2016年10月27日 星期四

The Keynote Jazz Collection 1941-47 (11 CD-SET)
(爵士先驅) 


早在1940年初,紐約第五大道,一間獨立小型唱片公司正式成立,創辦人是一個態度開放,想法多多的全才,他推出了不同類型的音樂產品,更主辦了多個重要 的現場音樂表演,這就是當年名字響噹噹之Keynote Recordings Inc。3年半後Keynote Recordings毅然決定進軍爵士樂市場,專注爵士樂錄音及發行78 rpm唱片,這個重要舉動,正正促進了40年代美國爵士樂歷史上的記錄。當年在印尼出生之Harry Lim,正是公司重要聯繫人,在任其間內,他找了多位著名的爵士樂家為其錄音,所有發行的錄音即成為紐約,芝加哥和洛杉磯爵士樂迷熱烈追捧,迅速成為收藏 家的項目,直到今天,Keynote Recordings Inc仍然是傳奇爵士的標誌。Blue Moon 收輯其1941-47年之名盤,11 CD-SET,Poster,124頁書冊,24 Bit Digitally Remastered。Features : Lester Young, Dinah Washington, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, Charlie Shavers, Rex Stewart, Red Norvo, Jonah Jones, Chubby Jackson, Cozy Cole, Bill Harris, Willie Smith, Bud Freeman, Arnold Ross, Juan Tizol, Benny Carter, Lennie Tristano …

CD Number: FSRCD 815

Track listing:
CD 1 · 1941-1944
GEORGE HARTMAN and His Orchestra
01. Diga Diga Doo 3:21
02. Jazz Me Blues 2:59B
03. Muskrat Ramble 3:26
04. Tin Roof Blues 3:45
LESTER YOUNG Quartet
05. Just You Just Me 3:10
06. I Never Knew 3:08
07. Afternoon of a Basie-ite 3:08
08. Sometimes I'm Happy 3:05
SEXTET with DINAH WASHINGTON (*)
09. Evil Gal Blues 2:54
10. I Know How to Do It 3:11
11. Salty Papa Blues 3:03
12. Homeward Bound 2:50
LITTLE JAZZ (ROY ELDRIDGE) And His Trumpet Ensemble
13. Don't Be That Way 3:13
14. I Want to Be Happy 2:58
15. Fiesta in Brass 2:56
16. St. Louis Blues 2:37
COLEMAN HAWKINS Quintet, Featuring TEDDY WILSON
17. I Only Have Eyes for You 3:08
18. 'S Wonderful 2:37
19. I'm in the Mood for Love 3:12
20. Bean at the Met 3:00
COLEMAN HAWKINS Quartet
21. Flamethrower 3:15
22. Imagination 2:48
23. Night and Day 3:20
24. Cattin' at Keynote 2:40

CD 2 · 1944
COZY COLE All Stars
01. Blue Moon 4:33
02. Father Co-Operates 4:47
03. Just One More Chance 4:51
04. Thru for the Night 4:42
KANSAS CITY Seven / KANSAS CITY Five
05. After Theatre Jump 4:43
06. Six Cats and a Prince 4:09
07. Lester Leaps Again 4:24
08. Destination K.C. 3:50
CHARLIE SHAVERS Quintet, Featuring EARL HINES
09. Mountain Air 4:59
10. Curry In and Hurry 4:40
11. Stardust 4:30
12. Rosetta 4:42
COLEMAN HAWKINS and His Sax Ensemble
13. On the Sunny Side of the Street 4:42
14. Three Little Words 4:45
15. Battle of the Saxes 4:35
16. Louise 4:52

CD 3 · 1944
COLEMAN HAWKINS All American Four
01. Make Believe 4:42
02. Don't Blame Me 4:50
03. Just One of Those Things 4:30
04. Hallelujah 3:58
BENNY MORTONS Trombone Choir
05. Where or When 4:39
06. Liza 4:22
07. Once in a While 4:43
08. Sliphorn Outing 4:33
REX STEWARTS Big Eight (*)
09. The Little Goose 3:47
10. Im True to You 3:41
11. Zaza 3:59
12. Swamp Mist 4:35
THE KEYNOTERS
13. You're Driving Me Crazy 4:12
14. I'm in The Market for You 4:35
15. Blue Lou 4:19
16. I Found a New Baby 4:17

