When jazz bass virtuoso Paul Chambers recorded Bass On Top, his third and final album as a leader for Blue Note, he was only 22 years old but already well established as one of the top bassists in jazz. This brilliantly seductive album features stalwarts Hank Jones on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Art Taylor on drums. Highlights include the chamber-jazz interpretation of Jerome Kern’s “Yesterdays” and a lightly swinging version of “Dear Old Stockholm,” a tune often associated with Miles Davis who was Chambers’ employer at the time.
Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and subsequently pressed onto 180 gram by Record Technology Inc - presented in a Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets
About the Blue Note Tone Poet Series:
The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was’ admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the “Tone Poet,” on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.
Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180 gm audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Blue Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
Blue Note Records’ Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).
1. Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome David Kern) 5:53
2. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Cole Porter) 7:16
3. Chasin' the Bird" (Charlie Parker) 6:18
1. Dear Old Stockholm (Traditional) 6:44
2. The Theme (Miles Davis) 6:15
3. Confessin' (Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds, Allen J. Neiburg) 4:13
Recorded on July 14, 1957 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Laquer cutting and mastering at Cohearent Audio, LLC, 9245 Swinton Ave, North Hills, CA 91343
Pressed by Record Technology Inc., 486 Dawson Dr., Camarillo, CA 93012-8090
Cover printed by Stoughton Printing Co., 130 North Sunset Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91744-3595
Credits:Paul Chambers - Bass
Art Taylor - Drums
Kenny Burrell - Guitar
Hank Jones - Piano
Alfred Lion - Production
Rudy Van Gelder - Recording Engineer
KPG/Kevin Gray - Lacquer Cutting/Mastering
Francis Wolff - Cover Photography
Harold Feinstein - Cover Design
Robert Levin - Liner Notes
Joe Harley - Overall Production Supervision
|Katalog nummer||BST 81569 / B0032259-01|
|Label||Blue Note Tone Poet Series/Blue Note Records|
|Grading||New/Still Factory Sealed|
|Sub Genre 1||Hard Bop|