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  • Little Johnny C (Pre-Order) Little Johnny C (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Little Johnny C (Pre-Order)

    Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes


    Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI


    Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos


    Trumpeter Johnny Coles, a distinctive and passionate player best known for his associations with Gil Evans, the remarkable Charles Mingus Quintet of 1964, and Herbie Hancock's late 60's Sextet, led relatively few albums of his own, and only two before 1982. Recorded in 1963, Little Johnny C is universally recognized as Johnny Coles' finest recording. Coles' soulful trumpet is heard in superb form as he pushes the hard bop mainstream forward. Duke Pearson, who was both a very skilled pianist, as well as one of the top arrangers of the 1960s, contributes five very fresh originals to the set. Notably, Little Johnny C is also one of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's finest early recordings, and his round sound and innovative phrasing clearly evident at this early point in his career. With the superb title cut, the ballad So Sweet My Little Girl, and Jano being high-points, in addition to beautiful flute and alto solos contributed by Leo Wright, Little Johnny C is a masterful album by an artist at his creative peak. This is a set to be savored again and again.


    Features:

    Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies

    Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes

    Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

    Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI

    Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

    Stereo


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Johnny Coles
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    Little Johnny C

    The typically impressive Blue Note lineup (which includes Leo Wright on alto and flute, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and either Walter Perkins or Pete LaRoca on drums, in addition to Coles and Pearson) handles the obscure material with creative invention. Most memorable are the catchy title cut and the somber ballad So Sweet My Little Girl. Cole's brittle trumpet is the lead voice throughout, although the young Joe Henderson was already instantly recognizable.
    1. Little Johnny C.
    2. Hobo Joe
    3. Jano
    4. My Secret Passion
    5. Heavy Legs
    6. So Sweet My Little Girl
    Johnny Coles
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    The Prisoner


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    As one of the first albums Herbie Hancock recorded after departing Miles Davis' quintet in 1968, as well as his final album for Blue Note, The Prisoner is one of Hancock's most ambitious efforts. Assembling a nonet that features Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert Tootie Heath (drums), he has created his grandest work since My Point of View. Unlike that effort, The Prisoner has a specific concept -- it's a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, evoking his spirit and dreams through spacious, exploratory post-bop. Often, the music doesn't follow conventional patterns, but that doesn't mean that it's alienating or inaccessible. It is certainly challenging, but Hancock's compositions (and his arrangement of Charles Williams' Firewater) have enough melody and space to allow listeners into the album. Throughout the record, Hancock, Coles, and Henderson exchange provocative, unpredictable solos that build upon the stark melodies and sober mood of the music. The tone is not of sorrow or celebration, but of reflection and contemplation, and on that level, The Prisoner succeeds handsomely...

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)

    1. I Have a Dream
    2. The Prisoner
    3. Firewater
    4. He Who Lives in Fear
    5. Promise of the Sun
    6. The Prisoner
    7. Firewater
    Herbie Hancock
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  • Great Jazz Standards (Pure Pleasure) Great Jazz Standards (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Great Jazz Standards (Pure Pleasure)

    Great Jazz Standards was recorded when Evans was red-hot from two successes with Miles Davis, Miles Ahead and Porgy And Bess.
    Evans' signature brass choir is in place - creatively voiced, spaciously arranged, a supple, multi-coloured, sonically surprising counterpoint to a succession of superb soloists. The added bonus, for Evans' projects, is the foregrounding of saxophone and clarinet soloists Steve Lacy and Budd Johnson.
    Lacy and the original swing-to-bop missing link, Johnson, are the ones who will make the hair on your neck curl. Lacy's solos on Monk's Straight No Chaser and John Lewis' Django must be some of the finest pre-free improvisations he recorded, already heading from quirky to out-there. Johnson's clarinet solo on Don Redman's spooky, swing-meets-whole tone classic, Chant Of The Weed, and slow-burning, stirring tenor solo on Evans' La Nevada are some of the finest the all-but-forgotten genius ever recorded. Trumpeter Johnny Coles, has the inevitable misfortune of being compared to Miles Davis and being found to be ... different. Sunny, open and extroverted, he may not be a stylist of Davis' proportions, but he's an enjoyable alternative foil for Evans' arrangements.
    A magnificent but neglected album, and still coming up fresh as daisies.




