Fred Kaplan's current blog posting (here) has me thinking again about how valuable lossless codecs are, or could be.
Black Saint's and Soul Note's output is one of the great treasures of jazz, but most of it is hard to come by. How much better, how much safer it would be if the catalog were available as FLAC files.
Incidentally, Fred picks Death of a Sideman on DIW as great Murray. I would add two separate albums that have always struck me as belonging together, New Life and Morning Song.