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Summer Serenade

Benny Carter Quartet

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1
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Benny Carter Quartet
5:10
Brigadoon  
2
Almost Like Being in Love
Benny Carter Quartet
7:26
3
Summer Serenade
Benny Carter Quartet
4:18
4
All That Jazz
Richard Boone; Benny Carter Quartet
5:07
5
Blue Star
Benny Carter Quartet
8:07
6
When Lights Are Low
Benny Carter Quartet
6:04
Cabin in the Sky  
7
Takin' a Chance on Love
Benny Carter Quartet
8:24
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    44:36
"He's everything a musician would want to be."
- Ella Fitzgerald

"Everybody ought to listen to Benny. He's a whole musical education."
- Miles Davis

"He's the consummate musician. More than anyone else, he represents what American music is all about."
- David Sanborn

Although he has played trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tenor and piano, it is as an alto saxophonist that Benny Carter has achieved his enviable reputation as an instrumentalist. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner has acted as an inspiration to generations of young musicians, all of whom have been fascinated by the seemingly effortless way in which that flawless tone was produced. The broad, sweeping phrases of his improvisations have the structural stability of compositions in their own right. This 1980 session finds Carter backed by a fine quintet including pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Jesper Lundgard, drummer Ed Thigpen and Richard Boone, who sings on All That Jazz.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD - 2xHD Studio Masters

From 2xHD:

In the constant evolution of its proprietary mastering process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD FUSION, integrating the finest analogue 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 NAB 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 fibre head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD FUSION to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.

The resulting signal is then transformed into high resolution formats by recording it in DSD 11.2 kHz using a Merging Technologies Horus A to D converter. All analogue and digital cables 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 HD DAC (DSD) is used as a reference digital playback converter in order to A and B with the original analogue master tape, permitting the fusion of the warmth of analogue with the refinement of digital.

2xHD mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD executive producer: André Perry

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