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PRESTIGE SERIES
2023 Repress NOT NUMBERED
Deluxe high-gloss tip-on jacket
Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray
Pressed on 180g at QRP in USA


   John Coltrane "Lush Life"   Kenny Dorham "Quiet Kenny"


OJC SERIES
Deluxe Tip-on jacket with OBI strip
Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray
Pressed on 180g at RTI in USA

      

       



The Doors "L.A. Woman"
Analogue Productions
2 LP's 180g 45rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Doug Sax using All-Tube system from the Original Analog Master Tapes
Pressed at QRP in USA

The last Doors album recorded with Jim Morrison, who died shortly after it was released.

The title track has, said one reviewer, "maybe the best Chuck Berry riffs since the Stones." And that's not even mentioning "Love Her Madly" which became one of the highest charting hits for The Doors.

L.A. Woman was still high on the charts when, like in the lyric "actor out on loan" of its closing track - the celebrated "Riders on the Storm," Jim Morrison died in a Paris bathtub in the summer of 1971.

Via such tracks as "The Changeling", "Crawling King Snake," and the frothy, rollicking title track, the collection leaned heavily toward the Blues - in particular, Morrison's boastful "Lizard King" brand of it. All-in-all, Rolling Stone proclaimed L.A. Woman, "The Doors' greatest album, including their first".

Analogue Productions did a truly authentic reissue project, the masters were recorded on tube equipment, and the tape machine used by Doug Sax for the transfer of these releases was a tube machine, as was the cutting system.

Again in Stock !!!
The best sounding pressing ever done of L.A. Woman !!!


OJC SERIES

Bill Evans Trio "Waltz For Debby"
Craft Recordings / OJC Series
LP 180g 33rpm
Tip-on jacket with OBI strip
Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray
Pressed at RTI in USA

Waltz for Debby was originally released in 1962 as a companion to Sunday At the Village Vanguard. This new edition of the album is released as part of the Original Jazz Classics Series and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and presented in a Tip-On Jacket.

Since its inception in 1982, Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics® (OJC) series quickly established a reputation as the go-to imprint for collectible jazz reissues. OJC served as a home for the label's impressive jazz catalog – which had grown to include thousands of celebrated titles from Prestige, Galaxy, Milestone, Riverside, Debut, Contemporary, Jazzland, and Pablo. Drawing on this vast wealth of material, Original Jazz Classics released over 850 titles.

Its goal was simple: to reissue influential jazz albums with the utmost care and reverence for the originals — from the cover art and liner notes to the audio recordings themselves. Given Craft Recordings' shared passion for meticulous preservation and quality, it is a natural step to relaunch Original Jazz Classics as part of the Craft family.

2023 sees the continuation of this influential jazz series on audiophile-quality vinyl, through the ongoing release of several of the most coveted (and long out-of-print) albums in this vast collection.

Tracking Angle Rated 11/10 Music, 11/10 Sound!
Great Music, Killer Sound !!!



John Coltrane "Blue Train"
2 versions available (2 LP's STEREO with Alternate Takes or 1 LP MONO)
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
Both Editions are Gatefold
The STEREO Edition Includes Booklet
All Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Master Tape, Supervised by Joe Harley, Made in R.T.I. U.S.A.

Again in Stock !!!
The Best STEREO AND MONO Blue Train !!!



Bill Evans "You Must Believe In Spring"
Craft Recordings
2 LP's 180g 45rpm, Gatefold
Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray
Pressed at RTI in USA

Again in Stock !!!
Great Music, Killer Sound !!!



Kirsten Edkins "Shapes & Sound"
Cohearent Records
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold with Insert
Recorded All-Valve from Microphones to Cutterhead
Straight to 2-Track Stereo Tape
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Cut Directly from the Master Tapes
Pressed at RTI in USA


After spending 15 years building the gear for his new endeavor, Cohearent Records — which is an All-Valve (Vacuum Tube) recording system from microphones to disk cutterhead — award-winning mastering engineer Kevin Gray releases the first LP by jazz saxophonist Kirsten Edkins, Shapes & Sound.

Kirsten Edkins, a young composer and saxophonist from Los Angeles, is an exciting prospect. Kirsten graduated from Eastman School of Music on scholarship. She studied composition and arranging with Bill Dobbins, as well as Walt Weiskopf and the legendary Ray Ricker. Before her time at Eastman she studied with Bob Sheppard, a jazz recording artist and woodwind specialist.

