I have them both, and will check this evening. My Lithium levels are a little high, so right now I'm hearing "Page One" playing in my head. Hmmmmmmm, channel balance is a little off - nothing new there!
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No really, it's a great set with (I'm sure you know) Joe Henderson (his "Page One" is another jazz must-own), McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums. You can tell that they're just lovin' playing together again. Very well recorded (albeit at a slightly lower level), and sounds even better on LP despite being from (presumably) a digital master and about half the length of the CD. -John
My reviewed is skewed in that I'v been a McCoy Tyner fan since the Coltrane days. This is, to me , kind of version 2 of "The Real McCoy", one of my favorite jazz recordings of all time. Joe Henderson is spectacular on both, makes me ALMOST not miss Trane's horn.The piano playing, it goes without saying, is impeccable, and name a better rythm section and I'll buy you a beer. It is recorded at a lower level than the LP, and is only about half the length. To me, the SACD is classic Cheskey sound, not as good as the LP, but a great SACD, sonics and particularly music. FWIW, Tony Overwaters "OP", on Turtle records, is another SACD keeper in my book. And as long as I'm on the box, The Erik Truffaz Quartet " The Mask" (Blue Note redbook), is easily one of the sonically best CD's I've ever heard( although it was recorded out of phase, so if you have a phase switch it sounds better OOP). Jazz trumpet, hard to classify, but a feeble attempt would be Mark Isham meets Bitches Brew.