Just Listen Records

Jared Sacks – founder, producer and engineer of Channel Classics – records and masters the albums below. He founded the jazz label Just Listen Records together with his son Jonas in 2015, who produces the recordings.

Recorded in the highest resolution audio possible today – DSD 256 – the artists get to record each track a few times. This creates a concert-like performance in the recording studio, all about playing together and balancing the sound on set. The artists choose the best take of each track and the resulting audio files are not ‘fussed with’ afterwards: (hardly any) editing, no mixing, just the music as it was played at the time – both artistically and sonically.

It all started in 2015 with the first release of ‘8 Ensembles in 1 Bit’ – giving 8 groups of artists the chance to discover the DSD recording technique by giving them carte blanche regarding the repertoire. The projects that were recorded after that all use the same approach. You will find yourself amid the musicians, beautifully balanced.

Compare it to a concert listening experience and judge for yourself.

The second Just Listen album Raizes featured Breno Viricimo and Friends.  Raizes was recorded in November of 2015 and released mid 2016. In 2017 the E.P. ‘Firsts’ from Zoto was released, with beautiful songs recorded in the same way.

Recent releases on Just Listen Records include DSD 256 Stereo & DSD 256 Multichannel albums The Contemporary Fortepiano with the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, The Sweetest Sound with Angelo Verploegen, Ed Verhoeff & Eric van der Westen, Side by Side with singer Laura Polence, Changing Landscapes with the duo of pianist Philipp Rüttgers and viola and quintone player Oene van Geel, and First Meeting performed by the Harmen Fraanje Trio with special guest Fredrik Ljungkvist.

More recently recorded and released music in DSD is from the trio Corsen, Berry and Rojer, an album titled The Duke Book, from Angelo Verploegen and an album introducing The Coo.

Can you get any closer to the original artistic and sound quality? “Just Listen”!

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Available Qualities
Original Recording Quality
CD Available

A Wind Invisible

Rembrandt Frerichs, Rembrandt Trio, Tony Overwater and 1 more

CD Available


Gijs Idema, Mo van der Does, Nina Rompa

CD Available
Pure DSD

The Art of Traveling Light (Pure DSD)

Angelo Verploegen, Jasper van Hulten, Wim Bronnenberg

Vinyl Available
AOTY Audience Award
Album of the Year 2020

Amsterdam Moon

The Coo

CD Available

Caravan II

Julian Schneemann

CD Available
Pure DSD

The Duke Book: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (Pure DSD)

Angelo Verploegen, Jasper van Hulten

CD Available


Angelo Verploegen, Egon Kracht, Jan Menu and 2 more

CD Available
Pure DSD


Xavi Torres

Best Seller
Pure DSD
Album of the Year 2018

The Sweetest Sound (Pure DSD)

Angelo Verploegen

Pure DSD

The Contemporary Fortepiano

Rembrandt Trio