Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Good quality re-issue of scarce jazz sides
Robert English | Independence, OR USA | 11/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD collection (both volumes) is a must-have for the serious student of pre-swing Jazz. If you have a fondness for the early works of Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, or JellyRoll Morton (who has one side featured on this collection, by the way), I would heartily recommend you check these CDs out.Since the metal stampers for these sides have long since been discarded by the companies that recorded them, the only source left is commercially issued 78s in varying condition. Old Yazoo has done a great job of finding clean copies and digitizing them properly. Surface noise varies from song to song, but each one is a classic in its own right.If you've been hunting through piles of 78s for the last four or five decades, you might have some of these. But all of them? And in this good a condition? Probably not. Consider these CDs an "instant 78RPM collection" of the finest calibre."
Addictive Little Known Classics
Jim Lorenz | Fallbrook, CA USA | 10/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! I thought I knew Jazz, but I was wrong. This CD is a great addition to any music library. The sheer inventivness of all of these individuals is astounding. My daughter thinks I'm addicted, but I've only played it 20 or 30 times on my laptop juke box, but I take the CD along in the car so my grandkids get some understanding of diversity around a common art form.
Of course musical taste is quite personal, but if one wants to get a better understanding of Jazz recorded on the spot, at the moment, this CD is a must IMHO."