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Little Johnny C [XRCD24] by Johnny Coles
Little Johnny C [XRCD24] by Johnny Coles at Eastwind Import
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Artist/Band:Johnny Coles
Name:Little Johnny C [XRCD24]
Cat No.:AWMXR-0006
Performed by:Johnny Coles (trumpet)
Joe Henderson (tenor sax)
Leo Wright (alto sax,flute)
Bob Cranshaw (bass)
Walter Perkins (drums)
Pete LaRoca (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.
Trumpeter Johnny Coles, a distinctive and passionate player best known for his associations with Gil Evans, the remarkable Charles Mingus Quintet of 1964, and Herbie Hancock's late 60's Sextet, led relatively few albums of his own, and only two before 1982. Recorded in 1963, Little Johnny C is universally recognized as Johnny Coles' finest recording.

Cole's soulful trumpet is heard in superb form as he pushes the hard bop mainstream forward. Duke Pearson, who was both a very skilled pianist, as well as one of the top arrangers of the 1960s, contributes five very fresh originals to the set. Notably, Little Johnny C is also one of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's finest early recordings ???????? his round sound and innovative phrasing clearly evident at this early point in his career. With the superb title cut, the ballad ???????So Sweet My Little Girl???????, and ???????Jano??????? being high-points, in addition to beautiful flute and alto solos contributed by Leo Wright, Little Johnny C is a masterful album by an artist at his creative peak. This is a set to be savored again and again.

Originally released in 1964. This XRCD24 released in 2010.
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$30.00
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Album Tracks:
1. Little Johnny C.
2. Hobo Joe
3. Jano
4. My Secret Passion
5. Heavy Legs
6. So Sweet (My Little Girl)
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