- AAA Audiophile 200g 33rpm Double LP
- Mastered by René Laflamme at 2xHD on Nagra Equipment
- Cut All Analog at Bernie Grundman Mastering
- Plated by Master Craft & Pressed at Le Vinylist in Quebec
Jazz at the Pawnshop is a multi-session recording made by Swedish sound engineer Gert Palmcrantz on December 6-7, 1976, at Jazzpuben Stampen (Pawnshop) in Stockholm, Sweden. A pawnshop had operated on the site prior to the jazz club. Proprius Records founder Jacob Boethius produced the album, and it has been issued several times under multiple labels and formats. The album is regarded by many audiophiles as one of the best jazz recordings of the 20th Century.
The recording features Arne Domnérus (alto sax, clarinet), Bengt Hallberg (piano), Lars Erstrand (vibes), Georg Riedel (bass), and Egil Johansen (drums).
In the high end audio world, audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme has carved out a reputation for definition of excellence. Manufacturers of audiophile equipment such as Nagra Audio, renowned D to A converter manufacturer dCS Ltd and high-end turntable manufacturers, Kronos Audio seek his expertise in representation and assistance in design. Audiophile quality microphone designer and 8 times winner of ‘Best sound in show’ at high-end audio equipment conventions, Laflamme uses his knowledge and unfailing instinct to match various audio components to create the best all-encompassing sound experience. The exclusive 2xHD system is the fruit of Laflamme’s total experience and imagination.
In the liner notes, album producer Jacob Boethius says:
When recording engineer Gert Palmcrantz was loading his car with equipment outside Europa Film Studios in Stockholm, Sweden on December 6th, 1976, it was only to make one of many recordings. No one really knew then that this was to become a cult recording among audiophiles and one of the most famous and respected jazz recordings ever made. The mere fact that a single jazz recording has been released in so many formats over a very long period of time (30 years) tells us that this recording must really be unique.
Arne Domnerus – Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Bengt Hallberg – Piano
Lars Erstrand – Vibes
Georg Riedel – Bass
Egil Johansen – Drums
TracklistPlease note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Total time: 01:28:02
|Analog Tape Recorder
Nagra IV-S Tape Recorder
|Analog to Digital Converters
DSD 64fs DSD was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock, DSD 128fs DSD was done using Ayre QA9pro, DXD 352.8kHz was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock
DSD 256 and DSD 512 editions created with Signalyst HQ Player 4 Pro mastering software
Analog to High Definition DSD 64, DSD 128 & DXD Digital Transfers – René Laflamme, V.P. Engineering at 2xHD; DSD 256 and DSD 512 editions created by Tom Caulfield at NativeDSD Mastering Studio using the Signalyst HQ Player 4 Pro Mastering Software
|Original Recording Format
Jazzpuben Stempen (Pawnshop) in Stockholm, Sweden
Pyramix, Merging Technologies
|Recording Type & Bit Rate
|February 10, 2023
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