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John Jenkins & Kenny Burrell – John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

The second (and best) of John Jenkins’ two sessions as a leader features the altoist in a quintet with guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Sonny Clark, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Dannie Richmond. Sounding at times like Charlie Parker (with touches of Phil Woods and Jackie McLean), Jenkins easily keeps up with his better-known sidemen and plays the boppish music with plenty of creativity, emotion, and excitement. After listening to the high-quality set, one wonders why Jenkins did not make it.

 

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TAS Recommended! Rated a ‘Best Audiophile Label Recording’ in the November 2009 issue of The Absolute Sound!


TAS Rated 4.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the January 2009 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

Remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes!
The Definitive issue of this classic Blue Note title!

The magical combination that is heard on this rare album from 1957 only happened once. John Jenkins, a mystery figure in jazz history, was a superb altoist inspired by Charlie Parker, Jackie McLean and Phil Woods. He emerged from Chicago in 1957, made a strong impression during the next few years and then largely disappeared, only re-emerging a few times before his 1993 death. His greatest recording was the date that he co-led with Kenny Burrell. Joined by an all-star rhythm section featuring pianist Sonny Clark, Jenkins and Burrell created a very cool, melodic and accessible Blue Note album, a real treasure full of timeless music. The blend between the instruments, the emotional playing and the brilliance of the musicians make this a must-have.

Features:

• Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes!
• Remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech
• Cut at 45rpm for Better Sound!
• Pressed on two 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI
• Limited Edition
• Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets
• Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

 

1. From This Moment On
2. Motif
3. Everything I Have Is Yours
1. Sharon
2. Chalumeau
3. Blues For Two
“The albums are being cut at 45 RPM for maximum quality by Kevin Gray and me using our full ANALOG disk cutting system; most studios cannot even cut vinyl in 100% true analog anymore (they convert to digital first) but we can. The original Rudy Van Gelder engineered stereophonic session tapes are used when we master these gems. The sound quality is amazing on our test cuts. Like from heaven. First totally uncompressed versions of these jazz classics that I’ve ever heard and trust me, you will be impressed; they sound like no other releases of this music.”
“The sound is lifelike, the horns are in the room with you. Our non-invasive mastering insures the true breath of life on these original Van Gelder session tapes is transferred to the virgin vinyl with absolute authenticity. It is like hearing these BLUE NOTE masterpieces for the first time and that is NO exaggeration. When we heard the first lacquer acetate playback from our first mastering session I thought Joe Harley was going to pee in his pants he was so excited. Actually we all were; after 50 years of many lackluster and some downright bad sounding versions of these albums, hearing the real deal is a humbling experience, even for us hardened music veterans. You will be able to listen to the music exactly like we did…” – Steve Hoffman

 

Additional information

Weight 0.900 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm