Masters of Rag - Volume II (2019)

Tom Turpin, Russell Smith, James Scott, Eubie Blake, Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, Ferdinand Morton

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. Just like on Masters of Rag - Volume I.

Recorded using a Bechstein Classic 118 Piano using a stereo configuration of Audio Technica AT4051B Small Diaphragm microphones (X/Y) through a Korg MR-2000S 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. Using a recently restored Bechstein piano that has been slightly detuned to replicate the distinctive saloon feel of these classics. 

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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 II (2019)

Tom Turpin, Russell Smith, James Scott, Eubie Blake, Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, Ferdinand Morton

Johan Versk

Mastering Engineer: Cask J. Thomson
Recording Engineer: Cask J. Thomson
Recording location: Queensland, Australia - February 2019
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD 128

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Tracks.
1.
Charleston Rag
Eubie Blake
00:02:59   N/A
2.
Frog-i-More
Ferdinand Morton
00:02:55   N/A
3.
Climax Rag
James Scott
00:03:00   N/A
4.
Cleopatra Rag
Joseph Lamb
00:03:06   N/A
5.
That Demon Rag
Russell Smith
00:02:40   N/A
6.
Sugar Cane
Scott Joplin
00:03:03   N/A
7.
Paramount Rag
James Scott
00:02:43   N/A
8.
Chevy Chase
Eubie Blake
00:02:58   N/A
9.
Ragtime Oriole
James Scott
00:03:31   N/A
10.
Top Liner Rag
Russell Smith
00:03:30   N/A
11.
Ragtime Nightmare
Tom Turpin
00:01:16   N/A

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