Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine

Label:EMI-Manhattan Records – CDP 7 46855 2
Series:Pacific Jazz Series
CD, Album, Reissue
Style:Hard Bop, Big Band


1St Louis Blues5:26
2King Porter Stomp3:17
3Willow Tree4:40
4Struttin' With Some Barbeque4:30
5Lester Leaps In4:16
6'Round About Midnight4:07
8Bird Feathers6:54

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Recorded in New York City on April 9 (#1,2,5,6), May 2 (#3), May 21 (#4), May 26 (#7,8) 1958

Originally issued on World Pacific WP 1246

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7777-46855-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: 46855 2 1 2 CAPITOL JAX 1 D
  • Other (DADC Code): DIDX 1606

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New Bottle Old Wine (LP, Mono, Album)World Pacific RecordsWP-1246US1958
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New Bottle Old Wine (LP, Stereo, Album)World Pacific RecordsSTEREO-1011US1958
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New Bottle Old Wine (LP, Album, Test Pressing, Mono)World Pacific RecordsWP 1246US1958
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New Bottle Old Wine (LP, Mono, Album)World Pacific RecordsWP-1246US1958
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New Bottle Old Wine (LP, Stereo, Album)World Pacific RecordsSTEREO-1246 3024/3025US1958


  • ERGLOO's avatar
    Review Title: A complex recording of many instruments, complex arrangements yet outstanding sound quality


    CD Review Pacific Jazz 1988 AAD One Step Transfer

    An outstanding recording which is almost big band yet its clarity is such that no detail gets lost. This is a major achievement.

    The acoustic bass powers away clearly as does the percussion. To balance the serried ranks of horns is also an achievement especially given that even the light touch gets a chance to shine.

    An excellent recording worth getting.

    I have not set out to write reviews of the music content as “beauty is in the ears of the listener”. These reviews are about the quality (or not) of the recorded sound.

    • Clarity – very good
    • Channel separation – very good
    • Channel balance – good a wide stereo image
    • Sound Stage – very broad and detailed, not particularly detailed
    • Distortion – non audible
    • Compression – very wide sonic and dynamic range indeed can verge on the sharp on occasion
    • Atmosphere – almost big band as the recording packs a huge punch. It is quite easy to envisage a large space in which this recording was made. This is not an intimate recording but it is very much in your face due to the clarity and punch
    • Bass – low frequencies – the bass is not lost in the mix more relegated to the background. The acoustic bass is quite clear and reasonably warm. It is clearly audible most of the time and that is no mean feat. It could have been easily lost in such a large assemblage. The drum sound is a little more variable between tracks. The drum sound is however excellent having detail and purity of tone. The kit’s rattle is audible and the cymbals have a realistic sound which has not been dulled. The interplay between the drums and bass comes across well and is clearly audible as the sonic foundation
    • Treble – high frequencies – the treble can almost verge on the sharp occasionally as it is so crisp and punchy. The horn sound ranges widely, the tuba is deep and resonant playing with the acoustic bass. Clarity is the key as the horns soar and scream with a volume not often heard these days. Yet there is a delicacy which is particularly apparent regarding the piano tones which are very good.
    • Vocals - none

    As a general rule of thumb recordings from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s are nearly always better on the original vinyl. Remasters often fail to please as it’s just not possible to make a silk purse from a sows ear, i.e. the original recording lacks the necessary detail to be processed digitally and show an audible improvement. Indeed such processing can make the sound worse.

    Modern recordings which have been processed digitally from start to finish can be as good as vinyl. CD’s are often unfairly criticised for being poor quality. This is not the case, it is the original recording or the process which is to blame. Modern “remasters” can both enhance and degrade a recording. The statement GIGO (Garbage In Garbage Out) is the limiting factor. Ignore this at your cost.



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