Mastered by Bernie Grundman, Cut by Chris Bellman, Sound & Engineering Consultation by Steve Hoffman! Pressed at Pallas on 180 Gram Vinyl!
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Copenhagen Barnburner: Document of 1967 Club Date Stands as Gordons Best-Ever Live Album
Tantalizing Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black Lion: Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed at Pallas
EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQd and Set Up by Bernie Grundman
Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl Jacket Features Exclusive Art
Dexter Gordon recorded dozens of albums and played hundreds of live shows, but none better than whats captured on this 1967 date from a club date in Copenhagen. The hard-bop saxophonist blows nothing less than a 28-chorus solo without referencing one standard tune on an epic 12-bar rendition of Sonnymoon for Two and, for good measure, sails through an extended, calypso-themed version of Ben Tuckers Devilette. Want sentimentality? No problem. Get lost on Misty, on which pianist Kenny Drew and drummer Al Heath add their own signature strokes. What a set!
Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, Both Sides of Midnight marks Gordons peak live recorded document and a cant-miss opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. Helmed by ORG Music, this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in audiophile production standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting the museum-like worth of this records existence.
Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180g LP was curated by legendary engineer Steve Hoffman and eqd by Grundman himself. A better team you cannot find; every step involved serious quality-control measures to guarantee gorgeous sound. The superb vinyl jacket features exclusive artwork. Indeed, this is what being a collector is all about. The title may not be as widely known as some of Gordons other works, but this reissue preserves vital music that will be enjoyed by generations to come. Consider it a buried treasure that, miraculously, has resurfaced in better condition than that when it was originally made.
Jazz fans, Gordon devotees, audiophiles, and music fanatics, dont sleep on this collectable gem!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Cutting by Chris Bellman
Mastered from original master tapes
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman
LPs EQd and Set Up by Bernie Grundman
Exclusive cover artwork
Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone
Kenny Drew, piano
Nils Henning Orsted Pederson, bass
Albert 'Tootie' Heath, drums
2. For All We Know
2. Sonnymoon for Two