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Sintra Records Releases AAA Double LP Jazz Recording

MICHAEL WEISS – SOUL JOURNEY Released July 15, 2020

Soul Journey was recorded to 2" analog tape at 30 ips and mixed to 1/2" tape at 30ips by legendary engineer Joe Ferla at Avatar Studios in March of 2000. It was originally released on CD in 2003. To date the original master tapes have remained in pristine condition. With today's resurgent interest in analog sound, Weiss decided to rerelease Soul Journey as a limited edition double LP set, sparing no expense to deliver a high quality all analog audiophile product. Only 500 sets have been pressed (250 numbered).

• Mastered by Bernie Grundman
• Pressings supervised by Gary Salstrom at Quality Record Pressings onto 150gram vinyl
• Jackets manufactured by Stoughton Printing

Available exclusively through Sintra Records
Purchase online here:

Michael Weiss has long been known as a musician’s musician – a fluent and flexible pianist whose mercurial improvisations and sensitive musicianship have earned him a place in bands led by an imposing list of veteran jazz greats, including Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Frank Wess, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Lou Donaldson, the Jazztet, Charles McPherson, and many others. But “Soul Journey” an exceptional program of nine originals, reveals how much more Weiss has to offer.

• Michael Weiss - piano, Fender Rhodes
• Steve Wilson - alto saxophone
• Ryan Kisor - trumpet, flugelhorn
• Steve Davis - trombone
• Paul Gill - bass
• Joe Farnsworth - drums
• Daniel Sadownick - percussion
All compositions and arrangements by Michael Weiss

Michael Fremer awarded Soul Journey 10/11 Music and 10/11 Sound

"deft, harmonically-rich, rhythmically neck-snapping arrangements and free-spirited yet tightly drawn, well-meshed performances... slamming set of high-energy Weiss originals... forward-looking, mind and body engaging tunes superbly recorded, mixed and mastered." Michael Fremer, Analog Planet

“Soul Journey is about as close to perfection as a recording can get. The production is superb. The recording and mixing are as good as you might hear from any major label and recording studio. This should be in everyone’s collection of good contemporary jazz, and if there is truly
justice in our world, a Grammy nominee." – Jazz Improv

“This kind of balance between innovation and accessibility is unusual in jazz, and it makes for an extremely interesting and enjoyable listening experience. It is hard to imagine any serious jazz lover not being captivated by this album. Highly recommended.” – All Music Guide

“It’s not often that you find jazz compositions of the caliber that Michael Weiss offers up on Soul Journey. This very special recording goes far beyond your typical mainstream fare. Weiss is a vital talent with something important to say...and you’d do well to listen.” – All About Jazz

“Weiss’ Soul Journey reinforces why he is heralded as a front burner musician – a NYC elite pianist who exemplifies the union of style and substance, foraging and dissolving boundaries with missionary zeal and leadership.” – Herb Wong, Jazz Education Journal

“Perfectly constructed music, well thought out from beginning to end. The nine originals show a maturity of writing, superbly executed by the musicians, as well as a perfect osmosis between the different styles that coexist in jazz, especially in New York." – Jazz Hot

"This music lives and breathes freshness and exhilarating originality" – Jazz Journal

Michael Weiss
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Last seen: 2 years 11 months ago
Joined: Aug 4 2020 - 10:52am

Update: Sales have been great. But with only 500 copies pressed I wouldn't wait too long. Numbered and unnumbered copies are still available for sale here:

For R2R inquiries (available either 7.5 or 15 ips) contact

"A masterwork. Soul Journey is terrific. The work is majestic, brash and dynamic throughout. All compositions and arrangements are by Michael, and the playing is spectacular and supersized, with zero fat or wheel-spinning. What's especially rewarding about the album is that it plays like a seamless suite. You put on the first track and listen all the way through, as if the album were one long thought." – JazzWax

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