Take the A Train

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Take the A Train 0:39:18 $24.98
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1 Take the A Train: Take the A Train 03:00 192/24 Album only
2 Satin Doll 03:24 192/24 Album only
3 Things Ain't What They Used to Be 02:43 192/24 Album only
4 Blow By Blow 04:29 192/24 Album only
5 VIP Boogie - Jam with Sam 05:33 192/24 Album only
6 The Good Years of Jazz 01:23 192/24 Album only
7 It Don't Mean a Thing - Satin Doll - Solitude - I Got it Bad - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Mood Indigo - I'm Beginning to see the Light - Sophisticated Lady - Caravan 10:19 192/24 Album only
8 New World a-Comin 08:27 192/24 Album only

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℗ 2017 2xHD - Storyville Records
© 2017 2xHD - Storyville Records

Take the “A” Train is the vibrant signature composition of Duke Ellington, the most important composer in the history of jazz, also a rare bandleader who held his large group together for almost 50 years. Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his band members, many of whom remained with him for long periods.

It is quite impossible for one album to capture the full flavour and rich diversity of Duke Ellington’s music and orchestra. The eight tracks here offer a remarkably well-balanced sample of the prolific repertoire – the immortal compositions, the arresting arrangements, the outstanding soloists and, not least, the distinctive solo work of the piano player, Edward Kennedy Ellington, the Duke who became King of Orchestral Jazz

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THE 2xHD FUSION MASTERING SYSTEM

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 CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired from the playback head directly to a Telefunken EF806 tube, using OCC silver cable. 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 HDdac (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 was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme