Analogue Productions - APRJ 7095 - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering - Mono - Prestige 7095
Limited Edition - Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering from the Orginal Mono Master Tapes
200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings has a flat edge profile and deep groove label, true to the original LP - Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket
The chances of finding a yellow label original with the 50th street address are nil and yet another of Kevin Grays excellent mastering jobs make that exercise pointless for all but trophy hunters . Avery enjoyable session you.ll listen to repeatably Sound 8/10 Music 10/10 HIFI + Nov 2014
WOW! I love this album; the music is simply awesome. I love the songs, the arrangements, and most of all the way it’s played. This Prestige re-master on the Analogue Productions label, has quickly become my favorite Sonny Rollins album and I have a few I love. It is simply wonderful by any way you measure a great album! On this LP we have jazz tenor saxophonist, Sonny Rollins and his Quintet of Wade Legge on piano, George Morrow on bass, Max Roach on drums and finally Kenny Dorhan on trumpet.
Please don’t let the fact that it is mono or the fact it was recorded in 1956 scare you away. The sound and the music is as good as Jazz gets! - Dagogo Review
As the tenor sax is not in the same key as an alto, Sonny Rollins would have to transpose a lot of music to take a tribute to Charlie Parker to a high level. Instead Rollins has chosen standards associated with Parker, and recorded them within a year after Bird’s passing.
The music certainly has its moments, as on the inexhaustible 27-minute medley of seven tunes seamlessly stitched together. Rollins plays the melody on alternating songs "I Remember You" and "They Can’t Take That Away from Me," Kenny Dorham has at it for "My Melancholy Baby" and "Just Friends," with Wade Legge getting his two cents in on trio only versions of "Old Folks" and "My Little Suede Shoes."
Finally the whole band joins in on the ten-minute medley finale "Star Eyes." Two independent selections accompany the medley: Rollins does the ballad "I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your (Her) Face," from the musical "My Fair Lady" and the horns finally play together for the nearly 12-minute cool waltz "Kids Know."
This album was recorded in1956 and is another example of what rare gold there is on those old mono tapes that were done at Rudy Van Gelder’s Studio. Thankfully, this Analogue Productions release of Rollins Plays for Bird was cut from the analogue master tapes and then pressed on 200-gram vinyl. The tenor sax is not in the same key as an alto sax so Sonny Rollins would have had to transpose a lot of music to make this tribute to Bird. Instead, Rollins has chosen standards associated with Parker, and recorded them within a year after Bird’s passing. The result is superb. The 29-minute medley of standards is just an incredible musical experience. Highly Recommended! - Dagogo
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone
Kenny Dorham, trumpet
Wade Legge, piano
George Morrow, bass
Max Roach, drums
I Remember You
My Melancholy Baby
They Can't Take That Away From Me
My Little Suede Shoes
2. Kids Now
3. I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face
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