Kirsten is a highly sought-after improviser and has performed with Arturo Sandoval (Al "Tootie" Heath), Tim Hagans, Clay Jenkins, John Beasley and Geoffrey Keezer. She has also performed with the Clare Fischer Big Band, Bill Holman Big Band, Bernie Dresel Big Band (The BBB), Sara Gazarek, Gary Foster, Joe LaBarbara, Larry Goldings and Clay Jenkins. Kirsten has appeared on television shows such as American Idol, Duets, Knight Rider, Glee, Bones and The Tonight Show.

Kirsten is joined on Shapes & Sound by Gerald Clayton (courtesy of Blue Note) on piano, Ahmet Turkmenoglu on bass, Lemar Guillary on trombone and Chris Wabich on drums.



Alice Coltrane "Journey In Satchidananda"
Acoustic Sounds Series/Impulse
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings in U.S.A.

"Satchidananda means knowledge, existence, bliss. Listen with your inner ear to Alice along with Pharoah Sanders, Charlie Haden, Rashied Ali, Cecil McBee, and others." - Downbeat

Alice Coltrane had become a disciple of Swami Satchidananda, which explains the title of her 1971 masterpiece, Journey in Satchidananda, recorded November 8, 1970 (except for one live track) and issued in January of 1971. It was recorded at the Coltrane home studio in Dix Hills, New York.

The band for the studio tracks included Alice Coltrane, piano, harp; Pharoah Sanders, soprano saxophone, percussion; Cecil McBee, double bass; Rashied Ali, drums; Tulsi, tanpura; and Majid Shabazz, bells, tambourine. For "Isis and Osiris," recorded live July 4, 1970 at The Village Gate in New York City, the group was: Alice Coltrane, harp; Pharoah Sanders, soprano saxophone, percussion; Charlie Haden, double bass; Rashied Ali, drums; and Vishnu Wood, oud.

AllMusic says the landmark Journey to Satchidananda reveals just how far the pianist and widow of John Coltrane had come in the three years after his death. "The compositions here are wildly open and droning figures built on whole tones and minor modes. And while it's true that one can definitely hear her late husband's influence on this music, she wouldn't have had it any other way. Pharoah Sanders' playing on the title cut, 'Shiva-Loka,' and 'Isis and Osiris' (which also features the Vishnu Wood on oud and Charlie Haden on bass) is gloriously restrained and melodic.".



Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
WEA/Reprise
2 LP's 45rpm 180g
Stoughton Printing Gatefold with Insert
Cut by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering From the Original Analog Master Tapes
Pressed at PALLAS in Germany

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 7/500!

The Best Sounding Version of this Album at 45rpm !!!

A fine offering from one of England's oldest bands, this album mixes a generous blend of pop and rock that appeals to both sexes: Women like it because it is "listenable", men like it because most of the songs are borderline romantic without being mushy.

With Rumours, Fleetwood Mac produced one of the most celebrated albums (and one of the best-selling albums) of all time. While Fleetwood Mac had finally attained their long-desired commercial success, the band was fraying apart behind the scenes. The McVies divorced in 1976, and the Buckingham and Nicks' romance ended shortly afterward. The internal tensions formed the basis for the songs on their best album, Rumours. Released in the spring of 1977, Rumours became a blockbuster success, topping the American and British charts and generating the Top Ten singles "Go Your Own Way," "Dreams," "Don't Stop," and "You Make Loving Fun." It would eventually sell over 17 million copies in the U.S. alone, making it the second biggest-selling album of all time. Rumours reads like a greatest hits package rather than an incredible record. This album is a must have release in every sense of the word.



Grant Green "Feelin' The Spirit"
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
LP 33rpm 180g, Gatefold
All Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Master Tape
Supervised by Joe Harley
Made in R.T.I. U.S.A.

Featuring Herbie Hancock on piano, Butch Warren on bass, Billy Higgins on drums and Garvin Masseaux on tambourine.
The techniques of modern jazz, blues, and gospel, all applied to the spiritual.



John Lee Hooker
Burnin'
Craft Recordings
60th Anniversary
LP 180g 33rpm
Original Stereo Mix
Remastered from Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio
Tip-On Jacket Replicates Vee-Jay Record's Original Designs
USA Edition Pressed at Memphis Records Pressing in USA

Analog Planet Rated 9/10 Music, 9/10 Sonics

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of John Lee Hooker's electrifying blues classic, Burnin', this 180-gram reissue offers newly remastered audio from the original analog tapes. Featuring a stereo mix of the album, as it was first released in 1962, the set includes the King of the Boogie's signature hit, "Boom Boom," and features members of the legendary Funk Brothers (Motown Records' celebrated house band). A tip-on jacket, which replicates Vee-Jay Records' original designs, rounds out the package.



