Various Artists - Jazz at the Pawnshop

Total download size: 7.00GB Total play length: 1:28:24

Cover art and liner notes included

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15-ips CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra IV-S tape recorder – the same model used in the original recording – with a pair of Dolby 361s, using a high end tube preamplifier with OCC silver cables. We did an analogue transfer for each Hi-Rez sampling and A / B comparisons were made with both the original LP, using a Kronos turntable, as well as the best available CD, using a Nagra HD DAC and dCS Vivaldi DAC.

DSD 5.6448 MHz was done using Ayre QA9pro.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

This album, recorded in 1976, has been regarded as "The Best Jazz Recording of the Century" and is known as one of the most famous audiophile records in music. These sessions recorded at club Stampen (Pawnshop) in Stockholm on December 6-7, 1976, by Gert Palmcrantz, have an extaordinary presence and a genuine live feeling.

1. Limehouse Blues
2. Confessin' (That I Love You) I'm Confessin'
3. High Life
4. Struttin' with Some Barbeque
5. Jeep's Blues
6. Stuffy
7. Fascinating Rhythm (Live) Lady, be Good! Oh, lady, be good!
8. Carnival in Flanders Here's that Rainy Day
9. Barbados
10. How High the Moon
11. Take 5 Take Five
12. Everything Happens to Me

Customer Reviews (4.60 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Not worth the money

posted on 12/20/2015
3 Stars
Reviewer: John G
While I would not say this is a poor recording, neither is it anywhere near the rave reviews posted here. My system is very revealing of recordings, good, bad, and in between. This recording has unusual microphone positioning. It sounds close mic'd and the main thing I was disappointed in is that it lacks a realistic sound stage. Instruments are not placed on a soundstage so much as coming out of left and right channels, albeit with great clarity and "presence." I have any number of recordings that are better at presenting the correct soundstage. I'd name them, but since they aren't offered here, they wouldn't get posted. :-)

Amazing recording

posted on 11/18/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: fffccc
I have the double DSD version of this recording and have to say that it is one of, if not THE best digital album I own. Whether on headphones or in the big system, always start at track one and do not stop until the last song ends. If you are looking for recording, mastering and musicianship at their best, Jazz at the Pawnshop should not be missing from your collection.

the best

posted on 10/31/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: brian
i know nothing about jazz, but i tried this out based on reviews from around the net. i never thought a live recording could sound as good as this. i play it on my FiiO X5 (2nd gen) into my Onkyo nr636, with Klipsch Reference II speakers. it feels like the musicians are playing right in my living room. easily one of the best DSD downloads i own.


posted on 12/04/2014
5 Stars
I have the original vinyl and I have to say that this is great! Played through the Auralic Vega has a very analog sound . Very detailed excellent soundstage a great recording with one of the best transfers to DSD I have heard


posted on 12/01/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: DC-Audioholic
Was thinking about making changes to my audio system. Not quite satisfied with the accuracy, detail, soundstage, etc. Then I played this DSD download using a Sony HAP-Z1ES. To say the least, I found new satisfaction in my existing setup. Most importantly, I realized what I REALLY wanted was NOT about the equipment. It was this kind of source material. Perfection. Brightness, clarity, dynamic range off-the-chart. Crisp and precise. This is what high-end audio should sound like. Expensive download, but well worth it. It is the best source material I own, including all my SACD's, which I play on a very expensive McIntosh CD (MCD550). Nothing compares to the sound of this download played on the Sony HiRes DSD player.

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