Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (Includes Pitch Corrected Tracks) (1959/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:10:19 minutes | 2,50 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © HDTT
This will be the best sounding digital reissue of Kind of Blue in your collection. There. I said it. No waffling around. This reissue is stunningly good. If you don’t run and get it NOW, you will kick yourself for not having done so sooner once you finally hear it.
Transferred directly from an excellent tape in pure DSD256, with no PCM processing, Bob Witrak has created a transfer that is more transparent, more resolving, and more natural sounding than any I have in my rather extended collection of over a dozen different issues. Bob is something of a technical savant when it comes to pulling information off of a reel-to-reel tape. And here he accomplished something very special from a very good tape to which he had access. (No, not the master tape.)
Update 09-11-2022: Bob has given us some more insight to the provenance of this tape. Now posted on his website, he says: “Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape”. There was no retail release of all five tracks on 15ips tape, as far as I know, so this sounds he had access to a safety master or a production master for manufacturing.
1-1. Miles Davis & company – So What (09:07)
1-2. Miles Davis & company – Freddie Freeloader (09:38)
1-3. Miles Davis & company – Blue In Green (05:28)
1-4. Miles Davis & company – All Blues (11:35)
1-5. Miles Davis & company – Flamenco Sketches (09:30)
2-1. Miles Davis & company – So What (09:24)
2-2. Miles Davis & company – Freddie Freeloader (09:56)
2-3. Miles Davis & company – Blue In Green (05:41)