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Discussion: Concord Records SACD Sampler, Vol. 1

Posts: 9

Post by Shakespear777 April 22, 2009 (1 of 9)
I own about thirty SACDs and this is one of my favorites. Unusual, because I am just getting familiar with jazz. This sampler has such a wide variety of everything from Rosemary Clooney to Tito Puente. The Artists are really special because with such a limited backround, most of them are familialr to me. I find the music bright, enjoyable, and varied. Sonically, I am only listening to the cd because my SACD player is out for mods and I have to tell you that the sound is amazing. That some of these are older and cd only just floors me. They sound great. I can't wait to hear them in SACD. I am a neophyte to SACD but I think this is a great selection and give it my highest recommendation with the caveat that I have not heard the SACD yet. Its hard to immagine that it will not be good.

Post by Lee Scoggins April 22, 2009 (2 of 9)
Shakespear777 said:

I own about thirty SACDs and this is one of my favorites. Unusual, because I am just getting familiar with jazz. This sampler has such a wide variety of everything from Rosemary Clooney to Tito Puente. The Artists are really special because with such a limited backround, most of them are familialr to me. I find the music bright, enjoyable, and varied. Sonically, I am only listening to the cd because my SACD player is out for mods and I have to tell you that the sound is amazing. That some of these are older and cd only just floors me. They sound great. I can't wait to hear them in SACD. I am a neophyte to SACD but I think this is a great selection and give it my highest recommendation with the caveat that I have not heard the SACD yet. Its hard to immagine that it will not be good.

I find the Concord titles to be very well done. Good performances and sonics.

Post by rammiepie April 22, 2009 (3 of 9)
Just received an e-mail from the Concord Music Group today. If you use the code CMG SPRING when checking out, you will receive a 15% discount and free shipping on orders over $50 (US, only). This includes SACDs and if you enjoyed the sampler, go to Concord Records site and then SACDs and most of these titles are still available in multi-channel. Get them before they go out of print, forever.

Post by Cherubino April 22, 2009 (4 of 9)
rammiepie said:

Just received an e-mail from the Concord Music Group today. If you use the code CMG SPRING when checking out, you will receive a 15% discount and free shipping on orders over $50 (US, only). This includes SACDs and if you enjoyed the sampler, go to Concord Records site and then SACDs and most of these titles are still available in multi-channel. Get them before they go out of print, forever.

I placed an order for 3 SACDs, totaling $53.94. When I entered the code, CMG SPRING, I received two 15% discounts; total price $37.76 for the 3 SACDs, with free shipping.

Post by rammiepie April 22, 2009 (5 of 9)
I hate to say it, but I stocked up on all things TELARC last year when SACDs were all priced at $13.98 and received an additional 10% off + free shipping. You did get a great deal.....did you double click?

Post by Cherubino April 23, 2009 (6 of 9)
rammiepie said:

I hate to say it, but I stocked up on all things TELARC last year when SACDs were all priced at $13.98 and received an additional 10% off + free shipping. You did get a great deal.....did you double click?

I stocked up last year, too. After yesterday's purchase, I'm pretty much done with Telarc unless they release more SACDs. I don't think I double clicked, but, may have.

Post by Claude April 23, 2009 (7 of 9)
Shakespear777 said:

I own about thirty SACDs and this is one of my favorites. Unusual, because I am just getting familiar with jazz. This sampler has such a wide variety of everything from Rosemary Clooney to Tito Puente. The Artists are really special because with such a limited backround, most of them are familialr to me. I find the music bright, enjoyable, and varied.

Douglas Adams would call this type of jazz "mostly harmless" :-)

Unfortunately that's the case of so many jazz recordings released on audiophile formats.

Post by Shakespear777 April 23, 2009 (8 of 9)
Claude said:

Douglas Adams would call this type of jazz "mostly harmless" :-)

Unfortunately that's the case of so many jazz recordings released on audiophile formats.

I can see that, but since I'm new to Jazz and SACD, I feel like a kid in a candy store and a fifty dollar bill. My wife who has much more musical experience than I has a similar nonplussed opinion about these recordings. Thankfully I can still enjoy.

Post by rammiepie April 24, 2009 (9 of 9)
Claude said:

Douglas Adams would call this type of jazz "mostly harmless" :-)

Unfortunately that's the case of so many jazz recordings released on audiophile formats.

Claude, stop being such a snob. The fantasy label had some choice titles (Coltrane, Miles, Bill Evans, Nat and Cannonball Adderley, etc) and although they weren't Groove Note/MoFi quality, with a little snake oil and "tweaking.....dampers, etc), they sounded a lot better than the untreated sacds. And the concord associated labels also yielded some unexpected treasures (in surround, no less) although the Groove Note pressings of a few concord titles (in stereo only) did sound noticeably better....no snake oil needed here!

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