℗ 2018 2xHD
 

Just Friends (Live at the Village Vanguard)

Eddie Daniels, Roger Kellaway, Buster Williams, Al Foster

Available in 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD / DSF high-resolution audio formats

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1
Some O' This and Some O' That
Eddie Daniels; Roger Kellaway; Buster Williams; Al Foster
9:28
2
Reverie for a Rainy Day
Eddie Daniels; Roger Kellaway; Buster Williams; Al Foster
5:35
3
Wolfie's Samba
Eddie Daniels; Roger Kellaway; Buster Williams; Al Foster
9:09
4
Just Friends
Eddie Daniels; Roger Kellaway; Buster Williams; Al Foster
17:33
5
The Spice Man
Eddie Daniels; Roger Kellaway; Buster Williams; Al Foster
16:28
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:13
"This 1988 live recording, previously unissued, catches the full blaze of his early maturity, and also of his creative accord with pianist-composer Roger Kellaway. "
- The Guardian

"It’s a thought-provoking and breath-taking evening, from 7th Avenue three decades ago. And never intended for release."
- London Jazz News

"For “Just Friends,” the group creates an epic 18-minute testimony that begins with an abstraction on the theme and continues through unaccompanied clarinet and piano solos."
- Jazz times
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD Studio Masters

This album contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source.

From 2xHD:

In the constant evolution of its proprietary mastering process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD FUSION, integrating the finest analog, with state-of-the-art digital technology.

The mastering chain consists of a selection of high-end vacuum tube equipment. For the recordings on this album, the original ¼” 15 ips NAB and 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 FUSION 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 HD DAC (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.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

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