Sonny Rollins - St. Thomas

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  1. Dan R

    Dan R Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have posted this before but I've good reason. I'd like to mention that I've heard this recording on a top notch system and it is superb. It is a great argument for a hi fi system. It sounds like the instrument are in the room. It sounds like the actual instruments, something you will never achieve in compressed files and inferior components. That's why some spend money on a hi fi system. Sorry for the side note, but many Jazz recordings are of superior sound quality, Classical ones as well.
     
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    Sonny Rollins... YES!
    Headphones...
     
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    RVG. RIP (2016.)
    RBG. RIP also.
     
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    Yep.
    I use the Bill Evans Live at Village Vanguard albums as another example of “being in the room “ recording.
     
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    Sonny is the Man!
     
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    Agreed. Nothing to add.
     
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    Exactly.
    Rudy van Gelder engineered so many brilliant jazz recordings in his own studio in Hackensack.
    Sometimes the piano could sound a little dull, but more often, just brilliant stuff.
    Had a studio drum kit, drummers brought their own cymbals.
    Don't know if he had a studio upright, but may have.
    Obviously, had a piano.
    The trick was, working players came over from NYC and recorded in the day time, and then went back to NYC for their gig.
    Back the next day, etc.
    Miles Davis Quintet recordings--Relaxin', Cookin', etc--are among the greatest jazz records ever.
    Ever.
    Miles with the mute is right in your ear.
    Brilliant.
    And then Coltrane comes in, and Philly Joe goes to sticks--holy crap!
     
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    Check out Mingus "Live At The Bohemia" - the most depth and space I have ever heard in a mono recording.
     
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