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Introductions & other topics / Re: Forum Outage
« on: May 07, 2016, 12:16:48 PM »
I misread the subject text as "Forum Outrage" so I'm actually kind of relieved(and maybe just a smidge disappointed).
You are the patron saint of the forum, Funkle. May you keep on truckin'.



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Fusion Discussion / Re: Music and Family
« on: May 05, 2016, 04:42:40 AM »
That whole Kickstarter/documentary campaign sounds skeezy as hell.

You mean like somebody else fundraising for a project ZFT are technically not affiliated with, but which cannot be completed without their cooperation, and then having money from said project used to buy real estate from them?

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Fusion Discussion / Re: Music and Family
« on: May 01, 2016, 01:16:06 PM »
Change it to Dweezil plays Frank.

The way copyright is nowadays, it wouldn't surprise me if they find a way to make it so he can't use his own first name. He is named after his late mother's toe after all.

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Fusion Discussion / Re: Music and Family
« on: April 30, 2016, 10:52:06 AM »
Yep. I saw it yesterday and my head hasn't stopped shaking--I may have permanent damage. To think that Gail charging Dweezil a fee would turn out to be the more moderate approach. Oh well, Diva and Ahmet have done their part to keep the legacy alive via...um, that band with Tipper Gore and...uh, Star Search I guess?

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Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: April 27, 2016, 12:41:37 PM »
Allan Holdsworth -- Hard Hat Area
David Sanborn -- Taking Off

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Fusion Discussion / Re: Birds of Fire SACD 4.0
« on: April 26, 2016, 08:28:25 PM »
Yeah, I've heard a couple of those. Made of some different material, supposedly. No difference to my ears, that's for sure.
Considering the sharp decline in production quality for most CDs over the past couple decades, I suspect SHM may just be similar in quality to a standard German or Japanese CD from the 80s. It has a similar feel to some older CDs I have, where the plastic feels a bit thicker or maybe denser. I doubt that has a huge impact on the fidelity, but I don't mind a disc not feeling like it's gonna crack every time pluck it from the case.

I heard an SACD player in a high end audio store once. It sounded great, but most likely due to the amp and speakers. Who knows?
I think that's the key. If you can't afford the speakers, amp, or whatever, to go with the high-end player you're trying out, most of it's gonna get lost along the line.

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Fusion Discussion / Re: Birds of Fire SACD 4.0
« on: April 25, 2016, 11:42:11 AM »
I have a couple of hybrid SACD/CDs I think, which play on either, but I've never even seen an SACD player in person.
Anybody here heard of SHM-CD(Super High Material Compact Disc), though? My Japanese mini-LP copy of Road Games is in that format, which, as far as I can tell, just means it's basically an extra sturdy disc.

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Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: April 25, 2016, 11:31:30 AM »
Logan Richardson -- Shift ; best contemporary jazz discovery in a while for me. Pat's guitar part on "Locked Out Of Heaven" perfectly expresses the emotions I feel whenever I'm stuck in a situation where I have to listen to pop radio.
Lyle Mays -- SOLO

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Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: November 11, 2015, 03:20:36 PM »
Pat Metheny -- Secret Story
The Cure -- Disintegration // not fusion, but fucking awesome anyway.

Probably gonna spin the Julee Cruise thing again on the way to get groceries. It's dark now...

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Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: November 10, 2015, 06:06:50 PM »
Thanks for the info. I love Stanley's playing, but his choice in material can be an obstacle.
Too bad that track didn't live up to the title.

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Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: November 10, 2015, 11:26:02 AM »
Julee Cruise -- Floating Into The Night // I dub this genre (25 years after the fact) 'Alt-Malt.'
 
xmiles, how's that Stanley Clarke Band? Leaning more towards fusion or the smoother R&B side?(...vocals?)


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Fusion Discussion / Re: New and upcoming releases
« on: September 29, 2015, 08:58:44 PM »
I like both bands, but I like Crimson's abrasiveness and dark tones best, I think. Bruford's sound with Crimson was so trashy and raw, I think it really stood out from the slicker sounds of a lot of drummers from the time.

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Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: September 21, 2015, 10:27:02 AM »
McLaughlin, Di Meola, De Lucia -- Passion, Grace, & Fire

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Fusion Discussion / Re: What fusion lp/cd you listening to today?
« on: September 18, 2015, 10:22:46 AM »
Allan Holdsworth -- Wardenclyffe Tower
Roger Waters -- The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking // Not fusion; it's more like demented folk-rock. But Sanborn does play his ass off on this.

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Fusion Discussion / Re: New and upcoming releases
« on: September 17, 2015, 01:59:56 PM »
Thanks for the info, profusion. I looked at the Allmusic entry for "Scenario," and its 2.5 star review begins with the logically-challenged line "With this recording, Al di Meola thankfully left behind the pop-fusion sound that he had perfected with Jan Hammer." What?
But Allmusic makes no sense a significant amount of the time anyway(the 1.5 star review for "Wardenclyffe Tower" still being one my personal favorites).

I didn't know Bruford had an autobiography, either. That sounds like an interesting read.

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