Donald Byrd – Chant - 180g LP ( Waiting a Repress )

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Donald Byrd – Chant - 180g LP ( Waiting a 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 - LT-991 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio 

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

All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP of Donald Byrd's Chant Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI: Reference-Caliber Blue Note Reissue Helmed by Music Matters' Joe Harley
Recorded in 1961 but not released until 1979, the varied Chant is a fine representation of top trumpeter Donald Byrd's style and of the partnership of five years that he shared with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams. Throughout these performances, Byrd's work is especially lyrical. On "I'm An Old Cowhand" and "That's All," he builds whole choruses around the melody in theme and variation style. Just ten years later, Byrd and Herbie Hancock (who appears here on one of his first ever recording dates) were separately funking up the commercial market and redefining the sound of R&B. This music remains fresh and vital well over a half a century later!

The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was' admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. The label brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), aka the "Tone Poet," on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels. Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the deluxe gatefold jacket graphics and printing quality to superior mastering (all analog direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180-gram 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.

"The LPs are mastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin at his incredible facility called Cohearent Mastering. We go about it in the exact same way that we did for so many years for the Music Matters Blue Note reissues. We do not roll off the low end, boost the top or do any limiting of any kind. We allow the full glory of the original Blue Note masters to come though unimpeded! Short of having an actual time machine, this is as close as you can get to going back and being a fly on the wall for an original Blue Note recording session." - Joe Hartley

Donald Byrd, trumpet
Herbie Hancock, piano
Pepper Adams, baritone saxophone
Doug Watkins, bass
Eddy Robinson, drums

• Blue Note Tone Poet Series 
• Curated by Music Matters co-founder Joe Harley
• Audiophile-quality 180g vinyl LP 
• All-analog mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray
• Manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated 
• Deluxe gatefold jacket packaging

Side A:
1. I'm An Old Cowhand
2. You're Next
3. Chant
Side B:
1. That's All
2. Great God
3. Sophisticated Lady

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, New Jersey, April 17, 1961

Donald Byrd – Chant - 180g LP RTI 180 HQ Vinyl
Record Technology is a world class record pressing plant located in Camarillo, California. We have been operating since 1974, pressing for most audiophile record labels and for many quality minded independent and major record labels from around the world.


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