Clifford Brown & Max Roach - Study In Brown


EmArcy (Acoustic Sounds Series)



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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!

Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!

Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes

180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets

Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds

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"Ryan K. Smith was the remastering engineer for the new all-analog vinyl pressing of Study in Brown, which was produced by Chad Kassem of Acoustic Sounds. ... Ray Noble's 'Cherokee' kicks things off, and while it sounds very good on my CD, I immediately heard a more balanced sound on the new LP that allowed the instruments to breathe, so I further compared the two. ... when the ensemble joins together to play the theme, the vinyl gave more space to the instruments and it was easier to pick each of them out. Land's brief statement during the intro had a warmer, more natural tone and I could more easily hear his breath control on the instrument. ... The individual notes in Powell's solos throughout the album had more room to ring out and decay naturally, and his chording sounded more solid. Brown's and Land's horns also had a more liquid tone during their solos and more delicacy at points. Smith's mastering allowed notes to glide into each other with less effort. ... The Quality Records pressing is utterly quiet and flat, and is housed in a heavy cardboard gatefold cover. The sepia-toned cover photo is nicely reproduced, as are the blue monochrome liner notes and rear photo. The photos on the inside of the gatefold are by eminent photographer Herman Leonard and are unique to this edition." — Music = 4.5/5; Sound = 4/5; Overall Enjoyment = 4.5/5 — Recording of the Month April 2021, Joseph Taylor, Read Taylor's entire review here.

Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' new audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

One of the most lauded (not to mention brilliant) trumpet players in the history of jazz, Clifford Brown adds to his luster on this varied program of nine engaging tunes. Featuring the 1955 version of the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet, a group also including tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell, and bassist George Morrow. One of the premiere early hard bop units.

Side A
1. Cherokee
2. Jacqui
3. Swingin'
4. Lands End

Side B
1. George's Dilemma
2. Sandu
3. Gerkin For Perkin
4. If I Love Again
5. Take The A Train

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Best Brown/Roach mastering out there

posted on 04/13/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: David
I have several versions of Brown and Roach, but they've never had the sonic justice they deserved like Acoustic Sounds has done with this title. Ritchie Powell's piano doesn't sound in the background and muddy anymore, and Max Roach's drums sound more present and alive. All the instruments breathe finally and the space between them is great. One of my favorite 50s albums now with the best mastering to date.

I'm extremely hopeful Brown/Roach Basin Street, Self Titled and incorporated will get the same treatment or at least Basin Street with Sonny Rollins...

A classic jazz essential!

posted on 02/21/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Al Wint
If you're even remotely a fan of the Brown/Roach recordings this is an essential purchase and the first domestic audiophile version of this record as far as I'm aware! The team at Analogue Productions and QRP have set the bar once more...stunning mono sound!

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