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Chesky Jazz Sampler and Audiophile Test Compact Disc, Vol. 1
     

Chesky Jazz Sampler and Audiophile Test Compact Disc, Vol. 1

 
Audiophiles can be an incredibly fussy bunch. They won't hesitate to spend thousands of dollars on audio equipment, whereas other music lovers can be quite happy with a system that costs 300 dollars, 200 dollars, or less. And when it comes to sound quality, audiophiles notice subtle imperfections that non-audiophiles tend to overlook. Audiophiles are the target

Overview

Audiophiles can be an incredibly fussy bunch. They won't hesitate to spend thousands of dollars on audio equipment, whereas other music lovers can be quite happy with a system that costs 300 dollars, 200 dollars, or less. And when it comes to sound quality, audiophiles notice subtle imperfections that non-audiophiles tend to overlook. Audiophiles are the target audience of this Chesky compilation, which the New York-based label put out in 1990. While tracks one through nine -- the first part of the CD -- contain nothing but music, tracks ten through 30 consist of listening and technical tests. In other words, tracks ten through 30 are strictly for hardcore audiophiles. On the first part of the 61-minute CD, Chesky concentrates on jazz and Brazilian music (most of it decent or excellent) that was recorded in 1988 and 1989. The straight-ahead bop selections range from Phil Woods' "Charles Christopher" to Clark Terry's interpretation of the standard "Pennies From Heaven," while the jazz-influenced Brazilian offerings include two tracks by singer Ana Caram ("Viola Fora de Moda" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation") and "Samba de Orfeo" (which finds guitarist Luiz Bonfá forming a duo with percussionist Café and revisiting a well-known standard that he wrote in the late '50s). One doesn't have to be an audiophile to appreciate these jazz and Brazilian performances; however, only serious audiophiles will find tracks ten through 30 of interest. And for that reason, this sampler is only recommended to audiophiles -- that is, audiophiles who have a healthy appreciation of jazz and Brazilian music.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/1990
Label:
Chesky Records
UPC:
0090368003720
catalogNumber:
37

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luiz Bonfá   Guitar,Track Performer
Ana Caram   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
David Chesky   Piano,Track Performer
Paquito D'Rivera   Clarinet,Track Performer
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Don Friedman   Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar,Track Performer
Michael Moore   Bass
Danilo Pérez   Piano
Kenny Washington   Drums
Lewis Nash   Drums
Brian Blade   Drums
Café   Percussion
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Track Performer
Raphael Cruz   Percussion
David Finck   Bass
Johnny Frigo   Violin,Track Performer
Victor Gaskin   Bass
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Piano,Vocals
Steve Kaiser   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Steve Kroon   Percussion
Ken Landrum   Synthesizer
Romero Lubambo   Guitar
Nilson Matta   Bass
Butch Miles   Drums
George Mraz   Bass
John Pizzarelli   Guitar,Track Performer
Portinho   Drums
Steve Sacks   Alto Flute,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Bill Washer   Guitar
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Blake & Brian   Drums
Mary Kent   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Beso Cerqueira   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Alberto de Oliveira   Percussion

Technical Credits

David Chesky   Producer
Norman Chesky   Executive Producer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Bob Katz   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Brigid Kavanagh   Art Direction
Jose Abreu   Composer
Zequinha de Abreu   Composer
Aloysio Oliveira   Composer

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