Now here is something really special. Bill Evans Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest mastered by René Laflamme on 2XHD.
This double album includes 93 minutes of never- before-heard studio recordings by the great Bill Evans with captivating performances by Evans in solo, duo and trio settings. It is one of the most extraordinary musical archeological finds. The recordings on this album constitute the material from a June 20th, 1968 session recorded by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS) and Joachim-Ernst Brendt in Germany’s Black Forest that was originally intended for release on HGBS’s legendary MPS label but for some reason were never released. This is no ordinary recording. It’s a remarkable document of an under-represented period in the career of one of the icons of Jazz.
2xHD is proud to be associated with Resonance Records on this exceptional project.
For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra-T modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made, having four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head.
We did an analog transfer for each high-res sampling
Each format (96kHz, 192kHz, DSD2.8mHz and DSD5.6mHz) was created using Merging Horus/Hapi and a dCS Vivaldi clock
The DSD 5.6mHz is created with the Horus/Hapi set to DSD 5.6mHz and recorded on merging pyramix masscore using dCS Vivaldi clock.
Another transfer is done for the DSD 2.8mHz with the Horus/Hapi set to DSD 2.8mHz and recorded on merging pyramix masscore using dCS Vivaldi clock.
Another transfer is done with the Horus/Hapi set at 192/24 in to the NAGRA Seven recorder at 192/24.
Another transfer is done with the Horus set at 96/24 in to the NAGRA Seven recorder at 96/24.
ARTIST: BILL EVANS
ALBUM TITLE: Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest
UPC #: 646437263801
Digital release date: April 22, 2016