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Enjoying Jim Alfredson's Dirty Fingers!!! (its a CD..geez)


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Yeah, I got the CD/DVD combo a few days ago, and I have been so busy I've barely had time to make it through the CD. It's fantastic, though, terrific playing all around, and I have to mention how well it's recorded! Possibly the best sounding Hammond jazz records I have heard! The Rudy van Gelder Hammond records on Blue Note had a very specific sound and atmosphere, and it's like Jim's record gets that sound, but extends the fidelity. The listening I have done so far has been on good headphones, and it sounds absolutely amazing.

 

I hope to dig into the DVD today.

Turn up the speaker

Hop, flop, squawk

It's a keeper

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It's fantastic, though, terrific playing all around, and I have to mention how well it's recorded! Possibly the best sounding Hammond jazz records I have heard! The Rudy van Gelder Hammond records on Blue Note had a very specific sound and atmosphere, and it's like Jim's record gets that sound, but extends the fidelity.

 

Indeed, that's a great observation.

 

It's a real nostalgia kick for me (just higher fidelity) since I was just a child of 3 - 5 years old when I'd tune into a local radio show called The Harley Show (sponsored by Harley Sandwiches in Baltimore) and I was exposed to albums like Patton's Blue John and Jack McDuff's The Honeydripper. I LOVED that stuff and along with my "conducting" to Boston Pops records, it was a seminal music experience.

 

It's great to have superb arrangements and a great recording. Checking out the DVD this evening.

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The Rudy van Gelder Hammond records on Blue Note had a very specific sound and atmosphere, and it's like Jim's record gets that sound, but extends the fidelity.

 

This, of course, is due to the tools available to us today that Mr. van Gelder never had access to. I am referring specifically to the plethora of high end DAW plug-ins available . JA gets lots of milage out of those. Enjoying "Dirty Fingers" as I'm writing this through a pair of Mackie HR824's. Not my favourite monitors but good for listening at a reasonably loud volume.

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The Rudy van Gelder Hammond records on Blue Note had a very specific sound and atmosphere, and it's like Jim's record gets that sound, but extends the fidelity.

 

This, of course, is due to the tools available to us today that Mr. van Gelder never had access to. I am referring specifically to the plethora of high end DAW plug-ins available . JA gets lots of milage out of those. Enjoying "Dirty Fingers" as I'm writing this through a pair of Mackie HR824's. Not my favourite monitors but good for listening at a reasonably loud volume.

 

Ironically, that's what I mixed the CD on. :) I don't love them either but cannot afford replacements. I'd love to have a pair of Focals.

 

I'm really happy that people are complimenting the sound of the album. The RVG thing was exactly what I was going for. This is the first project I've mixed by myself. I mastered it, too. I usually have Glenn Brown tweak my mixes and then let him master the projects, but I was a) under a time crunch and b) ran out of money. So I decided to do it myself.

 

Yes, we have access to amazing tools these days that are also amazingly inexpensive but all the tools in the world don't mean anything if you don't know how to use them. I credit Glenn Brown with teaching me the art of mixing and how to properly use the tools like EQ and compression, but also how to listen properly. I recorded my first CD at his studio in 2002 and in the last 11 years he's become a dear friend and a mentor to me.

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Where can I order it from? My usual online vendors are all backordered.

 

It should be on Amazon via organissimo_direct (me) soon. Otherwise if you use Paypal, you can order from me on my own label's site, which also gives you the option of buying the companion DVD.

 

http://www.big-o-records.com/zen-cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=30

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I'd love to have a pair of Focals.

 

Which model, Jim?

 

KLONK!

 

 

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Why won't you people judge my music instead of sexualizing me?
:love: That kind of talk just makes you hotter.

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Fantastic, Jim!

I've been listening to you long before I joined this forum and I acted like a little kid when you actually responded to a couple of my posts. Many moons ago I was in a band and I wanted to do "Green Onions", so I searched for an up-to-date version that was still true to the original (and was in F !). Enter Jim Alfredson, and I have been following you ever since. Keep up the GREAT work!

Dan

Formerly âChiefDanGâ - nobody calls me chief anymore.
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