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  • Legrand Jazz (Pre-Order) Legrand Jazz (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Legrand Jazz (Pre-Order)

    Numbered Limited Edition 100% Analog 180-Gram Vinyl LP!

    Limited To Only 3000 Numbered Copies!

    Features Performances By John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Bill Evans & More!

    In 1958, a young, successful French composer-arranger with a major infatuation on American jazz, worked his way to New York and convinced the very best players of the time to record an album of largely jazz standards. Michel Legrand would go on to win numerous prizes and accolades (3 Oscars, 5 Grammies, 2 Palmes D'or, etc.), but little of what followed matched the sheer brilliance of Legrand Jazz.

    Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Phil Woods and practically every other session man in town signed up for sessions with Legrand to record his idiosyncratic arrangements of standards (Django, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Night in Tunisia, etc.). Instead of regurgitating then current bop styles, he reinvented the very nature of orchestral jazz band repertoire to make a unique and forward-looking statement on the genre.

    The sound of Impex's all-analog LP preserves the wide soundstage of late 50's Columbia recordings while creating intimate spaces between players on the stage for maximum definition. This rare, highly-praised recording has never sounded as good as it does now. Go big with Legrand Jazz.

    Legrand Jazz was greeted by an enthusiastic review in the magazine Down Beat. Dom Cerulli awarded it five stars out of a possible five.

    Michel Legrand, Conductor, Arranger (All Songs)

    For The Jitterbug Waltz, Django, Wild Man Blues & 'Round Midnight - Recorded June 25, 1958:
    Paul Chambers (bass)
    John Coltrane (tenor sax)
    Eddie Costa (vibes)
    Miles Davis (trumpet)
    Kenny Dennis (drums)
    Bill Evans (piano)
    Barry Galbraith (guitar)
    Betty Glamann (harp)
    Herbie Mann (flute)
    Jerome Richardson (baritone sax, bass clarinet)
    Phil Woods (alto sax)

    For Nuages, Blue And Sentimental, Rosetta & Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Recorded June 27, 1958:
    Eddie Bert (trombone)
    Billy Byers (trombone)
    Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)
    George Duvivier (bass)
    Major Holly (bass, tuba)
    Hank Jones (piano)
    Don Lamond (drums)
    Herbie Mann (flute)
    Frank Rehak (trombone)
    Ben Webster (tenor sax)

    For Night In Tunisia, Stompin' At The Savoy & In A Mist - Recorded June 30, 1958:
    James Buffington (french horns)
    Donald Byrd (trumpet)
    Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)
    Don Elliot (vibes)
    Art Farmer (trumpet)
    Milt Hinton (bass)
    Osie Johnson (drums)
    Teo Macero (baritone sax)
    Nat Pierce (piano)
    Seldon Powell (tenor sax)
    Gene Quill (alto sax)
    Frank Rehak (trombone)
    Ernie Royal (trumpet)
    Joe Wilder (trumpet)
    Phil Woods (alto sax)

    1. The Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller)
    2. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
    3. Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)
    4. Blue and Sentimental (Count Basie)
    5. Stompin' At the Savoy (Benny Goodman)
    6. Django (John Lewis)
    7. Wild Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
    8. Rosetta (Earl Hines)
    9. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
    10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)
    11. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke)
    Michel Legrand
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Drum Suite Drum Suite Quick View

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    Drum Suite

    Strictly Limited To 2,500

    All-Analog Mastering By Kevin Gray

    Pressed At RTI

    "Recorded in 1956, Art Blakey's Drum Suite is a wonderful hybrid of African, Latin, and hard bop rhythms that prefigures the concept of Afro-beat by at least a decade, and the sheer energy, not to mention its very special and fresh-sounding intimacy, make it especially astounding. Even more amazing is that the three parts of the suite -- Blakey's The Sacrifice, Ray Bryant's Cubano Chant, and Oscar Pettiford's Oscalypso -- were recorded straight through live, and were only intended to be a pre-take run-through, but as is obvious here, Blakey and company nailed the whole thing right out of the box. The original LP was issued by Columbia with the drum suite on one side, and three tracks recorded by a 1956 version of the Jazz Messengers (Bill Hardman, Jackie McLean, Sam Dockery, and Spanky DeBrest) for Blakey's first Columbia album, Hard Bop, on the other side. Groundbreaking for its time, and still sounding vital, powerful, and visionary, the Drum Suite album is somewhat of a lost masterpiece that deserves a fresh audience.

