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Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come

  (Item #: davissomed_1805) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A KILLER copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • This one is dong it all right with massive amounts of presence and energy, excellent bass and a lovely rich breathy quality that you just won't find on an average copy
  • As quiet as we can find them -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • One of our very favorite Miles albums for music and sound. 4 Stars in AMG
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1805) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first, making this a truly killer copy!
  • Tons of ambience and Tubey Magic - this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • This copy gives Davis's horn breath and bite, revealing the sound of the real instrument as only the best pressings can
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made"
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White Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Quiet Nights

  (Item #: davisquiet_1804) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A Shootout Winning copy of this Miles Davis-Gil Evans classic and one of only a handful to hit the site in years
  • Side one earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++), side two was close behind at Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++)
  • For such introspective, dynamic music, this is about as quiet as they can be found - Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • Fred Plaut engineered the sessions, and on this amazing early pressing the sound is rich, warm, smooth and clear
  • In the Saturday Review, Quiet Nights received praise for Davis' "wonderfully songful trumpet in a Latin-American vein", set against "piercingly lustrous curtains of tone and discreet Caribbean rhythms."
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Super Hot Stamper

Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um

  (Item #: minguahum_1805) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Another amazing 30th Street Studio recording by the legendary Fred Plaut - if you like Kind of Blue, here's another album with that sound (same year, same studio, same engineer)
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 stars: "Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist's talents and probably the best reference point for beginners... Mingus' compositions and arrangements were always extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood, and that approach reaches an ultra-tight zenith on Mingus Ah Um"
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Super Hot Stamper

Dave Brubeck
Time Out

  (Item #: brubetimeo_1804_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An exceptional pressing - Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side one, an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two, big and open, with note-like bass and huge amounts of studio space
  • Original Six Eye stereo LPs in playable condition are getting tough to find nowadays - even this one has issues
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, an audiophile favorite and a great example of what's phenomenally good about 1959 All Tube Analog recordings
  • "Dave Brubeck's defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time."
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Super Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1804) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An outstanding pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, guaranteed to handily beat any copy you've ever heard
  • KOB is the purest embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Clarity and transparency, correct tonality, and in-the-room immediacy are a few of the many qualities to be found on this copy - quiet vinyl too
  • "Kind of Blue 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

Miles Davis
Sorcerer

  (Item #: davissorce_1803_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent sounding early pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout -
  • Sorcerer demonstrates the big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Dead quiet for a Columbia 360 label pressing - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, they don't play any quieter
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Sorcerer, the third album by the second Miles Davis Quintet, is in a sense a transitional album, a quiet, subdued affair that rarely blows hot, choosing to explore cerebral tonal colorings."
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Super Hot Stamper

Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Further Out

  (Item #: brubetimef_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning! With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one mated to a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy has the magic of 1961 in its grooves
  • Both of these original 6 Eye stereo sides are incredibly tubey - rich, full-bodied and warm - yet clear, lively and dynamic
  • This copy clearly demonstrates the big-as-life Fred Plaut Columbia Sound at its best (better even than Time Out in our opinion)
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide and a True Jazz Classic with Demo Disc sound - Unsquare Dance is crazy good here
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Super Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Nefertiti

  (Item #: davisnefer_1804x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding copy of Nefertiti - this marks Miles' final acoustic album as a performer - earned solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • This 360 Columbia LP has the right sound for this music - rich, clear and lively with notably natural and realistic bite to Miles' horn
  • Fred Plaut delivers yet another big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio recording
  • 5 Stars: "What's impressive, like on all of this quintet's sessions, is the interplay, how the musicians follow an unpredictable path as a unit, turning in music that is always searching, always provocative, and never boring."
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Super Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Quiet Nights

  (Item #: davisquiet_1803) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Miles Davis-Gil Evans classic
  • This copy plays about as quiet as we can find these early pressings, Mint Minus Minus througout
  • Fred Plaut engineered the sessions, and on this amazing early pressing they sound rich, warm, smooth and clear
  • In the Saturday Review, Quiet Nights received praise for Davis' "wonderfully songful trumpet in a Latin-American vein", set against "piercingly lustrous curtains of tone and discreet Caribbean rhythms."
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Super Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1803_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb Miles Davis pressing boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound and relatively quiet vinyl on both sides
  • This copy gives Davis's horn breath and bite, revealing the sound of the real instrument as only the best pressings can
  • Balanced, clear and undistorted, this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • 5 stars: "Sketches of Spain is the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. To listen to it in the 21st century is still a spine-tingling experience..."
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Super Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come

