Half-Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker!
1999 Grammy Winner for "Best Instrumental Jazz Album," this blue vinyl and a numbered 2-lp set with gatefold jacket has a 2 page insert and a bonus track "Bags' Groove" written by Milt Jackson.
It is half-speed mastered by Stan Ricker from the Original 2-track master tapes, and plated and pressed at RTI.
First time on LP!
Gary Burton has assembled his "dream band" for Like Minds. With his former protege Pat Metheny, duet partner Chick Corea, favorite drummer Roy Haynes and legendary bassist Dave Holland, Burton has formed an ensemble of staggering proportions. Giants all, this is more than a collection of "all-stars;" it is a cohesive entity. The music is performed as if by one mind and soul with five equal divisions.
The recorded results are stupendous to say the least. Original compositions by Metheny and Corea abound, as do two from Burton himself. Metheny's "Question and Answer" gets the proceedings off to a nice start as the rich sonorities provide an elegant backdrop to some fine soloing. Corea's delightful "Windows" is a deceptively intricate waltz that makes for some nice interplay between Burton and Metheny. Although he's not a prolific composer, Burton's own "Country Roads" and the jumping title track provide evidence enough that he is a master in this area as well. As an added treat, Gershwin's "Soon" shows just what masters of this stature can do with a great old standard. Finally, Corea's racing "Straight Up And Down" is a burning ending to this dream of a session.
Numbered, Limited Edition
1/2 Speed Mastering by Stan Ricker
Deluxe HQ-180 Gram Double Vinyl
Audiophile Inner Sleeves
Pressed at RTI
Gary Burton, vibraphone
Chick Corea, piano
Pat Metheny, guitar
Dave Holland, bass
Roy Haynes, drums
1. Question And Answer - Pat Metheny
2. Elucidation - Pat Metheny
3. Windows - Chick Corea
4. Futures - Chick Corea
5. Like Minds - Gary Burton
6. Country Roads - Gary Burton
7. Tears Of Rain - Pat Metheny
8. Soon - George Gershwin
9. For A Thousand Years - Pat Metheny
10. Straight Up And Down - Chick Corea
11. Bags Groove - Milt Jackson
From: For Hamp, Red, Bags and Cal
Total Time: 73:14
Produced by Gary Burton
Executive Producer: Glen Barros
Recorded & Mixed by James Farber
Half-Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker at Stan Ricker Mastering, Inc.
Pure Audiophile Records, Ltd. LP's Produced by Dennis Cassidy
Executive Producer - Mike Crane
Limited Edition 2LP Set, Deluxe Anti-Static Inner Sleeves, HQ-180 Gram Colored Virgin Vinyl
Plating and Pressing by Record Technology, Inc. (RTI)
Source: Original 2-Track Master Tapes