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Master Tape Copies
Jonathan Horwich, of International Phonograph, Inc., has been recording jazz musicians since the mid-1960s. Now, both from newly recorded performances, and from his collection of jazz analog masters, he is making one-to-one tape copies available to those with tape decks. Primary to any of these tapes is the quality of music, which always takes precedence over any other consideration or reason for publication. These tapes are being made available to the public so these singular moments in jazz can be heard in their highest quality form.
There are two categories of tape made available by International Phonograph, Inc. The first is jazz (or sometimes classical music) newly recorded specifically on tape for IPI's current analog tape program. These performances are recorded using custom, analog tape recorders and hand-picked microphones. Normally, the tape consists of about 30 minutes of music on one 10.5" reel of tape. These recordings can be created with two microphones or multi microphones. The second category of tapes produced for IPI is master tapes from IPI's library of jazz ( and some classical) recorded over the years by Jonathan or those he associated with. These are for the aficionado who loves the music of jazz as a priority and enjoys hearing it on a high quality media, analog tape.
Generally, there are two kinds of copies available to the customer. One is a direct copy off the master (where available -- see each tape below for availability of a direct copy). This copy is made right off the multi track master or the two track master and is the highest quality copy possible as it is only once removed from the master. Cost is $250.00. The other available copy is a production copy made off a direct copy of the master and hence is two removed from the master. It's cost is $150.00.
All tapes sold are ¼” two track, 15ips, IEC (CCIR), on 10.5 inch reels, at 250 nanowebers.
For guidance in purchasing please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reggie Thomas Trio, March 2019 – Chicago, Illinois
Davy Knowles, Still Got Work To Do, Still Got Work To Do, February 2019—Chicago, Illinois
Bill Carrothers, Christmas Music, September 2018 – Chicago, Illinois