GIVEAWAY! Music Matters Blue Note Jazz 45 RPM test pressing/Lou Donaldson "LD + 3"

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  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Mastering Your Host

    Location:
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    Joe, Ron, Kevin, Michael and I are pleased to offer this Music Matters, Ltd. two-record stereophonic 180 gram RTI manufactured 45 RPM test pressing set of the upcoming BLUE NOTE reissue of LD + 3" as engineered by Rudy Van Gelder and mastered by Gray/Hoffman. Straight from the true stereophonic session master tapes cut to 45 RPM without any further sonic manipulation.

    Scroll down to the bottom of my post to see a beautiful photograph of the actual Feb., 1959 TAPE BOX in the original A. L. handwriting. Also note at bottom of box where he writes "Mono made 50/50 from Stereo". (In other words, the mono version is simply a fold down dub copy from this tape).

    This is a killer album that I just fell in love with the first time I heard it. I play it open mouthed; tremendous blowing on this beast.

    Even if you don't know jazz or don't have a turntable you will want this nifty, rare collectible record set!

    See here:

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=126802

    If you want to win this wonderful album, all you have to do is post in this thread. A winner will be picked sometime in early Feburary, 2008. Moderators are free to enter as well.

    More BLUE NOTE JAZZ test pressing goodies from MUSIC MATTERS to come soon!

    http://www.musicmattersjazz.com/

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    Lou Donaldson - LD+3
    The Three Sounds were a very popular group in the late 1950s/early ‘60s and for good reason. Pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy always knew how to lay down an irresistible groove, they infused every song they played with a heavy dose of the blues and they could outswing any combo while never being stingy with the soul. The same could be said for altoist Lou Donaldson. Influenced by Charlie Parker but a bluesier player, Donaldson in the 1950s held his own on sessions with Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk and Jimmy Smith while gaining a strong following with his series of Blue Note recordings. LD + 3 is a very special recording from 1959 featuring Donaldson and the Three Sounds really inspiring and pushing each other. Starting with a passionate version of “Three Little Words,” they dig into such bop classics as “Just Friends” and “Confirmation,” playing with plenty of heat. The mixture of bebop fury with soul makes this a true Blue Note milestone.

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  2. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Location:
    Hyannis Ma
    Wow, I'm in!
  3. dgstrat

    dgstrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Islip, NY
    Thanks. I actually just ordered the subscription, but a test pressing would be quite cool.
  4. Blackie

    Blackie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I'm in for sure!
  5. boyfromnowhere

    boyfromnowhere Active Member

    Location:
    missouri, usa
  6. Brian J

    Brian J Active Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Would love an opportunity to compare it with my current LP.

    Brian
  7. mrbooboy

    mrbooboy Member

    I'm in too, please.
  8. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

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    Canada
    Sounds great. Count me in.
  9. makarushka

    makarushka New Member

    Location:
    sf bay
  10. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irving, Tx
    Please count me in! Love that jazz!:cool:
  11. phallumontis

    phallumontis Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Count me in, if you'd be so kind!
  12. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Well-Known Member

    I'm in.

    Pat
  13. reverber

    reverber Active Member

    Location:
    Lawrence KS, USA
    Me too.
    Please.


    Cody
  14. paul cbc

    paul cbc Active Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Steve,

    Please count me IN!
  15. apesmu

    apesmu Active Member

    Location:
    Osaka, Japan
    Please count me in!

    :righton:
  16. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Location:
    Texas
    Count me in. Pray that I win, so I can pull the trigger on a new 'table ;)
  17. Steve w

    Steve w Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Please count me in
  18. johmbolaya

    johmbolaya Active Member

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    I'm in early. Yes, I want to win this!
  19. A.G. Pennypacker

    A.G. Pennypacker Active Member

    Location:
    Portland, OR
  20. Chip TRG

    Chip TRG Well-Known Member

    i'm in. Cool tape box scan!
  21. mike_c

    mike_c Active Member

    Location:
    Houston, TX USA
    Please put my name in the hat...
    Thanks!
  22. easyge

    easyge Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sioux Falls, SD
    This would be cool to have!

    I'm in.
  23. nin

    nin New Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    I'm soooo in :)
  24. bw

    bw Active Member

    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH, US
    Please count me in! Thanks!
  25. fldveloce

    fldveloce Active Member

    Location:
    Boston MA
    Please add me -- thanks for the opportunity.

    Fred
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