Bill Charlap Trio - Uptown, Downtown





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Total download size: 1.1 GB Total play length: 54:27
Cover art and liner notes included

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Uptown, Downtown
The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
I'm All Smiles
There's A Small Hotel
Bon ami
Sophisticated Lady

Customer Reviews (2.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Sonically too compressed

posted on 01/04/2018
2 Stars
The Bill Charlap Trio’s Uptown, Downton is one of the loudest jazz albums I’ve ever heard. It sounds nothing like a vintage recording in the era of tube microphones and mixing consoles. The sound of the album is rather hard, with a general lack of dynamics. Charlaps’s piano dominates while the drums and especially the acoustic bass take a backseat in the mix. The piano’s high registers also are noticeably grainy and rather fatiguing on my Sennheiser HD650 headphones. The performance of the musicians on this record is excellent (and would make a great background album for a cocktail party) but I cannot recommend it due to the compressed and unnatural sound.

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