The Ray Brown Trio, Soular Energy. Concord-Pure Audiophile (two 180g 45rpm LPs), Groove Note (SACD).
A gorgeous set led by one of the great bassists, in legendarily terrific sound.
Kenny Burrell, Midnight Blue. Blue Note-Analogue Productions (two 180g 45rpm LPs, hybrid SACD)
Famously wonderful sounding, Midnight Blue is a classic, and as moody as the title suggests.
Gary Burton, Chick Corea, et al., Like Minds. Concord (multichannel SACD).
One of the most airy, detailed, and holographic multichannel recordings; the music and playing are stellar.
Donald Byrd, The Cat Walk. Blue Note-Music Matters (two 180g 45rpm LPs).
Lyrical and inventive, trumpeter Byrd is joined by a superb lineup, in life-like sound.
The Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet, Voodoo. Black Saint (CD and LP).
Led by John Zorn, this terrific quartet tears through seven Sonny Clark compositions, captured in a vivid, dynamic recording.
John Coltrane, Blue Train. Blue Note-Analogue Productions (two 180g 45rpm LPs, hybrid SACD).
The music speaks for itself, and these top even other fine reissues.
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. Original Recordings Group (two 180g 45rpm LPs).
From a relatively new player in the reissue game, this superb pairing of like-minded musicians finds Coltrane at his most lyrical.
The Bill Cunliffe Trio, Live at Bernie’s. Groove Note (LP, CD, SACD).
Ex-Sinatra sideman and friends play jazz standards. Knockout sonics available on direct-disc LP or silver discs.
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue. Columbia (2 CD + LP 50th Anniversary Box, multichannel SACD), Classic (200g LP).
Whichever of its many formats you choose, for many this is the desert island jazz record.
Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain. Columbia-Legacy (CD and LP), Classic (200g LP).
Miles and Gil Evans team for another great set, with more multiple-choice editions, including an upcoming Classic 4-LP 45rpm version.