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Great music, pity about the sound
on 3 February 2010
I'm afraid I have to concur with the previous reviewer, the sound quality of this budget release is poor. To my ear, it sounds as if it has been remastered from an LP and cleaned up. The peak levels are fuzzy (for example when Bill hits two handed chords) and the treble boost to bring out the cymbals is quite pronounced with the effect of foregrounding the tape noise.
Having said that, the music is fantastic, particularly the eponymous second disc. Philly Joe Jones really lifts the group performance and makes things swing, like no other Evans performance I've heard. For the budget price I'm prepared to overlook the sound problems, but I would prefer Original Jazz Classics to bring the Everybody Digs Bill Evans [Keepnews Collection] remaster back into print: it would be worth paying extra for this classic jazz record.