Vivid and Spacious
Friday, January 21, 2022
by Brian VanPelt
The soundstage is wide and it seems filled from left to right. The flute and the drums are in the middle, while all the other instruments appear in the left or right speakers - approximately, since the presentation is so wide, the music can sometimes seem to stetch beyond the speakers.
I turned this one way up, and the surface noise is almost nonexistent. The record itself looked almost flawless. Sometimes you can look at a record, and know that it's going to be buttery smooth, and this record is like that.
While the jazz is cool, the band does go to town often. I was surprised by the size of the presentation, and it hit me right at the moment the needle hit the record. There is some singing, and I usually don't want that in a jazz album, but here it was unobtrusive and added enjoyment to the music.
Overall, this record is near perfect in sound and in pressing.