Duke Pearson – The Phantom - 180g LP ( REPRESS )

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Duke Pearson – The Phantom - 180g LP ( REPRESS )
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Tone Poet / Blue Note - BST 84293 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio 

AAA 100% Analogue  - Limited Edition -  Audiophile Mastering - Pressed  at RTI

The simmering groove of the 10-minute opening title track of Duke Pearson's magnificent 1968 album The Phantom sets the stage for one of the most under-recognized gems of the Blue Note catalog. The pianist, composer, arranger, and Blue Note stalwart assembled a superb cast of musicians including vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, flutist Jerry Dodgion, guitarists Sam Brown and Al Gafa, bassist Bob Cranshaw and the magnificent percussion team of Mickey Roker, Victor Pantojo and "Potato" Valdes on drums and congas. Other highlights include the crisp bossa beat of "Los Ojos Alegres (The Happy Eyes)" and the tender "Say You're Mine", which first appeared on Donald Byrd's album The Cat Walk.
 
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series:
"Tone Poet" Joe Harley - co-founder and co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters audiophile vinyl series - is the producer of this new series of all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe packaging. Mastering was done by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl was manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). The titles were handpicked by Harley and cover lesser-known Blue Note classics, modern era standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note catalog.
 
Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180 gm audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Blue Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
 
The so-called Tone Poet (Joe Harley) is confident that his audiophile reissues will allow 21st-century listeners to hear what the musicians heard as the master tape was played back on the studio monitors in Rudy Van Gelder's studio 50 or 60 years ago. He believes that, in terms of quality, Blue Note albums have never sounded or looked better. "Every aspect of these Blue Note releases is done to the highest possible standard," he says. "It means that you will never find a superior version."
 
Musicians
Duke Pearson piano
Jerry Dodgion flute, alto flute
Bobby Hutcherson vibes
Sam Brown guitar
Al Gafa guitar
Bob Cranshaw bass
Mickey Roker drums
Victor Pantoja congas
Carlos Valdés conga, güiro
 
Selections
Side A:
The Phantom
Blues For Alvina
Bunda Amerela (Little Yellow Streetcar)
Side B:
Los Ojos Alegres (The Happy Eyes)
Say You're Mine
The Moana Surf

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