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ORG Original Recordings Group / Columbia - ORG114
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered By Bernie Grundman - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
2500 Numbered Limited Edition - 45RPM - Two Disc - Pressed at RTI
EPIC PE 33949 For The First Time on 45rpm Double 180g Vinyl Audiophile Remaster
". this new 45-RPM release showcases just how good this music can be made to sound. Remastered by Bernie Grundmann and pressed by RTI, Jaco has never sounded better. An outstanding release." Recording = 9.5/10; Music = 9.5/10
Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 92
Original Recordings Group, in keeping with the care lavished on their reissues, does it again with this one -- from the elegant gatefold jacket featuring a beautiful Don Hunstein B&W cover portrait of a serious, youthful Pastorius, to the liner notes with Herbie Hancock’s knowing comments, to the facsimile of the Epic label. The 180-gram, RTI-pressed, dead-flat vinyl is kept in heavy static-free sleeves. I detected nary a pop or click on any of the four sides. Spinning at 45rpm, the LPs' dynamic range was as wide as I’ve heard, and the temptation to "turn it up" was hard to resist. I yielded and cranked the music to levels I don’t normally listen. Not once was there any indication of distortion, compression or other ugliness in the Bernie Grundman mastering. Transients were outstanding, exhibiting plenty of "jump factor." I don’t have an original LP for comparison, but I suspect it never sounded this good.- theAudiobeat
Limited edition of 2,500 numbered copies, mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at RTI
Jaco Pastorius may well have been the last jazz musician of the 20th century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large. From his debut to his work with Word of Mouth, he single-handedly reinvented the electric bass forever. In 1976, the music world changed forever with the release of Jaco Pastorius.
"Spinning Jaco Pastorius at 45RPM rules... Bernie Grundman takes the production helm here and fully utilizes his lifetime of jazz-related experience to give this masterpiece the attention it deserves.
Pastorius’ bass is finely depicted, his parts effortlessly gliding through the soundstage. Hancock’s piano soars, liberated from the sonic grunge of the original. My speakers can barely contain this record!
Note: To naysayers claiming today’s remasters lack the vitality of the original recordings, grab this record now and await pleasant discoveries."
Bernie Grundman takes the production helm here and fully utilizes his lifetime of jazz-related experience to give this masterpiece the attention it deserves. Pastorius’ bass is finely depicted, his parts effortlessly gliding through the soundstage. Hancock’s piano soars, liberated from the sonic grunge of the original. My speakers can barely contain this record!
Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio Magazine, January 2013
"Jaco is a phenomenon. He is able to make sounds on the bass that are a total surprise to the sensibilities. Not only single notes, but chords, harmonics, and all sorts of nuances with the color of the instrument that when combined and translated through Jaco make for some of the best music that I've heard in a long time.
Of course, it's not the technique that makes the music; it's the sensitivity of the musician and his ability to be able to fuse his life with the rhythm of the times. This is the essence of music. On this record Jaco captures some of that rhythm." - Herbie Hancock
• Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets
• Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
• Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl
• Double LP
• Pressed at RTI
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!
• One of TONEAudio Magazine's 2012 Best Audiophile Pressings
Jaco Pastorious, electric bass
Don Alias, congas
Herbie Hancock, clavinet, fender rhodes electric piano
David Sanborn, alto saxophone
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone
LP1 - Side A
1. Donna Lee
2. Come On, Come Over
LP1 - Side B:
1. Kuru / Speak Like a Child
2. Portrait of Tracy
LP2 - Side C:
1. Opus Pocus
2. Okonkole Y Trompa
LP2 - Side D:
1. (Used to Be A) Cha-Cha
2. Forgotten Love