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Kip Hanrahan: Vertical's Currency

Kip Hanrahan: Vertical's Currency

American clavé  EWSAC-1010

Hybrid

Jazz


"Vertical's Currency"

Kip Hanrahan

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Comment by Downunderman - June 26, 2024 (1 of 1)

Kip Hanrahan's work is quite idiosyncratic. Described variously as Afro-Cuban Jazz, Fusion and Latin Jazz but somehow those descriptions don't quite cover the overall vibe of his albums.

A fair number of his albums were reissued on SACD in 2007 and this is the only one that still remains in print in Japan.

This one was originally released in 1985. The SACD remaster here was done by Greg Calbi and he has done a surprisingly good job on it.

The album was clearly well recorded, and Calbi does not seem to have tinkered with what was on tape to any noticeable extent.

It has a warm smooth analog patina and is surprisingly full sounding. As a bonus there is also no evidence of any treble boost.

Kip Hanrahan is certainly for the more adventurous, but on this SACD at least you are unlikely to be disappointed with how it sounds!