Acoustic Sounds
By: Michael Fremer

April 5th, 2024


Industry News

Rhino High Fidelity Drops Double Jazz Titles for Jazz Appreciation Month

Miles' "Tutu" and Coltrane's Atlantic Final, "Olé"

April is Jazz Appreciation month so Rhino High Fidelity dispenses with the "one jazz one rock" formula and releases two jazz titles. Miles' Tutu and Coltrane's Olé. Copies in-house, reviews will shortly post.


  • 2024-04-05 07:46:40 PM

    Come on wrote:

    Please with a comparison to the ORG Ole, thanks!

    • 2024-04-06 01:05:51 AM

      Josquin des Prez wrote:

      The ORG Ole is mono and the Rhino is stereo, BTW.

      • 2024-04-06 09:34:53 AM

        Come on wrote:

        Oh thanks, wasn’t aware, good reason for a Rhino alternative (except maybe if it’s pingpong stereo)

  • 2024-04-06 01:11:33 AM

    Josquin des Prez wrote:

    After my copy of Coltrane's Sound arrived from Rhino with horrendous and not so non-typical Optimal non-fill pressing defects, and the pain of dealing with Rhino customer support for a return at the time, I swore off dealing with their direct sales model again. However, I caved on Ornette's Change of The Century and that ended up great, so I have ordered Ole. Other than a crusty old copy of Ole that doesn't sound great I have the ORG 45 mono (that thinks it's stereo) so I hope this one is a winner because I really love the music on this.

  • 2024-04-06 12:01:21 PM

    Michael Noakes wrote:

    The Ole Coltrane issue is an interesting one. This (Rhino) version is cut by the ubiquitous Kevin Gray: Upcoming is an Analogue Productions Atlantic 75 version, which, I’m guessing will NOT be cut by KG; more likely Ryan K. Smith or, if I had my say, Bernie. So I, for one will not be purchasing the Rhino.

    • 2024-04-06 12:46:30 PM

      Come on wrote:

      The main reason for buying such a well mastered 33 RPM is to be able to listen to the title track in one piece.

      • 2024-04-06 03:50:16 PM

        Josquin des Prez wrote:

        Agree. I'd much rather have the Kevin Gray mastered 33. And it costs less.

  • 2024-04-08 05:55:24 AM

    Jake wrote:

    Looking forward to the Tutu reissue. I have an older pressing that just sounds okay.

  • 2024-04-08 04:53:53 PM

    Jeff 'Glotz' Glotzer wrote:

    I want both!! Dang it, my April is looking to be another $600 month on LP's. (wallet groan)