Showing 1–25 of 312 results

  • ACONC 744 185392 02062024084125 9555

    Pre-order

    Skip James – Today!

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    The Bluesville Series from Craft Recordings and Acoustic Sounds! Inspired by the original Prestige label imprint established in 1959 Today! by Skip James Highlighting trailblazing blues musicians from legendary labels "I have multiple copies of this record and this Bluesville reissue is by far the best sounding. It puts you in the room with the artist, or the artist in your room, whichever you prefer and there's no mystery about why that is. Matthew Lutthans cut lacquers multiple ways: from the original two track tape, from a mix down he created from the four track tape and finally a live to lathe cut, which is what this is. The improvement in 'you are there' transparency will be obvious to anyone reading this who's a fan of the record and has a previous iteration. Add Doug Sax's lathe, once again operating as TML fans expect, a dead quiet QRP pressing, a Stoughton 'Tip-on' jacket and a $29.98 price and this is a 'must have' reissue, especially worth picking up if you're unfamiliar with the record and/or the artist, though of course everyone knows Cream's cover of 'I'm So Glad' found here in the original version (though if you listen casually it sounds nothing like the 'rocked up' cover). Another plus is Bruce Jackson's excellent original annotation that tells the whole story and more. And you get the original orange Vanguard Stereolab label (by 1966 the black and silver label had been changed to orange and black). The Bluesville series is now two for two!" — Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 — Michael Fremer, TrackingAngle.com. To read Fremer's full review, click here. Today! is Skip James' second album, originally released in 1966. The album features James solo on all but one track, "How Long," which includes Russ Savakus on bass. AllMusic asserts, "wonderful vocals, superb guitar and a couple of tunes with tasty piano make this essential." Craft Recordings, in partnership with Acoustic Sounds, is releasing Today! as part of the Bluesville Series. Bluesville is a brand-new hub for all things blues, including vinyl reissues, curated playlists, and more! Inspired by the original label imprint established under Prestige Records in 1959, the Bluesville Series will highlight the many trailblazing musicians who contributed to the rich tradition of the blues, including titles from legendary artists on labels such as Vee-Jay, Riverside, Vanguard, Stax, and Rounder Records. The albums in the Bluesville Series are pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings and feature all-analog (AAA) mastering by Grammy-nominated engineer Matthew Lutthans at The Mastering Lab at Blue Heaven Studios, plus a tip-on jacket and obi strip with notes written by Grammy-winning producer, writer and musician Scott Billington.

    Add to cart
  • AVER 512456 185352 02022024124015 5801

    Low stock

    Johnny Hodges – Blues A-Plenty

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    New for 2024! Stan Getz & Bill Evans Previously Unreleased Recordings Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!   Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!   Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes   180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!   Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets   Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds Bill Evans and Stan Getz are about as close as musicians can get in terms of artistry, musical philosophy and technique. These sessions, recorded in 1963 with drummer Elvin Jones and bassists Ron Carter (Side A) and Richard Davis (Side B), perfectly blend their strong individual styles and collaborative sensibilities — with both artists at the peak of their creative powers. Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve's Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

    Add to cart
  • AVER 38311 184487 01052024102642 9067

    Backorder

    Stan Getz & Bill Evans – Previously Unreleased Recordings

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    New for 2024! Stan Getz & Bill Evans Previously Unreleased Recordings Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!   Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!   Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes   180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!   Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets   Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds Bill Evans and Stan Getz are about as close as musicians can get in terms of artistry, musical philosophy and technique. These sessions, recorded in 1963 with drummer Elvin Jones and bassists Ron Carter (Side A) and Richard Davis (Side B), perfectly blend their strong individual styles and collaborative sensibilities — with both artists at the peak of their creative powers. Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve's Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

    Show item
  • AVER 504974 185345 02022024115937 212

    In stock

    Kenny Burrell – Guitar Forms

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    New for 2024! Billie Holiday Body And Soul (Mono) Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!   Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!   Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes   180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!   Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets   Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds "I think this is going to meet everyone's expectations. It really offers just about everything you could want in 'Body and Soul' and more." — Scott Wilson, The Pressing Matters, YouTube video Small jazz groups brought out the best in Billie Holiday — especially groups as good as the one heard on this classic 1957 recording. Ben Webster, Harry "Sweets" Edison and the other members of this stellar ensemble were not just gifted soloists but sensitive accompanists as well. Lady Day was rarely more ably supported than she was on this program of sturdy standards, including three gems by the Gershwin brothers — and she rarely sounded more luminous. Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

    Add to cart
  • AVRJ 8197 Billie Holiday Body Soul

    In stock

    Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (Mono)

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    New for 2024! Billie Holiday Body And Soul (Mono) Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!   Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!   Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes   180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!   Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets   Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds "I think this is going to meet everyone's expectations. It really offers just about everything you could want in 'Body and Soul' and more." — Scott Wilson, The Pressing Matters, YouTube video Small jazz groups brought out the best in Billie Holiday — especially groups as good as the one heard on this classic 1957 recording. Ben Webster, Harry "Sweets" Edison and the other members of this stellar ensemble were not just gifted soloists but sensitive accompanists as well. Lady Day was rarely more ably supported than she was on this program of sturdy standards, including three gems by the Gershwin brothers — and she rarely sounded more luminous. Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

    Add to cart
  • AAPA 037 45 181741 09122023082209 2974

    In stock

    Bad Company – Straight Shooter

    82,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Add to cart
  • AUHQR 0018 45

