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Bill Evans Trio*Portrait In Jazz

Label:Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – UD1S 2-009, Riverside Records – UD1S 2-009
Series:UltraDisc One-Step, Original Master Recording
Format:
2 x Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered, Special Edition
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Modal, Post Bop

Tracklist

A1Come Rain Or Come Shine
Written-ByMercer-Arlen*
3:17
A2Autumn Leaves
Written-ByPrevert*, Mercer*, Kosmo*
5:22
B1Witchcraft
Written-ByLeigh*, Coleman*
4:30
B2When I Fall In Love
Written-ByHeyman*, Young*
4:50
B3Peri's Scope
Written-ByBill Evans
3:11
C1What Is This Thing Called Love?
Written-ByCole Porter
4:33
C2Spring Is Here
Written-ByRodgers & Hart
5:01
D1Some Day My Prince Will Come
Written-ByChurchill*, Morey*
4:48
D2Blue In Green
Written-ByEvans*, Davis*
5:18
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Notes

℗ & © 2018 Concord Music Group, Inc. Produced under license from Craft Recordings.

1/4" / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256

Limited to 6000 hand-numbered copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 21797 20092 9
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 821797200929
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A etched): UD1S 2-009A2 KW@MoFi 32004.1(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B etched): UD1S 2-009B2 KW@MoFi 32004.2(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C etched): UD1S 2-009C6 KW@MoFi 32004.3(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D etched): UD1S 2-009D2 KW@MoFi 32004.4(1)...

Other Versions (5 of 121)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Portrait In Jazz (LP, Album, Repress, Mono)Riverside RecordsRLP 12-315US1960
New Submission
Portrait In Jazz (LP, Album, Mono)Riverside RecordsRLP 12-315US1960
New Submission
Portrait In Jazz (LP, Album, Stereo)Riverside RecordsRLP 1162US1960
New Submission
Portrait In Jazz (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Riverside RecordsRLP 1162US1960
New Submission
Portrait In Jazz (LP, Album, Mono)Riverside RecordsRLP 12-315UK1961

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  • FinalSpinRecords's avatar
    I'm not sure why "DSD" is a decriber in the format section of the page. There are no 1step version of this album that isn't DSD. Secondly, thousands are records are mastered DSD, but are not described that way in the format section.
    • randystepp's avatar
      randystepp
      Can't help but continue to struggle with MOFI releases. I want to be impressed, but find myself struggling to like what they keep putting out. It seems like every UltrDisc One-Step release since Sunday At Village Vanguard are missing the mark.

      Most recently, the Eagles Hotel California. It is good, but not great as one would expect from a $125 asking price. When the RTI and DCC version sounds better as a 33rpm release you know something is amiss!
      • Markymarkvinylnut's avatar
        Sounds good...both records look like soap dishes sadly but the music is 1st class. Agree with previous reviewers it really wasn't well recorded although very happy to have it in my collection.
        • Vinyl_Dynamics's avatar
          One of the best versions of this iconic album. Great sense of space, detail and dynamics. For the world of me, I don’t understand why some people think MFSL didn’t do a great job on this one. It sounds wonderful!
          It’s just unfortunate that we’ve since found out it’s a DSD transfer of the master tape and not cut from analogue master tapes like we all thought, especially given it’s asking price. Thanks for misleading us and shame on you MFSL!
          • adamrant's avatar
            adamrant
            Edited one year ago
            I just compared this to the to the Analogue Productions all analogue 45rpm from the recently repressed Bill Evans Riverside Recordings Boxset and I was pleasantly surprised that the audio quality differences are negligible. Both are excellent versions. Slight edge to the analogue productions version. I will say that the pressing itself on the Mofi One Step has more ticks and pops. But I’m sure a cleaning would take care of most of that. I do have one more to listen to to complete the reissue war here and that is the Electric Recording Co. 33 1/3 which I do own, but I’m waiting for a system upgrade before I play that one.
            • 99khan's avatar
              99khan
              Now we know. What a shame. For the price of a brand new one and what they are selling for in the secondary market, they are not worth the money even if they sound good. Sorry.
              • Ruben_Sousa's avatar
                Ruben_Sousa
                Very good sounding pressing. Very well mastered, as usual. Mine doesn't have surface noise at all. I guess I was lucky. Very happy with this release.
                • parmigiani0000's avatar
                  Not sure how to rate this release. Mine was bought on line. Copy came sealed in great condition. Opened it up and gave a good clean . Side one of first LP had Stevie Ray Vaughan and the other side Bill Evans. As it was a clear issue with mofi pressing plant in my opinion, I gave them a call. Only to be told since I didn’t buy it directly from them they will not be responsible for a miss print. Very disappointed. Especially since I bought it for $300 on this platform.
                  • doremifasollatido's avatar
                    My copy came VERY dirty. MoFi continues to neglect quality control on its production line.
                    • steamybrown2003's avatar
                      Edited one year ago
                      There is some in-depth insight missing here in these reviews, like how does this “remaster” stack up sonically when compared to it’s predecessors?......But first, let me say this.....truth be told, “Portrait...” was a poorly recorded album right from the get-go. The original Stereo cut from 60’ played too thin (minimal low end), and a bit dull (with almost no imagery or sense of depth, and blurred with vague detail around the individual instruments), so there is that, but then there’s a high-pitch tone running through most of the recordings. And while the 1960 Mono is definitely a better mix, as well as more lively sounding (it even has the more inspired take of “Autumn Leaves”), it still has that high-pitch tone running through the album. “Portrait...” has been “Remastered” a few times now since 1960, and it is on this particular offering from MFSL, that something was finally done about that annoying tone—it was removed (mostly)! Aside from that “fix”, this new mastering has a “magnified” feel to it (it’s very large and up-close sounding), which is a MFSL trademark as of late (listen to MFSL’s “Kind Of Blue”). Scott‘s bass playing has never sounded better—it’s strikingly emotive here. I can honestly say I prefer this remaster over the originals. The dreariness of the album’s moodier slow cuts really becomes eminent—enhanced by what MFSL has done. The slower number’s beautifully depressed qualities (that make “Portrait...” worth it’s weight in gold) are where MFSL has real success...On their offering, Bill takes back “Blue In Green” from Miles. While the “Kind Of Blue” version of “...Green” sparkles and lifts with glimpses of hope, the “Portrait...” version depresses unrelentingly, without any hope in sight...which is what Bill did best really.....

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