Gene Ammons - Nice An' Cool

44.00

Masterizado por Kevin Gray 

ReferênciaAPRJ 18
EtiquetaAnalogue Productions – Prestige
Embalagem1 LP 33 RPM
GramagemVinil 200 g
Código de Barras75308001833

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD

All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds’ state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom

Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock

First 250 LP copies of each title will be numbered editions and will only be available to series subscribers

A 1961 set of standards heavy on the ballads, Nice An’ Cool is prime Gene Ammons. In front of a sympathetic piano-bass-drums trio (Richard Wyands, Doug Watkins, and the great J.C. Heard, respectively), Ammons’ brilliantly soulful tenor saxophone really stretches out on the familiar melodies, but the relatively concise arrangements (all of the eight tracks are between three and eight minutes, with most hovering around the five-minute mark) don’t allow him to wander too far afield as he occasionally does on less structured sessions. Nice An’ Cool is first and foremost a mood album, with the unity of sound more important than the individual performances, but Ammons particularly shines on the extended opener, a tender, restrained version of The Music Man’s “Til There Was You” that sidesteps the mawkishness of many interpretations in favor of a dignified grace. The backing trio is excellent throughout.

Lado 1
1Till There Was You
2Answer Me, My Love
3Willow Weep For Me
4Little Girl Blue
Lado 2
1Something I Dreamed Last Night
2Something Wonderful
3I Remember You
4Someone To Watch Over Me