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Analogue Productions ‎/ Concord Jazz

Ray Brown Trio - Soular Energy | 200g 45rpm 2LP

$98.00

Analogue Productions ‎/ Concord Jazz

Ray Brown Trio - Soular Energy | 200g 45rpm 2LP

$98.00

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

Ray Brown (1926 – 2002) was an influential American jazz double bassist and cellist, known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald, among many others.

“Most of the songs picked for Ray Brown’s new recording are standard, part of Americana. Yet, you have never heard them delivered with this kind of soul.

It’s not just Brown’s bass stylings. The secret ingredient in this recording is how Brown interacts with Gene Harris. Harris has long been the master of mixing funky pianistics with honey-smooth balladry.

Soular Enegery is a good example of creativity reaching its peak in the moment. The songs were familiar, but each player’s input was new.” – Larry Kelp | The Oakland Tribune | Liner Notes of Album

“This album is important as an early milestone in pianist Gene Harris' second career. Harris, who had led the popular Three Sounds in the 1960s, had been living in obscurity in Boise, ID, for several years before he was urged by bassist Ray Brown to come to the West Coast for some recording sessions. Harris became a permanent member of Brown's regular trio for quite a few years before launching his own quartet. He had lost none of his technique, soul, or swing in the interim, as he shows throughout this fine release. Seven of the eight numbers (highlighted by "Exactly Like You," "Teach Me Tonight," and "Sweet Georgia Brown") feature Brown, Harris, and drummer Gerryck King playing soulful bop, while "Mistreated But Undefeated Blues" adds guitarist Emily Remler and the tenor of Red Holloway. An excellent effort.” – AllMusic

“This is a completely new mastering and pressing of this famous release. Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio did exceptional mastering work for this new double LP, cut at 45 RPM, and pressed by none other than the world's finest LP manufacturing plant, Quality Record Pressings. Gary Salstrom, QRP's general manager and master plating technician, plated the lacquers, and lastly we redesigned the artwork for this deluxe gatefold jacket presentation.” – Acoustic Sounds

"Soular Energy with the Ray Brown Trio, originally issued on Concord in 1985, has long been considered both great straight ahead jazz and an audiophile treasure. … a sensational sounding, classic, straight ahead jazz record that continues to bring pleasure to new generations of jazz fans. It has never sounded better than it does on this double 45. … Very highly recommended" - Michael Fremer | Analog Planet

Rated 8/10 Music, 10/10 Sonics by Michael Fremer in his August 2013 review on Analog Planet

Musicians:

  • Ray Brown, bass
  • Gene Harris, piano
  • Gerryck King, drums
  • Red Holloway, special guest, tenor sax
  • Emily Remler, special guest, guitar

 Features of this audiophile reissue:

  • All new mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, cut at 45 RPM
  • Double LP pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings
  • Deluxe gatefold jacket with redesigned artwork

Item description:        

Artist:

Ray Brown Trio

Title:

Soular Energy

Label:

Analogue Productions ‎/ Concord Jazz

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Reissue, Remastered, 200 gram

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2013

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Bass

Catalog No:

APJ 268-45

Condition:

New