Herbie Hancock The Prisoner 180g LP
Herbie Hancock The Prisoner 180g LP Herbie Hancock The Prisoner 180g LP Herbie Hancock The Prisoner 180g LP

Herbie Hancock The Prisoner 180g LP

Herbie Hancock

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SKU:
TPLP47068
UPC:
602508470684

All Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
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!

Recorded and released in 1969, Herbie Hancock's last Blue Note album The Prisoner is a powerful but overlooked masterpiece. A moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, this nonet session features some of the most exceptional instrumentalists in jazz including Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles, Hubert Laws, Garnett Brown, Buster Williams and Albert "Tootie" Heath. Hancock said of The Prisoner: "I've been able to get closer to the real me with this album than on any other previous one."

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 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.

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.

The so-called Tone Poet (Joe Harley) is confident that his audiophile reissues will allow 21st-century listeners to hear what the musicians heard as the master tape was played back on the studio monitors in Rudy Van Gelder's studio 50 or 60 years ago. He believes that, in terms of quality, Blue Note albums have never sounded or looked better. "Every aspect of these Blue Note releases is done to the highest possible standard," he says. "It means that you will never find a superior version."

Often, the music doesn't follow conventional patterns, but that doesn't mean that it's alienating or inaccessible. It is certainly challenging, but Hancock's compositions (and his arrangement of Charles Williams' 'Firewater') have enough melody and space to allow listeners into the album. Throughout the record, Hancock, Coles, and Henderson exchange provocative, unpredictable solos that build upon the stark melodies and sober mood of the music.
-AllMusic

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

Musicians

Johnny Coles flugelhorn
Joe Henderson tenor saxophone, alto flute
Garnett Brown trombone
Herbie Hancock piano, electric piano
Buster Williams bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath drums
Hubert Laws flute
Jerome Richardson bass clarinet, flute on "Firewater" & "Promise Of The Sun"
Romeo Penque bass clarinet on "Firewater" & "Promise Of The Sun"
Tony Studd bass trombone
Jack Jeffers bass trombone on "Firewater" & "Promise Of The Sun"

Selections

Side I:

  1. I Have A Dream
  2. The Prisoner

Side II:

  1. Firewater
  2. He Who Lives In Fear
  3. Promise Of The Sun
Description

All Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
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!

Recorded and released in 1969, Herbie Hancock's last Blue Note album The Prisoner is a powerful but overlooked masterpiece. A moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, this nonet session features some of the most exceptional instrumentalists in jazz including Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles, Hubert Laws, Garnett Brown, Buster Williams and Albert "Tootie" Heath. Hancock said of The Prisoner: "I've been able to get closer to the real me with this album than on any other previous one."

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 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.

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.

The so-called Tone Poet (Joe Harley) is confident that his audiophile reissues will allow 21st-century listeners to hear what the musicians heard as the master tape was played back on the studio monitors in Rudy Van Gelder's studio 50 or 60 years ago. He believes that, in terms of quality, Blue Note albums have never sounded or looked better. "Every aspect of these Blue Note releases is done to the highest possible standard," he says. "It means that you will never find a superior version."

Often, the music doesn't follow conventional patterns, but that doesn't mean that it's alienating or inaccessible. It is certainly challenging, but Hancock's compositions (and his arrangement of Charles Williams' 'Firewater') have enough melody and space to allow listeners into the album. Throughout the record, Hancock, Coles, and Henderson exchange provocative, unpredictable solos that build upon the stark melodies and sober mood of the music.
-AllMusic

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

Musicians

Johnny Coles flugelhorn
Joe Henderson tenor saxophone, alto flute
Garnett Brown trombone
Herbie Hancock piano, electric piano
Buster Williams bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath drums
Hubert Laws flute
Jerome Richardson bass clarinet, flute on "Firewater" & "Promise Of The Sun"
Romeo Penque bass clarinet on "Firewater" & "Promise Of The Sun"
Tony Studd bass trombone
Jack Jeffers bass trombone on "Firewater" & "Promise Of The Sun"

Selections

Side I:

  1. I Have A Dream
  2. The Prisoner

Side II:

  1. Firewater
  2. He Who Lives In Fear
  3. Promise Of The Sun
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Herbie Hancock
Title
The Prisoner
Composer
Additional Artists
Johnny Coles, Garnett Brown, Joe Henderson, Buster Williams, Tootie Heath
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
01-29-2020
Release Date
03-25-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
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