Mack Avenue Music Group & Octave Music Partner With Vinyl Me, Please For Erroll Garner's Magician
Navigation

Your cart is empty!

Never miss a Sale or New Release! Sign up for our

0

Mack Avenue Music Group & Octave Music Partner With Vinyl Me, Please For Erroll Garner’s Magician

Share

Mack Avenue Music Group and Octave Music are proud to announce a partnership with Vinyl Me, Please on Erroll Garner’s Magician as their May Classics Record of the Month. The record is also featured as the 11th release of the critically acclaimed year-long 12-album Octave Remastered Series featuring newly restored and expanded editions of classical Garner albums from the 1960s and ‘70s. Vinyl Me, Please’s package includes 180g black audiophile vinyl and an exclusive listening notes booklet by Ted Gioia.

The selections Garner committed to tape in the fall of 1973 for Magician include what may be some of his best original compositions, alongside a series of timeless contemporary takes on American Songbook classics. Though it would turn out to be the final studio album of his life, it makes clear that Garner was continuing to innovate on his distinctly individualistic style, and surely would have for decades to come.

Additionally, Vinyl Me, Please is hosting a giveaway for a free lossless download of a previously unreleased bonus track, "Grill on the Hill." The song was written and recorded during Garner’s October 1973 sessions for Magician. It was discovered and given its title by pianist Geri Allen in 2015. The newly Plangent processed version appears for the first time on the digital release of Magician as part of the 2020 Octave Remastered Series.

The Octave Remastered Series spans 12 releases with a newly discovered unreleased bonus track on each album: Dreamstreet, Closeup in Swing, One World Concert, A New Kind of Love, A Night at the Movies, Campus Concert, That’s My Kick, Up in Erroll’s Room, Feeling Is Believing, Gemini, Magician, and Gershwin & Kern.

Magician, along with the rest of the series, were transferred and restored using the Plangent playback system. Employing a wideband tape head, preamp and DSP package to capture and track the original recorder’s ultrasonic bias remnant, the Plangent Process removes the wow and flutter and FM/IM distortion from the recorded audio. This returns the listener to the original session experience, bringing to life Garner’s incomparable performances of his own compositions as well as classic works from the jazz cannon. You can read more about the process in an exclusive interview with Octave Remastered Series senior producer Peter Lockhart on Vinyl Me, Please.

Read Article: Analog Plant