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Oscar Peterson: Canadian Suite- reference SACD?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Broadman, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

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    Picked this one up recently. It's the great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson performing with an orchestra and jazz band. Musically, it's pretty nice- some tracks are cool swinging bop with a little string accompaniment, and some are heavily orchestrated "classical" sounding. It is from Telarc, whose SACDs I have been enjoying immensely.

    In my opinion and that of many others, jazz and classical benefit the most from DSD. Therefore, I submit this title to serve as the best "show off" SACD. For one thing, I believe it is a pure DSD recording. The instrumentation includes lush strings, jazz bass, and of course, piano- all the stuff that audiophiles go ga-ga over.

    Anyway, I recommend this titles to everyone and I'm going to start using it to show off SACD and my stereo.

    Three cheers for Telarc!
    - Pure DSD recordings.
    - Reasonably priced (Analogue Productions, are you listening?)
    - Hybrids! (Sony, are you listening)

    My Telarc titles:

    Stereo:
    Oscar Peterson- Canadian Suite
    Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown- Very Tall Band
    Dukas- Symphony in C / Sorceror's Apprentice
    Lang Lang- various piano pieces
    Mussourgsky- Pictures at an Exhibition / Night at Bald Mountain

    Multi-channel:
    Orff- Carmina Burana
    Mahler- 5th Symphony
    Berlioz- Symphonie Fantastique

    I'm planning to get the orchestral Beatles disc, Dave Brubeck's 40th Anniversary (which I saw listed at $35 on Best Buy's web site. I e-mailed them about it, assuming it's a mistake, but they're not answering my question.), and a Debussy disc I saw at my local Best Buy.
     
  2. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

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    Mike,
    Damn you! Yet another one to purchase.
    You explain this one to the wife! [​IMG]
    The Mahler 5th is superb, by the way. Less excited about the Orff, but I love Telarc all the same. [​IMG]
    Two more pure DSD labels of interest to the HTF:
    1. Channel Classics
    2. San Francisco Symphony
    (yes they are their own label. Currently looking for Mahler #1 since #6 was the best classical release I have heard in years)
    Happy hunting...
     
  3. Mike Broadman

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  4. Steven Hen

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    I picked up Trail of Dreams a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. I checked out Telarc's website and listened to a few tracks before buying it.

    This disc is now one of my favorite sacds, the sound quality is top notch. I highly recommend picking this disc up at Best Buy for $15.99, definately worth it.

    I'm heading to Thunder Bay, Ontario tomorrow. I think I'm going to make sure this disc is playing as I cross the border, just cause it's a Canadian Suite!
     
  5. Lee Scoggins

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    Mike,

    I purchased this and really like it. It still is slightly beat by the sonics on the APOs, however.

    Great recommendation. Thanks!
     

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