The Audiophile Standard for New, Original Jazz Albums in Analog: Breathtaking Newvelle Records First Season 180g Import 6LP Full Box Set Exclusively Available in US from Music Direct
Original albums, made by the world's leading jazz contemporaries, recorded at EastSide Sound on vintage microphones, pressed at MPO in France, and distinctively packaged in gorgeous gatefold jackets designed by Parisian Antoine Leroux: Newvelle Records has redefined how newly created jazz should look and sound. Previously obtainable only by subscription, the label's First Season full box set – containing six titles unavailable on any other medium – is now exclusively available in the U.S.A. from Music Direct. Acclaimed by virtually every significant hi-fi and jazz media outlet, Newvelle's series epitomizes luxurious analog. From the rich photography to the perfectly centered spindle holes, every aspect meets the highest standards. This is not to be missed if you love analog.
Newvelle's First Season Full Box Set includes: the Frank Kimbrough Quintet's Meantime; Jack Dejohnette's Return; the Noah Preminger Quartet's Some Other Time; the Don Friedman Trio's Strength and Sanity; the Ben Allison Trio's Quiet Revolution; and the Leo Genovese Trio's Argentinosaurus. Each of the six titles come pressed on 180g vinyl with Bernard Plossu's artwork on beautiful 400-gram matte gatefolds courtesy of the world-renowned MPO plant outside of Paris. Sleeves are also printed with poetry from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith, with design from eminent Parisian designer Antoine Leroux. (Please note: Newvelle box sets are not eligible for discounts or free shipping.)
"The sound is beautifully crisp, and the packaging – with work by the French photographer Bernard Plossu and the American poet Tracy K. Smith – is elegant and spare."
– The New York Times
"This is a series of uniquely produced, well-recorded, musically adventurous jazz albums by some of today's most highly regarded composers and players."
– Michael Fremer, Analog Planet
"The production standards are exceptional, and the clear 180-gram platters sounds great."
– The Absolute Sound
"The sound combines great dynamics and excellent detail."
Exquisite Photography by Bernard Plossu
A legendary French photographer, Bernard Plossu has published 17 books of photography and has had expositions all over the world, including retrospectives at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, The Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno and The Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg. Among many other awards, Bernard is a recipient of the Grand Prix National de la Photographie, France. Bernard is the first featured artist at Newvelle. Thanks to some curating help from Andrew Burke, his work comprises the covers and full-size color gatefold interiors for the label's six records for the First Season.
Contributions from Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Tracy K. Smith
Extraordinary American poet Tracy K. Smith has supported the venture by printing her works on the interior of sleeves of Newvelle's first series of records. Finding these poems and the way they harmonize with Bernard's and the musicians' work was a lightning strike. Tracy is the author of the memoir Ordinary Light and three books of poetry: Life on Mars, which received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize; Duende, recipient of the 2006 James Laughlin Award, and The Body's Question, which won the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith is also the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Award and a Whiting Award.
• Newvelle Records First Season
• Import 180g 6LP Box Set
• Artwork from French photographer Bernard Plossu
• 400 gram matte gatefold packaging
• Sleeves printed with poetry from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith
• Box set designed by Antoine Leroux