Analogue Productions (Fantasy)



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AJAZ 7535
UPC: 753088753510

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

45 RPM    

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2LP / 180g / 45rpm / #823

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Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown did not record together simply because they all happened to have won first place on their respective instruments in the Down Beat, Playboy, and Metronome polls. Their collaboration was due to mutual respect, and their sensitivity to one another's musical requirements. Here, in a set composed mainly of pop and jazz standards, they represent the ultimate in their fields, constituting a rhythm section that also provides brilliant solo interludes by all three members. Collectively, Kessel, Manne, and Brown won dozens of polls over the years; this record eloquently tells you why.

1. Jordu
2. Satin Doll
3. It Could Happen to You
4. Mean to Me
5. Don''t Worry ''bout Me
6. On Green Dolphin Street
7. You Go to My Head
8. Minor Mood
9. Nagasaki

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Thunderous Bass, Huge Dynamic Range, Quiet

posted on 08/22/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: watchnerd
First, I need to give a recommendation for the 33 1/3 RPM, more budget priced OJC release, which is already a hell of a great release of this album, with a quality far above what you expect for $22. It's a great place to start to learn just how good this recording sound is in its original format.

So what does the 45 RPM bring to the party?

Bass, cavernous abyssal acoustic bass, with Ray Brown's strumming plumbing the depths of what LP is capable of. I had no idea that vinyl could go this deep (and regular 33 RPM can't quite), but it was enough that I almost had to turn down the subwoofers.

Next is dynamic'll be shocked at the range of soft to loud this small trio is capable of, as well as the snap to transients when they really unleash. In the softer passages you may find yourself turning up the volume...with practically no surface noise (at least via my MC via a SUT), and then be blown back in your seat when the crescendos kick in.

Another Roy DuNann Gem

posted on 03/10/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Sean
AP - why not do a Contemporary Records Series? Great music with SPECTACULAR sound!

Get this one while you can!

posted on 09/07/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: JeffB
I had never heard of this lp until I found it browsing through the Fantasy reissues on the site. I know all 3 artists, and wasn't familiar with this series. I listened to some samples and decided to get it copy, and thanks goodness I did. Fantasy and the associated labels might not have had as many 'household' name artists on their rosters as Verve and other labels, but they still had a lot of great albums, including this one. And the mastering is spectacular. So many of the original releases were not always the best pressings, so it's great to hear one like this that is so quiet and clean. It's like the 45rpm release of the Vince Guaraldi 'Charlie Brown Christmas' album that has never sounded so amazing before. So if you like really good jazz trio recordings, get this while it's still available.

Stunning recording

posted on 09/08/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Lou K
This is what great music sounds like. I am a guitarist of 40 years and Kessel has always been one of my favorites. His lines are crisp. Ray and Shelly are the perfect compliments. No elevator music here.

Forget the Easy Listening Junk, Get This!

posted on 11/19/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: John Pluta
This album may be 50 years old, but I couldn't care less. This is flat out, a superbly played disc with superb musicians at their prime. It's also the perfect LP to demonstrate to the "perfect sound forever" crowd how an older recording can still sound great, even to obsessive audiophiles. Here's something else to think about. This is also the perfect album to play for those who claim not to like Jazz, but that wishy-washy "easy listening" elevator music.

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