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Berkeley, Lennox and Michael - Hickox        (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
  Review by raffells February 10, 2005

agree totally with the previous review....(which was from the Amazon site and has now dissappeared) This SACD (review of stereo only )recording is not as nice as the R Vaughan Williams items issued by Chandos. Who It would appear they have stopped issuing new sacds at the moment.?. .Partly the music ... more
Mighty Sam McClain: Soul Survivor        (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  Review by Dan Popp February 9, 2005

Now that's what I'm talking about. Here's a disc that deserves all the stars given by previous reviewers. Smokey soul, blues, R&B...with heavy 'gospel' influences throughout. Mighty Sam and Co. deliver. Despite the DSD logo, "All tracks were recorded @ 30 ips direct to two track tape." Wow. Not ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 - Böhm        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by Arthur February 9, 2005

A great performance. Böhm undestands the importance of space, so while this performance is not necessarily slow, it feels like it unfolds totally naturally. The recorded sound is good, but not spectacular.
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15, Symphony No. 36 - Bernstein        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by Arthur February 9, 2005

I had always thought this was Leonard Bernstein's finest record (if there is such a thing), so I was thrlled to see it was chosen for SACD reissue in Japan. The performance was as fine as I remembered, but I wasn't prepared for how great the sound would be. Decca was famous for their over=miked, ... more
Art Pepper: Modern Jazz Classics        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  Review by sgb February 8, 2005

Noted jazz musicologist, Mark Gardner, rightly places Art Pepper atop a distinguished list of improvisers commonly associated with the west coast jazz movement. Pepper's astonishing brushes with danger in both his life and his music have been the subject of many a discussion dealing with the genesis ... more

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