Opus 3 Records has brought Jazz Singer Eva Taylor to market in a new Surround Sound Super Audio CD. The album is another in the famed series of recordings at the Pawnshop Jazz Club in Stockholm. It follows the label’s 30 Year Anniversary Collection in Super Audio CD that was issued in January as well as a 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Surround Sound SACD edition of Jazz at the Pawnshop on the Proprius label (see linked stories below for more information on these Super Audio CDs.
As is the case with all of the recent Opus 3 Surround Sound SACD releases, this release of Eva Taylor Live at the Pawnshop is a Single Inventory Hybrid Layer Super Audio CD release. It has Surround Sound SACD, Stereo SACD and Stereo CD Audio versions of the music on the album on each disc. The Super Audio CD serves as both the SACD and CD edition of the album.
Live at the Pawnshop
The Legendary Eva Taylor with Maggies Blue Five
SACD Surround Sound/SACD Stereo/CD Audio
(Opus 3 Records CD 22071)
Live at the Pawnshop was recorded on March 22, 1976 at the Pawnshop. It features Jazz Singer Eva Taylor backed by the Maggies Blue Five in a live performance of 10 jazz songs. For this Super Audio CD edition, the original session master tapes were mastered into an ambient 4.1 surround mix by Thomas Eberger and Opus 3 label owner Jan Eric Persson using a custom mixer and analog tape recorder, a Genex 8500 DSD Recorder and EMM Labs Meitner DSD Converters. The Hybrid SACD was made by Sonopress on their Hybrid Super Audio CD line in Germany.
Opus 3 says “We think that Magic is the word which comes to mind in connection with this recording. It was certainly a magic night at the Pawnshop in March, 1976 when a young lady of 81 completely captured and entranced the audience with her stage presence and vibrant personality. Her communication with the musicians and audience combined to elevate her artistry beyond the aural level to include that indefinable ingredient…. atmosphere. This atmosphere was retrieved from our vaults from 31 years ago and like a good wine has aged well as lovers of jazz from the twenties will appreciate.
Eva Taylor is a direct link with the great era of jazz when she was singing with the Clarence Williams Blue Five and also with Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet who were coming to their peak as influential jazz geniuses in the mid twenties. The band which perfectly complements her artistry is Maggie’s Blue Five and includes Tomas Цrnberg on clarinet & sopranosaxophone and Bent Persson, trumpet from Tomas Цrnberg’s Blue Five and later on, The Swedish Jazz Kings.”
Eva Taylor – Vocals
Tomas Цrnberg – Soprano Saxophone & Clarinet
Bent Persson – Trumpet
Jens ‘Jesse’ Lindgren – Trombone
Andreas Heymowski – Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
Hans Hultman-Boye – Piano
Gцran Stachewsky – Banjo
Lennart Bohm – Bass
Margaretha Thalйn – Vocals (Track 10)
1. Everybody Loves My Baby
2. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
3. I Found A New Baby
4. Papa De-Da-Da
5. Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
6. Of All The Wrongs Youґve Done To Me
7. Are They Pickin’ On Your Baby
8. Mandy, Make Up Your Mind
9. High Society
10. I’m A Little Blackbird
The Legendary Eva Taylor: Live at the Pawnshop Album is available as a Single Inventory Surround Sound Super Audio CD that is available for purchase from the Opus 3 Records web site in Sweden. It is also available in music stores in the U.S. and Europe as well as audiophile web sites including Acoustic Sounds and Elusive Disc.