CD 4 · 1944
PETE BROWNS All Star Quintet, Featuring KENNY KERSEY
01. It All Depends on You 4:27
02. That's My Weakness Now 4:09
03. It's the Talk of the Town 4:35
04. I May Be Wrong 4:03
RED NORVOS All Star Sextet
05. Subtle Sextology 3:44
06. Blues a la Red 4:13
07. The Man I Love 4:14
08. Seven Come Eleven 4:07
BILLY TAYLORS Big Eight (*)
09. Passin' Me By 2:53
10. Carney-Val in Rhythm 2:43
11. Sam-Pan 2:40
12. Night Wind 3:09
JONAH JONES and His Orchestra
13. Lust for Kicks 2:26
14. Just Like a Butterfly 3:03
15. B.H. Boogie 2:35
16. Twelfth Street Rag 3:03
GEORGE HARTMAN and His Orchestra, Featuring FRANK FROEBA
17. Hindustan 2:49
18. Always 2:59
19. Darktown Strutters Ball 2:12
20. Angry 3:04

CD 5 · 1944-1945
RED NORVOS All Star Septet
01. Russian Lullaby 4:40
02. I Got Rhythm 4:12
03. Sing Something Simple 3:41
COLEMAN HAWKINS Quintet
04. I'm Yours 3:26
05. Under a Blanket of Blue 3:07
06. Beyond the Blue Horizon 2:55
07. A Shanty in Old Shanty Town 2:57
CHARLIE SHAVERS All American Five
08. My Man 3:12
09. El Salon de Gutbucket 2:57
10. Embraceable You 3:00
11. Undecided 2:51
GEORGE WETTLINGS New Yorkers
12. Home 3:33
13. Too Marvelous for Words 4:03
14. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me 3:54
15. Somebody Loves Me 3:47
CHUBBY JACKSON and His Orchestra
16. Northwest Passage 2:50
17. Cryin' Sands 3:06
COZY COLE and His Orchestra
18. Lover Come Back to Me 2:43
19. Smiles 2:48
20. All of Me 2:43
21. They Didn't Believe Me 2:49

CD 6 · 1945
BARNEY BIGARD Quintet
01. Rose Room 3:12
02. Bojangles 2:53
03. Coquette 2:46
04. Borobudor 2:44
HORACE HENDERSON Orchestra
05. Deed I Do 2:44
06. Make Love to Me 3:02
07. Bunch of Rhythm 3:02
08. Smacks Blues 3:25
BILL HARRIS and His Septet
09. Cross Country 2:56
10. Characteristically, B.H. 3:02
11. Mean to Me 3:25
12. She's Funny That Way 3:19
WILLIE SMITH and His Orchestra
13. September in the Rain 3:06
14. You Ought to Be in Pictures 2:38
15. Moten Swing 3:01
16. Willie Weep for Me 3:02
CORKY CORCORAN and His Orchestra, Featuring EMMETT BERRY
17. What Is This Thing Called Love 2:55
18. Minor Blues 3:12
19. You Know It 2:35
20. Lullaby of the Leaves 3:02
MILT HINTON and His Orchestra
21. Broadway Holdover 2:31
22. Bass Pandemonioum 2:58
23. Everywhere 3:06
24. Beefsteak Charlie 2:29

CD 7 · 1945
J.C. HEARD Quintet
01. Why Do I Love You? 2:35
02. All My Life 2:58
03. Groovin' with J.C. 3:16
04. What's the Use? 3:14
JONAH JONES and His Orchestra
05. Poor John 2:30
06. Trumpet Interlude 3:21
07. Little Sir Echo 2:53
08. Exactly Like You 2:58
IRVING FAZOLAS Dixielanders
09. Someday Sweetheart 3:05
10. Isle of Capri 3:09
11. When Your Love Has Gone 2:43
12. With You, Anywhere You Are 2:55
13. Sweet Lorraine 3:05
14. Mostly Faz 3:17
15. Clarinet Marmalade 2:51
16. Jazz Me Blues 3:03
BUD FREEMAN and His Orchestra (*)
17. Town Hall Blues 3:13
CHUBBY JACKSONS Rhythm
18. Head Quarters 2:55
19. Head Hunters 2:41
20. Sams Caravan 3:08
21. Two Heads Are Better Than One 2:49
BUD FREEMANS All Star Orchestra (*)
22. Tea for Two 2:50
23. Honeysuckle Rose 2:48
24. Room with a View 3:16

CD 8 · 1945-1946
BUD FREEMAN and His Orchestra (*)
01. You Took Advantage of Me 2:53
02. Sentimental Baby 2:55
03. You're My Everything 2:55
04. Blue Room 2:57
05. Time on My Hands 3:08
06. I Found a New Baby 2:55
07. Royal Garden Blues 2:44
08. Midnite at Eddie Condons 2:53
09. Inside on the Southside 2:43
TED NASH Quintet
10. The Girl in My Dreams Tries to Look Like You 3:17
11. I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams 2:59
12. On the Sunny Side of the Street 2:43
13. Wicks Kicks 2:46
THE KEYNOTERS
14. I Can't Believe That You're In Love with Me 3:02
15. The Way You Look Tonight 3:08
16. Airiness A La Nat 2:35
17. My Old Flame 3:00
BABE RUSSIN Quartet
18. Like Someone In Love 3:03
19. All the Things Your Are 2:46
20. I Heard You Cry Last Night 2:52
21. Zing Went the Strings of My Heart 2:59
MANNY KLEIN All Stars
22. Give Me Something to Remember You By 3:07
23. After You've Gone 2:37
24. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen 2:38
25. At Sundown 3:14

