These are just some of the recordings by Count Basie that we’ve auditioned recently and found wanting. Without going into specifics we’ll just say these albums suffer from poor performances, poor sound, or both, and therefore do not deserve a place in your collection, and may even belong in our . Hall of Shame
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*Our Record Overview - The Really Not Good At All, Labels We Love - Original Jazz Classics (OJC), Labels We Love - Pablo, Labels We Love - Roulette, Top Artists - Count Basie and tagged audiophile vinyl, Better Records, hot stamper vinyl, Hot Stampers, hot stampers vinyl, tom port on .
June 16, 2018
With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one, this vintage stereo pressing was one of the best in our most recent shootout
So big, so rich, so Tubey Magical, we doubt you have ever heard Louis Armstrong sound remotely as good as he does here
We remember the Classic pressing as being a very good sounding record but make no mistake, this is a GREAT sounding one
“One of the best things about this configuration is the sound of the Duke’s piano – an underrated pianist, he seldom recorded in such an intimate context.”
Note that the second track on both sides is slightly smoother and more natural than the first. Listen for it! (more…)
*Our Record Overview - The Good, Genre - Vocals - Male, Genre – Jazz - Big Band, Labels We Love - Emus, Labels We Love - Roulette, Top Artists - Duke Ellington, Top Artists - Louis Armstrong and tagged audiophile vinyl, Better Records, Hot Stampers, tom port on .
May 7, 2018