Miles Davis E.S.P. Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP
Miles Davis E.S.P. Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP
Genre: Jazz
Format: 45RPM,
Size: 12"

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Miles Davis E.S.P. Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP

Miles Davis

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UPC:
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TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

Miles Davis E.S.P. on Numbered, Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP from Mobile Fidelity!  Pressed at RTI!

Landmark 1965 Recording Splits Divide Between Accessible Hard-Bop and Cutting-Edge Improvisation: Miles Davis' E.S.P. a Paragon of Cohesion, Chemistry, Interplay. Pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's Reference-Caliber 45rpm Vinyl 2LP Set Presents the Music In Intimate, Transformational, Lifelike Sound. First Album Recorded by Davis' Classic Second Quintet: E.S.P. Teems With Brilliant Intensity, Energy, Emotion, Steadiness, Tension, and Interplay.

A landmark recording and masterful symphony of performance, composition, and execution, Miles Davis' E.S.P. established the template jazz would follow for the following decade. The 1965 record splits the gap between accessible hard-bop and the cutting-edge approach Davis increasingly pursued into the 1970s. Adventurous, sophisticated, and yet altogether cohesive, E.S.P. stands out not only due to its elastic compositions but via its chemistry, interplay, and feeling attained by the instrumentalists. The first album Davis' classic second quintet made together, it's also very arguably the group's best. Never before has the effort been experienced in such transformational sound.

Pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45rpm 2LP set of E.S.P. treats each phrase and every note as sacred communication. This meticulously restored audiophile version renders the music's dynamics, pitch, colors, and textures with lifelike realism and proper scale. Reference-caliber separation, wall-to-wall soundstages, and distinct images magnify the intensity and beauty of Davis and Co.'s creations. Whether it's the distinctive snap of Tony Williams' drum sticks against the snare head, air moving through Davis' trumpet, acoustic thrum of Ron Carter's bass, or upper register of Herbie Hancock's piano, the sound is better than you'd even hear in the most intimate jazz clubs. Prepare to be swayed on every level.

For many, E.S.P. looms among the decade's best albums if only because of the significance of Davis' lineup. While Hancock, Williams, and Carter are holdovers that began playing with one another on 1963's Seven Steps to Heaven, Wayne Shorter functions as the secret weapon and key addition responsible for this ensemble hitting a new peak. Indeed, the saxophonist helped pen two of the seven compositions here – notably, E.S.P. is entirely comprised originals and clocked in as one of the longest-running jazz LPs issued at the time – and, more importantly, grants Davis the confidence and leeway necessary for the eruption of enigma, steadiness, and tension.

As he did with John Coltrane a year earlier, Davis hangs back and picks his moments to solo, with Shorter stepping up to supply the churn. Their bandmates respond in kind, itching to take off into new stratospheres all the while keeping their improvisations grounded and connected to the piece at hand. Guided by Davis' visions and inspired by current boundary-pushing works by the likes of Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Coltrane, the magnificent results spark with variation, harmony, emotion, energy, and brilliant movement.

Interlocking lines drive "Little One," alternating rhythms pulse through the funky "Eighty-One," melodies soar on the balladic "Iris," the aptly titled "Mood" broods over minor-key structures, and "Agitation" – goosed by a two-minute percussive introduction by Williams – delivers on its promise. No record – and no group of musicians – have ever balanced coherent themes and exploratory playing in better fashion than Davis' quintet on E.S.P. It's the avant-garde record even jazz traditionalists love, and essential on every level.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 45rpm Speed Edition
• Double LP
• Production & Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated & Pressed on 180g High Definition Vinyl
• Pressed at RTI
• Gatefold Jacket
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Abstract & Impressionistic Poem by Ralph J. Gleason, Columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle

Musicians:
Miles Davis, trumpet
Ron Carter, bass
Herbie Hancock, piano
Wayne Shorter, saxophone
Tony Williams, drums

Selections:
Side 1:

1. E.S.P.
2. Eighty-One
Side 2:
3. Little One
4. R.J.

Side 3:
5. Agitation
6. Iris
Side 4:
7. Mood
Description
This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

Miles Davis E.S.P. on Numbered, Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP from Mobile Fidelity!  Pressed at RTI!

