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The piano sounds uncannily lifelike right from the start, a beautiful instrument in a natural space, tonally correct from top to bottom. I can’t think of many records off the top of my head that get a better piano sound than this one.
Both sides are rich and Tubey Magical in the right way, because they’re still clear and reproduce the space of the room.
Warmth turned out to be key to the sound of the best copies.
When the piano sounds warm and smooth everything else in the recording seems to fall into place.
That was the problem with the OJC pressing we played — like so many of the OJC pressings we have played over the years, we found it to be somewhat thin tonally, with a brittle top end, not remotely the right sound for a vintage Contemporary recording.
With tight, deep bass and an extended top, both sides are analog at its best.
Like we said, ROY DUNANN and HOWARD HOLZER in 1957 are hard to beat.
This is an Older Jazz Review.