Miles Davis
In Person At The Blackhawk, San Francisco Friday And Saturday Nights
IMPEX
2 LP's 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
NOT NUMBERED
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio
Pressed at RTI in USA

Rated 4.5/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics - The Absolute Sound (TAS)

"This is a superb sounding reissue that every Miles fan should own. It's as close to hearing Miles Davis play live in a small club as you're ever going to hear." - Michael Fremer, Music 9/10, Sound 9/10

With Miles Davis on Trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor sax, and the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums.

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".



John Lee Hooker
The Healer
Craft Recordings
LP 180g 33rpm
Lacquers Originally Cut by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at QRP in USA

Rated 5/5 Music, 5/5 Sonics - The Absolute Sound (TAS)

The Healer is a critically acclaimed album from the "King of the Boogie," John Lee Hooker. First released in 1989, the collection features collaborations with artists including Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, Los Lobos and George Thorogood. Hooker was 73 years of age when The Healer came out and earned his first - of many future - GRAMMY accolades, winning Best Traditional Blues Performance for "I'm in the Mood."



Art Pepper
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
Acoustic Sounds Series/Contemporary
LP 180g 33rpm
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Analog Master Tapes
Pressed at QRP in USA

Released as part of the Acoustic Sounds Series celebrating 70 years of Contemporary Records.

Saxophonist Art Pepper's album Meets The Rhythm Section features Pepper's legendary sessions with the East Coast rhythm section for Miles Davis's quintet. Originally released in 1957 and recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann this new edition features ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman. It is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP and presented in a Stoughton old-style tip-on jacket.




Various Artists
Jazz At The Pawnshop (Deluxe Edition)
2xHD/Fidelio Technologies
2 LP's 200g 33rpm, Gatefold with booklet
Mastered by René Laflamme from Original Analog Master
Cut All-Analog at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed at Le Vinylist Quebec

Jazz at the Pawnshop is a multi-session recording made by Swedish sound engineer Gert Palmcrantz on December 6-7, 1976, at Jazzpuben Stampen (Pawnshop) in Stockholm, Sweden. A pawnshop had operated on the site prior to the jazz club. Proprius Records founder Jacob Boethius produced the album, and it has been issued several times under multiple labels and formats. The album is regarded by many audiophiles as one of the best jazz recordings of the 20th Century.

The recording features Arne Domnérus (alto sax, clarinet), Bengt Hallberg (piano), Lars Erstrand (vibes), Georg Riedel (bass), and Egil Johansen (drums).

In the high end audio world, audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme has carved out a reputation for definition of excellence. Audiophile quality microphone designer and 8 times winner of 'Best sound in show' at high-end audio equipment conventions, Laflamme uses his knowledge and unfailing instinct to match various audio components to create the best all-encompassing sound experience. The exclusive 2xHD system is the fruit of Laflamme's total experience and imagination.



Bill Evans Trio
On A Friday Evening
Craft Recordings
2 LP's 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Recorded live at Oil Can Harry's in 1975
Pressed at RTI in USA

A newly-discovered live performance by the Bill Evans Trio, featuring Eddie Gómez on bass and Eliot Zigmund on drums. The previously unreleased concert took place on June 20, 1975, at Oil Can Harry's, Vancouver, BC. Captured for radio host Gary Barclay, it was aired on his popular CHQM jazz show. For nearly half a century, the tapes lay forgotten - until now and it sounds just as fresh as it did in 1975.



Chet Baker
Chet
Craft Recordings
LP 180g 33rpm
Cut from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at RTI in USA

Few musicians have embodied the romantic, and ultimately tragic, jazz figure as totally as Chesney "Chet" Baker (1929-88). Unschooled yet eloquent in his music, the Baker mystique has only reinforced one of the most haunting trumpet styles and ingenuous approaches to jazz singing. Chet is Chet Baker's classic 1959 Riverside album featuring jazz legends Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Herbie Mann and Pepper Adams. Cut from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.



Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia
FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO
IMPEX
2 LP's 45rpm 180g, Gatefold
NOT NUMBERED
All-analog mastering by Bernie Grundman Mastering
Exclusive foil-stamped jacket by Stoughton
Pressed at RTI in USA

Everything you've loved about this iconic, reference-defining recording is laid bare, reproduced with stunning fidelity and nuance. Featuring all-analog mastering by Bernie Grundman Mastering and an exclusive foil-stamped jacket for this very special release. This Di Meola-McLaughlin-De Lucia classic could only come from the LP fetishists at Impex Records.

Listen as Impex's 180g vinyl, spinning at 45 revolutions per minute, reveals everything to your hungry, deep-listening ears. Ready to redefine definitive again.



