This early stereo Liberty label pressing has BETTER than Super Hot Stamper sound on side two, earning a sonic grade of A++ to A+++. This is not just another exercise in Bachelor Pad Exotica; there is some fun, swingin’ jazz here. The pianist — whoever he is, he’s uncredited along with the rest of the band — has real jazz chops and sympathetic sidemen to play with.
The music is indeed excellent but the real thrill of course is to hear the richness and sweetness of a 1962 Tubey Magical pressing such as this one. Folks, as you well know, they don’t make ’em like they used to.
A++ to A+++, with top and bottom extension not found on most copies (and not to be found on side one of this very copy). The bass is solid and rich, the music lively and fun. With a correct top end such as this, you can turn this record up good and loud and it just keeps getting better and better, more and more like live music!
A+ to A++, big and clear, with no smear to speak of, not much high and low but the midrange is gorgeous. The Cal Tjader track, number three, is a real high point on this side. Tons of Tubey Magic and real jazz playing.
Taste of Honey
I’m in a Dancing Mood
Walk on the Wild Side
Stranger on the Shore
The Wild One
Clair de Lune