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John Coltrane - Impressions (1963) {orig. US Mono}
24bit/96kHz (Hi-Rez Audio)

01. India
02. Up 'Gainst the Wall
03. Impressions
04. After the Rain

All tracks are Mono.
These mixes did never appear officially on CD.

Produced: Bob Thiele 
Recorded & Mastered: Rudy van Gelder
Locations: 01+03: Village Vanguard, New York City, November 5, 1961 
              02: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, September 18, 1962
              04: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, April 29, 1963 

- Technics 1210mk2 
- Jelco SA-750D Tonearm (w/ JAC 501 cable)
- Audio Technica AT-33Mono
- Pro-Ject Tube Box SE-2 
- Yamaha CA-1010  
- RME ADI-2 A/D Interface 

- Audition 3.0 used for adjusting DC bias. editing. (incl. manual removal of clicks 
   and pops & adding gain and making the cue points.
- No clickrepair, except for a few tiny non-musical fragments.
- CueListTool v1.7 & Mediaval CueSplitter used for generating the .cue's & .m3u's.

Transfer & Restoration by Prof. Stoned


Prof sez:

Here's somethin' a little different in the on-going series "essential in mono but not available on cd";
my first foray in the wonderous world of jazz. 

This record is kind of a mish-mash. It was compiled from various sessions over a three-year period. Yet, it gels
fairly well and empathises on the experimental nature of Coltrane's work. The two centerpieces were taken from 
Coltrane's four night stint in the Village Vanguard from November 2 to 5, 1961, of which his album "Live! at the 
Village Vanguard" had already been compiled earlier. At the time of assembling this collection, Coltrane had 
recorded a studio version of the titletrack in 1962 as well, but still chose to use this live version. Despite
Coltrane's high recording output, it would prove to be one of his more influential albums.  
This was tracked to perfection with a dedicated mono cart from a stone mint copy. A handful of clicks were removed 
manually, as the vinyl was very quiet to begin with. As for the mono mix itself; its focus lies on the group and the 
room ambiance, while the stereo version -with its clear separation- focuses more on the individuals. It may not be 
a recording of demo quality, and I'm sure many a mastering-engineer would be tempted to cut the highs if this was to 
be reissued in mono. But this is how it was originally recorded, and an accurate reproduction of the producer's 
original intention.