Today's Jazz Playlist

MikeyFresh

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I listened to this on Qobuz last night, the baritone sax on the opening cut sounded amazing.
Qobuz for me too, and I was very impressed with the sound on every cut. It sounded so pristine as to make me wonder if this was perhaps recently remixed from the original 3-track master?

I wish I had the 2002 Analogue Productions SACD for comparison, but that was one I missed and it has always been really expensive on the used market. I've seen mentions of that particular tape transfer, while really good, being slightly marred by a few obvious channel dropouts, and also a fair amount of notable tape hiss.

I didn't really hear any of that on listening to this 2021 FLAC release, which is 24-bit/192kHz PCM.
 

Wntrmute2

Not So Mediocre Member
I think that all of my Chet Baker recordings sound phenomenal! Whether on Pacific Jazz, Steeplechase, Riverside or even Prestige (often the noisiest records in my collection) his recordings always make my system sound its best.
 

Wntrmute2

Not So Mediocre Member
I just listened to my TP copy of that and I have to say that I was disappointed when compared to the French DMM copy I have. Less dynamic, harsher midrange. I'll revisit both tomorrow.
Maybe it was just me.
This morning I listened to Tanya on both of my copies. The TP is thicker so I did adjust for VTA by using my carefully calibrated thinner Herbies Way Better Record mat ( I did use my thicker HWBRM with the DMM). While the TP was a bit quieter, the DMM was more enjoyable to me. A little less mid-range "hotness" but I liked both and If I didn't have the DMM, I wouldn't have complained. Dexter's sax just seemed a little highlighted in the mix - especially when there was some of that "saliva in the horn" sound that occasionally slithers in with some sax players. That seemed artificially brought forward in the Tone Poet pressing. However, if you don't have this album buy it and you'll be humming the opening of Tanya for months!
 

Wntrmute2

Not So Mediocre Member
Has anyone heard this set? It is a lot of dough for a record set but I am a BIG Lee Morgan fan.
 

airdronian

Radar Member
So after checking out the album on Tidal, I decided to take the plunge and pick this up locally. As it turns out, they've done a really nice job on the LP reissue - nice quiet pressing. I guess it's the first full release on LP, since the Atlantic release in 1974 only had two tracks.

Triple LP, and with disk 1 are new liner notes from Michael Cuscuna and Sy Johnson:

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The interior covers have the credits and track listings, with more photos:

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The exterior covers are the front & back with a photo of the tapes from the live recording:

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Just quickly tried one track on Tidal again after playing side 4 and the difference was significant. The vinyl was smoother, fuller, more spacious. Glad I picked this one up.
 

MikeT.

Senior Member
Qobuz trending - highly recommended. Not fusion, but creative jazz, well recorded. Apparently he has been around for some time but I had never heard of him. This is why I like Qobuz, it gets me.


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MikeT.

Senior Member
This morning I listened to Tanya on both of my copies. The TP is thicker so I did adjust for VTA by using my carefully calibrated thinner Herbies Way Better Record mat ( I did use my thicker HWBRM with the DMM). While the TP was a bit quieter, the DMM was more enjoyable to me. A little less mid-range "hotness" but I liked both and If I didn't have the DMM, I wouldn't have complained. Dexter's sax just seemed a little highlighted in the mix - especially when there was some of that "saliva in the horn" sound that occasionally slithers in with some sax players. That seemed artificially brought forward in the Tone Poet pressing. However, if you don't have this album buy it and you'll be humming the opening of Tanya for months!
The TP is thicker so I did adjust for VTA by using my carefully calibrated thinner Herbies Way Better Record mat ( I did use my thicker HWBRM with the DMM)
BRILLIANT! So simple and elegant solution for VTA adjustments.
 

Olson_jr

Active Member
Qobuz trending - highly recommended. Not fusion, but creative jazz, well recorded. Apparently he has been around for some time but I had never heard of him. This is why I like Qobuz, it gets me.


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The 'you might also like' algorithms in the streaming services and Roon seem to have gotten much better in the last couple of years.

I just wish there was a method to tell them something like, "Even though I listened to this once. it was too 'out' for my tastes, so please don't recommend more 'out' music.
 

adaug

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The 'you might also like' algorithms in the streaming services and Roon seem to have gotten much better in the last couple of years.

I just wish there was a method to tell them something like, "Even though I listened to this once. it was too 'out' for my tastes, so please don't recommend more 'out' music.
YES!!! teachable algorithms would be great.
 

MikeT.

Senior Member
The 'you might also like' algorithms in the streaming services and Roon seem to have gotten much better in the last couple of years.

I just wish there was a method to tell them something like, "Even though I listened to this once. it was too 'out' for my tastes, so please don't recommend more 'out' music.
Roon Radio comes closest; I don’t like this, I don’t like this right now, this doesn’t fit or play more like this. Don’t quote me but it’s something like these choices. :confused: Heading in the right direction but I can’t tell yet if it’s really working like I hoped. I’ll stop now! :grandpa:
 
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