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Buy It !!! ........but beware product description.,
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This review is from: The Perfect Jazz Collection Box - Volume 2 (Audio CD)
Superb! 25 albums covering most styles of jazz and spanning all eras at a bargain price. Granted, there is a growing amount of well priced jazz out there, but little of this comes with well-made reproductions of the original LP sleeves and a booklet giving all necessary track and recording details as this set and its earlier companion, The Perfect Jazz Collection - 25 Original Albums offers. Even if you already own some of the material, as I (and I guess many of you reading this review) do, this is a wonderful opportunity to fill in some gaps and perhaps sample styles that you have not previously explored; in this set I was pleasantly surprised by the albums from Louis Armstrong and Return To Forever. If you are thinking about starting a Jazz collection then what are you waiting for!?
I have a slight preference for this 2nd volume but my main reason for posting a review here is to warn potential purchasers of an error in the CD description which promises albums by Herbie Hancock and John McLaughlan(sic)/Al Di Meola/Paco De Lucia but instead provides 'The Electrifying Aretha Franklin' by, erm, Aretha Franklin and 'Silk and Soul' by Nina Simone. Personally I think this provides for a more balanced selection of music but will still consider acquiring `Thrust' separately (in spite of owning some of it already via a Herbie Hancock box set!)