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White Hot Stamper

Jackie McLean Quintet / Bill Hardman
Jackie's Pal

  (Item #: mcleajacki_2008_) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Jackie's Pal makes its Hot Stamper debut here with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from top to bottom - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Dynamic, transparent, spacious and musical throughout - you won't believe how good this Jazz Classic from 1956 sounds
  • Another top jazz recording from Rudy Van Gelder - big, bold and lively, just the right sound for this music
  • "... no one could execute complex melodic lines with the speed and precision of Bill. He was a human "bebop machine," a player who could improvise for hours on a single chord and not run out of ideas..."
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White Hot Stamper

Sibelius / Violin Concerto / Ricci - Fjelstad

  (Item #: sibelvioli_ricci_2005_8) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides make this a Sibelius Violin Concerto with top sonics and a performance to match - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • It's some of the best sound we have ever heard for the work, right up there with our longtime favorite, the Heifetz on Living Stereo (LSC 2435)
  • One of the truly great 1958 All Tube recordings from Kingsway Hall, captured faithfully in all its beauty by Alan Reeve & Gordon Parry on this very disc
  • "In the easier and looser concerto forms invented by Mendelssohn and Schumann I have not met a more original, a more masterly, and a more exhilarating work than the Sibelius violin concerto."
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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_2001_5_8) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece returns to the site, this time with stunning Triple Triple (A+++) Mono Hot Stamper sound
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remastered records? This 1955 original Capitol turquoise pressing is overflowing with it
  • One of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "Christy established herself as an artist who strove for the very best in song selection, arrangements, and notably intelligent interpretation. There were perhaps other vocalists with greater vocal equipment, but few could match June Christy's artistic integrity."
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Super Hot Stamper

Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_fabul_1812_6_10_12_8) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $50.00 / 33%)


  • An outstanding vintage stereo pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound for Cash's first album for Columbia - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are Tubey Magical yet clear, with plenty of energy and a lovely musical quality that's noticeably missing from many of the copies we've played over the years (and no doubt the Heavy Vinyl pressing)
  • For a country album from 1958, "Fabulous" is very well recorded, with consistently engaging songs sung from the heart
  • 4 1/2: "What makes it so entertaining are the songs themselves. From "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" and "Frankie's Man, Johnny" to "Pickin' Time" and "The Troubador," the album is filled with first-rate songs."
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Super Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_2008_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding stereo pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl for the most part, just a noisy edge on side one
  • The pure embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Space, clarity, transparency, and in-the-room immediacy are some of the qualities to be found on this pressing - it's guaranteed to beat any copy you've ever heard
  • 5 stars: "KOB isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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White Hot Stamper

Frank Sinatra
Love Is A Kick

  (Item #: sinatlovei_2008) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Sinatra's swingin' 1958 release finally arrives on the site with KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound of both sides of this 6 Eye mono pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl for a vintage pressing too
  • If you're trying recreate a solid, living, breathing Frank Sinatra singing right there in your listening room, these Hot Stamper sides will let you do that in a way that nothing else can
  • 4 stars: "All of the cuts are archetypal Sinatra, parading his perfect pitch, phrasing, and timing, and is further evidence of his ability to make virtually anything he sang sound extraordinary, as if any additional evidence were needed."
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Billie Holiday
Music For Torching

  (Item #: holidmusic_2008) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy of one of Billie's best, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout, you won't believe how good these Shootout Winning sides sound!
  • A superb recording of jazz standards with a great lineup and Billie in top form - plenty of Tubey Magic and especially breathy vocals as well
  • Great performances with stellar sound for It Had to Be You, Come Rain or Come Shine, A Fine Romance and too many more to list
  • "The overall feeling on this 1955 recording is strictly after-hours: the party is long over but a few close friends remain for nightcaps and, is that the sun peeking through the windows?"
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Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman Combos

  (Item #: goodmcombo_2003_8) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy of Benny Goodman's 1951 release is practically as good as it gets
  • Rich, smooth, tonally correct, spacious (for mono), this collection of older recordings was compiled and transferred with consummate skill, ensuring that the highest fidelity was maintained - this pressing sounds right
  • Lively performances from Goodman and his bandmates in their prime
  • "Within this collection, there is a continuing variation in instrumentation that changes the mood and approach with refreshing results... yet there is a truly marvelous similarity of thought and execution and a pleasingly lofty standard throughout."
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Super Hot Stamper

Stravinsky / Rite of Spring / Monteux / Paris Con.

  (Item #: stravriteo_2085_2008) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this vintage Shaded Dog pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Perhaps the greatest performance ever, and, in our experience, far and away the best sounding
  • Golden Age recordings, or any other recordings for that matter (excluding the awful Telarc digital releases from back in the day), offering this kind of powerful, realistic authority down low is a positive thrill for us Big Speaker guys
  • Monteux knows the work as well as anyone can - he himself conducted the premier in 1913
  • Mind boggling in its power to move the listener - less an RCA, more of a Decca, using the classic Decca Tree recording approach developed by the master, Mr. Kenneth Wilkinson
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_2008) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding stereo pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl on side one, and no marks play on either side
  • The pure embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Space, clarity, transparency, and in-the-room immediacy are some of the qualities to be found on this pressing - it's guaranteed to beat any copy you've ever heard
  • 5 stars: "KOB isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Super Hot Stamper

June Christy
Fair And Warmer!

  (Item #: chrisfaira_1907_12_8) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $50.00 / 33%)


  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER from the first note to the last - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • If you want to hear just how good an All Tube Capitol recording, in mono, from 1957 can sound, this record is guaranteed to do the trick
  • All the top West Coast Cool School jazz vets are here: Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, and the arrangements are by the wonderfully talented Pete Rugolo
  • "... the cool-toned singer is the main star. Highlights include a definitive "I Want to Be Happy," "Imagination," "When Sunny Gets Blue," and "It's Always You." All of June Christy's Capitol dates are well worth picking up."
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White Hot Stamper

Cannonball Adderley
Jump For Joy

  (Item #: adderjumpf_1910_12_8) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An incredible sounding copy - this early stereo pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • We were knocked out by the Tubey Magical midrange of this killer original, with all the saxophone's breath and bite you would expect to hear on an All Tube affair from 1958
  • This is precisely what is sure to be missing from whatever reissue has been made from the tapes (or, to be clear, a modern digital master copied from who-knows-what-tapes)
  • "Jump for Joy is Adderley's reinterpretation of a Duke Ellington stage musical from 1941... Hearing Adderley's often thrilling, always well-constructed alto sax improvisations over tunes like "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" is reason enough for the album to exist..."
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White Hot Stamper

Ella Fitzgerald
Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book

  (Item #: fitzgsings_rodgers_and_hart_1910_2_8ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Fitzgerald's second Songbook release finally arrives on the site with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on all four of these wonderful mono sides
  • There's real Tubey Magic on this album, along with breathy vocals, in-your-listening-room midrange presence and no shortage of swingin' energy
  • We would love to find you a quiet, amazing sounding copy, but that just does not seem to be in the cards
  • 5 stars: "The second of Ella Fitzgerald's famed Songbook series features her singing 34 of the best songs co-written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The arrangements by Buddy Bregman for the string orchestra and big band only border on jazz but she manages to swing the medium-tempo numbers and give sensitivity to the ballads. "
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Duke Ellington
Indigos

