Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton, Soft Lights & Sweet Music. Concord-Mobile Fidelity (hybrid SACD).
Teamed with tenor player Hamilton, Mulligan’s baritone is richly captured in this fine and mellow set.
Oliver Nelson, The Blues and the Abstract Truth. Impulse-Speakers Corner (180g LP).
A gorgeous record—wonderful playing, great tunes, luscious and detailed sonics. Soon to be issued by Analogue Productions on 45rpm LP and hybrid SACD.
Red Norvo Quintet, The Forward Look. Reference Recordings (CD).
One of Keith Johnson’s earliest recordings, this 1957 set is loose, fun, and great sounding.
Horace Parlan, Speakin’ My Piece. Blue Note-Music Matters (two 180-gram 45rpm LPs).
This truly beautiful record displays this funky and soulful pianist’s bluesy side.
Art Pepper, Meets The Rhythm Section. Contemporary-Analogue Productions (180g LP, hybrid SACD).
From Miles Davis’ classic quintet (Jones, Chambers, Garland), one of the greatest sounding of all jazz reissues.
Sonny Rollins, Our Man in Jazz. RCA-Classic (180g LP).
Rollins at his best, improvising in concert with Don Cherry and a fine rhythm section in lifelike sound.
Sonny Rollins, Way Out West. Blue Note-Analogue Productions (180g LP, hybrid SACD).
Rollins dons his chaps for this classic jazz makeover of cowboy tunes. Awesome sound.
The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson, The Cape Verdean Blues. Blue Note-Music Matters (two 180g 45rpm LPs).
Arguably Silver’s crowning achievement, this hard-bop brew of Cape Verdean/Portuguese folk music and blues never sounded better.
Frank Sinatra, Only the Lonely. Mobile Fidelity (180g LP, gold CD).
This glorious sounding mono reissue unveils Sinatra’s unmatched phrasing, impeccable timing, and emotional expressiveness.
Frank Sinatra, The Voice. Columbia-Classic (180g LP).
Originally released in 1955, this mono recording captured Sinatra’s voice at its most lovely and lyrical. This reissue is exceptionally intimate and natural sounding.