Download of the Week: David Chesky
The New York Rags is part of Chesky Records Binaural+ Series that uses the B & K 4100 Head and Torso simulator and technology developed in conjunction with Professor Edgar Choueiri of the 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics (3D3A) Lab of Princeton University to deliver Binaural sound to headphone and speaker listeners alike, "...these new Binaural+ Series albums capture even more spatial realism for the home audiophile market, bringing you one step closer to the actual event." While I wouldn't go as far as saying the sound is 3D, I would say The New York Rags has a lovely relaxed natural spatial quality and superb dynamics that add to the pleasure of listening.
I smiled soon after hearing the first notes of Rag No. 1 “The New Yorker” and continued doing so until jumping off after Rag No. 18 “The Coney Island Rag” and the trip that David Chesky takes us on in The New York Rags is one I recommend taking. The graphic design and New York photos by Jeff Wong in the included PDF are also a treat.
You can get David Checky's The New York Rags in 24/96 or 24/192 from HDtracks.