A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.
The original Impulse pressings on the brown and orange label are the best, right?
Not in our experience. We think that plays into one of the biggest canards in all of record collecting, that the first pressings are always the best sounding.
For this album, having sampled a large group of pressings from every era, we found the originals to be inferior to the best reissues we played. Naturally the ones we offer here as Hot Stampers will be the best of those reissue pressings. We are not the least bit worried that this vintage Impulse LP won’t beat the pants off of any original as well as any reissue you may have heard. And of course it is guaranteed to be dramatically better sounding than any Heavy Vinyl pressing produced by anyone, anywhere, at any time. (more…)