  (Item #: ellinindig_2001_4_8) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, this incredible late-'50s pressing has the magic of analog in its grooves
  • Our Six Eye Stereo Columbia here impressed us with its superbly well recorded big band jazz, in the romantic style Ellington refined to an art form, never more so than on this very album
  • A near-perfect demonstration of just how good 1958 All Tube Analog sound can be - no modern record can hold a candle to a pressing as good as this one
  • If you like your jazz ballads performed with deep feeling, by a road-tested group of virtuoso players, this record is going to be hard to beat
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Super Hot Stamper

Art Pepper
... The Way It Was

  (Item #: peppethewa_1909_2_8) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • It’s airy, open, and spacious with superb clarity and an extended top end - the beautiful reading of Autumn Leaves on side two has demo disc quality sound
  • Included are three tracks left off some of Pepper's best albums on Contemporary - Meets the Rhythm Section, Intensity and Gettin' Together
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Despite his very erratic lifestyle, altoist Art Pepper never made a bad record. The first four titles team together Pepper with tenor-saxophonist Warne Marsh for generally intriguing explorations of four standards... this album finds Art Pepper in top form."
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White Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Basic Miles

  (Item #: davisbasic_2006_8) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Demo Disc Jazz sound for this wonderful collection, with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The 9+ minute On Green Dolphin Street that opens side two has some of the coolest jazz you will ever hear, on any record, at any price
  • If you want to know what the best copies of Kind of Blue sound like, this pressing will tell you, because it has that sound
  • We're talking Bill Evans, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley in their prime, 1958, with top 1958 sound to match
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White Hot Stamper

Chris Connor
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

  (Item #: connohelov_2007_) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not makes its Hot Stamper debut with KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • This pressing is bigger, richer, more Tubey Magical, with more extension on both ends of the spectrum than every other other copy we played
  • These sides reproduce both the breath and the front and center immediacy of Connor's vocals
  • "[Chris Connor's] voice is an absolute dream and the songs and arrangements are beautiful... She is perfection."
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White Hot Stamper

Frank Sinatra
This is Sinatra - Vol. 2

  (Item #: sinatthisi_2007ex) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This is Sinatra, Volume 2, finally arrives on the site with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) mono sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl for a Black Label Capitol pressing
  • The sound is gloriously ANALOG - smooth, relaxed and full-bodied - no other copy in our shootout had this kind of exceptionally natural sound
  • Credit must also go to the extraordinarily inventive arrangements of Nelson Riddle
  • "... a selection of wonderful recordings, made over a period (the mid 1950's) during which Sinatra's voice, and his talent for song interpretation were undeniably at their peak."
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Super Hot Stamper

Ella Fitzgerald
The Rodgers & Hart Song Book, Vol. 1

  (Item #: fitzgsings_rodgers_1_1909_12_7) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb copy with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl for a pressing of this vintage
  • The 1956 recording quality is excellent, with orchestral space and midrange richness that puts this pressing well above most of what we played
  • 5 stars: "The arrangements by Buddy Bregman for the string orchestra and big band only border on jazz but she manages to swing the medium-tempo numbers and give sensitivity to the ballads. With such songs as "You Took Advantage of Me," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "It Never Entered My Mind," "Where or When," "My Funny Valentine," and "Blue Moon," it is not too surprising that these recordings were so popular."
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Super Hot Stamper (quiet)

Hampton Hawes
Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes...

  (Item #: hawesevery_volume_3_1910_3_7) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Superb sound throughout for this Contemporary Yellow Label stereo pressing with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Note how correct the sound of the instruments is on these sides - dead-on instrumental timbre is unquestionably the hallmark of any Contemporary recording, and this one is as right sounding as any we have ever played
  • "The third of three Hampton Hawes trio dates with bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Chuck Thompson is on the same high level as his first two... [he] comes up with consistently creative ideas throughout this swinging bop date."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

June Christy
Recalls Those Kenton Days

  (Item #: chrisrecal_2007_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • June's superb 1959 release returns with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout - just shy of our Shootout Winner - quiet vinyl for this title too
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with Christy's vocals reproduced with the Tubey Magical richness and breathiness that only the best vintage vinyl pressings offer
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more space, richness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • 4 stars: "... this ten-song solo collection is comprised of updated Christy-Kenton favorites... a must for serious June Christy fans."
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Jackie McLean
A Long Drink of the Blues

  (Item #: mclealongd_2007) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • KILLER sound throughout with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Shockingly good All Tube Mono sound from 1957 courtesy of Rudy Van Gelder, and the high-rez, tonally correct and wide-bandwidth mastering brings out even the most subtle nuances of the sound of this superb sextet
  • McLean's sax is joined on the first side by Curtis Fuller on trombone and Webster Young on Trumpet
  • 4 stars: "Although not quite as intense as McLean's later Blue Note dates, the ballad renditions show just how mature and original a soloist he was even at this early stage."
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Super Hot Stamper

Paul Quinichette
On The Sunny Side

  (Item #: quinionthe_1708_7) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this long out of print OJC title boast lively, big and clear Double Plus (A++) sound quality
  • With three saxophones and a trombone, this is a fresh combination that really brings out the best in all the players during this Prestige jam session, a format for which they are justly famous
  • I raved about this album when it was in print many years ago - it's solidly swinging jazz that belongs in your collection
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Waldron's three originals (highlighted by "Cool-Lypso") allow plenty of room for swinging, and Quinichette (who also performs "On the Sunny Side of the Street") sounds comfortable interacting with the younger musicians. An enjoyable and underrated release."
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Super Hot Stamper

Tony Bennett & Count Basie
Strike Up The Band

  (Item #: bennestrik_2007) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on this Emus pressing of Count Basie and Tony Bennett's 1959 classic collaboration
  • The originals we have played are uniformly horrible sounding compared to these wonderful reissues - the tonality here is Right On The Money
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... the pairing between Bennett and Basie remains impressive. The band raves through tunes like "With Plenty Of Money And You," and Bennett matches them, drawing strength from the bravura arrangements, while band and singer achieve a knowing tenderness on "Growing Pains." This is an album well worth owning..."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Julie London
About The Blues

  (Item #: londoabout_2007_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • About The Blues with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from first note to last - just shy of our Shootout Winner - this copy of London's 1957 release will be very hard to beat
  • Our White Hot Shootout Winner had condition issues, but this nearly as good pressing had not a single audible mark, with vinyl that is as quiet as any we can find for a vintage Liberty pressing
  • Rich, smooth, sweet, full of ambience, dead-on correct tonality - everything that we listen for in a great record is here
  • 4 stars: "About the Blues ... may just be her best orchestral session. Since downbeat torch songs were London's specialty, the album features an excellent selection of nocturnal but classy blues songs that play to her subtle strengths..."
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Count Basie
Basie Plays Hefti

  (Item #: basiebasie_plays_1905_7_11_7) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.99 (You save $50.00 / 25%)


