Charlie Haden and John Taylor - Nightfall (2003/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Charlie Haden and John Taylor - Nightfall (2003/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Charlie Haden and John Taylor - Nightfall (2003/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:03 minutes | 2,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Naim Label has once again achieved the significant coup of recording with one of the world's best known and most respected double bassists in the world, Charlie Haden. Continuing our tradition of pairing this legend of free-jazz double-bass with whoever he wishes to play with, the great British jazz pianist John Taylor was this time top of Charlie's list.

As equally respected as Charlie, John is probably best known for his work with the ECM label, having founded his trio Azimuth in the late 70s with Norma Winstone and Kenny Wheeler. John is currently a member of Kenny Wheeler's quartet and large ensemble, and performs in duo and quartet settings with John Surman.

Nightfall is an album of musical beauty; an uplifting combination of John's dancing fingers and Charlie's trademark resounding bass and finger slaps. The tracks are all by Charlie or John, with the exception of ‘My Love and I' a love song from ‘Apache' and a composition from Williams Walton's orchestral suite for Laurence Olivier's Henry V, ‘Touch Her Soft Lips'.

Nightfall is a celebration of the musical simplicity that comes from recording the double bass and piano live to a two track stereo tape recorder. Every tone and phrase is there, from John's improvisation through plucking the piano strings on 'Chairman Mao' to Charlie's beautiful yet eerie bowing on ‘Song For The Whales'.


01 - Chairman Mao
02 - Nightfall
03 - My Love and I
04 - Au Contraire
05 - Windfall
06 - Touch Her Soft Lips
07 - Song For The Whales
08 - Bittersweet
09 - Silence

Produced by Charlie Haden.
Recorded at Roy O Disney Music Hall, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (8th-9th October 2003).
Recorded in True Stereo analogue by Ken Christianson, Pro Musica, Chicago.
Super Hi Definition Remaster in 192kHz using Nagra 6D by True Stereo Engineer Ken Christianson of Pro Musica, Chicago, Spring 2013.

- Charlie Haden: double bass
- John Taylor: piano

Analyzed: Charlie Haden & John Taylor / Nightfall

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -1.30 dB -17.62 dB 4:24 01-Chairman Mao
DR12 -0.61 dB -16.52 dB 6:10 02-Nightfall
DR14 -1.29 dB -19.73 dB 7:35 03-My Love and I
DR14 -0.96 dB -19.26 dB 4:23 04-Au Contraire
DR12 -0.38 dB -16.53 dB 6:09 05-Windfall
DR13 -1.99 dB -18.25 dB 6:20 06-Touch Her Soft Lips
DR14 -0.28 dB -20.54 dB 9:13 07-Song For The Whales
DR13 -0.89 dB -18.13 dB 5:46 08-Bittersweet
DR13 -1.03 dB -17.78 dB 8:03 09-Silence

Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 4917 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer!

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