    Pre-order

    Bill Evans Trio’s Waltz For Debby UHQR

    198,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Bill Evans Trio's Waltz For Debby on Analogue Productions' UHQR, the pinnacle of high-quality vinyl! Definitive handmade limited run reissue Ultra High Quality Record! 200-gram 45 RPM 2LP release limited to 5,000 copies Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes Set includes 8-page booklet with liner notes by Bob Blumenthal Pressed at Quality Record Pressings using Clarity Vinyl® Purest possible pressing and most visually stunning presentation and packaging! The fourth and final album by one of the most influential groups in jazz history, the Bill Evans Trio album Waltz For Debby was originally released in 1962 as a companion to Sunday At The Village Vanguard. It captures the mesmerizing and intimate live performances of Evans and his trio at the Village Vanguard in New York City. The album showcases Evans' unique approach to jazz piano, characterized by delicate touch, introspective improvisation, and profound musicality. The title track, "Waltz for Debby," serves as the centerpiece of the album. It is a hauntingly beautiful composition penned by Evans himself as a tribute to his niece, Debby. The waltz unfolds with a graceful and melancholic melody, carried by Evans' masterful piano playing. Throughout the album, Evans and his trio venture into other classic jazz standards, including "My Foolish Heart," "Detour Ahead," and "Milestones." With each performance, they delve deep into the heart of the music, exploring its nuances and improvising with a profound sense of lyricism. Evans' introspective style shines through, as he delicately navigates the harmonies, unveiling layers of emotion and introspection. The beauty of "Waltz for Debby" lies not only in the musicianship but also in the intimate atmosphere it creates. The live recording captures the ambiance of the Village Vanguard, with the audience's presence adding an extra dimension to the music. The subtle clinks of glasses, the occasional applause, and the hushed whispers become a part of the experience, enhancing the authenticity and charm of the album. Now Analogue Productions, the audiophile in-house reissue label of Acoustic Sounds, Inc., together with Quality Record Pressings, is creating the definitive Waltz For Debby reissue: the Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR) pressed on Clarity Vinyl with attention paid to every single detail of this one-of-a-kind reissue. Four glorious sides of 200-gram Clarity vinyl from QRP, the best presser in the business, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. UHQRs from Analogue Productions feature ultra-quiet pressing, with great care taken to eliminate any surface noise or imperfections from the manufacturing process. The heavier vinyl minimizes resonance and warping, providing a stable and flat playing surface. The proprietary compound further enhances the overall sound quality, offering improved dynamics, detail, and tonal accuracy. Overall, UHQR Clarity Vinyl from Analogue Productions is a sought-after format among audiophiles and collectors who value the highest possible audio fidelity from their vinyl records. Waltz for Debby stands as a testament to Bill Evans' genius as a pianist and composer. It is a profound and evocative exploration of melody, harmony, and improvisation, revealing the depths of emotion and the artistry that Evans brought to his music. The album remains a beloved gem in the jazz canon, cherished by fans and musicians alike for its timeless beauty and the lasting impact it has had on the genre.

    Add to cart
  • AUHQR 0017 45

    Pre-order

    Bill Evans Trio’s Sunday At The Village Vanguard UHQR

    198,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Bill Evans Trio's Sunday At The Village Vanguard on Analogue Productions' UHQR, the pinnacle of high-quality vinyl! Definitive handmade limited run reissue Ultra High Quality Record! 200-gram 45 RPM 2LP release limited to 5000 copies Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes Set includes 8-page booklet with liner notes by Bob Blumenthal Pressed at Quality Record Pressings using Clarity Vinyl® on a manual Finebilt press Purest possible pressing and most visually stunning presentation and packaging! Widely regarded as one of the greatest live jazz recordings of all time, Sunday At The Village Vanguard from the Bill Evans Trio, captures a remarkable performance by pianist Bill Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City on June 25, 1961. The album features a selection of jazz standards and original compositions, showcasing the exceptional musicianship and improvisational prowess of the trio. The interplay between Evans, LaFaro, and Motian is extraordinary, with each musician seamlessly complementing and responding to one another. The album also showed how Evans had refined an approach to solo improvisation in which the pulse was not as obvious as it had been in swing and bop approaches. And his extraordinarily-high standards required that each improvised melodic idea be extensively developed, resulting in more continuity and pacing than was common to any previous modern style. The influence of what LaFaro and Evans laid out here was still being felt in the 1990s. Now Analogue Productions, the audiophile in-house reissue label of Acoustic Sounds, Inc., together with Quality Record Pressings, is putting Sunday At The Village Vanguard where it belongs: the Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR) pressed on Clarity Vinyl with attention paid to every single detail of this one-of-a-kind reissue. Four glorious sides of 200-gram Clarity vinyl from QRP, the best presser in the business, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. UHQRs from Analogue Productions feature ultra-quiet pressing, with great care taken to eliminate any surface noise or imperfections from the manufacturing process. The heavier vinyl minimizes resonance and warping, providing a stable and flat playing surface. The proprietary compound further enhances the overall sound quality, offering improved dynamics, detail, and tonal accuracy. Overall, UHQR Clarity Vinyl from Analogue Productions is a sought-after format among audiophiles and collectors who value the highest possible audio fidelity from their vinyl records. One of the standout tracks on this album is the rendition of the jazz standard "Gloria's Step." Evans' delicate touch and lyrical piano playing shine through, while LaFaro's inventive and melodic bass lines add depth and richness to the sound. The trio's chemistry is evident as they navigate through intricate musical passages and engage in spontaneous musical conversations. Another notable track is "Alice in Wonderland," an original composition by Evans. It highlights his unique approach to harmony and melody, characterized by introspection, elegance, and a delicate touch. The trio's interpretation of this piece is enchanting and showcases their ability to create a magical atmosphere through their collective musical expression. Sunday at the Village Vanguard is celebrated not only for its exceptional music but also for its exceptional sound quality. The recording captures the intimate ambiance of the Vanguard, allowing listeners to experience the energy and intimacy of a live jazz performance. Overall, Sunday at the Village Vanguard is a timeless masterpiece that exemplifies the artistry and innovation of the Bill Evans Trio. It remains a significant and influential album in the history of jazz.

