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"Lithium": I am baffled by the amazon.com reviewer's suggestion to "just skip" the Lithium cover, with no further explanation. That's poor journalism in an "official" review--why doesn't he like it? Why not lay out his argument and then let the listener decide for themselves? On first listen, it's my favorite track on the album. They mess with the rhythm, introducing a pause or hiccup, which sounds to me like an extension or exaggeration of the original drum part, and it gives the song extra force. And Lewis really belts the ending.
The mastering: it sounds fine to me. In fact, this and "Prog" sound *less* processed than their earlier, Tchad Blake-produced albums (Fred Kaplan noted this in his stereophile.com review). Perhaps if you're the type who's listening in their special hyperbaric listening chamber with the $10,000 speakers connected by solid gold cables to the amp and turnable floating in an isolation chamber...but then I don't know what to tell you. I noticed that the reviews complaining about the sound were posted before the US release date--was their something odd or different with the international version?
The engineering/decision to self-produce: it was mixed by Tchad Blake, the guy who produced and recorded their first few albums. It was recorded by Brent Sigmeth--google him to see what else he's done. These are rock/pop engineers, not strictly "jazz" ones, but it doesn't seem (or sound) at all out of line with their previous releases.
The singing: Wendy Lewis does not sound like most singers, especially over-the-top "I AM HERE TO ROCK" vocalists.Read more ›
The mastering on this record is terrible. You remember the hullabaloo over the sound quality of the Metallica album Death Magnetic? Well this is the jazz counterpart. And if you haven't heard about the loudness war thing, go to Wikipedia and look up 'loudness war', or google 'pleasurize music' .
I really have no idea why a jazz trio would want to have poor sound quality on a record, unless they think loud=more sales. Where is the proof that loud mastering (especially in the Jazz world) = more sales? Here is a record where the piano sounds horrible, the bass is muddied, and the drums lack any punch. It sounds really really bad on my stereo. The brickwall limiting at 0 db and the occasional clipping makes this record, for me, unlistenable. I am sorry but I won't be buying anymore bad plus records unless I am sure it has been mastered properly. And because reviews rarely mention that, it means I will probably not be buying anymore.
I hope that this doesn't signal a general trend in Jazz records. I think it is a mistake because jazz fans care about sound quality and are generally older with better equipment then the average Brittney/Metallica fan so loud records will not be something they will enjoy.
I am also disappointed that the band decided to damage the music because it shows disrespect for their fans and disrespect for their music.
The music itself is quality Bad Plus, using the same formula as before except they added a singer.Read more ›
She has a great range of idioms that she travels, a dry delivery, capable of detached and very
controlled conversational singing, and moments of abandoned, revealing expression. The program
on the CD is very varied, Stravinsky, Pink Floyd, Babbit, Flaming Lips....The band sounds great on
this Tchad Blake recording. His aesthetic works well at integrating the singer into the Bad Plus mix.
It's a different kind of mix. A little rock and roll gauze. And their version of "Comfortably Numb"
to my ears is preferable to Pink Floyd's, which I love. And Lewis' reading of Cobain's "Lithium" seems
right on target to me. Complex. Emotional. Disturbing. Musical. Next time around I would like to hear
her improvise melodically, with no words. But maybe that's not one of her things. Besides that, full speed
ahead. These are the vistas.
This is an amazing album. Creative arrangements that respect the originals while contributing something new. Gotta give props to a band that can cover such a wide array of sources, from Ligeti to the Bee Gees, Nirvana, Heart, Wilco, Flaming Lips, Stravinsky - what can't they do? The Pink Floyd cover is perhaps the best thing here. I dare say I prefer it to the original.
If you like progressive jazz trios, have eclectic musical tastes, and enjoy the bands being covered here, then just buy it already!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Bad Plus' diversion into vocals makes a great album -- easily the most accessible Bad Plus release ever. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Ken F
This jazz group with covers and originals takes "minor" to a new level. Comfortably Numb, by Pink Floyd is my fave. Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by Mark Morris, LCSW
Pretty much my tittle summerizes my thoughts. This album never fails to blow my mind + the singers voice is beautiful! Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by Louis N. Pappas
Jazz challenges, this album does that. These aren't your karaoke covers. Here you have a very talented group of jazz musicians improvising, creating and at times just jamming... Read morePublished on March 5, 2010 by Sank
I discovered The Bad Plus through their CD "These are the Vistas". It was very innovative and thought-provoking for fusion jazz. Read morePublished on June 26, 2009 by Diana Vang
This vinyl sounds so good! It's as if The Bad Plus were performing in my living room! WOW!Published on May 31, 2009 by T. Ostroushko
can't stand the whinney art-bar vocals. I hate it when a great group fells the need to add vocals. I do hear the great music behind the vocals. Read morePublished on May 24, 2009 by trainman
This is a marvelous album/CD. I've listened to these guys lots; they are a cut above the usual and get points for being inventive. Read morePublished on May 4, 2009 by Curious Skeptic