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    Weather Report


    The Original #1 1971 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Their 1971 fusion classic self-titled debut Weather Report would go on to yield one of the biggest albums of
    their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and R&B charts thanks to the progressive jazz, funk and rock cohesiveness and articulate musicianship of this power quintet.
    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with champions like Joe Zawinul's brilliant Orange Lady, the powerful Milky Way by Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul and of course the prog leanings of Waterfalls and Eurydice all which made this a top charting album in 1971.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Weather Report also features the all-star
    lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous (bass), Alphonse Mouzon (drums) and Airto Moreira (percussion). All in all, Weather Report took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time here on audiophile vinyl Weather Report by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago. To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being pressed on stunning translucent blue vinyl and is featured in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design by Ed Lee.
    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their masterpiece Weather Report an audiophile first time 180 gram vinyl Friday Music release.


    Milky Way!

    1. Milky Way
    2. Umbrellas
    3. Seventh Arrow
    4. Orange Lady
    5. Morning Lake
    6. Waterfall
    7. Tears
    8. Eurydice
    Weather Report
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  • Sweetnighter Sweetnighter Quick View

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    Sweetnighter


    The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original 1973 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Sweetnighter Album


    Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous, Dom Um Romao & Herschel Dwellingham


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic
    blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful
    musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the
    late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary
    musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends
    like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst
    for things to come.


    Throughout the seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would take the band
    to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1973 fusion classic Sweetnighter would go on to yield one of
    the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
    R&B charts.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul's
    funk infused Boogie Woogie Waltz, the powerful Manolete by Wayne Shorter and of course Miroslav Vitous'
    soulful Will.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Sweetnighter took the fans by storm,
    forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Sweetnighter by Weather
    Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in
    the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from
    years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is
    also for a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album
    cover design.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Sweetnighter an audiophile
    first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Non-Stop Home!

    1. Boogie Woogie Waltz
    2. Manolete
    3. Adios
    4. 125th Street Congress
    5. Will
    6. Non-Stop Home
    Weather Report
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  • Heavy Weather Heavy Weather Quick View

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    Heavy Weather

    Weather Report's Heavy Weather was the ideal release, a popular and artistic success and for the same reasons. Released in 1977 just as the jazz-rock movement began to run out of steam, this landmark album proved that there was plenty of creative life left in the idiom. The powerhouse supergroup comprised of Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena delivered their only certified-Platinum release with this killer collection.


    Legacy Recordings has gone to great lengths to present this classic album exactly the way it was originally intended, with all the warmth and nuance that only vinyl can offer!

    1. Birdland
    2. A Remark You Made
    3. Teen Town
    4. Harlequin
    5. Rumba Mama
    6. Palladium
    7. The Juggler
    8. Havona
    Weather Report
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  • Tale Spinnin' (Speakers Corner) Tale Spinnin' (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Tale Spinnin' (Speakers Corner)

    We played music that people listened to every day just as they watch the news every evening, music which changed constantly - just like the weather, reminisced Joe Zawinul when talking about coming up with a name for the group. This would probably frighten off listeners in today's mass market. But back in those days CBS was satisfied with the group's sound being somewhat similar to the Miles Davis Combo and offered them a recording contract without carrying out the usual sound check. The magic potion Bitches Brew, which Zawinul and Wayne Shorter had conjured up with Miles Davis, was promising of exhilarating new things to come.



    The heart-stopping mix of motivic fixed points and exciting improvisations, »the sketchy melodies, all that a synthesizer and other similar electronic devices could offer, combined with a Milky Way of rhythms« (Der Spiegel) was the pathway down which the group went - without ever becoming pure routine. The fifth album, Tale Spinnin', is captivating for its wealth of distinctive, often warm, synthesized sounds, which are further enhanced by Wayne Shorter's bright, twangy soprano saxophone, lending it a jazzy aura. To be sure, this gripping jazz fusion never progresses steadily all the time, but takes up snatchy, though seemingly familiar, melodic ingredients and combines them to produce a new mixture. Badia, however, is completely different: a quietly flowing and totally rhythmic ethnic work, which today would be classified as World Music.



