Labels We Love – Jazzland

Max Roach – Conversations (aka Deeds, Not words)

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  • Roach’s wonderful 1958 release makes its Hot Stamper debut here with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • You’d be hard-pressed to find a copy that’s this well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs
  • Unusually quiet for a record of its vintage – it’s hard to picture us finding another copy with top quality sound and surfaces remotely this clean
  • 4 1/2 stars: “This Max Roach Riverside date is notable for featuring the great young trumpeter Booker Little and for utilizing Ray Draper’s tuba as a melody instrument… This is fine music from a group that was trying to stretch themselves beyond hard bop.”


Sonny Red – Images

  • A STUNNING copy of Sonny Red’s 1962 release with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from top to bottom – exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Tubey Magical Analog – the sound is open, spacious and transparent, with a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • If you’re looking to demonstrate just how good 1962 All Tube Analog sound can be, this killer copy will do the trick, thanks to the superb engineering skills of Ray Fowler