SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews
Tomorrow’s Jazz Classics 2005 – Jazz Sampler – Nagel Heyer Records
Published on July 18, 2007
Sorry it took us so long to learn about this SACD, but now here it is and if you’re a jazz fan with SACD capability shouldn’t be be missed.
The 14 tracks are all first-rate, and all 5.0 surround. Saxist Greg Osby does a fantastic solo on Night Call, Donald Harrison’s quartet turns in a version of Miles’ So What that’s just as great as the original except in hi-res surround, a two-guitar/violin/doublebass quartet known an String Zone offers an original gypsy jazz number, one of today’s best clarinetists – Ken Peplowski – shepherds his quintet thru With Every Breath I Take, Trumpeter Brian Lynch dips into trad jazz for a swingin’ West End Blues, and top bassist Frode Berg beautifully bows his way thru his attractive original Victor. There’s three vocal tracks including one in French. Many of these made me want to have the entire CD they were taken from; that’s the intent of most samplers, and an indication of the high standards of this German label’s catalog and performers.
TrackList: Glass House – Twana Rhodes, Night Call – Marc Copland & Greg Osby, Light in the Dark – Claudio Roditi, So What – Donald Harrison, Dans mon ile – Zona Sul, Drop In Meditation – String Zone, Allright! – Stephan Noel Lang, The Island Boy – Wycliffe Gordon, With Every Breath I Take – Ken Peplowski, Changes – Chinaza, West End Blues – Brian Lynch, Sanibel Breeze, Paradigm Shift, Over the Rainbow – Martin Sasse with Vincent Herring, Victor – Frode Berg.
– John Henry