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McIntosh Releases ‘SESSIONS Volume 1’ Vinyl Album Featuring The Peter Erskine Quartet

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McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., has announced the release of “SESSIONS Volume 1,” a jazz album featuring eight original compositions by The Peter Erskine Quartet. Produced with mastering studio Sterling Sound, McIntosh says the goal  was the best sounding record possible while retaining the artistry and passion from the studio session.

Recorded live at Studio A at the Henson Recording Studio in Los Angeles and mastered at Sterling Sound in Nashville, McIntosh “SESSIONS Volume 1” was recorded and mastered on analog tape.

After playing together for decades, drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Alan Pasqua and bassist Darek Oles find themselves at the top of their game with a 2022 Grammy nomination for their “Live In Italy” recording. This album marks the addition of saxophonist Bob Mintzer, acclaimed composer, arranger, and founding member of the Yellowjackets, to transform the trio into a quartet.

“McIntosh SESSIONS Volume 1 transports us to a time when artists recorded live in analog with the intention of releasing on the warm, rich sound of vinyl,” explained Scott Burnett, co-producer of “SESSIONS.” “Together with two iconic engineering powerhouses of McIntosh and Sterling Sound, we’re pushing the boundaries of a AAA, high-fidelity recording, evoking deep emotions and fostering a genuine connection to the artists in studio.”

Additional Album Features

  • AAA production.
  • HQ-180 Gram Premium Vinyl Pressing by RTI.
  • Includes 12″ 33-1/3 RPM LP with all eight songs plus 12″ 45-RPM EP with four of the eight songs.
  • Packaged in an Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jacket from Stoughton Printing.

Track List:

  • 33-1/3 – Side A
    • “Leaving LA” (from the film Sacramento) (Peter Erskine, Erko Music, BMI) 3:23
    • “Blues For Old Friends” (Darek Oles, LA Jazz Quartet Music, BMI) 6:43
    • “Chilipso” (Alan Pasqua, Itsall Music, BMI) 4:48
    • “Gumbo Time” (Alan Pasqua, Itsall Music, BMI) 3:39
  • 33-1/3 – Side B
    • “Into The Dark” (Darek Oles, HNH and Buster Ann Music, ASCAP) 5:14
    • “A Few Good Notes” (Bob Mintzer, Mintzer Music, ASCAP) 4:16
    • “David’s Blues” (Peter Erskine, Erko Music, BMI) 6:07
    • “The Folks” (Alan Pasqua, Itsall Music, BMI) 4:22
  • 45 – Side A
    • “Leaving LA” (from the film Sacramento) (Peter Erskine, Erko Music, BMI) 3:23
    • “Blues For Old Friends” (Darek Oles, LA Jazz Quartet Music, BMI) 6:43
  • 45 – Side B
    • “Into The Dark” (Darek Oles, HNH and Buster Ann Music, ASCAP) 5:14
    • “A Few Good Notes” (Bob Mintzer, Mintzer Music, ASCAP) 4:16
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McIntosh “SESSIONS Volume 1” will be available worldwide starting July 1, 2024. In the U.S., it will be available on McIntoshLabs.com, as well as through authorized McIntosh dealers with an MSRP of $150. Outside the U.S., it will be available exclusively through authorized McIntosh dealers and distributors with an MSRP of $210 CAD / £200 including VAT / €225 including VAT (other countries check with your local distributor for price).

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