Indeed, the sound is so good that after So What, I got up from my chair to turn the record over, only to realize I was listening to a CD. Highly recommended.
Engineers Steve Marlowe and Jonathan Horwich render the tracks—retrieved from best-condition source material—with extraordinary presence, illuminating the identifying nuances of each participant’s voice, not least the inexorably swinging drummers. ★★★★★
Mastered by Steve Marlowe [TonalityTools Studios], who has mastered all the International Phonograph releases. The sound is superb with solid bass and instruments and well defined on the soundstage.
Steve Marlowe and Jonathan Horwich, who mastered our Dial boxed set, have performed miracles. The music plays cleanly with a new depth and balance that defies belief for material recorded in the late ‘40s.
★★★★★ Bop Comes Alive...Again!Who knew it could sound this good? Kudos to Steve Marlowe at TonalityTools for the spectacular remastering, using a process I’d not heard of, Bit Density Processing. I compared a Dexter Gordon tune to another well regarded brand of CD, and it blew it away. Makes me wonder what Charlie Parker’s music would sound like done this way. ...Totally worth the price of admission.
I can’t say enough about the quality of service I received - they really went above and beyond. Steve is the man!