The Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery Smokin' At The Half Note Single-Layer Stereo Japanese Import SHM-SACD
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This Single-Layer SHM-SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player!
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes
the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further
enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed
for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency,
players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which
enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution
format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high
resolution format such as SACD.
This 1965 release paired Miles Davis' rhythm section, Paul Chambers and Jimmy
Cobb, with Wes Montgomery. This album's versions of "Unit 7" and "Four On Six"
have helped to establish these songs as jazz standards and remain important
references for their interpretation.
Although Montgomery had performed numerous times previously with Wynton Kelly,
he began his association with the Wynton Kelly Trio until 1965. Together they
toured the major jazz clubs in the US and also appeared at the Newport Jazz
Festival on July 4th.
The sessions for this album were recorded live in June 1965 at the Half Note
Club in New York City and September 1965 at Van Gelder Studios. Only two of the
original album's five tracks were actually recorded at the Half Note (No Blues
and If You Could See Me Now).
From an interview with The New York Times, it was revealed Pat Metheny's
favorite guitar solo of all time was Wes Montgomery's chorus and a half on "If
You Could See Me Now" from "Smokin' At the Half Note".
"As a young musician, Mr. Metheny did everything he could to sound like
Montgomery, including playing without a pick and improvising parallel lines an
octave apart. "But when I was 14 or 15," he said, "I realized that what I was
doing was really disrespectful because that wasn't me, that was him. ..." -
• Super High Material Super Audio CD
• SHM-SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• Single-Layer Stereo SHM-SACD, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
• This Single-Layer SHM-SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
1. No Blues
2. If You Could See Me Now
3. Unit 7
4. Four On Six
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