Originally Posted by miceblue
I'm personally not a fan of Chesky's binaural albums. This particular album doesn't seem very binaurally to me as his other ones since it's basically the piano and saxaphone on the left channel, drums, trumpet and bass on the right; like some of the Beatles' stereo albums. There's not much depth and as you said, the soundstage sounds wider than normal. Likewise, his "The New York Rags" album was pretty lame in terms of the binaural effect; the piano was basically in the center and the binaural effect was pretty much gone.
These two are my reference albums for both binaural effects and ease to groove to.
I own explorations in Time and Space, and honestly I feel the newest album does a great job with Binurals. Granted it's not as extreme as the all percussion Explore Album, but it definatly has the Binaural sound, I love going to live Jazz Shows, and that Album is one of the first to capture that sound! [Other than some old Modern Jazz Quartet remasters]
back on topic though, just found a long lost love of mine <3. Giving it a listen again! Last time I heard these songs, was out of my iPod un amped and my sony XB 700
I'd have to say very nice! I do miss the slam of a closed can a little [this is some REALLY BRIGHT music so it goes nice with a darker can] Either way it's just as awesome as I remember it! I used to Power Walk to this actually, [that's walking at 7mph] so I loved how up beat it was and the weight of the bass :D those weighty bass lines helped me add some POWER into my step