Bud Shank Barefoot Adventure 180g LP

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All Analog Audiophile 180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered & Cut to Lacquer by Kevin Gray from the Original 1961 Analog Master Tape!
Pressed at RTI!

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Impex Records is pleased to announce a new, audiophile HQ-180 LP release of Bud Shank's pivotal 1961 classic, Barefoot Adventure.

Featuring original compositions arranged by Shank for Bruce Brown's surf film of the same name, this is a swinging, hard-driving jazz session by six top-flight musicians at the height of their careers: Bud Shank (alto and baritone), Bob Cooper (tenor), Carmell Jones (trumpet), Dennis Budimir (guitar), Gary Peacock (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

The original Pacific Jazz recording features excellent sonics and showcases Shank at his most adventurous, playing with an advanced confidence and sophistication.

Remastered and cut to lacquer by Kevin Gray from the original 1961 analog master tape, this ultimate vinyl edition of Barefoot Adventure will satiate the most demanding audiophile and jazz enthusiast alike!

I can only describe the contents of this album as a marriage of high-brow surf music meets hard-boiled detective serial music meets beatnik coffee klatch music meets Bossa Nova! And it's so out of left field that I absolutely love it! Barefoot Adventure is dripping with more style and personality per groove rotation than anything else I've come across in a long time. Sonically, Impex has done a stellar job on this release. The vinyl has a stone-quiet background, and the dynamics and dimensions of the music are outstanding given the period. A sonically satisfying and just plain fun listen. If jazz and or the surf genre seem at all interesting to you, go grab a copy!
-Carlo Lo Raso, Secrets of Home Theater and High-Fidelity Read more!
Albums recorded in the Sixties often tend to sound as though they're from the Sixties. Not so here; Kevin Gray's excellent transfer imbues this record with the kind of clarity and immediacy that makes one think Bud Shank and his men could have stepped into the studio yesterday and laid down these excellent sides. This LP has been out of print domestically for 58 years; no original copy you could scrounge from any distant corner of the universe will ever sound as very good as this new Impex reissue. I give Bud Shank's Barefoot Adventure my highest recommendation!


  • All Analog
  • Audiophile 180g Vinyl LP
  • 33rpm
  • Remastered & Cut to Lacquer by Kevin Gray from the Original 1961 Analog Master Tape
  • Pressed at RTI


Bud Shank alto and baritone
Bob Cooper tenor
Carmell Jones trumpet
Dennis Budimir guitar
Gary Peacock bass
Shelly Manne drums


Side 1:

  1. Barefoot Adventure
  2. Shoeless Beach Meeting
  3. Jungle Cruise
  4. How High the Makaha

Side 2:

  1. Well, 'pon My Soul
  2. Ala Moana
  3. Bruce Is Loose
  4. Dance of the Sea Monsters

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