High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl LP!
Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!
In the 1970s, Herbie Hancock’s "Crossings" was to be found on every IKEA record
shelf in the student pads of jazz-fusion fans. The cover, with its psychedelic
touch, also contributed significantly to its popularity – although it was
unclear where the crossing was going to take us…
Nevertheless, the excellent trumpeter Eddie Henderson – often underestimated as
an improviser and composer, and Benny Maupin – who like Hancock had grown up
under Miles Davis’s wing, present a wide range of sound-generating instruments –
as was all the rage in those days. Synthesizer and Mellotron (a polyphonic tape
replay keyboard and as such practically the prototype of the sampler) were
permanent members of the group – and even produce here melodic arches of sound!
Whether Bennie Maupin’s "Quasar" launches the group and us into extraterrestrial
territory (as stated in one review) is a moot point.
This LP is a contemporary historical document, though it certainly doesn’t sound
antiquated. That’s why younger listeners too will find pleasure in this
experiment from the previous millennium.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from
the master tapes through to the cutting head.
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue
• AAA Recording
• Gatefold jacket
• Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes
Herbie Hancock, acoustic piano, electric piano, mellotron, percussion
Bennie Maupin, soprano saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet, piccolo, percussion
Eddie Henderson, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
Julian Priester, bass, tenor and alto trombones, percussion
Patrick Gleeson, Moog synthesizer
Buster Williams, electric bass, string bass, percussion
Billy Hart, drums, percussion
Victor Pantoja, congas
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