"One man's opinion -- small-group jazz should have stayed mono! There is
zero reason for stereo, 
especially hard-panned stereo, for that kind of music."

As a one-time professional jazz musician who still loves to listen to small
jazz combo in a small club, I can't completely agree with that statement.
It certainly sounds stereo when you listen to the acoustic event, so why
wouldn't I want to hear it in a similar fashion on my stereo/surround

Of course I agree that a lot of jazz music becomes "hyper-stereo" using
"modern" production techniques, and when this employed to a "small jazz
combo" it's distracting at the very least - and potentially ruins the feel
and cohesiveness of the ensemble.

I guess more of that "less is more" thing...

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