℗ 2018 2xHD - Storyville Records
 

Really the Blues

Sidney Bechet

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1
Out of the Gallion
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
3:24
2
Blues of the Roaring Twenties
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
3:59
3
Tommy's Blues
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
4:01
4
Minor Swoon
Mezzrow-Bechet Septet
3:03
5
Jelly Roll
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
3:40
6
Groovin' the Minor
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
3:21
Really the Blues  
7
No. 1. —
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
3:11
8
No. 2. —
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
2:52
9
Funky Butt
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
4:12
10
Perdido Street Stomp
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
2:20
11
Where Am I?
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
4:43
12
I'm Speaking My Mind
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet
3:44
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    42:30
This remastered collection focuses on American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Sidney Bechet. His legendary quintet, the Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet, brings to life some of Bechet's most influential and acclaimed compositions and arrangements.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Storyville Records 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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