    Add to cart
  • APHI 501836 185344 02022024115345 6597

    In stock

    Gerry Mulligan – Night Lights

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    New for 2024! Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!   Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!   Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes   180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!   Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets   Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds Night Lights is a captivating jazz masterwork from the incredible Gerry Mulligan catalog. Originally released in 1963, this captivating album showcases Mulligan's baritone sax talents as a true icon of jazz, and a prominent musical force on the West Coast scene through the 1950s until his death in 1996. Voted No. 1 musician in his instrument by Downbeat Magazine for 42 years in a row, Mulligan was on the front line of what was hip, from periods in the Birth Of The Cool era Miles Davis lineup as well as forming a piano-less quartet with Chet Baker. The album's striking Oliver Hardimon-designed cover shimmers with a late-night beauty that perfectly evokes a sophisticated New York City in the early 1960s. Gerry and his sextet fuse slow burning jazz noir alongside emerging, contemporary Brazilian rhythms with the interplay between Mulligan and guitarist Jim Hall a particular standout throughout. Title track "Night Lights" is a wonderfully smooth, low light tune, while the Latin tinged "Morning Of The Carnival" really finds the band in their finest and most swinging form. A cover of jazz standard "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" followed by Chopin's "Prelude In E Minor" continues the delightful groove before we finish out with Mulligan originals "Festival Minor" and "Tell Me When." Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve's Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings. Recorded at New York's Nola Penthouse Studios in 1963.

    Add to cart
  • AAPA 064 45 181814 09122023122848 4322

    In stock

    SACD Yes – The Yes Album

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Analogue Productions (Atlantic 75 Series) Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Atlantic Records! One of the finest albums of the classic rock era! Hybrid Stereo SACD After half a century of crafting an astonishing array of chart-topping albums and embarking on triumphant global tours, Yes's The Yes Album marks the origin of their meteoric rise, through the recording sessions for this 1971 masterpiece. With an ever interesting line-up of world class musicianship, this highly regarded chapter of Yes consisted of Jon Anderson (vocals), Chris Squire (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Kaye (keyboards) and the introduction of Steve Howe (guitars/vocals), The Yes Album was the band's breakthrough album, ultimately remaining on the sales charts for 34 weeks, selling more than 1 million copies. This important piece of music consists of six amazing Yes workouts such as the definitive album opener "Yours Is No Disgrace," the hard rocking "Starship Trooper" and the brilliant "I've Seen All Good People" plus the massive hit single "Your Move." From this moment on, there was no looking back for this superstar quintet. Yes enthusiasts were superlatively rewarded with even more progressive rock favorites as the brilliant acoustic driven guitar work of Steve Howe's "Clap," Chris Squire and Jon Anderson's superb "Perpetual Change" and the jazz-rock fusion of "A Venture" truly made this album a standout. The album was a critical success and a major commercial breakthrough for Yes, who had been at risk of being dropped by Atlantic due to the commercial failures of their first two albums. It reached No. 4 in the United Kingdom and No. 40 in the United States, and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for surpassing 1 million copies.       1. Yours Is No Disgrace 2. The Clap 3. Starship Trooper a. Life Seeker b. Disillusion c. Wurm 4. I've Seen All Good People a. Your Move c. All Good People 5. A Venture 6. Perpetual Change

    Add to cart
  • AAPA 065 45 181816 09122023123342 1312

    In stock

    SACD Yes – 90125

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Analogue Productions (Atlantic 75 Series) Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Atlantic Records! 90125 from Yes featuring "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" Hybrid Stereo SACD Yes' 90125 was a departure from their progressive style but it introduced the band to a new generation of fans, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and No. 16 on the U.K. albums chart. The 1983 album remains their best-selling album with more than 3 million copies sold in the U.S. "Cinema" earned the group a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, while "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" was the band's first and only single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Named for its Atco catalog number, 90125, the album — the band's 11th studio effort — it was born out of the band's self-reinvention. Begun as Cinema, a new band by Chris Squire and Alan White, the project grew to include the slick production of Trevor Horn, the new blood (and distinctly '80s guitar sound) of Trevor Rabin, and eventually the trademark vocals of returning founder Jon Anderson. His late entry insured that Rabin and Horn had a heavy influence on the sound. The album also marked the return of prodigal keyboardist Tony Kaye, whose crisp synth work on "Changes" marked the band's definitive break with its art rock roots. "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" was a huge crossover hit, and its orchestral break has been relentlessly sampled by rappers ever since. The vocal harmonies of "Leave It" and the beautifully sprawling "Hearts" are additional high points, 90125 is a significant and well-regarded album in the Yes discography.