  (Item #: davissomed_1801_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Miles Davis classic with Double Plus grades (A++) for sound on both sides
  • This stereo pressing is Tubey Magical, full-bodied and high-rez, not to mention uncannily present
  • Another engineering triumph for Fred Plaut at Columbia's legendary 30th Street Studios - the man is a genius
  • Musically this is one of our very favorite Classic Jazz albums - the sound is Demo Disc Quality on the better copies
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Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Seven Steps to Heaven

  (Item #: davisseven_1801) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Must Own Miles Davis album from 1963 has Hot Stamper sound from beginning to end, on quiet vinyl to boot
  • Jazz LPs on Columbia from the '60s are some of the best sounding albums ever made - this is a perfect example of what is right with their approach to recording this music
  • Listen to the masterful piano stylings of both Victor Feldman and Herbie Hancock, as they share duties here
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Some of his most introspective, romantic ballad playing"
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Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1803) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Miles Davis pressing offers very good Hot Stamper sound from first note to last
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars: "Sketches of Spain is the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. To listen to it in the 21st century is still a spine-tingling experience..."
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Hot Stamper

Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Further Out

  (Item #: brubetimef_1801_2) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy - a favorite of ours from Brubeck's legendary quartet
  • More varied and, in our opinion, even more musically interesting than Time Out
  • This recording demonstrates the big-as-life Fred Plaut Columbia Sound at its best
  • "Brubeck treats the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth tunes in corresponding meters, to particular effect on the 7/4 hoedown of "Unsquare Dance," the 8/8 barrelhouse changes of "Bru's Boogie Woogie" and the engaging dissonances of his 9/8 mood piece "Blue Shadows in the Street.""
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Barbra Streisand - The Barbra Streisand Album

Our Mono Shootout Winner from 2010

  (Item #: streibarbr_2010) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This MONO Columbia 2-Eye pressing has wonderful sound. We recently did a shootout for this album and were thrilled at how natural and immediate the sound on the best copies can be. Good Ol' Babs (actually, a very young Babs here) sounds LOVELY on this pressing -- her voice is rich, breathy and textured with stellar presence. The orchestra backing her sounds wonderful and there's plenty of bass to set a nice foundation for the music.

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Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

Our Shootout Winner from 2008

  (Item #: minguahum_2008) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

This Columbia Six Eye pressing is THE BEST COPY OF THIS ALBUM WE’VE EVER HEARD! We were lucky enough to acquire a few clean copies over the last few months, and this was the best sounding of them all. It’s got that tubey magical late-’50s jazz sound: the brass is incredibly full-bodied, the bottom end has real weight, and the overall sound is amazingly rich and warm. Clean early pressings of this album go for big bucks in stores and on eBay these days with no guarantee whatsover of good sound. This one isn’t cheap either but at least you know that it’s going to sound wonderful.

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Dave Brubeck - Countdown - Time In Outer Space

Our Shootout Winner from 2016

  (Item #: brubecount_2016) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

Clean and Clear, Yet Rich and Sweet. This copy managed to find the perfect balance of these attributes. You want that rare copy that keeps what is good about a Tubey Magical analog recording from The Golden Age of Jazz while managing to avoid the pitfalls so common to them: smear, lack of top end extension, opacity and blubber. To be sure, the fault is not with the recording (I guess; again, not having heard the master tape) but with the typically mediocre pressing.

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Dave Brubeck - Time Changes

Our Shootout Winner from 2010

  (Item #: brubetimec_2010) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

Side one is solid and warm. Note that the sax and piano are lively and present on track three, one of the better sounding tracks and one we used to test with in our shootout.

On side two of many copies the orchestra sounded dry, and sometimes aggressive when loud, but on this copy the sound stayed smooth and full. Note how breathy Desmond's sax is.

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Dave Brubeck - Time Further Out

Our Stereo Shootout Winner from 2011

  (Item #: brubetimef_2011) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

This Columbia Original Six-Eye Label Stereo pressing is the new ALL TIME CHAMPION for this album, with two INCREDIBLE A+++ sides and surprisingly quiet vinyl for a record this old! We just finished a big shootout for Time Further Out and this copy was the best BY FAR. It gives you big drums, incredible spaciousness, tight bass, extended highs and wonderful clarity. I don't think you could find a better sounding copy no matter what you did!