CD 9 · 1946
BABE RUSSIN Quintet
01. Easy to Love 2:46
02. 5054 Whitsett 2:43
HERBIE HAYMERS Orchestra
03. I Saw Stars 3:10
04. Sweet and Lovely 2:58
05. China Boy 3:02
CLYDE HURLEY and His Orchestra
06. I've Got a Feeling Im Falling 2:57
07. Dancing on the Ceiling 3:09
08. Out of Nowhere 2:56
09. On the Trail 2:59
ARNOLD ROSS Quintet
10. The Moon Is Low 2:50
11. Stairway to the Stars 3:09
12. Bye Bye Blues 2:45
13. I Don't Know Why I Love You, Like I Do 3:06
JUAN TIZOL and His Orchestra
14. Keb-Lah 3:03
15. The Sphinx 3:03
16. Zanzibar 3:03
17. You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It 2:37
BENNY CARTER Quintet
18. Moonglow 2:51
19. Give Me Something to Remember You By 2:48
20. Lady Be Good 2:39
21. Deep Purple 3:12
MARIE BRYANT (*)
22. Blue Skies 2:56
23. Ice Cream Brick 3:02
BERNIE LEIGHTON Quintet (*)
24. Waiting for Leighton 2:31

CD 10 · 1946
BILL HARRIS and His New Music
01. Everything Happens to Me 3:07
02. Frustration 2:55
ANN HATHAWAY with ELLIS LARKINS and His Orchestra (*)
03. Come Rain or Come Shine 3:06
04. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 2:59
BERNIE LEIGHTON Quartet
05. Beyond the Moon 2:37
06. Have You Met Miss Jones 2:58
07. I See Your Face Before Me 3:05
08. Moten Swing 2:55
09. Things Are Looking Up 3:09
JOE THOMAS and His Orchestra
10. You Can Depend On Me 3:03
11. She Didn't Say Yes 3:08
12. Black Butterfly 3:03
13. Pocatello 2:47
GEORGE BARNES Sextet
14. Windy City Flash 2:36
15. Barnes at Dublins 2:41
16. Laughing at Life 3:07
17. Blue Lou 2:58
18. Quiet, Two Gibsons at Work 3:01
19. Pink Elephants 2:38
20. Lover Come Back to Me 2:51
21. Whats the Use 2:26
LENNIE TRISTANO Trio
22. Out of a Limb 2:42
23. I Can't Get Started with You 2:57
24. I Surrender Dear 3:07
25. Interlude 3:07
26. Untitled Blues 3:48

CD 11 · 1946-1947
DANNY HURD Orchestra
01. Available Jones 3:04
02. You Stepped Out of a Dream 3:06
03. Long Ago and Far Away 2:57
04. Dreamy Afternoon 2:50
DAVE LAMBERT & BUDDY STEWART with RED RODNEYS Be-Boppers
05. A Cent and a Half 2:55
06. Perdido 3:03
07. Charge Account 2:45
08. Gussie G 2:51
GENE SEDRIC Orchestra
09. Teasin' 2:59
10. T-I-L-L-I-E 2:56
11. I Can't Give You Anything But Love 2:44
12. I Got Rhythm 2:46
NEAL HEFTI and His Orchestra
13. Siboney 2:45
14. Mad About the Boy 3:07
15. I Woke Up Dizzy 3:03
16. Sloppy Joes 2:50
RED RODNEYS Be-Boppers
17. All Gods Chillun Got Rhythm 2:49
18. Elevation 2:56
19. Fine and Dandy 2:42
20. The Goof and I 3:01
LENNIE TRISTANO Trio (*)
21. Blue Boy 2:49
22. Atonement 2:31
23. Coolin' Off with Ulanov 2:50

地址: 九龍新蒲崗大有街29號宏基中心1104室 (鑽石山港鐵車站A2出口步行大約6分鐘,大有街與八達街交界)

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2016年10月13日 星期四

HI FI REVIEW (2016年11月號)
主筆: 天行

LP Number: VALDC 003
CD Number: CDVAL 6005


A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
英國爵士女歌后Clare Teal生於1973,若你仍未認識她,可能是你一生因遲到所招致最大遺憾。這位靚聲王和著名DJ先後推出十六張個人專輯,最轟動的還是簽署了英國爵士音樂史上最貴的合約女歌手。

