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Just received this disc of the HARBOUR JAZZBAND LIVE on the STS label. Never heard of this label; it’s based in the Netherlands and have many original recordings and a few reissues. They also issue recordings on tape.. The Harbour Jazzband apparently has been around since 1956 and play classic jazz and swing in the Chicago style. Most of the selections here are very familiar and the sound is simply superb with a great low end ( a prominent double bass ) and dynamics that hit you in the midsection. Extremely well recorded, great soundstage- you can locate instruments with pin-point accuracy. Cutting done by Gunther Pauler, a great mastering engineer.
The pressing was flat, quiet and centered. My copy had a very small scratch on one track, a few tics, hardly audible. The inner black sleeve was the only disappointment, sort of a glossy paper. For $39, they can do better.
Although expensive, this is a great LP with sonics out of this world. I plan to order more of their catalog. Elusive Disc carries all their lps. If you like this music, it’s a no-brainer.