Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
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I took some time to listen to the AP mono recordings of "Cookin'" and "Steamin'" and I have to say I'm impressed: they sound dynamic and open rather than "boxy". It just isn't a good idea to sit in the sweet spot and obsess over the soundstage while listening to them. I certainly wouldn't buy them because they are mono: I prefer the sound of "Relaxin'" in stereo to these. The biggest problem I have with this period in the Miles Davis Quintet is Red Garland - and it isn't his fault. He was a genuine innovator and even used rootless chord voicings with his left hand before Bill Evans. The problem is that he isn't Bill Evans.
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