Eddie Higgins Quintet - A Handful Of Stars (2009) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

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Eddie Higgins Quintet - A Handful Of Stars (2009) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Eddie Higgins Quintet Featuring Scott Hamilton & Ken Peplowski - A Handful Of Stars (2009) [Japan 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 71:40 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,28 GB
or DSD64 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,99 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 862 MB

Arguably the biggest star in the Venus Records roster, pianist Eddie Higgins has released numerous trio recordings from the label. He also has an ongoing collaboration with veteran tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, beginning with the 2001 quartet album Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and continuing with My Foolish Heart and My Funny Valentine.

Wonderful clarinetist and tenorist Ken Peplowski joined this union to make it a quintet on It's Magic, which won the Swing Journal 2007 Best Compilation Award. Now, the golden quintet returns with their latest, A Handful of Stars. The three giants, assisted ably by Jay Leonhart and Joe Ascione, create beautiful and romantic music in a relaxed mood.

They are not breaking any new ground here, but their masterful tastes, gentle swing and warm interactions are as lovely and comfortable as a fireplace in the middle of winter.


01. In Love In Vain
02. You Leave Me Breathless
03. A Handful Of Stars
04. Come Rain Or Come Shine
05. April In Torino
06. Night Has A Thousand Eyes
07. Flamingo
08. Breezin' Along With The Breeze
09. A Portrait Of Jenny
10. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
11. All Too Soon

Eddie Higgins - piano
Scott Hamilton - tenor sax
Ken Peplowski - tenor sax, clarinet
Jay Leonhart - bass
Joe Ascione - drums

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Katherine Miller.
Recorded on April 13-14, 2008 at Avatar Studio in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-38.

foobar2000 1.6.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: Eddie Higgins Quintet Featuring Scott Hamilton & Ken Peplowski / A HANDFUL OF STARS

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR8 -4.55 dB -15.14 dB 6:21 01-In Love In Vain
DR9 -4.31 dB -14.81 dB 6:05 02-You Leave Me Breathless
DR9 -4.61 dB -15.61 dB 8:20 03-A Handful Of Stars
DR9 -4.22 dB -14.60 dB 6:43 04-Come Rain Or Come Shine
DR8 -4.39 dB -14.35 dB 6:14 05-April In Torino
DR8 -4.02 dB -14.18 dB 8:16 06-Night Has A Thousand Eyes
DR8 -4.33 dB -15.22 dB 5:40 07-Flamingo
DR9 -4.33 dB -14.54 dB 6:01 08-Breezin' Along With The Breeze
DR9 -4.37 dB -16.23 dB 7:18 09-A Portrait Of Jenny
DR9 -4.38 dB -14.58 dB 5:29 10-Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
DR9 -4.71 dB -15.58 dB 5:13 11-All Too Soon

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

Thanks to jazzyman!
Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 2,87 GB