Landmark 1965 Recording Splits Divide Between Accessible Hard-Bop and Cutting-Edge Improvisation: Miles Davis' E.S.P. a Paragon of Cohesion, Chemistry, Interplay. Pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's Reference-Caliber 45rpm Vinyl 2LP Set Presents the Music In Intimate, Transformational, Lifelike Sound. First Album Recorded by Davis' Classic Second Quintet: E.S.P. Teems With Brilliant Intensity, Energy, Emotion, Steadiness, Tension, and Interplay.

A landmark recording and masterful symphony of performance, composition, and execution, Miles Davis' E.S.P. established the template jazz would follow for the following decade. The 1965 record splits the gap between accessible hard-bop and the cutting-edge approach Davis increasingly pursued into the 1970s. Adventurous, sophisticated, and yet altogether cohesive, E.S.P. stands out not only due to its elastic compositions but via its chemistry, interplay, and feeling attained by the instrumentalists. The first album Davis' classic second quintet made together, it's also very arguably the group's best. Never before has the effort been experienced in such transformational sound.

Pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45rpm 2LP set of E.S.P. treats each phrase and every note as sacred communication. This meticulously restored audiophile version renders the music's dynamics, pitch, colors, and textures with lifelike realism and proper scale. Reference-caliber separation, wall-to-wall soundstages, and distinct images magnify the intensity and beauty of Davis and Co.'s creations. Whether it's the distinctive snap of Tony Williams' drum sticks against the snare head, air moving through Davis' trumpet, acoustic thrum of Ron Carter's bass, or upper register of Herbie Hancock's piano, the sound is better than you'd even hear in the most intimate jazz clubs. Prepare to be swayed on every level.

For many, E.S.P. looms among the decade's best albums if only because of the significance of Davis' lineup. While Hancock, Williams, and Carter are holdovers that began playing with one another on 1963's Seven Steps to Heaven, Wayne Shorter functions as the secret weapon and key addition responsible for this ensemble hitting a new peak. Indeed, the saxophonist helped pen two of the seven compositions here – notably, E.S.P. is entirely comprised originals and clocked in as one of the longest-running jazz LPs issued at the time – and, more importantly, grants Davis the confidence and leeway necessary for the eruption of enigma, steadiness, and tension.

As he did with John Coltrane a year earlier, Davis hangs back and picks his moments to solo, with Shorter stepping up to supply the churn. Their bandmates respond in kind, itching to take off into new stratospheres all the while keeping their improvisations grounded and connected to the piece at hand. Guided by Davis' visions and inspired by current boundary-pushing works by the likes of Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Coltrane, the magnificent results spark with variation, harmony, emotion, energy, and brilliant movement.

Interlocking lines drive "Little One," alternating rhythms pulse through the funky "Eighty-One," melodies soar on the balladic "Iris," the aptly titled "Mood" broods over minor-key structures, and "Agitation" – goosed by a two-minute percussive introduction by Williams – delivers on its promise. No record – and no group of musicians – have ever balanced coherent themes and exploratory playing in better fashion than Davis' quintet on E.S.P. It's the avant-garde record even jazz traditionalists love, and essential on every level.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 45rpm Speed Edition
• Double LP
• Production & Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated & Pressed on 180g High Definition Vinyl
• Pressed at RTI
• Gatefold Jacket
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Abstract & Impressionistic Poem by Ralph J. Gleason, Columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle

Musicians:
Miles Davis, trumpet
Ron Carter, bass
Herbie Hancock, piano
Wayne Shorter, saxophone
Tony Williams, drums

Selections:
Side 1:

1. E.S.P.
2. Eighty-One
Side 2:
3. Little One
4. R.J.

Side 3:
5. Agitation
6. Iris
Side 4:
7. Mood
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Miles Davis
Title
E.S.P.
Composer
Additional Artists
Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
45RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
02-19-2016
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
12-07-2016
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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