The 3 Sounds : Bottoms Up!

The 3 Sounds : Bottoms Up!


Gene Harris (piano), Andrew Simpkins (bass), Bill Dowdy (drums)

recorded in 1958-1959

Blue Note 4014

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

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Besame Mucho
A2 - Angel Eyes
B1 - Time After Time
B2 - Love Walked In
C1 - I Could Write A Book
C2 - Jinne Lou
D1 - Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
D2 - Falling In Love With Love

Recorded on September 16 & 28, 1958 and February 11, 1959 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.

The Three Sounds were part of the trio explosion. Begun in 1956 in Benton Harbor, Michigan as the Four Sounds and consisting of Gene Harris on piano, Andrew Simpkins on bass and Bill Dowdy on drums (the saxophonist was dropped by the time the group moved to Washington, D.C. in 1957), the Sounds eventually migrated to New York City where they were "discovered" by Lou Donaldson. After a single record for Riverside with Nat Adderley, the Three Sounds signed an exclusive contract with Alfred Lion on Blue Note Records. Over the course of five years, the Sounds released nine LPs and appeared on albums by Lou Donaldson and Stanley Turrentine.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of 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 Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman 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.