Truly one of the greatest this gifted jazz pianist has shown impeccable taste and skill ever since his first tremendous solo on record ‘Once Upon a Time’ with Benny Carter’s Chocolate Dandles in 1933. Everything Teddy plays is in perfect balance and order; he plays with warmth and enormous drive and a dazzling technique.
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|Analog Recording Equipment|
Nagra-T modified with high end tube playback electronics
Merging Technologies Horus
René Laflamme – Transfer from Analog Master Tape to DSD 256The mastering chain consists of a selection of high-end vacuum tube equipment. For the recordings on this album, the original 1⁄4” 15 ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head, has one of the best transports ever made. A custom-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.
The resulting signal is then transferred into high resolu- tion formats by recording it in DSD 11.2 MHz using a Merging Technologies’ Horus A to D converter. All analog and digital cables that are used are state of the art. The 2xHD FUSION mastering system is powered by a super capacitor power supply, using a new technology that lowers the digital noise found in the lowest level of the spectrum. A vacuum tube NAGRA HDdac (DSD) is used as a reference digital playback converter in order to A and B with the original analog master tape, permitting the fusion of the warmth of analog with the refinement of digital.
2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.
2xHD Mastering by: René Laflamme 2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry
|Original Recording Format|
Metronome Studio Copenhagen 1968
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|Release Date||May 18, 2018|
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