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Dave Brubeck - Time Out

Classic Records Debunked

  (Item #: brubetimeo_debunk) 



Sonic Grade: D

When we did a shootout for this record way back in October of 2007 we took the opportunity to play the Classic Records 200 gram pressing. Maybe we got a bad one, who knows, but that record did not sound remotely as good as the real thing (6 eye or 360, both can be quite good). The piano sounded thin and hard, which was quite unexpected given the fact that we used to consider the Classic LP one of their few winners and actually recommended it.

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Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Further Out's Engineering

When Less Is More

  (Item #: brubetimef_engineering) 



FRED PLAUT is one of our favorite recording and mixing engineers. His work on Time Further Out speaks for itself -- we think it's the best sounding Brubeck recording of them all.

We could find no information about the venue for this recording. It might be the Columbia Studios known as "The Church" -- that would explain the amazing sound quality of the album -- but it may just be Plaut's engineering prowess in another location that makes this some of the best sound to be found on any Brubeck record.

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Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Further Out

Our Mono Shootout Winner from 2010

  (Item #: brubetimef_2010) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame for this amazing MONO LP.

This Columbia Six-Eye pressing is THE BEST SOUNDING MONO COPY OF THIS ALBUM WE'VE EVER HEARD! The better Mono pressings of this album give you extra immediacy, more solidity to the drums, and energy like you wouldn't believe. That makes the drum solo on side two sound OUT OF THIS WORLD. Most copies are congested and veiled, but not this one! The sound is spacious and transparent with wonderful presence. You will not believe how lively it is!

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Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Further Out

What to Listen For

  (Item #: brubetimef_wtlf) 



The best copies such as this one demonstrate the big-as-life Fred Plaut Columbia Sound at its best (better than even Time Out in our opinion). These vintage recordings are full-bodied, spacious, three-dimensional, rich, sweet and warm in the best tradition of an All Tube Analog recording. If you want to hear big drums in a big room these Brubeck recordings will show you that sound better than practically any record we know of. The Engineering tab below has much more on that subject.
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Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

Our Shootout Winner from 2011

  (Item #: brubetimeo_2011) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

STUNNING A+++ SOUND AND QUIET VINYL ON BOTH SIDES! Breathtakingly spacious and transparent, this copy has the big three-dimensional soundstage that makes this record such a joy to listen to. The piano has weight and heft, the drums are big and dynamic, and everything is relaxed and sweet -- in short, this copy does everything we want it to.

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Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

Our Shootout Winner from 2014

  (Item #: brubetimeo_2014) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

This time around no other copy of Time Out could touch our good Six Eye Stereo pressings -- they were in a league of their own.

If you've been with us for a long time you may remember that this was not always the case. We used to really like some 360s as I recall, as well as the original mono pressing. This time around, not so much.

This time around most everythings's different. Allow us to explain.

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Fred Plaut

One of Our Favorite Engineers

  (Item #: allfred_plaut) 



FRED PLAUT is one of our favorite recording and mixing engineers. Click on the link to find our in-stock Fred Plaut engineered or produced albums, along with plenty of our famous commentaries.

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Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story

Our Shootout Winner from 2015

  (Item #: bernswests_2015) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Orchestral Music Hall of Fame.

SUPERB sound can be found on these two Columbia stereo pressings of the Broadway Cast recording. This is a huge, spacious, natural, exciting All-Tube Golden Age recording that impressed us no end here at Better Records.

We heard an amazing sounding copy many years ago, and the only reason we haven't done the shootout since then is that we just couldn't find enough clean copies with which to do it. To be clear, we're not talking quiet vinyl, we're talking about not beat-to-death, not all-scractched-up vinyl. People loved this music and they played the hell out of it.

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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Our A++++ Shootout Winner from 2013

  (Item #: daviskindo_2013) 



This Shootout Champion and Hall Of Fame pressing has TWO AMAZING SIDES. Side one was so mindblowingly good that we awarded it our extra-special Four Plus (A++++) rating, and side two was almost as good, earning our standard top grade of A+++! This is one of the very best copies we've ever heard, and we have literally played more than a HUNDRED copies of this album over just the last five years.
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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Our First KOB Hot Stamper - June 2005

  (Item #: daviskindo_2005) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

This Columbia Red Label LP has DEMO DISC QUALITY SOUND!

Call me crazy, but I DON’T THINK YOU CAN CUT A BETTER SOUNDING KIND OF BLUE THAN THIS ONE!

I’m fully aware of how outrageous a statement that is, considering the fact that this is a '70s Red Label reissue. But I've long known of amazing sounding Kind Of Blue reissues.

