Mack the Knife (Remastered) Louis Armstrong
- 1When It's Sleepy Time Down South02:44
- 2(Back Home Again In) Indiana04:33
- 3Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On05:20
- 4My Bucket's Got a Hole in It02:54
- 5Mack the Knife03:23
- 6Blueberry Hill03:27
- 7When the Saints Go Marching In03:49
- 8Ole Miss04:06
- 9High Society Calypso03:12
- 10C'est si bon03:32
- 11La vie en rose04:53
- 12The Faithful Hussar05:03
Info for Mack the Knife (Remastered)
This is a unique album containing live performances of many of Louis Armstrong’s most popular hits such as Mack the Knife, Blueberry Hill, C’est si Bon, La Vie en Rose, Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On and many more
Louis Armstrong was a man who liked to please the folks and he saw no compromise in pleasing them with his highly individualistic singing, and his incomparable trumpet playing. He was a natural entertainer, by gift and by inclination. This album is truly representative of the man, as it presents all facets of his talent
Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals
Trummy Young, trombone
Joe Darensbourg, clarinet
Billy Kyle, piano
Billy Cronk, double bass
Danny Barcelona, drums
About the mastering process: In the constant evolution of its proprietary mastering process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD FUSION, integrating the finest analog, with state-of-the-art digital technology.
The mastering chain consists of a selection of high-end vacuum tube equipment. For the recordings on this album, the original ¼” 15 ips NAB master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired from the playback head directly to a Telefunken EF806 tube, using OCC silver cable. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head, has one of the best transports ever made. A custom-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD FUSION to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.
The resulting signal is then transformed into high resolution formats by recording it in DSD 11.2 kHz using a Merging Technologies’ Horus A to D converter. All analog and digital cables that are used are state of the art. The 2xHD FUSION mastering system is powered by a super capacitor power supply, using a new technology that lowers the digital noise found in the lowest level of the spectrum. A vacuum tube NAGRA HDdac (DSD) is used as a reference digital playback converter in order to A and B with the original analog master tape, permitting the fusion of the warmth of analog with the refinement of digital.
2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.
was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the birthplace of jazz. He is considered the most important improviser in jazz, and he taught the world to swing. Armstrong, fondly known as "Satchmo" (which is short for "Satchelmouth" referring to the size of his mouth) or "Pops," had a sense of humor, natural and unassuming manner, and positive disposition that made everyone around him feel good. With his infectious, wide grin and instantly recognizable gravelly voice, he won the hearts of people everywhere. He had an exciting and innovative style of playing that musicians imitate to this day. Throughout his career, Armstrong spread the language of jazz around the world, serving as an international ambassador of swing. His profound impact on the music of the 20th century continues into the 21st century.