- . A stunning Triple Plus side one backed with a better than Double Plus side two
. Flamenco Meets Jazz in this extraordinary recording, and it works
. The Three-Dimensional space and Tubey Magic are jaw-dropping on this copy
. An amazing Webster Hall Living Stereo All Analog recording from 1958 – nothing else sounds like it
Ed Begley is the engineer here and he knocked this one out of the park. What an amazing sounding Living Stereo recording. Need a refresher course in tubey magic after playing too many modern recordings or remasterings? This record is overflowing with it. Rich, clear, natural, sweet, overflowing with space and ambience, absolutely correct tonality — it’s all here.
The Rhythm Accompaniment is made up of three top players from New York. Sally Montoya noted at the time: “Carlos just recorded the first Flamenco jazz record for Victor, with Osie Johnson and Milt Hinton and Barry Galbraith on electric guitar. A most relaxed and informal session. The other musicians said it was unique in their experience.”
It’s certainly a unique record in my experience, with mind-blowingly good sound and engaging music. (more…)