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Reviews: Eric Alexander Quartet: Gentle Ballads V

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Review by Astral August 30, 2014 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
The Gentle Ballads series follows the usual Venus pattern. A solid player of the day, Eric Alexander, agreeing to play a straight ahead set in a conservative, MOR way, very un-representative of the music he usually makes. Musically, this is solid if inessential, but is completely ruined by the Venus Hyper-Magnum Sound which is a synonym for highly compressed, loud sonics which destroy all nuance and subtlety in the music.

Maybe one day Venus will release the uncompressed 24/96 masters. Until then, if you must have the music, buy the CD and listen to it only in your car. Or - smarter move - buy one of Alexander's High Note CDs and get both better sound and more interesting music.

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