steve_1979 said:Freddy58 said:I have of course followed your thread, even if I haven't commented. There were quite a few suggestions about getting a better cartridge. I fully understand your reluctance to get in too deep, but trust me, it will pay dividends. Just sayin' ...
Thanks for the advice and I have been taking it on board.
I don't doubt for a second that there are better cartridges and I have a second headshell for just that reason so that I can quickley swap between cartridges. At some point I'll be looking to get a new one in the £100-200 price range but for now I've already gone way over budget with what I've bought so it'll have to wait for a while.
The sound that I'm getting from the Shure M44G and cheap Behringer phono stage is actually pretty good so I'm happy for now even though it could (and eventually will) be improved later on with a couple of upgrades.
Freddy58 said:I have of course followed your thread, even if I haven't commented. There were quite a few suggestions about getting a better cartridge. I fully understand your reluctance to get in too deep, but trust me, it will pay dividends. Just sayin' ...
thescarletpronster said:Keith Jarrett – Solo-Concerts (Bremen / Lausanne)Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
Now for some rugby, recorded earlier...
thescarletpronster said:Hi Jim, thanks for your reply. I must admit I prefer The Köln Concert, but that's partly because I'm more familiar with it. I only bought the earlier one a few years ago and have only listened to it a handful of times. Probably a bit more abstract, overall, but definitely deserves a few more listens. The only other Jarrett record I have apart from those two solo concerts is Back Hand, which is completely different - a sort of reimagining of hard bop. I like all the ones I've heard, so would like to have recommendations for other of his albums to buy. Will look out the Sun Bear Concerts, I hadn't heard of that one before. If there are any other Keith Jarrett LPs you'd recommend - solo or ensemble - or any other artists who are in a similar vein and who I might not know about, please do let me know.
Charlie Jefferson said:Miles In The Sky - Miles Davis
Void Beats/Invocation Trex - Cavern Of Anti-Matter
Glassworks - Phillip Glass
Histoire De Melody Nelson - Serge Gainsbourg
Jim_W said:Keith Jarrett
thescarletpronster said:Jim_W said:Keith Jarrett
Wow, Jim, what an amazing reply. Thank you for taking the care to give me such a detailed overview, with recommendations. Thanks for indicating the difference between the various quartets as well. Bop-Be was in fact my introduction to Jarrett; someone I knew had a copy when I was a teenager, and listening to that convinced me that Jarrett was worth investigating. I can't remember much about it apart from being quite frenetic, but it was enough to convince me to find and listen to more.
Anyway, I've taken a copy of your reply, as otherwise I'll never find it again by the time I find time and head-space to start listening to some of your recommendations. I hope that's all right.
Today's listening:Gregory Isaacs – Lonely LoverBurning Spear – FaroverThe Congos – Heart of the Congos
All good fun...