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  • Man-Child (Speakers Corner) Man-Child (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Man-Child (Speakers Corner)

    After his early avant-garde years with Blue Note Records, Herbie Hancock achieved much success with pop music fans by gradually turning towards a mixture of Afro-American styles in which he combined soul, jazz and funk. Having composed the soundtrack to Bill Cosby's animated children's show Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and released a popular family-orientated album entitled Fat Albert Rotunda, Hancock stated that instead of looking for jazz musicians who could play funky music, he had searched for funk musicians with a feeling for jazz. That this concept functions only too well is demonstrated in the funky album Man-Child, which features such brilliant jazz musicians as Wayne Shorter, Bennie Maupin and Ernie Watts. But wait! There's no narcissistic showing off here as in a jam session. The whole band performs as one, playing concentrated grooves around Hancock's carefully intertwined electronic sounds. The result is a fast-paced funky style, due to the collective efforts of the band, although each member is given ample opportunity to show off his prowess in short solo interludes and thus delight the listener with his unique style.



    Musicians:



    • Bud Brisbois (trumpet)

    • Garnett Brown (trombone)

    • Dick Hyde (tuba, bass trombone)

    • Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone)

    • Bennie Maupin (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet, flute)

    • Jim Horn (saxes, flute)

    • Stevie Wonder (harmonica)

    • Herbie Hancock (keyboard)

    • David T. Walker (guitar)

    • Wah Wah Watson (guitar, voice bag, synthesizer)

    • Henry Davis (electric bass)

    • James Gadson (drums)

    • Bill Summers (percussion)



    Recording: July 1975 at Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco / Village Recorders, Los Angeles / Funky Features, San Francisco / Crystal Studios, Los Angeles

    Production: David Rubinson & Friends Inc. and Herbie Hancock



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Hang Up Your Hang Ups
    2. Sun Touch
    3. The Traito
    4. Bubbles
    5. Steppin' In It
    6. Heartbeat
    Herbie Hancock
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • ...Little Broken Hearts ...Little Broken Hearts Quick View

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    ...Little Broken Hearts

    White Colored Vinyl


    Little Broken Hearts is the stunning and musically diverse new break-up album from Norah Jones and fifth full-length of her storied career. The 12-song set was produced by Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) and features original tracks co-written by Jones and Burton. The album is preceded by the lead single Happy Pills which ushers in a parade of sunshiny hooks and surprised both Jones and Burton from the moment they wrote it: "We didn't know if it fit on the record. But I couldn't stop singing it, and neither could Brian. explains Jones. Eventually we decided it was too much fun, it had to be there."


    In addition to Jones and Burton, the album includes contributions from Blake Mills, Gus Seyffert, Joey Waronker, Heather McIntosh, the Sonus Quartet, Dan Elkin, Jonathan Hischke, Todd Monfalcone and Kennie Takahashi. Little Broken Hearts' artwork draws inspiration from the vintage movie posters that adorn Burton's Los Angeles studio and is loosely based on the poster for the 1965 Russ Meyer film Mudhoney.


    Little Broken Hearts' is the fascinating next step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world's most consistently intriguing singer/songwriters. Jones first emerged on the world stage 10 years ago with the 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described "moody little record" that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing synthetic pop music of the time. Come Away With Me has just become the 10th best-selling album of the Soundscan era and has sold 25 million copies worldwide.


    Since then, Jones has released three more critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums with Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007) and The Fall (2009), as well as two albums with her country collective The Little Willies.


    The 2010 compilation Featuring Norah Jones showed her to possess an incredibly versatile voice by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock and the Foo Fighters. Jones previously collaborated with Danger Mouse on his acclaimed 2011 album Rome, a valentine to classic Italian film score music that also featured Jack White.

