Various Artists - Jazz at the Pawnshop



Total download size: 6.00GB Total play length: 1:28:04

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.

DXD 352.8 kHz / 24-bit was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock.

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 (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Significant Upgrade

posted on 02/08/2015
4 Stars
Reviewer: dsnyder0cnn
I compared this version to the CD and 24-bit, 88.2kHz download from HDTracks. This version sounds much closer to the CD but there's a greater sense of presence. The previous HDTracks release (I suspect a PCM rendition of the SACD) has an artificially wide stereo image that does not feel as natural. This new Naxos 2xHD release is the one to have, placing you just a couple of tables back from Lars, Arne, and the gang. I loaded a couple of the tracks in to Adobe Audition, and spectral analysis shows zero content above 22kHz, so the 352.8kHz sampling frequency is a bit excessive; 24-bit, 44.1kHz would have been fine. If you're a fan, you owe it to yourself to add this release (or the DSD128 version) to your collection.


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