  • The first copy to hit the site in years and boy does our Shootout Winner here have STUNNING sound - it earned Triple Plus (A+++) grades from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If all you've ever heard is the Roulette original (or the wacky MoFi, or whatever current Heavy Vinyl pressing is being made, this LP is guaranteed to be a REVELATION
  • Basie Plays Hefti catches Basie's band at the peak of their powers in 1958, and in this All Tube Recording you get every bit of the magic they made in the studio
  • "The Count Basie Orchestra was in top form for this set of Neal Hefti arrangements. Hefti had been one of the main architects of the new Basie sound of the '50s... "Cute" (heard here in its initial recording) became a standard."
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White Hot Stamper

The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Down To Earth

  (Item #: lewisdownt_2007_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Down To Earth finally makes it to the site with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • A truly superb recording with huge, spacious, dynamic, lively sound - Tubey Magical richness is a big plus too
  • As soon as the needle hit the groove on a copy we had picked up a year to two ago, we knew the sound had the potential to be top notch, and this copy proves it - the excellent music was, as you can imagine, a big plus too
  • 4 stars: "Their concise interpretations (only two songs are longer than 3:15) feature swinging solos by Lewis and respect for the melodies. The music is quite accessible while still being jazz oriented. Worth picking up."
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Super Hot Stamper

Nat King Cole
Welcome To The Club

  (Item #: cole_welco_2007_) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Nat King Cole's wonderful 1959 release finally makes its Hot Stamper debut with outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound on this superb pressing is full-bodied and lively, with solid and present vocals, as well as excellent clarity all around
  • With Cole's smooth vocals, superb arrangements by Dave Cavanaugh, and accompaniment by the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, this album is a sheer delight
  • 4 stars: "... one of Cole's most powerful collections supported by a big band. In fact, it is Cole's unmistakable ultra-cool intonations that flawlessly reign in the fiery... ensemble arrangements."
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Duke Ellington
At the Bal Masque

  (Item #: ellinbalma_1901_8_11_7) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A stunning sounding Six-Eye Columbia pressing with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Here are boatloads of the kind of Tubey Magical richness that make these vintage Columbia recordings the uniquely satisfying listening experience we know them to be
  • More superb sound from the legendary CBS 30th street studios in New York - the size and power of a jazz orchestra in glorious all ANALOG sound
  • "Ellington and his all-star orchestra manage to transform what could be a set of tired revival swing into superior dance music and swinging jazz... a surprise success."
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White Hot Stamper

Sibelius / Finlandia / Mackerras / London Proms

  (Item #: sibelfinla_2007) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - a superb Shaded-Dog-beating Finlandia
  • Both sides are big, clear, transparent and dynamic - no Heavy Vinyl pressing can do what this record is doing
  • Yet another wonderful example of what the much-lauded Decca recording engineers were able to capture on analog tape all those years ago
  • Demo Disc sound and music - spectacular works played with feeling
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Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_2007) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding stereo pressing with Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • The pure embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Space, clarity, transparency, and in-the-room immediacy are some of the qualities to be found on this pressing - it's guaranteed to beat any copy you've ever heard
  • 5 stars: "KOB isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Miles Davis
Miles Ahead

  (Item #: davismiles_ahead_2007) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A SUPERB pressing of Miles Ahead with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout
  • Nearly impossible to find in this condition, here's one of the best sounding copies we have ever played
  • This LP forged the dynamic collaboration between Davis and Gil Evans that eventually led to Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain
  • 5 stars: "Evans' arrangements in particular are well-suited to the format, and he and Davis formed a deep and close partnership where ideas were swapped back and forth, nurtured, and developed long before they were expressed in the studio... an album that gave a hint of the greatness that would come as Evans and Davis fine-tuned their partnership..."
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Red Garland Trio
Red Garland's Piano

  (Item #: garlaredga_2007ex) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Red Garland's third studio album makes its Hot Stamper debut on this early mono pressing with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout
  • The sound is clear, spacious, relaxed, and full-bodied, with Tubey Magical richness and analog smoothness that on the best vintage pressings can offer
  • Another top jazz recording from Rudy Van Gelder - big, bold and lively, just the right sound for this music
  • 4 stars: "Red Garland's third session as a leader finds the distinctive pianist investigating eight standards (including 'Please Send Me Someone to Love,' 'Stompin' at the Savoy,' 'If I Were a Bell,' and 'Almost Like Being in Love') with his distinctive chord voicings, melodic but creative ideas, and solid sense of swing."
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Super Hot Stamper

Mendelssohn and Bruch / Violin Concertos / Ricci / Gamba/ LSO

  (Item #: mendevioli_6010_2003_7ex) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, we guarantee you've never heard Mendelssohn Violin Concerto sound as good as it does here, and the Bruch Violin Concerto on the second side is every bit as good
  • With sonic grades like these, you can be sure this pressing will beat all comers for sound, including the performances by Heifetz, Rybar, and others that impressed in the past
  • The violin is so sweet and present, so rich, natural and real, you will forget you're listening to a record at all
  • The glorious sound of these truly great 1958 All Tube "Decca Tree" recordings from Kingsway Hall is faithfully captured in all its beauty on this very disc
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Duke Ellington
Jazz Party in Stereo

  (Item #: ellinjazzp_2007) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard, right up there with our Shootout Winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This original stereo Six-Eye from 1959 is one of the few copies of this famous album to hit the site in many years, and of course one of the best
  • Many copies of the copies we played would get aggressive or edgy, but this one is smooth in the right way, and for that you can thank CBS's legendary 30th St. studios
  • 4 stars: "A most unusual Duke Ellington record, two selections feature nine symphonic percussionists on tympani, vibes, marimbas and xylophones."
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Julie London
About The Blues

  (Item #: londoabout_2007) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • About The Blues with KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last, this mono Turquoise label copy of London's 1957 release will be very hard to beat
  • Julie's lilting vocals are clear, breathy, Tubey Magical, and sweet, like practically nothing you've ever heard
  • Rich, fairly smooth, sweet, full of ambience, correct tonality - everything that we listen for in a great record is here
  • The strings and brass can get a bit hot on this album, but it's the rare vocal record from 1957 that doesn't have that problem as I am sure you know
  • 4 stars: "About the Blues ... may just be her best orchestral session. Since downbeat torch songs were London's specialty, the album features an excellent selection of nocturnal but classy blues songs that play to her subtle strengths..."
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Super Hot Stamper

Various
Milstein Miniatures - Milstein / Pommers

  (Item #: variomilstein_miniatures_2007) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to sound better than any vintage pressing of violin pieces you've heard, and it plays as quietly as any copy ever will (and far better than most)
  • We are big fans of Nathan Milstein here at Better Records and it's records like this that justify our enthusiasm
  • Works for violin and piano by Chopin, Vivaldi, Smetana, Brahms, Stravinsky and others - and each is played with the feeling and skill as would be expected from one of the greatest performers of his generation
  • The appeal for the casual listener may not warrant the expense, but those who seek out these kinds of vintage '50s pressings should find much to like here
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The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Down To Earth

  (Item #: lewisdownt_2007) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Down To Earth finally makes it to the site with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • A truly superb recording with huge, spacious, dynamic, lively sound - Tubey Magical richness is a big plus too
  • As soon as the needle hit the groove on a copy we had picked up locally we knew the sound was top notch - the excellent music was a plus as well (!)
  • 4 stars: "Their concise interpretations (only two songs are longer than 3:15) feature swinging solos by Lewis and respect for the melodies. The music is quite accessible while still being jazz oriented. Worth picking up."
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Offenbach / Gaite Parisienne / Fiedler