    - Steve Leggett (All Music Guide)

    1. The Sacrifice

    2. Cubano Chant

    3. Oscalypso

    4. Nica's Tempo

    5. D's Dilemma

    6. Just for Marty
    Art Blakey
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blow Up Blow Up Quick View

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    Blow Up

    180 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Double LP Pressed At RTI

    Mastered By Kevin Gray

    Mastered by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, this 45rpm LP will live up to and surpass your most demanding judgments. Blow Up is one of the most sought-after titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog.

    Isao Suzuki's Blow-Up is virtuosity and class all rolled up into one. A great combination of upbeat blues and mellow grooves! The album was awarded Jazz of Japan Award and the Jazz Disk Award of Swing Journal in 1973.


    Isao Suzuki - bass & cello

    Kunihiko Sugano - piano & Fender-piano

    George Otsuka - drums

    Takashi Mizuhashi - bass

    LP 1
    1. Aqua Marine
    2. Everything Happens To Me
    3. Blow Up

    LP 2
    1. Like It Is
    2. I Can't Get Started
    3. Low Flight

    Isao Suzuki
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Midnight Sugar Midnight Sugar Quick View

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    Midnight Sugar

    180 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Double LP Pressed At RTI

    Mastered By Tohru Kotetsu

    Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu and pressed at RTI, this 45rpm LP will live up to and surpass your most demanding judgments. Midnight Sugar is one of the most sought-after titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog.

    On "Midnight Sugar" the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio plays two of Tsuyoshi's own blues improvisations followed by jazz ballads that became standards for the Trio. The combination of these titles is nothing but exceptional.

    The Yamamoto Trio's Midnight Sugar was recorded March 1, 1974, at Aoi Studio, Tokyo. It earned the Best Engineering Award and Jazz Disc Award of Swing Journal in 1974. It is Yamamoto's unmistakable skill and his jazz feeling which adds that certain touch of liveliness and spontaneity and makes Midnight Sugar a unique experience. This Piano Trio will mesmerize you with this great collection of standards, superb musicianship, and awesome sonics. You are sure to listen to this one over and over.


    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto - piano

    Isoo Fukui - bass

    Tetsujiro Obara - drums

    LP 1
    1. Midnight Sugar
    2. I'm A Fool To Want You

    LP 2
    1. The Nearness of You
    2. It Could Happen To You
    2. Sweet Georgia Blues

    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • In Person At The Blackhawk: Friday and Saturday In Person At The Blackhawk: Friday and Saturday Quick View

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    In Person At The Blackhawk: Friday and Saturday

    Miles Davis' two night stand at The Blackhawk in San Francisco marked a watershed in jazz history, a seminal event transforming the American musical landscape.

    Davis had never been recorded live in a club with his combo and the performances over the course of two sets a night on April 21 and 22, 1961 more than justify the legend.

    The New York Times, in its review of the Columbia Records release of the complete Blackhawk shows, called the music the gold standard for straight-ahead, postwar jazz rhythm.

    Impex Records is proud to present a performance unequaled, a recording unparalleled and the must-have audiophile release of this or any other year.

    1. Walkin'
    2. Bye Bye Blackbird
    3. All Of You
    4. No Blues
    5. Bye Bye (Theme)
    6. Love, I've Found You

    1. Well You Needn't
    2. Fran-Dance
    3. So What
    4. Oleo
    5. If I Were A Bell
    6. Neo

    Miles Davis
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Indigos Indigos Quick View

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    Impex Records makes your nights a little bit cooler with this Limited Edition, 180gram all-analog shot of pure Duke at his most soulfully nocturnal. From the cats who brought you Time Further Out and Friday and Saturday Nights At the Blackhawk. Mastered by Kevin Gray and limited to only 2500 pressings!

    Indigos features performances of jazz standards such as Mood Indigo, Autumn Leaves, Prelude To a Kiss and more!

    Recorded in 1957 with a line-up that included Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves among the saxophones and a trumpet section of Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Cat Anderson and Harold Baker. An exceptional record with arrangements full of new twists, innovative voices and improvisations.

