Well that can happen when you are older,  a quick illness and you are gone.  Sad. And he was still releasing good stuff.


Time to pull out my favorites: Truth and Blow by Blow. And some others, from recent times back to the Yardbirds.

I did get to see him twice: once in the band with Jan Hammer and once a few years ago in his more recent trio band.

Loved his playing. I actually met a guy once who was the brother of Max Middleton, Beck’s oft times keyboard player. He told some great stories about the Yardbirds coming over to his house to practice….

JB’s only real limitation was that he wasn’t a great songwriter, and needed the right material to really shine. 

But Truth and Blow by Blow are way up there on my all time favorites list. 

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Path: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Cayin iDAC6 MKII (tube mode) (XLR)>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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