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New Arrivals: JVC's Time Label Masterpiece Reissue Series - This time on audiophile 200-gram vinyl!

New Arrivals: JVC's Time Label Masterpiece Reissue Series - This time on audiophile 200-gram vinyl!

by Hajime 20. January 2009 01:46
A sonic marvel for audiophiles and invaluable treasure for jazz lovers and collectors! In this series of amazing vinyl reissue of Time label classic jazz recordings, reissue producer Akira Taguchi (of the XRCD fame) pulled all the stops.

With the sole exception of Booker Little, which was sourced from an LP transferred to a tape in the early 1960s, all the titles were remastered and cut from the original 2-channel master tapes by the legendary engineer Bernie Grundman, using a very special hybrid (tube and solid state) tape playback system. The lacquer was then sent to Japan to be pressed as an audiophile, 200-gram vinyl LP with the best quality control in the world.

Booker Little [200g LP]
Swing Journal Gold Disc! Booker Little, one of the only four albums the brilliant trumpeter recorded in his all too brief career, is considered by many as his best. He was only 22 years old when he recorded this album, and he died of illness the following year. Also important is the participation of the then-24-years-old bassist Scott LaFaro.(Rec. 1960)

Sonny Clark Trio [200g LP]
Swing Journal Gold Disc! Booker Little, one of the only four albums the brilliant trumpeter recorded in his all too brief career, is considered by many as his best. He was only 22 years old when he recorded this album, and he died of illness the following year. Also important is the participation of the then-24-years-old bassist Scott LaFaro.(Rec. 1960)

Max Roach / Award-Winning Drummer [200g LP]
Award-Winning Drummer is a strong record by the legendary drummer Max Roach. It features, in addition to the brillitant and varied drumming of the leader, young and talented horn players Booker Little (trumpet) and Goerge Coleman (tenor sax). The addition of Ray Draper, who plays the tuba, adds an interesting tonal color to the proceedings. (Rec. 1959)

Terry Gibbs / Hootenanny My Way [200g LP]
World premier release on CD! This is a very unique album by vibist Terry Gibbs. As the title suggests, this is a collection of well-known folk songs, but the ever-swinging Gibbs and co. turned them all into real, swinging jazz music. Also worth noting is the participation of pianist Alice McLeod, who would later marry John Coltrane. (Rec. 1963)

Kenny Dorham / Jazz Contemporary [200g LP]
Jazz Contemporaray is a relatively low-profile album by trumpeter Kenny Dorham. His quiet demeaner and non-flashy style may have put him in a category of perpetually underappreciated musicians, but as you can hear in this album, his talents as trumpeter and composer are undisputed. (Rec. 1960)

Kenny Dorham / Showboat [200g LP]
Swing Journal Gold Disc! This is a popular album by the great trumpeter Kenny Dorham featuring six Jerome Kern compositions from the famous broadway musical Showboat. The all-star cast includes Jimmy Heath, Kenny Drew, Jimmy Garrison and Art Taylor! (Rec. 1960)

Bennie Green [200g LP]
Before recording this eponymous album for Time, trombonist Bennie Green had performed with Earl Hines, Gene Ammons, and Charlie Ventura, and recorded for Prestige and Blue Note. The warm and soulful trombone sound of Green is complimented well by the brawny tenor sound of Jimmy Forrest, and the talented pianist Sonny Clark provides three original compositions in addition to his great playing. (Rec. 1960)

StanleyTurrentine / The Man [200g LP]
Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine's first leader album features his brother and trumpeter Tommy, Max Roach, George Duvivier, Tommy Flanagan and Sonny Clark. Turrentine, who already had been nicknamed "The Man" at age 25, bursted onto the jazz scene with this soulful and powerful performance. (Rec. 1960)

Tommy Turrentine [200g LP]
This is the only leader album by the talented but forgotten trumpeter, Tommy Turrentine. In addition to his brother Stanley, he is joined here by Julian Priester, Horace Parlan and Max Roach. (Rec. 1959)

Jackie Paris / Sings The Lyrics Of Ira Gershwin [200g LP]
On one of the few albums recorded under his own name, singer Jackie Paris focused on the lyrics of Ira Gershwin and purposefully avoided the coompositions of George Gershwin. On this swinging set, Paris is supported comfortably by a jazz combo led by arranger Irvin Joseph and augmented by a string quartet. (Rec. 1960)

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