    Add to cart
  • AAPJ 1150 185153 01242024102622 1032

    In stock

    Thelonious Monk – 5 by Monk by 5

    58,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Thelonious Monk — 5 by Monk by 5 One of seven standout Thelonious Monk albums from the Riverside Records catalog! Reissued on 180-gram vinyl by Analogue Productions! Mastered AAA by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tape Pressed at Quality Record Pressings Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk — The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. 5 by Monk by 5 was deliberately conceived and executed as a quintet album. The "five" are made up of what was, at the time of the 1959 sessions, Monk's regular working quartet plus Thad Jones. That is to say, a well-integrated unit  with a striking added voice absorbed into it. The album consists of two new Monk compositions and reworkings of three earlier numbers. This is a classic album with a lively quintet that includes Monk, piano; Thad Jones, cornet; Sam Jones, bass; Art Taylor, drums and the amazing Charlie Rouse, tenor sax — here just beginning a very fruitful association with Monk — and really adding a lot to the session with some incredible tenor work that's as angular and modern as needed for Monk's work, yet with a soulful edge that really brings a lot to the music. The album's got five long tracks — hence the title — and they're all Monk classics that include "I Mean You," "Ask Me Now," "Jackie-ing," and "Straight No Chaser." In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, the albums in this reissue series provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land. Max Roach, Art Blakely, Roy Haynes and Thad Jones are among the other jazz immortals featured on the essential Brilliant CornersMonk's MusicThelonious Monk SeptetThelonious Monk and John ColtraneThelonious in ActionMisterioso5 by Monk by 5 and Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk.

    Add to cart
  • AAPJ 946 185152 01242024101723 7727

    In stock

    Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane – Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane

    58,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Thelonious Monk — Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane One of seven standout Thelonious Monk albums from the Riverside Records catalog! Reissued on 180-gram vinyl by Analogue Productions! Mastered AAA by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tape Pressed at Quality Record Pressings Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk — The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. One of the most significant events in jazz took place in the latter part of 1957 at the Five Spot in New York, where the Thelonious Monk quartet featuring John Coltrane on tenor saxophone was in residence. The music that Monk made with Coltrane quickly attained the status of legend. Although the group remained together for only a half-year, those who were lucky enough to witness them play called it electrifying. The recordings on Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane are more Monk's than Coltrane's — Monk was signed to Riverside at the time — and the set mixes in three quartet tracks that have the pair working with Wilbur Ware on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums — plus two more from the sessions for the famous Monk's Music record — alternate takes from those sessions, with a larger group that features Gigi Gryce on alto, Coleman Hawkins on additional tenor, and Ray Copeland on trumpet! Quartet tracks include "Ruby My Dear", "Trinkle Trinkle", and "Nutty" — with the larger group on alternates of "Off Minor" and "Epistrophy" — and a solo performance by Monk on an alternate of "Functional." In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, the albums in this reissue series provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land. Max Roach, Art Blakely, Roy Haynes and Thad Jones are among the other jazz immortals featured on the essential Brilliant CornersMonk's Music: Thelonious Monk SeptetThelonious Monk and John ColtraneThelonious in ActionMisterioso5 by Monk by 5 and Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk.

    Add to cart
  • AAPJ 1171 185154 01242024103004 8626

    In stock

    Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two – At the Blackhawk

    58,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Thelonious Monk — Quartet Plus Two At the Blackhawk One of seven standout Thelonious Monk albums from the Riverside Records catalog! Reissued on 180-gram vinyl by Analogue Productions! Mastered AAA by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tape Pressed at Quality Record Pressings Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk — The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. The sextet sessions from which Quartet Plus Two At the Blackhawk sprung started out as a collaboration. The occasion was Monk's second visit to San Francisco. He took his current quartet — Monk on piano; Charlie House, tenor sax; John ore, bass; and Billy Higgins, drums. Plus he added two of the most impressive horn men available on the West Coast — trumpeter Joe Gordon, and tenor sax player Harold Land. This vibrant live performance took place at the famed San Francisco jazz club in 1960. While the entire album showcases the group's remarkable chemistry and improvisational prowess, several standout tracks exemplify the quintet's dynamic energy and innovative approach to jazz. "Epistrophy," the iconic Monk composition, is given new life in a live setting, with its infectious rhythms and memorable melody captivating the audience from the first note. The album displays brilliantly and evocatively several different facets of Monk — his artistry, and his magic. The addition of Land's horn makes for a very soulful set. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, the albums in this reissue series provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land. Max Roach, Art Blakely, Roy Haynes and Thad Jones are among the other jazz immortals featured on the essential Brilliant CornersMonk's Music: Thelonious Monk SeptetThelonious Monk and John ColtraneThelonious in ActionMisterioso5 by Monk by 5 and Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk.

    Add to cart
  • AAPJ 12 226 68346 01242024091612 2869

    In stock

    Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners

    58,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Thelonious Monk — Thelonious In Action One of seven standout Thelonious Monk albums from the Riverside Records catalog! Reissued on 180-gram vinyl by Analogue Productions! Mastered AAA by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tape Pressed at Quality Record Pressings Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk — The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. For Thelonious in Action, Monk recorded live at the Five Spot Café in the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan on August 7, 1958, at the same sessions that produced Misterioso. One of New York's most celebrated jazz rooms, the Five Spot is where Monk first emerged into the spotlight. With him on this date was tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, drummer Roy Haynes, and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik. They created two highly memorable in-performance albums (of which this is the first) of classic Monk repertoire. From the moment Monk's fingers touch the keys on the opening track, "Light Blue," the listener is transported into a world of musical virtuosity and improvisational brilliance. Monk leads the quartet through a series of electrifying performances that are as daring as they are captivating. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, the albums in this reissue series provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land. Max Roach, Art Blakely, Roy Haynes and Thad Jones are among the other jazz immortals featured on the essential Brilliant CornersMonk's Music: Thelonious Monk SeptetThelonious Monk and John ColtraneThelonious in ActionMisterioso5 by Monk by 5 and Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk.

