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Duke Pearson - Wahoo master tape found?

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Regarding MM and their forthcoming "Wahoo" reissue - a posting (from John Dark) from the Facebook Duke Pearson Group :

I've heard the test pressing and it's a stunner. The tape was missing for 30 years, which means it's it pristine shape. Sounds great.

For what`s it worth ....

 

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14 hours ago, chewy-chew-chew-bean-benitez said:

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There's something very wrong here... why is an "orig. tape! not a copy" in a box from the United Artists Recording Studio in LA? Plus, that's an Ampex Grand Master Gold 499 tape box - a tape that was around in the 1990's.

Edited by Kevin Bresnahan

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its legit dawg!!  the sidewinder is like one of blue note's most pulled tapes.  some do have the original boxes if youve seen other pics-   here u have a photocopy of the 1970s era sheet taped on to what i guess what yr saying is an even newer box!

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I think Music Matters was a labor of love from the get go and when ot stopped being fun they decided to pull the plug.  They never said anything about staying for the long haul.  Joe Harley has a successfull company in Audioquest already.  Plus he dabbled in blues and jazz recordings on vinyl and cds last century and he didn't keep them running either.  They love the muskc from the label and wanted to have a crack at reissuing some of their favorites.  With all the interest in vinyl today Blue Note is trying to strike while the iron is hot and make some money off their own assets.  So they are probably getting tight with their inventory and not letting people check out their master tapes and make money off their property when they could be doing the same.  Add in the headache of backlogs to getting your music pressed and the increase in defects starting to appear more frequently with the presses working near seven days a week.  Now the customers are reacting and complaining.  Why keep it up with all these obstacles?  If it was their only game then it would make sense to persevere.  It's not.  

On September 12, 2016 at 3:49 PM, Kevin Bresnahan said:

There's something very wrong here... why is an "orig. tape! not a copy" in a box from the United Artists Recording Studio in LA? Plus, that's an Ampex Grand Master Gold 499 tape box - a tape that was around in the 1990's.

That form looks like it was cut or torn and possibly taped on the box in that photo.  Could the master tape be in a newer box with that old form taped on the back of it?  Something might have happened to the original box?  I can't be certain of course but it does look like it's taped on that box.

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