Impex - IMP6022-45 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - 45rpm Box Set
3000 Numbered Limited Edition
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered by Kevin Gray at Acoustech
The sonics on these 45rpm vinyl pressings are off the charts! I'm not a huge jazz fan but the sonics are so compelling I keep playing them over & over. - AudioReview
Numbered Limited Edition 6 x 45 RPM LP Wooden Box Set + Insert
Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu & Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI!
Finally returning after a long and mysterious absence, Impex's re-pressing of the highly collectible Three Blind Mice 45 Box has been improved in almost every way: a full-cover wood box, newly rendered LP jackets with improved clarity and color, a deluxe four-color insert with session photos and brand new notes by noted radio personality and audiophile Tom Schnabel (Rhythm Planet / KCRW Los Angeles).
Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu (Misty, Midnight Sugar) and Kevin Gray (Blow Up) and pressed at RTI, this limited edition set will live up to and surpass all of your most demanding judgments.
Just another way Impex Records is redefining definitive.
The Highly Anticipated, 180 Gram 45rpm Audiophile Vinyl Collector's Box Set containing three of the most sought-After titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog; "Blow Up", "Midnight Sugar", and "Misty"; Six discs in all!
Isao Suzuki's Blow-Up is virtuosity and class all rolled up into one. A great combination of upbeat blues and mellow grooves! The album was awarded "Jazz of Japan" Award and the Jazz Disk Award of "Swing Journal" in 1973.
Touring with the Micky Curtis Band, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto had the chance to explore several international experiences that he would later use on his 1974 album, Misty. as he worked with this band in France, England and Switzerland. On “Midnight Sugar” the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio plays two of Tsuyoshi’s own blues improvisations followed by jazz ballads that became standards for the Trio. The combination of these titles is nothing but exceptional.
The Yamamoto Trio's Midnight Sugar was recorded March 1, 1974 at Aoi Studio, Tokyo. It earned the Best Engineering Award and Jazz Disc Award of Swing Journal in 1974. It is Yamamoto’s unmistakable skill and his jazz feeling which adds that certain touch of liveliness and spontaneity and makes Midnight Sugar a unique experience.
The Yamamoto Trio's Misty is a Stoned Cold Killer! A1 Reference Material!!! Misty earned both the "Best Engineering" Award and Jazz Dick Award of Swing Journal in 1974. Recorded at Aoi Studio, Tokyo, on August 7, 1974. Tsuyoshi Yamamoto is highly musical and his expressions natural, neither overly technical nor serious, his performance is relaxed and melodious.
This Audiophile 180 Gram 45rpm 6LP Collector's Box Set is an Absolute Must Have for Jazz and Music Lovers alike!!!
Isao Suzuki, bass & cello
Kunihiko Sugano, piano & Fender-piano
George Otsuka, drums
Takashi Mizuhashi, bass
Misty & Midnight Sugar Musicians:
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, piano
Isoo Fukui, bass
Tetsujiro Obara, drums
1. Aqua Marine
2. Everything Happens To Me
1. Blow Up
1. Like It Is
2. I Can't Get Started
1. Low Flight
Album 2 -
1. Midnight Sugar
1. I'm A Fool To Want You
1. The Nearness of You
1. It Could Happen To You
2. Sweet Georgia Blues
1. Honeysuckle Rose
2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
1. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
2. Angel Eyes
Impex Records is the exciting audiophile label from the team that brought you Cisco Music. With more than 20 years experience and 150 titles released, Cisco Music developed many of the techniques used by other labels to make higher quality 180-gram LPs, SACDs and Gold and aluminum CDs.
We brought definitive editions Jennifer Warnes' The Well, The Hunter and Famous Blue Raincoat in multiple formats, including a 45 rpm box set that Absolute Sound magazine declared "defines the state-of-the--art in vinyl playback." Other classic reissues we nurtured to fantastic rebirths include the jazz-rock perfection of Steely Dan's Aja, Joan Baez' Farewell Angelina, NathanMilstein's poetic interpretation of Dvorak's Violin Concerto and four exquisite 45-rpm Three Blind Mice LPs.
Even in our humbler origins we were trusted with the distribution and production of The Super Analogue Disc, the original audiophile 180-gram LPs. King Records recognized, from the very beginning, that Cisco Music brought unflinching passion to the music and unflailing dedication to the process of bringing that music to the most discerning listeners in the world.
Now as Impex Records some of the original Cisco staff (Abey Fonn, Robert Pincus and Robert Sliger), along with Robert Donnelly, will follow and expand our own high standards for a new generation of audiophile products. Analog products will always be cut using analog tapes and analog mastering at the finest mastering facilities like Sterling, Cohearent and Bernie Grundman--just as it should be. Gold CD's will always be cut with high-definition digital or analog tape transfers from original sources. We will introduce America to Sony's revolutionary Blu-Spec CD, which redefines production excellence in 16-bit digital playback.
With a singular vision for making the best records anywhere, Impex Records is poised to expand Cisco Music's peerless legacy well into the 21st century. It's going to be quite a journey and we look forward to your joining us. We have committed ourselves, with every new release, to your complete satisfaction.