Heavy Axe

David Axelrod


Part of VMP's capsule collection with Craft Recordings and Jazz Dispensary, this jazz classic is limited to 1000 copies, in tip-on jackets, and pressed AAA on 180gram Timber vinyl at RTI.

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Exclusive Features

color Timber
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Craft
mastering engineer Kevin Gray
mastering studio Cohearent Audio
pressing location Record Technology Incorporated (RTI)
release type Reissue
remastering details (AAA) Lacquers Cut by Kevin Gray, Cohearent Audio

By the Numbers


1lp

format

1974

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

1000

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


For the dusty-fingered deep diggers who have a sixth sense for sample-worthy sounds and unique headnodders, the name David Axelrod is gospel. An arranger with A-List credits a mile long, Axelrod had carte blanche to do what he wanted on his own solo releases, and after calling a gaggle of his high-profile studio mates (including Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Cannonball Adderley and George Duke) he turned his 1974 release Heavy Axe into a referendum on the jazz-rock sound of the era. Funky covers of “You’re So Vain” and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” give way to the porn-funk of “Mucho Chupar” and the moody, moogy “Everything Counts,” all anchored with the full, round low end and majestic orchestral flourishes that has made Axelrod a favorite with hip hop beat makers from the ‘90s til today.

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