    Musicians:



    • Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, clarinet)

    • Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone)

    • Al Block (woodwinds)

    • Johnny Coles, Allen Smith (trumpet)

    • Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)

    • Bill Barber (tuba)

    • Gil Evans (piano)

    • Chuck Wayne (guitar)

    • Dick Carter (bass)

    • Elvin Jones (drums)



    Recording: February 1959

    Production: Richard Bock




    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.



    Gil Evans
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Black Hours Black Hours Quick View

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    Black Hours

    Hamilton Leithauser announces his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music -
    inaugurating a new chapter in an already remarkable career from The Walkmen front man. The album
    brings Leithauser full circle and then some, from lonely midwinter piano-and-vocals sessions, to a
    loud, live Rock n Roll group and back again. Featuring Leithauser with a slew of talented collaborators
    including Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Paul Maroon (The Walkmen), Morgan Henderson
    (Fleet Foxes) and Richard Swift (The Shins/solo), the album showcases Leithauser at his most
    passionate, personal and free.


    The video for the first single "Alexandra," which was directed by SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury award
    winning director Tristan Patterson. The track was co-written by Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam
    Batmanglij, the latter producing and mixing the track.


    In its orchestrated rhythms, dynamic vocals, and generous production, Black Hours speaks from one
    booming voice. The instrumentation provides muscle and texture: Maroon covering a wide range of
    acoustic and electric guitars as well as grand piano; Batmanglij switching between guitar, harpsichord,
    piano, bass and harmonica; Morgan Henderson from Fleet Foxes takes the marimba and upright bass,
    and Richard Swift lays down impressive drums on seven tracks (Henderson & Swift will be accompanying
    Leithauser on a full U.S. tour). Amber Coffman from the Dirty Projectors provides backing vocals on
    several numbers and even Hugh McIntosh of Leithauser's first band, the Recoys, returns to the drum
    stool for a pair of songs.


    Principal recording was done in August 2013 at Vox Studios in Los Angeles, "the oldest private studio in
    the world", where Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer, and countless others cut demos before
    appearing on air at NBC studios, just across Melrose Ave.

    1. 5 AM
    2. The Silent Orchestra
    3. Alexandra
    4. 11 O'Clock Friday Night
    5. St Mary's County
    6. Self Pity
    7. I Retired
    8. I Don't Need Anyone
    9. Bless Your Heart
    10. The Smallest Splinter
    Hamilton Leithauser
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Black Hours (Deluxe Edition) Black Hours (Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Black Hours (Deluxe Edition)


    Includes Bonus 4 Track EP


    Hamilton Leithauser announces his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music -
    inaugurating a new chapter in an already remarkable career from The Walkmen front man. The album
    brings Leithauser full circle and then some, from lonely midwinter piano-and-vocals sessions, to a
    loud, live Rock n Roll group and back again. Featuring Leithauser with a slew of talented collaborators
    including Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Paul Maroon (The Walkmen), Morgan Henderson
    (Fleet Foxes) and Richard Swift (The Shins/solo), the album showcases Leithauser at his most
    passionate, personal and free.


    The video for the first single "Alexandra," which was directed by SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury award
    winning director Tristan Patterson. The track was co-written by Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam
    Batmanglij, the latter producing and mixing the track.


    In its orchestrated rhythms, dynamic vocals, and generous production, Black Hours speaks from one
    booming voice. The instrumentation provides muscle and texture: Maroon covering a wide range of
    acoustic and electric guitars as well as grand piano; Batmanglij switching between guitar, harpsichord,
    piano, bass and harmonica; Morgan Henderson from Fleet Foxes takes the marimba and upright bass,
    and Richard Swift lays down impressive drums on seven tracks (Henderson & Swift will be accompanying
    Leithauser on a full U.S. tour). Amber Coffman from the Dirty Projectors provides backing vocals on
    several numbers and even Hugh McIntosh of Leithauser's first band, the Recoys, returns to the drum
    stool for a pair of songs.


    Principal recording was done in August 2013 at Vox Studios in Los Angeles, "the oldest private studio in
    the world", where Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer, and countless others cut demos before
    appearing on air at NBC studios, just across Melrose Ave.

