Contemporary Records (Acoustic Sounds Series)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
|Coming November 11, 2022|
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Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series
Six key albums from the Contemporary Records catalog reissued on 180-gram vinyl!
Titles featuring Art Pepper, Barney Kessel, Benny Carter, Hampton Hawes and Shelly Manne
Featuring all-analog mastering by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on jackets
Continuing Craft Recordings' 70th Anniversary celebration of Contemporary Records!
Craft Recordings and Acoustic Sounds are proud to announce the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds series, which begins with six album releases from the Contemporary Records catalog, celebrating 70 years of the legendary jazz label. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.
Each title, originally engineered by Roy DuNann and/or Howard Holzer, features all-analog mastering from the original tapes by legendary engineer Bernie Grundman (himself a former employee of the label), as well as unsurpassed audiophile pressing on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, presented in a Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on jacket.
The series highlights gems from Contemporary's extraordinary catalog and features artists who both defined and expanded the sound of West Coast jazz.
Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section is the alto saxophone master's auspicious 1957 Contemporary debut paring him with pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones — the East Coast rhythm section for Miles Davis' nonpareil quintet. Recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann.