Mastered Directly from the Original 30 IPS 1/4 Inch Analogue Master / Cut by Bernie Grundman on All Analogue Tube Cutting System
This 2002 masterwork from tenor saxophonist Bennie Wallace (ex-Audioquest and Enja Records and a familiar audiophile artist) is one of his finest and most lyrical sessions to date. Recorded direct to 2-track at Systems 2 in New York in May 2001 the session featured the hottest American jazz musicians around with Mulgrew Miller (piano), Peter Washington (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums).
The sound and feel of the album is very close to that of the great Moodsville and Prestige recordings of the 50s and 60s featuring artists like Gene Ammons and the record is a tribute to those great recordings; hence the title. There are stunning versions of "April In Paris," "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing" and "When A Man Loves A Woman." This is the kind of beautiful, smoky, full bodied and ballad-filled tenor saxophone album that audiophiles fall head over heals for!
Groove Note records all of their albums at the best studios in Hollywood (Oceanway, Record One, Cello, Sunset Sound) using a top Grammy nominated recording engineer, Michael C. Ross. All of their albums are recorded 100% analogue and the production masters are also mixed by 100% analogue by Ross. All albums are cut by one of the greatest mastering engineers in the world, Bernie Grundman, on an all analogue tube cutting system using all upgraded and modified vintage Sculley cutting lathes. All of their LPs are then plated and pressed by RTI on 180g audiophile vinyl.
Bennie Wallace (saxophone)
Mulgrew Miller (piano)
Peter Washington (bass)
Lewis Nash (drums)
• 180g 45rpm 2LP-set from Groove Note
• Mastered directly from the original 30 ips 1/4 inch analogue master
• Cut by Bernie Grundman on all analogue tube cutting system using all upgraded and modified vintage Sculley cutting lathes
• Plated and pressed at RTI