Ray Brown : Soular Energy

Ray Brown : Soular Energy


Red Holloway (tenor sax), Gene Harris (piano), Emily Remier (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Gerryck King (drums)

Analogue Productions 268

Analogue Productions : 2 LPs 200 gram (45rpm)

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Exactly Like You
A2 - Cry Me A River
B1 - Teach Me Tonight
B2 - Take The "A" Train
C1 - Mistreated But Undefeated Blues
C2 - That's All
D1 - Easy Does It
D2 - Sweet Georgia Brown

Recorded in 1984 at Coast Recorders, San Francisco.

"This album is important as an early milestone in pianist Gene Harris' second career. Harris, who had led the popular Three Sounds in the 1960s, had been living in obscurity in Boise, ID, for several years before he was urged by bassist Ray Brown to come to the West Coast for some recording sessions. Harris became a permanent member of Brown's regular trio for quite a few years before launching his own quartet. He had lost none of his technique, soul, or swing in the interim, as he shows throughout this fine release. Seven of the eight numbers (highlighted by 'Exactly Like You,' 'Teach Me Tonight,' and 'Sweet Georgia Brown') feature Brown, Harris, and drummer Gerryck King playing soulful bop, while 'Mistreated But Undefeated Blues' adds guitarist Emily Remler and the tenor of Red Holloway. An excellent effort." — All Music Guide

"Long been considered both great straight ahead jazz and an audiophile treasure... Good humored, bop/soul infused music making of the highest order... This is a sensational sounding, classic, straight ahead jazz record that continues to bring pleasure to new generations of jazz fans. It has never sounded better than it does on this double 45. The room is small, the miking close, the sonic excitement intense! The longevity of this record's popularity and so many others on Concord proves that while Carl E Jefferson was a used car salesman turned record company owner, he did not sell lemons! Very highly recommended!" - Michael Fremer

This is a completely new mastering and pressing of this famous release. Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio did exceptional mastering work for this new double LP, cut at 45 RPM, and pressed by none other than the world's finest LP manufacturing plant, Quality Record Pressings. Gary Salstrom, QRP's general manager and master plating technician, plated the lacquers, and lastly the artwork is redesigned for this deluxe gatefold jacket presentation.