Paul Chambers - Bass On Top


Blue Note (Tone Poet)



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ABLU 25901
UPC: 602507184889
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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.

When jazz bass virtuoso Paul Chambers recorded his third and final album as a Blue Note lead, Bass On Top, he was already well established. Brilliantly seductive, it features Hank Jones (piano), Kenny Burrell (guitar) and Art Taylor (drums). Features a chamber-jazz interpretation of Jerome Kern's "Yesterdays" & a swinging version of "Dear Old Stockholm," a tune often associated w/ Miles Davis. Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.

Side A
1. Yesterdays
2. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
3. Chasin' The Bird

Side B
1. Dear Old Stockholm
2. The Theme
3. Confessin'

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

Standard Tone Poet Quality

posted on 06/08/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
It's nice to sit back and relax to a record for the first time, and genuinely not worry about surface noise. It's a freeing experience, like when I was a kid and put on a record for the first time. As usual for the Tone Poet series, there is little if any surface noise.

The setup has the bass player prominently on the right with the drums. Piano is in the middle, but a little further back. Finally, the electric guitar is on the left. Each instrument is afforded time to shine, and in most tunes that's the bass and the guitar, although one tune had a piano solo, and another tune had a drum solo.

The sound is softened, probably because the tape is old (1957), but much has been done with the tape. I suspect high frequencies needed to be trimmed a little, some of the higher frequencies might be a little muted. This has an older, tube-like sound to it.

By the way, the guitar solos are nothing short of stunning. Grade 4.5

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