    LP 1
    1. 5 AM
    2. The Silent Orchestra
    3. Alexandra
    4. 11 O'Clock Friday Night
    5. St Mary's County
    6. Self Pity
    7. I Retired
    8. I Don't Need Anyone
    9. Bless Your Heart
    10. The Smallest Splinter


    Bonus EP
    1. Waltz [Deluxe Edition]
    2. In Our Time (I'll Always Love You) [Deluxe Edition]
    3. Utrecht [Deluxe Edition]
    4. I'll Never Love Again [Deluxe Edition]

    Hamilton Leithauser
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Don't Smoke In Bed Don't Smoke In Bed Quick View

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    Don't Smoke In Bed

    Multiple Styles Displayed On Holly Cole's 1993 Sophomore Album


    Mastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Master Tapes


    Plating And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    Old-Style Gatefold Tip-On Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    Holly Cole brings her own dimension to the tradition of cabaret, a strong voice that's still capable of nuance, an ear for quirky repertoire, and a light touch that keeps some of these performances floating just at the edge of irony.


    On her second album, 1993's Don't Smoke in Bed, Cole explores varied musical styles, adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz. It's a favorite of ours, which is why for this Analogue Productions reissue we've given it the reissue treatment it deserves. Bernie Grundman did the mastering, from the original analog tapes, at his Los Angeles studio, giving this release a spectacular foundation. Plating and pressing on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl was done by Gary Salstrom and crew at Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest-sounding LPs. Lastly, we wrapped up the whole package in a premium gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing. There's nothing but aces in this smokin' hot reissue and the quality shines through.


    Holly's delivery of more traditional fare shines on Cole Porter's witty Get Out of Town and Kurt Weill's torchy Je Ne T'aime Pas, while she brings clarity, power, and anthemic passion to the surprising treatment of Johnny Nash's I Can See Clearly Now. She's generally well supported in this intimate set by pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch, while there's sparing and effective use of strings. There are fine guest spots by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, on Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday, and David Lindley, whose steel guitar contributes to the strange country music of Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I Can See Clearly Now
    2. Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart
    3. Get Out Of Town
    4. So and So
    5. The Tennessee Waltz
    6. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
    7. Blame It On My Youth
    8. Ev'rything I've Got
    9. Je Ne T'Aime Pas
    10. Cry (If you Want To)
    11. Que Sera Sera
    12. Don't Smoke In Bed
    Holly Cole Trio
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Genius Loves Company Genius Loves Company Quick View

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    Genius Loves Company

    Half-speed mastered from original tapes.



    The last studio album completed by the untouchable Ray Charles before his death. Charles sings a dozen duets with a dazzling array of guest artists from virtually every genre. »We cover it all,« Charles said, »from country to R&B, pop, rock and blues. I've never let them put me in a little box, and this (record) expresses that open feeling. A beautiful song is a beautiful song - and to sing with so many beautiful singers is a blessing from God.« Genius Loves Company stands as a remarkable hallmark in a remarkable career, including duets with Norah Jones, Elton John, Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, B.B. King, Gladys Knight and Johnny Mathis.



    Mastered for Pure Audiophile Records by Stan Ricker from half-inch analog tape at 30 inches per second.



    2005 Grammy Awards for Genius Loves Company:

    Record Of The Year

    Album Of The Year

    Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    Best Gospel Performance

    Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

    Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

    Best Surround Sound Album



    Musicians:



    • Ray Charles (p, voc)

    • Norah Jones

    • James Taylor

    • Diana Krall

    • Elton John

    • Natalie Cole

    • Bonnie Raitt

    • Willie Nelson

    • Michael McDonald

    • B.B. King

    • Gladys Knight

    • Johnny Mathis

    • Van Morrison


    1. Here We Go Again - (featuring Norah Jones)
    2. Sweet Potato Pie - (featuring James Taylor)
    3. You Don't Know Me - (featuring Diana Krall)
    4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - (featuring Elton John)
    5. Fever - (featuring Natalie Cole)
    6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? - (featuring Bonnie Raitt)
    7. It Was A Very Good Year - (featuring Willie Nelson)
    8. Hey Girl - (featuring Michael McDonald)
    9. Sinner's Prayer - (featuring B.B. King)
    10. Heaven Help Us All - (featuring Gladys Knight)
    11. Over The Rainbow - (featuring Johnny Mathis)
    12. Crazy Love - (featuring Van Morrison)
    Ray Charles
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Good Evening (Awaiting Repress) Good Evening (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Good Evening (Awaiting Repress)

    Occupying the twilit space between Ariel Pink's lo-fi avant pop and the codeine beats of Chromatics, Nite Jewel's debut album, Good Evening, brought a glorious new slant to the golden age of disco and became an after-hours go to from the record shelf. Recorded when Ramona Gonzalez was still a college student, Good Evening was originally released on Gloriette Records in 2008. The album is dance music on an intimate scale, drawing inspiration from Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Arthur Russell, filtered through a lo-fi recording process. Out of print on vinyl for several years, the reissue will include two bonus tracks, a cover of Can forebear Inner Space's The Kamera Song and a D M-FunK remix of original track What Did He Say. The updated reissue packaging also includes Gonzalez's art, poetry and lyrics from the time period.


    Upon its release, Gonzalez had been making music on an 8-track for a number of years, slowly evolving from ambient pieces and sound and video installation art to her gradually writing proper songs with Cole M. Grieff-Neill, of Haunted Graffiti, and selling self-produced demo CDR's at shows. Eventually, her music - an evocative, bedroom studio take on dancefloor greats like Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Debbie Deb - caught the ears of one Johnny Jewel, head honcho of the venerated Italians Do It Better, who released her debut single What Did He Say on his label.


    The music is anything but cold and detached - it vibrates with warmth, from the low hum of tape hiss to the way Gonzalez' ethereal vocals and humid analogue synths tips its hat to past greats like Arthur Russell, Sa-Fire and even Roxy Music. Ultimately, for what can be ostensibly termed dance music, Good Evening is a delicate, intimate affair, a beautifully sustained exercise in mood and tension, and far more precious and intriguing a record than most others at the moment.

    1.Bottom Rung
    2.Suburbia
    3.What did He Say
    4.Weak for Me
    5.Heart Won't Start
    6.Universal Mind
    7.Artificial Intelligence
    8.Let's Go (The Two Of Us Together)
    9.Chimera
    10.Lover
    11.What Did He Say (Dam-Funk Remix)
    12.The Kamera Song
    Nite Jewel
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  • When I Look In Your Eyes When I Look In Your Eyes Quick View

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    When I Look In Your Eyes

    Years after the '90s, the decade will be remembered for the rise of pianist-vocalist Diana Krall. Simply put, this British Columbian-born artist is one of the most engaging musicians to emerge from the heap of scat-happy singers high on pyrotechnics, but short on poetry. Stamped with the imprimatur of the Nat King Cole trio and blessed by her apprenticeship with the late West Coast piano giant Jimmy Rowles, Krall simply sings songs the way they're supposed to be sung: with devotion to the lyric and with attention to the groove.


    This album finds Krall in familiar company with compatriots Russell Malone (on guitar), bassist John Clayton, drummers Lewis Nash and Jeff Hamilton, and vibraphonist (and former Bill Evans associate) Larry Bunker--all supported by Johnny Mandel's svelte string arrangements. Krall and crew take Irving Berlin's chestnut Let's Face the Music and Dance and the Sinatra-signatured I've Got You Under My Skin south to Brazil via a sexy bossa nova. Malone's lush guitar accompaniment complements Krall's heartfelt delivery on When I Look in Your Eyes, and Michael Franks's Popsicle Toes dances courtesy of Hamilton's drum work. Devil May Care, East of the Sun (and West of the Moon), The Best Thing for You, and the stridish I Can't Give You Anything but Love groove with a minimum of waste, while Mandel's simpatico strings steal the show on I'll String Along with You, Pick Yourself Up, and Do It Again. All of which further illuminate the cool fire from this fine gift from North of the Border. --Eugene Holley Jr.

    LP 1
    1. Let's Face The Music And Dance
    2. Devil May Care
    3. Let's Fall In Love
    4. When I Look In Your Eyes
    5. Popsicle Toes
    6. I've Got You Under My Skin


    LP 2
    1. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    2. I'll String Along With You
    3. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
    4. Pick Yourself Up
    5. The Best Thing For You
    6. Do It Again

    Diana Krall
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  • The Look Of Love (Awaiting Repress) The Look Of Love (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Look Of Love (Awaiting Repress)

    Available for the first time on 180 Gram 45rpm Double Vinyl!


    Experience Diana Krall's The Look Of Love as you've never heard it before... on 45rpm Heavyweight 180 Gram Audiophile Double Vinyl! Diana Krall's voice sounds fuller, richer and sweeter!


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analogue Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI! Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets!


