The Blues

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The Blues 0:44:36 $24.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Cotton Club Parade: Cotton Club Parade: I've Got the World on a String 07:05 192/24 Album only
2 The Wizard of Oz: The Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow 08:26 192/24 Album only
3 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 04:37 192/24 Album only
4 St. Louis Woman: St. Louis Woman: Come Rain or Come Shine 06:43 192/24 Album only
5 The Sky's the Limit: The Sky's the Limit: My Shining Hour 11:49 192/24 Album only
6 Cotton Club Parade: Cotton Club Parade: As Long as I Live 05:58 192/24 Album only

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American jazz pianist and bandleader Earl Hines was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano whose playing shaped the history of jazz. The trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (a member of Hines's big band, along with Charlie Parker) wrote, ""The piano is the basis of modern harmony. This little guy came out of Chicago, Earl Hines. He changed the style of the piano. You can find the roots of Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, all the guys who came after that. If it hadn't been for Earl Hines blazing the path for the next generation to come, it's no telling where or how they would be playing now. There were individual variations but the style of ... the modern piano came from Earl Hines."" The pianist Lennie Tristano said, ""Earl Hines is the only one of us capable of creating real jazz and real swing when playing all alone."" Horace Silver said, ""He has a completely unique style. No one can get that sound, no other pianist"". Erroll Garner said, ""When you talk about greatness, you talk about Art Tatum and Earl Hines"". Earl Hines was 68 at the time of this recording and still in his prime for this session which was cut 46 years after his first recording as a leader.


2xHD is a record label which uses its proprietary system to process music masters originally recorded in analog to DSD in order to produce a unique listening experience. The process uses a selection from a pool of high-end audiophile components and connectors. In some cases even using battery power, so as to benefit from the cleanest power source possible.

This variable equipment combination custom tailored to each project, creates the most accurate reproduction of the original recording, unveiling information previously masked by the use of EQ, transformers, patch bays, extended cable length etc. The selection of components is critical, as many A/D and D/A converters are unable to pierce through these filters that create a ceiling effect to the sound. The 2xHD system preserves the dynamics of the original master and provides an open feeling to the sound. 2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme, two dedicated music lovers determined to experience only the warmth and depth of the music without hearing the equipment.

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