I posted previously about the work of remastering engineer Dave Bennett for the Avid label here.
Well now, the 'next phase' (I use the term advisedly) of his work on remastering Ellington recordings is about to be released with the two double CD sets illustrated above.
Apparently, the stereo imaging of the original albums was out of phase and this has been corrected by Dave Bennett on these new releases. The engineer must be working from LP pressings or earlier CD releases (probably LPs) since the original master tapes would not be accessible to a 'grey ;abel' Eiropean-based company like Avid. And I'd be surprised if the sound can be bettered over the recent Analogue productions SACD releases of the two Ellington/ Hodges albums, but we shall see. Details of the releases may be found here and here.