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4.0 out of 5 stars The music is fine even though the sound quality is not the best., September 13, 2011
This review is from: Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues (Audio CD)
The pairing of music legends like Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsallis should be enough of an appeal to people to listen to this disc. I have to agree that the sound quality is not that best on this disc on some tracks. I could barely make out the sound on the track "Joe Turner's Blues". The postive aspect is that I still enjoyed most of this music. My favorite track is "Ice Cream". Wynton's trumpet playing is superb. I also like Victor Goines playing on the clarinet. "The Last Time" is a delightful tune with a playful tone. The horns playing on this track makes it special. Eric's vocals are really indistinct on "Layla". I could barely hear him, but I could clearly hear the trumpet and electric guitar playing on this track. "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" is a gospel song I would hear in church. The church version I usually hear puts me to sleep. The blues version featured on this disc is a cool satisfying listen. "Kidman's Blues is that rare upbeat blues song. What I like about this song would have to be the lively piano playing by Dan Nimmer. "Joilet Bound" is a song that I can see myself listening to while driving on the road. "Careless Love"is a track that I have heard from female singers. This version has a more reflective tone. I like Clapton's vocals here. The music is fine, even though the sound quality on some tracks is not always crisp on this disc.
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Initial post: Sep 15, 2011 11:39:53 AM PDT
M. Smith says:
Not sure what you're listening on, but the recording is pretty spectacular. It's dynamic, clean and well mixed... unlike most of the over-compressed junk being peddled as music today.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2011 12:03:59 PM PDT
M. Sakoda says:
Here here.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2011 11:36:12 AM PDT
Dr. G. says:
good point

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 12:36:04 AM PDT
Probably some people have gotten too used to compression and it may be the norm in some circles (mp3). They think that is normal (music). I hate compression.

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 6:41:59 PM PST
A. J. Bajdek says:
I agree with M. Smith. Either you got a bad recording, or you have poor equipment. I have been listening to this in my car, cranked, and it does not get any better than this. A very fine recording, well produced. Only the best from Clapton as he surrounds himself with world class musicians and production staff. I downloaded from I-tunes and have made several copies onto CD and they are all perfect.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 7:27:26 AM PST
Bob C. says:
Agree with you on Eric's vocals...probably the best I've heard him sing. Maybe because he didn't have to sing over heavily amplified electric instruments. I thouhgt I was going to "appreciate" this set more than like it, but I'm lking it a lot.
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