All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP of Carmell Jones' The Remarkable Carmell Jones Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI: Reference-Caliber Blue Note Reissue Helmed by Joe Harley
The Kansas City born trumpeter Carmell Jones was quickly signed by Pacific Jazz soon after his arrival in Los Angeles in 1960, and in addition to appearing on sessions led by labelmates Gerald Wilson, Bud Shank, and Curtis Amy, Jones began what seemed sure to be a promising recording career with his impressive and accurately titled 1961 debut The Remarkable Carmell Jones. The album found Jones in excellent company with a top-shelf band featuring tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Frank Strazzeri, bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Leon Pettis. Jones comes out of the gate swinging with an inventive solo on Duke Ellington's "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'" and delivers fireworks on the breakneck paced "Night Tide." But Jones also proves himself an effective balladeer on a stunning rendition of the Arlen/Mercer standard "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and his own striking original "Stellisa." Jones would go on to record two more leader dates for Pacific Jazz and later joined the Horace Silver Quintet appearing on the pianist's timeless classic Song For My Father before abruptly moving to Germany in 1965 where he would stay for the next 15 years.
Blue Note Records' acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series continues in 2023. Launched in 2019 in honor of the label's 80th Anniversary, the Tone Poet series is produced by audiophile legend Joe Harley and features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. Tone Poet vinyl is manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, CA, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton Printing "Old Style" gatefold Tip-On jackets. The titles were once again handpicked by Harley and cover the crème de la crème of the Blue Note catalog along with underrated classics, modern era standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note umbrella including Pacific Jazz and United Artists Records. Every aspect of these Blue Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest-possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version.
"The LPs are mastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin at his incredible facility called Cohearent Mastering. We go about it in the exact same way that we did for so many years for the Music Matters Blue Note reissues. We do not roll off the low end, boost the top or do any limiting of any kind. We allow the full glory of the original Blue Note masters to come though unimpeded! Short of having an actual time machine, this is as close as you can get to going back and being a fly on the wall for an original Blue Note recording session."
- Joe Harley
Carmell Jones, trumpet
Harold Land, saxophone
Frank Strazzeri, piano
Gary Peacock, bass
Leon Pettis, drums
• Blue Note Tone Poet Series
• Curated by Music Matters co-founder Joe Harley
• Audiophile-quality 180g vinyl LP
• All-analog mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray
• Manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated
• Deluxe gatefold jacket packaging
- I'm Gonna Go Fishing
- Come Rain Or Come Shine
- Night Tide
- Sad March
- Full Moon And Empty Arms