Gil Evans - New Bottle, Old Wine


Blue Note (Tone Poet)



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ABLU 47301
UPC: 602577280894
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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180-gram LP

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape

Plated and pressed at RTI

The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was' admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the "Tone Poet," on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels. calls New Bottle, Old Wine a neglected masterpiece. This 1958 recording was Evans' second release as a leader, and it proved that he could fly solo. The session consists of classic jazz standards such as "St. Louis Blues," "King Porter Stomp" and "Lester Leaps." It's an LP you can enjoy as a peek into modern jazz of the late '50s, or as a set of very interesting big band orchestrations.

Blue Note Records' Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and the vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).

1. St. Louis Blues
2. King Porter Stomp
3. Willow Tree
4. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
5. Lester Leaps In
6. 'Round Midnight
7. Manteca
8. Bird Feathers

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Very Dynamic

posted on 06/09/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
This Gil Evans records are cut very loud. The very first sound is a blasting horn, which will wake you right up. From that point on, the pace move briskly.

The sense of space was wonderful. You really feel like you are sitting amongst a group of musicians, except it's not an intimate venue. This band is big and encompasses, completely, the space from left-to-right between your speakers. The sharpness of the instruments is fantastic. Every instrument is completely sharp and hyper-dynamic. I don't know if I've ever heard a record this dynamic before. When the horns all play at once, they will knock you out of your seat. Each instrument is easy to point out in space, and there are a lot of instruments.

Several instruments get a chance to solo, but I don't remember which, other than the guitar. There are so many instruments that I lost track. This is the second Gil Evans record (after Out of the Cool) that featured tunes that just throw in everything at you,

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