    Musicians:



    • Joe Zawinul (keyboards, percussion, vocals)

    • Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    • Alphonso Johnson (bass)

    • Alyrio Lima (percussion)

    • Leon Ndugu Chandler (drums)




    Recording: 1975 in den Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, von Bruce Botnick

    Production: Josef Zawinul und Wayne Shorter





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Man In the Green Shirt
    2. Lusitanos
    3. Between the Thighs
    4. Badia
    5. Freezing Fire
    6. Five Short Stories
    Weather Report
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  • Heavy Weather (180g 45 RPM) Heavy Weather (180g 45 RPM) Quick View

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    Heavy Weather (180g 45 RPM)

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI


    Only 2,500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Housed In Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets


    Originally released in 1977, Heavy Weather is the landmark seventh album from the jazz fusion group Weather Report. Featuring a powerhouse line-up comprised of Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Joe Zawinul, Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena, Heavy Weather became one of the best sellers in the Columbia jazz catalog and the highest selling release of the band's 16 year career. Includes the Joe Zawinul penned jazz standard, Birdland.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Birdland

    2. A Remark You Made
    3. Teen Town
    4. Harlequin
    5. Rumba Mama
    6. Palladium
    7. The Juggler
    8. Havona
    Weather Report
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPS Sealed Buy Now
  • Jazz Workshop Revisited Jazz Workshop Revisited Quick View

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    Jazz Workshop Revisited

    Jazz Workshop Revisited is a live album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco and featuring performances by Adderley with Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes.
    1. An Opening Comment by Cannonball
    2. Primitivo (Cannonball Adderley)
    3. Jessica's Day (Quincy Jones)
    4. Marney (Donald Byrd)
    5. Another Few Words...
    6. The Jive Samba (Nat Adderley)
    7. Lillie (Sam Jones)
    8. Mellow Bruno (Yusef Lateef )
    9. Time to go now -really!
    Cannonball Adderley
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  • Right Down Front (Awaiting Repress) Right Down Front (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Right Down Front (Awaiting Repress)

    Recorded from 1960 to 1962, this set's personnel include Sam Jones (cello, bass); Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone); Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Nat Adderley (cornet); Victor Feldman (vibraphone); Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmons, Joe Zawinul (piano); Ron Carter (bass); and Ben Riley (drums).

    1. Some Kinda Mean
    2. There Is No Greater Love
    3. Home
    4. The Old Country
    5. Over The Rainbow
    6. Blues On Down
    7. Four
    8. Blue Bird
    9. Unit 7
    10. Come Rain Or Come Shine
    11. 'Round Midnight
    Sam Jones
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  • Heavy Weather Heavy Weather Quick View

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    Heavy Weather


    The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original #1 1977 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Heavy Weather


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
    of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
    superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
    stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
    Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
    Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would
    take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1977 fusion classic Heavy Weather would go on to yield
    one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
    R&B charts thanks to the top charting hit single Birdland.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with smashes like Joe Zawinul's brilliant ballad A Remark
    You Made, the powerful Palladíum by Wayne Shorter and of course the funk assault of Jaco's Pastorius on Teen Town
    all which made this a top charting album in 1977.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Heavy Weather also features the all-star
    lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Manolo Badrena (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
    All in all, Heavy Weather took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time here on audiophile vinyl Heavy Weather by Weather
    Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the
    audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
    a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design
    by Lou Beach.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their masterpiece Heavy Weather an audiophile
    first time 180 gram vinyl Friday Music release.


    A Remark You Made!

    1. Birdland
    2. A Remark You Made
    3. Teen Town
    4. Harlequin
    5. Rumba Mamá
    6. Palladíum
    7. The Juggler
    8. Havona
    Weather Report
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  • Live In Berlin: 1975 Live In Berlin: 1975 Quick View

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    Live In Berlin: 1975

    To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Weather Report, the Zawinul estate is proud to release this live document of the supergroups appearance at the 1975 Jazztage Berlin, one of the oldest and most prestigious jazz festivals in Europe. This is the first time that this historic performance has been made available commercially


    From the opening strains of Wayne Shorters propulsive Freezing Fire to Joe Zawinuls exotic Badia (a template for the world music movement that would come over a decade later), Live in Berlin, 1975 crackles with an audacious spirit of discovery and daring, underscored by an uncanny sense of group-thinking that allowed the band to be truly in the moment from tune to tune, from bar to bar.

