McCoy Tyner - Expansions - 180g LP

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McCoy Tyner - Expansions - 180g LP
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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 84338 -  180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio 

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

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 gatefold 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."

Of pianist McCoy Tyner's seven Blue Note albums of the 1967-1970 period, Expansions is the most definitive. Tyner's group (comprised of trumpeter Woody Shaw, altoist Gary Bartz, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter on cello, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Freddie Waits) is particularly strong, the compositions (four Tyner originals plus Calvin Massey's 'I Thought I'd Let You Know') are challenging, and the musicians seem quite inspired by each other's presence.
 
"The stimulating music falls between advanced hard bop and the avant-garde, pushing and pulling at the boundaries of modern mainstream jazz."
Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder on Aug. 23, 1968.
 
Musicians
Woody Shaw trumpet
Gary Bartz alto saxophone, wooden flute
Wayne Shorter tenor saxophone, clarinet
Ron Carter cello
McCoy Tyner piano
Herbie Lewis bass
Freddie Waits drums
 
Side 1
1. Vision
2. Song Of Happiness
 
Side 2
3. Smitty’s Place
4. Peresina
5. I Thought I’d Let You Know

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