Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs 180g LP
All Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio From Original Analog Tape!
Produced By Music Matters' Joe Harley!
Pressed at RTI!
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series: "Tone Poet" Joe Harley—co-founder and
co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters audiophile vinyl series—is the
producer of this new series of all-analog,
mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe
gatefold packaging. Mastering was done by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl
was manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). The titles were
handpicked by Harley and cover lesser-known Blue Note classics, modern era
standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note catalog. The first
two albums in the series are Wayne Shorter Etcetera and Chick Corea Now He
Sings, Now He Sobs.
Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every
conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP
mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180 gm
audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Blue
Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that
you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
Chick’s brilliant trio album from 1968, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is held in the
same kind of rarefied esteem as the classic Bill Evans trio sessions. One listen
will tell you why... the exquisite interplay between Chick, Czech bassist
Miroslav Vitous and drum master Roy Haynes make it abundantly clear why this
album has achieved such legendary status among jazz piano trio recordings. Now
He Sings, Now He Sobs features a program of all Corea compositions including the
first recording of Matrix.
"The titles for the Tone Poet series, handpicked by Harley with input from
Blue Note president Don Was, cover lesser-known releases from both the classic
and modern Blue Note eras as well as labels like Pacific Jazz, World Pacific,
and Solid State... Corea's classic Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, with Miroslav
Vitous on bass and Roy Haynes on drums, was originally released on Solid State.
It presents Corea with one foot in bebop and the other striding forward into
'The New Thing'. 'Now He Beats The Drum, Now He Stops' opens with a solo piano
exploration before morphing into the briskly swinging trio section based on the
chords to 'How Deep Is The Ocean'. Corea explores freely inside the piano on the
avant-garde number, 'The Law Of Falling And Catching Up', while the kinetic
'Steps: What Was' hints at what would later become Corea's most beloved and
oft-covered tune, 'Spain'. The leader's boppish 'Matrix', another buner
characterized by his Bud Powell-esque right-hand flurries on the keys, would
later become a jazz standard." - Bill Milkowski, The Absolute Sound,
• All Analog 180g Vinyl
• Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Mastered From Original Master Tape
• Reissue supervised by Joe Harley
• Pressed at RTI
• Gatefold jacket
Chick Corea, piano
Miroslav Vitous, acoustic bass
Roy Haynes, drums
1. Steps - What Was
1. Now He Sings - Now He Sobs
2. Now He Beats The Drum-Now He Stops
3. The Law Of Falling And Catching Up