Jazz at the Pawnshop Deluxe Edition (2LP, 200g)
Jazz at the Pawnshop Deluxe Edition (2LP, 200g)
Jazz at the Pawnshop Deluxe Edition (2LP, 200g)
Jazz at the Pawnshop Deluxe Edition (2LP, 200g)

Jazz at the Pawnshop Deluxe Edition (2LP, 200g)

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Arne Domnerus, alto sax, clarinet

Bengt Hallberg, piano

Georg Riedel, bass

Egil Johansen, drums

Lars Erstrand, vibraphone (A1-3, C1-3)

 

2 LP, standard sleeve

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g High Definition Vinyl

Record color : Black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Live

Record Press : Le Vinylist in Quebec

Label : 2xHD

Original Label : Proprius

Recorded at Stampen jazzclub in Stockholm on December 14-15, 1976

Recorded by Gert Palmcrantz

Produced by Jacob Boëthius

Mastered by René Laflamme at 2xHD on Nagra Equipment

Cut All Analog at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Plated by Master Craft

Originally released in 1977

Reissued in January 2023

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Limehouse Blues
  2. I'm Confessin'
  3. High Life

Side B :

  1. Struttin' With Some Barbeque
  2. Jeep's Blues
  3. Stuffy

Side C :

  1. Lady Be Good
  2. Here Is That Rainy Day
  3. Barbados

Side D :

  1. How High The Moon
  2. Take Five
  3. Everything Happens To Me

 

Awards:

"The Best Jazz Recording of the Century!" Stereophile

 

Reviews:

“Here’s the thing: If you who are reading this consider yourself an audiophile but you don’t own some version of Jazz at the Pawnshop, trust me, you’re not really an audiophile. It’s been around now in various formats for some four decades, so you’ve had plenty of chance to hear and obtain it. The recording has developed something of a cult following among those in the know, and for good reason. (…)

So, what’s the fuss all about? Jazz at the Pawnshop is some pretty good jazz in some pretty astounding sound. The album’s producer and engineer visited one of Sweden’s most-celebrated jazz venues, the Stampen (or The Pawnshop because of a pawnshop that used to be there), and found its acoustics ideal for recording. Then they set up their equipment to record live several of Sweden’s most-celebrated jazz musicians, a quintet that included Arne Dominerus, alto sax and clarinet; Bengt Hallberg, piano; Larss Erstrand, vibes; Georg Riedel, bass; and Egil Johansen, drums. After two evenings of recording, they came out with tapes of some of the best and most realistic-sounding jazz that anyone had ever heard. The subsequent LP and CD releases took off among audiophiles eager to demonstrate just how accurate their stereo equipment was when playing back music that live would have been largely unamplified.

(…) The numbers run high to jazz standards, starting with Philip Braham’s “Limehouse Blues.” The quintet play well together, with Dominerus’s sax tending to dominate the ensemble but with plenty of room for the other members to shine and solo as well. Because it’s live, in the background we hear quite a lot of room noise, the clinking of glasses, shuffling of feet, occasional applause, audience comments, and conversation. One goes into Jazz at the Pawnshop for the music, certainly, but also for the vivid sound, which involves experiencing the ambience of the small club itself.

And so it goes throughout the eighteen selections, like the traditional “High Life,” Louis Armstrong’s “Struttin’ with Some Barbeque,” Johnny Hodges’s “Jeep’s Blues,” George Gershwin’s “Lady Be Good,” Charlie Parker’s “Barbados,” Morgan Lewis’s “How High the Moon,” Matt Dennis’s “Everything Happens to Me,” Harold Arlen’s “Over the Rainbow,” Charlie Parker’s “Now’s the Time,” Duke Ellington’s “In a Mellow Mood,” Bill Strayhorn’s “Take the ‘A’ Train,” and Harry Warren’s “Jeepers Creepers,” among others. (…)

Producer Jacob Boethius and recording engineer Gert Palmcrantz made the album on location at the Stampen (Pawnshop) Jazz Club in Stockholm, Sweden in December of 1976. The club’s excellent acoustics and the simplicity of the miking probably led to the results that have been pleasing audiophiles all these years: Neumann U47, KM56, and M49 microphones, two Dolby A361 noise-reductions units, two Nagra IV recorders, a Studer mixing board, and two old Ampex loudspeakers with built-in amplifiers. Remarkable, given that sonically this antique array puts most of today’s state-of-the-art digital equipment to shame.” John J. Puccio, Classical Candor

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,54 / 5

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