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35 Albums on 20 CDs / The Best Value Jazz Box issued this year (2013)
on 4 November 2013
A superb collection of 35 (mainly) original 10" albums plus a few 7" EPs, all originally released on either the Swing or Vogue label, and now available again thanks to this wonderful Sony Legacy/Vogue Box.
The original artwork is attractive, and all 20 CDs have very sturdy cardboard sleeves. The actual design (and size) of the box itself is also very cool. There is also an informative and colourful booklet included.
The music is vintage quality Jazz, presented in fine style and at a very competitive price.
I have heard all the CDs (mostly all Mono) a few times now and they have been well mastered, sounding even better than I could have expected, especially considering the first 3CDs were recorded in the late 1940s. The other 17CDs are all dated early 1950s.
I've been listening to practically nothing else all fortnight and am beginning to appreciate more and more the pleasure of listening to 1950s Jazz in Mono!
It's encouraging to know Sony/Legacy are paying attention to some of the vast treasure trove of (currently) unavailable Jazz originally issued way back in the 1940s & early 1950s.
This box is the bees knees, and no Jazz lover interested in music from this period can afford to miss it!