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.
All of the stylistic elements that made Miles Davis 1956 quintet one of the immortal bands in jazz history are on display in this collection. Surrey with the Fringe on Top and Diane are medium-tempo standards that highlight the contrast between the leaders Harmon-muted horn, the explorations of John Coltranes tenor sax and Red Garlands sparkling piano. Salt Peanuts and Well, You Neednt, each a modern jazz classic, allow for intense swinging over the beat of Paul Chambers bass and Philly Joe Jones drums. And Something I Dreamed Last Night and When I Fall in Love give us vulnerable, visceral ballad playing by Davis that remains unsurpassed.
"The end results are consistently astonishing. At the center of Steamin', as with most outings by this band, are the group improvisations which consist of solo upon solo of arguably the sweetest and otherwise most swinging interactions known to have existed between musicians...Although there is no original material on Steamin', it may best represent the ability of the Miles Davis quintet to take standards and rebuild them to suit their qualifications." -Lindsay Planer, allmusic.com
200g Vinyl LP
Limited Edition, Less Than 1000 Records per stamper, released in limited quantities
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
Miles Davis, trumpet
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Red Garland, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
"Philly" Joe Jones, drums
1. Surrey With the Fringe on Top
2. Salt Peanuts
3. Something I Dreamed Last Night
2. Well You Needn't
3. When I Fall In Love
Recorded in Hackensack, NJ; May 11, 1956.
("Well You Needn't" recorded October 26, 1956)