    1. Freezing Fire

    2. Scarlet Woman
    3. Mysterious Traveller
    4. Badia / Boogie Woogie Waltz

    Weather Report
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  • Black Market Black Market Quick View

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    Black Market


    The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    The Original 1976 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Black Market Album


    Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna And The Debut Of Jaco Pastorius


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured By R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
    of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
    superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
    stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
    Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
    Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would
    take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1976 fusion classic Black Market would go on to yield
    one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
    R&B charts. Black Market also introduced the world to the late great bassist legend Jaco Pastorius.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul's title
    track Black Market, the powerful Elegant People by Wayne Shorter and of course Zawinul's tribute to his recently
    deceased bandleader Cannonball Adderley with Cannon Ball.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Black Market also features the all-star
    line-up of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Chester Thompson (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
    Friends likes Michael Narada Walden and Alphonso Johnson also contribute to the amazing recording sessions. All in
    all, Black Market took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Black Market by Weather Report.
    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl
    domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
    a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
    plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Black Market an audiophile first
    time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Cannon Ball!

    1. Black Market
    2. Cannon Ball
    3. Gibraltar
    4. Elegant People
    5. Three Clowns
    6. Barbary Coast
    7. Herandnu
    Weather Report
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  • In New York In New York Quick View

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    In New York

    An exceedingly excellent live date from the legendary Village Vanguard, In New York captures the recording debut of the Adderley Sextet and finds
    Cannonball gliding through seven tunes with swinging ease on alto saxophone. Joined by brother Nat on cornet, and the versatile Yusef Lateef on tenor,
    flute, and oboe, Cannonball and his crew turn in what All About Jazz calls perhaps the single most indispensable recording by the Adderley Brothers. In
    New York is also the first recorded appearance of pianist Joe Zawinul who would go on to jazz prominence as a pioneer of the jazz-fusion genre and a
    founding member of the seminal group Weather Report. This special vinyl reissue is a must-have for fans of straight-ahead, classic jazz with an
    adventurous twist.
    1. Introduction - By Cannonball
    2. Gemini
    3. Planet Earth
    4. Dizzy's Business
    5. Syn-Anthesia
    6. Scotch And Water
    7. Cannon's Theme
    The Cannonball Adderley Sextet
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  • Live In Tokyo Live In Tokyo Quick View

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    Live In Tokyo


    First Time On Vinyl In North America


    The Hard To Find Vinyl Masterwork 1972's Live In Toyko


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Pressed On 2 LP Limited Edition Translucent Red Vinyl At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments.


    Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Throughout the seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1972 fusion live masterpiece Live In Toyko would go on to yield one of the most important albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and r&b charts.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterwork is loaded with stellar classics and long extensive live workouts on smashes like Wayne Shorter's Eurydice and Tears, the Shorter/Zawinul collaroration Umbrellas and Joe Zawinul favorite Orange Lady.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Live In Toyko in its original vinyl form took their fans by storm, paying hundreds of dollars for the original Japanese import if they were lucky to find one.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Live In Toyko by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered on translucent red audiophile vinyl in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the rare original album cover design.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Live In Toyko ... an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music

    LP 1
    1. Medley: Vertical Invader, Seventh Arrow, T.H. , Doctor Honoris Causa
    2. Medley: Surucucu, Lost, Early Minor, Direction


    LP 2
    1. Orange Lady
    2. Medley: Eurydice, The Moors
    3. Medley: Tears, Umbrellas

    Weather Report
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  • Out of the Forrest Out of the Forrest Quick View

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    Out of the Forrest

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label LP pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    From the time Coleman Hawkins firmly established the tenor saxophone on the jazz map, it has been one of the most potent forces in the music, its best practitioners able to raise the roof with a jumping blues, soothe the savage beast with a tender love ballad, and do just about anything in between. At the time of this recording (1961), Jimmy Forrest, the St. Louis-born reedman, was a veteran of the Fate Marable, Jay McShann, Andy Kirk, and Duke Ellington bands. Later in his career he starred with Count Basie. Here he leads a quartet of teammates from the combo of Sweets Edison, including the young Austrian pianist Joe Zawinul, through a gamut of the aforementioned moods from Crash Program to the caressing That's All, with a few tips of the cap to Ben Webster along the way. With Joe Zawinul, Tommy Potter and Clarence Johnston.

