Scott LaFaro - Pieces of Jade





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DSD (Double Rate) 5.6MHz/128fs Download

DSD (Double Rate) 5.6MHz/128fs Download

Total download size: 2.9 GB Total play length: 37:07
Cover art and liner notes included

"Pieces of Jade" features material previously unavailable to American audiences. Among the highlights is a rare glimpse inside the creative process with LaFaro in an extended practice session with Bill Evans, both of them working through a standard they practically owned, "My Foolish Heart." Also included are five selections recorded in New York City during 1961 that showcase LaFaro with pianist Don Friedman and drummer Pete LaRoca.

"His approach to the was a beautiful thing to see...He was a constant inspiration."
- Bill Evans

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording the original 1/4", 15 IPS NAB 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.

2xHD did an analog transfer to DSD256 (11.2nHz) using Merging Horus/Hapi A/D converter and a dCS Vivaldi clocl. Each format (96kHz, 192kHz, DSD2.8mHz, DSD5.6mHz and DSD11.2mHz) was created from that transfer.

I Hear a Rhapsody
Sacre Bléu (Take 1)
On Green Dolphin Street
Sacre Bléu (Take 2)
Woody 'n' You
Homage to Scott by Bill Evans

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