Rashied Ali / Frank Lowe - Duo Exchange in Re-issues Posted 2 February On 1/25/2020 at 6:22 AM, Onxidlib said: It was pressed by RTI (Record Technology Incorporated? - in Camarillo, CA). The source was the original MT. According the liner notes by Ben Young, Joe Lizzi and George Schuller, the MT contained "...numerous imperfections..." but "We have taken judicious steps to minimize .." them. Regarding production, design and mixing/mastering it could have been a Triple Point Records production. I assume they did everything to give us the best possible listening pleasure. Chiming in with a bit of minutiae here, but RTI is legit. I had a Grex record pressed through them several years ago and the quality was very strong (IIRC a lot of recent Blue Note reissues were pressed through them, too). Excellent pressing isn't going to compensate for a high noise floor or egregious tape artifacts, of course, but so much classic free jazz was and has been recorded in terrible fidelity that I think listening past imperfections is more or less part of the genre at this point. I will say that based purely on an A/B comparison of the bandcamp audio with the old CD reissue of Duo Exchange that the new issue sounds markedly clearer.