HUDSON, the supergroup collective co-lead by Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, and John Scofield (four of the world's top instrumentalists), is proud to announce the "Record Store Day" exclusive release of their eponymous album in 180 gram double-disc gatefold vinyl format on April 21, 2018 (via Motéma Music). Hudson was one of the most talked about jazz/rock albums of 2017, charting in Top 3 positions on Billboard's Jazz charts every week since its June 9, 2017 CD/digital release. The group toured extensively in North American and received critical accolades from outlets such as NPR Music, Pitchfork, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, PEOPLE.com, and many more.
The "Record Store Day" exclusive release of Hudson will feature an exclusive bonus track of the band's interpretation Jimi Hendrix's classic "Castles Made of Sand" and will be packaged in a gatefold sleeve with a souvenir poster featuring printed signatures from each member of the band. A download card and will also included. The complete track listing can be found below.
Hudson is an awe-inspiring collective that brings together four of the world's most influential jazz musicians who are writing a new chapter in the marriage of jazz and rock which began with Miles Davis in the 1970s. The group captures the atmosphere and beauty of the Hudson Valley region while celebrating the iconic music that has emerged from it, inspiring original music and creative takes on Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and The Band.
Members of HUDSON Reflect on their Audiophile Vinyl
"Record Store Day" Release:
"I am excited our Hudson album is being released on vinyl. Much of the material we rediscovered was released originally in an analog format. There was a warmth and depth to those sonic sounds not transparent with a digital release that we hope fans will appreciate in this configuration"
"The music on Hudson definitely harkens back to the era when vinyl ruled. The repertoire and the overall vibe represent a time when there was a Side A and Side B. I'm really glad listeners will be able to experience the music in this format."
"Record Store Day has a unique audience and it's a special opportunity to share Hudson in a sacred format. The dimensions of the recording take on a whole new life on vinyl. I'm especially excited since we really only listen to records at home."
"I really enjoy the sound of my tube guitar amp on vinyl more than any other format. My earliest music listening experiences were on records and I'm happy they are back."
HUDSON - Vinyl Release Track Listing
SIDE A: "Hudson" / "El Swing"
SIDE B: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" / "Woodstock" / "Castles Made Of Sand"
SIDE C: "Lay Lady Lay" / "Tony Then Jack" / "Song For World Forgiveness"
SIDE D: "Dirty Ground" / "Wait Until Tomorrow" / "Up on Cripple Creek" / "Great Spirit Peace Chant"
Hudson · Hudson (vinyl)
Label: Motéma Music · Release Date: April 21, 2018