More of the Music of Cannonball Adderley
More Potentially Good Sounding OJC Pressings
This is a very old commentary about a favorite record of ours here at Better Records, one I have been selling since the late ’80s, first as a sealed, in-print title for ten bucks or thereabouts, and later as a Hot Stamper pressing.
After hearing nothing that could compete with the right OJC pressing for more than a decade, we recently discovered an even better sounding pressing of the same music. Live and learn, we say. It’s what makes record collecting fun. The future is not yet written.
George Horn was doing brilliant work for Fantasy all through the ’80s. This album is proof that his sound is the right sound for this music.
The DCC Gold CD of the album is also excellent. As with many of the better DCC CDs, it’s proof that Steve Hoffman’s sound is also the right sound for this music. I recommended that Steve consider doing the title on Gold CD — you can see my credit below — and I am glad he found it to his liking. In general, I much prefer the sound of the DCC Gold CDs to the sound of the records they released.
But as some of us have learned by now — all too painfully in fact, having wandered for thirty plus years in the digital wasteland — a CD, no matter how well mastered, can only take you so far. It can beat a bad record, but it sure can’t beat a good one.
Waltz for Debby
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Know What I Mean?