Impex - IMP6024 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Robert Mark Pincus at Cohearent Audo
AAA 100% Analogue - Limited Edition - Pressed at RTI
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
But it’s also really nice to receive something fresh, and this neverbefore-released gem recorded live in August of 1962 at the White House Seminar American Jazz Concert is pretty wonderful Disc - The Absolute Sound Top 10 Records of 2016
This is intimacy with a capital 'I', a long-forgotten set performed on the Washington Mall for President Kennedy. Brubeck naturally offered "Take Five" and three more; Bennett obliged with "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "Lullaby of Broadway", "One For My Baby", "Rags To Riches", "Just In Time" and five more—four with Brubeck's backing. This is one to treasure." - Ken Kessler, Hifi News
A thoroughly enjoyable ear on a piece of history more than a "historical performance" by anyone involved, Bennett/Brubeck is nonetheless a record I found myself playing more times than I expected to before sitting down to write this. There's something about a live performance from a time when life was so much simpler, even if more jittery and dangerous because of the cold war, that makes you want to go back in time and enjoy it all again Sound 8/10 Music 8/10 Michael Fremer analogplanet.com
I was unprepared for the quality of the sound, given the circumstances of the recording. It is remarkably good for its age and captures the event in honest, unfettered fidelity. I’m certain that the remastering by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus, along with the dead-quiet surfaces of the RTI-pressed vinyl, contributed to this. If the soundstage is a bit flat, blame that on the limits imposed by the outdoor acoustics.I heartily recommend this set to anyone who wants to settle in for an hour of grand music-making by two masters of the craft. Disappointment is not an option - TheAudioBeat
Original recordings produced by Teo Macero
Mixed and mastered by Mark G. Wilder at Battery Studios, NYC
180g Vinyl for the First Time!
Features High-Gloss Gatefold Jacket With Metallic Embellished Ink!
A historic collaboration by two of jazz music's greatest artists is finally available on 180g Double LP Set!
Impex Records' deluxe production captures the amazing outdoor acoustics with fine detail and wide dynamic range.
The beautiful gatefold jacket is coated in a vintage high-gloss lacquer and embellished in metallic ink.
Playing the popular White House Sessions concert on the Washington Mall for President John F. Kennedy, these titans of popular jazz have a great time informing, joking and playing the lights out. You'll want to play the grooves out of Impex's impeccably produced issue of this lost treasure. Quiet surfaces, incredible dynamics, full frequency responses and deluxe packaging will provide years of listening and viewing pleasure.
*Ted Gioia, from the liner notes for The White House Sessions
The White House Session, Live 1962 contains inspired performances of classic tunes "Take Five", "Castilian Blues", "Lullaby of Birdland", and "I Left My Heart In San Francisco".
For the first time ever on 180g LP, this two LP set is beautifully re-mastered and the original artwork has been carefully replicated.
Two remarkable visionaries at the peak of the powers, Dave Brubeck and his quartet and Tony Bennett (both with his group and with Bennett with trio) give hot performances of some of their biggest hits: Brubeck's revved up "Take Five," and Tony Bennett's soulful "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Playing the popular White House Sessions concert on the Washington Mall for President John F. Kennedy, these titans of popular jazz have a great time informing, joking and playing the lights out. You'll want to play the grooves out of Impex's impeccably produced issue of this lost treasure.
Quiet surfaces, incredible dynamics, full frequency responses and deluxe packaging will provide years of listening and viewing pleasure.
Since both were performing their own sets at the White House Seminar American Jazz Concert on the Sylvan Theater grounds on August 28, 1962, Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck decided to perform an impromptu collaborative set together that day, and although one song from it was eventually released, a version of "That Old Black Magic," the rest of the hour-or-so-long tape ended up lost in the vast Sony catalog vault, filed, as it turned out, with several classical tapes, until it surfaced again shortly after Brubeck's death in 2012.
Now finally available, it reveals two master performers at the very top of their respective games. Bennett's signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," had been released only a couple of weeks before the concert, while Brubeck's "Take Five" had just begun to take on its iconic significance. Brubeck and his quartet, Paul Desmond on alto sax, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums, played a four-song set, followed by a six-song set from Bennett and his band, with Ralph Sharon on piano, Hal Gaylor on bass, and Billy Exiner on drums.
Each of which purveys a loose, fun elegance that makes this archival find a true treasure. Bennett and Brubeck would not perform together again until both appeared and briefly reunited on-stage at the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival.
Gatefold jacket coated in vintage high-gloss lacquer & embellished in metallic ink
Dave Brubeck, piano
Paul Desmond, alto sax
Eugene Wright, bass
Joe Morello, drums
Tony Bennett, vocals
Ralph Sharon, piano
Hal Gaylor, bass
Billy Exiner, drums
2. Take Five
3. Bank Introduction
5. Thank you ( Djiekuje )
6. Castilian Blues
2. Just In Time
3. Small World
4. Make Someone Happy
5. Rags To Riches
6. One For my Baby ( And One More For The Road )
7. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
8. Lullaby Of Broadway
10. That Old Black Magic
11. There Will Never Be Another You
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.
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