Booker Ervin - That`s It - 180g LP


Booker Ervin - That`s It - 180g LP

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Booker Ervin - That`s It - 180g LP
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Pure Pleasure / Candid - CJS 9014 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue 

Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering by Kevin Grey & Steve Hoffman

Limited Edition - Pressed  at Pallas Germany

AAA 100% Analogue This  LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head 20 Years pure Analogue
 
That’s It! is an obscure classic well-deserving of a lovingly produced reissue such as this. Thanks again to Pure Pleasure for choosing such tasty morsels from the Candid catalog!  Sound 9/10 Music 9/10 Michael Fremmer Stereophile
 
Booker Ervin, who always had a very unique sound on the tenor, is heard in prime form on this quartet set. In virtually all cases, the jazz and blues musicians who recorded for Candid in 1960-61 (during its original brief existence) were inspired and played more creatively than they did for other labels. That fact is true for Ervin, even if he never made an indifferent record. In addition to "Poinciana" and "Speak Low," Ervin's quartet (which was a regular if short-lived group) performs four of the leader's originals; best known is "Booker's Blues." Highly recommended.
 
This LP was mastered from the original analog master tapes by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray at the renowned German Pallas pressing plant and presented on the Pure Pleasure audiophile vinyl label. Hifi+ magazine recently stated, 'Based upon the diversity of music, quality of product and their extraordinary rate of progress, Pure Pleasure Records is our re-issue record company of the year'! This release has been pressed on 180 gram weight pure vinyl which has virtually no surface noise and outstanding dynamics. Its arguably the best sounding release of this album ever available, easily beating the standard LP and CD releases available!
 
While hard-bop tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin’s best known work was with Charles Mingus and his later Prestige albums are regarded as the hub of his solo recordings, this 1961 Candid set offers plenty of muscular grit, superb Nola Penthouse sound and the stellar backing trio of George Tucker on bass, Al Harewood on drums and one “Felix Krull” on piano, most likely a Nat Hentoff-assigned name given to Horace Parlan who was contracted to Blue Note at the time. In fact, Tucker and Harewood were part of Parlan’s quartet, as was Ervin for a spell.
 
A few standards (“Poinciana” and “Speak Low”) fill out a set of Ervin originals, most of which are jumpy and hard-edged, though one, “Booker’s Blues” is a gorgeous slow-moving drifter. The closer, the steaming “Boo” lets Parlan show off his crisp phrasing, wide dynamics and down home chording.
 
The spacious Bob d’Orleans recording is exceptionally well-organized, with Ervin center stage, Tucker between him and Harewood who’s in the left channel and Parlan owning the right.
 
Ervin’s long, clipped, confident phrasing and big bright tone are brilliantly captured in the recording and if you sit too close to your speakers, he’ll be playing in your lap.
 
That’s It! is an obscure classic well-deserving of a lovingly produced reissue such as this. Thanks again to Pure Pleasure for choosing such tasty morsels from the Candid catalog!  Sound 9/10 Music 9/10 Michael Fremmer Stereophile
 
Musicians:
Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone
George Tucker, bass
Felix Krull, piano
Al Harewood, drums
 
Selections:
1. Mojo
2. Uranus
3. Poinciana
4. Speak Low
5. Booker’s Blues
6. Boo
 
Booker Ervin - That`s It - 180g LP
 
 
 
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At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records. During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production. To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

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Audiophile Vinyl - Made in Germany  For over 60 years the family business in the third generation of the special personal service and quality "Made by Pallas" is known worldwide. Our custom PVC formulation produces consistently high pressing quality with the lowest surface noise in the industry. Our PVC complies with 2015 European environmental standards and does not contain toxic materials such as Lead, Cadmium or Toluene. Our vinyl is both audiophile and eco-grade!  

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