Jazz at the Pawnshop (Live) - 2xHD Remaster Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberg, Georg Riedel, Egil Johansen, Lars Erstrand
- 1Limehouse Blues10:12
- 2I'm Confessin'08:01
- 3High Life07:11
- 4Struttin' with Some Barbeque06:42
- 5Jeep's Blues06:57
- 7Lady, be Good!: Oh, lady, be good!09:15
- 8Here's that Rainy Day05:31
- 10How High the Moon06:28
- 11Take Five06:58
- 12Everything Happens to Me05:13
Info for Jazz at the Pawnshop (Live) - 2xHD Remaster
Great music never gets old - it matures like a fine wine. Now one of the musical and audiophile highlights of jazz recording history is available in unsurpassed high-resolution audio. These recordings recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and the analogue masters have been remastered by using the latest studio processing technology to achieve a pristine sound quality.
Some of the tracks have only been available in limited editions which makes it all the more exciting for us to present the music to jazz lovers of the world. Enjoy!
Arne Domnérus, alto saxophone, clarinet
Bengt Hallberg, piano
Lars Erstrand, vibes
Georg Riedel, bass
Egil Johansen, drums
Recorded on December 6-7, 1976 at The Pawnshop (Stampen) Jazz Club in Stockholm, Sweden
Recorded by Gert Palmcrantz
Produced by Jacob Boëthius
Jazz at the Pawnshop technical information:
For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a NAGRA IV-S Tape recorder – the same model as used in the original recording – with a pair of Dolby 361, using a hi-end tube preamplifier with OCC silver cables. We did an analog transfer for each HiRez sampling and A & B comparisons were made with both the original LP, using the Kronos turntable, as well as with the best available CD, using the Nagra HDDac and dCS Vivaldi DAC, throughout the process.
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
looms large in the annals of European jazz — his breakthrough performance at the Paris Jazz Fair of 1949 is widely cited as the tipping point of the Scandinavian bop movement.
Born in Stockholm on December 20, 1924, Domnérus studied clarinet as a child and made his professional debut during the early '40s, playing alto sax in popular dance bands led by Lulle Ellboj and Simon Brehm.
By 1942 he led his own group and made his recorded debut in 1945, honing an urbane, sophisticated style that nevertheless possessed an urgency often absent from the cool, remote tone often associated with Swedish jazz. American icons Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were both in attendance for Domnérus 1949 Paris festival gig, a performance which served notice that players of European descent could offer their own authoritative interpretations of music largely considered an African-American phenomenon — Parker was so impressed that he signed Domnérus for the Scandinavian tour he mounted a year later.
Throughout the '50s Domnérus headlined the Stockholm jazz club Nalen, often appearing alongside trumpeter Rolf Ericson and baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin (who both turn up in the 1952 short film Arne Domnérus Spelar). Domnérus also joined Stockholm locals including pianist Bengt Hallberg for a landmark 1953 Swedish tour in support of American trumpeters Clifford Brown and Quincy Jones. From 1956 to 1965 Domnérus served as a member of Harry Arnold's Swedish Radio Big Band, continuing on with its successor Radiojazzgruppen through 1978 — concurrently he wrote for television and films, most notably scoring 1966's Nattlek, a film produced by Mai Zetterling and based on her own novel.
Domnérus' 1977 LP Jazz at the Pawnshop proved an unprecedented hit, selling more than half a million copies upon its original release — a year later, he returned with Duets for Duke, a collaboration with Hallberg that captures both men at the zenith of their artistry. While remaining true to his bop roots, Domnérus cited traditional Scandinavian folk music as a growing influence throughout the later chapters of his career, and from the '70s on he regularly performed live in churches, inspired by Duke Ellington's own sacred concerts. He also toured the U.S. and Japan, and recorded with American notables including Clark Terry, James Moody and Jimmy Rowles. After several years in poor health, Domnérus died in Stockholm on September 2, 2008 at the age of 83.