The Kansas City-born trumpeter Carmell Jones was quickly signed by Pacific Jazz soon after his arrival in Los Angeles in 1960, and in addition to appearing on sessions led by labelmates Gerald Wilson, Bud Shank, and Curtis Amy, Jones began what seemed sure to be a promising recording career with his impressive and accurately titled 1961 debut, The Remarkable Carmell Jones. The album found Jones in excellent company with a top-shelf band featuring tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Frank Strazzeri, bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Leon Pettis. Jones comes out of the gate swinging with an inventive solo on Duke Ellington's "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'" and delivers fireworks on the breakneck-paced "Night Tide." But Jones also proves himself an effective balladeer on a stunning rendition of the Arlen/Mercer standard "Come Rain or Come Shine" and his own striking original "Stellisa." Jones would go on to record two more leader dates for Pacific Jazz and later joined the Horace Silver Quintet appearing on the pianist's timeless classic Song for My Father before abruptly moving to Germany in 1965 where he would stay for the next 15 years.
The Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was' admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley, a.k.a. the "Tone Poet," on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.
Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180g audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology, Inc. Every aspect of these Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
This stereo Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) from the original analog master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI), and presented in deluxe packaging.
- 180g Vinyl LP
- Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series
- Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
- Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes
- Produced by Joe Harley
- Pressed at RTI
- Deluxe Packaging
|Harold Land||tenor saxophone|
- I'm Gonna Go Fishing
- Come Rain or Come Shine
- Night Tide
- Sad March
- Full Moon and Empty Arms