Bud Powell - Bouncing With Bud (1962/2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Bud Powell - Bouncing With Bud (1962/2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Bud Powell - Bouncing With Bud (1962
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 42:46 minutes | 1,95 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:46 minutes | 819 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Jazz pianist Bud Powell recorded these tunes in Copenhagen on April 26, 1962 with 15-year-old bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer William Schiopffe. Released at one point under the title Bud Powell In Copenhagen, the album features breezy interpretions of songs by Thelonious Monk, Irving Berlin, Coleman Hawkins, Tadd Dameron and others.

Bud Powell was one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie he was instrumental in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him “the Charlie Parker of the piano”.

This 1962 session in Copenhagen finds him in top form. Joined by promising young bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer William Schiopffe, Powell literally wails along as he plays the works of fellow boppers such as Thelonious Monk ("Straight, No Chaser" and "52nd Street Theme"), Tadd Dameron ("Hot House"), Denzil Best ("Move"), as well as his own "Bouncing With Bud." He also delves into a breezy take of Irving Berlin's "The Best Thing for You" and Coleman Hawkins' "Rifftide" (a familiar reworking of "Oh, Lady Be Good!"). Even though the music pretty much stays at a fairly brisk to fast tempo, there's no danger of listener burnout.


01 - Rifftide
02 - Bouncing with Bud
03 - Move
04 - Call Me Madam: The Best Thing For You
05 - Straight No Chaser
06 - I Remember Clifford
07 - Hot House
08 - 52nd Street Theme

2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.

Bud Powell - piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - bass
William Schiopffe - drums

About 2xHD Fusion process:
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.
Analyzed: Bud Powell / Powell: Bouncing with Bud

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -7.59 dB -21.31 dB 4:17 01-Rifftide
DR12 -6.40 dB -20.66 dB 6:00 02-Bouncing with Bud
DR11 -8.14 dB -20.51 dB 5:01 03-Move
DR12 -9.55 dB -23.97 dB 6:02 04-Call Me Madam: The Best Thing For You
DR12 -9.59 dB -23.35 dB 6:46 05-Straight No Chaser
DR15 -9.63 dB -27.98 dB 6:20 06-I Remember Clifford
DR11 -7.99 dB -22.42 dB 5:51 07-Hot House
DR10 -7.64 dB -20.65 dB 2:29 08-52nd Street Theme

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 5644800 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 11290 kbps
Codec: DSD128

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