Awarded the Mono & Stereo 2022 Editors Choice Award!
Nagra 70th Year Anniversary Collection Album
Mastered at 2xHD on Nagra Equipment!
Cut All Analog at Bernie Grundman Mastering
AAA Audiophile 200-gram 45 RPM Double LP
Plated by Mastercraft
Featuring Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong, Monty Alexander and more!
"When true balance is achieved, sonic excellence needs no subsequent belated recognition, and that was precisely my first and last reaction to the Nagra 70th Anniversary vinyl. The musical and sonic panacea is served up immedately and in full, with no need to foreground the contrast between sound and music. Laflamme has hit exactly the right sweet spot. ... The Nagra 70th Year Anniversary Collection album is not the usual analog ahoy, but a true balm for the soul with precipitating effects and tactile realilty checks on all four sides of the Nagra double vinyl album. For what it represents musically and sonically, I am pleased to present the Nagra 70th Year Anniversary Collection with the Mono & Stereo 2022 Editors Choice Award." — Matej Isak (Mono & Stereo founder)
To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Naga products is introducing its 70th Anniversary 45 RPM double LP with lacquers cut by famed mastering engineer Bernie Grundman from the original masters.
The set is pure analog from analog master tapes. The LPs feature tracks from Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong, Monty Alexander, and Buddy Tate, along with some amazing audiophile tracks recorded on the legendary Nagra IV-S tape machine.
Naga hifi products are designed and manufactured by Audio Technology Switzerland in the Lake Geneva region. Naga's products cover high-end hi-fi equipment and professional audio recorders.
AAA Audiophile 200-gram 45 RPM double LP!
Mastered by René Laflamme at 2xHD on Nagra equipment with vacuum tube tape head electronic
Cut all analog at Bernie Grundman Mastering!
The recordings on this album constitute the material from a June 20th, 1968 studio session recorded by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS) and Joachim-Ernst Brendt in Germany's Black Forest. This is no ordinary recording. This enthralling Bill Evans session was recorded five days after a famous performance at the 1968 Montreux jazz festival by Evans, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Verve's Montreux live recording won a Grammy, but this studio session has been in the vaults ever since.
2xHD is a brand known to audiophiles who love jazz. The team of producer André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme have produced exceptional transfers from analog tape.
2xHD vinyl are sourced from first generation analog recordings without any digital corruption. Lacquer cutting is done at Bernie Grundman Mastering on tube cutting equipment.