All Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio From Original Analog Tape!
Produced By Music Matters' Joe Harley!
Pressed at RTI!
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series: "Tone Poet" Joe Harleyco-founder and co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters audiophile vinyl seriesis the producer of this new series of all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering was done by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl was manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). The titles were handpicked by Harley and cover lesser-known Blue Note classics, modern era standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note catalog. The first two albums in the series are Wayne Shorter Etcetera and Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.
Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180 gm audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Blue Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
This quartet session from 1965 has long been considered one of Waynes finest studio albums even though it remained unreleased until 1980. Etcetera features all Shorter compositions with the exception of Gil Evans passionate Barracudas. Wayne's Indian Song takes its place as one of Shorters most intensely hypnotizing compositions. Etcetera is one of the true highlights of the Shorter discography.
"Per Don Was's direction, everything about this reissue series closely mirrors the Music Matters releases that so impressed Was..." - Michael Fremer, Analogplanet.com, February 21, 2019
"The titles for the Tone Poet series, handpicked by Harley with input from Blue Note president Don Was, cover lesser-known releases from both the classic and modern Blue Note eras as well as labels like Pacific Jazz, World Pacific, and Solid State... The Shorter quartet album, recorded in 1965 but released in 1980, showcases the leader's signature oblique tenor lines in the company of pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Joe Chambers. Highlights include the title track, fueled by a powerful drum solo from Chambers, and the dreamy ballad 'Penelope'. Hancock delivers a meditative solo on the 5/4 'Indian Song' while the smoothly swinging 'Toy Tune' hinges on McBee's insistent walk and Chambers' ride cymbal pulse. The only non-Shorter composition is the striking 6/8 Gil Evans composition, 'Barracudas'." - Bill Milkowski, The Absolute Sound, July/August 2019
• All Analog 180g Vinyl
• Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Mastered From Original Master Tape
• Reissue supervised by Joe Harley
• Pressed at RTI
• Gatefold jacket
Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock, piano
Cecil McBee, bass
Joe Chambers, drums
3. Toy Tune
1. Barracudas (General Assembly)
2. Indian Song