AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Blue Note - BLP-1530 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series!
In honor of Blue Note Records' 80th Anniversary, the legendary Jazz label is launching the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series. Distinct from the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, this 2nd series curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman features mid-priced 180g vinyl releases in standard packaging with albums spanning the many eras of the label's history presented by themes: Blue Note Debuts, Blue Grooves, Great Reid Miles Covers, Blue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders.
German Jazz pianist Jutta Hipp remains one of the most intriguing yet little known figures in Blue Note history. A unique and short lived presence on the NYC Jazz scene in the mid 1950s, Hipp moved to the U.S. with the aid of critic Leonard Feather and recorded a series of Blue Note releases that culminated with Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims, a sublime date with the feeling of a high level blowing session featuring tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, trumpeter Jerry Lloyd and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik. Highlights of the set including the uptempo opener "Just Blues" and the gorgeous ballad "Violets for Your Furs", and the album—which features a seminal graphic cover design by Reid Miles—turned out to be her final recording as Hipp left the music scene shortly thereafter.
• All Analog
• Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes
• Pressed at Optimal in Germany
Jutta Hipp, piano
Zoot Sims, tenor saxophone
Jerry Lloyd, trumpet
Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass
Ed Thigpen, drums
1. Just Blues
2. Violets For Your Furs
3. Down Home
1. Almost Like Being In Love
2. Wee Dot
3. Too Close For Comfort