SACD & Other Hi-Res Reviews

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Duke Jordan Trio – So Nice Duke – TBM Records (1982)/ MasterMusic (2014) xrcd24 Duke Jordan Trio – So Nice Duke – TBM Records (1982)/ MasterMusic (2014) xrcd24
Published on December 21, 2014

Hi-res digital recording reinvigorates a thirty-year-old jazz set.


Donald Byrd – Black Byrd – Blue Note (vinyl) Donald Byrd – Black Byrd – Blue Note (vinyl)
Published on December 18, 2014

A guilty pleasure…


Miles Davis – Enigma – Blue Note Records (2014) 10-inch vinyl Miles Davis – Enigma – Blue Note Records (2014) 10-inch vinyl
Published on December 17, 2014

New Miles Davis tracks are intriguing sixty years later.


Sarah Vaughan – The Divine One – Roulette/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl reissue Sarah Vaughan – The Divine One – Roulette/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl reissue
Published on December 16, 2014

The Divine Ms. Vaughan in an intimate setting…


Herbie Hancock – Speak Like a Child – Blue Note vinyl Herbie Hancock – Speak Like a Child – Blue Note vinyl
Published on December 16, 2014

One of Herbie Hancock’s best Blue Note issues…


ELGAR: Sea Pictures; The Dream of Gerontius – Sarah Connolly, mezzo-sop.l/BBC Sym. Orch./BBC Sym. Chorus/soloists /Sir Andrew Davis – Chandos (2) ELGAR: Sea Pictures; The Dream of Gerontius – Sarah Connolly, mezzo-sop.l/BBC Sym. Orch./BBC Sym. Chorus/soloists /Sir Andrew Davis – Chandos (2)
Published on December 16, 2014

Two of Elgar’s best choral works written back to back in wonderful performances.


Otis Spann – Walking The Blues – Candid Records (1960)/ Pure Pleasure Records (2014) – vinyl Otis Spann – Walking The Blues – Candid Records (1960)/ Pure Pleasure Records (2014) – vinyl
Published on December 14, 2014

Muddy Waters’ piano player steps into the spotlight.


JOHN WARD: Fantasies & Verse Anthems [Track List follows] – Phantasm/ Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford – Linn JOHN WARD: Fantasies & Verse Anthems [Track List follows] – Phantasm/ Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford – Linn
Published on December 14, 2014

Part two of the Ward fantasias add the even better verse anthems, a marvel of poetic nuance and expressiveness.


Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue [TrackList follows]– Blue Note (1963/2014) vinyl Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue [TrackList follows]– Blue Note (1963/2014) vinyl
Published on December 10, 2014

A jazz blues classic is re-mastered to audiophile vinyl.




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