    Add to cart
  • AAPJ 1190 185156 01242024103348 99

    In stock

    Thelonious Monk – Thelonious In Action

    58,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Thelonious Monk — Thelonious In Action One of seven standout Thelonious Monk albums from the Riverside Records catalog! Reissued on 180-gram vinyl by Analogue Productions! Mastered AAA by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tape Pressed at Quality Record Pressings Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk — The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. For Thelonious in Action, Monk recorded live at the Five Spot Café in the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan on August 7, 1958, at the same sessions that produced Misterioso. One of New York's most celebrated jazz rooms, the Five Spot is where Monk first emerged into the spotlight. With him on this date was tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, drummer Roy Haynes, and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik. They created two highly memorable in-performance albums (of which this is the first) of classic Monk repertoire. From the moment Monk's fingers touch the keys on the opening track, "Light Blue," the listener is transported into a world of musical virtuosity and improvisational brilliance. Monk leads the quartet through a series of electrifying performances that are as daring as they are captivating. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, the albums in this reissue series provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land. Max Roach, Art Blakely, Roy Haynes and Thad Jones are among the other jazz immortals featured on the essential Brilliant CornersMonk's Music: Thelonious Monk SeptetThelonious Monk and John ColtraneThelonious in ActionMisterioso5 by Monk by 5 and Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk.

    Add to cart
  • AAPJ 12 242 185151 01242024101258 4400

    Low stock

    Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Music

    58,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Thelonious Monk — Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk Septet One of seven standout Thelonious Monk albums from the Riverside Records catalog! Reissued on 180-gram vinyl by Analogue Productions! Mastered AAA by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tape Pressed at Quality Record Pressings Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk — The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. Monk's Music is a landmark in jazz — easily one of Thelonious Monk's greatest albums ever, and a magical crossroads of talents that brings together a variety of jazz traditions! The work is performed by an ambitious Monk septet that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenor sax — and if you've ever doubted the brilliance of Hawk, this is the record to change your mind. The rest of the group is equally great — with Ray Copeland on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Blakey on drums — all coming together with Monk to craft a perfect set of tunes that are virtually the definition of "modern jazz." Titles include "Abide With Me," "Off Minor," "Crepuscule With Nellie," and "Epistrophy." It's probably true that Monk's own ability to translate his ideas into actual piano performance has seldom if ever been at a higher level of skill and clarity than here on Monk's Music. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, the albums in this reissue series provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land. Max Roach, Art Blakely, Roy Haynes and Thad Jones are among the other jazz immortals featured on the essential Brilliant CornersMonk's Music: Thelonious Monk SeptetThelonious Monk and John ColtraneThelonious in ActionMisterioso5 by Monk by 5 and Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk.

    Add to cart
  • AAPJ 1133 68275 01242024102234 8982

    In stock

    Thelonious Monk – Misterioso

    58,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Thelonious Monk — Misterioso One of seven standout Thelonious Monk albums from the Riverside Records catalog! Reissued on 180-gram vinyl by Analogue Productions! Mastered AAA by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tape Pressed at Quality Record Pressings Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk — The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. For Misterio, Monk recorded live at the Five Spot Café in the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan on August 7, 1958, at the same sessions that produced Thelonious in Action. One of New York's most celebrated jazz rooms, the Five Spot is where Monk first emerged into the spotlight. With him on this date was tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, drummer Roy Haynes, and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik. They created two highly memorable in-performance albums (of which this is the second) of classic Monk repertoire. This recording showcases Monk's distinctive blend of angular melodies, dissonant harmonies, and rhythmic complexity, all delivered with his trademark sense of style and flair. From the hypnotic groove of the title track, "Misterioso," to Monk's passion for inside-out melody lines on "Let's Cool One," each composition on this album is a testament to Monk's unparalleled musical vision. Monk leads the listener on a journey through a sonic landscape that is at once unpredictable and deeply compelling. With its daring improvisations, unexpected twists and turns, and infectious energy, Misterioso captures the essence of Monk's creative spirit and serves as a shining example of his enduring influence on the world of jazz. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, the albums in this reissue series provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land. Max Roach, Art Blakely, Roy Haynes and Thad Jones are among the other jazz immortals featured on the essential Brilliant CornersMonk's MusicThelonious Monk SeptetThelonious Monk and John ColtraneThelonious in ActionMisterioso5 by Monk by 5 and Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk.

