While you're on it, picked up a copy of the Otis Rush: Right Place, Wrong Time. What is strange is that TTP says it was released on the Bullfrog label but the copy I found for $5 at CAF was on the Hightone label. Maybe it was a later release. Anyway sounds pretty darn good and sure the tape release will trump it!
You're right on the money with these 2. I just played them and I think there is none more analogue sounding LP of Nat than the AP pressings cut at 45RPM. Indeed a tad brighter and grainier by comparison, and the AP is more relaxing to listen to.I just wished the guys at AP would put a round sticker that says 45RPM like those RR lps of old. I played them at 33.3 and got a bit alarmed.
Couple suggestions for the more adventurous:
Mimicking Birds, Glacial Pace Recordings, 2009 - Great Acoustic LP
Calexico "Tool Box", Quarterstick, 2012
Carnaval- Ron Carter, Hank Jones, etc.- found an old cut-out on Galaxy in my stacks- pretty amazing record, piano seems to 'ring' on certain high notes, horns and drums are amazing; great performance.
Oliver Jones "Speak Low, Swing Hard", Justin Time,
Hadn't listened to this one in a while. Classic jazz trio and one of my favorite pianists. Fantastic sounding and most importantly, great music!
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I've been trying to fill in the holes in my collection of great jazz tenor recordings from a recent JazzTimes article..http://jazztimes.com/articles/30446-tenor-essentials
Just got this one and it is terrific. Hawkins on the left, Rollins on the right and the rhythm section in the center. "Summertime" has an evocative, spectacularly well recorded acoustic bass solo. Bonus is the great cover art.