  (Item #: offengaite_2007) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Stunning sound on both sides of this Shaded Dog pressing from 1954 with each earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is a true Demo Disc quality recording - both sides are big, full-bodied, clean and clear, with huge amounts of energy and tons of space around all of the players
  • This 2-track recording is RCA's first stereo recording of the work from all the way back in 1954 - can you believe it?
  • Two mics and two channels and it blows away most of the classical recordings that followed it
  • Some old record collectors (like me) say classical recording quality ain't what it used to be - this record proves it
  • In the '90s I was regularly selling this title for $1000+ and people were happy to pay it!
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Nat King Cole
The Very Thought Of You

  (Item #: cole_veryt_2007) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding early pressing on the rainbow label with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • Both sides here are BIG, rich and Tubey Magical, yet clear and not the least bit thick or opaque
  • Turn down the lights and drop the needle to hear a living breathing Nat King Cole right in the room with you
  • 4 stars: "Highlights include 'The Very Thought of You,' 'But Beautiful,' 'This Is All I Ask,' 'For All We Know,' and 'The More I See You.'"
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Schubert / Symphony No. 9 "The Great" / Krips / LSO

  (Item #: schubsym9_2007) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two superb nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, we guarantee you've never heard this powerful orchestral masterpiece sound remotely as good as it does here - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • One of the truly great All Tube Wilkinson "Decca Tree" recordings in Kingsway Hall, captured faithfully in all its beauty on this very disc
  • The 1958 master tape has been transferred brilliantly using "modern" cutting equipment (from 1976, not the low-rez junk they're forced to make do with these days), giving you sound that only the best of both worlds can offer
  • Don't expect to ever see an original on this site - the two we had were crude, flat, full of harmonic distortion, and with clearly restricted frequency extremes
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June Christy
This Is June Christy

  (Item #: christhisi_2007_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find superb nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) Tubey Magical sound from 1958 on both sides of this Turquoise Capitol pressing - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Balanced, musical, present and full-bodied throughout - this pressing puts a living, breathing, big-as-life June Christy performing at the peak of her vocal powers right in your listening room
  • June Christy is one of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her classic '50s albums
  • The vinyl is relatively quiet and no marks play - how rare is that? In our experience very rare
  • All the top West Coast jazz guys are here: Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, and swinging arrangements by Pete Rugolo
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June Christy
This Is June Christy

  (Item #: christhisi_2007) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) Tubey Magical sound from 1958 on both sides of this Turquoise Capitol pressing
  • This copy had best sonics in our recent shootout, and the vinyl is QUIET (for this album anyway)
  • June Christy is one of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her classic '50s albums
  • All the top West Coast jazz guys are here: Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, and swinging arrangements by Pete Rugolo
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Ella Fitzgerald
Get Happy!

  (Item #: fitzggetha_2002_6) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Ella's 1959 release for Verve (in stereo!) makes its Hot Stamper debut here with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • The sound is big, rich, lively and dynamic, with Ella's astounding vocal range rendered as only an All Tube Analog chain can
  • These sides reproduce both the breath, as well as the front and center immediacy, of The First Lady of Song's vocals, with tubey rich orchestral arrangements in support
  • "As usual, Ella uplifts all of the material and her best moments come on 'Somebody Loves Me,' a heartfelt 'Moonlight Becomes You,' a scat-filled 'Blue Skies' and (somewhat surprisingly) 'St. Louis Blues.'... the formerly obscure 'Get Happy' finds Ella Fitzgerald at the peak of her powers."
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Nat "King" Cole
Where Did Everyone Go?

  (Item #: cole_where_2003_6) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this early Capitol Rainbow Label stereo pressing will be very hard to beat - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • With especially rich, intimate and natural vocal reproduction, this side one was close to the best we played of Nat's wonderful "songs of love and loss"
  • If all you know are the weirdly unnatural remixes DCC did (or the dreadful Analogue Productions pressings), this LP will be nothing less than a revelation
  • "His rich and cozy baritone carries the ache of "Am I Blue?" and the slinky "I Keep Goin' Back to Joe's" into an understated, almost plaintive blues. Here he perfectly demonstrates a boundless capacity as a melodic interpreter of song."
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Sarah Vaughan
After Hours At The London House

  (Item #: vaughafter_london_2003_6) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Vaughan's 1959 live album returns to the site with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • You will have a very hard time finding anything that can touch this pressing for warmth, richness, and, especially, vocal intimacy and in-the-room presence
  • The multiple takes Sarah Vaughan does on Thanks for the Memory here blows my mind to this very day - pull it up on youtube and hear it for yourself
  • "... the producers invited a small group of friends and well-wishers to another Chicago club, London House, for an after-hours session. Vaughan expanded her trio with a quartet of Count Basie titans, including trumpeter Thad Jones and tenor Frank Wess, and... decided to record a set that, in true after-hours fashion, was completely improvised."
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Charles Mingus
Tijuana Moods

  (Item #: mingutijua_1807_7_10_1_6ex) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This stunning sounding original copy has amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - it's guaranteed to blow your mind
  • The sound here is vintage Living Stereo at its best - big, rich and Tubey Magical like you will not believe
  • These Black Label originals can rarely be found any quieter than this one - it plays Mint Minus Minus for the most part
  • 5 stars: "Mingus at the time said that this was his greatest recording, and it certainly ranks near the top."
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Nat King Cole
Just One of Those Things

  (Item #: cole_justo_2006) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An insanely good sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish; the first White Hot to hit the site in quite a while
  • This is the sound we love at Better Records -- both sides are incredibly rich, full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals
  • "Cole gives an assured, unhurried performance. And that's the point: that Cole has tamed the rambunctious May does not mean he doesn't give wonderful interpretations to some wonderful songs: 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore,' 'Just One of Those Things,' 'The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On).' And the light-handed swing supports those efforts well." - All Music
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Leroy Vinnegar Sextet
Leroy Walks!

  (Item #: vinneleroy_1905_11_6) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • This outstanding pressing of Leroy Vinnegar's debut album has solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet too
  • The Contemporary LP stereo sound here is completely natural in every respect - rich, warm and smooth
  • Roy DuNann and Howard Holzer engineered some of the best sounding records we have ever heard - here's a textbook example of what the audiophiles at Contemporary were able to achieve in the studio
  • 4 stars: "...Vinnegar generously features his talented sidemen... A fine, straight-ahead session."
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Debussy / Clair de Lune / Agoult

  (Item #: debusclair_1907_10_6) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • These sides are rich, sweet and full-bodied yet still very clean, clear and spacious; Demo Disc sound throughout!
  • I can't imagine a more beautiful record, both in terms of the programme and the sound; this record is a wonderful example of what the Decca recording engineers (Kenneth Wilkinson in this case) were able to capture on tape
  • This is the exact same recording as the famous Living Stereo Clair De Lune, LSC-2326, but with a couple of extra tracks included
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Sonny Rollins
Brass / Trio

  (Item #: rollibrass_2006) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible sounding copy and the first to his the site in SEVEN years! Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Both sides sound wonderful here -- rich, full-bodied, Tubey Magical and musical with a solid bottom end
  • This is a very tough album to find with the right sound and surfaces; they're usually beat to hell!
  • "In 1958 Sonny Rollins split an LP between two very different settings... [he] excels in both of these settings, making this an easily recommended set." - All Music
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Art Pepper + Eleven
Modern Jazz Classics

