I can't figure the qaulity of the RVG CD re-issues, some of them like the kenny burrel you mentioed above sound great. Others seem to be extremly harsh and bright. I borrowed a copy of Dexter Gordons "GO"...very bright, remasterd in 1998, i think 24 bit if my memory serves me correctly. Wayne shorters "speak no evil" has me diving for the tone controls. I own a lot of the RVG series and i could go on and on and mention various differant titles by name, some sound ok other do not. I'm not a sound engineer but having read a number of books and aticles about blue note it was said that the attention to detail, including rehearsal time, studio preperation etc was second to none and much was better than that of other jazz labels at the time. many of the RVG recordings were made in the same studio....so why the differance in presentation and sound qaulity? to my ears the verve/fantasy/prestige re-issues sound better. Having said that I still love the music.