Benny Waters Live At the Pawnshop Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape
Each Opus 3 Reel-To-Reel Tape is made upon
order and is ready to ship in approximately 21 Days!
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Limited Production Run of only 50 Copies Worldwide!
Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape!
Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality
Opus 3 Records Offers Analogue Copies From Original Analogue Masters!
Master copies of Opus 3 analogue recordings! The shortest and best possible
signal-path, without any conversions.
The current Opus 3 catalogue contains 50 titles which have been strictly
analogue recorded and preserved. To cater to the needs of people for whom only
the best is good enough and demand the ultimate in sound perfection we now offer
open-reel master copies of Opus 3 albums.
All tapes are copied 'by hand', track by track, where all Mastering corrections
are made with meticulous calibration and control.
A modified Technics RS-1500 for playback of the master tape, which has also been
used for all of our re-mastering for SACD of our older titles. This tape
recorder is world renowned as one of the best for playback. However it is
specially modified to achieve the best possible quality.
Telefunken Magnetophone M-28 for the recording of your copy. This tape recorder
has been used for the recording of all of Opus 3's master-recordings since 1978.
which we used for many years was Agfa PEM-468 which is no longer manufactured,
however the RMG Studio Master SM-468 produced in the Netherlands has 100%
Speed: 38 cm/s (15")
Playback EQ: IEC (CCIR) 35uS
Over many years Opus 3 has from time to time been asked to offer Analogue Tape
Copies. At the end of 2014, the first copies were sold in Sweden and the
response was overwhelming.
When Opus 3 Records creates an Analogue tape copy, it is always a One to One
Copy where, for example, no analogue sub-master is in between, in order to make
it as good as possible with no added distortion, noise and wow and flutter, etc.
The drawback is this process takes a lot of time, because all the tracks have to
be copies one by one which is the reason the Analogue Tape are high. Because of
the way this is done, production is limited to a maximum of 50 pieces. The
upside to this process is you are guaranteed to have the best sounding Analogue
Benny Waters was a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist known in part for the
longevity of his career. He began on organ, then switched to clarinet and later
added saxophone. The first band he joined in 1918 was Charly Miller's band. In
1922 he attended the New England Conservatory of Music where he gave lessons to
Harry Carney. From 1926 till 1931 he joined Charly Johnson's band. Later on he
worked with King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Claude Hopkins, and others. In
these years he made several recordings with King Oliver and Clarence Williams.
During 1941-1942 he played with the famous Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra. After that
he started his own band and played at the "Red Mill" in New York. After NY he
stayed for four years in California. From 1952 to 1992 he lived in Paris and in
1996 received the Legion of Honor by the French Ministry of Culture. He
continued to perform regularly up to his 95th birthday.
In April 1976, at the age of 74, the legendary swing saxophonist Benny Waters
made a momentous appearance at the internationally famous jazzclub Stampen,
often known as The Pawnshop, in Stockholm.
* Reel To Reel Master Tapes do not include cover art
• 1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
• Limited Production Run of only 50 Total
• Analogue Tape Copies from original analogue masters
• Three 10.5" Metal-NAB-Reels
• Playback EQ: IEC/CCIR (35uS)
• 2-track, 1/4" at 38 cm/s (15")
Benny Waters, saxophone
1. Out of Nowhere
2. Some of These Days
4. Ziggin' & Zaggin'
6. Sophisticated Lady
7. Dark Eyes
8. I Can't Get Started
10. Blues Amore