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Kenny Drew Trio: Dark Beauty

Kenny Drew Trio: Dark Beauty

SteepleChase Records  SCSA1002

Stereo Hybrid

Jazz


Kenny Drew Trio

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Comment by Mark Werlin - November 7, 2022 (1 of 2)

The Steeplechase SACDs were remastered for Tower Records Japan, and are available on Tower's website and from eBay sellers based in Japan. From the Tower Records Japan web page:

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Nordic jazz label SteepleChase."SteepleChase SA-CD HYBRID SELECTION", where Tower Records SA-CD hybrids carefully selected popular works from the catalog.

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[The biggest feature of this release]
・Tower Records・Original planning board. World's first SA-CD HYBRID.
・Complete production limited edition, mastering supervised by SACD Supervised by Hiromi Wada. Mastered and converted to DSD.
・The CD layer is also newly converted from DSD data to PCM.
・Mastering Engineer: Mr. Hiroyuki Tsuji Mastered in August 2022 at Sekiguchidai Studio, King Records Co., Ltd.
・Printing surface: Green coating specification

Comment by Steven Harrison - November 14, 2022 (2 of 2)

I ordered this one from an Ebay seller last week, and it arrived this morning. I played it this afternoon.
All Good
If you don't mind the money this one is worth getting, if you don't mind the money.

Steeplechase is one of my favorite jazz labels and it would be nice if there would be more sacd issues of the releases.
As for this one, it is to the same high standards as the other Tower reissues, which I have found to be excellent.

And given that CDJapan lists the Tower Reissue classical releases thru their Proxy service, hopefully these Steeplechase discs will follow.
Buying thru Ebay is an easy one step process, but costly. Buying thru the Tower Jp site is a 2 step process, like Buyee.