Bill Evans
Some Other Time: The Lost Session from the Black Forest
2xHD/Fidelio Technologies
2 LP's 200g 45rpm, Gatefold with 10 page booklet
Mastered by René Laflamme from Original Analog Master
Cut All-Analog at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed at Le Vinylist Quebec

The recordings on this album constitute the material from a June 20th, 1968 studio session recorded by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS) and Joachim-Ernst Brendt in Germany's Black Forest. This is no ordinary recording. This enthralling Bill Evans session was recorded five days after a famous performance at the 1968 Montreux jazz festival by Evans, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Verve's Montreux live recording won a Grammy, but this studio session has been in the vaults ever since.

For the first time this album was mastered in all analog (AAA), from the original analog master. Mastered by René Laflamme at 2xHD Mastering lab and cut at Bernie Grundman at 45 RPM.

The 2xHD Fusion Mastering System is an innovation in audio restoration for a virtual audio reality. In the constant evolution of its proprietary mastering process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD Fusion, integrating the finest state-of-the-art analog Nagra-T tape recorder modified with high-end tube playback technology, wired with OCC silver cable for better transparency and 3D imaging. 2xHD Vinyl are sourced from first generation analog recordings without any digital corruption. The cutting is done at Bernie Grundman Mastering Lab on tube cutting equipment.



Benny Carter
Jazz Giant
Acoustic Sounds Series/Contemporary
LP 180g 33rpm
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Analog Master Tapes
Pressed at QRP in USA

Released as part of the Acoustic Sounds Series celebrating 70 years of Contemporary Records.

Saxophonist Benny Carter's Jazz Giant album features performances by André Previn, Shelly Manne, Barney Kessel and Ben Webster, amongst others. First released in 1958 and recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann, this new edition features ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman. The record is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP and presented in a Stoughton old-style tip-on jacket.




Patricia Barber
Clique!
IMPEX
LP 33rpm 180g, Gatefold
Recorded & Mixed by Jim Anderson in DXD Ultra-High Resolution (32bit/352.8kHz)
Mastered by Bob Ludwig
Lacquers Cut by Scott Hull at Masterdisk
Pressed at RTI in USA

Similar in concept to her earlier classic NIGHTCLUB,
CLIQUE! gives Patricia and her long-time band (Jon Deitemyer, drums; Patrick Mulcahy, bass; Neal Alger, guitar; Jim Gailloreto, tenor sax) a stellar showcase for their telepathic musical communication and consummate jazz chops.

These are relaxed, communal sessions. Her core trio ride up and down, in and out of Barber's complex, sensitive playing and singing. Their support allows her to shine brightly while digging out striking moments for their own unique contributions. The chemistry is palpable, all encompassing. This group's long-developed synergy - painstakingly curated by these musicians for years - provides both a metaphor and the perfect title for her new album.




Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia
SATURDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO
IMPEX
LP 33rpm 180g, Gatefold
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Analog Master Tapes
Pressed at RTI in USA

Long-Awaited Follow Up To Friday Night In San Francisco

From Original 16-Track Analog Live Session Tapes by Al Di Meola, Katsu Naito & Roy Hendrickson




Hampton Hawes with Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Red Mitchell
Four!
Acoustic Sounds Series/Contemporary
LP 180g 33rpm
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Analog Master Tapes
Pressed at QRP in USA

Released as part of the Acoustic Sounds Series celebrating 70 years of Contemporary Records.

First released in 1958 and recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann this new edition features ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman.

The record is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP and presented in a Stoughton old-style tip-on jacket.





Ornette Coleman
Genesis Of Genius: The Contemporary Albums

Craft Recordings
2 LP's 180g 33rpm
Deluxe Box Set, 32 page booklet
All-Analog Remastering
Cut from Original Stereo Analog Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at RTI in USA

Click Here to view on YouTube

This Fantastic Sound Quality Deluxe Box Set features Coleman's first albums as a bandleader, Something Else!!!! and Tomorrow Is The Question!. Both albums were originally recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann and have been newly mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman, whom DuNann was a mentor for. Also included is a 32-page booklet with photos and extensive new liner notes by music historian Ashley Kahn.




Various Artists (Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong, Monty Alexander)
Nagra: 70th Year Anniversary Collection Album

2xHD/Fidelio Technologies
2 LP's 200g 45rpm, Gatefold
All-Analog
Mastered by René Laflamme at 2xHD Mastering Lab on Nagra Equipment
Cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Plated by Master Craft
Pressed at Le Vinylist Quebec
Click Here to view on YouTube

Nagra is on a course to become a major force in the world of vinyl.
Having just launched their first-ever turntable - the "statement" level, Reference Anniversary turntable/tonearm system - they now follow with the production of The Nagra 70th Anniversary 45rpm double vinyl album. Mastered at 2xHD on Nagra equipment and cut at famed Bernie Grundman Mastering, the set is pure analog from analog master tapes.
The LPs feature tracks from Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong, Monty Alexander and Buddy Tate along with some amazing audiophile tracks recorded on the legendary Nagra IV-S tape machine.