    1. Good Morning
    2. Say Goodbye
    3. Little Broken Hearts
    4. She's 22
    5. Take It Back
    6. After The Fall
    7. 4 Broken Hearts
    8. Travelin' On
    9. Out On the Road
    10. Happy Pills
    11. Miriam
    12. All A Dream
    Norah Jones
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  • Flood (Speakers Corner) Flood (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Flood (Speakers Corner)

    In the summer of 1975, the Herbie Hancock Sextet made a hugely successful tour of Japan, which made people aware of a 'new' Hancock. The last LP that the keyboard virtuoso had recorded, Thrust, was already one year old, and the film music for the Charles Bronson classic Death Wish was received negatively by his fans. At his concerts in Tokyo, Herbie Hancock reached back to his hits: Maiden Voyage, Chameleon, and the famous, soulful Watermelon Man made the fans at his concert hall and open-air appearances go wild with enthusiasm. Forty years later I have the courage to confess that I couldn't have cared less about this music at the time; in Europe there was enough that was new and exciting to see and listen to. However, this re-release in its original format has given me the opportunity to check out whether this music has withstood the test of time. And I must say: it has passed the test! Just listen to Herbie at his best!
    Dr. Michael Frohne



    Musicians:



    • Herbie Hancock (keyboard)

    • Bennie Maupin (saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion)

    • Blackbird McKnight (guitar)

    • Paul Jackson (bass)

    • Mike Clark (drums)

    • Bill Summers (conga, percussion)




    Recording: June and July 1975 at Shibuja Kohkaido and Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, by Tomoo Suzuki
    Production: David Rubinson




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Herbie Hancock
    $64.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Maiden Voyage Maiden Voyage Quick View

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    Maiden Voyage


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Arguably one of Herbie Hancock's greatest album from the '60s, Maiden Voyage is his fifth album, recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in 1965. Featuring five
    original Hancock compositions, Maiden Voyage features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor sax, Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on
    bass and Anthony Williams on drums. In 1999 Maiden Voyage was inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame. Remastered by Alan Yoshida, Maiden
    Voyage will be reissued on vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records
    President, Don Was.

    1. Maiden Voyage
    2. The Eye Of The Hurricane
    3. Little One
    4. Survival Of The Fittest
    5. Dolphin Dance

    Herbie Hancock
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Prisoner The Prisoner Quick View

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    The Prisoner


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    As one of the first albums Herbie Hancock recorded after departing Miles Davis' quintet in 1968, as well as his final album for Blue Note, The Prisoner is one of Hancock's most ambitious efforts. Assembling a nonet that features Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert Tootie Heath (drums), he has created his grandest work since My Point of View. Unlike that effort, The Prisoner has a specific concept -- it's a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, evoking his spirit and dreams through spacious, exploratory post-bop. Often, the music doesn't follow conventional patterns, but that doesn't mean that it's alienating or inaccessible. It is certainly challenging, but Hancock's compositions (and his arrangement of Charles Williams' Firewater) have enough melody and space to allow listeners into the album. Throughout the record, Hancock, Coles, and Henderson exchange provocative, unpredictable solos that build upon the stark melodies and sober mood of the music. The tone is not of sorrow or celebration, but of reflection and contemplation, and on that level, The Prisoner succeeds handsomely...

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)

    1. I Have a Dream
    2. The Prisoner
    3. Firewater
    4. He Who Lives in Fear
    5. Promise of the Sun
    6. The Prisoner
    7. Firewater
    Herbie Hancock
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • New Jazz Conceptions New Jazz Conceptions Quick View

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    New Jazz Conceptions

    In 1956, Bill Evans was virtually unknown (it would be more than a year before he first gained notice as part of the celebrated Miles Davis Sextet). His initial album attracted little attention back then, but listening with hindsight it is easy to hear in these highly individual trio and solo treatments a clear prophecy of the rich inventiveness that so deeply influenced Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and an entire generation of jazz pianists.


    Originally released in 1956.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I Love You
    2. Five
    3. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
    4. Conception
    5. Easy Living
    6. Displacement
    7. Speak Low
    8. Waltz for Debby
    9. Our Delight
    10. My Romance
    11. No Cover, No Minimum
    Bill Evans Trio
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Maiden Voyage Maiden Voyage Quick View

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    Maiden Voyage

    Maiden Voyage is arguably the best in Herbie Hancock's series of fine Blue Note albums from the 60s. Every single cut on this album from the haunting Maiden Voyage to the gentle, swinging Dolphin Dance has found its way into the standard jazz repertoire. Herbie Hancock fashioned a modern jazz milestone here with extraordinary compositions, interplay and solos.


    Every single tune on this album from the haunting Maiden Voyage to the gentle, swinging Dolphin Dance has found its way into the standard jazz repertoire. Herbie Hancock fashioned a modern jazz milestone with extraordinary compositions, interplay and solos.



