Percussion Direct Featuring Bill Cunliffe, Paulihno Da Costa & The Larry Karush & Robin Cox Ensembles 180g 45rpm D2D 2LP
The very first release from the new all analogue, vinyl only Groove Note Black Label: PERCUSSION DIRECT was cut direct to disc on the weekend of December 15 and 16 2007. The album features a heavily percussion oriented programme spread over the four 45 rpm direct to disc sides with performances from Bill Cunliffe, Paulihno Da Costa, the Larry Karush Percussion Quartet and the Robin Cox Ensemble.
One of LA’s leading jazz pianists, Bill Cunliffe, teams up with the Brazilian master precussionist Paulihno Da Costa for bossa inspired instrumentals. The Larry Karush Percussion Quartet gives you a taste of world music flavoured jazz featuring tablas and frame drums. The music performed the quartet is an eclectic and dynamic mix of contemporary jazz and world music with tablas, congas and frame drum highlighted. A very special and sonically outstanding cut from the Santa Barbara-based contemporary classical group The Robin Cox Ensemble which features a line-up including violin, cello, bass clarinet, marimba and tablas and is super dynamic!
This album, like all the future titles from the Groove Note Black Label, is recorded Direct-To disc and is released EXCLUSIVELY in the high resolution 180g double 45 rpm LP format! This LP set is packaged in a high gloss jacket with top quality inner sleeves.
Recorded and cut at the Bernie Grundman Mastering Studio under the watchful eye of Bernie Grundman himself. Produced by Joe Harley and Ying Tan and the balance engineer Scott Sedillo. Scott Sedillo has been behind the board for the recently released and widely praised new jazz albums from Straight-ahead Records.
"Coming across this album at the Original Recordings Group site was a real surprise. Almost no one is still doing direct-to-discs, due to the great care and frustration of recording without the ability to edit, the lack of breaks between tracks, and the reduced timing per side... If you have a top-quality turntable and tonearm system and don't own a single direct disc from that era, pick up this one to see just what could be accomplished with this now-superseded technology. " - John Henry, audaud.com, 4/5 Stars!!
• 45 rpm 180g Audiophile Double LP
• Direct To Disc
The Larry Karush Ensemble (1, 5, 6)
Bill Cunliffe & Paulihno Da Costa (2, 3)
The Robin Cox Ensemble (4)
The Larry Karush Ensemble
1. 7 Cha Cha
Bill Cunliffe & Paulihno Da Costa
3. Improvisation #2
The Robin Cox Ensemble
4. Square Feet
The Larry Karush Ensemble
5. Song For The New City
|Instruments sound very realistic as if they play in front of you directly. Thanks to the direct cut & 45 rpm. With 45 rpm it captures more sound & details causing good soundstage, openness/ live & power. I have other direct cut discs but in 33 rpm and the winner is obviously the direct cut 45 rpm. Lucky I own it.|
|- Jonatan Sutrisno, INT|