CVEN 0288 SA
Single Layer SACD
Like many other prominent jazz musicians, master pianist John Hicks started his early career with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1964-1965). This special album for Venus Records was recorded in 1992 as a tribute to his former boss who had passed away two years earlier.
Hicks' many influences--including Bud Powell, Art Tatum, Fatz Waller, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner--shaped his modern yet earthy style. Aided by his well-known collaborators Marcus Maclaurene on bass and Victor Lewis on drums, Hicks here perform some of the familiar Jazz Messengers' repertories with a lot of emotion and extra earthiness.
It is not easy to perform these tunes--forever etched to jazz fan's memories with the powerful two-horn quintet sound of the Messengers--with a piano trio, but Hicks is successful here, more than making up the lack of horn players with his powerful piano playing.
Recorded October 19, 1992 at Sear Sound, New York.
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully.
• 2-channel Single Layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player
• Japanese pressing
John Hicks, piano
Marcus Maclaurene, bass
Victor Lewis, drums
|1. No Problem|
|2. Whisper Not|
|3. Nica’s Dream|
|5. Blues March|
|6. Night In Tunisia|