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-1056 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
AAA 100% Analogue - Limited Edition - Audiophile Mastering - Pressed at RTI
This is an interesting RVG Blue Note recording in that it's relatively dry compared to most and more importantly the piano is remarkably well-recorded compared to some of RVG's "swampier" sounding keyboards. Also Joe Chambers' drum kit seems more closely miked than usual and because of the dryness has an appealingly direct and dynamic quality. - Sound 9/10 Music 9/10 Michael Fremer Analogplanet
The original LP sounded bleached and was lacking in dynamics. Kevin Gray has unearthed what ranks among the best-sounding Blue Notes of the 1960s. No fake stereo soundstaging here. The musicians are spread out in a convincing space, and the balance among the players is near ideal. Tonally, the LP is leaps and bounds ahead of the original, and unlike some Blue Note sessions, the piano is well recorded. - The Audio Beat
Blue Note Records’ Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape
180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).
This quartet session from 1965, has long been considered one of Wayne’s finest studio albums, even though it remained unreleased until 1980. Etcetera features all Shorter compositions, with the exception of Gil Evan’s passionate Barracudas. Wayne's Indian Song takes its place as one of Shorter’s most intensely hypnotizing compositions. Etcetera is one of the true highlights of the Shorter discography.
Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock, piano
Cecil McBee, bass
Joe Chambers, drums
3. Toy Tune
4. Barracudas (General assembly)
5. Indian Song
RTI 180 HQ Vinyl
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