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The Incredible Jimmy Smith Midnight Special LP 180g Vinyl Kevin Gray Blue Note Classic Series 2023 EU

The Incredible Jimmy Smith Midnight Special LP 180g Vinyl Kevin Gray Blue Note Classic Series 2023 EU Maximize
Artist: Jimmy Smith
Title: Midnight Special
Catalog Number: 5523659 / ST-84078
Label: Blue Note
Reissued by: Blue Note
Barcode: 602455236593
Edition: Blue Note Audiophile Vinyl
Original release year: 1961
Reissue year: 2023
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Total Item Weight: 267gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: November 6, 2023
Collection: Blue Note Classic Series
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
Vinyl Gourmet Club: No


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Unit Price: 31,21 €

Reference: BN334078JK

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In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Blue Note Records in 2019, the Classic Series presents affordable, high-quality reissues in standard packaging that are mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal Media in Germany. The pressings are all-analog whenever an analog source is available, with Gray cutting directly from the Original Master Tapes.

 

 

  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
  • LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • All Analog Mastering
  • Cut from the Original Master Tapes
  • Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
  • Pressed at Optimal Media in Germany

 

 

The Classic Vinyl Reissue Series is the continuation of our acclaimed Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series, which was created in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Blue Note Records in 2019. The series presents affordable, high-quality reissues in standard packaging that are mastered by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio and manufactured on 180g vinyl at Optimal Media in Germany. The pressings are all-analog whenever an analog source is available, with Gray mastering directly from the original master tapes. Blue Note Records has recorded the legends of Jazz and has traced the entire evolution of the music from the early days of Boogie Woogie, Hot Jazz and Swing, through the innovations of Bebop, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Avant-Garde, and 70s Fusion, and into the vibrant sounds of Jazz’s many modern-day incarnations. The Classic Vinyl Series is curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman and is broad in its scope. The series reissues the best-known Blue Note classics from the 1950s and 60s, but also goes deeper, exploring the many different eras and styles of the legendary label’s eight-decade history with the aim of telling our story and fully representing the Blue Note motto: The Finest In Jazz Since 1939.

 

 

It’s a testament to Jimmy Smith’s volcanic creativity that the Hammond B3 organ firebrand recorded not one but two soul jazz classics—Midnight Special and Back at the Chicken Shack—in a single day when he entered Van Gelder Studio on April 25, 1960 with Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Donald Bailey on drums. Smith had been a self-taught pianist before abandoning the instrument in 1954 in favor of the organ, renting a Philadelphia warehouse, and woodshedding for a year until he emerged with a revolutionary style that immediately caught the ear Alfred Lion. The Blue Note boss dubbed him The Incredible Jimmy Smith and recorded the B3 innovator as frequently as he could between 1956-1963. Midnight Special opens with the soulful title track which chugs along at a laid-back pace giving ample space for Smith, Turrentine, and Burrell to state their case. Other highlights of the set include the up-tempo burner “Jumpin’ the Blues” and a deeply felt ballad performance of the standard “Why Was I Born?”


This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

 

 

Musicians:

 

Jimmy Smith - organ
Stanley Turrentine - tenor sax
Kenny Burrell - guitar
Donald Bailey - drums

 

Track Listing:

 

A1: Midnight Special
A2: A Subtle One

B1: Jumpin' The Blues
B2: Why Was I Born
B3: One O'Clock Jump

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 

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