如果你有留意品牌Chasing the Dragon,一定會像我一樣,愛上它傲視同儕的音響饗宴。碟如其名,直刻唱片(Direct Cut) Analogue的音響味絕對有如追龍,一試成癮。請勿因它封面平凡而輕看它,這唱片絕對是禾桿口珍珠。

一如所有「追龍」的發燒碟,一個大型錄音室(Air Studios),一群Big Band大樂隊(Syd Lawrence Orchestra),一支Frank Sinatra與Ella摯愛的Neumann U47膽咪,一台三十年的Neve模擬式混音枱,一座Neumann VMS80刻盤機床;一晝的預演,一take過錄音,一次過直刻,一種不能回頭調節或平衡的製作,相對數碼年代的可能性,這是近乎偏執和嚴苛的取向。畢竟 這種「古老」的錄音才是發燒的王道,是擁有完美聲線歌手的天堂。
Clare Teal藝高膽大,是我心目中的女版Michael Buble,趕在2017年Ella Fitzgerald百年生辰之前灌錄八首她的經典:I've Got You Under My Skin,Begin the Beguine,I Get a Kick Out of You,Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,Night and Dead,Anything Goes,That Old Black Magic,Too Darn Hot。

如果你慣看「我是歌手」、Americans got talent或The Voice等現場錄音節目,你大概以為直錄是一件非常自然的事。其實製作後期所花的時間和修剪,不會較製作前期輕鬆。通常一大堆數碼工具,自動修正走音功 能都要在後期出動,否則大部份歌手樂手的瑕疵都會暴露。只要你留意他們決賽直播時的演出,就會無所遁形!所以當你察覺這張唱片真是一take過,零修剪, 竟然可以得到如此完美的音色和音樂感,單是難度分就應該掏腰包;何況那種只有AAA式直錄而獨有辛辣的Brass Band壓場感,是寵壞你Hi Fi 的最佳玩意呢。

地址: 九龍新蒲崗大有街29號宏基中心1104室 (鑽石山港鐵車站A2出口步行大約6分鐘,大有街與八達街交界)

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2016年10月5日 星期三

2016年10月份起,廣告推薦。
HI FI REVIEW / 發燒音響


Chasing The Dragon
英國超級模擬錄音製作、黑膠唱盤必備示範天碟

地址: 九龍新蒲崗大有街29號宏基中心1104室 (鑽石山港鐵車站A2出口步行大約6分鐘,大有街與八達街交界)

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2016年10月4日 星期二

Jazz Masters Vol.1 (爵士大師 第一集)

即柏林之聲909 ~ 美聲設計第五集(Sound Design 5),找來60至70年代著名樂手Buddy Tate、Milt Buckner及Wallace Bishop組合,最為人推崇之錄音專集,當然是使用Analogue開盤母帶制製作。

CD Number: STS 6111161

Track Listing:
01. When I’m Blue
02. The Good Life
03. September Song
04. That’s All
05. Midnight Sun
06. My Ideal
07. Sophisticated Lady
08. Angel Eyes
09. Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance
10. I Can’t Get Started
11. Histoire De Mai
12. She’s Funny That Way
13. You’ve Changed
14. Willow Weep For Me
15. Day By Day

地址: 九龍新蒲崗大有街29號宏基中心1104室 (鑽石山港鐵車站A2出口步行大約6分鐘,大有街與八達街交界)

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2016年10月2日 星期日

STS TEST DEMO CD VOL.3 (年度精選 2017)

「年度精選2017」是STS Digital與荷蘭著名發燒線材生產商Siltech第三度攜手合作及命名,選曲更精彩,音效更發燒。除了STS Digital作品外,本選集更收入全球各大音樂出版公司之最佳錄音,能被挑選在本碟內的歌曲,無論在音樂或音效,皆是數一數二絕頂發燒,「年度精選」絕 對是每一位發燒友每年最期待的精選專集。

CD Number: STS 6111160

Track Listing:
01 Anjani No – No one after you
02 Gregor Hamilton – Another Life
03 Lizz Wright – Just like the end of the line
04 All Times Big Band - My Romance
05 Coco Joano – Ritual
06 Raúl Barboza, accordeon & Horatio Castillo, guitar – Traditional
07 Ronald Douglas – A Prelude to a Kiss
08 Mighty Sam MC Clain – Give it up to love
09 Madeleine Peyroux - Blue Alert
10 Richard Bona – Ekwa Muato
11 Rachelle Ferrell – Can Explain

地址: 九龍新蒲崗大有街29號宏基中心1104室 (鑽石山港鐵車站A2出口步行大約6分鐘,大有街與八達街交界)

查詢: 26044802

http://www.cnamusic.com/