Audio Beat Rated 4/5 Music, 3.5/5 Sound!
Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl! Only 750 Copies!
Remastered From Original Master Tapes! Pressed by Pallas in Germany! Artwork Using the Original Photos!
In the tradition of labels wholly devoted to vinyl re-pressing, Sam Records puts
out a product of top-notch musical and visual quality.
While so many labels confine themselves to re-mastering digital versions and
reproducing the original artwork by simply scanning the cover, Sam Records uses
only master tapes and re-creates record covers using the original photographs,
paintings and/or drawings. That generally involves some painstaking detective
work, so its a job for conscientious professionals, not corner-cutting
Sam Records' re-pressings pay tribute to the people the musicians, producers,
labels, photographers, graphic artists and sound engineers who created the
original recordings that have become enduring legends of 1950s and 60s jazz.
Reissue using the original photos from Jean-Pierre Leloir, remastered from the
original master tapes. Limited edition 750 copies 180-gram vinyl pressed by
Pallas in Germany.
Front and back covers are identical to the originals, made using original
negatives or prints if still available.
Comes with a large-sized high-quality print of a photograph from the archives of
Ronnell Bright was in Paris for just a simple stopover during the European tour
that Sarah Vaughan was doing to represent the United States at the Universal
Exhibition in Brussels.
This rare date was cut at Studio des Dames in Paris on June 5, 1958 for the
French Polydor label and its a stripped-down trio date with a nicely relaxed
feel one that has Ronnell Bright really opening up on the keys, in ways you
dont always hear on his material with singers.
This session took place in a certain euphoria on Thursday of Corpus Christi, and
you can feel the joy and dynamics in music.
The other players in the trio are Richard Davis on bass and the English drummer
Reissue using the original photo from Jean-Pierre Leloir for the back cover
(front photo is lost), with double insert using an original photo from the
session, re-mastered from the original master tapes. Limited edition 180 gram
vinyl pressed by Pallas in Germany.
"A technician in the vein of Oscar Peterson, Bright swings hard while demonstrating unfailing timing and tight interplay with bassist Richard Davis and drummer Art Morgan, especially on a pair of his compositions that begin and end this set, 'Sail 'Em' and 'Doxology'... As physical objects, the Sam Records LPs are gorgeous. The sleeves are authentic copies of the originals, with European-style fold-over seams and crisp, vibrant graphics, and the Pallas-pressed, flat-edge records are gleaming slabs that play with essentially no noise." - Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat, Rated 4/5 Music, 3.5/5 Sound
Limited Edition - 750 Copies
180 Gram Vinyl
Re-mastered from Original Master Tapes
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
High Quality Jackets with Detailed and Faithfull Reproductions of the Original Artwork Inside and Out!
Artwork Using the Original Photos
Ronnell Bright, piano
Richard Davis, bass
Art Morgan, drums
2. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
3. Johny Pate's Blues
4. R And R Groove
1. The Champ
2. Easy Listening Blues
3. Chasing Sarah