Side two is nearly White Hot, with rich, natural vocal reproduction. This is the glorious sound of Columbia’s All Tube chain in 1960. Marty Paich (the genius) is back conducting the orchestra for this set of standards.
Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many modern recordings or remasterings? These records are overflowing with it. Rich, smooth, sweet, full of ambience, dead-on correct tonality — everything that we listen for in a great record is here.
If you’re an audiophile, both the sound and the music are crazy fun. If you want to demonstrate just how good 1960 All Tube Analog sound can be, this is the record that will do it!
A++, by the second track the highs open up and the sound is superb throughout the rest of the side. Listen to Autumn in New York for a taste of the huge, rich and natural sound that Columbia was famous for in 1960.
A++ to A+++, even better. By track two the voices are breathy and clear with no noticeable tube smear.