Now You Has Jazz

Louis Armstrong

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Now You Has Jazz from 2xHD and Storyville Records features Jazz standards performed by the legendary Louis Armstrong. Taken from sessions recorded in 1961-62, Armstrong is backed by Trummy Young on Trombone, Joe Darensbourg on Clarinet, Billy Kyle on Piano, Billy Cronk on Bass, Danny Barcelona on Drums, and Jewell Brown on voice.

The album includes 7 of Armstrong’s best-known songs including C’est Si Bon (It’s So Good), Someday, When It’s Sleepy Time Down South, Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen, When The Saints Go Marching In, Jerry, and Now You Has Jazz.

Whether they called Louis Armstrong “Satchmo” or simply the “man with the silver trumpet”, millions of people, from Mongolia to Munich, Milano, and Mozambique, recognized the cherubic countenance, gravel voice, and high, rhythmic notes. The music that bought thousands to greet him and hear him wherever he went – the magnetism was, at times, as awesome as his music could be. Louis Armstrong was one of the greatest musicians Jazz ever produced– and few, if any, will argue against this – the greatest.

This album has been transferred from the Original Analog Master Tape to Stereo DSD and DXD by Rene Laflamme at 2xHD Mastering. A Stereo DSD 512 edition of Now You Has Jazz has been prepared by Tom Caulfield at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab.  The album is only available in Stereo DSD 512 at NativeDSD.

Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
Louis Armstrong – Trumpet, Vocals
Trummy Young – Trombone
Joe Darensbourg – Clarinet
Billy Kyle – Piano
Billy Cronk – Bass
Danny Barcelona – Drums
Jewell Brown – Vocals

Tracklist

1.
C'est Si Bon
03:34
2.
Someday
04:43
3.
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
03:25
4.
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
02:31
5.
When the Saints
04:40
6.
Jerry
04:35
7.
Now You Has Jazz
07:41

Total time: 00:31:09

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2XHDST1219

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Analog Tape Recorder

Nagra-T Tape Recorder

Analog to Digital Converter

2xHD Custom Analog to Digital Converter at DXD (352.8 kHz)

Cables

Siltech

Mastering Engineers

Rene Laflamme – Analog to DXD Transfer; Tom Caulfield – DXD to DSD 512 transfer

Mastering Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies and Signalyst HQ Player 4 Pro Mastering Tools (DXD to DSD 512 transfer)

Original Recording Format

Release Date November 22, 2021

Press reviews

All About Jazz 4 out of 5

Was Louis Armstrong more an entertainer or artist? The dichotomy suggested by this question won’t be resolved by this disc because it’s a matter of perspective, like particles and waves in physics.

Most of this music was recorded live in 1962, three years after he had suffered a heart attack. Since Armstrong and his All Stars (including trombonist Trummy Young) were in tight yet loose form, we owe a debt of gratitude to the relaunched Storyville label for presenting this in high fidelity. Armstrong’s trumpet playing is so vibrant that some listeners may be stunned. This is late period Satchmo whose wailin’ swing beamed from his throne.

By way of the towering majesty of his refined musical conception, the many-splendored nuances of his emotional eloquence, and the spiritual depths of his humanity, Louis Armstrong integrated and balanced art and entertainment, bringing love and joy through his soaring horn and gravelly voice to countless millions.

Check out this recording and you’ll count yourself in that number.

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