    Originally released in 1965.



    Herbie Hancock, piano

    Ron Carter, bass

    George Coleman, tenor saxophone

    Freddie Hubbard, trumpet

    Anthony Williams, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Maiden Voyage
    2. The Eye Of The Hurricane
    3. Little One
    4. Survival Of The Fittest
    5. Dolphin Dance
    Herbie Hancock
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Speak Like A Child Speak Like A Child Quick View

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    Speak Like A Child


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Originally released in 1968, Speak Like a Child is Herbie Hancock's sixth Blue Note album. Featuring Ron Carter on bass, Mickey Roker on drums, Peter Phillips on bass trombone, Jerry Dodgion on alto flute and Thad Jones on flugelhorn. Known for its provocative grace, Speak Like a Child will be reissued as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Riot
    2. Speak Like A Child
    3. First Trip
    4. Toys
    5. Goodbye To Childhood
    6. The Sorcerer
    Herbie Hancock
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sextant Sextant Quick View

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    Sextant

    Reissued for the First Time Since 1973!


    Herbie Hancock is one of the most prolific jazz pianists of the 20th century. A child prodigy, he played with the greats such as Donald Byrd and Miles Davis. He was one of the first to embrace and master the electric piano, but he always stayed true to the acoustic sound. In fact, he always bounced back and forth between his electronic and acoustic sound, touching upon almost every development in R&B, Funk and Jazz while retaining an original and distinctive voice.


    Sextant from 1973 was recorded just before Head Hunters, and can be seen in the same vein, but it's more than just an introduction to a masterpiece. It features a kind of post-modal, free impressionism while gracing the edges of funk. Three long instrumental tracks explore how far minimalism in jazz can go.

    1. Rain Dance
    2. Hidden Shadows
    3. Hornets
    Herbie Hancock
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • River: The Joni Letters River: The Joni Letters Quick View

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    River: The Joni Letters

    The legendary pianist and innovator explores the words and music of another musical pioneer Joni Mitchell on his first new studio recording for Verve since 1998's GRAMMY® Award winner Gershwin's World. Inspired in equal parts by Mitchell's poetic lyrics and unique melodies/harmonies, the musicians play with a restraint and elegance that achieves a perfect balance between the adventurous aesthetics of jazz improvisation and the emotional directness of one of the finest singer/songwriters of the last five decades. On the album: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Lionel Loueke, Dave Holland & Vinnie Colaiuta with special guests Norah Jones, Tina Turner, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza, Leonard Cohen & Joni Mitchell.
    1. Court And Spark (feat. Norah Jones)
    2. Edith And The Kingpin (feat. Tina Turner)
    3. Both Sides Now
    4. River (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)
    5. Sweet Bird
    6. The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms) [feat. Joni Mitchell]
    7. Solitude
    8. Amelia (feat. Luciana Souza)
    9. Nefertiti (feat. Wayne Shorter)
    10. The Jungle Line (feat. Leonard Cohen)
    11. A Case Of You (Short Version)
    12. All I Want
    Herbie Hancock
    $34.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine Quick View

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    My Funny Valentine

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Historic Recording Captures Elegant Ballads Performed at February 1964 Concert


    Audiophile Reference-Standard Sound: Album Boasts Lifelike Tones, Balances, Images, and Ambience


    Davis Taps Divine Inspiration: Compositions Marked by Deep Emotions, Spontaneous Brilliance, Sensitive Beauty, and Sublime Poignancy


    Miles Davis' My Funny Valentine marks several historic turning points. For Davis, the live album represents the final time on record he'd perform standards rather than original compositions. It also stands as one of the last documents made by the same band that created Seven Steps of Heaven. As such, the work teems with bebop melodicism yet steers clear of Davis' oft-controversial avant-garde leanings. Most significantly, however, the set captures the ballads performed at a benefit concert from New York's then-new Philharmonic Hall just months after President Kennedy's assassination. Tapping into a seemingly divine inspiration, Davis never sounded so elegant or poetic.


