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This album is one of my very best Jazz of duo pianist and guitarist players. The tracks have a very good sound like that of analog sound. The digital transfer is a success. The two musicians are so present in your listening room. Highly recommend.
This is a great sounding issue. I was never happy with the McMaster remastered CD and I also have an original (bendy tenor) well loved lp. I believe there may be some overload on the original tapes, but still this issue let me hear this artifact for myself. The presence and bloom of the instruments brought me closer to this treasured recording than ever.
Undercurrent in DSF 128 format contrasts with my also Undercurrent CD converted by XLD to AIFF 44.1/16. The CD edition contains ten tracks compared to the seven included in the HDTT DSF128. I know some knowledgable enthusiasts who prefer AIFF over DSF and who regard CD quality as unacceptable. I am able to enjoy the music in its various formats. Hearing HDTT's Undercurrent in DSF128 for the first time and then comparing to the converted CD tracks, I find I can enjoy each of the two editions, but HDTT's edition has a presence, instrument voicing that I would compare to looking at HD movies and UHD movies. I was surprised at how close Hall and Evans were presented as the sound stage is tighter than I would expect. It's the same for either edition. It's the resolution of SQ that in my opinion favors the DSF128. And that vibrancy, clarity brings the listener (moi) closer to experience live music. So too the phrasing, technique and musicality improves as well. Whether or not it's second row center at the Village Vanguard, I still have the best seats in the house. And while I miss those three tracks that were provided with the CD, with the HDTT DSF128, here are two genius musicians who are past yet with a marvelous presence one may enjoy. For me music's the thing, the equipment seduces. Glad to have added this edition of Undercurrent to my library. Best, Richard
I have listened to this about three times in the first two days. It is a wonderful performance that really draws you in. I would give it a 5 except for the slightly home grown quality of the live recording. This is a minor observation though and I really recommend the recording.
Artist(s): Piano – Bill Evans
Guitar – Jim Hall
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape
Engineer – Bill Schwartau
Producer – Alan Douglas
Recorded at Sound Makers, New York City on April 24, 1962, by United Artists Records
1 My Funny Valentine
Written-By – Rodgers & Hart 5:19
2 I Hear A Rhapsody
Written-By – Dick Gasparre, George Fragos, Jack Baker 4:35
3 Dream Gyspy
Written-By – Judith Veevers 4:30
Written-By – Jim Hall 5:18
5 Skating In Central Park
Written-By – John Lewis 5:17
6 Darn That Dream
Written-By – Eddie Delange, Jimmy Van Heusen 5:05
7 My Funny Valentine (Alternate Take)
Written-By – Rodgers & Hart 6:52
Total Time: 36:56