    1. Solitude
    2. Where or When
    3. Mood Indigo
    4. Autumn Leaves
    5. The Sky Fell Down
    6. Prelude To a Kiss
    7. Willow Weep For Me
    8. Tenderly
    9. Dancing In the Dark
    Duke Ellington
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Time Further Out: Miro Reflections Time Further Out: Miro Reflections Quick View

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    Time Further Out: Miro Reflections

    Numbered Limited Edition!

    Time Further Out continues the Dave Brubeck Quartet's exploration of unusual time signatures that began on the ensemble's definitive 1959 album Time Out. Accompanied by an all-star cast, the esteemed pianist arranging tunes according to the number of beats per bar, in the process rewriting rhythmic rules and dance steps. In fact, the tracks are ordered by the number of beats per bar, starting with It's a Raggy Waltz and Bluette in 3/4, Charles Matthew Hallelujah in 4/4, Far More Blue and Far More Drums in 5/4, Maori Blues in 6/4, Unsquare Dance in 7/4, Bru's Boogie Woogie in 8/8, and concluding with Blue Shadows in the Street in 9/8.

    Like the original Time Out album, Time Further Out's cover features a work of modern art: a painting by Spanish artist Joan Miro. Mastered from the original analog tape by George Marino at Sterling Sounds in New York and pressed at RTI in Camarillo, California, this record has never sounded so alive or immediate. A must-have jazz benchmark.

    1. It's A Raggy Waltz
    2. Bluette
    3. Charles Matthew Hallelujah
    4. Far More Blue
    5. Far More Drums
    6. Maori Blues
    7. Unsquare Dance
    8. Bru's Boogie Woogie
    9. Blue Shadows In The Street
    Dave Brubeck
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Hard Bop Hard Bop Quick View

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    Hard Bop

    Cut from the Original Analog Mono Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus & Pressed at RTI

    Numbered Limited Edition of Only 2500 Copies

    Some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time have passed through Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham, Wayne Shorter and Donald Byrd, among many others. However brief their stay, working with the demanding and full-throttle drummer not only increased their visibility, but also their chops and interpretive capacity. Blakey's ability to drum up the best players in the game may have even eclipsed his superhuman ability to play drums.

    Altoist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Bill Hardman, bassist Spanky deBrest, and pianist Sam Dockery join the fold here to along with Blakey deliver whole-bop goodness on five propulsive, fiery tracks. True to its title, this LP bops hard, with a ferocious swing, boundless energy and telepathic communication between players - especially Blakey and Hardman. Considering the rhythmic demands of Blakey's locomotive playing style, this was an incredible achievement.

    Impex Records has cut this gorgeous, limited edition (2,500 pressings) 180-gram LP with the original analog mono master tapes and without computer processing of any kind. You hear all the vivacious interplay that occurred on that weekend in 1957 when Blakey and crew forged a bold new vision of muscular, funky jazz. This is music that still resonates over 50 years later. Not to be missed!

    1. Cranky Spanky
    2. Stella By Starlight
    3. My Heart Stood Still
    4. Little Melonae
    5. Stanley's Stiff Chickens
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Straight, No Chaser Straight, No Chaser Quick View

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    Straight, No Chaser

    Limited To 3,000 Individually Numbered Copies

    First Time On All-Analog

    Features The Complete, Unedited Performances Of Thelonious Monk's Classic Sessions

    Mastered From The Original Tapes By Kevin Gray And Robert Pincus At Cohearant Audio

    Pressed At RTI For Superior Playback Quality

    Monk's introspective 6th LP for Columbia contains some of the pianist's most mature works, including a striking re-working of the classic title track, an evocative modal twist on Japanese folk music, and the swinging bop of We See, all lensed through the transformative interplay of his quartet (also featured on Monk's Dream). Impex's deluxe all-analog 2-LP set includes the original six tracks (three of which are presented in their original uncut length on LP for the first time) and the bonus track Green Chimneys. These extensions, beautifully remastered by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus at Cohearent Audio, give fuller, richer expression to Thelonious Monk's genius as a performer of unparalleled spiritual and technical facility.

