The current issue of the abso!ute sound (on newsstands now; March 2003?) has reviews of the Universal Ella & Louis and Getz/Gilberto SACDs. Both titles garnered rather poor reviews. I don't have the issue here, but as I recall, the Ella & Louis SACD was particularly faulted for sounding hot (Louis' horn, for example). On the Getz/Gilberto SACD, the reviewer felt that Astrud Gilberto's vocals and Getz's sax were not mixed properly. I have read mixed reviews of these SACDs on Audio Asylum and Steve Hoffman's forum. It seems that these titles were not done with the utmost care. As memory serves, Kevin Reeves mixed both of these titles for SACD. Does he have a history of making "hot" mixes? Given the reviews I have read for these two SACDs, I'd be curious to hear your opinions of them, especially when compared to the same titles on other formats. I have the Getz/Gilberto SACD, and it sounds good to my ears. It is easily more airy and natural-sounding than the current remastered CD. I also prefer the SACD to my old Verve CD, though that CD sounds very good and has the proper stereo orientation on "The Girl From Ipanema" (the orientation is reversed on the remastered CD and the SACD). I don't have Ella & Louis on CD or SACD, but I have been thinking of getting the SACD since it is a great album and it is so cheap. Still, I'd like to hear some thoughts on this SACD.