Rob Wasserman – Duets - 1997 Jazz - Analogue Productions Audiophile 200 Grm LP
Rob Wasserman – Duets
Analogue Productions – APP 118
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, 200 grm
08 Dec 2017
Free Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Vocals – Aaron Neville
A2 The Moon Is Made Of Gold
Drums, Vocals – Rickie Lee Jones
Vocals – Bobby McFerrin
A4 Duet 3:22
A5 One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Guitar, Vocals – Lou Reed
B1 Ballad Of The Runaway Horse
Vocals – Jennifer Warnes
B2 Gone With The Wind
Vocals – Dan Hicks (2)
B3 Angel Eyes
Vocals – Cheryl Bentyne
B4 Over The Rainbow
Violin – Stéphane Grappelli
Manufactured By – Quality Record Pressings
Mastered At – Cohearent Audio
Printed By – Stoughton Printing Co.
Executive Producer – Ricky Schultz
Lacquer Cut By – Kevin Gray
Mastered By – Joe Gastwirt
Producer – Clare Wasserman (tracks: A1-A5, B2-B4), David Grisman (tracks: B4), Elliot Mazer (tracks: B1), Ray Benson (tracks: A1), Rob Wasserman (tracks: A1-A5, B2-B4)
Mixed and mastered to hi-res digital from the original master tapes by Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Lacquer cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio
Plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!
Stoughton Printing gatefold tip-on heavyweight cardboard jacket
MCA rainbow labels.
Gatefold Cover on the bottom of the right inner panel is written:
"Rob Wasserman died in 2016 at the age of 64."
" Overall, Duets is an excellent Lp with outstanding production quality and an interesting mix of collaborations and musical styles. As it turns out, though, my favorite track after listening to the LP a few times is the rendition of "Over the Rainbow" with Rob on bass and Stephane Grappelli on violin. From a musical perspective, I find "Angel Eyes" with Cheryl Bentyne and their interplay between voice and bass to be captivating.
If you're looking for an audiophile test LP, I think there are better recordings out there for putting your system through its paces. While a wonderful piece, "Ballad" is a bit over-hyped in the audiophile community. That said, Rob's bass performances are a great test of bass on any system. I like Chesky's Ultimate Demonstration Disc as a benchmark, plus a few other favorite pieces. If you're a Jennifer Warnes fan, then I'd suggest "somewhere, somebody" on "The Hunter".( amazon customer)
|Format||LP, 180 Gram|