    1. Locomotive
    2. I Didn't Know About You
    3. Straight, No Chaser
    4. Japanese Folk Song
    5. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
    6. We See
    7. Green Chimneys*

    *Bonus Track

    Thelonious Monk
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The White House Session Live in 1962 The White House Session Live in 1962 Quick View

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    The White House Session Live in 1962

    An historic collaboration by two of jazz music's greatest artists is finally available on 180-gram 2-LP set. Impex Records' deluxe production captures the amazing outdoor acoustics with fine detail and wide dynamic range. The beautiful gatefold jacket is coated in a vintage high-gloss lacquer and embellished in metallic ink.

    The White House Sessions, LIVE 1962 contains inspired performances of classic tunes "Take Five," "Castilian Blues," "Lullaby of Birdland," and "I Left My Heart In San Francsico."

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Take Five
    3. Bank Introduction
    4. Nomad
    5. Thank you ( Djiekuje )
    6. Castilian Blues

    LP 2
    1. Introduction
    2. Just In Time
    3. Small World
    4. Make Someone Happy
    5. Rags To Riches
    6. One For my Baby ( And One More For The Road )
    7. I Left My House in San Francisco
    8. Lullaby Of Broadway
    9. Chicago
    10. That Old Black Magic
    11. There Will Never Be Another You

    Tony Bennett / Dave Brubeck
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • 52nd Street 52nd Street Quick View

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    52nd Street

    Ranked 352/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Numbered, Limited Edition

    Limited to Only 2500 Numbered Copies!

    Winner of two Grammys, including Album of the Year, 52nd Street is the 10x Platinum selling phenomenon now on 180 Gram Vinyl exclusively from Impex Records!

    52nd Street is Billy Joel's sixth studio, originally released in 1978. Featuring the smash hits My Life, Big Shot and Honesty. In 1979 it was the winner of two Grammys, including Album of the Year!

    1. Big Shot

    2. Honesty
    3. My Life
    4. Zanzibar
    5. Stiletto
    6. Rosalinda's Eyes
    7. Until The Night
    8. 52nd Street
    Billy Joel
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts Quick View

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    Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts

    180 Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI

    Mastered By Kevin Gray & Robert Pincus From The Original Half-Inch Track Masters

    Extra Heavy Jacket With Tip-On And UV Gloss Coating

    Two friends, virtuosos without peer, get together in their living rooms to perform music by some of their favorite composers. Beethoven. Haydn. Rosza. Turin. Not for money or fame. For their friends. For each other. One day, they decide to put their favorite collaborations down on tape.

    Impex Records proudly presents an LP of the same uncompromising sonic and production standards of the artists themselves: Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts. Be one of a fortunate few who will possess the rewards of such an unmatched musical friendship.

    1. Beethoven - Trio Op. 1, No. 1 - Allegro
    2. Beethoven - Trio Op. 1, No. 1 - Adagio Cantabile
    3. Beethoven - Trio Op. 1, No. 1 - Scherzo
    4. Beethoven - Trio Op. 1, No. 1 - Finale
    5. Haydn - Divertimento for Cello - Adagio
    6. Haydn - Divertimento for Cello - Minuet
    7. Haydn - Divertimento for Cello - Allegro
    8. Rozsa - Tema con Variazioni
    Heifetz / Piatigorsky
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Fabulous Johnny Cash (Awaiting Repress) The Fabulous Johnny Cash (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Fabulous Johnny Cash (Awaiting Repress)

    Numbered, Limited Edition!

    Limited to Only 1000 Numbered Copies!

    Impex Records and Audio International announce the resurrection of an American Classic! The Fabulous Johnny Cash on Impex 180 Gram Vinyl!

    The Fabulous Johnny Cash was the third album by country singer Johnny Cash. Originally released in 1959 by Columbia, soon after his departure from Sun Records.

    When Johnny Cash comes on the radio, no one changes the station. It's a voice, a name with a soul that cuts across all boundaries and it's a voice we all believe. Yours is a voice that speaks for the saints and the sinners - It's like branch water for the soul. Long may you sing out. Loud. - Tom Waits

    1. Run Softly, Blue River

    2. Frankie's Man, Johnny
    3. That's All Over
    4. The Troubadour
    5. One More Ride
    6. That's Enough
    7. I Still Miss Someone
    8. Don't Take Your Guns to Town
    9. I'd Rather Die Young
    10. Pickin' Time
    11. Shepherd of My Heart
    12. Suppertime
    Johnny Cash
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • The Three Blind Mice The Three Blind Mice Quick View

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    The Three Blind Mice

    Numbered, Limited Edition

    Limited To 3000 Copies

    Mastered By Tohru Kotetsu (Misty, Midnight Sugar) And Kevin Gray (Blow Up)

    Pressed At R.T.I.

