℗ 2015 Wilson Audiophile Recordings
 

S' Wonderful Jazz

Eddie Graham, Jane Jarvis, Jim DeJulio

Available in 176.4 kHz / 24-bit, 88.2 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC and 2.8224 MHz DSD / DSF high-resolution audio formats

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1
'S Wonderful
Eddie Graham Trio
4:21
2
Cherokee
Eddie Graham Trio
5:14
3
That Old Feeling
Eddie Graham Trio
5:49
4
You Are Too Beautiful
Eddie Graham Trio
4:52
1
Bali Hai
Eddie Graham Trio
5:51
2
Jitterbug Waltz
Eddie Graham Trio
4:24
3
You've Changed
Eddie Graham Trio
6:17
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    36:48
This live album from 1984 featuring drummer Eddie Graham and his trio was recorded at Mario's Restaurant in Palm Desert, California. Renowned for its superb sound quality, typical of all Wilson Audiophile releases, the collection of swinging standards has been hard to find for several years.

"I guess I was an audiophile before such a term existed. I was excited about the prospects of capturing the energy and excitement of my own group with such startling realism."
- Eddie Graham
176.4 kHz / 24-bit, 88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – Wilson Audiophile Recordings Studio Masters

This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue master source. Due to the nature of analogue tape recording, it may contain artifacts or audio which uses a limited amount of the available dynamic range / frequency bandwidth of high-resolution digital audio. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.

Recorded at Mario's Restaurant in Palm Desert, California

High-Res Transfer Credits:
Produced by: Wilson Audiophile Recordings, LLC
Original recording engineer: David A. Wilson
Project manager: Daryl C. Wilson
Analogue to high definition digital transfer: Bruce Brown, Puget Sound Studios
Transfer editing: Bruce Brown, Puget Sound Studios
Sonic evaluation: David A. Wilson, Sheryl Lee Wilson, Daryl C. Wilson

Technical Notes:
Each master tape was inspected, cleaned and treated with Last #9 and #10 preservatives. All of the master tapes were baked to reformulate the binding. This was done in an incubator at 135 degrees and then they were left to cool back down to room temperature. All splices were inspected and repaired, if necessary.

Each transfer was executed on the UltraMaster, a one-of-a-kind Studer A80 designed and built by John Curl with custom electronics. Each master tape was stored by Wilson Audiophile “tails-out” in which Puget Sound Studios did a library wind to the take-up reel. All levels were set according to included EQ sheets and each 1 kHz tone was further set at precisely 1 kHz, via a custom varispeed adjustment. This provided the exact speed the master tapes were recorded at.

A total of five different analogue-to-digital converters were used to provide samples for the Wilsons to evaluate. Ultimately an EMM Labs ADC-8 Mk IV, custom modified by Andreas Koch, was chosen by Dave and Daryl Wilson for the transfers from the UltraMaster using the original master tapes into a Sonoma DSD workstation for capture and editing. Monitoring from the Sonoma DSD workstation was routed though a modified Playback Designs MPS-5 via USB-X with Light Harmonic USB cable. All DSD files were transferred into a Merging Technologies Pyramix DSD/DXD Masscore workstation for sample rate conversion, format conversion and metadata tagging. The Pyramix Hepta filter was used for conversion to PCM. Files were then listened to for quality assurance.

Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexandria XLF, two Thor’s Hammers
Electronics: Apple Mac Mini, Amarra & Audirvana Plus, Weiss INT202, Audio Research DAC8, VTL 7.5 mk3 preamp, VTL Siegfried mk2 amplifiers, 2 Wilson Audio W.A.T.C.H. controllers
Cables: Audioquest Firewire, Transparent Opus

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