Annotation

The Audiophile Reference Series
Sheffield Lab Live Studio Recordings

"I would work for these people for nothing to do these records because it's such a beautiful feeling to hear them. In 36 years of recording I've never been so pleased with the sound." - Harry James

"A stunning recreation of a 'live' performance... straight, clean, realistic sound... who could ask for anything more=" - The Absolute Sound

"A superb album on all counts -- great jazz, great sound!" - Stereo

Produced, engineered and mastered by Doug Sax

24Kt. Gold Coating
Sheffield Gold
20+➞16
Ultra Matrix Processing

Sheffield's 20+16 Ultra Matrix Processing is a mastering technique that extracts more information from our analog tapes to be encoded and transferred to the CD master. The process "folds down" 20 bits of digital information onto the 16 bit CD medium using Sheffield's own 20 bit analog to digital converter and an Apogee UV22 processor. This combination creates the truest and most accurate CD master from the original analog recording, and is the finest analog-to-digital transfer process available.

Annotation last modified on 2017-04-12 18:37 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Footstomper
5:14
2 Don't Be That Way
2:48
3 Sweet Georgia Brown
3:01
4 Lara's Theme
3:35
5 Blues Stays Away From Me
3:56
6 On a Clear Day
1:52
7 Corner Pocket
4:09
8 Caravan
3:36
9 Satin Doll
3:45
10 Take the "A" Train
3:04
11 Undecided
4:23
12 Ciao
3:42
13 Two O'Clock Jump
2:19
14 Tuxedo Junction
3:03
15 Opus Number One
2:14
16 Cherokee
2:19

Credits

CD 1

additional composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1953) (track 9)
arranger:
Rabih Abou-Khalil (track 8)
composer:
Count Basie (track 13)
Julian Dash (track 14)
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (track 13)
Erskine Hawkins (track 14)
Harry James (American big band leader, trumpeter & actor) (track 13)
Bill Johnson (US jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist and arranger) (track 14)
Ray Noble (track 16)
Buddy Feyne (track 14)
Ben Bernie (1925) (track 3)
Maceo Pinkard (1925) (track 3)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1937) (track 8)
Juan Tizol (1937) (track 8)
Billy Strayhorn (1939) (track 10)
Billy Strayhorn (1953) (track 9)
lyricist:
Ray Noble (track 16)
Buddy Feyne (track 14)
Kenneth Casey (1925) (track 3)
Irving Mills (1937) (track 8)
Joya Sherrill (1944) (track 10)
Johnny Mercer (1953) (track 9)
publisher:
Mills Music, Inc. (track 8)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 16)
Remick Music Corp. (track 3)
Shapiro Bernstein (track 16)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 8)
Tempo (Please do not use for release label) (track 10)
Warner Bros. Music (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) (track 3)
Lafleur Music Ltd. (1995-12-12 –) (track 8)
arrangements:
Caravan (arranged by Au) (track 8)
Tuxedo Junction (arrangement for band) (track 14)
has revision:
Take the “A” Train (Nikki Yanofsky version) (track 10)
is the basis for:
Marshmallow (track 16)
later translated parody versions:
recording of:
Caravan (track 8)
Cherokee (track 16)
Satin Doll (track 9)
Tuxedo Junction (track 14)
Two O’Clock Jump (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (tracks 3, 8)
version of:
Take the “A” Train (initial instrumental version) (track 10)