Michael Fremer Rated 8/10 Music, 10/10 Sonics in his August 2013 reviews on www.analogplanet.com!
200 Gram 45rpm Double Vinyl! All New Mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Ray Brown, Gene Harris and Gerryck King are spectacular in this 1984 recording. Red Holloway (tenor sax) and a rare appearance by the great Emily Remler (guitar) round out the original musicians.
This is a completely new mastering and pressing of this famous release. Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio did exceptional mastering work for this new double LP, cut at 45 RPM, and pressed by none other than the world's finest LP manufacturing plant, Quality Record Pressings. Gary Salstrom, QRP's general manager and master plating technician, plated the lacquers, and lastly the artwork is redesigned for this deluxe gatefold jacket presentation.
"This album is important as an early milestone in pianist Gene Harris' second career. Harris, who had led the popular Three Sounds in the 1960s, had been living in obscurity in Boise, ID, for several years before he was urged by bassist Ray Brown to come to the West Coast for some recording sessions. Harris became a permanent member of Brown's regular trio for quite a few years before launching his own quartet. He had lost none of his technique, soul, or swing in the interim, as he shows throughout this fine release. Seven of the eight numbers (highlighted by 'Exactly Like You,' 'Teach Me Tonight,' and 'Sweet Georgia Brown') feature Brown, Harris, and drummer Gerryck King playing soulful bop, while 'Mistreated But Undefeated Blues' adds guitarist Emily Remler and the tenor of Red Holloway. An excellent effort." All Music Guide
"[L]ong been considered both great straight ahead jazz and an audiophile treasure... [G]ood humored, bop/soul infused music making of the highest order... [T]his is a sensational sounding, classic, straight ahead jazz record that continues to bring pleasure to new generations of jazz fans. It has never sounded better than it does on this double 45. The room is small, the miking close, the sonic excitement intense! The longevity of this record's popularity and so many others on Concord proves that while Carl E Jefferson was a used car salesman turned record company owner, he did not sell lemons! Very highly recommended!" - Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, 8/10 Music, 10/10 Sound
200 Gram 45rpm Double Vinyl
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Deluxe Gatefold Jacket with Redesigned Artwork
Ray Brown, bass
Gene Harris, piano
Gerryck King, drums
Red Holloway, special guest, tenor sax
Emily Remler, special guest, guitar
LP1 - Side One:
1. Exactly Like You
2. Cry Me A River
LP1 - Side Two:
1. Teach Me Tonight
2. Take The "A" Train
LP2 - Side Three:
1. Mistreated But Undefeated Blues
2. That's All
LP2 - Side Four:
1. Easy Does It
2. Sweet Georgia Brown