyone that would be interested.

Since everyone that posts on Wine Spectator knows you, do you think you can get it going by posting the Houston Off-line on the “Off-Line Events” page?

FYI:
I have never been part of an off-line because none of my friends are serious about wine.

As you can see on the link below, I have a very young cellar. If we do the off-line, I will need your advice on what I should bring to the off-line (Note: any of my bottles are fair game for the off-line)...

http://www.cellartracker.com/l...verride=50271&Page=0

JAR
rodrigj4@bp.com
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Diana Krall -- Quiet Nights cd.


I am glad you're enjoying that cd...

I, in the other hand, just couldn’t get into this album. In particular, I just didn’t like the string arrangements… I like Bossa Nova with as little ornamentation as possible. Rosa Passos is a good example of what I am talking about (just listen to her version of "Wave"):

http://www.amazon.com/Amorosa-...id=1240186623&sr=1-2

I highly recommend you this album!!!

I think Diana Krall is at her best whenever she sings accompanied only by her piano (for example: "If I Had You") or by her quartet (for example: "It Was A Beautiful Day In August / You Can Depend On Me").

JAR
I noticed that. It is a departure from her other albums, but not as disagreeable IMO, as The Girl in the Other Room. Of course, I base that opinion heavily on my prejudice against Elvis Costello, for reasons I won't go into here.
So yeah JAR, it's a bit different, but not terminally so. My favorite is still the 1st cd of hers I ever bought, The Look of Love. Those arrangements still give me shudders (in a good way!)
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Originally posted by JAR:


I'll be delighted to participate on an off-line with you and anyone that would be interested.

Since everyone that posts on Wine Spectator knows you, do you think you can get it going by posting the Houston Off-line on the “Off-Line Events” page?

FYI:
I have never been part of an off-line because none of my friends are serious about wine.

As you can see on the link below, I have a very young cellar. If we do the off-line, I will need your advice on what I should bring to the off-line (Note: any of my bottles are fair game for the off-line)...

http://www.cellartracker.com/l...verride=50271&Page=0

JAR



JAR, email sent. Let me know if you did not get it.

w+a
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by JAR:


I'll be delighted to participate on an off-line with you and anyone that would be interested.

Since everyone that posts on Wine Spectator knows you, do you think you can get it going by posting the Houston Off-line on the “Off-Line Events” page?

FYI:
I have never been part of an off-line because none of my friends are serious about wine.

As you can see on the link below, I have a very young cellar. If we do the off-line, I will need your advice on what I should bring to the off-line (Note: any of my bottles are fair game for the off-line)...

http://www.cellartracker.com/l...verride=50271&Page=0

JAR



JAR, email sent. Let me know if you did not get it.

w+a


I got your email...

FYI, I already replied to you.

JAR
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
My favorite is still the 1st cd of hers I ever bought, The Look of Love. Those arrangements still give me shudders (in a good way!)


mneeley490:

I also liked The Look of Love cd.

IMO, the Love Scenes album is her best work to date.

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Sce...03NA4/ref=pd_sim_m_5

On this album, I specially like her versions of the timeless standards "All Or Nothing At All" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me"...

Now my favorite song from this cd is "My Love Is". It takes a special talent to be able to sing "My Love Is" accompanied with only acoustic bass...

JAR
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Morrison, Astral Weeks.


In my top 5 of all time. Cool


I still do not understand where you obtained such taste at such a young age. Wink


Big Grin

I'll have you know I was listening to Phil Ochs at age 15. Seriously.

Though I must say... I think LOTS of children of baby boomers listen to the same music their parents listened to growing up. Not sure why that is, though. But I actually know very few people who turned 21 during the Bush presidency (of course you realize, I turned 21 in his first year) who listen primarily to rock music not from 1964-1971. And those who I do know who listen to other things, their parents, almost without exception, are 62+
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Originally posted by MJAlbers:
Lakme "Flower Duet". Everytime I hear this song it reminds me of the scene from True Romance; when faced with death at the hands of the Sicilian mob, Dennis Hopper begins to tell a story to his assassins on how their blood line was changed forever when the Moors conquered Sicily- Classic!


Now that's a great movie that I have been waiting to buy on Blu-Ray. FYI, True Romance is coming out on Blu-Ray on May 26, 2009. Can't wait to buy it...

