Ben Gurton - Prelude To A Scene
Prelude To A Scene is recorded by some of the most well known and
experienced jazz and session musicians in Sydney, Australia.
It is led
by composer Ben Gurton, who has worked behind artists
such as The Cinematic Orchestra, Sufjan Stevens, Florence And The
Machine and Maria Schneider.
This is his first release in a jazz idiom
and he has enlisted the help of some of the most influential and admired
musicians in Australia; Hamish Stuart on drums, Brendan Clarke on bass,
Brendan St Ledger on piano and Julian Gough on saxophone. Ben plays trombone, guitar and electronics.
The music is inspired by cool jazz, film music and instrumental music
from Europe, and is an evocative journey through both composition and
The recording technique and technology used perfectly captures the sound
of the musicians in one of the most famous recording rooms in
Australia; room 1 (270 sq/m), Studio 301. Each piece of music is a live
take with all musicians performing together around a main stereo pair of
Spot microphones were placed on each instrument and
carefully blended with the main stereo pair to provide an appropriate
amount of focus.
Recorded, mixed and mastered in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition
352kHz/24bit) it is the first album produced in Australia at this
Mastered and converted to the various resolutions by Grammy
nominated Morten Lindberg of 2L Records in Norway, the technology of the
recording perfectly captures the sound and detail of the music played
live in the large, rich space to create a 'you are there' experience.