Label: Analogue Productions ACPR 74018 / Capri – CPR74018 – 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl
All Valve Mastered By Doug Sax – Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings
A tribute to Freddie Green. Musicians include Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Clayton, John Clayton and Freddie Green. Super Bass has been a dream of mine longer than I can remember. Back in 1945 I did One Bass Hit and in 1946 I did Two Bass Hit. All that time I had thoughts of doing the Triple and the Home Run. Well I guess Super Bass is a fulfillment to those two. First of all I had this young student that returned from studying at Indiana University as a complete “wizard” of the bass.
He also was studying conducting and arranging and will be one of the top arrangers in the music business. His name is John Clayton and he is a major part of this album.
Bassist Ray Brown shows off the potential of his instrument on this colorful set. Using fellow bassist John Clayton, Brown had their basses overdubbed several times on some of the selections (there are ten basses on “Happy Days Are Here Again”) and the arrangements (all but one are by Clayton) are quite colorful. Also on this memorable if somewhat obscure set are rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, Jeff Clayton on alto and drummer Jeff Hamilton. Highlights include “One Armed Bandit,” “Killer Joe,” “5 O’Clock Whistle,” “Happy Days” and “Righteous Boogie Bass.”
The LP edition has been remastered by Doug Sax off the original master tapes through custom tube electronics.
Pressing done by Quality Record Pressings on 200 gram of pure virgin vinyl.