All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP of Herbie Hancock's My Point of View Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI: Reference-Caliber Blue Note Reissue Helmed by Music Matters' Joe Harley
My Point Of View is pianist/composer Herbie Hancock's remarkable second Blue Note album. The 1963 session has an all-star cast including Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Grachan Moncur III, Grant Green, Chuck Israels and Tony Williams. The sheer musicality is breathtaking, with Hancock fully demonstrating his arranging prowess. Contains his truly essential compositions such as "King Cobra," "A Tribute To Someone," and more.
Blue Note Records has announced the continuation of the acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series in 2020. Launched in 2019 in honor of the label's 80th Anniversary, the Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley (from Music Matters) 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
Herbie Hancock, piano
Grant Green, guitar
Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Grachan Moncur III, trombone
Chuck Israels, bass
Anthony Williams, 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
- Blind Man, Blind Man
- A Tribute To Someone
- King Cobra
- The Pleasure Is Mine
- And What If I Don't