The Ray Brown Trio - Soular Energy


Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
AAPJ 268-45
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45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

45 RPM  

$55.00

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All new mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, cut at 45 RPM

Double LP pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!

Deluxe gatefold jacket with redesigned artwork

"Soular Energy with the Ray Brown Trio, originally issued on Concord in 1985, has long been considered both great straight ahead jazz and an audiophile treasure. ... none (of the previous reissues) come even remotely close to this new double 45 RPM edition mastered by Kevin Gray at his Cohearent Mastering and pressed on 200 gram vinyl at QRP. ... It has never sounded better than it does on this double 45. The room is small, the miking close, the sonic excitement intense! The longevity of this record's popularity and so many others on Concord proves that while Carl E. Jefferson was a used car salesman turned record company owner, he did not sell lemons! Very highly recommended!" Music = 8/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. Read Fremer's full review here: http://www.analogplanet.com/content/soular-energy-sounding-better-ever

"This is one of my favorite LPs of all time. ... My heart literally skipped a beat when I saw that Analogue Productions was bringing us a 200 gram, 45 RPM version of this LP. To top it off, it would be pressed at the new Quality Record Pressings plant and be mastered by Kevin Gray. One more thing, at its price of $50, it's a bargain compared to what near mint or mint original Concord pressings are going for, much less the ridiculous price of the Japan pressing. ... This reissue does everything the original does, but it does it better. First, as quiet as my copy was, this pressing just allows the music to appear in my room with no hint that it is being played off vinyl. Second, there is just something relaxing about the sound of a well-done 45 RPM pressing. It loses none of its presence, clarity or transient speed, but at the same time it is more relaxed and simply sounds more beautiful." — Jack Roberts, dagogo.com

Ray Brown, Gene Harris and Gerryck King are spectacular in this 1984 recording. Red Holloway (tenor sax) and a rare appearance by the great Emily Remler (guitar) round out the original musicians.

This is a completely new mastering and pressing of this famous release. Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio did exceptional mastering work for this new double LP, cut at 45 RPM, and pressed by none other than the world's finest LP manufacturing plant, Quality Record Pressings. Gary Salstrom, QRP's general manager and master plating technician, plated the lacquers, and lastly we redesigned the artwork for this deluxe gatefold jacket presentation.

"This album is important as an early milestone in pianist Gene Harris' second career. Harris, who had led the popular Three Sounds in the 1960s, had been living in obscurity in Boise, ID, for several years before he was urged by bassist Ray Brown to come to the West Coast for some recording sessions. Harris became a permanent member of Brown's regular trio for quite a few years before launching his own quartet. He had lost none of his technique, soul, or swing in the interim, as he shows throughout this fine release. Seven of the eight numbers (highlighted by 'Exactly Like You,' 'Teach Me Tonight,' and 'Sweet Georgia Brown') feature Brown, Harris, and drummer Gerryck King playing soulful bop, while 'Mistreated But Undefeated Blues' adds guitarist Emily Remler and the tenor of Red Holloway. An excellent effort." — All Music Guide





Side 1
1. Exactly Like You
2. Cry Me A River

Side 2
1.Teach Me Tonight
2. Take The ‘A’ Train

Side 3
1. Mistreated But Undefeated Blues
2. That’s All

Side 4
1. Easy Does It
2. Sweet Georgia Brown




Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Great straight jazz

posted on 02/17/2016
5 Stars
Never heard this album before and didn't realize Ray was doing bop jazz in the 80s. Many of the tunes are old standards that we've all heard before but never the less sound wonderful. Nice addition to my jazz collection


If only EVERY album sounded this good

posted on 07/06/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: JB
I was not familiar with this Ray Brown title until I saw it on the header of this site. I went to Amazon to listen to some samples, and decided I wanted to order it. I own several other Analogue Productions lps, which are wonderful, and this one is no different. Besides amazing performances, the sound is stunning. So very clear and clean with really rich bass from Brown's upright bass. If you're a jazz fan and audiophile, you have to get this one.


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