Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ken_McAlinden, Apr 27, 2015.
I never get tired of the Duke.
Duke Ellington – Blues In Orbit
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – UDCD 757, Columbia – UDCD 757
Series: Original Master Recording – , Ultradisc UHR –
Format: SACD, Hybrid, Album
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Label: Analogue Productions – CIPJ 30 SA, Impulse! – AS-30
Series: Impulse! Reissues – AS-30
Format: SACD, Hybrid, Album, Stereo, Reissue
Duke Ellington – Anatomy Of A Murder (From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Label: Rykodisc – RCD 10039
Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Duke Ellington And Ray Brown – This One's For Blanton
Label: Analogue Productions – CAPJ 015
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered, 24 Karat Gold
Duke Ellington – Duke's Big 4
Label: JVC – JVCXR-0022-2
Series: XRCD –
Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Very nice indeed.
Midweek Miles (it’s still early so something chilled that won’t wake the neighbours). . .
1969/2013 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – MFSL 1-377, Columbia – 88697943581
1969/2019 Columbia – 19075978321, Legacy – 19075978321
RSD Black Friday 2019 Exclusive Release.
I cannot even imagine having Art Tatum in my living room playing for my friends and I, but that is what this recordings are.
Miles Davis - The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
Discs 1 & 2
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
TROMPETA TOCCATA - KENNY DORHAM (Blue Note) CD 2006 RVG 24-bit remaster
Kenny Dorham (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Albert Heath (drums) - Recorded 1964
Top Blue Note Quintet session. All four tracks are listed on the front sleeve (albeit not in exact playing order).
Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section (Contemporary/OJC Remasters) CD
Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper
Bass – Paul Chambers
Drums – Philly Joe Jones
Piano – Red Garland
All tracks recorded 1957 - The 24-bit remaster by Joe Tarantino was issued in 2010 and includes the bonus track - 'The Man I Love'.
*Can't figure the need to remaster (again) what was a splendid OJC remaster in the first instance. This 'Remasters' remaster sounds slightly louder than the original OJC CD - and I can't imagine anyone wanting it that way if given a choice.
Friday Night at the Village Vanguard - ART PEPPER (Contemporary/OJC) CD - 1991 remaster
Art Pepper (alto & tenor sax), George Cables (piano), George Mraz (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
Recorded 1977 - CD edition includes bonus track A Night In Tunisia
Fabulous music in excellent sound quality.
via my iTunes.
I have had the XRCD for years and find it to be exceptional.
Art Pepper – Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
JVC – XRCD 60087
CD, Album, XRCD
27 Feb 2001
Blowing my mind right now, original stereo Eric Dolphy Conversations.
Again on iTunes
THE PRISONER - HERBIE HANCOCK (Blue Note) CD / 24-bit RVG remaster
Bass – Buster Williams
Bass Clarinet – Jerome Richardson / Romeo Penque
Bass Trombone – Jack Jeffers / Tony Studd
Drums – Albert "Tootie" Heath
Flugelhorn – Johnny Coles
Flute – Hubert Laws / Jerome Richardson
Piano / Electric Piano – Herbie Hancock
Tenor Saxophone / Alto Flute – Joe Henderson
Trombone – Garnett Brown
Recorded over three sessions in 1969 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. This CD edition includes two bonus tracks (both alternate versions) that were not part on the original album.
What ever happened to XRCD's, I thought most were good.
From Herbie's 'The Prisoner' to an album that opens with a track titled 'Free Yourself'.
Old Places Old Faces - Joe Sample (Warner Bros.) CD
with Joe Sample (piano), Jay Anderson (bass), Lenny Castro (percussion), Dean Parks (guitar), Charles Lloyd (tenor sax), Ralph Penland (drums)
Recorded/released 1996. Mastered by Doug Sax. An excellent album and easily the most impressive Joe Sample I have heard.
"I would like to dedicate this album to the memory of Marty Paich in appreciation for the things that he taught me: musical integrity and dedication to detail" - Al Schmitt
ASHES TO ASHES - JOE SAMPLE (Warner Bros.) CD / 24-bit remaster
Recorded 1990. CD mastered by Doug Sax. CD issued as part of the Japanese Warner series Fusion Best Collection 1000 series. Smooth fusion with some nice touches here and ther and even though it is almost muzak at times it is still worth a listen.
Joe Sample - Ashes To Ashes
His best album (as a leader) in my opinion.
I guess they have pretty well disappeared. I have 73 XRCD titles. Most are from the mid-90's. The "newest" titles I have are from 2010-2013 but nothing since.
FOUR HORNS and a LUSH LIFE - Bethlehem/Verse CD 2014 remaster
Russ Garcia conducting Frank Rosolino, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Levy, Red Mitchell, Marty Paich & Dick Houlgate
The CD was remastered by John Sigmon in 2014 and issued with a six page booklet.
This is a top ranking mid 50s album. *The Bethlehem LP edition was credited to the Russ Garcia Orchestra and issued in a dfferent sleeve
I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT'S HER NAME - RUSS GARCIA with MAYNARD FERGUSON (LP)
According to the London LP pressing the session was recorded in November 1955.
"This is like finding a new room in the great pyramid" - Sonny Rollins....
Can't say more than that!
BOTH DIRECTIONS AT ONCE THE LOST ALBUM - JOHN COLTRANE (Impulse!) 2CD Deluxe Edition
with John Coltrane (tenor & soprano sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
Recorded 1963. All tracks issued 2018, except for 1 track that was previously released on the LP The Definitive Jazz Scene Volume 3 and on the CD version of Live At Birdland
Issued in triple gate-fold cardboard sleeve and 16 page booklet with session notes and photos.
The ones mastered by Alan Yoshida sound great, others that were mastered in Japan by Japanese engineers not so much - too "pumped up", harsh and sometimes loud. All in my opinion, of course The Audio Wave/Blue Note XRCDs, done by Mr Yoshida, are excellent.
David Murray Black Saint Quartet Featuring Cassandra Wilson
David Murray, tenor sax & bass clarinet; Cassandra Wilson, vocal;
Lafayette Gilchrist, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Andrew Cyrille, drums.
This title has so many different versions and opinions on which one is the best sounding it is mind boggling.
Separate names with a comma.