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DeAgostini Classic Jazz on 33 1/3 Collection

Discussion in 'music' started by Algonquin, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I picked up 67 and 68 from the sorting office yesterday. It feels odd that there’s only going to be one more delivery. Coleman Hawkins Wrapped Tight being listened to as I write. Lovely sax sound.
  2. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Coleman Hawkins. Excellent!! I'll look forward to it.
  3. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Now listening to volume 68, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins from 1953/4. Another excellent mono album.
  4. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Just played The Modern Sound of Betty Carter and I'm confused. Sound is a bit odd. Whereas, say, the Sarah Vaughan album is intimate and very very transparent, the Betty Carter is a much more 'distant' sound.. more a 'back row of the stalls' thing. Also a bit foggy to me.. especially Side 1. Could all just be the recording engineer's choice I suppose.. but what does the team think? Adding to the confusion, the label on the disc says ABC 363.. indicating mono.. but mine is certainly stereo. which ought to be ABCS 363. Minor point.. but Hey!!

    Also now on second spin of the Errol Garner plays Misty. It's certainly changed my view of Errol. I sort of dismissed him as 'pop' jazz player years ago after a couple of TV concerts where he didn't impress.. probably more my mood at the time than anything else. A lot of his playing has that delicacy and lightness of touch I associate with my hero Ray Charles. Very accessible, but no less valid for all that.
  5. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Mull, I’ll take another listen. I wasn’t that impressed by the performance first time round, but I’m not a great fan of Jazz vocals.

    Overall I think this has been a fantastic series, a few things I wasn’t that keen on, but that was inevitable given the range of music on offer.
  6. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Picked up the final package from the local sorting office this morning.

    Sad to see it end, this is the first part series I’ve ever bought all the way to the end.
  7. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I complained to them about 67 and 68 arriving without magazines. They just sent me second copies of 67 and 68 complete with mags... I have spares folks!!

    Also 69 and 70 arrived at the same time. Lady Sings the Blues.. Nice..
  8. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

    I was going to order On This Night but found locally a clean 1970s Italian MCA/Impulse version for £12. Having said that its the only one I've chosen over DeAgostini.
  9. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    On the two occasions I had to ask for replacements they were very good about it, no quibbles at all.
  10. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Just giving Coleman Hawkins 'Wrapped Tight' a first spin.

    My kind of Jazz..and a lovely 'close up' recording, but with lots of 'air'. Nice... :)
  11. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    Yes is is a lovely late period Hawkins recording. Close up on Hawkins as you say, but lots of space and depth to the rest of the band. I find the best balance is at a slightly higher volume than level than the typical Jazz 33 as it seems to have been cut a lower level perhaps to stop overloading the cutter head on Hawkin's solos? This is no problem as a beautiful quiet pressing. I am then really appreciating some of the beutiful contributions by Barry Harris on piano as well as Hawkins solos.
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  12. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member

    This one I wasn't sure for a while, listening to on Spotify, then decided to go for it. I was really glad I did as it's a really nice pressing and just sounds great. Classic talent on show.

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