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Jacintha Autumn Leaves

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This jewel of an audiophile vocal jazz album has been released in LP (some tracks at 45 rpm), standard CD and gold CD versions, so it's only natural that now we have at hand the SACD version. It's not likely that many audio buffs are still unacquainted with this honey-toned Singapore vocalist. All 11 tracks are from the pen of Johnny Mercer, and her backup sextet includes tenor saxist Teddy Edwards.

The gold CD version comes out the cropper compared to the SACD,even with every tweak in the CD chain to squeeze the most out of the 44.1 format. So the LP and the SACD provided the A/B comparison here. They were very close, but the Super Audio had a more solid and deeper low bass extension and the high frequency sibilants on Jacintha's closely-miked voice were more extended - though not exaggerated as on many recordings. There was more presence on her voice on the SACD than on the LP; this seemed to counter the oft-held suspicion that moving coil cartridges exaggerate the higher frequencies. One would expect the LP to have slightly more presence. The electric guitar takes on a somewhat stronger feeling of a real instrument rather than just an electronic signal mixed into the band's sound. The breathing of Edwards on the sax also had more presence than on the LP. (-- John Henry, Audiophile Audition)


Track Listing:

1.And the Angels Sing (Elman/Mercer) - 3:30
2.Skylark (Carmichael/Mercer) - 5:17
3.One for My Baby (And One More for the... (Arlen/Mercer) - 5:19
4.Midnight Sun (Burke/Hampton/Mercer) - 3:55
5.Autumn Leaves (Kosma/Mercer/Prevert) - 7:45
6.Days of Wine & Roses (Mancini/Mercer) - 5:26
7.I Remember You (Mercer/Schertzinger) - 5:33
8.Trav'lin' Light (Mercer/Mundy/Young) - 6:30
9.Something's Gotta Give (Mercer) - 4:04
10.Moon River (Mancini/Mercer) - 8:29
11.Here's to Life [*] (Butler/Molinary) - 4:48

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1.And the Angels Sing (Elman/Mercer) - 3:30
2.Skylark (Carmichael/Mercer) - 5:17
3.One for My Baby (And One More for the... (Arlen/Mercer) - 5:19
4.Midnight Sun (Burke/Hampton/Mercer) - 3:55
5.Autumn Leaves (Kosma/Mercer/Prevert) - 7:45
6.Days of Wine & Roses (Mancini/Mercer) - 5:26
7.I Remember You (Mercer/Schertzinger) - 5:33
8.Trav'lin' Light (Mercer/Mundy/Young) - 6:30
9.Something's Gotta Give (Mercer) - 4:04
10.Moon River (Mancini/Mercer) - 8:29
11.Here's to Life [*] (Butler/Molinary) - 4:48

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