Pure Pleasure Archive

McRae – The Great American Songbook – Atlantic (1972)/ Pure Pleasure (2017) – double vinyl

McRae – The Great American Songbook – Atlantic (1972)/ Pure Pleasure (2017) – double vinyl

McRae – The Great American Songbook – Atlantic SD 2-904 (1972)/Pure Pleasure (2017) stereo double vinyl, 71:17 ****: Jazz chanteuse delivers a versatile set on a vinyl re-mastering of a 1972 concert. (Carmen McRae – vocals, piano; Joe Pass – guitar; Jimmy Rowles – piano; Chuck Domanico – doublebass; Chuck Flores – drums) Pure Pleasure […]

Leo Wright, sax – Blues Shout – Atlantic SD 1358 (1960)/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl

Leo Wright, sax – Blues Shout – Atlantic SD 1358 (1960)/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl

Leo Wright, sax – Blues Shout – Atlantic SD 1358 (1960)/ Pure Pleasure PPAN SD1358 (2017) stereo vinyl, 40:33 *****: Leo Wright’s auspicious debut is captured with a compelling vinyl re-mastering. (Leo Wright – alto saxophone, flute, arrangements; Harry Lookofsky – violin; Junior Nance – piano; Art Davis – doublebass; Charlie Persip – drums; Richard […]

Benson – In Flight – Warner Brothers

Benson – In Flight – Warner Brothers

Benson – In Flight – Warner Brothers 0798 (1977)/Pure Pleasure (2017) stereo vinyl, 37:56 ****: Jazz guitarist’s foray into pop sounds great on re-mastered vinyl. (George Benson – guitar, vocals; Phil Upchurch – rhythm guitar; Ronnie Foster – electric piano, Mini-Moog; Jorge Dalto – clavinet, acoustic piano; Stanley Banks – bass; Harvey Mason – drums; […]

The Wonderful World of Jazz – John Lewis – mono Atlantic 1375 (1961)/ Pure Pleasure

The Wonderful World of Jazz – John Lewis – mono Atlantic 1375 (1961)/ Pure Pleasure

A fine John Lewis vinyl with Eric Dolphy, Gunther Schuller and Jim Hall! The Wonderful World of Jazz – John Lewis [TrackList follows] – mono Atlantic 1375 (1961)/ Pure Pleasure Records *****: This wonderful jazz mono vinyl has been reissued numerous times now (including Japanese pressings), but perhaps this version bests them all – though […]

Best of the Year Discs for 2016

Best of the Year Discs for 2016

      Best of the Year Discs for 2016 = The 12 Multichannel Hi-Res Discs of the Month for 2016  CLASSICAL (incl. HI-RES), CLASSICAL REISSUES, CLASSICAL VINYL & PURE AUDIO BLU-RAY KATI AGÓCS: The Debrecen Passion – BMOP Sound 1046 American First Piano Sonatas – Licad, p. – Danacord * ”For the Beauty of […]

Sidney Bechet – The Grand Master of the Soprano Saxophone – Columbia mono/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl

Sidney Bechet – The Grand Master of the Soprano Saxophone – Columbia mono/ Pure Pleasure – vinyl

Mono but a fantastic album from the master of the soprano sax, Sidney Bechet. Sidney Bechet – The Grand Master of the Soprano Saxophone – Columbia CL836 mono/ Pure Pleasure Records (11/16) – vinyl *****: (Bechet, soprano sax/ Leonard Ware guitar/ Henry Turner, doublebass/ Zutty Singleton, drums/Dave Bowman, piano/ Ernie Caceres, baritpne sax) There’s a […]