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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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I got this SACD, and the quality of the recording and dynamics is definitely superior on SACD as evident as soon you play the first 2 songs. Second song Mule has a deep bass guitar note throughout most of the song, that when listening through Spotify streaming was very bloated and flat sounding harsh bass. On SACD this is not a problem whatsoever as it's not boomy, but rather melodic, perfectly rounded, like a 3D sound coming from an actual instrument where you can tell where it begins, climaxes, and decays. I love it, great addition to my collection!


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I got this SACD, and the quality of the recording and dynamics is definitely superior on SACD as evident as soon you play the first 2 songs. Second song Mule has a deep bass guitar note throughout most of the song, that when listening through Spotify streaming was very bloated and flat sounding harsh bass. On SACD this is not a problem whatsoever as it's not boomy, but rather melodic, perfectly rounded, like a 3D sound coming from an actual instrument where you can tell where it begins, climaxes, and decays. I love it, great addition to my collection!
I played the Midnight Blue APO SACD last week. It's an excellent SACD as are many of the other Blue Note APO SACDs mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman. I have the entire collection and it was money very well spent as some are now OOP.

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Tom Petty - Live Anthology Deluxe Edition w/Blu-ray.

I bought this originally from Best Buy for $29 but ended up selling it unopened. I wished I'd kept it but paid about the same amount I sold the first one for. I should have bought 3-4 sets as the price was incredible.

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I played the Midnight Blue APO SACD last week. It's an excellent SACD as are many of the other Blue Note APO SACDs mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman. I have the entire collection and it was money very well spent as some are now OOP.

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I not only ordered "Midnight Blue" from Elusive Disc (15% off from $29.99) but this sent me on a reverie about jazz guitarists. I ended up buying "Unforgettable" - a Joe Pass solo CD I didn't have - and a Paul Desmond album, "Pure Desmond" with my favourite guitarist, Canadian Ed Bickert that I didn't know existed.


I often listen to clips on AllMusic before buying anything. Anyone else do this?

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I played the Midnight Blue APO SACD last week. It's an excellent SACD as are many of the other Blue Note APO SACDs mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman. I have the entire collection and it was money very well spent as some are now OOP.

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Well I discovered Kenny Burrell with the help of AVS forum and Spotify.... maybe it was your post I've seen

I find Spotify subscription very useful in discovering new artists and albums.

Next on my list?
Jimmy Smith caught my ear and attention.

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