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Hi-Res Jazz focuses on new and remastered jazz recordings released on SACD and hi-res downloads. Labels such as Songlines and Chesky in North America, Linn in the UK, Challenge and Fone in Europe, and reissue labels Analogue Productions and Mobile Fidelity, produce challenging new jazz music and remasters of classic titles with special attention to high quality sound. Nearly all new jazz production is captured at high resolution in the studio, and hundreds of contemporary and reissued titles are becoming available as downloads at their original recording or remastering resolutions. In a cultural climate where music too often functions as sonic wallpaper, where streaming services shortchange jazz artists and disrupt the integrity of album sequencing, the purchasing of hi-res discs and downloads (as well as new CDs) demonstrates support for the artists, keeps independent labels in business, and offers the listener a vivid recreation of musical performances.