December 6, 2017
Start Date: November 27, 2017
Final Price: $325.00 (USD)
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VINYL: MINT! JACKET: MINT! SURFACE: BEAUTIFULLY BRAND NEW ITEM! INTERIOR: SEALED. VALUE: BEAUTIFUL LOW NUMBERED #0054! RECORD WILL BE SENT IN A MFSL BOX THAT IT CAME IN ORIGINALLY TO ARRIVE SAFELY! Bill Evans SEALED Sunday Village Vanguard MFSL Audiophile One-Step VINYL Box Set Bill Evans SEALED Sunday Village Vanguard MFSL Audiophile One-Step VINYL Box Set Description
RECORDS VISUALLY GRADED UTILIZING 150-WATT DAYLIGHT TYPE BULBS! RECORDS NOT PLAY-RATED UNLESS SPECIFIED IN DESCRIPTIONS BELOW!VINYL: MINT! JACKET: MINT! SURFACE: BEAUTIFULLY BRAND NEW ITEM! INTERIOR: SEALED. VALUE: BEAUTIFUL LOW NUMBERED #0054! RECORD WILL BE SENT IN A LARGE BOX WITH PLENTY OF PACKING MATERIALS TO ARRIVE SAFELY! Information from MFSL: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes With Mobile Fidelity's One-Step Process: Sunday at the Village Vanguard UD1S 45RPM Box Set the Ultimate Analog Version of Bill Evans' 1961 Jazz Staple Deluxe Packaging Includes Opulent Box, Special Jackets and Unique Bonus Artwork: No Expense Spared, Strictly Limited to 3000 Numbered Copies Gorgeous Romanticism, Seamless Chemistry, Group Interplay, and Symbiotic Trio Performances Forever Changed Jazz: Evans' Live Masterwork Boasts Brilliant Sound, Lyrical Pianism, Magical Feel
The gorgeous romanticism of Bill Evans' Sunday at the Village Vanguard cannot be overstated. Neither can the iconic record's place in history – nor what it signifies to generations upon generations of listeners hypnotized by the consummate playing, resplendent compositions, and seamless chemistry. Originally released in1961, the live set remains the gold standard for symbiotic trio performance, empathy, and communication. Because of Orrin Keepnews' brilliant recording, it also survives as one of the best-sounding jazz albums extant – a fact confirmed by its appearance on multiple reissues over the past few decades. But it's never sounded better than this.
Evans' masterwork reaches three-dimensional sonic and emotional heights never before attained by analog recordings on this opulent Mobile Fidelity UD1S box set complete with special jackets and a unique insert. Strictly numbered to 3000 copies, this ultra-hi-fi audiophile edition literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music of this Riverside staple that, along with the complementary Waltz for Debby, transformed Evans into a legend and became a blueprint for how jazz trios should work together. You'll enjoy deep-black backgrounds, pointillistic details, and staggering dynamics. Experienced via UD1S, Sunday at the Village Vanguard places Evans and his esteemed colleagues in your listening room. Every note, breath, and movement captured by the microphones are reproduced with exquisite accuracy and wowing clarity.
The deluxe packaging and gorgeous presentation of this Sunday at the Village Vanguard pressing befit its extremely select status. Housed in an opulent box, this UD1S edition contains special jackets and unique bonus artwork that further illuminate the splendor of the recording. No expense has been spared. Aurally and visually, this Sunday at the Village Vanguard is a curatorial artifact meant to be preserved, poured over, touched, and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound and creativity, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the music – and everything involved with the album, from the graphics to the textures.
Recorded just ten days before bassist Scott LaFaro perished in a car accident, Sunday at the Village Vanguard changed the way jazz trios were perceived by audiences and musicians alike. Up until Evans, LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian proved otherwise, a trio configuration meant two sidemen served as rhythmic support to spotlight the virtuosity of a headline performer or primary soloist. Here, the three instrumentalists operate in complete unison and achieve supreme democratic balance. Expressing their intent via shared conversations, they alight on sublime pieces flush with thematic discovery, improvisational dialog, and raw feeling.
A quest for discovery informs the music as well as the playing. Evans' lyrical pianism met at every turn by LaFaro's chorded responses and harmonic counterpoints. Indeed, Sunday at the Village Vanguard remains LaFaro's standout moment, his soloing helping shape the melodies and striking a keen equilibrium between modality and traditionalism. Joining poignant renditions of Miles Davis, Cole Porter, and Gershwin numbers, two LaFaro originals – "Jade Visions" and the opening "Gloria's Step" – further demonstrate his genius. They furnish the album a supernatural aura that matches the jovial mood of the musicians. It's impossible to think this album could be improved in any way. Particularly now that this UD1S pressing brings the Village Vanguard into your room. Prepare to witness history. Again and again.
