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Thread: Callaway, Ann Hampton - BLUES IN THE NIGHT [SACD]

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    Default Callaway, Ann Hampton - BLUES IN THE NIGHT [SACD]

    Blues In The Night - Ann Hampton Callaway (Telarc SACD-63641)

    A mix of ensemble and big band songs recorded direct to DSD. Another new SACD release from Telarc !

    Please post your thoughts and comments! :thumbsdow

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    Default Re: Callaway, Ann Hampton - BLUES IN THE NIGHT [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban View Post
    Blues In The Night - Ann Hampton Callaway (Telarc SACD-63641)

    A mix of ensemble and big band songs recorded direct to DSD. Another new SACD release from Telarc !

    Please post your thoughts and comments! :thumbsdow
    This one's a lot of fun. Yet another Big Band Surround Sound SACD this season, recorded Direct to DSD as were the ones by the Count Basie Orchestra on Sony's Eighty-Eight's Jazz Label in Japan and the recent Sinatra Trubute Album by John Pizzarelli with the Clayton-Hamilton Big Jazz Band.

    Track 1 starts the album out with a bang - watch the volume control there!

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    Default Re: Callaway, Ann Hampton - BLUES IN THE NIGHT [SACD]

    This jazz-cabaret singer draws heavily from the great American songbook, and this album contains several of them as well as original numbers. She's very talented, and there is a lot of range amongst these performances -- some laid back, and some that she really digs into.

    This one may be a little too far outside my musical interests -- it's not bad and there are moments that I enjoy, but I just can't seem to get into it. I don't find the surround mix very engaging either, though there are certainly discrete elements in the rears (often horns). One standout track is the title tune, "Blues in the Night" -- very powerful stuff.

    Still, on the whole it doesn't really grab me. A 7.

    Mark Z

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    Default Re: Callaway, Ann Hampton - BLUES IN THE NIGHT [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by callmez View Post
    This jazz-cabaret singer draws heavily from the great American songbook, and this album contains several of them as well as original numbers. She's very talented, and there is a lot of range amongst these performances -- some laid back, and some that she really digs into.

    This one may be a little too far outside my musical interests -- it's not bad and there are moments that I enjoy, but I just can't seem to get into it. I don't find the surround mix very engaging either, though there are certainly discrete elements in the rears (often horns). One standout track is the title tune, "Blues in the Night" -- very powerful stuff.

    Still, on the whole it doesn't really grab me. A 7.

    Mark Z
    I like a few more tracks on this than the one you mention. And I do like the dynamics on the big band style numbers. Recommended for 5.1 SACD Surround fans from me !

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    Default Re: Callaway, Ann Hampton - BLUES IN THE NIGHT [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    I like a few more tracks on this than the one you mention. And I do like the dynamics on the big band style numbers. Recommended for 5.1 SACD Surround fans from me !
    No objection there, it just doesn't grab me musically. Anyone who likes this sort of thing and hasn't yet checked out this particular disc might want to do so -- some reasonably priced copies still out there.

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