John Lewis - Grand Encounter : 2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West - 180g LP Mono

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John Lewis - Grand Encounter : 2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West - 180g LP Mono
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The mellow tones of Bill Perkins on tenor sax and John Lewis on piano are well matched to Jim Hall's spare guitar playing and the quiet rhythm provided by Percy Heath on bass and Chico Hamilton on drums. If you like your jazz cool, this is an almost perfect recording.Sound 5/5 LP Review
 
Also reissued as "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West" and occasionally listed under tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins' name, this classic session is the ultimate in cool jazz. Perkins' mellow tone matches quite well with the quiet but inwardly passionate playing of pianist John Lewis, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Chico Hamilton. Lewis is featured with the rhythm section on "I Can't Get Started", Hall is added for "Skylark", and the full group plays three standards plus Lewis' memorable (and atmospheric) "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West".
 
This classic session is the ultimate in cool jazz. Bill Perkins' mellow tone matches quite well with the quiet but inwardly passionate playing of pianist John Lewis, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Chico Hamilton. Lewis is featured with the rhythm section on "I Can't Get Started," Hall is added for "Skylark," and the full group plays three standards plus Lewis' memorable and atmospheric "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West." 
 
A classic meeting of east and west coast artists of the third stream jazz sphere of the late 50s – one that features the team of John Lewis and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet working alongside the west coast tenor of Bill Perkins, plus the guitar of Jim Hall and drums of Chico Hamilton! The whole album's got quite a unique feel – one that's as airy as that of the MJQ work of the time, but not nearly as academic or sleepy – thanks to a nice biting tone from Perkins' tenor, which really seems to stretch out in the space provided by Lewis. There's almost a similarly sublime quality here as on Lewis' album with Sacha Distel – Afternoon In Paris – which featured a similar use of space for great tenor sound (in that case, the tenor of Barney Wilen.)
 
Musicians:
John Lewis, piano
Percy Heath, bass
Bill Perkins, tenor sax
Chico Hamilton, drums
Jim Hall, guitar
 
Selections: 
1. Love Me Or Leave Me
2. I Can’t Get Started 
3. Easy Living 
4. 2 Degrees East – 3 Degrees West
5. Skylark 
6. Almost Like Being In Love
 
Feb 1956
Production: Richard Bock
 
John Lewis - Grand Encounter : 2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West - 180g LP
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Plated and Pressed at Pallas in Germany on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl
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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.

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