Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster – Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster [Stereo] (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series Edition)
Remastered all-analog (AAA) from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
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Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!
Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes
180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets
Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds
As critic Nat Hentoff makes clear, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster were larger than life. Formidable, even forbidding presences, they revealed a depth of feeling in their playing that spoke of their vast life experiences, as great writers or painters speak through their work.
Recorded in 1957.
Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Ray Brown, bass
Herb Ellis, guitar
Oscar Peterson, piano
Alvin Stoller, drums
(Above description from AcousticSounds.com)
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