  (Item #: peppemoder_2006ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Must Own album by Art Pepper earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • If you buy only one Large Group Hot Stamper jazz record from us, make it this one - the music is swingin' fun and the sound is going to be very impressive, especially compared to any modern reissue
  • Rich, warm and full-bodied, the brass is phenomenal on this pressing - here is the Tubey Magic of the originals without the problems that cause many originals to be opaque and uninvolving
  • A personal favorite - 5 stars: "This is a true classic. Essential music for all serious jazz collections."
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Gene Ammons
Blue Gene

  (Item #: ammonblueg_2006) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This wonderful Prestige recording from 1958 boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the best sounding Ammons records we know of - it's huge, rich and Tubey Magical, with a solid bottom end and energy to beat them all
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and full are harder to come by on this record - this pressing has it all
  • "Some ballad performances in his oeuvre are a testament to an exceptional sense of intonation and melodic symmetry, powerful lyrical expressiveness, and mastery both of the blues and the bebop vernacular that can now be described as, in its own way, 'classical.'"
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Nat "King" Cole
Love Is The Thing

  (Item #: cole_lovei_2006) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A lovely pressing of this audiophile favorite, one of the best pop vocal recordings we know of, here with Double Plus (A++) sound and fairly quiet vinyl on both sides
  • Nat himself sounds especially immediate and real, and the strings are much less of a problem here than they are on most pressings
  • If you know the album through the weirdly unnatural remix DCC did (or the awful Analogue Productions vinyl), this pressing will be nothing less than a revelation
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Nat King Cole's collaborations with Gordon Jenkins rank among the finest from either artist or arranger. 1957's Love Is the Thing remains the epitome of the pair's undeniable compatibility, and it topped the album charts for eight weeks."
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Shelly Manne & His Friends
Bells Are Ringing

  (Item #: mannebells_2006) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on vinyl that's about as quiet as these Black Label originals ever play
  • The piano sounds lifelike right from the start, a beautiful instrument in a natural space, tonally correct from top to bottom
  • This copy makes it clear that this is a Demo Disc Quality Recording for Contemporary, and that's saying a lot
  • It's also our favorite jazz piano performance by Andre Previn on record
  • "Previn's piano is the lead voice and his virtuosity, good taste, melodic improvising, and solid sense of swing are chiefly responsible for the music's success."
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Benny Golson
Groovin' with Golson

  (Item #: golsogroov_2006) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Benny Golson's 1959 release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides clearly show off Rudy Van Gelder's engineering chops - they're big, full-bodied and lively, with studio space around all the players
  • "It's all done at a swinging tempo that allows Fuller to shine on trombone with near perfect solos; the under-rated Ray Bryant adds his impeccable piano touch (he's as great as Kelly or Clark); Paul Chambers was never better on bass than here, both as accompanist and soloist; and the irrepressible drummer, Art Blakey, makes the whole session sparkle. Backed by this band, Golson is as smooth as butter in tone, and as dazzling in his virtuosity as any tenor player of the times."
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Rossini / Overtures / Maag / PCO

  (Item #: rossiovert_2006) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a BETTER than Triple Plus (A+++ to A++++) side two and a side one that earned a very respectable grade of Double Plus (A++), the orchestral power of display here is positively PHENOMENAL
  • Wilkie's Decca Tree recording is overflowing with the kind of rich, spacious, Tubey Magical sound that can only be found on vintage vinyl
  • Performances and sound like no other - Maag's Rossini is in a league of its own
  • "You'd think Maag would approach the scores the way most conductors do: gung-ho and hell bent for leather. He doesn't. In fact, Maag displays a good deal of reserve, calculating his interpretations for the biggest payoff. For instance, in William Tell he keeps the opening sections in check, and then he builds the final segment into a most-exciting whirlwind, the conclusion carrying you away."
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Benny Carter
Jazz Giant

  (Item #: cartejazzg_2006) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two excellent sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, this was one of the best sounding copies from our recent shootout - fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • If you still think that Analogue Productions is remastering records properly, you have definitely never heard a real Contemporary that sounds like this(!)
  • The sound of Contemporary Records is alive on this copy, with space, size, clarity and richness that no other pressing can match
  • "Benny Carter had already been a major jazz musician for nearly 30 years when he recorded this particularly strong septet session for Contemporary ... This timeless music is beyond the simple categories of "swing" or "bop" and should just be called "classic."
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Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman Combos

  (Item #: goodmcombo_2003_6) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • After nearly six long years, Benny Goodman's superb 1951 release finally returns, boasting outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Rich, smooth, tonally correct, spacious (for mono) - this collection of older recordings was compiled and transferred with consummate skill, ensuring that the highest fidelity was maintained - this pressing sounds right
  • Lively performances from Goodman and his bandmates in their prime, 1939-1945
  • "Within this collection, in addition to the constant variations in personnel, there is a continuing variation in instrumentation that changes the mood and approach with refreshing results... yet there is a truly marvelous similarity of thought and execution and a pleasingly lofty standard throughout."
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Benny Carter
Swingin' the '20s

  (Item #: carteswing_1907_10_5) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With superb sides rating Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, this Contemporary pressing was one of the best we played in our shootout
  • These excellent sides are so much bigger and more open, with more bass and energy - the saxes and trumpets are immediate and lively
  • Mr. Earl Hines himself showed up, a man who knows this music like nobody's business - Leroy Vinnegar and Shelly Manne round out the quartet
  • "Great musicians produce great results, and most of the LP's tracks were done in one or two takes. The result is 'a spontaneous, swinging record of what happened' when Carter met Hines 'for the first time. . . .'"
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Andre Previn & His Pals
West Side Story

  (Item #: previwests_2002_5) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Previn's stellar piano trio returns to the site with jazzy interpretations of the best songs from West Side Story, in stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound
  • You win shootouts with this kind of All Tube Analog sound - warm, natural, lively and clear, with solid support down low, a nicely extended top and a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • Andre Previn and his friends take eight classic tunes from West Side Story - it would be hard to imagine having better material to work with in a jazz setting
  • 4 stars: "The last of a series of showtune albums recorded by the trio finds the all-star group focusing on the music of West Side Story... As usual, the melodies are treated respectfully yet swingingly, and Andre Previn in particular excels in this setting. Recommended."
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Kenny Dorham / Cannonball Adderley
Blue Spring

  (Item #: dorhablues_2003_5) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Dorham and Adderley's 1959 collaboration finally arrives on the site with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two with an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one
  • This superb recording is huge and lively with startling dynamics and in-the-room-presence like nothing you've heard
  • The trumpet and saxophone are so full-bodied and Tubey Magical you won't believe it - where is that sound today?
  • 4 stars: "The set features plenty of Dorham's varied and sophisticated horn work and four of his top-drawer originals. The theme is spring... Essential listening for Dorham fans."
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Jackie McLean
McLean's Scene

  (Item #: mcleamclea_1911_5) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • McLean's 1959 release makes its Hot Stamper debut with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A++) sound on side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl for the most part as well
  • Surprisingly rich, lively and clear, with plenty of space for this exceptional group to occupy
  • Credit must go to Rudy Van Gelder once again for capturing the swinging energy of this superbly sympathetic ensemble
  • 4 stars: "McLean never really copied Charlie Parker and was one of the first in his generation to develop his own sound."
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Debussy / Clair de Lune / Agoult

