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Wes Montgomery in Paris - The Definitive ORTF Recording

Wes Montgomery, Harold Mabern, Arthur Harper, Jimmy Lovelace, Johnny Griffin

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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Meet Me in St. Louis  
1
The Girl Next Door
Wes Montgomery; Johnny Griffin; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
6:37
Carnival in Flanders  
2
Here's That Rainy Day
Wes Montgomery; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
8:26
3
Jingles
Wes Montgomery; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
12:26
4
To Wane
Wes Montgomery; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
11:03
5
Full House
Johnny Griffin; Wes Montgomery; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
10:42
6
'Round Midnight (take 1)
Johnny Griffin; Wes Montgomery; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
9:17
7
Blue 'n Boogie - West Coast Blues
Johnny Griffin; Wes Montgomery; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
13:05
8
Twisted Blues
Wes Montgomery; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
13:29
9
Four on Six
Wes Montgomery; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
6:26
10
Impressions
Wes Montgomery; Arthur Harper; Harold Mabern; Jimmy Lovelace
10:10
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:41:41
Recorded during the one single overseas tour in Paris, The Definitive ORTF Recording is considered one of the greatest live Wes Montgomery performances ever. Wes Montgomery is known for his unconventional techniques on the guitar which granted him such a distinctive musical sound.

"Most of the stuff was spur of the moment; that's what made it fresh then, and it's still fresh now. That's why it sounds happy - because we were happy, and it was all about the music."
- Harold Mabern
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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