High quality recordings any genre


I like all kinds of music, so give me some suggestions on some high quality recordings you listen too. I find a lot of music is poorly recorded. When you get a high quality recording listening is so much more pleasurable.

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@larsman - thanks for the suggestion. I spent the evening going through my Miles Davis collection, playing several LPs including the one I mentioned. I’m not enamored of that one LP as much as I was in the past. While the song “All Blues” is still a long-time favorite (going back to a party I went to in high school around 1975), most of the rest of it, despite stellar performances by Coltrane, Adderly, Evans, et al., I really wouldn’t want to blow nearly $200 for a single LP.

I think I’ll just buy 6 or more LPs from other artists, maybe fill a hole or two in my Miles collection and wait a bit longer.

I think its always tough in these " whats a great sounding record" hreads as it hard to tell with a poster if its the music that makes it a great album or whom mixed (or mastered it).  I tend to follow the mix engineer, as these are the folks most closely deciding what the album sounds like.  Engineers often work with the same mastering engineer over and over. Mastering is not remixing it so its not massive changes at the mastering level.. 

So follow the great engineers and that's a good palce to start.  Al Schmidt- now passed- was a great engineer.   Ed Cherney, Elliot Scheiner, Bill Schnee. to name only a few,  Follow engineers and you are more likely to find a good sounding record.

Brad