    Add to cart
  • tempAAPP 108 45 114091 01042017104605 3531

    In stock

    Joe Walsh – The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get

    88,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    True audiophile joy — now cut at 45 RPM 2LP for better tracking, exceptional bass! Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tapes Plated and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings! Stoughton Printing gatefold tip-on heavyweight cardboard jacket Praise for the 33 1/3 version of The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get "(Side one) ends with the appropriately titled 'Happy Ways,' a Latin-tinged guitar-fest with lovely chunky bass lines that sounds absolutely glorious on this Analogue Productions pressing. The zing of steel string guitar almost sounds dead on the CD and tired on my ancient vinyl pressing, so this is clearly not one of those remasters that's based on an umpteenth generation copy of the tapes. ... You owe it to yourself to hear this album — and it will not sound any better than this spectacular pressing." — Recording = 8/10; Music 10/10 — Jason Kenedy, Hi-Fi+, Issue 148 "An outstanding new 180gm LP reissue from Analogue Productions, with improved sound thanks to a sparkling new remaster by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, makes it clear that this 1973 release remains — with the possible exception of 1978's But Seriously, Folks . . . — the undisputed highlight of Walsh's solo career. ... Another week, another beautiful-sounding, wonderfully packaged reissue from Analogue Productions." Read the whole review here. — Robert Baird, Stereophile.com, May 2017 In between his stints with the James Gang and the Eagles, Joe Walsh tackled his second solo studio album The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get which became his most successful solo outing. The 1973 LP continued the heavy and light rock mix of tracks found on his previous release, Barnstorm. Analogue Productions has done reissue justice to the album that AllMusic decries "features some of the most remembered Joe Walsh tracks, but it's not just these that make the album a success. Each of the nine tracks is a song to be proud of. This is a superb album by anyone's standards." To obtain the best sound possible we turned to Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio to remaster this superb album from the original analog tapes. Next we plated the lacquers and pressed LPs on 180-gram audiophile vinyl at the world's best LP maker, Quality Record Pressings. Top it all off with a deluxe Stoughton Printing gatefold tip-on jacket and you've got the makings for audiophile joy. But would we stop there? Hardly. Now with our 45 RPM release, the best-sounding version of this rock music gem gives listeners an even richer sonic experience. The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. This amazingly eclectic rock album has Joe's smash "Rocky Mountain Way," his hit "Meadows," plus "Bookends," "Wolf; Dreams" and more! Walsh's abililty to swing wildly from one end of the rock scale to the other is unparalleled and makes for an album to suit many tastes.

    Add to cart
  • AAPJ 037 3018 01152009125648 5347

    Backorder

    Thelonious Monk – The Riverside Tenor Sessions

    288,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    180-gram vinyl 7LP box set Mastered AAA by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes Pressed at Quality Record Pressings Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk — The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, these albums provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land. Max Roach, Art Blakely, Roy Haynes and Thad Jones are among the other jazz immortals featured on the essential Brilliant CornersMonk's MusicThelonious Monk and John ColtraneThelonious in ActionMisterioso5 by Monk by 5 and Quartet Plus Two at the Blackhawk. Like the Miles Davis quintet records contained in Analogue Productions' Miles Davis Quintet: The Prestige Recordings, these Monk albums are among the pinnacle of the LP art — now pressed by Quality Record Pressings, and they have never sounded better.

    Show item
  • AUHQR 0015 45 171053 08112022024828 7707

    In stock

    Steely Dan – Gaucho (45 RPM 200 Gram Clarity Vinyl)

    198,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Gaucho — Steely Dan's Grammy-winning seventh studio album now on UHQR! Definitive reissue Ultra High Quality Record, the pinnacle of high-quality vinyl! 45 RPM LP release limited to 20,000 numbered copies Mastered by Bernie Grundman from an analog tape copy originally EQ'd by Bob Ludwig Pressed at Quality Record Pressings using 200-gram Clarity Vinyl® Purest possible pressing and most visually stunning presentation and packaging! Tip-on old style gatefold double pocket jackets with film lamination by Stoughton Printing "The original didn't have powerful bass and neither does the UHQR. It would have been easy to screw this up by boosting the bass but that wasn't done here. Instead, bass attack has been clarified and 'tightened' but at the same time cutting at 45 seems to have added suppleness. On 'Goucho' listen to the 'stop and start' clarity of Becker's bass lines produced by the quiet vinyl and 45rpm cut. There are percussive elements and accents in the left channel I've never heard so clearly." — Conclusion? "This is the definitive version of this record. If your analog front end is up to delivering it, I think you'll agree." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 11/11 — Michael Fremer, TrackingAngle.com. To read Fremer's full review, click here. "...there are things I heard on the original that were always there but I didn't fully pick up on them until I heard the UHQR ... like some very subtle cymbal taps between the 2 minute 9 second and 2 minute 15 second mark in 'Babylon Sisters' - you see it's just these type of details that come out at you in this UHQR that seem a bit more recessed in the original. ... Sonics in the base and the mid and the trebles were all 10s and the imaging and openness and airiness is a 10-plus ... at the end of the day we end up with this 9.9 rating for the new UHQR out of 10 so what else can you say, it doesn't get much better than that." — David Bianco, Safe & Sound Texas Audio Excursion, YouTube video. In their review of GauchoRolling Stone proclaims, "Steely Dan have perfected the aesthetic of the tease. Their sound is as slippery as their (lyrical) irony." Gaucho — the iconic seventh studio album by Steely Dan, released in November 1980 — and Grammy-winner for Best Engineered Non-Classical Recording, was also Grammy-nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The album represents the band's musical evolution towards a more polished and sleek sound, featuring a collection of meticulously crafted songs that blend jazz, rock, and pop music, while exploring themes of decadence, longing, and disillusionment. Gaucho's title track is a jazzy instrumental piece. The standout tracks on the album include "Hey Nineteen," a catchy and upbeat tune that features a memorable saxophone riff and lyrics about an older man's attraction to a young woman, and "Babylon Sisters," a funky and groovy track that showcases the band's impeccable sense of rhythm and melody. The sessions for Gaucho represented the band's typical penchant for studio perfectionism and obsessive recording technique. To record the album, the band used at least 42 different musicians, spent more than a year in the studio, and far exceeded the original monetary advance given by the record label. Still, the album features multiple layers of instrumentation, carefully crafted arrangements, and the use of top-notch session musicians to create a lush and sophisticated sound that is uniquely Steely Dan. Despite its critical and commercial success, Gaucho was a challenging album to make. During the two-year span in which the album was recorded, the band was plagued by a number of creative, personal and professional problems. MCA, Warner Bros. and Steely Dan had a three-way legal battle over the rights to release the album. After it was released, jazz musician Keith Jarrett was given a co-writing credit on the title track after threatening legal action over plagiarism of Jarrett's song "'Long As You Know You're Living Yours." Gaucho marked a significant stylistic change for the band, introducing a more minimal, groove- and atmosphere-based format. The harmonically complex chord changes that were a distinctive mark of earlier Steely Dan songs are less prominent on Gaucho, with the record's songs tending to revolve around a single rhythm or mood, although complex chord progressions were still present particularly in "Babylon Sisters" and "Glamour Profession." Gaucho proved to be Steely Dan's final studio album that Donald Fagen and Walter Becker would make together until the year 2000. Gaucho reached No. 9 on the U.S. album chart and was certified platinum-selling. "Hey Nineteen" reached No. 10 on the U.S. Singles Chart and went to No. 1 in Canada. Pitchfork, in its review, describes the almost "pathologically overdetermined production" as elegant, arid and a little forbidding. "Every last tinkling chime sounds like it took 12 days to mix, because chances are, it did." The New York Times deemed Gaucho the best album of 1980, beating out Talking Heads' Remain in Light and Joy Division's Closer. Founded by core members Walter Becker (bass) and Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards), Steely Dan's popularity rose throughout the late 1970s on, and their seven albums throughout that period of time blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Steely Dan created a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks, complex harmonies and time signatures, and a devotion to the recording studio. Becker and Fagen, with producer Gary Katz, gradually changed Steely Dan from a performing band to a studio project, hiring session musicians to record their compositions. The duo didn't perform live between 1974 and 1993. But their popularity nevertheless grew throughout the '70s as their albums became critical favorites and their singles became staples of Adult Oriented Radio and pop radio stations. After a brief battle with esophageal cancer, Walter Becker died on September 3, 2017 at the age of 67. Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001. VH1 ranked Steely Dan at No. 82 on their list of the 100 Greatest Musical Artists of All Time. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 15 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time. This stereo UHQR reissue will be limited to 20,000 copies, with gold foil individually numbered jackets, housed in a premium slipcase with a wooden dowel spine. Gaucho remains a testament to Steely Dan's enduring musical legacy and their ability to create timeless music that transcends genre and style.

