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.
11-01-2020

Nutrition Facts
VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

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

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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 ‚ÄúYou‚Äôre So Vain‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt You Worry ‚ÄėBout A Thing‚ÄĚ give way to the porn-funk of ‚ÄúMucho Chupar‚ÄĚ and the moody, moogy ‚ÄúEverything Counts,‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äė90s til today.

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