    Boasting gorgeous sound and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's choice reissue of the trumpeter's scintillating work bookends the label's release of Four & More from the same show and features similar enhancements relating to depth, presence, dynamics, clarity, and ambience. Presented in reference-standard fidelity, the record boasts balances, tonalities, and airiness that duplicate the experience of witnessing live jazz in an acoustically ideal hall. The images of each individual instrument, the decay of the notes, the inner reaches of the piano, and symmetry of the horns-all are rendered with palpable detail. This is the very definition of reach-out-and-touch-it realism.


    Staged as a benefit to support voter registration in the South, the February concert came amidst the height of the Civil Rights movement, a cause dear to Davis' heart. Yet unforeseen circumstances raised the stakes. Having professed his admiration for Kennedy years prior, Davis appears to approach the compositions on My Funny Valentine (and, in particular, the title track) as homage to the fallen leader, a collective soliloquy comprised of pieces shot through with deeply emotional passages, spontaneous brilliance, sensitive beauty, and sublime poignancy. Elegiac moods permeate the performances; Davis and his Harmon mute paint with intricate brushstrokes.


    Pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams are their leader's equal, and would continue with Davis until later in the decade, helping form what's now known as the "second great quintet." But the secret weapon on both My Funny Valentine and its sister Four & More arrives in the form of tenor saxophonist George Coleman, whom jazz experts Brian Morton and Richard Cook deem "one of the unsung heroes of modern jazz." His lines are subtle and sophisticated, straight ahead but capable of unanticipated direction, and here, he comes into his own. As does the entire band.


    Indeed, the combination of introspective chemistry, lyrical reach, and telepathic communication demonstrated by the quintet on My Funny Valentine arguably exceeds that on any of Davis' myriad other live efforts. One listen confirms something special transpiring, and on this Mobile Fidelity reissue, those properties are rendered in a manner that's as transparent to the source as humanly possible. Do not miss this.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. All of You
    3. Stella By Starlight
    4. All Blues
    5. I Thought About You
    Miles Davis
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Thrust Thrust Quick View

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    Thrust

    It's no surprise that Thrust is right on par with Herbie Hancock's legendary Headhunters release as it happens to feature almost the exact same line up of musicians. Its jumping, multi-rhythmic, deep groove music remains some of Hancock's finest and it sounds as invigorating and fresh as it did over 30 years ago.
    1. Palm Grease
    2. Actual Proof

    3. Butterfly
    4. Spank-A-Lee
    Herbie Hancock
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Crossings (Speakers Corner) Crossings (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Crossings (Speakers Corner)

    In the 1970s, Herbie Hancock's Crossings was to be found on every IKEA record shelf in the student pads of jazz-fusion fans. The cover, with its psychedelic touch, also contributed significantly to its popularity - although it was unclear where the crossing was going to take us


    Nevertheless, the excellent trumpeter Eddie Henderson - often underestimated as an improviser and composer, and Benny Maupin - who like Hancock had grown up under Miles Davis's wing, present a wide range of sound-generating instruments - as was all the rage in those days. Synthesizer and Mellotron (a polyphonic tape replay keyboard and as such practically the prototype of the sampler) were permanent members of the group - and even produce here melodic arches of sound! Whether Bennie Maupin's Quasar launches the group and us into extraterrestrial territory (as stated in one review) is a moot point.


    This LP is a contemporary historical document, though it certainly doesn't sound antiquated. That's why younger listeners too will find pleasure in this experiment from the previous millennium.


    Musicians:



    • Herbie Hancock (electric-piano, piano, mellotron, percussion)

    • Bennie Maupin (soprano saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, piccolo flute, percussion)

    • Eddie Henderson (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion)

    • Julian Priester (trombonbe, percussion)

    • Patrick Gleeson (synthesizer)

    • Buster Williams (bass, percussion)

    • Billy Hart (drums, percussion)



    Recording: February 1972 at Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo, CA., by Patrick Gleason

    Production: David Rubinson



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Sleeping Giant
    2. Quasar
    3. Water Torture
    Herbie Hancock
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • In A Silent Way In A Silent Way Quick View

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    In A Silent Way

    Float Into the Ether: Gorgeous 1969 Experimental Treasure Among the Most Atmospheric Jazz Albums Ever Recorded


    Delicate, Immersing, Dynamic: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Magnifies the Bold Textures, Soothing Ambience, and Transcendent Moods


    Davis First Fusion Album Features John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, and Tony Williams


    Sketches of Spain, Kind of Blue, Milestones, Round About Midnight, and Four & More Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Shhh. The command to be quiet is no just part of the title of one of the two sprawling compositions on this pioneering album. Its also an apt metaphor for the relaxed hypnotism and spaced-out atmosphere that define In a Silent Way, a record that pushes the boundaries of studio possibilities, artist-producer relationships, and rock-jazz chasms. Recognized as Miles Davis first full-on fusion effort and part of his electric era, the 1969 landmark claims a Whos Who lineup that sends the music into an ethereal stratosphere.