More About Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc One-Step and Why It Is Superior
Instead of utilizing the industry-standard three-step lacquer process, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's new UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) uses only one step, bypassing two processes of generational loss. While three-step processing is designed for optimum yield and efficiency, UD1S is created for the ultimate in sound quality. Just as Mobile Fidelity pioneered the UHQR (Ultra High-Quality Record) with JVC in the 1980s, UD1S again represents another state-of-the-art advance in the record-manufacturing process. MFSL engineers begin with the original master tapes and meticulously cut a set of lacquers. These lacquers are used to create a very fragile, pristine UD1S stamper called a "convert." Delicate "converts" are then formed into the actual record stampers, producing a final product that literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music. By skipping the additional steps of pulling another positive and an additional negative, as done in the three-step process used in standard pressings, UD1S produces a final LP with the lowest noise floor possible today. The removal of the additional two steps of generational loss in the plating process reveals tremendous amounts of extra musical detail and dynamics, which are otherwise lost due to the standard copying process. The exclusive nature of these very limited pressings guarantees that every UD1S pressing serves as an immaculate replica of the lacquer sourced directly from the original master tape. Every conceivable aspect of vinyl production is optimized to produce the most perfect record album available today.
(M): Still Sealed in Original Factory Shrink Wrapper!
(NM): Brilliant glossy vinyl, no noticeable defects, a BARELY visible minor scuff or two might be present, absolutely NO scratches, pristine-like appearance, no un-natural audible noise affecting playback. Labels free of spindle markings, blemishes, writing, and/or stickers. Record shows signs of great care!
(EX+): Brilliant glossy vinyl, barely noticeable defects, EXTREMELY FEW light visible minor mars, scuffs, fingerprints, swirls, and/or scratches present, no un-natural audible noise affecting playback. Labels have extremely light visible spindle markings but free of blemishes, writing, and/or stickers. Record shows slight signs of wear! Exceptional dynamic range!
(EX): Brilliant glossy vinyl, hardly noticeable defects, a FEW light visible minor mars, scuffs, fingerprints, swirls and/or scratches present, most likely lightly audible surface noise. Labels have a few light visible spindle markings and/or blemishes, but free of writing, and stickers. Record shows signs of obvious light wear and handling! Excellent dynamic range!
(VG+): Glossy vinyl, obvious noticeable wear, MODERATE amount of minor mars, scuffs, fingerprints, swirls and/or hairline scratches present, apparent light surface noise during playback. Labels have a moderate amount of light visible spindle markings, blemishes, possible writing, and/or stickers. Record shows signs of obvious wear and tear! Great player with sufficient dynamic range!
(VG): Lesser Glossy vinyl, significantly noticeable wear, MANY minor mars, scuffs, fingerprints, swirls, and/or hairline scratches present, possible significant surface noise during playback. Labels have many visible spindle markings, severe blemishes, larger writing, and/or larger stickers. Record shows signs of significant wear and tear! Sound is still very enjoyable! Vinyl may need a cleaning!
(G): Grayish vinyl gloss, definite groove and surface wear, MANY mars, scuffs, fingerprints, swirls, and feelable hairline scratches present. significant surface noise, Labels will have many significant spindle markings, blemishes, possible writing, and stickers. Record shows signs of significant mileage!
(M): Still Sealed in Original Factory Shrink Wrapper!
(NM): Artwork is crisp, clean, all color vibrant, close to perfect with no visible manufacturing defect. Free of any creases, ring wear, seam splits, cut-outs and/or promo pinholes. No staining, stamps, writing, tape, stickers and/or glue residue. Minimal shelf wear, light yellowing, light rubbing and/or light denting on seams. Looks as though opened for the first time - all original pieces present! Consistant sharp corners!
(EX+): No corner bends, extremely minor wrinkling, corner dings, seam wear, ring wear, and/or staining associated with minimal shelf wear. Cover will have extremely few minimal mars, color runs, scratches and/or indentations! Cover will have been handled infrequently!
(EX): Mild corner bends, wrinkling around perimeter, corner dings, seam wear with minor cracking, chipping, flaking, minimal slick loss at corners and/or other general wear associated with minimal to modest shelf wear. Splits less than 1 inch long along the bottom, a cut-out, mild staining and/or very minimal writing may also be present, Cover will have few minimal mars, color runs, scratches and/or indentations!
(VG+): Distinct corner bends, wrinkling around perimeter, worn corner dings, seam wear with more than one minor split, rubbing, denting, cracking, chipping, flaking, slick loss and/or other general wear associated with modest shelf wear. Noticeable ring wear, yellowing, staining, stamps, writing, stickers, scotch tape and/or glue residue may also be present! Cover will have some minimal mars, color runs, scratches and /or indentations!
(VG): Hard corner bends, wrinkling around perimeter, worn corner dings, seam wear with more than one larger split, hard rubbing, denting, cracking, chipping, flaking, slick loss, and/or other general wear associated with definite shelf wear. Noticeable surface slick loss from either wear and/or damage, severe staining, stamps, large writing, big stickers, large tape and/or glue residue. Cover will have many minimal mars, color runs, scratches and/or indentations! Cover will have been handled frequently!
(G): Totally split cover, possibly repaired with masking tape, slick loss, significant ring and shelf wear! Ultimate party album!
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