Piltch & Davis + Friends – Take One (1996/2015) DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Piltch & Davis + Friends – Take One (1996/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 40:51 minutes | 1,61 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:51 mins | 814 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet | Genre: Jazz | Source: ProStudioMasters |  ©  2xHD

This truly intimate and personal acoustic Jazz album from member of the Holly Cole Trio was recorded ‘off the floor’ on an analogue 1/2” tape recorder at 30 ips, non-Dolby, with no overdubs. It is a wonderful spontaneous fusion of spirit. Whether playing simply as a duo, with Davis on piano and Piltch on acoustic bass, or with the occasional guest on some tracks, their dedication to the ‘spirit of ensemble music’ is palpable.

Bassist David Piltch and pianist Aaron Davis, veterans of Holly Cole’s trio, recorded their first album together in 1996 live off the floor with musical friends including David’s brother, the accomplished guitarist Rob Piltch and fellow Holly Cole band member Kevin Breit. Piltch and Davis composed most of these tunes, either individually or together; the album is rounded out with a Steve Earle cover, Kirsty MacColl’s Last Day of Summer and the traditional folk song Black Is the Colour (Of My True Love’s Hair).


01 – Arpeggio
02 – Dance from Down Under
03 – My Old Friend the Blues
04 – Horizontal Blue
05 – Arpeggio (Alternative take)
06 – Last Day of Summer
07 – Newsoundland
08 – Black Is the Colour (Of My True Love’s Hair)
09 – Taj

David Piltch – bass, drums, percussion
Aaron Davis – piano, keyboards
Robert Piltch – guitar
Kevin Breit – guitar

Produced & Arranged by Aaron Davis and David Piltch.
Recorded and Mixed by Jeff Wolpert.
2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme. 2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry.

DSD was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clocks.
DSD to FLAC is untouched convertion with foobar2000.

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original ½”, 30 ips NAB master tape was played on a modified TELEFUNKEN M-15 tape recorder with SAKI head, using a hi-end tube preamplifier with OCC silver cables. We did an analog transfer for each HiRes sampling and A & B comparisons were made with both the original LP, using the Kronos turntable, as well as with the best available CD using the Nagra HD Dac and dCS Vivaldi DAC throughout the process.





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