- This outstanding pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish
- The Contemporary stereo sound here is completely natural in all respects – rich, warm and smooth, the sound we love
- Recorded in 1957 (the same year as Way Out West) by the legendary Roy DuNann, the sound is absolutely wonderful
- 5 stars: “… this recording convinced [Pepper] that emotion was the paramount impulse of jazz performance… a diamond of recorded jazz history.”
Many consider this to be the best record Art Pepper ever made, along with Art Pepper + Eleven, and I agree completely.
This one has all the Tubey Magic of the best black label originals, without their bad vinyl and bloated bass. We get black label original Contemporary pressings in from time to time, but few of them are mastered right and most never make it to the site.
Some are pure muck. Some have bloated bass that is hard to believe. Don’t buy into that record collecting slash audiophile canard that Original Equals Better. That’s pure BS. It just doesn’t work that way, and anyone with two good ears, two good speakers and a decent-sized record collection should know better. (more…)