Grover Washington, Jr. classic live album coming to vinyl Nov 27

(November 19, 2020) There was simply no one like the great Grover Washington, Jr. His ability to bridge jazz, R&B and funk was second to none, and he helped to open the door to the bevy of contemporary jazz artists who came to glory in the 1990s and 2000s.

It has been 20 years since the world lost this great saxman, and Lightyear Entertainment, which released Washington’s lauded Grover Live album (recorded at the Paramount Center), has announced that it will release a commemorative double vinyl issue of this beloved 1997 concert recording on Black Friday for the annual Record Store Day.

(November 19, 2020) There was simply no one like the great Grover Washington, Jr. His ability to bridge jazz, R&B and funk was second to none, and he helped to open the door to the bevy of contemporary jazz artists who came to glory in the 1990s and 2000s.

It has been 20 years since the world lost this great saxman, and Lightyear Entertainment, which released Washington’s lauded Grover Live album (recorded at the Paramount Center), has announced that it will release a commemorative double vinyl issue of this beloved 1997 concert recording on Black Friday for the annual Record Store Day.

Produced by Grammy winner and SoulTracks fave Jason Miles, the Grover Live album captures Washington at his best, with nearly an hour and a half of his most loved songs, and a supporting cast of some of the greatest musicians of the time, including Donald Robinson on keyboards, Gerald Veasley on bass, Richard Lee Steacker on guitars, Steven Wolf on drums, and Pablo Batista on congas and percussion. 

“We released a CD of these recordings in 2010, which has sold well for 10 years,” said Lightyear President Arnie Holland.  “But when Grover’s family suggested we do a vinyl, we were thrilled to do it.  The album was lovingly remastered for vinyl by Peter Humphreys at Masterwork, and lacquers cut by Joe Nino-Hernes at Sterling Sound.  The result sounds amazing and feels like you are at the show.”

The Double Vinyl with download card is in a gatefold jacket with satin coating and metallic gold highlights.  The vinyl itself is 180 Grams audiophile quality and gold metallic opaque colored vinyl was utilized, to match the gold on the cover of the album.

The album will be released on November 27 to Record Store Day retailers on an exclusive basis for 90 days, after which it will be available generally.

If you’re like us, you can’t wait to hear this longtime favorite album in this pristine vinyl pressing. So get to your favorite record store on November 27!

CLICK HERE To find a participating Record Store Day store near you.

Here are links to a few participating
stores that ship vinyl
 

Amoeba Records

Rough Trade Records

Waterloo Records

 

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