Analogue Productions - ABNJ 81595 - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl - 753088159510
Mastered By Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray at Acoustech Mastering
AAA 100% Analogue - Blue Note 1595 - 45RPM - Limited Edition - Pressed at QRP
Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud." – Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile,
The Absolute Sound 40th Anniversary Best Sounding Music!
TAS Recommended! Rated a 'Best Audiophile Label Recording' in the November 2009 issue of The Absolute Sound!
Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM
+ mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech + pressed on two 180-gram virgin vinyl LPs by RTI = THE ULTIMATE LP REISSUE!
The same formula that made the Fantasy 45 Series perhaps the most successful audiophile reissue collection ever is now being reapplied to Blue Note reissues!
"...one won't be disappointed by this reissued Rudy Van Gelder classic one iota! (Nor will anyone be let down by the Best 45 RPM jazz albums or the Blue Note reissues released by Music Matters or Analogue Productions. These albums are exceptional and worth every penny.)...The sound on Something Else is something else too! There is a timbral realism and sense of projection to Adderley's sax that is rarely encountered on vinyl. RVG outdid himself recording this classic jazz LP - and Mssrs. Hoffman and Gray did a great job of preserving the sound of the master tape...it's a no brainer to snap up the limited edition Something Else before it goes out of print!" - Myles B. Astor, Positive Feedback Online, Issue 44
"Cannonball Adderley's Somethin' Else. Known by many as Kind of Blue II, arguably produced the finest version of 'Autumn Leaves' and 'Love For Sale' ever recorded, it was a legitimate attempt to bring Miles back for an encore. The muted tonality is a tour de force…a clinic on trumpet if you will." – Rich Brown, Klipsch Audio Technologies
"…This is one of the best-loved titles in the Blue Note catalog. How does this 45 RPM two disc re-issue stack up to the original? Will this new remastering of 'Love For Sale' have you thinking about putting your original pressing up for sale? The sound of my original mono and stereo pressings, as well as the Mobile Fidelity CD are all pretty good sounding recordings of great jazz. But this version leaves them all in the dust…the rock solid horn sound and the improved timbre add so much to the 'you are there' feeling on this new release, that for me there is no going back to my original pressings." Recording = 8/10; Music = 10/10 – Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 59
"…As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands…Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me…I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud." – Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008
One of the best known record dates in the history of modern jazz, the chemistry among Adderley, Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones and Art Blakey is amazing. Their reworkings of "Autumn Leaves" and "Love For Sale" are masterpieces. Miles' title tune and Nat Adderley's "One For Daddy-O" are classics.
When Cannonball Adderley scheduled the 1958 recording of what was to be his only Blue Note LP, he called on his old employer from their days as quintet members on Columbia, Miles Davis. The reunion resulted in one of the greatest and most revered Jazz LPs ever: "Somethin' Else." The quintet delivers beautiful strong renditions of Autumn Leaves, Love For Sale, One For Daddy-O, Dancing In The Dark, and the title tune.
Cut from the original first generation analog masters, it sizzles.
Miles Davis, trumpet
Cannonball Adderley, alto sax
Hank Jones, piano
Sam Jones, bass
Art Blakey, drums
1. Autumn Leaves
2. Love For Sale
3. Somethin' Else
4. One For Daddy-O
5. Dancing In The Dark
ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
AAA 100% ANALOGUE
We use the Original Tapes and work with only the Best Mastering Studios
QUALITY RECORD PRESSINGS
Plated and Pressed at QRP the world`s Best Pressing Plant on Virgin Vinyl
Meticulous Test Pressing evaluation and Quality Control
Highest Quality Jackets and Rice Paper Inner Sleeves
Less than 1,000 Records per Stamper
Released in Limited Quantities