    Part of Mobile Fidelitys Miles Davis catalog restoration series, In a Silent Way now immerses the listener in linoleate landscapes starlit by the intuition, suspension, and paradoxes wrought by a once-in-a-lifetime collective. Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this unsurpassed 180g LP edition lifts the veil on the cutting-edge assembly process that created the pair of lengthy suites. Helmed by three electric instruments, the beveled compositions melt away all preconceived notions of jazz, rock, and ambience, following a loose theory Davis dubbed New Directions.


    Few albums are so delicately textured. And on Mobile Fidelitys meticulous analog reissue, such sulcate elements pour over ink-black backgrounds on a canyon-wide soundstage. In particular, Tony Williams inventive percussive touch he causes the cymbals to shimmer as a pieces of silver tend to do when exposed to sunlight is broadcast with lifelike three-dimensional qualities, the panoramic view extending to Davis nocturnal trumpet, Wayne Shorter's ribbon-unfurling saxophone, Dave Hollands extrapolative bass, and the mosaic of keys.


    If the records only accomplishment is its introduction of guitarist John McLaughlin to the world, it alone would be enough. Yet In a Silent Way continues to bedazzle, puzzle, and inspire for myriad reasons not the least of which is the seemingly telepathic communicative methods employed by the groups members. The lineup is great on paper, but, if its even possible, the octet sounds even better in practice, with the instruments and tonalities conjoining in avant-garde communion like hyper-sensitive tentacles exploring the stippled landscapes of an undiscovered planet.


    Diverting from expectation, tubular grooves twist, turn, and spin, sometimes piling atop of each other, always shying away from structure and melody. Ellipsoidal solos provide hesitant guidance, ranging from Chick Corea's Fender Rhodes phrases to Davis decorative spirals. And as color is the primary unit of currency on Davis Sketches of Spain, laidback episodes, geometric spaces, and quiet sensuality reign here, with the sets maverick reputation attained via musings on solitude rather than explosions of noise.


    Controversial for the period, the heavily edited production of In a Silent Way blew open the once-locked doors on what producers could attempt and how artists could assist them. Knitted together as one would construct a cross-hatched quilt, songs contain grafts of repeat passages that provide unifying structure and experimental continuity. What a statement.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Shhh/Peaceful
    2. In a Silent Way/Its About That Time
    Miles Davis
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Filles De Kilimanjaro Filles De Kilimanjaro Quick View

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    Filles De Kilimanjaro

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Davis' Self-Proclaimed "Directions in Music" March Begins Here


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Abundant Jazz, Funk, and Rock Textures Rotate Around a Luscious Tonal Center


    Landmark 1968 Effort Recognized as Davis' Prelude Into Full-On Fusion: Exotic Suite-Like Album Beautiful, Intense, Adventurous


    Miles Davis' move into full-on fusion starts here. Abandoning his bebop roots and chasing electric dreams, rock-based rhythms, and ostinato pulses, the icon gives life to new music forms on Filles de Kilimanjaro, a titanic release prized for its historical significance and lasting beauty. Grounded and focused, the five compositions unfold like a unified suite. Such peak lyricism, flourishes, and phrases are experienced in the highest-possible fidelity on Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM 2LP set.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, this collectable audiophile version of Filles de Kilimanjaro joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity. Loaded with revealing signatures, the record takes on even greater import when heard the way Davis and his mates discerned it in the studio. Backgrounds are squid-ink black, pianissimo lines shimmer, and the electric piano emerges with tube-amp warmth.


    Indeed, the exotic sound, touch, and feel of the songs on Filles de Kilimanjaro are as crucial as the melodies. To that extent, listeners can now enjoy the expressive tonalities and lush colors from each instrument in full-range glory. Voicings, harmonics, and pitches are rendered with exquisite detail. The manners in which the textures and phrases rotate what seems like a unified tonal center places you at the original recording sessions, executed in July and September 1968.


