Masters of Rag - Volume I (2019)

Scott Joplin, Joseph F. Lamb, Ferdinand Morton, James Scott, W.C. Handy, Charles L. Johnson, Howard and Emerson

Johan Versk

Australian pianist and composer Johan Versk performed these songs as faithfully as possible with AudioDefine Records founder Cask J. Thomson at the helm, controlling the room and sound. With no fancy mastering or effect thrown on top, the result is a beautiful rendition of some of the greatest Ragtime tunes of all time. 

Recorded using a Bechstein Classic 118 Piano using a stereo configuration of Audio Technica AT4051B Small Diaphragm microphones (X/Y) through a Korg MR-20005 Rack Mount DSD Recorder utilising 5.6 MHz (DSD 128) 1-Bit DSDIFF for the DSD release. 

Great care has been taken to ensure that the performances featured on Masters of Rag are as close to the original sheet music as possible.

Have you ever heard The Entertainer played at this pace before?

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Johan Versk

Johan Versk is a pianist and composer based in Australia. He has performed on two DSD albums from AudioDefine Records that are available at NativeDSD Music - MagnusOpus: A Selection of Classical Genius in DSD and Masters of Rag, Volume 1.

photo: album cover Masters of Rag, Volume 1 (AudioDefine Records)

 

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Masters of Rag - Volume I (2019)

Scott Joplin, Joseph F. Lamb, Ferdinand Morton, James Scott, W.C. Handy, Charles L. Johnson, Howard and Emerson

Johan Versk

Digital Converters: Korg MR-2000S Rack Mount DSD Recorder
Mastering Engineer: Tom Caulfield, Native DSD Mastering Lab - Creation of DSD 64 and DSD 256 Music Files
Microphones:

Stereo configuration of Audio Technica AT4051B Small Diaphragm microphones (X/Y)

Notes:

We are pleased to announce the availability of DSD 64 and DSD 256 editions of this album, in addition to the original DSD 128 recording. The additional DSD 64 and DSD 256 releases are all pure DSD created. They are not up samplings or downsamplings, for there are no PCM or DXD conversions involved in their production. They are re-modulations of the original DSD 128 encoding modulation that produced the DSD 128 releases. The sonic advantage to the new Stereo DSD 256 releases, as with all higher DSD bit rate releases, is the wider frequency passband prior to the onset of modulation noise. This results in the listener's DAC using gentler and more phase linear filters for playback of the music.

Producer: Cask J. Thomson
Recording Engineer: Cask J. Thomson
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD 128

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ADMOR01: Masters of Rag - Volume I
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Tracks.
1.
Hello Ma Baby
Howard and Emerson
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The Entertainer
Scott Joplin
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3.
Ragtime Nightingale
Joseph F. Lamb
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4.
Pineapple Rag - Easy Winners (Medley)
Scott Joplin
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Silver Swan Rag
Scott Joplin
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Hilarity Rag
James Scott
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Dill Pickles
Charles L. Johnson
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Ole Miss Rag
W.C. Handy
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Bohemia Rag
Joseph F. Lamb
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Grace and Beauty
James Scott
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Original Jelly Roll Blus
Ferdinand Morton
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Joe Lamb's Old Rag
Joseph F. Lamb
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13.
The Cascades
Scott Joplin
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