180g Double Vinyl Pressed in Germany with Deluxe Packaging!
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The Play 33 1/3 LP Series features masterpiece albums released in the '90s converted for the first time world-wide to analog Long Playing record. The album cover and package created after months of graphic work and processes by hand enhanced its excellence and to ensure the records superb sound quality, the German MMP, who undertook the record production of EMI Germany and Universal, utilized a heavy weight 180g vinyl LP to contain the sound. Khiov who was in charge of the planning and production of many LP miniature series took charge of the album cover production spending 6 months to create a masterpiece.
This project was highly scrutinized passing rigid testing at the factory in Germany. Even the performers themselves had not been able to put their hands on the LP version of their own albums as their home country had not produced them. The LPs produced by this project certainly have become must-have items by LP lovers all around the world.
In the age where faster and more convenient is thought to be better, the increase in demand for the retro vinyl LP worldwide is clearly attributed to the satisfaction from the sound offered by analog products impossible to be replicated by CD and digital products and the delight of touching, feeling, and possessing this masterpiece-like large artwork. Furthermore, LP records have both rarity and history that increase their value over time and serve as an attractive factor for collectors.
Brecker's fourth album as a leader was recorded at the Power Station in New York City and was originally released in 1996 on CD only.
"Michael Brecker, a major influence on today's young saxophonists, shows off his own influences a bit throughout this fine modern straight-ahead set. Brecker sounds surprisingly like Stanley Turrentine on parts of "Midnight Voyage," and otherwise displays his roots in Ernie Watts and John Coltrane. With the exception of Don Grolnick's "Willie T.," the music on the CD is comprised of group originals (five by the leader) and falls into the 1990s mainstream of jazz. While the tenor saxophonist has plenty of blowing space (really letting loose on the exciting closer, "Cabin Fever"), Pat Metheny is mostly pretty restrained (in a Jim Hall bag) except for his wild solo on guitar synth during "Song for Bilbao." Pianist Joey Calderazzo starts out sounding a bit like McCoy Tyner on "Slings and Arrows" before his own musical personality is revealed. When Tyner himself plays on "Song for Bilbao" (one of two guest appearances), one can certainly tell the difference between master and pupil. All of Michael Brecker's recordings as a leader (as opposed to his cameos as a sideman on pop records) are easily recommended and show why he is considered a giant by many listeners." - allmusic.com
Play 33 1/3 Series
180g heavyweight vinyl pressed by MMP
Black poly-lined inner sleeves
Project designed & sleeve made by Khiov
Originally released in 1996 on CD only
Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone
Pat Metheny, guitars, synth guitar
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Dave Holland, bass
Joey Calderazzo, piano
McCoy Tyner, piano
Don Alias, percussion
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Slings and Arrows
2. Midnight Voyage
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Song For Bilbao
2. Beau Rivage
LP2 - Side 3:
1. African Skies
2. Introduction to Naked Soul
3. Naked Soul
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Willie T.
2. Cabin Fever