Donald Byrd Chant 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!
Trumpeter Donald Byrd and baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams had a formidable
partnership throughout the early 1960s, making a series of highly regarded hard
bop albums. Yet somehow this masterful quintet session from April 1961 (which
also features Herbie Hancock, sounding exceptionally fine on his very first Blue
Note recording session) remained unreleased for nearly 20 years. Of particular
note are Herbie’s playing on “Great God” and the sophisticated excellence the
entire ensemble brings.
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.
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.
The so-called Tone Poet (Joe Harley) is confident that his audiophile reissues
will allow 21st-century listeners to hear what the musicians heard as the master
tape was played back on the studio monitors in Rudy Van Gelder’s studio 50 or 60
years ago. He believes that, in terms of quality, Blue Note albums have never
sounded or looked better. "Every aspect of these Blue Note releases is done to
the highest possible standard," he says. "It means that you will never find a
• 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
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Pepper Adams, baritone saxophone
Herbie Hancock, piano
Doug Watkins, bass
Teddy Robinson, drums
1. I'm An Old Cowhand
2. You're Next
1. That's All
2. Great God
3. Sophisticated Lady
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, New Jersey, April 17, 1961