Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat "King" Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!
"...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out!" - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52
remains a superb achievement both musically and sonically, and Acoustic Sounds' pressing knocks off all other reissues...The sound is immediate, with superb instrumental balance, and a big, airy, coherent soundstage. The bass and drums are well captured, serving as deep anchors that allow the horn players to blow away with a sense of controlled yet astonishing freedom." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
, June/July 2009
"These are simply amazing pressings. I have no regrets whatsoever about signing up for this subscription. The folks I'd invited over last Saturday are by no means audiophiles, but they couldn't believe that they were listening to vinyl, or that recordings that were 40+ years old could sound so good. I'm working hard to turn them into vinyl converts. These discs are the icing on the cake!" – Tim Bingaman, Acoustic Sounds customer
"The new LPs, as with the others, superb in their production and packaging. The quality of the sleeves and printing is unsurpassed and is a real indicator of the attention spent to the new 45rpm pressings inside. There are many hours of good listening ahead with this series." – Barry Paulson, Acoustic Sounds customer
"…As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands…Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me…I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud." – Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile
, April 2008
John Coltrane's most important and best selling album after A Love Supreme
. This was the first fully realized masterpiece by Coltrane. The superbly executed and blended ensembles have a haunting quality and each solo is a memorable treasure.
Recorded in 1957.
Paul Chambers, bass
John Coltrane, sax (tenor)
Kenny Drew, piano
Curtis Fuller, trombone
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Lee Morgan, trumpet