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LD+3 [XRCD24] by Lou Donaldson
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Artist/Band:Lou Donaldson
Name:LD+3 [XRCD24]
Cat No.:AWMXR-0005
Performed by:Lou Donaldson (alto sax)
Gene Harris (piano)
Andrew Simpkins (bass)
Bill Dowdy (drums)
Description:The Definitive Versions of Blue Note on XRCD24... Listen & Compare!

Audio Wave Music presents Blue Note on XRCD for the first time!

Audio Wave Music was created by the CEO of XRCD's US distributor Elusive Disc with a goal of providing the finest presentation of the Blue Note label's classic jazz recordings on the ultimate compact disc, XRCD. They joined forces with the legendary producer Joe Harley and mastering engineer Alan Yoshida, and followed the strict and time-consuming XRCD protocols in all aspects from the digital transfer of the original analog tapes to the physical production of the CDs.

The new XRCD editions SMOKE all other Red Book CD versions, including those remastered by Rudy Van Gelder himself. The XRCD version is much more analog-like with natural, warm tonality, better resolution of details and micro- and macro-dynamics. Older CDs, on the other hand, sound compressed, veiled, boxed-in, and harsh and shrill. In fact, the XRCD is very, very close sonically to the superb Music Matters 45rpm vinyl editions. If you are a fan of Blue Note and an audiophile, you MUST own the entire series of 25 titles!

Superior Sound on CD & Deluxe Packaging
  • XRCD is compatible with ALL CD PLAYERS and requires no special equipment!
  • Rudy Van Gelder's original Blue Note 2-track analog tapes were meticulously mastered to XRCD by engineer Alan Yoshida and producer Joe Harley.
  • The highest quality analog to digital transfers from tape to CD... Listen and Compare!
  • Deluxe hard-bound book style packaging with original liner notes and high resolution B&W session photos.
The Three Sounds were a very popular group in the late 1950s and early ???????60s and for good reason. Pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy always knew how to lay down an irresistible groove. They infused every song they played with a heavy dose of the blues and could outswing any combo while never being stingy with the soul. The same could be said for altoist Lou Donaldson. Influenced by Charlie Parker but a bluesier player, Donaldson in the 1950s held his own on sessions with Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk and Jimmy Smith while gaining a strong following with his series of Blue Note recordings.

LD + 3 is a very special recording from 1959 featuring Donaldson and the Three Sounds really inspiring and pushing each other. Starting with a passionate version of ???????Three Little Words,??????? they dig into such bop classics as ???????Just Friends??????? and ???????Confirmation,??????? playing with plenty of heat. The mixture of bebop fury with soul makes this a true Blue Note milestone.

Originally released in 1959. This XRCD24 released in 2010.
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Album Tracks:
1. Three Little Words
2. Smooth Groove
3. Just Friends
4. Blue Moon
5. Jump Up
6. Don't Take Your Love From Me
7. Confirmation
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