I also purchased the demo disk and really like it. I am going to order more as well. Great recordings.
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I own about 15 of Mapleshade's recordings, including the reggae group (Midnite), several of the blues groups, the folk group led by singer Ben Andrews, and 8 or so jazz groups. As noted above, all are very well recorded and have good to excellent music. If there is any negative aspect to the Mapleshade recordings, it's the fact that most are miked VERY closely and have a pretty dry acoustic quality. Some folks really like this quality, others don't (my wife, for example, prefers a bit more distance and room acoustic, and thinks the Mapleshade recordings sound very one-dimensional). If your sound system has good resolution, however, you hear a lot of subtle details, such as where the drum kit is located and how it is miked, and how the miking is sometimes changed a bit as the recording sessions proceed. I think highly of Mapleshade's catalog, and hope they stay around a long time.
Mapleshade has a website, www.min.net/~cdmaple. I have several, but feel the labels that use the XRCD process are better recorded. Reference Recordings' label is nice if you like classical, but I feel that their treble range is wrong (it's in the mikes and spectral electronics upstream of the recording medium, because their vinyl has the same problem...string tone and brass just have too much "bite"...dynamics are terrific, though.) Perhaps some of you might consider getting into vinyl...
Mapleshade recordings are great. I prefer them over most of the XRCD recordings. They sound more natural, IMHO. The King/Bluiett Trio recording "Makin' Whoopie" is the best of the best. This tribute to the great Nat King Cole Trio is stunning. Track #5, "These Foolish Things" is worth the price of admission alone.