Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section

 (Stereo Version)


Contemporary Records (Acoustic Sounds Series)



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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  


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!

Click for more about the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series

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.

Side A
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Red Pepper Blues
Waltz Me Blues
Straight Life
Side B
Jazz Me Blues
Tin Tin Deo
Star Eyes
Birks Works

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Not as good as the Fantasy version

posted on 05/02/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ken
I bought the Fantasy version 120g vinyl for $20 30 years ago. I also have the 45 rpm version. The new one mastered by Bernie is ok. The cheap and flimsy Fantasy version sounds superb although the bass is a bit weak. Bernie's version is not very clear, and the top end sounds muted. Overall it is dull sounding. The 45 version is in between. I still love the Fantasy version.

Another Great One

posted on 03/03/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Danny
Yet another great record in this series. What impresses me most is how the drums were recorded. I don't have a recent memory of a record that had such great sounding drums. The sound is very powerful and clean, and not overpowering. The music is really balanced, and every player shines.

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