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Bluesnik [XRCD24] by Jackie McLean
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Artist/Band:Jackie McLean
Name:Bluesnik [XRCD24]
Cat No.:AWMXR-0011
Performed by:Jackie McLean (alto sax)
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
Kenny Drew (electric piano,piano)
Doug Watkins (bass)
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.
Jackie McLean's slightly acidic tone on alto can be instantly identified. He perfectly symbolizes the intensity, passion, excitement and urgency of New York in the 1960s. He is best known for a brilliant series of Blue Note albums recorded from 1959-67. Bluesnik is, on the surface, one of McLean's most accessible recordings, since the six songs are all blues-based. However, McLean remains quite explorative here, clearly inspired by his excellent sidemen (trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Pete La Roca). McLean stretches himself, showing every side of the blues. The results are exceptional to say the least. One listen to Bluesnik tells you that this is one of Jackie McLean's masterpiece recordings. Engineer Rudy Van Gelder was up to the challenge of this fine session, getting all of this passionate soul on tape with exceptional fidelity. Bluesnik is essential.

Originally released in 1962. This XRCD24 released in 2010.
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Album Tracks:
1. BluesnikMP3 Sample
2. Goin' Way BluesMP3 Sample
3. Drew's BluesMP3 Sample
4. Cool GreenMP3 Sample
5. Blues FunctionMP3 Sample
6. Torchin'MP3 Sample
7. Goin' Way Blues (Alternate Take)
8. Torchin' (Alternate Take)
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