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Bill Evans Trio: Portrait in Jazz        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  July 21, 2004

Fantasy did a pretty good job on this SACD. The piano sounds nice, and the bass is distinct. I got this as part of a sale through BMG Music Service. I've had a few Evans/LaFaro discs over the years which I've really enjoyed, and this one is no exception. It is about $9 cheaper than the Anologue ... more
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane        (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  July 21, 2004

Here's another review solely on the sonics. I was really surprised at how little this SACD is an improvement over the previously issued CD. Normally, the piano comes out much cleaner and realistic in SACD than in standard redbook. Unfortunately, that's not quite the rule with this title. The track ... more
Miles Davis Quintet: Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  July 21, 2004

In terms of sonics, this is a bit disappointing. I've read that Fantasy used a second generation master for this SACD. I don't know if that is true, but the sound quality is only slightly better than the standard CD issued a few years ago. Slightly better. Which is okay if you get it as part of a ... more
Bob Marley: Young Mystic        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  July 18, 2004

Yet another gem from Steve Hoffman. The songs are culled from very early (@ 1970) Wailers sessions with Jamaican producer Lee "Scratch" Perry. Apparantly, Hoffman got access to the original tapes and he has worked some magic here. The music is stellar, the harmonies are tight and, well, Bob Marley ... more
Richard & Linda Thompson: Shoot Out The Lights        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  June 23, 2004

Very good stereo sound from one of the greatest albums of all time. Every instrument and voice has its own space. Linda's vocals are more lush and lifelike than ever. Richard's guitar has a softer feel, less harsh than the previous CD issue. Classic songs.

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