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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

White Hot on the '70s Red Label? Can You Really Be Serious?

  (Item #: daviskindo_wtlf) 



When it comes to Miles Davis' jazz classic Kind of Blue, the 6-eye originals are of course the best sounding, right?

Nope. It’s just another Record Myth. Based on scores of pressings it has been our experience that the best sound for this album is found on standard domestic Red Label pressings from the '70s. I'm fully aware of how outrageous a statement that may seem to those who believe that original pressings are always superior, but we've long known of top of the heap, can't be beat Kind Of Blue reissues, going on more than twenty years now.

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Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine

Our Shootout Winner from 2016

  (Item #: davismyfun_2016) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

1965 Live Analog at its best. Present and lively with solid, full-bodied tonality, thanks to the engineering of the legendary Fred Plaut. A wonderful live performance, showcasing the more lyrical side of Miles.

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Miles Davis - Nefertiti

Our Shootout Winner from 2013

  (Item #: davisnefer_2013) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

This Columbia 360 Label pressing has excellent sound on both sides and unusually quiet vinyl throughout. The music is wonderful too -- Miles and his late '60s quintet featuring Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams are all in top form here, slowly working their way towards the electric fusion sounds that would be coming shortly. Many copies lack the kind of transparency and clarity you need to make sense of what each player is doing, but this Super Hot pressing gives you those qualities on both sides.

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Miles Davis - Quiet Nights

Our Shootout Winner from 2016

  (Item #: davisquiet_2016) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

A Miles Davis - Gil Evans classic, and only the second to hit the site in five years. Fred Plaut engineered the sessions, which here sound rich, warm, and smooth, with excellent presence. Gil Evans conducts the orchestra, adding a lovely feel reminiscent of Sketches Of Spain.

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Miles Davis - Seven Steps to Heaven

Our Shootout Winner from 2006

  (Item #: davisseven_2006) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

This Original Miles Davis record has DEMO DISC QUALITY SOUND! I have never heard Miles Davis’ trumpet sound more real. The sound is as good as it gets. Columbia jazz records from this period are some of the best sounding jazz records ever made, and this is a perfect example of what is right with their recordings. The sound is rich, full, sweet, tonally right on the money, and lively as can be.

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Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

Our Shootout Winner in 2016

  (Item #: davissketc_2016) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

The first White Hot copy to hit the site in nearly EIGHT years! Both sides were stunning, knocking us out and earning our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade.

When you get a Hot Stamper like this one the sound is truly MAGICAL. (AMG has that dead right in their review.) Tons of ambience, tubey magic all over the place; let's face it, this is one of those famous Columbia recordings that shows just how good the Columbia engineers were back then. The sound is lively but never strained. Davis's horn has breath and bite just like the real thing. What more can you ask for?

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Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

Mono Shootout Winner in 2008

  (Item #: davissketc_2008) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

This Mono Six Eye Columbia original pressing is the WINNER and [not-at-all] CURRENT CHAMPION of our Sketches of Spain shootouts. This record always sounded so thin and aggressive, with Miles’ horn always somewhat pinched and sour, but now it sounds wonderful. Who knew this record could sound so good?

Harry Pearson put this record on his TAS List of Super Discs.

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Miles Davis - Someday My Prince Will Come

Our Outstanding Reissue from 2014

  (Item #: davissomed_2014) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

The first Hot copy of this classic to hit the site in over five years! Side one rates A++ to A+++ -- super open and transparent with amazing immediacy.

This Red Label reissue DESTROYED the similar copies we played it against, and was also surprisingly competitive with our Super Hot (and Super Noisy) Six Eye ref copy. Most of these later pressings have superior clarity (compared to the earlier ones) but lack nearly all of the tubey magic. This one’s amazingly clean and clear, but still delivers on the tubey qualities -- it’s richer, warmer, and sweeter than any other Red Label pressing we played.

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Miles Davis - Sorcerer

Our Shootout Winner from 2010

  (Item #: davissorce_2010) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

STUNNING, TOP QUALITY SOUND on this A+++ side two! We played a bunch of these recently and didn't hear any other side twos quite like this one! It's got more energy, more presence, and more body than we heard anywhere else. Drop the needle anywhere and listen to how open, transparent and spacious it is. The soundfield is HUGE -- bigger, wider, and deeper than on any other copy we played. Everything sounds natural, balanced and correct. The bass has texture, the piano has weight, the brass has the right amount of bite and so on.

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