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V [SHM-CD] by Ralph Peterson Quintet
V [SHM-CD] by Ralph Peterson Quintet at Eastwind Import
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Artist/Band:Ralph Peterson Quintet
Name:V [SHM-CD]
Cat No.:TOCJ-95002
Performed by:Ralph Peterson (drums)
Terence Blanchard (trumpet)
Steve Wilson (alto sax,soprano sax)
Geri Allen (piano)
Phil Bowler (bass)
Release Date:07/24/2013
Description:Clearance Sale Item! Price Reduced!

Somethin' Else label reissue series of great jazz albums from late 1980s to early 1990s!
Brand-new, 24-bit remastering and pressed on SHM-CD! Special limited edition!
Swing Journal Jazz Award Grand Prix winner! New York Times' Best Jazz Album of 1988!

Somethin' Else label was established in 1988 by Toshiba EMI's producer Hitoshi Namekata to present new recordings of the current jazz artists, both American and Japanese. With Toshiba EMI's alliance with Blue Note in the U.S., he had access to the fantastic roster of Blue Note, both young and seasoned. Looking back now in 2013, the early catalog of Somethin' Else has historic significance, introducing many young talents who are now giants, releasing fresh and important albums by veteran artists, and realizing unusual and unexpected collaborations. Now, the best albums are available again, this time on superior-sounding SHM-CD with brand-new, 24-bit mastering!

The second release by the new Somethin' Else label was V by the Ralph Peterson Quintet, led by the then 25-years-old drummer who caught producer Hitoshi Namekata's ears as a member of the OTB (Out of the Blue), a group of up-and-coming young musicians formed by the Blue Note label which would change its members and produce many "graduates" who would move on to become famous.

The group consisted of superbly talented young musicians: Terence Blanchard, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen and Phil Bowler. Now it looks like an all-star group, but they were virtually unknown at the time. Five of the six selections here are penned by Peterson himself, and the quintet turns in inspired, energetic, and fearless performances which represented the cutting edge of jazz at the time. This very special album, produced by a Japanese producer for a Japanese label, received very high praises from critics and listeners in both Japan and the U.S.

The quality of the sound, recorded by Jim Anderson, one of the best jazz recording engineers of our time, is also very good. Highly recommended!

Recorded at A&R Recording, New York City, on April 19 and 20, 1988. SHM-CD uses an advanced polycarbonate material for superior sound quality and is compatible with all CD players.

Album Tracks:
1. Enemy WithinMP3 Sample
2. MoniefMP3 Sample
3. The Short End Of The Stick
4. Soweto 6
5. Viola's Dance
6. BebopskeronyMP3 Sample
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