Quentin Collins - A Day In The Life - 180g D2D LP

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Quentin Collins - A Day In The Life - 180g D2D LP
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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 

Chasing the Dragon -   180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

AAA 100% Analogue - Direct To Disc

D2D Live Direct Cut To Vinyl  - Limited Edition 

The Absolute Sound Super Disc List    TAS Harry Pearson Super LP List

Talk about a throwback! This vinyl release is pure 'circa-1979 Audiophilia' and the content, as well as the sound quality, adheres to the formula that fuelled a dozen labels way back when, like Sheffield Lab, M&K RealTime and too many others to list. I will reserve comment on the merit of the jazz quintet's material, as jazz aficionados are tetchy listeners at the best of times and Quentin Collins – not to be confused with the vampire in ABC's Dark Shadows – is a fine trumpeter who's listened to a lot of Miles. But that's by-the-bye: this will be purchased for its genuinely glorious sound, as will be the i and open-reel editions. KK Hifi News

with its catchy melody, infectious groove, and inspired soloing. Well-recorded small-group jazz has a rich tradition, and A Day in the Life, which boasts realistic and detailed sound with plenty of air, adds another gem to that lineage. - TAS

Quentin Collins All Star Quintet

During a career of over 20 years, trumpeter Quentin Collins has established himself as one of the UK’s top jazz/commercial players. He has performed, toured and recorded with a plethora of internationally renowned artists across many genres including Fred Wesley, Gregory Porter, Mark Ronson, Omar, Basement Jaxx, Roy Ayers, Alicia Keys, Dennis Rollins and Mulatu Astatke

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
 
180g Audiophile Direct to Disc LP!
 
Chasing the Dragon have become known as one of the leading producers of audiophile recordings. A Day In The Life was rehearsed, recorded and cut live to vinyl, all in one day!
 
"We specialize in producing 'Direct Cut' recordings. This is where we pass the stereo signal from the Neve desk at Air Studios, up 2 floors to the record lathe in the mastering suite above. Once we begin to cut the lacquer there is no going back! We can not stop and edit, if there are any mistakes. This means, we have to choose our musicians who can not only get through each side non stop, but also who can give a fantastic performance.
 
For some years, we have wanted to record a jazz group. I cannot believe that the superb jazz trumpeter Quentin Collins only lived a short distance away from the studios. My mastering engineer John Webber said "you have to meet him!" Well, this is the amazing result. Quentin, Gary, Jason, Joe and Miles you are the best! What an album!" - Mike & Francoise Valentine
 
...no question that Mike Valentine really knows what he's doing as he pursues an 'everything matters' philosophy that has consistently produced recordings that will impress the most demanding audiophiles. Listening to ''Paxos/ Antipaxos'' once again as I write this, I ask myself the question Mike and Françoise asked countless times at the July 2019 AIR sessions. ''Happy?'' You bet I am!  -Andrew Quint, TAS 
 
Quentin Collins is a leading figure on the British jazz scene, comfortable with many styles but most often adopting the post-bop language of players like Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard. Collins performs with a wide range of musicians and appears regularly at London’s most prestigious jazz venues, including Ronnie Scott’s and Club 606. The artist plays carbon fiber daCarbo instruments, said to optimize vibration so less energy is wasted in the air column within the horn. “ Absolute Sound
 
Directly cut to vinyl
Produced by Mike & Francoise Valentine
 
Musicians
Quentin Collins trmpet, flugelhorn
Gary Husband drums
Jason Rebello piano
Joe Sanders double bass
Miles Bould percussion
 
Selections
Angola
Left Unsaid
Paxos / Antipaxos
Oliliqui Valley
Modus Operandi
Cashed-Up Bogan
 
Quentin Collins - A Day In The Life - 180g D2D LP

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