    Finally returning after a long and mysterious absence, Impex's new pressing of the highly collectible Three Blind Mice 45 Box has been improved in almost every way: newly rendered LP jackets with improved clarity and color, a deluxe four-color insert with session photos and brand new notes by radio personality and audiophile Tom Schnabel (Rhythm Planet/KCRW Los Angeles). Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu (Misty, Midnight Sugar) and Kevin Gray (Blow Up) and pressed at RTI, this limited edition (3,000) set will live up to surpass all of your most demanding judgments. Just another way Impex Records is redefining definitive.

    Blow Up
    Agua Marine
    Everything Happens To Me
    Blow Up
    Like It Is
    I Can't Get Started
    Low Flight

    Midnight Sugar
    Midnight Sugar
    I'm A Fool To Want You
    The Nearness Of You
    It Could Happen To You
    Sweet Georgia Blues

    Honey Suckle Rose
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    Angel Eyes

    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP 45RPM - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • That's The Way Of The World That's The Way Of The World Quick View

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    That's The Way Of The World

    Mastered by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus from the Original Analog Master Tapes

    Numbered Limited Edition of Only 2500 Copies

    Ranked 493/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    OK, so it's disco sound, but it's really good. Whoever says that today must have been pretty lively on their feet in the 70s and 80s and in the days of their youth they will definitely have noticed that the commercial fusion music they listened to on a Saturday night was buzzing with energy and excitement. Earth, Wind & Fire considered their amazing mix of Latin, Gospel, Soul, Funk and dynamic horn section as being of existential importance. This was the album that would either make or break the band: either they would establish themselves or they would sink into oblivion like so many other rhythm and blues acts.

    The basic recipe - finely chiselled Latin beat, meaty bass grooves and sizzling funky improvisations, spiced with the sound of exotic instruments - works perfectly. Furthermore, crowned with a beautifully airy falsetto and relaxed harmonious singing, the band created a big-band sound that the magazine Rolling Stone described as »innovative yet popular, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing«. Almost two decades later, and with more than three million albums sold in the USA alone, the editorial team voted the LP into their list of the '500 Greatest Albums of All Time'. And about time too! At last today's ravers and rappers also get the opportunity to experience the great rhythms to which their daddies danced.

    1. Shining Star
    2. That's The Way Of The World
    3. Happy Feelin'
    4. All About Love
    5. Yearnin', Learnin'
    6. Reasons
    7. Africano
    8. See The Light
    Earth, Wind, & Fire
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Shostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major Shostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major Quick View

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    Shostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major

    To kick off the New Year in 1958, the New York Philharmonic and its music director Leonard Bernstein debuted a new piano concerto by Dimitri Shostakovich. The work, the second of his piano concertos, had been written ten months before for Shostakovitchs son, Maxim, who was 19 at the time. Bernstein, as pianist and conductor, not only performed the U.S. debut, but on January 6th he recorded the work for Columbia Records.

    One of the most versatile musicians of the 20th century, Bernstein was a great interpreter of the music of that era. Greatly moved by Shostakovichs music, he was one of the Soviet composers greatest champions. The Second Piano Concerto is often referred to as a fiery and youthful work, making it a perfect fit for the mercurial Bernstein. The performance captured here has the same consuming passion we know from his famous recording of Gershwins Rhapsody In Blue. It may well be the works definitive recording.

    Another work that will forever be associated with Bernstein as both pianist and conductor is Ravels Concerto in G. This jazzy and uplifting piece is a perfect playmate for the Shostakovich concerto. No one brought more to this work than Bernstein, who had been playing it with the New York Philharmonic since 1944. Like Ravel, Bernstein was greatly inspired by jazz and its clear (especially on this new LP!) that Bernstein understood the mood and syncopation of the piece like few before him.