"We have just received the acetate test records. To say that they are stunning is an understatement." -statement from Nagra



Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown
The Poll Winners

Acoustic Sounds Series/Contemporary
LP 180g 33rpm
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Analog Master Tapes
Pressed at QRP in USA
Click Here to Listen Samples

Released as part of the Acoustic Sounds Series celebrating 70 years of Contemporary Records, The Poll Winners brings together the talents of Barney Kessel (guitar), Shelly Manne (drums) and Ray Brown (bass).

First released in 1957 and recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann this new edition features ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman.

The record is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP and presented in a Stoughton old-style tip-on jacket.





Stan Getz & João Gilberto “Getz/Gilberto”
Acoustic Sounds Series/Verve
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from Original Analog Tapes
Pressed at QRP in USA

Click Here to Listen Samples

The marvelous album, Getz/Gilberto, had a profound influence upon the face of jazz and American popular music. The stunning 1964 collaboration between Stan Getz, one of the most respected tenor saxophonists of the era, and the remarkable Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, launched the bossa nova craze and the career of João's wife Astrud Gilberto with iconic hit "The Girl from Ipanema".

Mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets.

Still Available in Stock the Also Great LIMITED EDITION NUMBERED Analogue Productions version (2 LP’s 200g at 45rpm, Mastered by George Marino from Original Analog Tapes).




Patricia Barber "Higher"
IMPEX
2 LP's 45rpm 180g
Gatefold with Booklet
Recorded by Jim Anderson
Cut from native DXD Master (352.8 kHz/32 bit) by Scott Hull at Masterdisk
Pressed at RTI in USA

This is a Digital Master Recording but the sound of this 45rpm double record is Incredible !!!

TAS (the absolute sound) Music 5/5 Sonics 5/5

One of jazz music's most celebrated and literate artists gets the deluxe Impex Treatment on her 2019 collection Higher, available on 2-LP 45-rpm HQ-180 vinyl pressed at RTI. This thoughtfully curated set features Barber's celebrated art song cycle "Higher" and four bonus tracks available on vinyl for the first time. Stereophile's Robert Baird describes Higher as an album that "continues Barber's logical artistic path toward becoming an artist whose only boundaries exist in the limits of her own prodigious imagination. Rather than just the completion of a long-held desire to create art songs, Higher, as its title suggest, is the answer to a calling, one Patricia Barber is gloriously answering."

After the success of the song-cycle EU tour version of Higher, Impex Records is proud to announce this exclusive complete version, featuring the original's ten songs, plus an alternate version of "The Opera Song", featuring lyric soprano Katherine Werbiansky, and three gorgeous new standards ("Early Autumn", "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Secret Love"). Legendary recording and mix engineer Jim Anderson's meticulous production provides masterly rendering of every detail, harmonic, and hushed background, while the delicate touch of mastering engineer Scott Hull helps to pull you into the wide-ranging space of this incredible work.

Impex's hushed surfaces and incredibly rendered soundstage are brilliantly served by these expressive tracks, bringing out both the core of Barber's hushed delivery and the dynamic interplay of her crack backing band. The package includes an expanded large-format booklet (featuring a new write up from Patricia Barber herself!) and deluxe finishing for a luxurious tactile experience that matches the audio. As with every record we make, our goal is to enhance the enveloping sound and emotional pull of singular works by one of our greatest talents. Higher is the amazing next chapter in our odyssey and a superb listening experience for fans and audiophiles alike.


Art Pepper
Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics
Acoustic Sounds Series/Contemporary
LP 180g 33rpm
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Analog Master Tapes
Pressed at QRP in USA

Released as part of the Acoustic Sounds Series celebrating 70 years of Contemporary Records, saxophonist Art Pepper's classic big band album, Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics, features modern jazz classics by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and more.
Released in 1960 and recorded by legendary engineers Roy DuNann and Howard Holzer this new edition features ALL-ANALOG mastering from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP in USA
Presented in a Stoughton old-style tip-on jacket



Eddie Higgins "You Don't Know What Love Is"
Venus Records
LP 33rpm 180g
Mixed and mastered by Tetsuo Hara
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
with OBI, Japanese pressing

One Of Eddie Higgins' Best Recordings On 180g Vinyl LP!

Through his numerous releases from Venus Records, Eddie Higgins has firmly established his position as one of the most celebrated jazz pianists in Japan. He has also performed and recorded with many of the biggest names in jazz, including Coleman Hawkins, Jack Teagarden, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Wayne Shorter.

