Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!
In the 1970s, Herbie Hancocks "Crossings" was to be found on every IKEA record shelf in the student pads of jazz-fusion fans. The cover, with its psychedelic touch, also contributed significantly to its popularity although it was unclear where the crossing was going to take us
Nevertheless, the excellent trumpeter Eddie Henderson often underestimated as an improviser and composer, and Benny Maupin who like Hancock had grown up under Miles Daviss wing, present a wide range of sound-generating instruments as was all the rage in those days. Synthesizer and Mellotron (a polyphonic tape replay keyboard and as such practically the prototype of the sampler) were permanent members of the group and even produce here melodic arches of sound! Whether Bennie Maupins "Quasar" launches the group and us into extraterrestrial territory (as stated in one review) is a moot point.
This LP is a contemporary historical document, though it certainly doesnt sound antiquated. Thats why younger listeners too will find pleasure in this experiment from the previous millennium.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.
180g Virgin Vinyl
High Quality Pressing
AAA Recording Gatefold jacket
Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes
Herbie Hancock, acoustic piano, electric piano, mellotron, percussion
Bennie Maupin, soprano saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet, piccolo, percussion
Eddie Henderson, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
Julian Priester, bass, tenor and alto trombones, percussion
Patrick Gleeson, Moog synthesizer
Buster Williams, electric bass, string bass, percussion
Billy Hart, drums, percussion
Victor Pantoja, congas
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