Best Sounding Jazz Recordings

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jhm731

Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« on: 26 Mar 2013, 06:26 am »
What are your Best Sounding Jazz Recordings?
 

audiogoober

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #1 on: 26 Mar 2013, 01:00 pm »
Al Di Meola - Kiss My Axe

Miles Davis - Amandla hi-res 24/192

rbbert

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #2 on: 26 Mar 2013, 01:02 pm »
Art Davis - A Time Remembered (DVD-A)

DTB300

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #3 on: 26 Mar 2013, 02:18 pm »
Cannonball Adderly – Somethin’ else (SACD Blue Note Reissue)
Gerry Mulligan meets Ben Webster - MoFi (Redbook)
Sonny Rollins – Way out West (SACD)
Flim & the BB's - Tricycle (SACD)
Yellow Jackets - Lifecycle (SACD)
Oliver Nelson – The Blues & Absolute Truth – Analogue Productions (SACD)
Hank Jones – Great Jazz Trio July 6th – Live at Birdland (SACD)
Diana Krall - Love Scenes (SACD) (IMO the best sounding Krall)

To name a few....

Maritan

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #4 on: 26 Mar 2013, 03:32 pm »
I'm curious as to what the OP considers a "good" recording? Soundstaging? Imaging? Low noise? Just wondering because this is good information for me too since I'm just starting to get into jazz and would love to know what the criteria are.

I love how Dave Brubeck's Time Out sounds on my system. And of course, Miles Davis's Kind of Blue.

Gzerro

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #5 on: 26 Mar 2013, 03:59 pm »
I find myself addicted to several of the Analogue Productions and ORG 45rpm vinyl jazz records. So far they are all pretty amazing. My current favorite is Charles Mingus - Ah Um.

neekomax

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #6 on: 26 Mar 2013, 04:31 pm »
I prefer modern jazz (as in recent), personally, and a lot of it is very well recorded. One that I've been in love with for a while is:

Peter Erskine - The Interlochen Concert

Here's the entire album free for listening on Grooveshark!  :D: The Interlochen Concert


jimdgoulding

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #7 on: 26 Mar 2013, 06:11 pm »
The Individualism of Gil Evans  (Verve).




DTB300

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #8 on: 26 Mar 2013, 06:18 pm »
With all these lists, I am glad I have access to something like Rhapsody (iTunes, whatever u use...) so I can listen to the type of music a group plays.  If I like the music, then I will buy the whole album.   Too many times I hear from people who bought what was reported as a great sounding album, only to not like the music.  Buy what you like!!!!

I do that for these lists, or reviews in publications like ToneAudio, Stereophile, etc.  Great way to learn about new music.

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Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #9 on: 26 Mar 2013, 06:21 pm »
Jim -

Is that the original cut or a later 'audiophile' remastering/reissue?

I like Gil and have had good luck with older Verve pressings.

Gene

The Individualism of Gil Evans  (Verve).




jimdgoulding

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #10 on: 26 Mar 2013, 06:23 pm »
Just the regular Verve bought new and taken good care of.

geowak

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #11 on: 26 Mar 2013, 06:31 pm »
Sony Legacy Recordings- Simply Stunning
http://www.legacyrecordings.com/a/#/home/

EXAMPLE of two






jhm731

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #12 on: 26 Mar 2013, 06:41 pm »
Jim,

If you're a Gil Evans fan, you should check this out:



Had the pleasure of hearing Gil and his Monday Night Orchestra at Sweet Basil.

jimdgoulding

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #13 on: 26 Mar 2013, 06:43 pm »
Thank you, Maestro.  I will . .

I guess everyone knows of Evans contribution to Miles' Sketches of Spain?

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Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #14 on: 26 Mar 2013, 07:32 pm »
If they don't you should enlighten them.  :wink:


I guess everyone knows of Evans contribution to Miles' Sketches of Spain?

jimdgoulding

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #15 on: 26 Mar 2013, 08:10 pm »


Gil and Miles collaborated on Sketches of Spain from music written by Rodrigo.  The music took the jazz world, and a few other ones, by storm.  Miles plays what might be played on Spanish guitar.  Gil gives him wonderful, uplifting background with just enough instrumental dissonance to let you know this is jazz and blues.  Don't let that turn you off if you don't know this music.  It's lovely in any language or form.  If I am not mistaken, it's Columbia's best selling album ever.  Everybody should own this.
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Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #16 on: 26 Mar 2013, 08:34 pm »
If Sketches of Spain is 'difficult' to grasp a good lead in to the Miles - Gil partnership is the album "Miles Ahead +19" which I listened to just the other day. Miles playing superbly with a jazz orchestra behind him.

The 2 also collaborated on "Porgie and Bess", also worth owning.

jimdgoulding

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #17 on: 26 Mar 2013, 09:40 pm »
Jim,

If you're a Gil Evans fan, you should check this out:



Had the pleasure of hearing Gil and his Monday Night Orchestra at Sweet Basil.
jhm- Thanks for your post.  I have Gil Evans at Sweet Basil on vinyl but can't tell from the info on Amazon what tunes are on this recommendation of yours.  Can you share?  Thanks.

jhm731

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #18 on: 26 Mar 2013, 10:03 pm »
jhm- Thanks for your post.  I have Gil Evans at Sweet Basil on vinyl but can't tell from the info on Amazon what tunes are on this recommendation of yours.  Can you share?  Thanks.

Jim, see:
http://www.allmusic.com/album/centennial-newly-discovered-works-of-gil-evans-mw0002387999

jimdgoulding

Re: Best Sounding Jazz Recordings
« Reply #19 on: 26 Mar 2013, 10:16 pm »
Wow.  That's quite an interesting label.  Never heard of this fellow who arranged and made the disc of Evan's tunes, but my hat is off to him.  Did hear some nice bits at the site.  Christian McBride and Sting knocked me out.  Sting can sing jazz very nicely.  What was that song in the movie Leaving Las Vages he did?  Man, he does it wonderfully.  Thanks.

It was Angel Eyes.  I looked it up.