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 - ST-70 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
AAA 100% Analogue - Limited Edition - Audiophile Mastering - Pressed at RTI
Not to be missed Tone Poet release previously only available as a costly import of dubious origin. You won’t regret the purchase. I didn’t. -Sound 9/10 Michael Fremer AnaloguePlanet
The new Tone Poet reissue which I bought immediately. This is a very different sort of reissue for the series and it marks a change I applaud. Anyhow, Kantanga! is one of those no-brainer albums you should pick up when you can. Essential listening. - AudiophileReview
While I was impressed with how good this reissue of Katanga! sounded, I was especially pleased that this hard-to-find recording is back in print. Sound 4.5/5 Soundstage
Katanga! is an album by saxophonist Curtis Amy recorded in early 1963 for the Pacific Jazz label
Who are these guys? That's the usual reaction of anyone fortunate enough to have come across this remarkable (and remarkably rare) session from 1963. The last of six albums saxophonist Curtis Amy recorded for Pacific Jazz in the early-1960s, Katanga! transcends not only the rest but plenty of other recorded jazz from that period as well. Trumpeter Dupree Bolton's brilliant playing here is simply breathtaking in one of his very few recorded appearances during a career plagued with personal problems. Bolton and Amy are joined by guitarist Ray Crawford, pianist Jack Wilson, bassist Victor Gaskin, and drummer Doug Sides on this gem of an album.
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series: "Tone Poet" Joe Harley—co-founder and co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters audiophile vinyl series—is the producer of this new series of all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering was done by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl was manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). The titles were handpicked by Harley and cover lesser-known Blue Note classics, modern era standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note catalog.
Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180 gm 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. This is IT.
The so-called Tone Poet (Joe Harley) is confident that his audiophile reissues will allow 21st-century listeners to hear what the musicians heard as the master tape was played back on the studio monitors in Rudy Van Gelder's studio 50 or 60 years ago. He believes that, in terms of quality, Blue Note albums have never sounded or looked better. "Every aspect of these Blue Note releases is done to the highest possible standard," he says. "It means that you will never find a superior version."
Curtis Amy tenor & soprano sax
Dupree Bolton trumpet
Jack Wilson piano
Ray Crawford guitar
Vic Gaskin bass
Doug Sides drums
You Don't Know What Love Is
A Shade Of Brown
RTI 180 HQ Vinyl
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