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Funky Organ        (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
  September 7, 2007

Great party music! A compendium of various artists on the Hammond B-3 with accompaniment, this one rocks and has great sound too. Intimate and dynamic - lots of bass too. The other players get solos too so it avoids the monotony of too much of a good thing. I've three of Highnote's SACD series of ... more
Jazz for the wee small hours        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  September 7, 2007

One of the digs against audiophile records is that the craving for sonic purity leaves good music as a second priority. In other words, audiophile recordings are b-o-r-i-n-g. Not this one! This is one great sounding hybrid SACD that you can play at a party and have the place grooving in a nice ... more
Borodin: String Quartet No. 1, String Quintet - Kocian Quartet, Kanka          (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
  May 12, 2007

Borodin is my favorite composer of chamber works and this SACD is a natural combination of his heart-felt music and DSD's smooth and warm sound. Redbook CDs just can seem to get the violins in particular right - too much decimation shows up as grain and high pitch warble when the sound should be a ... more
Carmen Fantasie - Anne-Sophie Mutter        (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  April 6, 2007

The performances are great - wonderful content and an enlightened choice of program material. Ms. Mutter's playing is spirited and entertaining although she might embellish more than other violinists but that extra wiggle is a valid musical choice here. A musically most enjoyable album. However, I ... more
Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  April 6, 2007

This is a beautiful sounding SACD. The tones are clear and euphonic with nice pacing and timbre. However, the label says "Ambient" so be warned - this is beautiful background music and little more. I find it difficult to concentrate on as it does not seem to bear mental focus. The variations can be ... more

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