Miles Davis Bopping The Blues 180g Mono LP
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Black Lion Records Essential Reissue Series!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman, Cut by Chris Bellman, Sound & Engineering
Consultation by Steve Hoffman! Pressed at Pallas on 180 Gram Vinyl!
Landmark 1946 Historical Release Documents Miles Davis’ First-Known Instance
of Open-Voiced Trumpet Playing at One of His Earliest Sessions
Tantalizing Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black Lion:
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed at Pallas
EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQ’d and
Set Up by Bernie Grundman
Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl
Jacket Features Exclusive Art
One of Miles Davis’ earliest recording sessions. The very first known
instance of the famed trumpeter playing in an “open” style, and in a band with
legendary tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and drummer Art Blakey.
Need any more be said? Very few jazz albums possess more historical
importance and wow-inspiring significance than Bopping the Blues,
which documents a 1946 session in which Davis supported a group and two singers,
Earl Coleman and Ann Baker, in a splendid bop affair. Yes, it’s
got that elusive Holy Grail quality.
Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that
specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends,
Bopping the Blues marks what are indisputably Davis’ initial
open-voiced contributions and a can’t-miss opportunity for collectors and
enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. Helmed by ORG Music,
this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in audiophile production
standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting the museum-like worth
of this record’s existence.
Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris
Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180g LP was curated by legendary engineer
Steve Hoffman and eq’d by Grundman himself. A better team you cannot find;
every step involved serious quality-control measures to guarantee gorgeous
sound. The superb vinyl jacket features exclusive artwork. Indeed, this is
what being a collector is all about. The title may not be widely known to
most, but this reissue preserves vital music that will be enjoyed by generations
to come. Consider it a buried treasure that, miraculously, has resurfaced in
better condition than that when it was originally made.
Jazz fans, Davis devotees, audiophiles, and music fanatics, don’t sleep
on this collectable gem!
• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman
• Cutting by Chris Bellman
• Mastered from original master tapes
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman
• LPs EQ’d and Set Up by Bernie Grundman
• Exclusive cover artwork
• Mono Version
Miles Davis, trumpet
Gene Ammons, tenor saxophone
Connie Wainwright, guitar
Linton Garner, piano
Tommy Potter, bass
Art Blakey, drums
Earl Coleman, vocals
Ann Baker, vocals
1. Don't Sing Me The Blues (Take 1)
2. Don't Sing Me The Blues (Take 2)
3. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 1 Incomplete)
4. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 2)
5. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 3)
6. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 1)
1. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 2)
2. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 3)
3. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 4)
4. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 1)
5. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 2)
6. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 3)