    Impex Records new LP is a stunning time-capsule for classical record production during the golden era of early stereo: minimally miked, full of natural ambience and incredibly dynamic. The Shostakovich concerto was recorded in the enormous Colorama Ballroom of the Saint George Hotel, the location where Bernstein recorded Rhapsody In Blue and Tchaikovskys Romeo And Juliet. The Ravel was recorded on April 7th, 1958 in the magical acoustics of the 30th Street studio. We know the acoustics of this room from such famous recordings as Kind Of Blue, Time Out, Highway 61 Revisited, Barbara Streisands debut album, not to mention countless other records by Bernstein, Bruno Walter, and Simon and Garfunkel. - Robert Mr. Record Pincus

    1. Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 101
    2. Piano Concerto in G Major
    Dmitri Shostakovitch
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • E.S.P. (Awaiting Repress) E.S.P. (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    E.S.P. (Awaiting Repress)

    Available For The First Time On 180 Gram Vinyl

    All-Tube/All-Analog Mastering By Chris Bellman At Bernie Grundman Mastering

    Faithfully Reproduced Jacket And Labels

    Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited To 3,000

    ESP marks the beginning of a revitalization for Miles Davis, as his second classic quintet -- saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams -- gels, establishing what would become their signature adventurous hard bop. Miles had been moving toward this direction in the two years preceding the release of ESP and he had recorded with everyone outside of Shorter prior to this record, but his addition galvanizes the group, pushing them toward music that was recognizably bop but as adventurous as jazz's avant-garde. Outwardly, this music doesn't take as many risks as Coltrane or Ornette Coleman's recordings of the mid-'60s, but by borrowing some of the same theories -- a de-emphasis of composition in favor of sheer improvisation, elastic definitions of tonality -- they created a unique sound that came to define the very sound of modern jazz. Certainly, many musicians have returned to this group for inspiration, but their recordings remain fresh, because they exist at this fine dividing line between standard bop and avant. On ESP, they tilt a bit toward conventional hard bop (something that's apparent toward the end of the record), largely because this is their first effort, but the fact is, this difference between this album and hard bop from the early '60s is remarkable. This is exploratory music, whether it's rushing by in a flurry of notes or elegantly reclining in Hancock's calm yet complex chords. The compositions are brilliantly structured as well, encouraging such free-form exploration with their elliptical yet memorable themes. This quintet may have cut more adventurous records, but ESP remains one of their very best albums.

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. E.S.P.
    2. Eighty-One
    3. Little One
    4. R.J.
    5. Agitation
    6. Iris
    7. Mood
    Miles Davis
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Famous Blue Raincoat (Awaiting Repress) Famous Blue Raincoat (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Famous Blue Raincoat (Awaiting Repress)

    Remastered By Bernie Grundman

    On Exclusive 33-RPM All-Analog Vinyl For The First Time In Over 30 Years

    Releasing in Late Summer 2015

    In 1987 Jennifer Warnes and Roscoe Beck created an enduring interpretation of some of Leonard Cohen's finest mid-period songs. The resulting album Famous Blue Raincoat has remained a touchstone of American pop. It's a recording as beautiful as the songs incisive, painstakingly created by some of the finest musicians and engineers ever assembled. It has rightfully remained immensely popular for afficianados of soundand

    Impex Records has enjoyed a long and rich collaboration with Jennifer Warnes. Now we are proud to release,
    for the first time in over 30 years, an exclusive 33-rpm all-analog vinyl LP of her groundbreaking classic.

    Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman on his all-tube cutting system and personally supervised by Ms.
    Warnes, Famous Blue Raincoat is ready to be discovered by a new generation of vinyl enthusiasts seeking the
    purest musical alchemy, and vocal interpretation. Come see how far we'll go for beauty.

