Arne Domnérus - Jazz At The Pawnshop

On December 6 and 7, 1976, in a small jazz club called Stampen (The Pawn Shop) in Stockholm's Old Town, Swedish sound engineer Gert Palmcrantz recorded a group of leading Scandinavian jazzmen live, trying to get "the tight, harmonious sound of the records of my childhood." Conditions were less than ideal. A full house, a great deal of background noise. No rehearsals. No sound checks. The musicians just started playing with no one knowing what would be next on the agenda until reedman Arne Domnerus called it. The result has often been hailed as the best live jazz recording ever. Amazingly, for a small country such as Sweden, the record sold more than half a million copies and still sells, at a rate of around 4,000 copies annually. In the past thirty years it has been re-released in all manner of formats and become a cult album for Hi-Fi freaks, especially in South East Asia, where a Hong Kong audio magazine devoted five pages to an analysis of Palmcrantz's achievement... You hear the chink of glasses, the chime of the bell to acknowledge a tip, the burr of conversation. It all fits; that intimate club atmosphere that sparks jazz at its best. You feel as though you're there. Which is Palmcrantz's triumph, and why Jazz at the Pawnshop is likely to continue to fascinate both jazz and audio fans for a good many years to come.

 
- By CHRIS MOSEY allaboutjazz.com

Tracklist

A1 Limehouse Blues  
A2 I'm Confessin'  
A3 High Life  
B1 Struttin' With Some Barbeq  
B2 Jeep's Blues  
B3 Stuffy  
C1 Lady Be Good  
C2 Here Is That Rainy Day  
C3 Barbados  
D1 How High The Moon  
D2 Take Five  
D3 Everything Happens To Me

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