True Audiophile: The Best Of Groove Note, Volume 2

Various Artists

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

We are glad to release this True Audiophile – The Best Of Groove Note  Volume 2 after the success of True Audiophile – The Best Of Groove Note Volume 1, Groove Note presents another audiophile collection of their talented artists in DSD! Just like the original True Audiophile album, Volume 2 features some of the best cuts from a world renowned music label, Groove Note! 

All 14 tracks are from the Original Direct-to-DSD or the Original Analog-to-DSD recordings. The album features the vocals of Diana Krall.

The album highlights include: The intimate, delicate, sweet and tender voice of Jacintha; Roy Gaines, the greatest living blues guitarist that you probably donít know anything about, a sizzling blues guitarist with one of the most magnificent blues voices around; Eden Atwood, who has a voice that is many things – seductive, plaintive, sensitive, gifted with perfect intonation and phrasing, and entertaining; Touring as the guitarist for Diana Krall, Anthony Wilson is one of the most brilliant musicians working in the U.S. jazz scene; Bill Cunliffe is a leading West Coast jazz pianist with several albums to his credit; With a sensual and seductive voice right out of the ’40s or ’50s, Luqman Hamza (pronounced Luke-mahn Hahm-za) is a real discovery; And rounding out this already impressive list, tenor saxophonist extraordinaire Bennie Wallace!

Tracklist

1.
Chitlins Con Carne
07:25
2.
In The Wee Small Hours
04:17
3.
I Got A Break Baby
04:36
4.
O Pato
05:03
5.
Blue Bayou
05:46
6.
I'll Never Smile Again
06:04
7.
On Days Like These
05:32
8.
Feeling Good
06:08
9.
Looking Back
06:40
10.
Lonely Boy Blues
04:01
11.
The Thrill Is Gone
05:20
12.
Mack The Knife
04:05
13.
Make It Good
06:22
14.
Here's To Life
04:47

Total time: 01:16:06

Additional information

Label

SKU

GRV1045-3

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Analog Recording Equipment

Ampex ATR-100 2-Track, Studer A-80 2-Track, BASF 900 Tape at 30 ips

Cables

AudioQuest

Digital Converters

EMM Labs Meitner ADC8, Sony

Executive Producers

Ying Tan and Sebastian Koh

Mastering Engineer

Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Dave Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Gus Skinas at Super Audio Center

Mastering Room

DSD 128 and DSD 256 Download Files Created by Tom Caulfield at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab, Marshfield, MA

Microphones

AKG 414, 451, 460, C-12, C-12A, KM-S4 and "The Tube", EV PL 20, Llomo 19 and 19A, Neumann KM-84, M-49, M-50, M-80, M-149, 251, TLM-70, U-47FET and U-67, RCA 44, Royer 121, 122, Sony C55p, Sennheiser 441 and 421, Shure KSM 32, SM 7, SM 57, Telefunken 251

Notes

We are pleased to announce the availability of Groove Note releases in DSD 128 and DSD 256, in addition to the original DSD 64 releases. These higher bit rate DSD 128 and DSD 256 releases are all pure DSD created. 

They are not up samplings, for there are no PCM or DXD conversions involved in their production. They are re-modulations of the original DSD 64 encoding modulation that produced the DSD 64 releases. The sonic advantage to these new Stereo and Multichannel DSD 128 and 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.

Original Recording Format

Producer

Joe Hartley, Ying Tan

Recording Engineer

Michael C. Ross, John Sorenson, Joe Marciano

Recording location

Cello Studios in Hollywood, CA, Oceanway/Record One Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA, Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York, Airborne Audio Productions, Kansas City, MO

Recording Software

Sony Sonoma DSD Workstation

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog, DSD 64fs

Special Thanks

David Kawakami, Gus Skinas and Lon Neumann of the Sony Super Audio CD Project

Release Date November 16, 2018

Press reviews

All Music 4 out of 5

Groove Note Records began releasing jazz and blues recordings in 2005. They’ve also expanded their vision and have begun to re-release rare tracks by vintage artists and look to genre-bending vocalists in order to showcase excellent music coming from the jazz and blues traditions.

True Audiophile, Volume 2 is the second sampler of the label’s wares. It contains tracks by many of their artists, such as soul-jazz guitarist Anthony Wilson, gorgeous ballads and standards by Jacintha, blues by none other than Jay McShann, modern-day samba by Eden Atwood, and some beautiful straight-ahead work by saxophonist Bennie Wallace to mention a few.

In addition to the excellent performances, Groove Note is an audiophile label with the highest production standards. Making this collection a second excellent introduction to the label.

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