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Hello,

After Keith Jarrett remasters release of vinyl pearls in high resolution download and its extraordinary sound quality I thought that maybe we could try to persuade ECM Records to reissue some of the stunning albums they have, not only those initially released on vinyl, but also others which could potentially improves if Jan or other experienced mastering engineer put its hand on it driven by Manfred's approval.

 

My choices are:

1. Kenny Wheeler- The Widow In The Window and Deer Wan

2. Mick Goodrick; John Surman; Eddie Gomez; Jack DeJohnette - In Pas(s)ing

3. Peter Erskine - As It Is

4. Arild Andersen - If You Look Far Enough

5. John Abercrombie Quartet - Arcade

 

Some of them already sound good in redbook, but maybe the sound could be improved to even better level. What do you think, your suggestions?

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Krzysztof Maj

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In my opinion two albums that were sounded terrific on LPs and suffered from redbook transfer immensely were those from Art Ensemble of Chicago: Nice Guys and Full Force. One would never understand why Down Beat magazine selected Full Force as Jazz Album Of The Year if only will listen to CD. I would love to try hires here.

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In my opinion two albums that were sounded terrific on LPs and suffered from redbook transfer immensely were those from Art Ensemble of Chicago: Nice Guys and Full Force. One would never understand why Down Beat magazine selected Full Force as Jazz Album Of The Year if only will listen to CD. I would love to try hires here.

 

Very good point! Simce I am not from vinyl era, hard to me to compare, but if you guys know such things please post here.

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Krzysztof Maj

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Do we just select great ECM releases for hires candidacy, or focus on those, which suffered from redbook transfers being great at the same moment?

 

Jarret's redbooks were not so bad at all. Personal Mountains was ok.

 

Well, i was focusing on musical content first. But you have a good point.

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1. Kenny Wheeler- The Widow In The Window

3. Peter Erskine - As It Is

4. Arild Andersen - If You Look Far Enough

 

These are PCM recordings from 1990, 1995, 1988, so not likely candidates for a hi-rez reissue given the recording resolution.

 

I would rather see earlier albums from the analogue era (which went into the late 80's depending on the studio).

 

Too many to list, but some of my favourites would be John Surman, Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Enrico Rava, Tomasz Stańko, Pat Metheny, Eberhard Weber.

 

I have most of them on LPs, which sound better than the CD reissues, so I think there is some potential for sound improvement.

Claude

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My favorite ECM recording that is presently unavailable is Old and New Dreams. That version of Lonely Women is friggin' awesome.

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These are PCM recordings from 1990, 1995, 1988, so not likely candidates for a hi-rez reissue given the recording resolution.

 

I would rather see earlier albums from the analogue era (which went into the late 80's depending on the studio).

 

Too many to list, but some of my favourites would be John Surman, Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Enrico Rava, Tomasz Stańko, Pat Metheny, Eberhard Weber.

 

I have most of them on LPs, which sound better than the CD reissues, so I think there is some potential for sound improvement.

 

Some of your favorites mine too. Stanko's 'From the Green Hill' and Weber's 'Pendulum' amongst the best from ECM's stable.

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