Total download size: 4.70GB Total play length: 59:53
Cover art and liner notes included
This album embodies Volume 2 of the great event which was recorded in December 1976 over two nights at the intimate Pawnshop jazz club in Stockholm and considered one of the most famous audiophile recording in music. Both the musicianship and the engineering came together in a magical symbiosis captured on this enduring classic. Recording engineer Gert Palmcrantz used one pair of microphones spaced eight inches apart for the main pick-up, with a couple of microphones placed to register the “live” atmosphere and a few discrete support mikes, all recorded on a pair of two-track Nagra tape recorders in the restaurant kitchen!
"... widely regarded as one of the most natural-sounding jazz recordings of all time ... a long-standing audiophile reference ... contains excellent music and performances."
"... a huge step forward in sound recording techniques where jazz is concerned. The recordings have a 'live' quality not present in many others."
- MusicWeb International
"You hear the clink of glasses, the chime of the bell to acknowledge a tip, the burr of conversation. It all fits; that intimate club atmosphere that sparks jazz at its best. You feel as though you're there. Which is Palmcrantz’s triumph and why Jazz at the Pawnshop is likely to continue to fascinate both jazz and audio fans for a good many years to come?"
- All About Jazz
THE 2XHD MASTERING PROCESS
For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra-T?modified?with?high-end?tube playback electronics, wired with OCC?silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made, having four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and?a?tape tension head.
We did an analog transfer for each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm.
Each format (96kHz, 192kHz, DSD2.8mHz and DSD5.6mHz) was created using Merging Horus/Hapi A/D converter, calibrated to the required format, and a dCS Vivaldi clock
2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.
||The Wizard of Oz (inst): Over The Rainbow|
||Gubben och Kallingen|
||In a Mellotone: In A Mellow Tone|
||Nancy (with the Laughing Face): Nancy With The Laughing Face|
||High Life (Take 2)|
||The Big Show: Poor Butterfly|
||Exactly Like You|
||Things Ain't What They Used To Be|
||It Don't Mean A Thing|