Get Great Jazz While You Can
Kevin J. Roberts | 10/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The rant in the previous review was off the mark. 1)This is great music; and 2)the major corporate labels have never been known to do a decent job with reissues, nor have they generally given the artists even a fraction of what they should get. Thanks to the European labels that keep great music available in hard/real copies that you can own. The major corporate labels are cutting the great recordings out, wanting you to download poor copies that have limited life...and have zero after purchase value. In just a few years, the European labels will be all there is...hope they survive!!"
bukhtan | Chicago, Illinois, USA | 07/11/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"These are burn-overs from Columbia (Sony), RCA (BMG) and Chronogical Jazz Classics issues, by a parasitic piracy outfit operating in various parts of Iberia, with no fixed address because they have to stay on the lam. Beware.
It is to be hoped that Sony-BMG will soon replace their over-noise-reduced issues of these great sides with modern remasterings. They are far less likely to do so while thieves like this undercut their sales. We live in a capitalist, not a free-for-all polity. Duke would never have made these records, rather would have gone back into sign-painting or selling insurance if people like this had been allowed to rip in the Thirties and Forties."