    1. Bolo Blues
    2. I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry Over Me)
    3. I've Got a Right to Cry
    4. This Can't Be Love
    5. By the River Sainte Marie
    6. Yesterdays
    7. Crash Program
    8. That's All
    Jimmy Forrest
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  • Black Market Black Market Quick View

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    Black Market

    Weather Report was one of the most influential jazz-fusion groups of their era, and outlasted many of its contemporaries such as Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
    Despite many personnel changes over its 16 year lifespan, they continued to create groundbreaking music under the guidance of Joe Zawinul.


    Bandmembers Zawinul, Shorter and Moreira all played the bands of Miles Davis and at first Weather Report was a direct extension of Miles' 'In A Silent Way'/ 'Bitches Brew' period.


    But when bassist Jaco Pastorius became a bandmember in 1976, Weather Report entered their most popular phase including the release of 'Black Market'.
    This sixth album is influenced greatly by African music. Combined with jazz we could describe this genre as world fusion.

    1. BLACK MARKET 06:30
    2. CANNON BALL 04:35
    3. GIBRALTAR 07:45


    1. ELEGANT PEOPLE 05:02
    2. THREE CLOWNS 03:14
    3. BARBARY COAST 03:05
    4. HERANDNU 06:35

    Weather Report
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  • Slammin And Jammin Slammin And Jammin Quick View

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    Slammin And Jammin

    Charles Earland was known as the Mighty Burner for the intense way he commanded the Hammond B-3. Earland was originally a saxophonist who taught himself the unwieldy organ during a sax stint in Jimmy McGriff's band. Right from the get go, Earland coaxed the most individual of sounds from the Hammond B-3, firing off machine-gun ostinatos balanced with a cavalcade of just-right cushioning from his left hand and, most notably, a string-bassist's command of the organ's difficult foot pedals.


    Earland's May 1997 recording of Slammin' & Jammin', now re-released by Savant as part of their 180-gram LP series, is among the Mighty Burner's very best. The six cookers here, not a ballad in the bunch, a collection of familiar and soulful covers, these grooves are ones Earland himself always admired. From Bill Doggett's Honky Tonk and Joe Zawinul's Mercy, Mercy, Mercy to Stanley Turrentine's Sugar and the late Grover Washington Jr.'s Mr. Magic, Earland shares his love of these tunes with some especially strong grooving. Guitarist Melvin Sparks, and funky drummer supreme, Bernard Purdie get loose and just play the way they were meant to play. Carlos Garnett adds his surprisingly warm tenor sax groove to Honky Tonk and Mr. Magic. These guys must have loved doing this date: playing the stuff they like, exactly the way they want. It cooks.

    1. Honky Tonk
    2. Sugar
    3. Mercy Mercy
    4. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
    5. Blues For Sheila
    6. Mr. Magic
    Charles Earland
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    Merlot Sounds EP

    LuckyMe are proud to present 'Merlot Sounds' by Obey City. In the last 18 months since Brooklyn producer and writer Sam Obey - AKA Obey City released his superlative debut EP 'Champagne Sounds' he hasn't stopped working. From extensive touring in Europe, the US and Japan (releasing Shochu Sounds EP as a Japan exclusive which toppedtheir native Electronic chart on it's first week) to his true home in studios in LA & NYC. A gifted natural musician Sam has honed his craft at the centre of a new generation of New York singers and rappers writers with tracks for LuckyMe and his own Brooklyn based Astronautico label and numerous cowrites and remixes for the likes of Jensen Sportag, Kelela, Inc and Cornelius. On this new EP he showcases a series of upcoming andexciting vocalists (himself included) from across the spectrum of his taste - from new rap and soul - Kelela, 1OAK, Eric Arc Elliot (Flatbush Zombies) and newcomer Anthony Flammia who provides the beautiful centerpiece here on "Waterbed". These collaborations truly showcase Obey as a songwriter and multiinstrumentalist - inspired equally by classic Soulquarians, Quincy Jones, Joe Zawinul & Neptunes. Producers that create whole worlds for their collaborators to work within. An ep of true songs - Merlot does not ignore it's position on our label known for progressive electronic club music; but Sam Obey is an artist that has more to say this time around.
    1. With Grace We Go
    2. Waterbed ft. Anthony Flammia
    3. The Motion Blurs
    4. Chante ft. 10AK and Eric Arc Elliot
    5. Cloud Lust
    6. Airt ft. Kelela
    Obey City
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  • Big Fun Big Fun Quick View

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    Big Fun

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Featuring Herbie Hancock, John Mclaughlin, Lonnie Listen Smith, Chick Corea, Wayyne Shorter, Joe Zawinul And Many Others


    Originally released in 1974, Big Fun presents music from three different phases of Miles Davis's early-seventies electric period.


