Artist/Title Info: Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton Quintet - At Last
Format: Hybrid - MCH/SACD
Label: Concord Records SACD-1036-6
I'm sitting here in my modest room listening to The Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton Quintent - At Last MCH SACD
. I got this SACD from ebay for $9.99 shipped but I have seen it for as low as $7.99 shipped. This album was released in 1990 although I'm not sure if that is when it was recorded. I'm not well versed in jazz but I'm finding that I enjoy jazz albums that have a full compliment of musicians. At Last has that with Gene Harris on piano, Scott Hamilton on sax, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass and Harold Jones on drums. As a group I feel they do an excellent job of complimenting each other. I enjoyed this album from start to finish and actually listened to it twice.
The SQ is very good as I listen to the 5.1 mix with the surrounds having quite a bit of activity. I found that with the strong presence from the surrounds there is quite an immersive effect when listening to the 5.1 mix. I highly recommend this MCH SACD for both the music content and for the 5.1 mix.
1. You Are My Sunshine
2. It Never Entered My Mind
3. After You've Gone
4. The Lamp Is Low
5. At Last
6. Blues For Gene
7. I Fall In Love Too Easily
8. Some Of These Days
9. Stairway To The Stars
10. Sittin' In The Sandtraphttp://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/1924
Rating (scale 1 - 10) Music - 8.5 SQ - 9.0
Source: Oppo 83SE
Pre/pro: Onkyo 886 - MCH SACD/DVD-A (using the MCH analog input)
Preamp: Parasound 2100 - 2CH SACD/DVD-A
Amplification: Outlaw M2200s for LCR and Boston Acoustics A7200 for the surrounds
FR/FL: Salk SongTowers
Center: Salk Song Center
Surrounds: Definitive Technology BP2x
Surround location: On the ceiling (behind the MLP and slightly outside FR/FL speakers)
Sub: Rythmik F12SE (Anti-Mode 8033C sub EQ)
Room: 17' W (which is open on one side), 14' D with 9' high ceilings. No room treatments as of yet.
My SACD collection
and HRAudio.net Library
, getting larger as my wallet gets smaller ;-).
Emotiva XMC-1, Wyred 4 Sound SX-500s, ST-500, ST-250, Oppo BDP-103/105D, Panasonic TC-P60GT50 plasma, Panamax 5100EX, Salk HT2-TLs, Salk 1801b center, Salk 1801TL (surrounds) and two Rythmik F12SEs.