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Curtis Fuller OPENER Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve, Limited Edition, 180 Gram Pressing, Remastered, Mono

Curtis Fuller OPENER Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve, Limited Edition, 180 Gram Pressing, Remastered, Mono
When bebop took over from swing, it was feared that the trombone was on it's way to becoming a minor instrument. Few other than J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding could figure out how to play the potentially-awkward trombone at the rapid speeds favored by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. However Curtis Fuller, who emerged in the mid-1950s, developed a style inspired by J.J. Johnson that became an influential force and helped to save the instrument. By the time he recorded The Opener in 1957, Fuller was the definitive hard bop trombonist, a position that he would own after spending several years in the 1960s as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. For his debut Blue Note album, Fuller digs into three standards, two originals and 'Oscalypso' (a calypso by Oscar Pettiford), showing that the trombone has an important role in modern jazz, at least by those who could play on this level. His warmth, swing and consistently colorful ideas make The Opener one of Curtis Fuller's most exciting and memorable.

Gatefold Sleeve
This vinyl is packaged with a two-part folding sleeve.

Limited Edition
This vinyl record is available only in limited quantities.

180 Gram Audiophile pressing
This record is pressed onto 180 grams of black audiophile grade vinyl. The heavier weight steadies the record and ensures consistency in pressing and promises the highest fidelity reproduction of the source recording.

Remastered Recording
This version of the record has been remastered from the original verion utilizing the source master tapes and the latest in recording technology.

Monophonic Edition
This is the mono release of the record and contains the traditional monophonic version of the recording.

Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

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