Horace Tapscott - Dial 'B' For Barbra - 180g 2LP

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Horace Tapscott - Dial 'B' For Barbra - 180g 2LP
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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

Pure Pleasure / Nimbus West - NS-1147 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

AAA 100% Analogue - Limited Edition 

 Mastered by Kevin Gray - Pressed at Pallas 

Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pure Pleasure continues its reissue programme of the music of Horace Tapscott, making it clear to all who have ears to hear, that the late lynchpin of the independent West Coast scene excelled as a composer as well as an educator classic spiritual jazz in all its tumultuous glory – great sound too - Jazzwise
 
"The best of pianist Horace Tapscott's recordings for the tiny Nimbus label is this 1981 LP which features him in a sextet with trumpeter Reggie Bullen, altoist Gary Bias, tenor saxophonist Sabir Matteen, bassist Roberto Miranda and drummer Everett Brown, Jr. The group stretches out on a couple of Tapscott's originals plus a 19½-minute version of Linda Hill's 'Dem Folks.' Although the music could be called avant-garde, its use of rhythms and repetition keep the results from being forbidding and the performances have a momentum of their own." 
 
"A great group recording from pianist Horace Tapscott — recorded in LA in the early '80s, but done with all the righteousness and spirituality of his earlier albums! Tracks are long and exploratory, but also relatively lyrical too — stretching out with a style that's never too 'outside,' and which has Horace and the group really soaring to the heavens on the best moments! The group here is a sextet — with the great Gary Bias on alto and soprano saxophone, plus Sabir Matteen on tenor, Reggie Bullen on trumpet, Roberto Miguel Miranda on bass, and Everett Brown on drums and percussion — all working with a cohesiveness that reminds us of some of Tapscott's larger group recordings, but with a cleaner, leaner kind of feel. Titles include 'Lately's Solo,' 'Dial B For Barbara,' and 'Dem Folks.'
 
Musicians
Horace Tapscott piano
Reggie Bullen trumpet
Gary Bias alto & tenor saxophone
Sabir Mateen tenor saxophone
Roberto Miguel Miranda bass violin
Everett Brown Jr. drums/percussion
 
Side A
1. Lately’s Solo
2. Dial ‘B’ for Barbra
 
Side B
1. Dem’ Folks
 
Side C
1. Lately’s Solo (take one)
 
Side D
1. Heard Ya Before Ya Got Here
Horace Tapscott - Dial 'B' For Barbra - 180g 2LP
 
ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
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We use the Original Tapes and work with only the Best Mastering Studios
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Plated and Pressed at Pallas in Germany on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl
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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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