Arne Domnérus with Gustaf Sjökvist – Antiphone Blues (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:02 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Jazz, Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet | © 2xHD

Maestros Arne Domnerus (saxophone) & Gustaf Sjokvist (organ) play Classical and jazz/spiritual duets (several associated with Maestro Duke Ellington). Considered to be one of the best recordings of saxophone performance in decades. Arne Domnerus, a living legend, is at the height of his mastery of the instrument. The sonic excellence brings heartfelt emotion to a listener, regarded by some as ‘A record for life!’

01 – Almighty God
02 – Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
03 – Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
04 – Antiphone Blues
05 – Jag vet en dejlig rosa
06 – Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 7. Traumerei (Dreaming) (arr. B. Hallberg for saxophone and organ)
07 – Come Sunday (arr. B. Hallberg for saxophone and organ)
08 – Heaven
09 – Entonigt klingar den lilla klockan
10 – Den signade dag
11 – Concerto in C Major, RV 443: II. Largo (arr. for saxophone and organ)

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra-T modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made with four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head. We did an analog transfer for each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm. 192kHz was done using Ayre QA9pro, DSD was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock, DXD 352.8kHz was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock, DSD2 was done using Ayre QA9pro.