  (Item #: debusclair_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • These sides are incredibly rich, sweet and full-bodied yet still very clean, clear and spacious; Demo Disc sound throughout!
  • I can't imagine a more beautiful record, both in terms of the programme and the sound; this record is a wonderful example of what the Decca recording engineers (Kenneth Wilkinson in this case) were able to capture on tape
  • This is the exact same recording as the famous Living Stereo Clair De Lune, LSC-2326, but with a couple of extra tracks included
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Harry "Sweets" Edison
Sweetenings

  (Item #: edisosweet_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Edison's superb 1958 release makes its Hot Stamper debut here, boasting Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them on both sides
  • The sound on this Roulette original is big, rich and LIVELY, with boatloads of Tubey Magic and three-dimensional space
  • It's hard to imagine finding a copy with a better first side than this one, and side two is right up there with it
  • True, we did not have a big stack of copies for our shootout, but we recognize a killer pressing when we hear one
  • "Harry 'Sweets' Edison added something special to any date in which he took part, but these 1958 sessions he led for Roulette are especially enjoyable.... Edison's trumpet swings effortlessly through a batch of standards and originals."
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Paganini - Kreisler / Concerto In One Movement / Campoli

  (Item #: paganconce_1911_5) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This exceptionally rare early London pressing features Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER and includes a wonderful performance of the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3
  • This is a spectacular recording - it's big, clear, rich, dynamic, transparent and energetic, and is guaranteed to put to shame any Heavy Vinyl pressing of orchestral music you own
  • Campoli brings his warmth, feeling, and technical precision to these classical masterpieces
  • The Decca engineers captured the correct amount of detail in the bowing and fingering - it's not overdone as it is in so many records that many audiophiles prefer, with the mics much too close to the strings
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John Coltrane
Soultrane

  (Item #: coltrsoult_1907_12_5ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Prestige "stereo" pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one
  • It may say stereo on the cover, but this album is in pure, glorious MONO, with sound that is full-bodied, relaxed, Tubey Magical and tonally correct
  • Here is the palpable jazz energy, the life of the music, that's sure to be missing from whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl pressing is being stamped out these days
  • "... a classic of the 20th century jazz canon and an essential point of reference in Coltrane's own tumultuous career.... this is the album on which Coltrane first emerged as the primary innovator of the jazz world, wielding an astonishing technical virtuosity and a blinding vision of the possibilities of the tenor sax."
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Johnny Mathis
Heavenly

  (Item #: mathiheave_2005) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb 360 Stereo pressing of Heavenly, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • This copy had all the Tubey Magical richness of the best coupled with the hardest thing to find on an old Columbia record: top end extension
  • Natural vocal reproduction is the sine qua non of a Johnny Mathis album - this pressing showed us just how good Columbia was back in 1959
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "The tempos are slow, the strings swell, and Mathis' vulnerable tenor, dripping with tender emotion yet never missing a beat, soars and swoops over all. The best track, a revelation when it appeared on this album, is "Misty," a treatment of Erroll Garner's jazz piano classic with a newly added lyric by Johnny Burke."
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Chet Baker
Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe

  (Item #: bakerplays_1901_5ex) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Big, rich, smooth, open, natural, with plenty of tight bass - what's not to like? This copy is killin' it
  • Some of the best jazz guys of the day back up Chet on this one: Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Herbie Mann and more
  • "...the timelessness of the melodies, coupled with the assembled backing aggregate, make Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (1959) a memorable concept album."
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Donald Byrd
House of Byrd

  (Item #: byrd_house_1906_8_11_1_5) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two rare Donald Byrd albums in one, both with stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on one side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on the other
  • The Tubey Magic is fully intact, making these two albums sound just the way a pair of classic All Tube 1956 Rudy Van Gelder jazz albums should
  • Composed of two superb LPs - 2 Trumpets and The Young Bloods - these wonderful pressings capture some of Byrd's best music and sound
  • "Art and Donald are in fine form, and if there is any competition it serves only to increase the musical yield."
  • "... These blowing sessions (typical of Prestige's albums of the 1950s) have their enjoyable moments with Farmer and Woods taking overall solo honors.
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Ted Heath
Swings In High Stereo

  (Item #: heathswing_2005) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) DEMO DISC SOUND from the first note to the last; the best sound we heard for this album in our shootout all day
  • Kingsway Hall, Wilkinson and the Decca Tree add up to Audiophile Quality Big Band sound, on this copy anyway
  • Heath and his group play with all the energy and verve essential to this joyful Big Band music - he really does swing in high stereo
  • We consider Ted Heath's early London recordings to be some of the best big band ever recorded
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Lightly

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_lightly_2005) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this Verve Stereo pressing is going to be very hard to beat - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Lovely All Tube sound from 1958, with a huge, rich orchestra conducted by one of our favorite arrangers, Marty Paich
  • Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo - these were the days when Ella was on top of the world
  • "The bright, sunny optimism of Fitzgerald’s style comes through in several tracks, including 'If I Were a Bell' (which also includes several remarkable variations on the melody), and 'Teardrops From My Eyes' (which alternates between rock and jazz beats—not a big leap back then!)"
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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1812_6_5) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Made from '55/'56 mono tapes, this is everything that's good about '50s mono recordings - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • Some of the best sound and the best music we have heard on any Hampton Hawes album - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • 4 1/2 Stars [but we give it 5]: "... this Hampton Hawes date would certainly make good company for any other top jazz piano trio records in your collection."
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The Dave Brubeck Trio
Brubeck-Tjader

  (Item #: brubebrubeck_tjader_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Cal Tjader's recording debut arrives with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout
  • Compiled from two 10" discs recorded in mono in 1956, this LP may not be true stereo, but it sounds great to us
  • If you have a mono switch you can hear the single channel version at will, but we actually preferred the better space and width in stereo
  • "Many of the most celebrated Brubeck devices can be heard on these selections: the almost violent shifts from lush lyricism to jagged block chord configurations; the curiously paradoxical intertwining of traditional song materials and advanced (for 1949, at any rate) musical ideas; the dynamic pyramids of sound that begin rather casually and grow to almost unnerving heights..."
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Tony Bennett & Count Basie
Strike Up The Band

  (Item #: bennestrik_1812_3_5) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on this Emus pressing of Count Basie and Tony Bennett's 1959 classic collaboration
  • The originals we have played are uniformly horrible sounding compared to these wonderful reissues - the tonality here is Right On The Money
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... the pairing between Bennett and Basie remains impressive. The band raves through tunes like "With Plenty Of Money And You," and Bennett matches them, drawing strength from the bravura arrangements, while band and singer achieve a knowing tenderness on "Growing Pains." This is an album well worth owning..."
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Nat King Cole
Just One of Those Things

  (Item #: cole_justo_2005) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them for sound on both sides
  • This is the sound we love at Better Records -- both sides are full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals
  • "Cole gives an assured, unhurried performance. And that's the point: that Cole has tamed the rambunctious May does not mean he doesn't give wonderful interpretations to some wonderful songs: 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore,' 'Just One of Those Things,' 'The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On).' And the light-handed swing supports those efforts well." - All Music
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Wynton Kelly Trio & Sextet
Kelly Blue

