1. Things you need to know about the new ‘Conversations’ PM system:

    a) DO NOT REPLY TO THE NOTIFICATION EMAIL! I get them, not the intended recipient. I get a lot of them and I do not want them! It is just a notification, log into the site and reply from there.

    b) To delete old conversations use the ‘Leave conversation’ option. This is just delete by another name.
    Dismiss Notice

Bargain Box Sets

Discussion in 'music' started by merlin, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

  2. bencat

    bencat Amplifier Destroyer par excellence

    Niche I know but there are some Jazz lovers amongst the crew so will add this . Many may already have albums by Yusef Lateef but if not this is an excellent buy of some of his early recordings which are better because the recording process was simple and aimed at sound quality not radio plays . Eight albums over 4 CD's only the live recording is slightly below par .
    albireo and gavreid like this.
  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I bought the Booker Little set in the same series. No complaints!
    bencat and albireo like this.
  4. GavinA

    GavinA pfm Member

    I haven’t read all 84 pages, but there didn’t seem many classical suggestions in the pages I did read. Something I have enjoyed is Francois Couperin complete works for harpsichord (Olivier Baumont) - 10 CDs for £20.70 from Amazon. I thought 10 CDs of one composer on one instrument was likely to be a bit daunting but worth a punt at that price. In the event I have listened to them many times with great pleasure.
    The background to this is interesting. Back in the 60s I attended an evening class on historic keyboard instrument in the St Cecelia collection. The lecturer played some Couperin on a French harpsichord and I was really surprised by the sound which had wonderful deep bass notes - much warmer and more resonant than the German instruments which could be a bit clattery. I’ve never forgotten that sound and have bought Couperin records from time to time - Raphael Puyana on vinyl, Christophe Rousset and Pierre Hantai on CD, without ever getting that deep bass. So I got the Baumann as one last try, and have finally got the sound I remembered. He plays on one historic instrument and 2 modern copies of period correct instruments.
    Another thing I remember from those classes. Harpsichords have vertical ‘jacks’ which rising pluck the string with a quill (raven feathers are best) set in a round hole in the wooden jack. But if you want a different sound you could use leather mounted in a square hole. If you restore an instrument with round holes there is no doubt - it must have had quills. But if it has square holes it has had leather strikers but may have been converted from quill because the square holes are larger. There were 2 restorers at the collection who disagreed about one instrument and each kept a personal set of jacks, one having quills while the other had leather!
    Richard Brewer likes this.
  5. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    There's a separate 'bargain box sets' thread in the classical music sub-forum (as I know to my cost!)
    Alex S, bencat, albireo and 1 other person like this.
  6. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    gavreid likes this.
  7. Clive ES335

    Clive ES335 Active Member

    I see the 35 CD Caravan set, Who Do You Think We Are, is now just £175 at Burning Shed. It’s the same at Amazon, where you can enjoy free post as well.

    samz and albireo like this.
  8. springer

    springer pfm Member

    Not a box set, but the 'Introducing Kenny Cox...' Blue Note Classic is under £14 at Amazon
  9. guey

    guey pfm Member

    The deluxe edition of Japan's Quiet Life is now half price here
  10. starbuck

    starbuck pfm Member

    Weekender, bencat, awl and 2 others like this.
  11. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

Share This Page


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice