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Basie is Back - Count Basie Orchestra
(5 of 8 found this review helpful)
September 15, 2006
As mentioned above the recording is very dynamic. The multichannel mix does as usual sound better than the stereo mix, but I have noticed that the orchestra is actually mixed in stereo while soloists are placed alone in the centre channel. Somehow this causes the centre channel not to blend in ...
Leslie Pintchik: So Glad to Be Here
(5 of 5 found this review helpful)
September 13, 2006
This disc is a great positive surprise. I had never heard of this trio before, but found some audioclips on the net to check-out the music before buying. Leslie Pintchik is a very competent composer and jazz-pianist. The trio plays with depth and variation. Definitely one of my favorite discs from a ...
Lady Kim: Left Alone
(3 of 3 found this review helpful)
August 28, 2006
Just wanted to add a comment regarding the multichannel mix: It is the same as the stereo mix except for Kim's voice being in the center and some attenuated stereo mix in the rear. MCH sound is much better when instruments are spread over the 3 front speakers. Message to Eighty-Eights Records: ...
Sara K.: Hell or High Water
(4 of 11 found this review helpful)
August 28, 2006
My comments to this disc will concern how bad the multichannel mix is. On some tracks Sara's voice is completely diffuse and on almost all tracks some of the instruments are placed in the rear speakers. I don't like this way of "exploring" the posibilities of MCH, since it sounds childish in my ...
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: Ella and Louis
(0 of 1 found this review helpful)
August 21, 2006
One of the best jazz vocal recordings ever. This Japanese SACD-remaster has a sound quality that can melt anyones heart. Please note that it is a mono recording - but don't exclude the disc for this. Microdynamics and plasticity is so good, that the vocals sound like they are in 3D.