The Don Friedman VIP Trio – Scarborough Fair (2005) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Don Friedman VIP Trio – Scarborough Fair (2005) [Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:26 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,28 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,08 GB

Veteran pianist Don Friedman has recently released several piano trio albums from the Japanese label Eighty-Eight’s, and this one is arguably the best of them. Recommended for fans of straight-ahead piano trio music.

The name “VIP Trio” is totally appropriate as Friedman is paired with bass master Ron Carter, and younger drummer Omar Hakim who contemporary sensibilities. Together, they perform well-known standards with great taste: Carter’s bass provides propulsive swing while Hakim’s sharp and colorful drumming adds excitement.


01. Along Came Betty
02. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
03. Sandu
04. The Island
05. Two To Tango
06. Take Time For Love
07. I Love You
08. Scarborough Fair
09. I Thought About You
10. Stella By Starlight

Don Friedman – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Omar Hakim – drums

Produced by Yasohachi “88” Itoh. Engineered by Yoshihiro Suzuki.
DSD Recording. Recorded on March 7, 2005 at Avatar Studio, New York.
Mastered By Koji “C-chan” Suzuki at Sony Music Studios, Tokyo, Japan.



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