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The Cape Verdean Blues [XRCD24] by Horace Silver
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Artist/Band:Horace Silver
Name:The Cape Verdean Blues [XRCD24]
Cat No.:AWMXR-0010
Performed by:Horace Silver (piano)
Woody Shaw (trumpet)
J.J. Johnson (trombone)
Joe Henderson (tenor sax)
Bob Cranshaw (bass)
Roger Humphries (drums)
Description:The Definitive Versions of Blue Note on XRCD24... Listen & Compare!

Audio Wave Music presents Blue Note on XRCD for the first time!

Audio Wave Music was created by the CEO of XRCD's US distributor Elusive Disc with a goal of providing the finest presentation of the Blue Note label's classic jazz recordings on the ultimate compact disc, XRCD. They joined forces with the legendary producer Joe Harley and mastering engineer Alan Yoshida, and followed the strict and time-consuming XRCD protocols in all aspects from the digital transfer of the original analog tapes to the physical production of the CDs.

The new XRCD editions SMOKE all other Red Book CD versions, including those remastered by Rudy Van Gelder himself. The XRCD version is much more analog-like with natural, warm tonality, better resolution of details and micro- and macro-dynamics. Older CDs, on the other hand, sound compressed, veiled, boxed-in, and harsh and shrill. In fact, the XRCD is very, very close sonically to the superb Music Matters 45rpm vinyl editions. If you are a fan of Blue Note and an audiophile, you MUST own the entire series of 25 titles!

Superior Sound on CD & Deluxe Packaging
  • XRCD is compatible with ALL CD PLAYERS and requires no special equipment!
  • Rudy Van Gelder's original Blue Note 2-track analog tapes were meticulously mastered to XRCD by engineer Alan Yoshida and producer Joe Harley.
  • The highest quality analog to digital transfers from tape to CD... Listen and Compare!
  • Deluxe hard-bound book style packaging with original liner notes and high resolution B&W session photos.
Horace Silver, the influential hard bop/soul jazz pianist, songwriter and bandleader, was riding high in 1965. His "Song for My Father" had become a hit, he had put together a new and brilliant quintet, and he had the opportunity to use the masterful trombonist J.J. Johnson as a guest on his new album for Blue Note Records. On the resulting album, The Cape Verdean Blues, Johnson joins one of Silver's greatest bands, a group boasting two brilliant new stars... tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and the young trumpeter Woody Shaw. Henderson and Shaw push Silver to take some of his most forward looking solos, and the pianist's compositions in turn push the soloists to think melodically and play with deep soul. "The Cape Verdean Blues" is a tribute to the West African homeland of Silver's father. "Pretty Eyes" was Silvers' first original waltz. "Nutville" is both complex and uniquely catchy. The Cape Verdean Blues is simply one of the most inspired sessions of Horace Silver's long and outstanding career.

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder on October 1 and 25, 1965, at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey.This XRCD24 released in 2010.

The 24-bit super analog extended resolution compact disc (XRCD24) from JVC brings the listener higher fidelity and improved audio quality by enhancing the process of mastering and manufacturing compact discs. The XRCD24 is compatible with all CD players.
Eastwind Import Price:
$30.00

Album Tracks:
1. The Cape Verdean BluesMP3 Sample
2. The African QueenMP3 Sample
3. Pretty EyesMP3 Sample
4. NutvilleMP3 Sample
5. BonitaMP3 Sample
6. Mo' JoeMP3 Sample
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