    Sides one and four (Great Expectations and Lonely Fire) were recorded three months after the Bitches Brew sessions and incorporate sitar, tambura, tabla, and other Indian instruments. They also mark the first time since the beginning of Miles Davis's electric period that he played his trumpet with the Harmon mute which had been one of his hallmarks, making it sound much like the sitar. This contributed to creating a very clear and lean sound, highlighting both the high and low registers, as opposed to the busier sound of Bitches Brew which placed more emphasis on the middle and low registers.


    Ife was recorded after the 1972 On the Corner sessions, and the framework is similar to tracks from that record. It has a drum and electric bass groove and a plethora of musicians improvising individually and in combinations over variations on the hypnotic bassline.


    Recorded in March 1970, Go Ahead John is an outtake from Davis's Jack Johnson sessions. The recording is a riff and groove-based, with a relatively sparser line-up of Steve Grossman on soprano saxophone, Dave Holland on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and John McLaughlin on guitar with wah-wah pedal.

    LP 1
    1. Great Expectations
    2. Ife


    LP 2
    1. Go Ahead John

    2. Lonely Fire

    Miles Davis
    $39.99
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  • Mysterious Traveller (Speakers Corner) Mysterious Traveller (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mysterious Traveller (Speakers Corner)

    In Weather Report's fourth album the mysterious multi-instrumentalist Joe Zawinul travels once again through his virtually endless sound universe. And once again the question arises as to whether he will manage to leave his genetic fingerprint - without resorting to routine - on all the newly created sounds. The magic word here is naturalness, which makes its way safely and surely through the electronic backdrop.



    Nubian Sundance, performed with two drummers and a percussionist, twists and turns in an apparently disoriented, meditative fashion through a mix of sizzling sound and colours, leading up to the final live applause that brings this dance to a close and making it a real experience for all. Following the translucent, will-o'-the-wisp-like American Tango is Cucumber Slumber with its compact funky sound created by a cool mix of saxophone and the sucking sound of a synthesizer. The two protagonists Zawinul and Shorter seem to be on a par with one another in the dazzling title piece where the lyrical saxophone part is supported by thunderous piano chords. Warm, dreamy harmonies are heard for a short while, only to be hacked apart in Blackthorn Rose - this is no orbital music floating around in your head but sheer tension, which makes you clutch your seat until landing. Back on earth the mysterious traveller was received with open arms with the readers of Down Beat magazine voting the LP 'Album of the Year 1974'.



    Musicians:



    • Joe Zawinul (keyboards, percussion, vocals, guitar)

    • Wayne Shorter (saxophone, piano)

    • Miroslav Vitous, Alphonso Johnson (bass)

    • Ray Barretto, Dom Um Romão (percussion)

    • Skip Hadden, Ishmael Wilburn (drums)




    Recording: 1974 at Devonshire Sound, North Hollywood, USA, by Ron Malo

    Production: Josef Zawinul and Wayne Shorter





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Nubian Sundance
    2. American Tango
    3. Cucumber Slumber
    4. Mysterious Traveler
    5. Blackthorn Rose
    6. Scarlet Woman
    7. Jungle Book
    Weather Report
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    In A Silent Way (On Sale)

    Float Into the Ether: Gorgeous 1969 Experimental Treasure Among the Most Atmospheric Jazz Albums Ever Recorded


    Delicate, Immersing, Dynamic: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Magnifies the Bold Textures, Soothing Ambience, and Transcendent Moods


    Davis First Fusion Album Features John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, and Tony Williams


    Sketches of Spain, Kind of Blue, Milestones, Round About Midnight, and Four & More Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Shhh. The command to be quiet is no just part of the title of one of the two sprawling compositions on this pioneering album. Its also an apt metaphor for the relaxed hypnotism and spaced-out atmosphere that define In a Silent Way, a record that pushes the boundaries of studio possibilities, artist-producer relationships, and rock-jazz chasms. Recognized as Miles Davis first full-on fusion effort and part of his electric era, the 1969 landmark claims a Whos Who lineup that sends the music into an ethereal stratosphere.


