i want to get a few of these maybeck hall cds everyone's raving about. which would you recommend first? (get me hooked here!)

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walter norris for sure, joanne brakeen's is cool, monty alexander, if there's one for billy taylor get that for sure, off the top of my head i can't think of all the ones i have, but i like them all.  for me they are half enjoyment and half study.
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thanks scot, that's a good start. i noticed some of sell on amazon under their new drm free format, just fyi...
jim mcneely's is just phenomenal.
kenny werner´s is great.
i really like the john hicks performance.  he was great.
yes to amazon but remember that emusic (https://www.emusic.com) has all of the maybeck series - always drm free.  sign up for a month or two, get the series and, if you can make yourself, drop out.  for me there's hardly enough disk space on my new 500gb drive for all the good stuff there!

not a reminder, i didn't know!  
thanks for the tip on emusic. i'll try it out. at that rate, i can try all of those listed above. thanks all.
sadly the bill of evans didn`t
supposedly, gene harris is the only person to get a standing ovation at maybeck.
got walter norris so far and i'm very pleased. this one alone will keep me busy for a little while.  

sdm, thanks so much for showing me this. are you sure they have all of the maybeck? i can only see 30 or so.  can't find mcneely's for example.

sdm, do you use one of those sites where one can share bookmarks? it seems you are mister good links :)
walter norris does some crazy stuff where it basically sounds like he has three hands.  

my take on it is that he holds middle notes with his left thumb, then plays around with the lowest and highest notes (highest notes usually being melody until he switches hands, of course)
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knotty, i'm not really sure if it is the entire maybeck collection but it tends to be by label rather than by product so i assumed...probably wrong...no, definitely wrong.  amazon has 54 cds from the series and emusic has only 32.  i'm guessing that at least some of them haven't been ripped.  too bad -- i was hoping to get the whole series eventually.  hmm, monty alexander is one of the missing ones - damn!  interestingly, amazon only has two (kenny barrons and jessica williams) available as mp3s.

not sure what sites you're referring to -- and yes, there are stretches where i just have too much time on my hands.
i went to college in berkeley.  so sad, because i wasn't into jazz at the time and maybeck was right there!  oh well, i started in 1996, which is right when the hall was closed to the public, so i guess it doesn't really matter.

i meant something like this:

where you can store and share your bookmarks. if you use firefox, you can even find extensions for it, and it has rss feeds so rss junkies like myself always keep up to date with what you do ..
i heard the original maybeck series on concord were being discontinued, and there are plans to re-release them on anoher label?

i have the gene harris (awesome), john hicks (one of my faves), hank jones (subtle, but a bit safe), kenny barron (nice) and barry harris (not his best) cds. would love to hear more, but they're getting hard to find in the uk.
you should get marian mcpartland's.  it's great.
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