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Old 21st February 2020, 07:26 PM   #8761
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One of the All-Time-Best Recordings, Captured by Needle Drop Direct to DSD!

There's something magical about a vinyl needle drop transfer. We've always loved capturing our favorite LPs this way so that we can take them on the go. But a mint RTI virgin vinyl pressing, mastered by Bernie Grundman, of one of the greatest live jazz recordings of all time? Captured straight to DSD by the foremost DSD engineer Gus Skinas? Using a VPI Direct turntable, a Koetsu Onyx phono cartridge and a Pass XP-25 phono preamp? Well, we may have on our hands the finest needle drop ever. And you can have it too!

Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra, recorded live in June 1961 by engineer Ron Malo (the same man who recorded the classic Muddy Waters/Folk Singer), might not be as famous or well-known as Bill Evans' Waltz For Debby, but it belongs in the same class. This is such a beautiful performance and perfect recording that it by rights should be an all-time audiophile classic. And as a DSD, hi-res download, it's finally got its chance to get its due. Featuring the incomparable Ahmad Jamal on piano, Israel Crosby on bass and Vernel Fournier on drums, this is as intimate and detailed a live recording as exists. You're in the room!

In lieu of a transfer from the master tapes for this jewel, we figured the next-best option was a needle drop using a perfectly dialed-in rig (set up by our audio expert Chad Stelly) and the transfer touch of Gus Skinas of the Super Audio Center. The mint LP was played for the very first time for the transfer. The results are breathtaking. In fact, we feel this is among the best sounding files on our Super HiRez site. Have a listen!

"Gents, just a quick word to say that I'm bloody impressed with the brilliant job that you did with the transfer of the LP of Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra to DSD. Damned fine work! Congratulations to Gus and all of you who made this happen...More, please!" - Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief, Positive Feedback Online

"Taken from what were probably bassist Israel Crosby's final recordings with pianist Ahmad Jamal (14 months before the bassist's unexpected death), this (disc) features the classic version of Jamal's Trio (with drummer Vernell Fournier) playing live at the leader's short-lived Chicago club. The interplay between the musicians was often magical, as can be heard on such numbers as 'We Kiss In a Shadow,' 'Love for Sale,' 'Broadway' and 'Isn't It Romantic.'" - AllMusic
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Old 22nd February 2020, 10:29 AM   #8762
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Default Antonio Carlos Jobim - Wave

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Wave (1967), Vinyl, A&M Records, US

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Wave (1967, Vinyl) | Discogs

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -3.01 dB -17.34 dB 2:58 01-Wave
DR12 -1.76 dB -17.70 dB 5:08 02-The Red Blouse
DR11 -1.95 dB -16.72 dB 2:20 03-Look To the Sky
DR11 -1.28 dB -16.60 dB 3:15 04-Batidinha
DR11 -0.72 dB -16.05 dB 2:06 05-Triste
DR10 -3.73 dB -17.20 dB 2:24 06-Mojave
DR10 -5.75 dB -19.46 dB 2:53 07-Dialogo
DR11 -3.43 dB -18.15 dB 2:45 08-Lamento
DR11 -7.33 dB -20.55 dB 3:12 09-Antigua
DR12 -3.42 dB -18.27 dB 4:32 10-Captain Bacardi
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR11


CD, 1993

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Old 22nd February 2020, 11:14 AM   #8763
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Default Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions, Music Matters 2012

Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions (1964), Vinyl x2, Music Matters 2012, US

Herbie Hancock - Inventions And Dimensions (2012, 180gr -gatefold, Vinyl) | Discogs

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -0.65 dB -18.67 dB 7:43 01-Succotash
DR14 -0.09 dB -16.67 dB 11:03 02-Triangle
DR13 -2.56 dB -19.12 dB 6:03 03-Jack Rabbit
DR15 -1.15 dB -19.43 dB 8:41 04-Mimosa
DR15 -0.08 dB -17.99 dB 6:40 05-A Jump Ahead
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR14


CD, 2005

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Default Shaw, Atlanta SO - Stravinsky - The Firebird (Suite 1919 version)

Robert Shaw, Atlanta Sympnony Orchestra - Stravinsky - The Firebird (Suite 1919 version) (1978), Vinyl, TELARC, US

Igor Stravinsky, Alexander Borodin, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Chorus* - The Firebird (Suite, 1919 Version) / Overtures And Polovetsian Dances From Prince Igor (Gatefold, Vinyl) | Discogs

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DR19 -0.05 dB -25.96 dB 20:46 01-The Firebird (Suite, 1919 Version)
DR15 -0.10 dB -21.32 dB 10:37 02-Music From Prince Igor - Overture
DR14 -0.08 dB -20.39 dB 11:45 03-Music From Prince Igor - Polovetsian Dance
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Number of tracks: 3
Official DR value: DR16


CD, 2011

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Default Candido & Graciela - Inolvidable

Candido & Graciela - Inolvidable (2005), SACD, Chesky, US

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DR16 -3.10 dB -21.54 dB 6:39 01-Si Tu Supieras
DR15 -3.07 dB -20.26 dB 6:12 02-Cachita
DR15 -3.14 dB -20.54 dB 3:29 03-La Vida Es Un Sueno
DR16 -3.19 dB -22.03 dB 4:45 04-Amor Ciego
DR15 -3.07 dB -21.77 dB 4:20 05-Congo Jam
DR14 -4.67 dB -23.42 dB 4:45 06-Tu Mi Delirio
DR16 -4.27 dB -23.01 dB 3:21 07-Quien Eres Tu
DR13 -3.06 dB -19.85 dB 4:26 08-Desvelo
DR16 -4.18 dB -23.71 dB 3:34 09-Tu Me Acostumbraste
DR14 -4.20 dB -23.69 dB 3:28 10-Conitigo En La Distancia
DR17 -3.17 dB -22.83 dB 6:17 11-Inolvidable, Parte I
DR14 -3.07 dB -18.48 dB 4:36 12-Inolvidable, Parte II
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR15


CD, 2004

https://www.amazon.com/Inolvidable-C.../dp/B0001FR8DQ
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I love The Aritocrats, and this little diddy's, that has nothing to with Jack, or Diane, makes me think instrumental power trio Frank Zappa in a light mood. The Chemistry and personality that these three share together, along with the fact that they are incredibly serious musicians, that also never take themselves so seriously as to not have fun, is why I am such a fan. And any an instrumental album with an advisory sticker?? Touche, f**covers! Glenn.
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