I would agree with the very detailed review written by Undertone.
This is arguably Mingus's best playing and composing. The re-master is the SACD technology at its best. That combination makes this SACD a must for Mingus, jazz and SACD enthusiasts.
This will be a disc that you play to feature the ... more
Depending on how detailed your music system is, this album provides almost perfect sound. Ben Webster's breathy tone, Ray Brown's detailed bass lines and Oscar P's subtle touch is as good as it gets. There is air around each instrument that does not exist on the red book version. If you have a ... more
As with every Art Pepper SACD I own, the sound is superior. Crisp bass line, dry, tight saxophones and excellent percussion.
The music bops hard and the pace is uptempo.
A must-have for Art Pepper and bop fans!
This album has a great sound stage, crystal clear, dry brass and a strong bass line. The live performance provides great energy, which you can feel in the band's performance.
Vocals are also energetic and well recorded.
I just ordered this disc so I have not had a chance to experience it firsthand. Below is a review from "highfidelityreview.com".
Basie Is Back features 13 jazz classics that have been performed by the Count Basie Orchestra over the years. The album was recorded live at Denryoku Hall in Sendai, ... more