BLUE TRAIN, yet again?:yikes I have it on SACD [Analogue Productions], MLP DVD~A [stereo] from Classic Records [192/24] and just received the BD~A [also 192/24] from CDJapan [which was $11, Japanese ONLY edition w/the obi strip].Four new Jazz titles: Japanese SHM-SACD, will be released on Dec 6th. 2017 DSD master.
John Coltrane / Blue Train
Paul Chambers / Whims of Chambers
Sonny Clark / Sonny's Crib
Johnny Griffin / Blowing Session
This info at CDJapan.
I'm happy for audiophiles & historians that these are available, Chambers is a legend and this is a classic release.Paul Chambers / Whims of Chambers
The Jazz genre usually does it right in the sound quality department...I've purchased normal CDs that sound awesome..I am about half way thru the new 2017 SHM SACD Blue Note Jazz series. I can't imagine anything sounding better; ie: DSD download etc. These early 60's releases sound so smooth and great. Each comes in a outer paper jacket, they all match each other and then the jewel case comes out with liner notes and band members. Here is an example of two that the other 18 mimic.
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Very true.The Jazz genre usually does it right in the sound quality department...I've purchased normal CDs that sound awesome..
https://positive-feedback.com/audio-discourse/the-14th-annual-positive-feedback-writers-choice-awards-for-2017/2xHD-Resonance & 2xHD-Storyville Jazz Reissues in DSD 256. 2xHD Mastering, Resonance Records, Storyville Records
2017 Writer's Choice Award Winner from Brian Moura, Associate Editor, Positive Feedback
In the last few years the audio market has seen rapid growth in the number of DACs that include DSD 256 (also known as Quad DSD and DSD 11.2 MHz) playback. This has encouraged the release of more albums in Stereo and even Surround Sound DSD 256. Given the size of these music tracks, DSD 256 is available only on music downloads.
2xHD Mastering was formed by audio expert and recording and mastering engineer Rene LaFlamme and his partner producer and recording engineer Andre Perry. They initially licensed classic audiophile titles from labels including Proprius and Naxos and released remastered albums in DSD 64 and DSD 128 Stereo. With the increasing interest in DSD 256 titles, which some audio experts say brings you very close to the sound quality of Analog Tape and the even wider dynamic range of DSD 256 recordings, 2xHD upgraded their audio chain and began reissuing albums in DSD 256 as well as the earlier DSD 128 and DSD 64-bit rates.
This year things became really interesting for Jazz fans when 2xHD applied this new system to classic albums from Resonance Records and Storyville Records. Resonance is led by Jazz experts George Klabin and Zev Feldman. Klabin and Feldman have an uncanny ability to find and then reissue rare lost Jazz recordings. Partnering with 2xHD has led to a gold mine of new Analog Master Tape to DSD 256 Stereo releases from the Resonance catalog featuring recordings with Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Jaco Pastorius, Shirley Horn, Sarah Vaughan, and several more.
Storyville Records is one of Europe's top independent Jazz labels. They are known for reissuing fine Jazz recordings from Analog Tape as well. Their partnership with 2xHD has led to Analog to DSD 256 releases of recordings by artists including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Les McCann, Ben Webster, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Teddy Wilson.
Interestingly 2xHD's gradual entry into the DSD Download market has led to some download sites only offering their releases in DSD 64 (their first DSD releases) while others sell them in DSD 64 (single rate DSD) and DSD 128 (double rate DSD). This was illustrated at the recent DSD Seminar at the LA Audio Show where some seminar attendees didn't realize that their regular DSD downloads site didn't carry the DSD 256 (quad rate DSD) editions of the 2xHD-Resonance and 2xHD-Storyville releases. (You can find the 2xHD DSD 256 releases at NativeDSD Music and Acoustic Sounds.) For those who do find the DSD 256 editions of these Analog to DSD transfers, you will be richly rewarded with some real Jazz treasures.
Here's hoping that 2xHD, Resonance and Storyville continue their partnership and bring us even more Jazz classics in DSD 256 Stereo. Hearing Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz, Teddy Wilson, and more in this excellent format is a special treat. And one that certainly deserves a Writer's Choice Award to 2xHD, Resonance and Storyville.
I looked for an English translation key but couldn't find oneUniversal Music Japan will release priced-down re-issues of 50 SHM-SACD titles in November and December 2018. Since every single-disc classical SHM-SACD from them has come in a "mini-LP"-style paper digipak, it sounds like these are in standard jewel cases:
Also on November 7th, 2018, there will be two major new SHM-SACD releases of Karl Böhm recordings:
UCGG-9136/40: Beethoven: Nine Symphonies (and three Overtures) (1970-1972) (5 discs)
UCGG-9141/3: Schubert: Eight Symphonies (1963-1971) (3 discs)
Both box sets were previously released on regular SHM-CD in 2011 here and here, but the SACD versions will feature new 2018 DSD remasters from Emil Berliner Studios. A continuing feature of these multi-disc sets is that they use the extended storage of SACD to put more content on each disc and reduce the number of discs overall, hence the six-disc and four-disc CD versions are now five discs and three discs, respectively.
Sorry about that, I forget that others may not have experience with translating web pages.I looked for an English translation key but couldn't find one