A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.
Triple Plus on side two, it’s the side with the most space, all the weight, and the best balance of them all. Side one is Double Plus, doing pretty much everything side two was doing – in short, getting this ethereal music to sound right. Offramp held the Number One spot on the Jazz Album charts for 16 weeks back in 1982.
This WHITE HOT Stamper side two of Metheny’s ECM Chart Topping release from 1982 shows you just how well recorded the album is.
We don’t know how you feel about ECM recordings in general but we tend to think they are pretty lifeless and boring. Not so here! (more…)