  (Item #: kellykelly_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Wynton Kelly's hard-to-find second album finally makes its debut, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • A superb pressing, with lovely richness and warmth, good space and separation between the instruments and real immediacy throughout
  • Kelly brings in jazz greats Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, and Benny Golson, as well as several of his bandmates from Miles Davis' sextet, including Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Kelly was renowned as an accompanist, but as he shows on a set including three of his originals and four familiar standards... A fine example of his talents."
  • "Wynton Kelly demonstrates once again why he has been a major influence in the history of jazz piano."
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Frank Sinatra
No One Cares

  (Item #: sinatnoone_2004) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb 2-pack earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER throughout - some of the best Sinatra sound you will ever hear
  • No One Cares is an orchestrated album of ballads, boasting superb All Tube Analog sound from 1959
  • These early pressings have the MIDRANGE MAGIC that’s simply missing from the later reissues we've played - it gives you the sense that Frank Sinatra is right in the room with you
  • These sides have two very important qualities - they reproduce both the breath, as well as the front and center immediacy, of Sinatra's vocals, with Jenkins' tubey rich orchestral arrangements in support
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Jenkins gives the songs a subtly tragic treatment, and Sinatra responds with a wrenching performance."
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Nat "King" Cole
To Whom It May Concern

  (Item #: cole_towho_2004ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Nat "King" Cole's wonderful 1959 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom
  • The presence and immediacy of Nat's vocals here are '50s Capitol Recording Magic at its best - you won't believe how good this early stereo pressing sounds
  • With the biggest, clearest, richest, most present and most natural vocal reproduction, this copy took Nat's performance to another level, which is exactly what earned this copy its Three Pluses
  • "For this album, Cole had the idea of putting together a set of newly written songs in the classic style, with typically sympathetic arrangements by Nelson Riddle..."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Get Happy!

  (Item #: fitzggetha_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This wonderful copy of Ella's 1959 release for Verve (in stereo!) boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • The sound is big, rich, lively and dynamic, with Ella's astounding vocal range rendered as only an All Tube Analog chain can
  • These sides reproduce both the breath, as well as the front and center immediacy, of The First Lady of Song's vocals, with tubey rich orchestral arrangements in support
  • "As usual, Ella uplifts all of the material and her best moments come on 'Somebody Loves Me,' a heartfelt 'Moonlight Becomes You,' a scat-filled 'Blue Skies' and (somewhat surprisingly) 'St. Louis Blues.'... the formerly obscure 'Get Happy' finds Ella Fitzgerald at the peak of her powers."
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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Ella and Louis

  (Item #: fitzgella_and_louis_2004) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding sound on this early Verve Mono LP with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • No modern pressing can hope to put Ella and Louis right in the room with you the way this one from 1956 can
  • One of the greatest duet albums of all time, if not THE GREATEST - a Desert Island Disc to beat them all
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Ella and Louis is an inspired collaboration, masterminded by producer Norman Granz... Gentle and sincere, this is deserving of a place in every home."
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Sonny Rollins
Alternate Takes

  (Item #: rollialter_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This STUNNING copy boasts a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two mated with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on side one - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of our favorite Sonny Rollins records for sound - both sides here are incredibly big, full-bodied and Tubey Magical
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This LP contains alternate versions of selections from two famous Sonny Rollins albums: Way out West and Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders. These "new" renditions... hold their own against the classic versions. ...the music is hard-swinging and frequently superb."
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Duke Ellington/Johnny Hodges
Blues Summit

  (Item #: ellinblues_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb jazz double album makes its Hot Stamper debut here with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • What surprised during our shootout was that this later pressing from 1976 actually sounded quite a bit better than virtually all the early pressings we put it up against
  • The Classic Records pressings from 1995 aren't bad, but they head to head they can't begin to compete with a pressing as good as this one
  • Superb engineering from the man behind so many great sounding Verve records, Val Valentin
  • 4 stars: "... this very enjoyable double LP includes two related sessions... Highly recommended in one form or another."
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Miles Davis
The Beginning (aka: The Musings of Miles)

  (Item #: davisbegin_1910_1_4ex) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Here is a killer early pressing of Miles' 1955 Prestige album with superb Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides and vinyl that is going to be very hard to find any quieter
  • Unusually rich, full-bodied, lively and present, sound that brings out the best in Miles' music
  • Recorded in All Tube Mono, this is the real sound of these four jazz giants playing live-in-the-home-studio of none other than a Mr Rudy Van Gelder
  • "Miles Davis was in the process of forming his first classic quintet when he recorded this date... The trumpeter is featured with pianist Red Garland, bassist Oscar Pettiford, and drummer Philly Joe Jones, playing four standards plus a blues ("Green Haze") and "I Didn't," his answer to Monk's "Well, You Needn't.""
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Miles Davis
Jazz Track

  (Item #: davisjazzt_2004ex) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Davis' superb 1959 release arrives on the site with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Davis partners here with jazz greats, including John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley and others
  • "... it should become clear why 'Jazz Track' is a vital Miles album as well as a testimony to the importance of the movies to jazz--as a medium for improvised soundtracks and, more importantly, as a source of theme music potentially as rich as the music of Broadway..."
  • "It's doubtful that "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Stella by Starlight" would have caught on without Bill [Evans'] artistry (which is not to take anything away from Red [Garland], whose ballads simply lacked the intricate, delicately shaded beauty of Bill's pensive voicings on the slow ballads)."
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Nat King Cole
This Is Nat "King" Cole

  (Item #: cole_thisi_1909_4) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This vintage '50s Capitol pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • These sides are insanely good -- BIG, rich and Tubey Magical, yet clear and not the least bit thick or opaque
  • Turn down the lights, gently drop the needle at the start of side one and you will soon find a living breathing Nat King Cole standing between your speakers
  • "Cole as usual gives warm, confident readings of all this material, and fans welcomed the packaging of some songs previously available only on singles..."
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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful copy of Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remastered records? This 1955 original Capitol turquoise pressing is overflowing with it
  • One of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums
  • 5 stars: "Christy established herself as an artist who strove for the very best in song selection, arrangements, and notably intelligent interpretation. There were perhaps other vocalists with greater vocal equipment, but few could match June Christy's artistic integrity."
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Jackie McLean
A Long Drink of the Blues

  (Item #: mclealongd_1904_9_03) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Shockingly good All Tube Mono sound from 1957 courtesy of Rudy Van Gelder, and the high-rez, tonally correct and wide-bandwidth mastering brings out even the most subtle nuances of the sound of this superb sextet
  • McLean's sax is joined on the first side by Curtis Fuller on trombone and Webster Young on Trumpet
  • 4 stars: "Although not quite as intense as McLean's later Blue Note dates, the ballad renditions show just how mature and original a soloist he was even at this early stage."
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Ornette Coleman
Something Else!

