Record label/brand: Analogue Productions APJ 011
Limited edition, audiophile HQ-180 premium vinyl release. Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering lab.
Sleeve and vinyl are in Near Mint condition.
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. Ole Miss Blues
4. What Is This Thing Called Love
6. Mop Mop
Review: For Ben Webster, his Los Angeles years of the late 1950's and early 1960's held massive frustration that was relieved by only a few high points. Jobs were scarce, and the lack of recognition and appreciation must have been heartbreaking for this tenor saxophone giant who felt things deeply. A bright spot for Webster was that when he worked, it was often with the splendid band on this album. In Jimmy Rowles, Jim Hall, Red Mitchell and Frank Butler, he had sympathetic and inspirational colleagues. This live recording captures their remarkable empathy.
Analogue Productions: Using only the original analog master tapes, Doug Sax remastered and cut all of the titles at AcousTech Mastering, which features a pure, Class-A, disc-cutting system. AcousTech is located at Record Technology, Inc. the plant where the vinyl was pressed. It is a tremendous sonic advantage to have the pressing plant plating department & mastering room in the same facility as Doug Sax could cut a lacquer and plated immediately. This prevents the degradation of the grooves in a lacquer which is very fragile to quick deterioration.