今やジャズ界を代表するシンガーとして、名実ともに世界最高峰を誇るカサンドラ・ウィルソン。彼女のキャリア超初期にあたる1986年、ジム・デアンジェリスとトニー・シグナによるアルバム『Straight From The Top』にゲスト・シンガーとして参加した際の超レアな音源を、カサンドラ・ウィルソンのヴォーカル曲のみでリパッケージ。世界のオーディオ・ファンから厚い信頼を得る2xHDによる最新リマスターでハイレゾ・リリース！
録音：Pure Sound Studios. New Jersey
These rare recordings were made at the beginning of Cassandra Wilson’s career when she was invited by Jim De Angelis and Tony Signa to participate in one of their recording sessions. One can feel here, even early in her career, that Cassandra would become an extraordinary artist. These are wonderful recordings of the magnetic yet introverted performer who became a Grammy award winner jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer.
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The mastering chain consists of a selection of high-end vacuum tube equipment. For the recordings on this album, the original ?" 15 ips NagraMaster curve, NAB or CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier. 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 fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD FUSION to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.
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【Cassandra Wilson, Moonglow／Cassandra Wilson／ハイレゾ】