Karrin Allyson - Footprints (2LP, Half-speed mastering, Number 1535) - AudioSoundMusic

Karrin Allyson - Footprints (2LP, Half-speed mastering, Number 1535)

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Karrin Allyson – Piano (A1), vocals

Vocals – Jon Hendricks (B1, D2, D4), Nancy King (A2, A4, B3, C1-2, D2)

Bass – Peter Washington

Drums – Todd Strait

Electric Piano – Bruce Barth (B2)

Flute – Frank Wess (C4)

Piano – Bruce Barth

Shaker – Karrin Allyson (B2)

Tenor Saxophone – Frank Wess (A3, C3)

Trumpet – Nick Phillips (B3)

Whistling – Jon Hendricks (B1)


1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited numbered edition (Number 1535)

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Heavy Press : 180g High Quality Vinyl

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  Record Technology Inc.

Label :  Pure Audiophile Records

Original label : Pure Audiophile Records

Engineered by Josiah Gluck

Produced by Karrin Allyson, Nick Phillips

Half Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker

Originally released in 2006


Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Something Worth Waiting For (Con Alma)
  2. All You Need To Say (Never Say Yes)
  3. Lightning (Lazy Bird)
  4. A Long Way To Go (Equinox)

Side B:

  1. Strollin'
  2. I Found The Turnaround (The Turnaround)
  3. Follow The Footprints (Footprints)

Side C:

  1. Life Is A Groove (Jordu)
  2. A Tree And Me
  3. I Can't Say (Teaneck)
  4. But I Was Cool

Side D:

  1. Give Me A Break (Unit 7)
  2. Everybody's Boppin'
  3. The Duke
  4. Airegin


Reviews :

“Vocalist Karrin Allyson has been making waves on the mainstream jazz scene since the '90s, which leaves fans eagerly awaiting new collections like Footprints. While the album features a number of things that fans have come to expect -- good songs, scat singing, and fine vocals -- Footprints also adds a number of guest spots to sweeten the package. Most notably, Allyson is joined by vocalists Nancy King and Jon Hendricks for duets on about half of the songs, and on "Everybody's Boppin'," all three join in the fun. Allyson and King's vocals styles intertwine easily on "All You Need to Say (Never Say Yes)," one of the high points of the album. They also turn in a fine, relaxed take on John Coltrane and Chris Caswell's "A Long Way to Go (Equinox)." Allyson's lighter tone also reflects well with Hendricks' deeper, granular approach on "Strollin'." All three really cut loose on "Everybody's Boppin'," an upbeat bit of nonsense that had to be difficult to record no matter how much fun it sounds. Footprints only downside is that the set list and approach, while always tasteful, is too evenly paced and tame; at times, it follows its mainstream jazz predecessors too closely. Fans who have enjoyed Allyson's early work, however, will embrace the album warmly.” AllMusic Review by Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

Half-speed mastering

In half-speed mastering, the whole mastering process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.



Discogs 4.7 / 5

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