Recorded live at the historic Village Vanguard in November, 1988, this spirited never-before-heard recording by clarinetist Eddie Daniels and pianist Roger Kellaway is a vital addition to the Daniel/Kellaway discography. It’s ‘not only a fascinating musical snapshot of Daniels' early years playing with Kellaway, it introduces the larger jazz world to rare compositions written by the two’ (John Murph). Audiophile Audition online magazine states: “This recording is a pleasure to audition. It has four masters of their craft sharing their prowess. Eddie is often center stage, but this dream rhythm section more than holds their own… This recording features only five tracks and covers nearly an hour, so each member is featured, and they can really stretch out. ..Jazz clarinet fans, as well as those appreciating a first rate dream rhythm section, will find lots to like in this new issue by 2xHD”
Eddy Daniels is that rare musician who is not only equally at home in both jazz and classical music but excels in both with breathtaking virtuosity. Leonard Feather, the eminent jazz critic says; ‘It is a rare event in jazz where one man can all but reinvent an instrument bringing it to a new state of revolution’
Roger Kellaway - Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominated Pianist/Composer, has recorded more than two hundred and fifty albums. He’s worked with everyone from Ellington to Elvis, Carmen McCrae to Barbra Streisand, and Quincy Jones to Yo-Yo Ma
2xHD is a record label which uses its proprietary system to process music masters originally recorded in analog or DSD or other format, 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 informaton 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 Andre Perry and audiophile sound engineer Rene Laflamme, two dedicated music lovers determined to experience only the warmth and depth of the music without hearing the equipment.
2xHD Mastering by: Rene Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: Andre Perry
【Just Friends - Live at the Village Vanguard／Various Artists／ハイレゾ】