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"Sonny Rollins Quartet, Tenor Madness - #140 - 180 Gram - 45 Speed Last Copy"

NUMBERED 140 - 180 Gram 45 Speed Limited Edition Analog Virgin Vinyl (limited series of only 1000 pieces). Joined by the rhythm section from the Miles Davis Quintet, the title track "Tenor Madness" also features John Coltrane. This 1956 outing pairs the tenor great with Miles Davis's rhythm section of the time: pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. Most significantly, the title track represents the only recorded meeting between Rollins and John Coltrane (also a Davis Quintet member at the time), a fierce cutting contest that finds the two legends pushing each other to great effect. The remainder of the session finds Rollins in a warm, relaxed mood, rolling through a typically eclectic repertoire and adding the lightly swinging original "Paul's Pal. Sonny Rollins Tenor Madness - LOW NUMBERED 140 OF THE 1000 LIMITED EDITION IS OUT OF PRINT AND PROBABLY ONE OF THE LAST SEALED COPIES LEFT IN THE WORLD. THIS PRESSING WAS LIMITED TO 1000 PIECES ONLY. 45 Speed - 2 LPS - Numbered 140 & LIMITED TO 1000 PIECES. 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. Tenor Madness is famous for its title piece, a celebrated collaboration and face-off of the leading new tenor saxophone stylists of the mid-1950s. In their only recorded meeting, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane played the blues with, at and around one another in a prodigy of exhilaration and inventiveness. Their encounter exemplified the state of advanced modern tenor saxophone jazz improvisation and helped set standards toward which players of the instrument have strived for decades. The 45 SPEED sound brings their adventure into bold relief. In the rest of the album, Rollins used three standard songs and one of his compositions as vehicles for the rhythmic mastery and melodic invention that made him one of the most discussed young soloists in years. Rollins applied his rich, humorous, often quirky imagination to pieces that were familiar ("When Your Lover Has Gone"), unusual as jazz tunes ("My Reverie," "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"), and new ("Paul's Pal"). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Track Listings 1. My Reverie 2. Paul's Pal 3. The Most Beautiful Girl In the World 4. When Your Lover Has Gone 5. Tenor Madness
SKU Number: DOLP AJAZ7047A
Price: $289.99 
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