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"Tina Brooks, Back to the Tracks - 45 Speed 180 Gram"

Four 45 Speed 180 Gram LPs. This Long Out of Print 45 LP SET was mastered from the Original Session Tapes to 180 Gram Heavy Virgin Vinyl and is one of the Rarest Limited Edition Audiophile LP's in existence (only 500 ever pressed & one of the only copies left in the world). Each set has 4 LPs at 45 Speed, 180 Gram Vinyl on a 12" LP. Cannot be found at any retailer. These 45 LPs are so Rare that many of these Out of Print masterpieces sell for $200+ in these 180 Gram factory Sealed Limited 1st Edition/1st Generation Pressings. This 180 gram pressing is the only way to verify that a 1st edition Collectors find from Classic Records mastered on a high-definition Virgin Vinyl pressing for superior fidelity. The nicest thing you can do for your stylus and your ears. The ultimate record -- the way music was meant to be heard and of superior quality for any Audiophile. And of course cutting at 45 speed is the audiophile choice for the highes quality. A 45-RPM record is sonically superior to a 33 1/3 variety because of a 35 percent reduction of groove curvature compared to a 33 1/3 cut.. It means that while you can't fit as much music into a 45, the undukations of the groove that your cartridge has to track are stretched over a longer distance. For these reissues, the music was displaced onto four sides, meaning each side contains about 10 minutes of music. The only way you'll get closer to this classic music is to listen to the master tapes or have been in the studio with the artist originally during the actual session. You will be one of the last people in the world to own this 1st Edition Masterpiece. Oh my. What a stable Blue Note had all those years ago. So many classics, so many players drifting in and out of each other's music. Turretine working for Grant Green who worked for Turrentine. Art Farmer and young Jackie McLean doubling up for classics such as Sonny Clark's Cool Struttin', and then Jackie showing up with Blue Mitchell for another classic, this one--Tina Brooks' Back to the Tracks. What happened? Why did Blue Note hold on to this for decades? Tina could write--his tunes swing with an overlay of blues, even an echo of gospel. McLean is loose on alto, although not as scorching as he gets in later years. Blue Mitchell goes strong on the trumpet, and Tina is in nobody's shadow as he works the tenor sax. Paul Chambers and Art Taylor lay down an insistent melody line, and everone else takes off from there, but noone goes so far away that the rhythm breaks down or the hooks fall apart. Three of the five pieces belong to Tina, and his melodies swing in that hard bop way. And those eight to ten minute tracks let everyone stretch out, work together, branch out on their own. Tragedy in Tina's life? Sure, but that's old news for jazz artists in the forties and fifties. Musically, Tina Brooks deserved a better fate. This is a classic, right up there with Morgan's "Sidewinder," Clark's "Cool Struttin,'" and Dexter Gordon's "Go." Better late than never, sure, but not for Tina Brooks.
SKU Number: BN 84052-45
Price: $149.99 
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