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Posted on June 18, 2012 at 15:02:06
Pete Watt
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I purchased at The Show. My prior post had disc Nos. 1 to 3. Here are the other 7:

4. Gary Carr: Super Double Bass (XRCD24) -- FIM
5. Miscellaneous: The TBM Sounds (UltraHD) -- FIM
6. Maria Winther: Dreamsville (SACD) -- Opus 3
7. Eric Bibb: Blues, Ballads and Work Songs (SACD) -- Opus 3
8. Shelby Lynne: Just a Little Lovin' (SACD) -- Analogue Productions
9. Sam Cooke: Night Beat (SACD) --Analogue Productions
10.Ray Charles and Betty Carter: Together (SACD) -- Analogue Productions

Pete

 

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Why didn't you get the new Ella and Louis or Illinois jacquet?, posted on June 18, 2012 at 22:38:18
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Both excellent.

 

RE: Part 2 of my list of hi-rez discs that..., posted on June 18, 2012 at 22:40:26
Disbeliever
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Despite liking Opus 3, do not like Eric Bibb very dreary voice.do not see the attraction.

 

Thanks for the tips. I already own the original..., posted on June 19, 2012 at 08:00:19
Pete Watt
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Louis and Ella, and plan to order the "Again" disc when it becomes available in July. I'm not familiar with the Illinois Jacquet title. Do you feel it is demonstration quality? What is the name of the album and the label.

Pete

 

Swing's the Thing by Illinois Jacquet , posted on June 19, 2012 at 09:19:14
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You can find it below.

 

Ella and Louis Again SACD........half baked., posted on June 19, 2012 at 12:11:35
Robert C. Lang
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Am I missing something...if so I will gladly offer a complete retraction.

I am very familiar with this set as it has been a part of my mother's collection for as long as I can remember. About 3 or 4 years ago I bought the Verve remaster edition reissue. The original LP was a double album set (4 sides) with 19 songs. The Verve CD reissue mirrors the LP content with two CDs.

The Analog Productions SACD to be released in July is half baked......literally. And may be false advertising, too. It only contains content of the first two sides of the LP release. More than half of the *music* is missing. That is too much. We are talking about music from two of the greatest American music legends of all time.

A few weeks back I complained about a Ray Charles Analog Productions SACD that did not include 5 songs from the original recording session that are included with the CD reissue. These songs, three or four which are memorable performances, had been excluded from the original release because of the capacity limits of the LP. It's a shame that the SACD suffers this major penalty.

But the "Ella and Louis Again" SACD, exclusion of even *original* content is borderline egregious if the music is your main priority (over *possible* sound improvements). It should be retitled "Ella and Louis Again "abridged" or "Part One".

I do support Analog Productions (but I won't be buying this SACD) and if you want to buy this one go right ahead. But because of the great *music* that has been amputated from the SACD you owe it to yourself to spend $13-$15 and buy the two Verve CD set which happens to have very good sound.

Otherwise, the music, even the 9 titles on the SACD is great stuff. My only complaint is that there are not nearly enough Armstrong solos. The musicianship is top tier from Ella and Louis as expected (they don't always appear together), but from Oscar Peterson, Heb Ellis, Louie Bellson and Ray Brown, too.

Robert C. Lang

 

RE: Part 2 of my list of hi-rez discs that..., posted on June 19, 2012 at 13:04:17
Bruce B
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Number 4 and 5 are not "Hi-Rez" discs.... They are RedBook CEE DEE's!!
I have the original files....

 

Thanks for the warning; if true, very uncool about the missing 10 tracks! nt, posted on June 20, 2012 at 14:36:16
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nt

 

RE: Part 2 of my list of hi-rez discs that..., posted on June 20, 2012 at 15:41:58
fantja
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Very nice Pete.

I like that Shelby Lynne disc as well.

 

I'm lucky if my baby lets me listen to jazz for more than 10 minutes in a row, posted on June 20, 2012 at 20:57:30
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I hope this is just a phase for her but she seems to hate my music. Her lower lip sticks way out in a serious pout and if I don't shut off the music she starts crying. Oh well, she's the boss.

 

RE: Part 2 of my list of hi-rez discs that..., posted on June 21, 2012 at 04:16:33
terrycym
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8. Shelby Lynne: Just a Little Lovin' (SACD) -- Analogue Productions

Why bother when the original by Dusty is in a completely different league?

 

I'd still like to own the SACD, posted on June 21, 2012 at 06:30:14
Metralla
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Although Dusty Springfield was special.

Regards,
Geoff

 

Perhaps it's time to find a new baby Jazzman, posted on June 21, 2012 at 10:57:41
Ozzie
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One that actually knows that Katie Perry is no Ella Fitzgerald. ;)

 

RE: Part 2 of my list of hi-rez discs that..., posted on June 21, 2012 at 12:26:52
Jwm
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I compared the Shelby Lynne to the cd, sacd, and the record. Guess what the record is way better.

 

Proven antidote, posted on June 21, 2012 at 12:55:51
Robert C. Lang
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First of all congratulations! While the days of babies in the domicile are long past I must tell you that my listening habits changed very little when they came along. The proven antidote for never-ending baby awaking is non other than classical music. I recall listening to Tchaikovsky at full tilt and even I was amazed that the kids (and wife) would sleep right through. BUT the instant I put on jazz or R&B the household would *instantly* awaken as if aroused by the rhythmic call of the wild.

So, add more classical music to your listening diet. It will take a little "conditioning" for your daughter but classical music can be a powerful elixir to induce sleep. (Ha! just go to the symphony and you'll see....and hear... compelling testimony).

Robert C. Lang

 

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