More good Jazz coming to Super Audio

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  1. Lee Scoggins

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    Check out Universal's web site [​IMG]

    http://consumers.umusic.com/sacd/future.html

    Joe Henderson
    John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
    Count Basie
    Sarah Vaughan

    Add to this the new Art Peppers from APO and it looks like a good Fall for jazz lovers. [​IMG]
     
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    I always figured April in Paris would come out eventually. I hope it's a hybrid 'cause I don't have the CD.

    Can't wait to hear Sarah's sweet voice on SACD.
     
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    I think Sarah's voice is perfect for high resolution.

    Hav eyou heard the Coltrane/Hartman before?
     
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    I used to own the 'Trane/Hartman disc back when I was obsessively collecting everything of Coltrane I could. I've since sold it.

    I can dig some jazz singing, but I just can't stand Hartman. The exaggerated smooth crooner thing is just too dated for me. Coltrane's playing is sensitive and very nice (he was always an underrated balladeer, overshadowed by his more aggressive work), but I can't dig the singing.

    Come to think of it, I don't really like any male jazz vocalists.
     
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    I'll admit to not being a big vocals fan in general, and leaning toward female vocalists, and can also understand Mike's feeling about Hartman's sound being a dated crooning thing... that said, their rendition of "Lush Life" is just incredible and definitive. To me, it rises way above the usual "crooner" type of song and is worth the price of the disc by itself.

    To continue a bit off topic... another Coltrane ballad that chokes me up is on the Ellington collaboration. I'm not usually a very sentimental listener but "My Little Brown Book" is just so poignant. Ellington's minimalistic piano playing really gets to his strength -- he wasn't a virtuoso technically but knew how to paint a story with sound.

    If you want a sampling of the above 2 collaborations plus some other wonderful Trane ballad playing, pick up The Gentle Side of John Coltrane if it's still available. (And make a date with your SO. [​IMG] )
     

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