|The Steve Davis Project - Quality of Silence|
|Music Disc Reviews Audio CD|
|Written by Jerry Del Colliano|
|Tuesday, 13 January 1998|
| Performance 5.5 | Sound 9 |
Paul Jung has always tried to make superior quality audiophile recordings featuring some great jazz performances, however this Steve Davis Project records has taken his work to another level. DMP used the prototypical DSD (direct stream digital) process in the recording of this effort. I know...I know... DTS, DVD, DSD you can't stand any more acronyms. Well, deal with it because this record sounds absolutely outrageous.
While the music is in the area of mellow but free jazz (which leaves me wanting for more melodic content) the sound is awe inspiring. Resolute, detailed, not `digital' sounding, great bass...everything. Quality of Silence does fall into the pitfall of most audiophile recordings in that the recording is way better than the performance, however the recording is go good and the potential of this process so strong it is hard to justify not picking this record up ASAP.