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"Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Moanin' - 45 Speed 2 LP #119 - 180 Gram" - Product Image

"Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Moanin' - 45 Speed 2 LP #119 - 180 Gram"

ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS - MOANIN - 45 RPM SEALED 2 LP SET LIMITED EDITION NUMBERED #119 OF THE PIECES EVER PRESSED. Sold Out Forever Last Copy. Here's How it was done: Using only the original analog master tapes, the renowned team of Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray remastered and cut all of the titles at AcousTech Mastering, which features a pure Class-A disc-cutting system. AcousTech is located at Record Technology, Inc. the plant where the vinyl was pressed. It is a tremendous sonic advantage to have the pressing plant plating department & mastering room in the same facility as Steve & Kevin could cut a lacquer and plated immediately. This prevents the degradation of the grooves in a lacquer which is very fragile to quick deterioration. 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. This is the ultimate reissues. 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. 45 Speed - 2 Sealed LP Set - #119 Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM + mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech + pressed on two 180-gram virgin vinyl LPs by RTI = THE ULTIMATE LP REISSUE! The same formula that made the Fantasy 45 Series perhaps the most successful audiophile reissue collection ever is now being reapplied to Blue Note reissues! This is one of the most sought after of the Art Blakey Blue Notes! Art Blakey's most successful album gave us Bobby Timmons's "Moanin'" and Benny Golson's "Along Came Betty" and "Blues March," tunes so powerful that Blakey played them almost every night for the next 30 years. This beautifully performed and recorded session made the Jazz Messengers a jazz institution and put Golson, Timmons and Morgan to the forefront of jazz. "...this set has outstanding clarity, a fine feeling of breadth, rich tonality, and a visceral sense of life." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2009, Issue 193, page 125 Features: o Stereo o Numbered & Limited to 2500 copies o Original analog master tapes o 45 RPM o Two 180g Virgin Vinyl LPs o Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech o Pressed by RTI Musicians: Lee Morgan, trumpet Benny Golson, tenor sax Bobby Timmons, piano Jymie Merritt, bass Art Blakey, drums Selections: 1. Moanin' 2. Are You Real 3. Along Came Betty 4. The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite First Theme: Drum Thunder Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples 5. Blues March 6. Come Rain Or Come Shine
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