More Jazz Recordings of Interest
More Records That Sound Better Loud
- This original Stereo Command pressing was doing pretty much everything right, with both sides earning excellent Double Plus (A++) grades
- Take the best sound you ever heard from the best authentic Mercury classical record and translate it into pop arrangements for clarinets, flutes, saxes, oboes, bassoons, and what do you have? Sound that leaps out of the speakers with absolutely dead on tonality
- But what is most shocking of all is how vivid and accurate the timbre of every instrument is
- Kudos to the exceptional skills of both Robert Fine (recording engineer) and George Piros (mastering engineer), two of the All Time Greats
- If you appreciate exceptionally well recorded reed and percussion instruments, and what audiophile doesn’t?, this title from 1961 clearly belongs in your collection
This is one of the most phenomenal sounding records I have ever heard in my life.
Yes, it’s multi-miked, and sometimes the engineers play with the channels a bit much (especially at the start of the first track).
That said, if you have the system for it, it’s very possible you have never heard most of these instruments sound this real, as if you were standing right in the studio with them. It’s that crazy good.
Which brings up a question: Who but Better Records is finding incredible Demonstration Quality recordings like these nowadays?
Harry Pearson used to. Jim Mitchell did back in the ’80s.
Are the Audiophile Reviewers of today picking up the baton that the giants of the past have dropped at their feet? I see little evidence of it. They seem more interested in discussing the newest Heavy Vinyl mediocrity to be released.
Is it really that much of a bother to look back to the Golden Age of analog recording and actually find a good sounding record to recommend? Apparently.
Not to worry. We are happy to fill the shoes of the greats who have passed, and here is a record that proves we have the chops to succeed in our endeavor, chops that no one else alive today seems to have.