    Add to cart
  • AVER 898678 185343 02022024114818 3612

    Backorder

    Ella Fitzgerald – Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    New for 2024! Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!   Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!   Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes   180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!   Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets   Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds "...this new version mastered by Bernie Grundman ... sure sounds warmer than I remember the Classic being, but my system's much improved since I last played this record. ... if you have one of those — original, Classic or Acoustic Sounds double 45, you're all set, and if you don't, you'll definitely like this one for music, sound, gatefold laminated jacket and of course Ella's wonderful performance backed by a great combo! Easy to recommend and I do!" — Music = 9/11; Sound = 10/11 — Michael Fremer, TrackingAngle.com. Read the entire review here. Fourteen numbers from the heyday of swing, composed sometime between 1930 and 1945 — played and sung time and time again in ballrooms, or on the radio to advertise biscuits or war bonds, were recorded by Ella in completely new and personal interpretations in 1961. No one should be put off by the rather unfortunate cover. Clap Hands... is absolutely top notch as regards musicality, perfect recording quality, superb accompaniment by a small ensemble, with room for improvisations; it offers a wonderful opportunity to discover something new in these evergreens, despite the occasionally banal lyrics. The songs of this recording conjure up bygone days, with listeners in the 21st century being offered a highly personal homage to one of the most successful periods in the 100-year history of jazz. Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve's Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

