Walter Davis : Davis Cup

Walter Davis : Davis Cup


Walter Davis Jr. (piano), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Jackie McLean (alto sax), 
Sam Jones (bass), Art Taylor (drums)

Blue Note 4018

Analogue Productions Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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1 - 'Smake It
2 - Loodle-Lot
3 - Sweetness
4 - Rhumba Nhumba
5 - Minor Mind
6 - Millie's Delight

Recorded on August 2, 1959, at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Although a Blue Note regular at the time on sessions by Donald Byrd, Art Blakey and others, Walter Davis made only one album for the label. With Byrd, Jackie McLean, Sam Jones and Art Taylor, he explores six of his finest compositions. Davis possessed the ability to write music that was funky and catchy, but still progressive, which explains why he was one of Art Blakey's favorite pianists and composers. "Minor Mind," "'Smake It" and "Millie's Delight" are among the album's highlights.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray at AcousTech, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.