Eddie Higgins has been on the jazz scene for a long time, but he seems to be a best-kept secret by those able to track down his various releases for independent labels in the U.S. or Japanese titles, such as this one from Venus. This 2003 session features the veteran purely as a soloist, performing a dozen of his favorite ballads. While most of them are time-tested standards such as the elegant 'My Funny Valentine,' the shimmering 'Beautiful Love,' or 'Skylark' (with an Asian-sounding introduction that suggests the humor of its composer), there are some lesser-known gems as well...This is easily one of Eddie Higgins' best all-around recordings.
-Ken Dryden, AllMusic

Beautiful Music with Extraordinary Sound Quality !!!
Note: this record should be OUT OF PRINT soon and the price will sky rocket as our stock become less and less...



Kenny Dorham "Matador"
IMPEX
LP 33rpm 180g
LIMITED EDITION of 5000 NUMBERED
Mastered By Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
from the Original Analogue Master Tapes
Pressed at R.T.I. in U.S.A.

When you hear it, you'll scratch your head raw that this under-appreciated gem has been missing for so long.

Working with a soulful Jackie McLean on alto, a loose and swinging Bobby Timmons on piano, and the locked-in rhythm section of Teddy Smith on bass and J.C. Moses on drums, the playing is spontaneous, energetic and expressive.

Recorded in a single day in 1962, Matador contains the sprawling epic McLean-penned "Melanie" (a suite in three parts), as well as Dorham's smoldering "El Matador" and a stirring take on "Beautiful Love".

Emotional musical exploration ties to readily approachable post-bop structure that make for a snappy, yet heady, mix of tunes that put a tap in your foot while engaging your head and heart.

Chris Bellman cut Matador from the original analog master tape (one of the few that survived the Universal warehouse fire of 2008, lucky for us) and the sound is revelatory! Tight acoustics of the Soundmaker Studios provide tightened bass, crystal-clear drums and beautifully rounded tones from Dorham's and McLean's horns.

This is another fine example of Impex Records cutting through the fat of modern music-making to reveal the very essence of the music and the giant talents who created it.

We are elated to bring this sadly-neglected classic back for true believers to
add to their collection and (maybe more importantly) to a whole new generation to discover for the first time.


John Coltrane "Live" At The Village Vanguard
Acoustic Sounds Series/Impulse
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings in U.S.A.

"Live" At The Village Vanguard was released in February 1962 on Impulse Records, the first album to feature the members of the classic quartet of Coltrane with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones, and the first Coltrane live album to be issued. Recorded live over four nights in November 1961, the album contains Reggie Workman's final recordings with the group on Side One, with Garrison taking over bass duties on Side Two. Eric Dolphy plays bass clarinet on the track "Spiritual".


John Coltrane "Crescent"
Acoustic Sounds Series/Impulse
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings in U.S.A.

With this 1964 album, John Coltrane firmly established himself as a most formative composer. The genius of John Coltrane literally rushes forth with his playing of these five compositions featuring McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.



The Isao Suzuki Trio/Quartet "Blow Up"
IMPEX
2 LP's  45rpm 180g
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at R.T.I. in U.S.A.

Again in STOCK !!!

Mastered by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, this 45rpm double LP will live up to and surpass your most demanding judgments. Blow Up is one of the most sough-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 Disc Award of "Swing Journal" in 1973.


Charles Mingus "The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady"
Acoustic Sounds Series/Impulse
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings in U.S.A.

Michael Fremer Rated 10/11 Music, 10/11 Sonics!

There's nothing else in jazz quite like this collection recorded - astonishingly - in just one session on January 20, 1963. The album uses ornate ensemble orchestration to produce a sound somewhere between jazz and folk.



Otis Redding "Otis Blue"
Analogue Productions
2 LP's 200g 45rpm, Gatefold
Remastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Analog Master Tapes
Made in Q.R.P. U.S.A.

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 178/500!

Otis Redding's third album presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp.

More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding's version of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December.

Otis Blue was Recorded in 1965 and considered to be Redding's first great album.

This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analogue tapes. Then plating and pressing on super-silent 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings in U.S.A. Finally it's all housed in a tip-on Gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing. Deluxe all the way; you'll be estatic with the results!



Roy Orbison “In Dreams”
ORG/ORIGINAL RECORDINGS GROUP
2 LP's 45rpm 180g, Deluxe Laminated Gatefold
LIMITED EDITION of 2500 NUMBERED
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analogue masters
Pressed at Gotta Groove in U.S.A.

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - Rated 319/500!

Roy Orbison's 1963 album on the Monument label takes its name from the hit single which, in 2004, was named one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone. Besides the title track, the album also includes "Blue Bayou" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream."

