Ry Cooder Jazz 180g LP
Ry Cooder Jazz 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Ry Cooder Jazz 180g LP

Ry Cooder

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EUROS3197
UPC:
4260019715920

High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl Double LP!

TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics in the May/June 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

When someone such as Ry Cooder, who delved deeply into traditional sources, just names his LP "Jazz", it is unlikely that one will hear avant-garde music. Actually, in the numbers gathered together here the investigative guitar man dedicated himself more or less to almost forgotten music. Historically informed, yet not adhering to the original instrumental ensemble, this ostensibly antiquated music enjoys a brilliant renaissance. Just like in an album of charming black and white photographs, the old-fashioned style shines out brightly, such as in "Big Band Bill", which (hardly by accident) is modeled on the jaunty swing of Django Reinhard, but does not imitate him. Cooder's slightly acidic-sounding guitar mixes homogeneously with the delightfully rustic sound of the tuba and a bluegrass mandolin ("Face To Face..."). The typical Caribbean rattle of the marimba enters into a pleasant dialogue with the warped sound of the slide guitar. Folksy bliss in three-four time ("Happy Meeting In Glory") stands confidently on a par with the merry, self-willed saxophone ("In A Mist") and with the poetic, dreamy and meditative guitar ("Flashes"). And just listen to how the classic number "Davenport Blues" - with its emphasis on the woodwinds - grooves along with the vibraphone and tingly inner parts. This sound is both filled with the spirit of Bix Beiderbecke and, based loosely on Mingus, will sooth the Jelly Roll Morton-soul of its fans.

Recording: 1977 at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

This new version from Speakers Corner was mastered by Kevin Gray and sounds significantly better than the original. There is lots of air around the instruments lending a more three-dimensional feeling to the presentation. The soundstage is a little deeper, the sound of the tuba and bass saxophone are lush without lacking in dynamic impact.
-Dennis Davis, Hi-Fi+
Reportedly, [Cooder] felt unsatisfied with this record, but given how ambitious the undertaking was, that was perhaps inevitable. Sensible listeners know that artists often feel this way about records the rest of us think are masterful, and surely that is the case with Jazz.
-Duck Baker, The Absolute Sound, May/June 2020, Music 4/5, Sonics 4.5/5

Features

  • 180g Virgin Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
  • Made from original analogue master tapes
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Selections:

Side I:

  1. Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now
  2. Face To Face That I Shall Meet Him
  3. The Pearls / Tia Juana
  4. The Dream
  5. Happy Meeting In Glory

Side II:

  1. In A Mist
  2. Flashes
  3. Davenport Blues
  4. Shine
  5. Nobody
  6. We Shall Be Happy
Description

High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl Double LP!

TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics in the May/June 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

When someone such as Ry Cooder, who delved deeply into traditional sources, just names his LP "Jazz", it is unlikely that one will hear avant-garde music. Actually, in the numbers gathered together here the investigative guitar man dedicated himself more or less to almost forgotten music. Historically informed, yet not adhering to the original instrumental ensemble, this ostensibly antiquated music enjoys a brilliant renaissance. Just like in an album of charming black and white photographs, the old-fashioned style shines out brightly, such as in "Big Band Bill", which (hardly by accident) is modeled on the jaunty swing of Django Reinhard, but does not imitate him. Cooder's slightly acidic-sounding guitar mixes homogeneously with the delightfully rustic sound of the tuba and a bluegrass mandolin ("Face To Face..."). The typical Caribbean rattle of the marimba enters into a pleasant dialogue with the warped sound of the slide guitar. Folksy bliss in three-four time ("Happy Meeting In Glory") stands confidently on a par with the merry, self-willed saxophone ("In A Mist") and with the poetic, dreamy and meditative guitar ("Flashes"). And just listen to how the classic number "Davenport Blues" - with its emphasis on the woodwinds - grooves along with the vibraphone and tingly inner parts. This sound is both filled with the spirit of Bix Beiderbecke and, based loosely on Mingus, will sooth the Jelly Roll Morton-soul of its fans.

Recording: 1977 at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

This new version from Speakers Corner was mastered by Kevin Gray and sounds significantly better than the original. There is lots of air around the instruments lending a more three-dimensional feeling to the presentation. The soundstage is a little deeper, the sound of the tuba and bass saxophone are lush without lacking in dynamic impact.
-Dennis Davis, Hi-Fi+
Reportedly, [Cooder] felt unsatisfied with this record, but given how ambitious the undertaking was, that was perhaps inevitable. Sensible listeners know that artists often feel this way about records the rest of us think are masterful, and surely that is the case with Jazz.
-Duck Baker, The Absolute Sound, May/June 2020, Music 4/5, Sonics 4.5/5

Features

  • 180g Virgin Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
  • Made from original analogue master tapes
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Selections:

Side I:

  1. Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now
  2. Face To Face That I Shall Meet Him
  3. The Pearls / Tia Juana
  4. The Dream
  5. Happy Meeting In Glory

Side II:

  1. In A Mist
  2. Flashes
  3. Davenport Blues
  4. Shine
  5. Nobody
  6. We Shall Be Happy
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
3.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Ry Cooder
Title
Jazz
Composer
Additional Artists
Red Callendar, Earl Hines, Joseph Byrd
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
09-18-2019
Release Date
12-20-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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