A remarkable period of Miles Davis and John Coltrane cooperation, the records are more than good, even russian perestroika copy album and the German 1980s reissue of Relaxin' sound good . Miles's muted trumpet sounds natural, I would also strees your attention on Red Garland's cool piano sound in Oleo and If I Were A Bell.
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The Goodman Orchestra at the height of its fame – dance melodies that do not claim to be sophisticated or refind. Vocals by Helen Foster, Peggy Lee and Martha Tilton.
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The great violinists of the early 20th century: melancholic Vasa Prihoda, refined Misha Elman, Jan Kubelik – the great phrasing master, the effortless-bow of Erika Morini and the pedantic style of Eugen Ysaye. Together with Kubelik sings unforgettable Nellie Melba.
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For every lover of violin music it is impossible to avoid this album, Brahms – Szigeti's concerto blossoms with unusual colors. Record is not immediately discloses its pros, but the violin sounds quite well from the very beginning. The first side has some cracks.
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Re-released in the late 1940s with losses and superficial noises, Columbia had a series of such reissues albums, such as Chopin Godovsky's Nockturne and Bach Szigeti's solo partitas – both frank spoilage. But even in this form it is clear that the interpretation of bush's concerts is one of the best, and maybe the best – impressive delicate brass, not breaking into a cry and not lost in chorus, precise rhythm and good overall impression. The orchestra plays as a single organism, conducting above all praise.
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The plates are quite worn out by the housewives of post-war America, but they bring the timbre and intonation of Sinatra like no other source. The atmosphere of those years is conveyed perfectly.
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A prefabricated set of records from the 1930s, the first record sounds clearer. The orchestra is written so-so, the violin is amazing. Guberman is considered not only a virtuoso, but also a great interpreter.
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The 1947 Columbia Hot Jazz Classic is a re-release of records from the 1930s and 1940s. The records are quite worn out, the quality is so-so – it is the tape re-recording with all the ensuing losses. Musically, Billy’s tandem with Wilson is great, never later was she so lucky with her partner.
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From the 3-lp set only the first (1968) and the third (1972) records have been found, from each one I took three most successfully recorded tracks. The result was an example of how the thoughtless replacement of recording equipment with a more modern one leads to the degradation
of sound, in this case – the loss of natural timbres of the piano on the record of 1972 (tracks 4, 5, 6). In general, the sound of the entire second book of the WTC makes worse impression than the first (1965)
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On tour in the USSR Gould was recorded several times, including a live performance of the Three-Voice Inventions (1960) and a partita #2 (1962) with a well good LO-FI sound. Inventions convey the magic of the piano Gould better than studio recordings, we can only guess how great it sounded live. Rondo and sarabande from the second partita recorded somewhat tougher, there are noticeable detonations in the saraband. At the end of the list there are two finest Columbia 1964 studio recordings of inventions. The magic there is noticeably less.
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