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Jimmy Smith - Prayer Meetin: Blue Note Tone Poet Series 180g Vinyl LP - direct audio

Jimmy Smith - Prayer Meetin: Blue Note Tone Poet Series 180g Vinyl LP

Blue Note Records

  • $ 3498

Jimmy Smith Prayer Meetin: Blue Note Tone Poet Series 180g Vinyl LP

All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP of Jimmy Smith's Prayer Meetin' Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI: Reference-Caliber Blue Note Reissue Helmed by Music Matters' Joe Harley

Jimmy Smith revolutionized the use of a Hammond B-3 organ. Arguably his finest moments, the sessions with Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) helped define jazz. 1964's Prayer Meetin' is brimming with the bluesy grooves that made their collaborations classics. Highlights include "Red Top" and the title track's incredible interplay, while Turrentine delivers a ballad tour-de-force on "I Almost Lost My Mind."

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


Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Turrentine, tenor saxophone
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums


• 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

Jimmy Smith Prayer Meetin: Blue Note Tone Poet Series Track Listing:

1. Prayer Meetin'
2. I Almost Lost My Mind
3. Stone Cold Dead In The Market
4. When The Saints Go Marching In 6:10
5. Red Top
6. Picnickin'

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