You will have a hard time finding any pressing that doesn’t sound better than this “dubby” Cisco LP. (The DMM reissues are worse, but I can’t think of any others offhand that would be. The CDs of course, but that’s a case of apples and oranges.)
If smeared transients and zero ambience are your kind of sound, this is the record for you! If you want a real Blue Note, we may have some in stock.
You’ll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this vintage Blue Note pressing
With its presence, clarity, space and timbral accuracy, this is guaranteed to be one of the best sounding jazz records you’ve heard in a very long time
One of our very favorite Blue Note recordings for both music and sound, a Dexter Gordon Classic of soulful hard bop
Turn it up good and loud and it’s as if you are right up front at one of the best ’60s jazz concerts imaginable
Both the sax and the trumpet sound unbelievably good — airy and breathy with lots of body and clearly audible leading edge transients.
It’s hard to find a Blue Note where the horns aren’t either too smooth or too edgy, but here they have just the right amount of bite. The overall sound is open, spacious, tonally correct from top to bottom and totally free from distortion.(more…)