    Show item
  • AAPP 076 45 98049 02182020011918 7237

    In stock

    Dean Martin – Dream With Dean – The Intimate Dean Martin

    88,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Now on 45 RPM LP, mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith from the analog tapes Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings Deluxe "tip-on" gatefold jackets by Stoughton Printing "Dean's voice here caresses the microphone like few other male singers' ever have, and the quartet stays politely in the background. This collection of popular tunes is perfect for the 45 RPM treatment. ... Martin had a gorgeous voice and it's beautifully recorded and reproduced here." — Recording = 10/10; Music = 6/10 - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 126 "Here Dean is accompanied by a quartet of West Coast performing and studio veterans: Barney Kessel (guitar), Red Mitchell (bass), his long time accompanist Ken Lane (piano) and Irv Cottler (drums). Martin sounds as if he's within inches of the microphone with the backing players mixed to keep the vocals way upfront. On the opener that's not a 'tic', it's Martin's lips smacking. That's a gutsy move for any vocalist but Martin adds to the daring by laying almost completely off the reverb send. He's in your room. The recording is simply astonishing. It's a show-stopper at every audio show ... The Analogue Productions first class gatefold packaging includes a laminated 'Tip-On' jacket and two wonderful studio shots, beautifully reproduced in black and white showing a relaxed and happy Dean Martin in what looks like Gold Star Studios. ... If you're going to have one Dean Martin record, this one would be it." — Music = 9/11; Sound = 11/11 — Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. Read the whole review here. "The packaging of Dream with Dean is absolutely flawless. ... The LPs were truely hefty, tipping the LP balance beam at a highly commendable 207 grams for LP A, and 210 grams for LP B. Both were exceptionally flat, and without scuffs or skid marks due to sloppy handling. ... Solid as a rock, clean, flat and unmarked. LPs like this really set the standard ... I've never seen better than this. ... If you haven't heard the new Analogue Productions' reissue of Dean Martin's Dream With Dean on Analogue Productions / Quality Record Pressings 45 RPM LP, then you are missing one of the very finest examples of 'palpability' that I've ever heard. A reference classic." — Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief, Positive Feedback Online, March/April 2015. Read the entire review here. Dream With Dean - The Intimate Dean Martin is back bigger and better than ever! We've gone the deluxe Analogue Productions route - remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, cut at 45 RPM, plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. Then packaged in deluxe tip-on gatefold jackets from Stoughton Printing. A great title, a brilliant reissue. Exceptional! "A profile of a rugged Dean Martin by the fireplace with a cigarette adorns the jacket of this very interesting concept album. As Stan Cornyn's liner notes explain, 'his longtime accompanist' on piano, Ken Lane, with 'three of Hollywood's most thoughtful rhythm men' — those being drummer Irv Cottler, bassist Red Mitchell, and guitarist Barney Kessel — do create a mood, Dean Martin performing as if he were a lounge singer at 1:15 a.m. as the Saturday night crowd is dwindling. His signature tune, 'Everybody Loves Somebody,' is here in a laid-back style, produced by Jimmy Bowen, who would go on to produce Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, and so many others, also the same man who was behind the 1964 No. 1 smash. "This album with the original Martin recording was released after the hit single version and on the same day as the Everybody Loves Somebody LP, but how many times does the audience get a different studio reading of a seminal hit record? Not only that, but the version that preceded the hit. The backing is so sparse it is almost a cappella, with Kessel's guitar noodlings and Ken Lane's piano. The bass is mostly invisible, coming in only when needed. It's a slow and sultry version that caps off side one. "Martin is just crooning away, and if the album has one drawback, it is that the 12 songs are incessant in their providing the same atmosphere. The backing quartet does not deviate from their job, nor does producer Jimmy Bowen add any technique, other than putting Martin's voice way out in the mix. But Dream With Dean was no doubt the product of excellent research and development, as Bowen landed 11 Top 40 hits with the singer from 1964's "Everybody Loves Somebody," which evolved out of this original idea, to 1967's 'Little Old Wine Drinker, Me.' It sounds as if they tracked the album in one afternoon, and it is not only a very pleasant listening experience, it shows what a tremendous vocalist Dean Martin truly was." — AllMusic.

    Add to cart
  • CAPP 139 SA 171051 08112022023205 7417

    In stock

    Steely Dan – Aja SACD

    44,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    Aja — Steely Dan's landmark sixth studio album reissue Hybrid Stereo SACD release from Analogue Productions Mastered by Bernie Grundman from an analog, non-Dolby EQ'd quarter-inch 15 ips tape copy Plays in all CD and SACD players If you were an audiophile in the late 1970s, you owned AjaRolling Stone, which ranks 1977's Aja at No. 63 on its latest 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, says "this was Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's no-holds barred stab at becoming a huge mainstream jazz-pop success. "And sure enough, thanks to sweet, slippery tracks like 'Deacon Blues,' and 'Peg,' this collegiate band with a name plucked from a William Burroughs novel and a songbook full of smart, cynical lyrics became bona fide superstars, shooting to the Top Five and selling platinum. And yes, Aja even won a Grammy for Best Engineeed Album." Fagan and Becker would assemble a revolving cast of almost 40 session musicians to play on the album, consisting of some of the all-time greats, including Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, Wayne Shorter, Steve Gadd, Lee Ritenour, Timothy B. Schmidt — it's a long list. It's a Who's Who of session superstars. The album name and its title track were inspired by a South Korean woman whom a high school friend's brother had married after serving in the army in her country. The chord progressions and melodies are so unique and so typically Steely Dan. The drum solo at the end of the title track by Steve Gadd is also astounding. Founded by core members Walter Becker (bass) and Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards), Steely Dan's popularity rose throughout the late 1970s on, and their seven albums throughout that period of time blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Steely Dan created a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks, complex harmonies and time signatures, and a devotion to the recording studio. Becker and Fagen, with producer Gary Katz, gradually changed Steely Dan from a performing band to a studio project, hiring session musicians to record their compositions. The duo didn't perform live between 1974 and 1993. But their popularity nevertheless grew throughout the '70s as their albums became critical favorites and their singles became staples of Adult Oriented Radio and pop radio stations. After a brief battle with esophageal cancer, Walter Becker died on September 3, 2017 at the age of 67. Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001. VH1 ranked Steely Dan at No. 82 on their list of the 100 Greatest Musical Artists of All Time. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 15 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.

    Add to cart
  • AAPJ 158 185792 02272024114709 9116

    Pre-order

    Dizzy Gillespie – Dizzy Gillespie’s Big 4

    54,00 

    Includes 19% MwSt DE
    Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries.

    180-gram vinyl Cut from parts mastered by Doug Sax from the original analog master tape Pressed at Quality Record Pressings Housed in Stoughton Printing tip-on single pocket jacket The relationship between Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Brown goes back to the mid-1940s when Brown was the bassist in Gillespie's magnificent big band. Joe Pass and Mickey Roker came along somewhat later. When he heard them, Dizzy understood immediately that they were worthy of admission into the inner circle of musicians whose artistic life was centered in the bebop tradition that he and Charlie Parker had established. The core of that tradition is perfectly expressed in this blistering version of "Be Bop," a piece Dizzy wrote in 1942 that still tests musicians' ability to express themselves at high velocity. Gillespie's tender side and harmonic wisdom are disclosed in "Hurry Home" and "September Song," his blues expressiveness in his classic "Birks' Works." Pass solos beautifully and rounds out a stunning rhythm section. Cut from metal parts mastered by Doug Sax from the original analog master tape. Pressed at Quality Record Pressings for superior sound quality, and housed in a Stoughton Printing tip-on single pocket jacket.

    Add to cart