The Sound of Jazz 200g LP
The Sound of Jazz 200g LP

The Sound of Jazz 200g LP

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Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 4/100!

Limited Edition 200g Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered From Original Analog Tapes By Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound!
Featuring "Wild Man Blues" "Dickie's Dream" & More!


This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

This 200-gram Analogue Productions LP reissue is a magnificent-sounding recording of a historic TV event. For a rare and glorious one-hour nationwide broadcast, CBS brought together 32 towering heavyweight jazz musicians of the swing era for the jam session to end all jam sessions.

The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.

"The Sound of Jazz" brought together 32 leading musicians from the swing era including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry "Red" Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots, but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on "Fine and Mellow".

Columbia Records released this LP in 1958 that is actually a rehearsal that preceded the telecast (recorded on December 4 at Columbia's 30th Street studios), and is not its soundtrack. The LP was released in 1958 as Columbia CL 1098, with liner notes by Eric Larrabee, and the cover photo is by Tom Yee. The recording doesn't include all of the performers on the TV show (Mulligan refused to participate because no additional payment was involved) and includes several who were not on the show. Bassist Walter Page rehearsed, and is featured on the LP, but collapsed on the way to the studio for the telecast.

For this Analogue Productions reissue, they started with the original tape and the best mastering available — Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound did a stellar job, and naturally, plating at Quality Record Pressings was handled by master plating technician Gary Salstrom. The 200-gram QRP platters serve up an utterly noiseless background that lets the superior sonics shine through.

The show's performance of "Fine and Mellow" reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.

During the performance of "Fine and Mellow", Webster played the first solo. "Then", Hentoff remembered: "Lester got up, and he played the purest blues I have ever heard, and [he and Holiday] were looking at each other, their eyes were sort of interlocked, and she was sort of nodding and half-smiling. It was as if they were both remembering what had been — whatever that was. And in the control room we were all crying. When the show was over, they went their separate ways."

Features:
• Limited Edition
• 200g Vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered From Original Analog Tapes
• Mastered by Ryan K. Smith
• Plating by Gary Salstrom at QRP

Selections:
Side A:

1. Wild Man Blues - Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars
2. Rosetta - Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars
3. Fine and Mellow - Billie Holiday, Mal Waldron All-Stars
4. Blues - Jimmy Giuffre, Pee Wee Russell, Jo Jones, Danny Barker
Side B:
5. I Left My Baby - Jimmy Rushing, Count Basie All-Stars
6. The Train and The River - Jimmy Giuffre Trio
7. Nervous - Mal Waldron
8. Dickie's Dream - Count Basie All-Stars
Description
Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 4/100!

Limited Edition 200g Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered From Original Analog Tapes By Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound!
Featuring "Wild Man Blues" "Dickie's Dream" & More!


This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

This 200-gram Analogue Productions LP reissue is a magnificent-sounding recording of a historic TV event. For a rare and glorious one-hour nationwide broadcast, CBS brought together 32 towering heavyweight jazz musicians of the swing era for the jam session to end all jam sessions.

The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.

"The Sound of Jazz" brought together 32 leading musicians from the swing era including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry "Red" Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots, but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on "Fine and Mellow".

Columbia Records released this LP in 1958 that is actually a rehearsal that preceded the telecast (recorded on December 4 at Columbia's 30th Street studios), and is not its soundtrack. The LP was released in 1958 as Columbia CL 1098, with liner notes by Eric Larrabee, and the cover photo is by Tom Yee. The recording doesn't include all of the performers on the TV show (Mulligan refused to participate because no additional payment was involved) and includes several who were not on the show. Bassist Walter Page rehearsed, and is featured on the LP, but collapsed on the way to the studio for the telecast.

For this Analogue Productions reissue, they started with the original tape and the best mastering available — Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound did a stellar job, and naturally, plating at Quality Record Pressings was handled by master plating technician Gary Salstrom. The 200-gram QRP platters serve up an utterly noiseless background that lets the superior sonics shine through.

The show's performance of "Fine and Mellow" reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.

During the performance of "Fine and Mellow", Webster played the first solo. "Then", Hentoff remembered: "Lester got up, and he played the purest blues I have ever heard, and [he and Holiday] were looking at each other, their eyes were sort of interlocked, and she was sort of nodding and half-smiling. It was as if they were both remembering what had been — whatever that was. And in the control room we were all crying. When the show was over, they went their separate ways."

Features:
• Limited Edition
• 200g Vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered From Original Analog Tapes
• Mastered by Ryan K. Smith
• Plating by Gary Salstrom at QRP

Selections:
Side A:

1. Wild Man Blues - Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars
2. Rosetta - Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars
3. Fine and Mellow - Billie Holiday, Mal Waldron All-Stars
4. Blues - Jimmy Giuffre, Pee Wee Russell, Jo Jones, Danny Barker
Side B:
5. I Left My Baby - Jimmy Rushing, Count Basie All-Stars
6. The Train and The River - Jimmy Giuffre Trio
7. Nervous - Mal Waldron
8. Dickie's Dream - Count Basie All-Stars
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Title
Sound of Jazz
Composer
Additional Artists
Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones, Coleman Hawkin
Record Weight
200G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
1
Direct to disc
Creation Date
01-13-2017
Availability
Awaiting Repress
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
01-25-2017
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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