    Part of Mobile Fidelitys Miles Davis catalog restoration series, In a Silent Way now immerses the listener in linoleate landscapes starlit by the intuition, suspension, and paradoxes wrought by a once-in-a-lifetime collective. Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this unsurpassed 180g LP edition lifts the veil on the cutting-edge assembly process that created the pair of lengthy suites. Helmed by three electric instruments, the beveled compositions melt away all preconceived notions of jazz, rock, and ambience, following a loose theory Davis dubbed New Directions.


    Few albums are so delicately textured. And on Mobile Fidelitys meticulous analog reissue, such sulcate elements pour over ink-black backgrounds on a canyon-wide soundstage. In particular, Tony Williams inventive percussive touch he causes the cymbals to shimmer as a pieces of silver tend to do when exposed to sunlight is broadcast with lifelike three-dimensional qualities, the panoramic view extending to Davis nocturnal trumpet, Wayne Shorter's ribbon-unfurling saxophone, Dave Hollands extrapolative bass, and the mosaic of keys.


    If the records only accomplishment is its introduction of guitarist John McLaughlin to the world, it alone would be enough. Yet In a Silent Way continues to bedazzle, puzzle, and inspire for myriad reasons not the least of which is the seemingly telepathic communicative methods employed by the groups members. The lineup is great on paper, but, if its even possible, the octet sounds even better in practice, with the instruments and tonalities conjoining in avant-garde communion like hyper-sensitive tentacles exploring the stippled landscapes of an undiscovered planet.


    Diverting from expectation, tubular grooves twist, turn, and spin, sometimes piling atop of each other, always shying away from structure and melody. Ellipsoidal solos provide hesitant guidance, ranging from Chick Corea's Fender Rhodes phrases to Davis decorative spirals. And as color is the primary unit of currency on Davis Sketches of Spain, laidback episodes, geometric spaces, and quiet sensuality reign here, with the sets maverick reputation attained via musings on solitude rather than explosions of noise.


    Controversial for the period, the heavily edited production of In a Silent Way blew open the once-locked doors on what producers could attempt and how artists could assist them. Knitted together as one would construct a cross-hatched quilt, songs contain grafts of repeat passages that provide unifying structure and experimental continuity. What a statement.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Shhh/Peaceful
    2. In a Silent Way/Its About That Time
    Miles Davis
    $34.99 $31.49 Save $3.50 (10%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Infinite Search (Pure Pleasure) Infinite Search (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Infinite Search (Pure Pleasure)

    With John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and Jack DeJohnette, this group rivaled the best fusion bands of the day. It must have been an intimidating challenge for a young Czech bassist to lead such a group on his debut album as a frontman, especially since he composed five of the six tracks. Recorded in late 1969, roughly the same time as the historic Bitches Brew, and the year before Vitous began a stint with the innovative Weather Report, this was trend-setting fusion. It's produced by Herbie Mann, for whom Vitous played on such albums as Memphis Underground and Stone Flute.


    -Mark Allan/AMG



    Miroslav's first album; superb even in the 21st century. If you are interested in finding out about the beginnings of 'jazz-rock fusion' this record is absolutely crucial. DeJohnette and Mclaughlin both had something to prove at the time and it shows. Vitous had won a scholarship to Boston's Berklee school of music but on this evidence, he didn't need it at all and probably scared the heck out of the teaching staff before he left to go with Herbie Mann, the occasional Miles gig, and the album sessions with Shorter and Zawinul that led to Weather Report. A brilliant and influential debut from a prodigious talent; buy this one!


    -J. Miller



    Musicians:



    • Miroslav Vitous (bass)

    • Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone)

    • John McLaughlin (guitar)

    • Herbie Hancock (piano)

    • Jack DeJohnette, Joe Chambers (drums)



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Freedom Jazz Dance
    2. Mountain In The Clouds
    3. When Face Gets Pale
    4. Infinite Search
    4. I Will Tell Him On You
    6. Epilogue
    Miroslav Vitous
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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