Mastered by Bernie Grundman, Cut by Chris Bellman, Sound & Engineering Consultation by Steve Hoffman! Pressed at Pallas on 180 Gram Vinyl!
Landmark 1946 Historical Release Documents Miles Davis First-Known Instance of Open-Voiced Trumpet Playing at One of His Earliest Sessions
Tantalizing Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black Lion: Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed at Pallas
EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQd and Set Up by Bernie Grundman
Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl Jacket Features Exclusive Art
One of Miles Davis earliest recording sessions. The very first known instance of the famed trumpeter playing in an open style, and in a band with legendary tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and drummer Art Blakey. Need any more be said? Very few jazz albums possess more historical importance and wow-inspiring significance than Bopping the Blues, which documents a 1946 session in which Davis supported a group and two singers, Earl Coleman and Ann Baker, in a splendid bop affair. Yes, its got that elusive Holy Grail quality.
Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, Bopping the Blues marks what are indisputably Davis initial open-voiced contributions and a cant-miss opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. Helmed by ORG Music, this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in audiophile production standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting the museum-like worth of this records existence.
Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180g LP was curated by legendary engineer Steve Hoffman and eqd by Grundman himself. A better team you cannot find; every step involved serious quality-control measures to guarantee gorgeous sound. The superb vinyl jacket features exclusive artwork. Indeed, this is what being a collector is all about. The title may not be widely known to most, but this reissue preserves vital music that will be enjoyed by generations to come. Consider it a buried treasure that, miraculously, has resurfaced in better condition than that when it was originally made.
Jazz fans, Davis devotees, audiophiles, and music fanatics, dont sleep on this collectable gem!
• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman
• Cutting by Chris Bellman
• Mastered from original master tapes
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman
• LPs EQd and Set Up by Bernie Grundman
• Exclusive cover artwork
• Mono Version
Miles Davis, trumpet
Gene Ammons, tenor saxophone
Connie Wainwright, guitar
Linton Garner, piano
Tommy Potter, bass
Art Blakey, drums
Earl Coleman, vocals
Ann Baker, vocals
1. Don't Sing Me The Blues (Take 1)
2. Don't Sing Me The Blues (Take 2)
3. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 1 Incomplete)
4. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 2)
5. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 3)
6. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 1)
1. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 2)
2. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 3)
3. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 4)
4. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 1)
5. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 2)
6. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 3)