The Max Roach Trio Feat. The Legendary Hasaan 180g vinyl
Until then, one should enjoy the Max Roach Trio with Art Davis on the bass to the full. We have here a recording that will astound and fascinate your ears with its originality.
A first impression conjures up reminiscences of Cecil Taylor and Herbie Nichols, while Hasaan himself talks of the pianist Elmo Hope as the man who brought him closer to the ‘mystery of music’. When asked how the recording session with maestro Max Roach went, Hasaan said: “They scared me to death.”
According to Odean Pope, Hasaan was not an easy person to get on with, and he was convinced of his talent to the point of arrogance. But despite this – or perhaps because of this – one listens spellbound to the 40 minutes on this LP, a legacy and never-fulfilled promise of an extremely talented man. We are indebted to Max Roach, who persuaded the bosses of Atlantic Records to make these recordings. For many, many years they had vanished from the record market, but fortunately they are now available as an audiophile re-release to be listened to and admired.
Review: Audiophile Audtion
Recording: December 1964 in New York by Tom Dowd
Production: Arif Mard
“The Max Roach Trio Feat. The Legendary Hasaan” – Hasaan Ibn Ali (p); Art Davis (b); Max Roach (dr)
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
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The creation of Pure Pleasure Records, a label dedicated to the Restoration of the Art of Sound on 180gm Vinyl. Nothing Else!.
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First Step, the Record Labels, who own the music. Their permission to reproduce their artists, which facilitates the reproduction. This is a real privilege. The process of restoration would not be possible without them.
Sourcing the best available masters to work from, then over to spending stunning days with the experts at Mastering. Air Studios with Ray Staff. Graheme Durham at the Exchange, Shaun McGhee at Abbey Road. Ron McMaster at Capital mastering in Hollywood, Kevin Grey at Coherant Audio. Tracking down the original covers, forever amazed at the skills of Brian Shields in reproducing the covers to such a high standard.
The final result. A Work of Art! Each release is given the care and attention to detail these works of art deserve.