Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio From Original Analog Tape!
Produced By Music Matters' Joe Harley!
Pressed at RTI!
2021 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series: "Tone Poet" Joe Harley - co-founder and co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters audiophile vinyl series - is the producer of this new series of all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering was done by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl was manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). The titles were handpicked by Harley and cover lesser-known Blue Note classics, modern era standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note catalog. The first two albums in the series are Wayne Shorter Etcetera and Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.
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 180 gm audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Blue Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
Chicks brilliant trio album from 1968, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is held in the same kind of rarefied esteem as the classic Bill Evans trio sessions. One listen will tell you why... the exquisite interplay between Chick, Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous and drum master Roy Haynes make it abundantly clear why this album has achieved such legendary status among jazz piano trio recordings. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs features a program of all Corea compositions including the first recording of Matrix.
"The titles for the Tone Poet series, handpicked by Harley with input from Blue Note president Don Was, cover lesser-known releases from both the classic and modern Blue Note eras as well as labels like Pacific Jazz, World Pacific, and Solid State... Corea's classic Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, with Miroslav Vitous on bass and Roy Haynes on drums, was originally released on Solid State. It presents Corea with one foot in bebop and the other striding forward into 'The New Thing'. 'Now He Beats The Drum, Now He Stops' opens with a solo piano exploration before morphing into the briskly swinging trio section based on the chords to 'How Deep Is The Ocean'. Corea explores freely inside the piano on the avant-garde number, 'The Law Of Falling And Catching Up', while the kinetic 'Steps: What Was' hints at what would later become Corea's most beloved and oft-covered tune, 'Spain'. The leader's boppish 'Matrix', another buner characterized by his Bud Powell-esque right-hand flurries on the keys, would later become a jazz standard." - Bill Milkowski, The Absolute Sound, July/August 2019
Corea's second album is arguably his finest, a piano trio classic where the three players interact brilliantly. Corea is in superb form, blending bebop and free jazz in his own engaging style on a radiant set of distinctive compositions. The energy and creativity never flag.Features:
• All Analog 180g Vinyl
• Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Mastered From Original Master Tape
• Reissue supervised by Joe Harley
• Pressed at RTI
• Gatefold jacket
Chick Corea, piano
Miroslav Vitous, acoustic bass
Roy Haynes, drums
1. Steps - What Was
1. Now He Sings - Now He Sobs
2. Now He Beats The Drum-Now He Stops
3. The Law Of Falling And Catching Up