SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews


Stan Getz — Captain Marvel – Columbia /Pure Pleasure – vinyl Stan Getz — Captain Marvel – Columbia /Pure Pleasure – vinyl
Published on May 24, 2015

A fine Getz session, in which the reissue is identical to the original.


PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3; Scythian Suite; Autumn – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3; Scythian Suite; Autumn – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
Published on May 24, 2015

A fine performance in excellent surround on audio-only Blu-ray.


SPES – Cantus /Tove Ramlo-Ystad, cond./ Frode Fjellheim, joik and synthesizers / Snorre Bjerck, percussion – 2L Pure Audio Blu-ray + SACD SPES – Cantus /Tove Ramlo-Ystad, cond./ Frode Fjellheim, joik and synthesizers / Snorre Bjerck, percussion – 2L Pure Audio Blu-ray + SACD
Published on May 23, 2015

A lovely collection of Scandinavian sacred music in an exceptional recording.


Ben Webster And “Sweets” Edison – Columbia (1962)/ ORG – SACD Ben Webster And “Sweets” Edison – Columbia (1962)/ ORG – SACD
Published on May 22, 2015

Hi-res reissue of a classic jazz performance sounds great!


Lionel Hampton And His All-Star Alumni Big Band – Newport Uproar! – RCA Victor/  Pure Pleasure – vinyl Lionel Hampton And His All-Star Alumni Big Band – Newport Uproar! – RCA Victor/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl
Published on May 20, 2015

A wonderful vinyl preservation of a 1967 outdoor concert by the Lionel Hampton Band.


Etta James – Deep In The Night – Warner Brothers/ Pure Pleasure Records – vinyl Etta James – Deep In The Night – Warner Brothers/ Pure Pleasure Records – vinyl
Published on May 20, 2015

A very good soul album on audiophile vinyl.


Wes Montgomery – In the Beginning – Resonance Records (3 LP set) Wes Montgomery – In the Beginning – Resonance Records (3 LP set)
Published on May 15, 2015

The exploration of Wes Montgomery’s roots continues…


TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor and Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture – San Francisco Sym./ Michael Tilson Thomas – SFS Media TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor and Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture – San Francisco Sym./ Michael Tilson Thomas – SFS Media
Published on May 11, 2015

Two Tchaikovsky classics ably played and generally well recorded.


Mercury Living Presence Six LP Selection – “The Collector’s Edition” = Universal vinyl set Mercury Living Presence Six LP Selection – “The Collector’s Edition” = Universal vinyl set
Published on May 09, 2015

A terrific set for analog turntable fanatics.




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