Shelly Manne, Bill Evans with Monty Budwig - Empathy (1962) [APO Remaster 2013] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

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Shelly Manne, Bill Evans with Monty Budwig - Empathy (1962) [APO Remaster 2013] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Shelly Manne, Bill Evans with Monty Budwig - Empathy (1962) [Analogue Productions '2013]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:03 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 995 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 695 MB

Influential and innovative jazz pianist Bill Evans took time off from his regular trio to record Empathy with drummer Shelly Manne (who shares equal billing) and bassist Monty Budwig. Critics noted that the impromptu collaboration seemed to loosen Evans up, inspiring a lighter, freer and more relaxed performance on this album than on his previous recordings with his usual bandmates.

This album came about through a fortuitous convergence of circumstances. Shelly Manne & His Men were appearing at New York's Village Vanguard, sharing the bill with the Bill Evans Trio. Getting Riverside's permission to let the pianist participate, Creed Taylor set up a session at Rudy Van Gelder's studio with Evans and Manne sharing top billing. Manne's bass player, Monty Budwig, made up the trio. This was a busman's holiday for Evans, who was freed from the musical parameters he had set for his then-current trio. The result is that his playing seemed lighter, freer, and more relaxed than it had for a while. The album kicks off with a jaunty version of Irving Berlin's "The Washington Twist" from the unsuccessful Mr. President with Budwig sharing the honors with Evans as much as Manne. Manne spends most of his time driving Evans into more diminished and sharper playing than was usually Evans' wont. Another relatively unfamiliar Berlin work, "Let's Go Back to the Waltz," gives full reign to Evans' lyricism. The longest tune on the set is an audacious, almost lampooned version of "With a Song in My Heart" with light chordal phrasing that pretty much characterized much of the tone coming from this session. Listening to these three, it's clear that everyone was having a good time and simply enjoying being relieved of their duties with their regular combos, even if for just one day.


01. The Washington Twist
02. Danny Boy
03. Let's Go Back To Te Waltz
04. With A Song In My Heart
05. Goodbye
06. I Believe In You

Recorded on August 14, 1962 in New York City.
Mastered for this SACD by George Marino at Sterling Sound.

Bill Evans - piano
Monty Budwig - bass
Shelly Manne - drums

foobar2000 1.3.17 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: Shelly Manne / Bill Evans / Empathy

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR14 -7.93 dB -25.78 dB 6:28 01-The Washington Twist
DR14 -12.38 dB -32.27 dB 3:42 02-Danny Boy
DR14 -8.54 dB -26.99 dB 4:31 03-Let's Go Back To Te Waltz
DR16 -6.60 dB -28.63 dB 9:11 04-With A Song In My Heart
DR15 -12.13 dB -30.68 dB 5:10 05-Goodbye
DR14 -9.45 dB -26.85 dB 5:59 06-I Believe In You

Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

Thanks to jazzyman!
Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,41 GB