By the way, who's the Soprano singing "Flower Duet" from Lakme? Is it Dame Joan Sutherland? Just wondering...
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Originally posted by JAR:
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Originally posted by MJAlbers:
Lakme "Flower Duet". Everytime I hear this song it reminds me of the scene from True Romance; when faced with death at the hands of the Sicilian mob, Dennis Hopper begins to tell a story to his assassins on how their blood line was changed forever when the Moors conquered Sicily- Classic!


Now that's a great movie that I have been waiting to buy on Blu-Ray. FYI, True Romance is coming out on Blu-Ray on May 26, 2009. Can't wait to buy it...

By the way, who's the Soprano singing "Flower Duet" from Lakme? Is it Dame Joan Sutherland? Just wondering...
Great movie with a great soundtrack! I think this duet was performed by Mady Mesple and Danielle Millet, but I'm not 100%. Sopranos are not my strong suit.
showoff!

He is one of the musicians that i really wanted to see live and regret not ever having made it happen (my age was a factor). We have a few studio musicians here in Nashville that played with him or knew him during various parts of their careers - they claim he was better higher than a kite than most serious musicians were sober. Ironic that whiskey and cocaine didn't kill him, but an inexperienced pilot did.

G
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Originally posted by gigabit:
I'm going to see The Eagles tonight in concert. This will be the first time I have seen them play live.

How was it? Smile

K-

My wife is a big fan of the Eagles, and she has seen them live several times. I, OTOH, am not nearly the fan she is, but I have always respected their talent, and I believe they have written some great music. That being said, they sounded fantastic. Joe Walsh and Don Henley are very gifted musicians, and Steuart Smith is a fine guitarist. They brought great energy, emotion, and showmanship last night. It was a very enjoyable concert. Smile
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Fleetwood Mac Rumours.

Got great seats to see them this Friday night; the last time I saw them was in 1969, pre-Stevie Nicks (at the PNE Gardens Auditorium, for the local folks who might remember when concerts were held there Smile) . Gotta get my head back into the '70s.



The thoughts I was having about Stevie in the '70's could get me arrested (again) today. Eek
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Fleetwood Mac Rumours.

Got great seats to see them this Friday night; the last time I saw them was in 1969, pre-Stevie Nicks (at the PNE Gardens Auditorium, for the local folks who might remember when concerts were held there Smile) . Gotta get my head back into the '70s.



The thoughts I was having about Stevie in the '70's could get me arrested (again) today. Eek
Just listened to Rumors on vinyl, I don't know that it gets much better. I will never get tired of Stevie singing Dreams. I am one of the few that still appreciates vinyl! Wink
I won't go into a lot of detail about their concert, but for me the best moment was when Mick Fleetwood started the big bass drum rhythm for their second number-- The Chain-- and just stretched it and stretched it for about 90 seconds before he signalled Lindsey Buckingham to join in. The crowd was screaming for the song to start. The anticipation was almost achingly painful, and the smile on Fleetwood's face on the jumbotron showed how skilled he was at playing a crowd. Anyway, great show if you're a fan; Christine McVie is missed, Stevie doesn't hit the high notes any more, Lindsey Buckingham is underrrated as a guitarist, and until you hear them for 2½ uninterrupted hours you might forget just how many great hits they had. Terrific show!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Fleetwood Mac Rumours.

Got great seats to see them this Friday night; the last time I saw them was in 1969, pre-Stevie Nicks (at the PNE Gardens Auditorium, for the local folks who might remember when concerts were held there Smile) . Gotta get my head back into the '70s.



The thoughts I was having about Stevie in the '70's could get me arrested (again) today. Eek


Anyone a fan of Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac? That's the Mac I've been listening to lately. Funny thing, two years ago at the SF Blues Festival he was supposed to show up and play along with Elvin Bishop, James Cotton and Charlie Musselwhite, but he never showed up. The show went on great without him, similar to how Fleetwood Mac did too. Cool
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Originally posted by spo:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by spo:
The Call - I Still Believe

Great song.


No doubt about it, but those keyboards did not age well.... Red Face


The keyboards and the 80s are inseparable. Big Grin Not even Van Halen could escape their allure: Jump
Classic! I love Van Halen with Roth, nice clip. If you ever get the chance to see the "Atomic Punks" they are a great tribute band that have nailed Roth era Van Halen. Cool