    The final appearance of Davis' classic second quintet bears fruit on three of the record's cuts, including the title track and R&B-tinted "Frelon Brun." Sparked with restrained funk, driving grooves, and bluesy accents, Filles de Kilimanjaro maintains an instinctive flow and controlled fredom that permit Davis to oversee an innovative blending of alterations, improvisation, and cycles. Comprised of multiple sections, "Petits Machins" is a lesson in perfectly played melodic complexity, with chromatic riffs, dominant chords, syncopated progressions, and switching meters forming a singular mosaic.


    Filles de Kilimanjaro also represents a jumping-off point for Davis' lineup. For the September sessions, Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock while Dave Holland relieved Ron Carter. The new additions speak a different albeit common language, fitting in with Davis' desire to draw from rock and weave funk into open-minded excursions filled with exoticism, soulfulness, and wonder.


    More than 40 years ago, this record epitomized the future of jazz. Davis even announced such aspirations with the tagline "Directions in Music." With the jazz world still trying to wrap its collective mind around its genius, it still does.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Frelon Brun
    2. Tout de Suite
    3. Petits Machins
    4. Filles de Kilimanjaro
    5. Mademoiselle Mary
    Miles Davis
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    Black Market

    Weather Report was one of the most influential jazz-fusion groups of their era, and outlasted many of its contemporaries such as Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
    Despite many personnel changes over its 16 year lifespan, they continued to create groundbreaking music under the guidance of Joe Zawinul.


    Bandmembers Zawinul, Shorter and Moreira all played the bands of Miles Davis and at first Weather Report was a direct extension of Miles' 'In A Silent Way'/ 'Bitches Brew' period.


    But when bassist Jaco Pastorius became a bandmember in 1976, Weather Report entered their most popular phase including the release of 'Black Market'.
    This sixth album is influenced greatly by African music. Combined with jazz we could describe this genre as world fusion.

    1. BLACK MARKET 06:30
    2. CANNON BALL 04:35
    3. GIBRALTAR 07:45


    1. ELEGANT PEOPLE 05:02
    2. THREE CLOWNS 03:14
    3. BARBARY COAST 03:05
    4. HERANDNU 06:35

    Weather Report
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    Flow


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Originally released in 2005, Flow is trumpeter/composer, Terrence Blanchard's second album for Blue Note. Known for his film scores, like Malcom X, Flow is
    Blanchard's follow up to his critically-acclaimed Bounce. Produced by Herbie Hancock and Grammy®-nominated for Best Jazz Album, Flow was recorded
    at Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood, California and features current Blue Note artists Derrick Hodge and Lionel Loueke. Flow will be reissued as part of
    the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1.Flow Part 1
    2. Wadagbe
    3. Wadagbe
    4. Benny's Tune
    5. Wandering Wonder
    6. Flow Part II
    7. The Source
    8. Over There
    9. Child's Play
    10. Flow Part III
    11. Harvesting Dance

    Terence Blanchard
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    Happenings

    Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    A Blue Note essential, Happenings is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl reissue campaign - featuring 100 titles. Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. Album was originally released in 1967 on Blue Note. Features six compositions by Hutcherson and one by Herbie Hancock.

    1. Aquarian Moon
    2. Bouquet
    3. Rojo
    4. Maiden Voyage
    5. Head Start
    6. When You Are Near
    7. Omen
    Bobby Hutcherson
    $19.99
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    A New Perspective


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    This unusual set was one of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Trumpeter Donald Byrd and a septet that also includes tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and pianist Herbie Hancock are joined by an eight-voice choir directed by Coleridge Perkinson. The arrangements by Duke Pearson are masterful and one song, Cristo Redentor, became a bit of a hit. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career.


    - Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

    1. Elijah
    2. Beast Of Burden
    3. Cristo Redentor
    4. Black Disciple
    5. Chant
    Donald Byrd
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    Black Codes (From The Underground)

    Limited Edition - Only 2000 Copies Pressed


    Cut at 33 1/3rpm and Pressed on 180g Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas in Germany!


