Classic Records (DVD 24/96)
Only playable on DVD hardware. This disc is not compatible with CD hardware.
The Classic 24/96 Digital Audio Disc (DAD) is designed to be an audiophile musical reference. The process starts with the encoding of an analog signal from a live microphone feed or more commonly from an analog master tape. The highly sophisticated Analog to Digital converter (A to D) samples the analog signal 96,000 times per second (96kHz) and assigns a numerical value to each sample point. The 96kHz sampling rate is more than twice the 44,100 (44.1kHz) sampling rate used on standard CDs. The numerical value assigned at 96kHz - about every 10.4 microseconds - is stored as a 24 bit digital word. The significance of a 24 bit digital word is that there are 16.8 million different potential values for each 24 bit word! By contrast there are only 65,536 different potential values for a 16 bit word on a normal CD. The additional 8 bits on a DAD allow for over 16 million additional voltage values to represent the original analog signal. Further, 24 bit resolution offers 144 dB of dynamic range from the softest to the loudest musical note. At 144 dB of dynamic range we greatly exceed even the dynamic range available on the world's finest analog tape machines. For the first time in the history of digital audio we can provide Master Tape Sound (MTS).
The sixth release from our Blue Note vinyl series, this session from 1960 showcases the always tasteful piano of Drew, plus cohorts Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Sam Jones and Louis Hays. An atypical quintet outing where the piano does and will not take a back seat to front-line horns. It's Kenny's date and they are HIS accompanists. But make no mistake, this group of Blue Note All-Stars were all on the same wavelength, with egos checked at the door, this December night at the Van Gelder studio. Great ensemble arrangements led by Drew's majestic touch on the keyboards. The result: another fantastic Blue Note stereo recording. Recorded in New York City in 1960.
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