'THE SOUND AND
Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra/Craig Jessop, cond.
TELARC SACD 60579 TT: 75:11 (5.1 channel)
Recorded Feb. 20-22, 2001 in the Mormon Tabernacle, this collection of
of Faith and Inspiration" captures very
effectively the sense of space of the Tabernacle and proves that a large
chorus can be recorded without a trace of stridency in loud passages.
The few vocal solos are in perspective, the large organ making an impressive
sound. Battle Hymn of the Republic doubtless will
be the most popular track. Generous playing time, too.
"MONTY MEETS SLY AND
TELARC SACD 63494 TT: 50:53( 5.1 channel)
Monty Alexander (Yamaha grand piano, Melodica solos and rhythm), Sly Dunbar (drums,
rhythm) and Robbie Shakespeare (bass) in a rather short program of jazzy, highly
rhythmic showpieces including The In Crowd, Chameleon, People Make The World
Go Round and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, recorded with wide separation between
the performers with engineering that takes full advantage of multi-channel recording. Lots
of heavy bass here, and vivid percussion. It's unfortunate the playing
time isn't longer!