One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he purchased recently:
Just received the White Hot Stamper copy of “The Three” 45 rpm with Joe Sample, Ray Brown and Shelly Manne.
I have many killer jazz records but this might be the best recorded of all of them.
This is not a record for anyone who doesn’t have world class equipment because the dynamics and transients on the record will be too much for anything less than a very top tier system!
Agreed! It’s so good it’s my Favorite Jazz Piano Trio Recording of All Time!
Even though it might not be the most natural or realistic recording of a piano trio — Shelly’s arms stretch at least 12 feet across on my system, something I think he would have a hard time pulling off live — it is one of the most powerful and exciting recordings I’ve heard, and that’s good enough for me.
Thanks for your letter,