Various Artists - Smoke Sessions Vol. 1

 (Limited Numbered Edition)


Smoke Sessions Records



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DSMS 1401

Vinyl LP with Damaged Cover

Note: 200 Gram


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200-gram tip-on gatefold pressing by Quality Record Pressings!

Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies

Original artwork, liner notes and photos by noted jazz photographer Jimmy Katz

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

"Playing alto saxophone that Cannonball, Stitt and Woods would love — not to mention Bird — Vincent Herring shows again ... why he belongs in their company. Like his heroes, Vincent doesn't rely on gimmicks or tricks, he just flat out swings." The Uptown Shuffle

"Throughout the set he runs a streak of intricate lines and swinging turns-of-phrase, no doubt inspired by his audience and driven by a solid band." — review of Expression, by Javon Jackson, New York City Jazz Record, February 2014

Smoke Sessions, Volume 1 is a collector's edition sampler featuring music of Smoke Sessions Records' four titles. Pressed on 200-gram vinyl by Quality Record Pressings, it's limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and is destined to become a rare collector's item.

The carefully-selected jazz tracks included here are: Vincent Herring's exhilarating "Elation" from his Uptown Shuffle album; a classic reading of Kurt Well's "My Ship" from David Hazeltine's For All We Know; George Cable's jazz-rock classic "Think on Me" from Javon Jackson's Expression; and Thad Jones' beautiful ballad "To You" from Harold Mabern's Right On Time.

The album jacket is a classic tip-on-style gatefold with original artwork and liner notes, as well as images by noted jazz photographer Jimmy Katz. All Smoke Sessions releases are produced using vintage techniques and audio paths — i.e. Rupert Neve-designed mixing consoles (Amek-Angela), Studer mastering decks and Manley tube equalization — in combination with modern, high-definition recording techniques. Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

Side 1
1. Elation (Vincent Herring) – Vincent Herring Quartet
2. My Ship (Kurt Weill/ Ira Gershwin) – David Hazeltine Quartet

Side 2
3. Think On Me (George Cables) – Javon Jackson Band
4. To You (Thad Jones) – Harold Mabern Trio

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