«What’s New» is the first recording by the Bill Evans trio with drummer Marty Morell and bassist Eddie Gomez. The musicians then played in this line-up for another six productive years. For What’s New they brought flautist Jeremy Steig on board as a guest. Especially with the titles Straight No Chaser, Autumn Leaves and So What this is a great addition.Bill Evan – What’s New (UHQCD / MQA – 24bit Remaster).
UHQCD stands for Ultimate High Quality Compact Disc and is a joint development of the Japanese CD replication company Memory-Tech and the Audio Quality CD Company from Hong Kong. Unlike conventional CDs, UHQCDs are not pressed from polycarbonate, but rather cast from a photopolymer and cured with UV light. Another layer of high-purity polycarbonate is applied to protect the softer photopolymer from scratching. The combination results in a significantly reduced reflection of the laser light inside the CD and an unequaled precise edge transition between pits and lands of the CD. UHQCDs are 100% compatible with normal CD players. Musically, the result is a sound that is strongly reminiscent of analog master tapes.