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The Great Jazz Trio: ‘S Wonderful

Hank Jones, a true aristocrat of jazz piano, was 85 when this recording was made in 2004. His Great Jazz Trio has been around for almost 30 years, with various first-call bassists and drummers. His new team is state-of-the-art: bassist John Patitucci and drummer Jack DeJohnette.

Given the personnel, the sheer class of this project is a given. The recorded sound is a lock also, because the engineer in Avatar Studio was the late David Baker. He recorded the session in Direct Stream Digital (DSD), and his delineation of the three instruments is exact.

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