    Mastered From the Original Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman


    With his brother Branford (who doubles here on tenor and soprano) often closely emulating Wayne Shorter, and the rhythm section (pianist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Charnett Moffett, and drummer Jeff Watts) sounding a bit like the famous Herbie Hancock-Ron Carter-Tony Williams trio, Wynton is heard at the head of what was essentially an updated version of the mid- to late-'60s Miles Davis Quintet. The music is brilliantly played and displays what the "Young Lions" movement was really about: young musicians choosing to explore acoustic jazz and to extend the innovations of the pre-fusion modern mainstream style.


    Features:

    Limited Edition - Only 2000 Copies Pressed

    180g Audiophile-Grade Vinyl

    Mastered from original master tapes

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman

    Pressed at Pallas in Germany


    Musicians:

    Wynton Marsalis, trumpet

    Branford Marsalis, saxophone

    Charnett Moffett, bass

    Jeff Tain Watts, drums

    Ron Carter, bass

    Kenny Kirkland, keyboards

    1. Black Codes
    2. For Wee Folks
    3. Delfeayo's Dilemma
    4. Phryzzinian Man
    5. Aural Oasis
    6. Chambers of Tain
    7. Blues
    Wynton Marsalis
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    Soul Eyes

    Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will release her debut full-length album Soul Eyes on Blue Note Records. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), the album touches upon soul and pop while channeling her jazz influences as well as her Nashville upbringing. Kandace counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them.


    Kandace's journey to discovering her uniqueness didn't happen overnight. In fact, her 2014 self-titled debut EP had a decidedly contemporary R&B/hip-hop bent with production by Pop & Oak (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miguel). The EP was incredibly well-received and led to performances on Late Show With David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as appearances at the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals.


    Kandace was dubbed a "suave songstress" (Wall Street Journal), "a versatile and vital artist" (Afropunk), and "a vocal force to be reckoned with" (Okayplayer). Essence Magazine named her a New & Next artist and Interview Magazine made her their Music Discovery, writing that while "Hearing the word jazz might revert a listener's thoughts to the music of yesteryear...Up-and-comer Kandace Springs aims to change this notion. The singer, songwriter, and pianist blends elements of soul, jazz, and pop, producing a unique and modern twist on the genre that appeals to young and old listeners alike."


    As amazing an experience as that was, as Kandace got ready to record her album she couldn't shake the feeling that she wasn't yet singing her true self. Conversations with her longtime producers Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers led to soul searching and rethinking her musical direction. Also during this period, Kandace attracted the attention of Prince, who heard her makeover of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" on the website Okayplayer. The music icon invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. "He encouraged me a lot before I recorded this new record, especially during the time in which I was trying to figure out my sound," Kandace says. "He told me that I needed to do what comes naturally to me. He was absolutely right."


    For Soul Eyes, Kandace continued working closely with Rogers and Sturken, but they also recruited Klein to help the singer bring out her distinctive artistic traits. "Larry wanted me to be free in the studio," she recalls. "I've been through a lot of other sessions in which the producer tries to take control of your sound. Larry was just like, 'Go in and play what you feel.' That ultimately led to the best outcome; he captured this record perfectly."


    Klein praises Kandace as a "natural." "In this era, in which flash and hunger for fame is often equated with talent, she's that rare person who sings and plays because that is what she needs to do in life," he says. "When I first heard Kandace, I was sold after hearing one song. Her smoky voice coupled with a sense of phrasing way beyond her years, and her angular way of accompanying herself on piano grabbed me right away."


    The eleven songs contained on Soul Eyes are a mix of Kandace's originals and co-writes as well as the jazz classic "Soul Eyes" and songs by Jesse Harris, Shelby Lynne, War, and others. The album features Kandace's playing piano alongside an illustrious cast of musicians that includes trumpeter Terence Blanchard, guitarists Dean Parks and Jesse Harris, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, organist Pete Kuzma, bassist Dan Lutz, percussionist Pete Korpela.

    1. Talk To Me
    2. Soul Eyes feat. Terence Blanchard
    3. Place To Hide
    4. Thought It Would Be Easier
    5. Novocaine Heart
    6. Neither Old Nor Young
    7. Too Good Too Last feat. Terence Blanchard
    8. Fall Guy
    9. The World Is A Ghetto
    Kandace Springs
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    Englewood Cliffs Sessions

    In legendary Jazz producer Rudy Van Gelder's studio's Englewood Cliff Sessions came to life; a Souljazz album by Dutch Jazz organist Rob Mostert.


