Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Dry Jack was a jazz/fusion band of the late 70s and early 80s and had two records on the Inner City label. This is the second, featuring the classic lineup of Chuck Lamb (piano/Fender Rhodes/Mini-Moog/clavinet), brother Ri... more »
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Dry Jack was a jazz/fusion band of the late 70s and early 80s and had two records on the Inner City label. This is the second, featuring the classic lineup of Chuck Lamb (piano/Fender Rhodes/Mini-Moog/clavinet), brother Rich Lamb (electric bass), Rod Fleeman (electric guitar) and Jon Margolis (drums, percussion). The band played with and opened for the likes of jazz guitar legend Pat Metheny, The Dixie Dreggs, Gino Vinelli, Eddie Jefferson, Freddie Hubbard and McCoy Tyner. Enjoy this classic Inner City album, originally released in 1979.
I Waited a Long Time for This One - and was Hugely Disappoin
Georgia Guitarist | Marietta, GA United States | 10/25/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've owned the vinyl versions of this and Dry Jack's first album "Magical Elements" since they were first issued. Both albums contain some very, very nice jazz (yes, jazz-fusion), with "Whale City" being a worthy follow-up to Dry Jack's great debut album. I'm very pleased with the "Magical Elements" CD and greatly disappointed with this one. The music is still top-notch - 5 stars; I just can't listen to this CD. This is among the harshest sounding digital transfers I've ever heard. In a couple of spots, the audible tape hiss is so loud it's like an extra instrument. I know nothing about preparing digital masters, but it sounds as if this is the master that was next intended to go through a de-hissing step to eliminate the tape hiss and tone down the brittle and harsh trebles. Was the wrong file sent to mastering? I do not know, but I know that the sound on the original album does not have the same issues. I'm going to transfer my vinyl version to CDR using Cakewalk Pyro. What a disappointment."