Teddy Wilson - The Noble Art of Teddy Wilson


2xHD - Storyville Records



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This man is a master of melodic and logical improvisation…his style is timeless – has never aged; he is like a Louis Armstrong, a Benny Carter, or a Johnny Hodges.  He plays everything with clarity and his sound is gentle. Teddy Wilson is truly one of the greatest; this gifted jazz-pianist has shown impeccable taste and skill ever since his first tremendous solo on record “Once Upon A Time” with Benny Carter’s Chocolate Dandies in 1933.

Wilson plays everything with clarity and with a gentle sound is. In this 1968 recording, everything Teddy plays is in perfect balance and order; he plays with warmth and enormous drive and a dazzling technique.

The mastering chain consists of a selection of high-end vacuum tube equipment.  For the recordings on this album, the original ¼” 15 ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head, has one of the best transports ever made.  A custom-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.

The resulting signal is then transferred into high resolution formats by recording it in DSD 11.2 MHz using a Merging Technologies’ Horus A to D converter.  All analog and digital cables that are used are state of the art. The 2xHD FUSION mastering system is powered by a super capacitor power supply, using a new technology that lowers the digital noise found in the lowest level of the spectrum.  A vacuum tube NAGRA HDdac (DSD) is used as a reference digital playback converter in order to A and B with the original analog master tape, permitting the fusion of the warmth of analog with the refinement of digital.

My Silent Love
You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
A Connecticut Yankee: My Heart Stood Still
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Walk a Little Faster: April in Paris
'Deed I Do
Autumn in New York
Ain't Misbehavin'
Serenade in Blue
Can-Can: It's All Right with Me

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