In May 1963, and with the success of “In Dreams”, Wesley Rose eventually accepted an invitation for Roy to tour England on a bill with The Beatles, who meant nothing in the United States at that time. The tour was sold-out in one afternoon. On the first night, Roy did fourteen encores before The Beatles could get on stage.

A few things contributed to Roy Orbison’s success. The songs, the production, and the performance were key factors. The songs were completely original in structure, sound and style. Totally innovative compositions, that didn’t exist until then. It became a style. Fred Foster really went for quality instead of quantity. He was willing to splash money on a session without any guarantee of payback. He was also willing to take a chance on a sound that did not conform to accepted market norms.

Roy Orbison was one of the few hit-makers to hold his ground, and even to increase his popularity in the wake of the so-called British Invasion. He did it by maintaining a matchless quality of releases, with an original variety of content, structure, tempo and rhythm. He was also an extremely subtle song craftsman, making changes during the course of a session, or between sessions, adding the final commercial gloss to a song.



Gene Clark "White Light"
Intervention Records
LP 180g 33rpm
Remastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Analog Master Tapes
Pressed at RTI in U.S.A.

Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 49/100!

Classic 1971 Solo Album From Founding Member of The Byrds!
“White Light” is a bittersweet and knowing statement from a singer/songwriter at the peak of his creative powers. Having fronted The Byrds, Clark on his own here is stripped down in guitarist Jesse Ed Davis' stark production. The lyrics, singing and guitar playing are so powerful that less production here is immeasurably more musically.

White Light's 180-gram LP is 100% Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray from the phenomenal sounding 1/2" safety copies of the original stereo master tapes. The results are amazing! The beautiful guitar playing is full and rich, and listeners can hear the full body of the instruments, not just the strings. Gene's aching vocals have never been so emotive and immediate.
The album art is beautifully restored by Intervention Records Tom Vadakan and housed in a film-laminated, Old Style "Tip-On" jacket printed by Stoughton.



Eddie Higgins Quartet "My Foolish Heart"
Venus Records
LP 33rpm 180g
Featuring Scott Hamilton on Tenor Sax
Mixed and mastered by Tetsuo Hara
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
with OBI, Japanese pressing

A wonderful album by the pianist extraordinaire Eddie Higgins with the great tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton.
They're joined by the great Phil Woods Rhythm Section which are Steve Gilmore on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums. These veterans make gorgeous, romantic and beautiful music together. A classic!

“... This is excellent music that will provide a perfect backdrop for any jazz fan's romantic evening.” Ken Dryden, AllMusic

Beautiful Music with Extraordinary Sound Quality !!!
Note: this record should be OUT OF PRINT soon and the price will sky rocket as our stock become less and less...


Ella Fitzgerald "Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas"
Acoustic Sounds Series/Verve
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings in U.S.A.

Ella's 1960 Verve holiday album - featuring "Frosty The Snow Man", "Winter Wonderland", "Sleigh Ride" and many more - has been a swingin' yuletide tradition for over 60 years. The album was recorded in the summer of 1960, with a studio orchestra arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol. An ebullient Ella Fitzgerald exudes warmth, spirit and good cheer, as if to ask: Why not the peace and good will of Christmas the year 'round? These twelve happy, winter songs suggest that yours be a Swinging Christmas - anytime, all the time!


Charles Mingus "Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus"
Acoustic Sounds Series/Impulse
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings in U.S.A.

Mingus's second Impulse! album, released in 1963, was another large-ensemble masterpiece featuring two of the bassist/bandleader's greatest compositions - "Celia" and "Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul" - plus a famous version of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo".



Wayne Shorter "The All Seeing Eye"
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
LP 33rpm 180g, Gatefold
All Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Master Tape
Supervised by Joe Harley
Made in R.T.I. U.S.A.

McCoy Tyner "Expansions"
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
LP 33rpm 180g
All Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Master Tape
Supervised by Joe Harley
Made in R.T.I. U.S.A.

Sonny Clark "My Conception"
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
LP 33rpm 180g, Gatefold
All Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Master Tape
Supervised by Joe Harley
Made in R.T.I. U.S.A.



Carol Kidd "Both Sides Now"
IMPEX
LP 33rpm 180g
LIMITED EDITION of 3000 NUMBERED
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at R.T.I. in U.S.A.



Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers "The Witch Doctor"

Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton "Katanga!"


Ray Charles "Genius + Soul = Jazz"
Acoustic Sounds Series/Impulse
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
from the Original Analog Tapes
Made in Q.R.P. U.S.A.




Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio
The Look Of Love - Live At Jazz Is (1st Set)
Venus Records
LP 33rpm 180g, with OBI and Insert
Recorded at Jazz Is in Yokohama on November 16, 2019
Engineered by Hiroshi Sato
Mixed and mastered by Tetsuo Hara
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
Made In Japan

Since his stunning debut in 1974 with the now world-famous audiophile recordings for the Three Blind Mice label, Japanese pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto has built a career that now spans four decades.

This live set was recorded by the Yamamoto Trio at Jazz Is in Yokohama on November 16, 2019

Also in Stock the IMPEX's “Midnight Sugar” and “Misty” (2 LP’s 45rpm)


PATRICIA BARBER "CAFÉ BLUE"
IMPEX
2 LP's 45rpm 180g, 3-sleeve jacket in a slip case, Deluxe Booklet
LIMITED EDITION of 5000 NUMBERED
Cut From Original Analog Work Masters by Kevin Gray at CoHearent Audio
1STEP Process
VR900-Supreme Vinyl
Pressed at R.T.I. in U.S.A.



Various Artists "The Sound Of Jazz"
Analogue Productions
2 LP's 180g 45rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original 3-Track Tape
Made in Q.R.P. U.S.A.



Frank Sinatra "Sing And Dance With Frank Sinatra"
IMPEX
LP 33rpm 180g, Gatefold with Booklet
LIMITED EDITION of 5000 NUMBERED
Remastered by Andreas Meyer from the Original Analog Master Tapes
Lacquer Cutting by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed at R.T.I. in U.S.A.



Mighty Sam McClain "Give It Up To Love"
Analogue Productions
2 LP's 200g 45rpm, Gatefold
Remastered by Kevin Gray
from the Original Analog Master Tapes
Made in Q.R.P. U.S.A.


John Coltrane "A Love Supreme"
Acoustic Sounds Series/Impulse
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
from the Original Analog Tapes
Made in Q.R.P. U.S.A.

John Coltrane "Ballads"
Acoustic Sounds Series/Impulse
LP 180g 33rpm, Gatefold
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
from the Original Analog Tapes
Made in Q.R.P. U.S.A.



Art Blakey & The New Jazzmen “Live in Paris ’65”
Sam Records
LP 33rpm 180g
Remastered from the Original Master Tapes
LIMITED EDITION of 2000
Deluxe high-gloss flipback album jacket
Essay written by Brian Priestley
Double insert using original photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir from the concert
Pressed by PALLAS in Germany

A never-before released Art Blakey 1965 live recording. First official release with the full permission and cooperation of the Art Blakey Estate & INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel).

This performance was recorded at Palais de la Mutualité, Paris, France, November 3, 1965.

Featuring Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jaki Byard on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, Nathan Davis on sax, and, of course, Blakey on drums. Freddie Hubbard's incendiary playing on "Blue Moon" and the blistering 24-minute version of his own "Crisis" shows that he was one of the most innovative trumpeters in jazz history.



Bruce Katz Band "Crescent Crawl"
sledgehammer blues 
LP 33rpm 180g, Gatefold
Mastered & Lacquers by Bernie Grundman
LIMITED EDITION 2nd PRESSING of 1000
Made in R.T.I. U.S.A.

Valley Entertainment is based in New York City and was founded in 1994 by Barney Cohen and Jon Birge. they acquired all the recordings of the famous Audiophile Record Label "AudioQuest Music" and changed the name of the label to "sledgehammer blues".

Out-of-print since the original 1992 AudioQuest Music release, the album has become the label's most sought-after record. Bernie Grundman also handled the recording's original mastering duties. A cherished album in the audiophile jazz/blues community; original copies of the vinyl release have been commanding hundreds of dollars across the internet.
"Amazing" is the only way to describe Bruce Katz's piano and Hammond B-3 organ playing. He has awesome technique along with that important "something extra" - soul.
This album blurred the line between blues and jazz thanks in part to the use of an upright bass.
Remember that all the great AudioQuest Music recordings were produced by Joe Harley (Music Matters co-producer and Blue Note Tone Poet producer).



The Yuko Mabuchi Trio "Volume 1"
Yarlung
LP 45rpm 180g
Mastering Engineers: Steve Hoffman & Bob Attiyeh
Vinyl Mastering: Bernie Grundman
Special LA & OC Audio Society 25th Anniversary Edition
Pressed at PALLAS
Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP's Worth Owning - Rated 33/100
Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is joined by bassist Del Atkins and drummer Bobby Breton for this audiophile recording of four popular and jazz tunes recorded in The Brain and Creativity Institute's Cammilleri Hall, March 31, 2017.
If Mabuchi’s playing can be described as tasteful, economical, and lyrical, it should also be noted that her rapid single-note runs are impeccably executed. The performances benefit from an exceptionally realistic recording that stands out for its in-the-room ambience and tonal clarity.