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I have a turntable and a nice record collection, mostly LP's from the 60's & early 70's.

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My aim is to make rare stuff (in glorious mono or sometimes stereo) publicly available again with the best possible sound quality.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

John Coltrane - Impressions (1963) Orig. US Mono
























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28 comments:

Yetimig said...

Thank you Prof. It's a big surprise.

Anonymous said...

Thank You. Yes, a surprise. I don't know much about jazz, but when You rip a classic jazz, I HAVE to download and try it. This never can be wrong. Best wishes, Yours Causinger

YankeeBoy said...

Wow - I had NO IDEA this was coming! I like a lot of John Coltrane's music (especially his earlier stuff) and am looking forward to hearing this. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Prof. Stoned I had to delete my other comment as it so prominently put my name up. THANK YOU for this jazz rip! otto

Anonymous said...

I am listening right now. What can I say - great rip! Nice silent entrance to tracks one, two and three(haven't got to four yet). great soundstage. Anyone who sees this should grab it, and immediately play it. Thanks for getting some jazz up here especially in mono (I actually prefer my jazz in mono).

Hope you have a good day,
Ottoman79

Anonymous said...

Great choice for your first jazz LP! Coltrane was one of the all time greats and this album is no exception. I've had a rather difficult time finding copies of his mono Impulse albums so this is really great to hear. Thanks for posting, sounds fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

Cohesive ambience vs. individual instrumentation. I like how you put it that way. I've actually never really thought of that before.

I just simply can't believe that technically this album took almost 2 years to make! From the Vanguard to the Van Gelder studio, Coltrane was jammin' it all through the journey.

And nice job on breaking in the mono cart, prof.! Seems fitting to make its first album a fantastic and influential John Coltrane record.

-Vic

Anonymous said...

listened to your rip a few times already and i've really been enjoying it. i've always loved this album but this is the first time i've ever heard the mono mix which i think is quite nice. great album all around no matter how you slice it. thanks for posting, hope you do some more jazz in the future!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome share, prof, and wonderful to see you posting some jazz. Thank you very much indeed.
Cheers, Patrick

crispi said...

I had this from a version ripped by Kel bazar some time ago, but your versions, dear Professor, always beat anything else I hear out there, for the sheer detail work & attention you put into them. By the way, Rudy Van Gelder only recorded two-track, so these are technically fold-downs. BUT I've always found that even like this they sounded better than their stereo counterparts. I have read all interviews that are available with Van Gelder and he says that his main product was mono at the time and that a lot of care went into making sure that the two-track recordings fold down neatly to mono. Also, everything he put in the center channel (bass, piano) is 3db louder on the mono, which is intended. Thanks a lot.

Prof. Stoned said...

Thank you for your post, Crispi.

I actually did compare it with the stereo (I always do, God forbid I’d release a “rare mono mix” that is actually a straight folddown), and I heard some differences. The sax in Tr. 1 is louder and less compromised in its dynamics on the mono version. This makes sense, because it would have been impossible to cut this track in stereo if it had sounded that way (it’s on the left channel only). So, I guess this means that the stereo has more compression applied. The stereo version also doesn’t have the audience intro of tr. 3.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much prof ! First time ever I listen to a mono Coltrane ! A happy monday ;-)

Old_fat_bloke said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks Prof! Excellent music and excellent rip. You have made my day.

Sean said...

Thanks so much, Prof.

Anonymous said...

Stupid question from a grateful newbie: the username is...? I see what the password is, but where do I provide that info?

rowland said...

Very Nice.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

After the Rain is absolutely sublime! Thanks for this one

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful transfer by Prof Stoned. Thanks so much, man!
I got the CD-res. download just fine, but is there something weird about the high-res. upload? I can't seem to get either of the links to work. Nonetheless, thanks for all your hard work on this one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this great album in mono. Sounds excellent. Kind of makes up a bit for the fact that I shelled out a lot of money for the Coltrane Atlantic Years In Mono box only to find that it was missing two key albums (Coltrane Jazz and Coltrane's Sound) which were apparently destroyed in a fire. They should have just gotten you to do a nice vinyl transfer! Certainly would have been better than just leaving them out of the set. There are also probably decent copies of the tapes elsewhere which is how they ended up finding a superior copy of A Love's Supreme for the deluxe edition that got released back in 2002. But I degress lol. Anyway, thanks again for the effort in keeping these mono mixes out there.

Mark said...

Re-up please?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Prof. You is da best!

hobodbag said...

thanks so much!

onnnnzo said...

thanks alot!!

jgmoney said...

Thank you. More Jazz would be great!

Dick said...

Thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

Love this album.. thanks so much and really interesting to hear in mono. Not a lot of mono jazz reissues it seems.

Chris said...

Thank you so much for your hard work great blog!

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