  (Item #: colemsomet_2003) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This outstanding pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • With its presence, clarity, space and timbral accuracy, this pressing is guaranteed to be one of the best sounding jazz records you've heard in a very long time
  • It's not as 'out there' as some of his better known albums, but those of you with a taste for adventurous jazz will still find much to love here
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... the most important thing about Something Else! was that, in its angular, almost totally oppositional way, it swung and still does; like a finger-poppin' daddy on a Saturday night, this record swings from the rafters of the human heart with the most unusually gifted, emotional, and lyrical line since Bill Evans first hit the scene."
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Cannonball Adderley
Jump For Joy

  (Item #: adderjumpf_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • We were knocked out by the Tubey Magical midrange of this killer original, with all the saxophone's breath and bite you would expect to hear on an All Tube affair from 1958
  • This is precisely what is sure to be missing from whatever reissue has been made from the tapes (or, to be clear, a modern digital master copied from who-knows-what-tapes)
  • "Jump for Joy is Adderley's reinterpretation of a Duke Ellington stage musical from 1941... Hearing Adderley's often thrilling, always well-constructed alto sax improvisations over tunes like "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" is reason enough for the album to exist..."
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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Porgy & Bess

  (Item #: fitzgporgy_1910_03) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb copy with a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one, followed by NearlyTriple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound or close to it on sides two, three and four
  • Spacious, full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with Ella and Louis front and center, this is the sound you want for their brilliant collaboration from 1958
  • Two vocal giants came together to perform Gershwin's timeless opera, revered by both music lovers and audiophiles to this day
  • 4 1/2 stars: "What's really great about the Ella and Louis version is Ella, who handles each aria with disarming delicacy, clarion intensity, or usually a blend of both."
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Ella Fitzgerald
The Rodgers & Hart Song Book, Vol. 2

  (Item #: fitzgsings_rodgers_2_1908_10_03) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Orchestral space and midrange richness that puts this pressing far beyond the other copies we played
  • Bigger, bolder, with more energy and more of the “you-are-there-immediacy” of a vocal recording from 1956 - this is what sets the best vintage pressings apart from reissues, CDs, and pretty much everything else
  • 5 stars: "The arrangements by Buddy Bregman for the string orchestra and big band only border on jazz but Ella manages to swing the medium-tempo numbers and give sensitivity to the ballads. With such songs as "You Took Advantage of Me," "It Never Entered My Mind," "My Funny Valentine," and "Blue Moon," it is not too surprising that these recordings were so popular."
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The Curtis Counce Group
Volume 1 - Landslide

  (Item #: counclands_2003) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A STUNNING copy of the group's 1956 release with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The clarity and transparency on this vintage pressing are wonderful, but more importantly it's the unerringly correct tonality that's most impressive when you play these real Contemporary pressings against the competition
  • Yet another amazing All Tube Contemporary recording from Roy DuNann and Lester Koenig at the beginning of the stereo era
  • 4 1/2 stars: "During 1956-1957, bassist Curtis Counce led an excellent Los Angeles-based hard bop quintet... All of Counce's recordings are well-worth getting by collectors [and especially audiophiles] interested in 1950s straight-ahead jazz [with top quality sound]."
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Art Blakey
At The Jazz Corner of the World, Vol. 1

  (Item #: blakeatthe1_1910_03) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this classic live album, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • We guarantee you will find dramatically more richness, fullness and presence here, and that's especially true compared to whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently being foisted on an unsuspecting record buying public
  • Turn it up loud and it'll be as if you were right there at the Jazz Corner of the World with Blakey and the boys
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Mixing up standards and favored originals from peer group composers, the band is, in the vernacular of the era, cooking... this band was as definitive a modern jazz ensemble as there ever was, and the immaculately chosen repertoire elevates this to one of the greatest live jazz session ever, and belongs on the shelf of all serious jazz listeners."
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Milt Jackson
Plenty, Plenty Soul

  (Item #: jacksplent_1812_4_8_03) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding vintage stereo pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, size and energy of this wonderful session from 1957, this is the way to go
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The first side of Plenty, Plenty Soul, which features a nine-piece group, is highlighted by the contributions of the exuberant altoist Cannonball Adderley, while the flip side has a sextet that is not hurt by the solos of tenor-saxophonist Lucky Thompson. With pianist Horace Silver helping out on both sessions, these all-star dates still sound fresh and enthusiastic decades later."
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John Coltrane
On A Misty Night

  (Item #: coltronami_1909_03) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This copy of Coltrane's superb compilation of two complete, rare mono dates boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it an all four sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, Tubey Magical and lively, with solid weight down low and lots of space around all the instruments, this copy is guaranteed to fill your listening room with truly brilliant jazz music
  • This copy excelled in the area of real analog richness, which is the one quality that makes the '50s sound like the '50s
  • 4 stars: "Coltrane incorporates a wider range of sound to a tremendous emotional effect.... [he] give[s] the performance a bit of a lift that may be part of the reason for its well-deserved placement in the rarefied strata of Coltrane's most revered works."
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Sonny Rollins
Rollins Plays For Bird

  (Item #: rolliplays_1901_08_03) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound throughout making this one of the better copies from our most recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The best reissue pressings from the '80s sound right to us, and surprisingly like vintage analog from back in the day - that's the sound we want from Sonny Rollins at his peak in 1957
  • It's beyond difficult to find good sound for the music of Charlie Parker, but this Sonny Rollins Hot Stamper LP gives you just that for some of Bird's most famous tunes, backed with excellent performances from the likes of Kenny Dorham and Max Roach
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Bruch - Scottish Fantasia / Mendelssohn - Violin Con. - Campoli

  (Item #: bruchscott_15015_1912_03) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • As good as the Mendelssohn is on side one - with Double Plus (A++) sound it would have to be excellent indeed - the crowning glory of this disc is the Scottish Fantasy on side two
  • It's some of the best sound we have ever heard for the work, right up there with our longtime favorite, the Heifetz on Living Stereo (LSC 2603)
  • One of the truly great 1959 All Tube Kenneth Wilkinson "Decca Tree" recordings in Kingsway Hall, captured faithfully in all its beauty on this very disc
  • Referring to the Mendelssohn, Gramophon noted: "[Campoli's] virtuosity in the finale are as self-evident as is the excellence of the accompaniment under Sir Adrian Boult. There are many felicitous touches and the distinguished soloist plays magnificently throughout."
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John Coltrane
The Stardust Session

  (Item #: coltrstard_1903_8_03) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy of this Coltrane double album - recorded in one day! - with all four sides rating Double Plus (A++) or close to it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Spacious, open, transparent, rich and sweet, it's a remarkable disc from the Golden Age of Jazz with the benefits brought about by lower-distortion, wider-bandwidth cutting equipment in the '70s
  • Superb sound quality courtesy of Rudy van Gelder's engineering (1958/1963) and the talented mastering of David Turner at Fantasy (1972)
  • 4 Stars: "...Coltrane is heard near the end of his 'sheets of sound' period, perfecting his distinctive style and taking colorful and aggressive solos."
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Thelonious Monk
Misterioso

  (Item #: monk_misterioso_1958_1905_8_03) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Monk's live 1958 release makes its Hot Stamper debut, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • Big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness - just the right sound for this masterful quartet
  • Recorded live at the Five Spot Cafe in New York City, the energy here is palpable - according to Orrin Keepnews, Monk "played more distinctly here than on his studio albums in response to the audience's enthusiasm during the performance"
  • 5 stars: "[The quartet's] overwhelming and instinctual capacities directly contribute to the powerful swingin' and cohesive sound they could continually reinvent."
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