    It's a truly buzzing album, too; Influenced by great artists such as Jimmy Smith, Jimy McCriff, J.S. Bach, en Herbie Hancock and inspired by his surroundings, Rob recorded an album with Rudy that howls, moans, and swings like no other.


    All the great music that was recorded there for labels such as Blue Note, Verve! and CTI seeped out of the walls and immersed Rob in a Smooth jazz esthetic.
    Beautiful Hammond Souljazz, now also available on vinyl!


    180 grams audiophile vinyl

    Gatefold sleeve

    Includes one bonus track Blues DeLuxe

    Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder (Blue Note Records)

    LP1
    Side A


    The D.O.G.
    Killer Bee
    Organic Moves


    Side B


    All I Need
    Hey Jop
    Song For My Daddy
    Sales Call


    LP2
    Side A


    Groove Control
    You Sexy Thang
    Back At The Chicken Shack


    Side B


    BluesDeLuxe
    Summertime
    Black Coffee
    J's Blues (Song For Julian)

    Rob Mostert
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    Secrets

    Secrets (1976) is a Jazz-Funk fusion album by acclaimed keyboard player Herbie Hancock. Following up on his previous album Man-Child, the album again features Paul Jackson on bass, and reedist Bennie Maupin continued to provide most of the solos alongside Hancock. Man-Child had seen the addition of electric guitar to Hancock's sound, and Secrets saw the guitar's place in the arrangements rise to crucial importance throughout. The flamboyant rhythm guitar contributions of top Motown session musician Wah Wah Watson are a particularly notable feature of the album.


    Where Man-Child was evenly divided between up-tempo and laid-back tracks, Secrets emphasised the more mellow, softly rounded mood. Even the more up-tempo tracks, Doin' It and Cantaloupe Island, are suffused with a relaxed Caribbean influence, and overall the album tends towards restrained, rolling grooves rather than overtly high-energy Funk. Appropriately, Hancock spent much of his time using the mellow tones of the Rhodes piano, and took advantage of the new polyphonic synthesizers to contribute thick pads, foreshadowing ambient music.

    1. Doin' It
    2. People Music
    3. Cantelope Island

    4. Spider
    5. Gentle Thoughts
    6. Swamp Rat
    7. Sansho Shima
    Herbie Hancock
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    Miles Ahead (Soundtrack)

    The release of the movie MILES AHEAD, Don Cheadle's wildly entertaining and moving exploration of Miles Davis, will be accompanied by this new soundtrack featuring musical highlights from Miles' career and new recordings overseen by Grammy Award-winning jazz/hip-hop artist Robert Glasper.


    This is a perfect primer on Davis' career for the new fan and a brilliant audio keepsake of the film for those who've studied his works inside and out. The album features 11 tracks from across Miles' catalogue from 1956 to 1981, select dialogue from the film featuring Cheadle in character, and five original compositions written, co-written, produced or performed exclusively for MILES AHEAD by Robert Glasper. These cues include "What's Wrong with That?" a jam that closes the movie imagining Cheadle as Miles playing in the present day with guest performers Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gary Clark, Jr. and Esperanza Spalding; plus "Gone 2015," an end-credits song featuring guest verses from rapper Pharoahe Monch. Cheadle also pens new liner notes for the album discussing the selection and creation of the songs on the soundtrack.

    LP 1
    1. Miles Ahead
    2. Dialogue: It takes a long time...
    3. So What
    4. Taylor Made
    5. Dialogue: Listen, you talk too goddamn much...
    6. Seven Steps to Heaven
    7. Dialogue: If you gonna tell a story...
    8. Frelon Brun
    9. Dialogue: Sometimes you have these thoughts...
    10. Duran (Take 6)


    LP 2
    1. Dialogue: You own my music...
    2. Go Ahead John (part two C)
    3. Black Satin
    4. Dialogue: Be musical about this shit...
    5. Prelude, Pt. 2
    6. Dialogue: Y'all listening to them...
    7. Junior's Jam
    8. Francessence
    9. Back Seat Betty
    10. Dialogue: I don't like the word jazz...
    11. What's Wrong with That?
    12. Gone 2015

    Miles Davis
    $29.99
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