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I chose this title as I have the Riverside CD from 1987 coded AAD as I wanted to have a direct comparison for my first purchase. Basically there is not much that is not improved with this version. I downloaded the DSD128 version. I played both through a Marantz SA-10 SACD player. This player up-samples everything to DSD256 and uses no DAC chip, just a low pass filter. If there was any doubt that the source material is still paramount, this shows it. All of the players have more space in which to be heard along with better dynamics, tone, timbre, etc. The bass is still a bit dull by modern standards but the clarity of Joe Pass's guitar alone are worth the price. Freddie Hubbard comes out of the mix better as does Bill. Much, much better sound on the piano. Give yourself the time to listen to the whole album when you make this purchase. It can give you a bit of "chair lock". I do not like to purchase multiple versions of albums for making comparisons but this site intrigued me and I am very happy I did. There is a lot to recommend here and for barely more than a new CD price it was well worth it and I will be purchasing more from this site.
This date with an all star ensemble is quite good. All musicians are at their prime. Since I first hear the album something has always troubled me. The time that this was recorded when fade outs were rare of non existent, why the track Interplay was faded out. Traditionally the recording engineer would find an ending from another take or have the group record a tag. I am hoping that soon there will be a transfer of Everybody Digs Bill Evans. If for nothing more then the track recorded after all musicians were sent home. A track that is revered by Jazz and Classical musicians alike……Piece Peace.
This recording in dsd 128 instantly became my favorite Jazz recording. This recording is a superb example of what dsd can sound like. Realism, depth, air,dynamics, warmth, and you are there presence, all the characteristics of good vinyl, without vinyls drawbacks. Highly recommended. Oh and fantastic musicians and music too. A must have.
Artist(s): Piano – Bill Evans
Bass – Percy Heath
Drums – "Philly" Joe Jones
Guitar – Jim Hall
Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape
Engineer - Tom Nola
Producer – Orrin Keepnews
Recorded by Riverside Records
July 16 & 17, 1962 at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York
1 You And The Night And The Music 7:04
2 When You Wish Upon A Star 5:42
3 I'll Never Smile Again 6:31
4 Interplay 8:11
5 You Go To My Head 5:02
6 Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 6:24
Total Time: 38:54
Digital re-mastering in DSD256 :
Merging Technology Editing software with the
Hapi Analog to Digital converter