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I'm a fool to want you

by Impossible Ark Records

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Chris Edwards
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Chris Edwards A moment of silence to respect the level of musicianship here. These guys really know how to talk to each other. Every topic in the album is maturely discussed. A group as tight-knit as this hasn't been heard since the 50's. Allsopp has a very specific sound that is solid like Getz and yet delicate like Desmond; a sound I can't put my finger on. The only way to put it is that he sounds like James Allsopp. I had no choice but to get the LP, where it has earned its spot here in Cali next to Baker, Mulligan, Pepper, and all alike. You'd be a fool to go on without it. A toast. Favorite track: My One And Only Love.
john greenwood
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john greenwood James Allsopp Quartet, synonymous with great jazz, musicianship, and attention to every detail. This has an obvious old school flavor without sounding old. The vinyl is excellent. If you appreciate and enjoy a really well recorded jazz album treat yourself. It delivers, top shelf in every way. The color and tone is warm and rich on the vinyl edition. Get it if you still can. Favorite track: My One And Only Love.
Dr. Beaf
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Dr. Beaf Top shelf premium jazz with the old school suave flavours I find synonymous with the likes of Rollins, Getz, Pepper. Clarity of the recordings are sublime. It's not like the rest, it's something else.
Matteo Moretti
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Matteo Moretti Superb jazz album, reminds me some Chet Baker works! Favorite track: I'm A Fool To Want You.
matthew lisle
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matthew lisle "Blowing in like a young Stan Getz or Zoot Sims..which is alright by me.." as my jazz sensei Bob Scott said on hearing this, and I couldn't agree more. What I find really refreshing though is the production; like any recording on Contemporary, clean and rich, it's always so overdone or rocky these days. This to me encapsulates the best boozey Sundays I've had in the british jazz pubs. Full 10. Favorite track: On A Clear Day.
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  • James Allsopp Quartet I'm a fool to want you Limited Edition LP
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    This is the third LP of standards by this quartet. Check I'm a fool to love you.

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released February 27, 2016


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Impossible Ark Records London, UK

An artist run record label which produces limited runs of vinyl backed up by digital downloads. We use analog production techniques, press to 180 gram vinyl and have hand pressed sleeves.

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