Mastered by Kevin Gray & Cut from the Original Mono 100% Analog Master Tapes!
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Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige mono reissues from Analogue Productions 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at state-of -the-art plant Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.
The perennially underrated Bill Hardman (1932-90) was one of the unsung trumpet heroes of the modern era. His raw sound and tense, "running" attack were featured in three separate editions of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the first and most memorable of which found him sharing the front line with Jackie McLean and Johnny Griffin. McLean, who was already an established Prestige artist, gave Hardman the spotlight on this 1956 blowing date, recorded with a blue-ribbon rhythm section after the pair left Charles Mingus's workshop and before they joined Blakey.
Originally released in 1956.
200g Vinyl LP
Numbered, Limited Edition, Less Than 1000 Records per stamper, released in limited quantities
Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered!
The Original 100% Analog Master Tapes were used working with only the Best Mastering Studios!
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Plated by Gary Salstrom
Plated and Pressed at Quality Record Pressings on Virgin Vinyl
Meticulous Test Pressing Evaluation and Quality Control
Deluxe Packaging using the highest quality jackets and rice paper inner sleeves
Officially Licensed & Authorized for release by the Record Label
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone
Mal Waldron, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Bill Hardman, trumpet
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3. Dee's Dilemma
6. It Could Happen To You