    1. First We Take Manhattan
    2. Bird On a Wire
    3. Famous Blue Raincoat
    4. Joan of Arc
    5. Ain't No Cure For Love
    6. Coming Back To You
    7. Song of Bernadette
    8. A Singer Must Die
    9. Came So Far For Beauty
    Jennifer Warnes
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • A Whisper of Love (Awaiting Repress) A Whisper of Love (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    A Whisper of Love (Awaiting Repress)

    Available For The First Time On 180-Gram LP

    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

    New Photographs Of The Artist From The Three Blind Mice/Sony Music Archive

    Ayako Hosokawa was the darling of Three Blind Mice Records. Her sweet and charming demeanor was perfectly matched to a honey-dripped alto and playful interpretations. She had two early-career hits for Tee Fujii's label, To Mr. Wonderful and No Tears, both popular hits for the singer. But there is a special place in many jazz-vocal-lovers' hearts for her 1993 release A Whisper of Love, a late hit for TBM and an enduring classic in East Asian countries. Working with top-notch American session players (Tee Carson, Jimmie Smith, Ray Loeckle and John Hettel) and recorded in her adopted home of San Francisco, Hosokawa has never been smoother, more comfortable than she is here.

    First time ever on 180-gram LP release, A Whisper of Love, playlist was shortened and new artwork was created for the jacket's back. The eight tracks are the finest example of Ayako Hosokawa's vocal and interpretive prowess: smoothly swinging and delightfully playful. This is a rare opportunity to experience Three Blind Mice's premiere singer in a surprising new way.

    1. Dream a Little Dream of Me
    2. Too Young
    3. Sea of Love
    4. Someone That I Used to Love
    5. That's All
    6. Tea For Two
    7. These Foolish Things
    8. I've Got You Under My Skin
    9. For All We Know
    10. I Wish You Love
    11. A Cottage For Sale
    12. It's All in the Game
    13. Tears in Heaven
    Ayako Hosokawa
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Belafonte Sings The Blues

    Impex's line of classic RCA Living Stereo releases includes the inimitable vocal stylings of Harry Belafonte singing the timeless words and music of American blues in truly breath-taking sound.

    Impex Records offers Harry Belafonte's ground-breaking blues set available for the first time on 45rpm 180g Vinyl, featuring exclusive historical essay insert on an elegant 84 lb pearlized paper stock and gorgeous high resolution mastering by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering.

    Belafonte Sings the Blues was recorded over four sessions during the first half of 1958, and released by RCA later that year. The album features performances of numerous Billie Holiday, Johnny Mercer, and Ray Charles songs performed in a way that only Belafonte can.

    The blues are close to Belafonte's heart and it shows in the way he delivers such tunes as "One For My Baby", "Cotton Fields" and "God Bless the Child" among others.

    Recorded in New York, January 29, 1958, March 29, and in Hollywood June 5 and 7, 1958.


    • Individually Numbered

    • Strictly Limited to 2500 Copies!

    • 45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering

    • Historical essay on 84# Pearlized paper stock

    1. A Fool For You
    2. Losing Hand
    3. One For My Baby
    4. In the Evenin' Mama
    5. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    6. The Way That I Feel
    7. Cotton Fields
    8. God Bless the Child
    9. Mary Ann
    10. Sinner's Prayer
    11. Fare Thee Well
    Harry Belafonte
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Red Headed Stranger (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 184/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Following the brilliant Phases And Stages, Willie's debut for Columbia is a brilliant concept album (nearly unheard of in country music) based around the song and story of the Red Headed Stranger. Although the song had been previously recorded by Eddy Arnold, it was Willie who would take the song to a much higher level by putting together an entire cycle of songs based around the tragic story of the Red Headed Stranger. Nelson's album is a stunning mix of original and classic songs. Among the highlights are his heartfelt interpretations of Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, Time Of The Preacher and Can I Sleep In Your Arms by the prolific songwriter Hank Cochran.

    Red Headed Stranger also features Willie's Family, his band, featuring his sister Bobbie (piano), Jody Payne (guitar, mandolin), the impeccable harmonica of Mickey Raphael and the ever-flawless Billy English on drums. The sound of the new Impex 180-gram LP, cut from the original analog master tapes by George Marino at Sterling Mastering, will become the new reference for clarity, realism and, above all, duplicating the inimitable sound of Willie's incredible singing voice.

    1. Time of the Preacher
    2. I Couldn't Believe It Was True
    3. Time of the Preacher Theme
    4. Medley: Blue Rock Montana/Red Headed Stranger
    5. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
    6. Red Headed Stranger
    7. Time of the Preacher Theme
    8. Just as I Am
    9. Denver
    10. O'er the Waves
    11. Down Yonder
    12. Can I Sleep in Your Arms
    13. Remember Me (When the Candle Lights Are Gleaming)
    14. Hands on the Wheel
    15. Bandera
    Willie Nelson
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Beethoven - Sonatas Nos 8 & 10

    2,000 Only Limited Edition

    Mastered by Kevin Gray & Robert Pincus

    Pressed at RTI!

