James Scholfield was born in Manchester, England and moved to South Africa in his childhood. After playing in all kind of different bands he was bitten by the Jazz-bug. That made him decide to study at the excellent Jazz school in Graz, Austria for several years, but South Africa eventually pulled him back.
In Cape Town he met Dutch Producer and Bass player Hein Van de Geyn, who was visiting South Africa at that time. Hein was immediately impressed not only by his excellent playing but also by his prolific compositions. As you will hear yourself, James’ music has a very personal signature: deeply rooted in the tradition, hints of the Cape, on the edge and above all original.
Not too long after hearing James’ demo Hein bumped into Dutch Hammond Organ player Arno Krijger and he immediately realized that he should get these two wonderful musicians together at some point. The only thing they missed (according to Hein) was a great Drummer. In his mind it couldn’t be anybody else than the amazing, exciting Billy Hart. And if it had to be, Billy was up to it and even better, going to be on tour.
So now they had a tour and the possibility to record. The result of their wonderful week, of great music and good food can be heard on this album. It’s strong, potent, gentle, sensitive, grooving, original, accusable and creative. And on top of all that recorded in the DSD format, which gives this music even more intensity than a normal recording would do. So listen and enjoy!
James Scholfield – Guitar
Arno Krijger – Hammond Organ
Billy Hart – Drums
Total time: 01:00:55
DSD 512 fs, DSD 256 fs, DSD 128 fs, DSD 64 fs, FLAC 192 kHz, FLAC 96 kHz
All Stations was recorded in Analog on October 12, 2003 at Studio Crescendo in Genk, Belgium. It was mixed in DSD using the Sonioma DSD Workstation from the Super Audio Center at Studio LeRoy in Amsterdam by Chris Weeda.
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Hein van de Geyn
Studio Crescendo in Genk, Belgium on October 12, 2003
Sonoma DSD Workstation, Super Audio Center
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|Release Date||November 21, 2014|
Jazz And More
Guitarist James Scholfield, who grew up in South Africa (not to be confused with John Scofield) wanted to do ‘something’ with a Hammond organ. When he met producer and musician Hein van de Geyn, that was quickly arranged. The double bass player advised him to bring in organist Arno Krijger living in Tilburg. For dessert, the legendary percussionist Billy Hart was invited. This led to the album ‘All Stations’.
The album is a Scholfield product. But the way that Krijger and Hart follow him makes it a trio plate. The Hammond organ rarely sounds the way many know it: pumping, compelling or groovy. Arno Krijger prefers to merge his instrument with the staccato guitar sound of Scholfield. Billy Hart rustles over it, breaking carefully constructed pieces.
The end result is an album that is sensual and robust at the same time. A nice melting pot of tasty Jazz.
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All Stations in DSD is like listening to a high quality record. Probably due to the analog recording being mixed to DSD, and the playback via my Denafrips DAC.
The sound quality of this album in DSD is far beyond the MP3 audio samples available on the NativeDSD website.
J. Ouwendijk (verified owner) –