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Product No.:
APUR 008
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP  
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Translucent Virgin Vinyl

Wynton Marsalis's final recording as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers finds his brother Branford taking Bobby Watson's place on alto. The remainder of this superb sextet includes tenor saxophonist Bill Pierce, pianist Donald Brown, bassist Charles Fambrough and the veteran drummer/leader. All concerned sound in top form on both new (Wynton's "Waterfalls" and Watson's "Fuller Love") and old ("In Walked Bud" and "In a Sentimental Mood") material alike. Mostly high-powered hard bop in the best tradition of The Jazz Messengers.

"This was a demonstration quality record in its original release, which I liked to pull off the shelf to show friends what could easily be found for a few pounds. Is the improvement reflected in the new release worth the cost of this deluxe re-issue? Pure Audiophile has released the original album, plus one bonus track from New York Scene, spread across two 180 gram red vinyl discs, half-speed mastered by Stan Ricker and pressed at RTI. The results are impressive. An already great sounding album now sounds spectacular." Recording = 10/10; Music = 10/10 – Dennis Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 42

1. In Walked Bud
2. In A Sentimental Mood
3. Fuller Love
4. Waterfalls
5. A La Mode

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


posted on 08/30/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
The record is so clear and detailed, that I'm not sure I know of another album that sounds better on vinyl. You can hear every, single, last, itty bitty detail. There is almost no surface noise other than light clicks every so often. Additionally, the sound is so open, you feel like you are part of the audience - a la Sunday at the Village Vanguard.

I am going to compare this to a Tone Poet album to help understand. While I absolutely love the Tone Poet series, on this album the piano sounds more realistic, the drums are right in the middle and every tap is brilliantly rendered. The horns and everything else is as sharp as anything I've heard anywhere.

I am surprised this album is not sold out. I was able to get my copy for $50. You get 2 red, translucent records. The performance is great, with a lot of energy and drive, with some ballads thrown in as well. My records both looked perfect. The openness, detail and vibrancy remind me of those Chesky recordi

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