Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner: Blue Note Tone Poet Series 180g Vinyl LP
Herbie Hancock The Prisoner: Blue Note Tone Poet Series 180g Vinyl LP
All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP of Herbie Hancock's The Prisoner Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI: Reference-Caliber Blue Note Reissue Helmed by Music Matters' Joe Harley
Throughout his brilliant career, Herbie Hancock has always pushed musical boundaries, exploring a wide variety of jazz idioms while bringing his flair and innovation to every single setting. His Blue Note albums of the 1960's ranged all the way from post bop to Latin jazz, to straight ahead and free form. 1969's The Prisoner served as his final recording for the label and one of his first after exiting Miles Davis' quintet.
The ambitious post-bop date finds the music legend in a nonet with the likes of Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass) and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums). A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King and the oppression of his fellow African Americans, Hancock explained that he was, "able to get closer to the real me on this album than on any other previous one."
Blue Note Records has announced the continuation of the acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series in 2020. Launched in 2019 in honor of the label's 80th Anniversary, the Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley (from Music Matters) and features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. Tone Poet vinyl is manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, CA, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton Printing "Old Style" gatefold Tip-On jackets.
The titles were once again handpicked by Harley and cover the crème de la crème of the Blue Note catalog along with underrated classics, modern era standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note umbrella including Pacific Jazz and United Artists Records. 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.
"The LPs are mastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin at his incredible facility called Cohearent Mastering. We go about it in the exact same way that we did for so many years for the Music Matters Blue Note reissues. We do not roll off the low end, boost the top or do any limiting of any kind. We allow the full glory of the original Blue Note masters to come though unimpeded! Short of having an actual time machine, this is as close as you can get to going back and being a fly on the wall for an original Blue Note recording session."
- Joe Harley
Herbie Hancock, piano & electric piano
Johnny Coles, fluegelhorn
Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone & alto flute
Garnett Brown, trombone
Buster Williams, bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums
Hubert Laws, flute
Jerome Richardson, bass clarinet & flute
Romeo Penque, bass clarinet
Tony Studd / Jack Jeffers, bass trombone)
• Blue Note Tone Poet Series
• Curated by Music Matters co-founder Joe Harley
• Audiophile-quality 180g vinyl LP
• All-analog mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray
• Manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated
• Deluxe gatefold jacket packaging
Herbie Hancock The Prisoner: Blue Note Tone Poet Series Track Listing:
1. I Have A Dream
2. The Prisoner
4. He Who Lives In Fear
5. Promise Of The Sun
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