    In order to achieve the BEST possible sound ORG has cut The Look Of Love on 4 sides and at 45rpm to allow the maximum cutting level. This gives the record the best signal to noise ratio, better dynamics, less inner groove distortion and better overall sound!


    From the luxurious opening chords of the first track, even before Diana Krall has sung a single beautiful note, The Look of Love, will have you hooked. After winning a Best Jazz Vocal Performance Grammy for 1999's platinum-selling When I Look in Your Eyes, Diana Krall delivers her best album yet - a lush, cinematic collection of ballads and bossa nova tunes. Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra arranged and conducted by the legendary Claus Ogerman, The Look of Love brings to mind such classic Frank Sinatra albums as In the Wee Small Hours and Only The Lonely. These elegant piano solos, the sensual vocals, and the wickedly modern sense of humor are, inimitably, all Diana Krall.


    The Look of Love is the fifth album by Diana Krall in a row that Tommy LiPuma, Verve Music Group Chairman, produced. LiPuma is also known for his work with Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Joao Gilberto, Natalie Cole and Shirley Horn. Regarding Claus Ogerman, Diana Krall said that, together with Johnny Mandel, he has been her favorite arranger/composer since she was seventeen. Ogerman had an important role on albums recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Ogerman also had been working for years together with LiPuma, for the first time on George Benson's outstanding album Breezin'. Since Claus Ogerman featuring Michael Brecker in 1990, the two had gone separate ways. But when Diana Krall was on tour in Munich, LiPuma arranged for her to have lunch with Ogerman. That is how the pianist/singer, the arranger/composer and the producer began to work on a common project: The Look of Love.


    Diana's songs were arranged by Claus Ogerman who also conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. The Look of Love gives an impression of unity despite the fact that it contains material from a lot of different sources: e.g. Cry Me A River by Julie London, Love Letters by Nat King Cole and jazz-standards such as Dancing in the Dark by Arthur Schwartz (music)/Howard Dietz (text), I Remember You by Victor Scherzinger/John Mercer and 'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin.


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • 180g Vinyl

    • 45rpm

    • Pressed at RTI

    • Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analogue Master Tapes!


    Musicians:

    Diana Krall, piano & vocals

    Russell Malone, guitar

    Christian McBride, acoustic bass

    Peter Erskine, drums

    Jeff Hamilton, Paulinho Da Costa, percussion

    Luis Conte, percussion

    Romero Lubambo, guitar

    John Pisano, Dori Caymmi, acoustic guitar

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Los Angeles Session Orchestra

    Claus Ogerman, arranger & conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. S'Wonderful
    2. Love Letters
    3. I Remember You
    4. Cry Me A River
    5. Besame Mucho
    6. The Night We Called It A Day
    7. Dancing In The Dark
    8. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    9. The Look Of Love
    10. Maybe You'll Be There
    Diana Krall
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Lady Day (Pure Pleasure) Lady Day (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Lady Day (Pure Pleasure)

    Excerpt from George Avakian's notes on the album sleeve:



    When planning this album, I had a hellish time trying to choose what I thought were the absolute cream of Billie Holiday. In the course of this wrestling, it struck me that not only were Billie's vocals incredibly perfect, but that I could not remember a single instance of anyone playing a bad solo or even a bad phrase among the hundred or more performances I had to choose from in the golden period of her work. Checking over records (which was almost unnecessary, because I could still remember them almost note for note) was a rather beautiful and somewhat shattering experience. Jazz, a product of so many things - musical evolution, the social scene of a particular time, the economic atmosphere of the moment, what somebody had for breakfast that day - and none of those tings will ever come together again as they did when these records were made.



    Musicians:



    • Billie Holiday (vocal)

    • Ben Webster, Lester Young (tenor saxophone)

    • Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone)

    • Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton (trumpet)

    • Benny Goodman, Art Shaw (clarinet)

    • John Truehart (guitar)

    • Teddy Wilson (piano)

    • John Kirby (bass)

    • Cozy Cole, Joe Jones (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. Miss Brown To You
    2. I Wished On the Moon
    3. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
    4. If You Were Mine
    5. Summertime
    6. Billie's Blues
    7. I Must Have That Man
    8. Foolin' Myself
    9. Easy Living
    10. Me, Myself and I
    11. A Sailboat In the Moonlight
    12. I Cried For You
    Billie Holiday
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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