The sound on a digital album is a series of snapshots, and the music is often compressed afterwards to reduce the file size. The grooves of a record are continuous and lossless. As long as you have a good turntable, you can hear the recording exactly as it was played. This isn't necessarily true of modern album releases, though.
Aug 24, · This album represents all of the things that makes collecting vintage jazz vinyl such a fulfilling endeavor. It's awesome music wise. It's very rare and desirable. The condition is astounding. The cover art is iconic and oozes jazz from the era. And the cats on this great album all play with fire and express themselves in a beautiful way.
While finishing “Bird-Watcher,” a Profile of the jazz broadcaster and expert Phil Schaap, I thought it might be useful to compile a list of a hundred essential jazz albums, more as a guide for Author: David Remnick.