    For many classical music lovers, Beethoven's eighth
    violin sonata lives in the long, fiery shadow of the ninth, better known as the "Kreutzer". This is easy to understand, as the Kreutzer is a prime example of the stormy side of Beethoven - the one many listeners see as his most exciting and revealing trait. However, just as his eighth symphony is the kinder, gentler companion to his towering, formidable ninth, the eighth violin sonata, shorter
    and less aggressive than the ninth, shows a more lyrical side of Beethoven.

    For this release, RCA coupled the eighth sonata with the tenth, also in G Major. One of the loveliest of Beethoven's compositions for violin, the mood of the
    tenth sonata is the perfect complement to the eighth.

    Although RCA would often place Heifetz alongside great pianists like Rubinstein, it was with Emanuel Bay that he found the greatest chemistry. This new Impex LP is the long-overdue 180-gram debut of the famous Heifetz/Bay team. The two sonatas were recorded on October 16 and 17, 1952 using a single microphone. These monaural masterpieces come closer to capturing the true Heifetz tone than many concerto recordings of the stereo era and Impex's all-analog production, featuring mastering by Kevin "Dr. Groove" Gray & Robert "Mr. Record" Pincus and pressing at Record Technology Inc., preserves
    the incredible dynamic range of this historic session, without the unnatural EQ of the original
    LP. Strictly limited to 2,000 pressings, this will surely become the next great collectable reissue
    from Impex Records.

    1. Sonata No. 8 in G Major
    2. Sonata No. 10 in G Major
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Beethoven Concerto No 4

    So much has been said and written about Glenn Gould's Bach recordings that some classical music listeners may have overlooked his fabulous renditions of the Beethoven piano concertos. Impex is hoping to change this. Hearing Gould's magnificent pianism, along with the inspired conducting of Leonard Berstein, recorded in the vast acoustical space of the Manhattan Center, we are certain you will find Gould's Beethoven concertos have a rightful place alongside his celebrated Goldberg Variations.


    With so many workaday renditions of Beethoven concertos, audiophiles rightly tend to look for inspired performances; and every recording by Glen Gould is certainly inspired. Gould is often erratic, but he was also daring, constantly exploring. His lyrical ebb-and-flow reading shines a new light on this well-loved work. With all-analog mastering by Kevin Gray and Impex's usual attention to detail on all facets of production, this new 180-gram pressing will make this Gould and Bernstein triumph a favorite of audiophiles everywhere.



    • 180 Gram Vinyl

    • Numbered, Limited Edition

    • All-Analog Mastering by Kevin Gray

    • Recorded in Vast Acoustic Space of Manhattan Center

    • Strictly Limited to 2,500 Pressings



    • Glenn Gould, pianist

    • Leonard Bernstein, conductor

    • New York Philharmonic, orchestra 

    Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto No. 4 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58
    1. I. Allegro moderato
    2. II. Andante con moto
    3. III. Rondo: Vivace
    Glenn Gould
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    180 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Double LP Pressed At RTI

    Mastered By Tohru Kotetsu

    Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu and pressed at RTI, this 45rpm LP will live up to and surpass your most demanding judgments. Misty is one of the most sought-after titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog.

    Touring with the Micky Curtis Band, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto had the chance to explore several international experiences that he would later use on his 1974 album, Misty, as he worked with this band in France, England, and Switzerland.

    The Yamamoto Trio's Misty is a Stoned Cold Killer! A1 Reference Material!!! Misty earned both the Best Engineering Award and Jazz Dick Award of Swing Journal in 1974. Recorded at Aoi Studio, Tokyo, on August 7, 1974. Tsuyoshi Yamamoto is highly musical and his expressions natural, neither overly technical nor serious, his performance is relaxed and melodious.


    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto - piano

    Isoo Fukui - bass

    Tetsujiro Obara - drums

    LP 1
    1. Misty
    2. Blues
    3. Yesterdays

    LP 2
    1. Honeysuckle Rose
    2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    3. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    4. Angel Eyes

    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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