Arnett Cobb - Ballads By Cobb



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Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD

All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom

Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock

First 250 LP copies of each title will be numbered editions and will only be available to series subscribers

Originally released in November 1960, Ballads by Cobb, as its title suggests, is all slow ballads, putting the emphasis on the Texas tenor’s warm tone.

A Texas tenor player in the tradition of Illinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb's accessible playing was between swing and early rhythm & blues. His stomping, robust style earned him the title "Wild Man of the Tenor Sax."

Cobb spent most of the 1960s playing back in his native Texas but he returned to the national scene in 1973 and during his final 15 years engaged in many exciting tenor battles, showing that there were few tougher Texas tenors than the legendary Arnett Cobb.

Here, the Wild Man takes a smoother, more emotional approach. The album was recorded Nov. 1, 1960 by Rudy Van Gelder at his studio in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.. It was produced by Esmond Edwards.


  • • 200g Vinyl LP
  • • Numbered, Limited Edition, Less Than 1000 Records per stamper, released in limited quantities
  • • Only the 1st 1,000 Copies are Numbered!
  • • The Original 100% Analog Master Tapes were used working with only the Best Mastering Studios!
  • • Mastered by Kevin Gray & Plated by Gary Salstrom
  • • Plated and Pressed at Quality Record Pressings on Virgin Vinyl
  • • Meticulous Test Pressing Evaluation and Quality Control
  • • Deluxe Packaging using the highest quality jackets and rice paper inner sleeves
  • • Officially Licensed & Authorized for release by the Record Label
  • • Stereo

Arnett Cobb, tenor sax
Red Garland, piano, celeste (B3)
George Duvivier, bass
J.C. Heard, drums

Side A:

1. Willow Weep For Me
2. Hurry Home
3. P.S. I Love You
Side B:
1. Blue And Sentimental
2. Darn That Dream
3. Why Try To Change Me Now
4. Your Wonderful Love

Additional Information

Record Label Analogue Productions
Music Genre Jazz