Scott Hamilton, Paolo Birro, Aldo Zunino & Alfred Kramer - Live At Museo Piaggio - Hybrid Stereo SACD
2020 release - Hybrid SACD
This album is part of the recordings made on the occasion of the concerts of the 1st edition of the fonè Music Festival Piaggio 2019. The concerts organized by fonè's Giulio Cesare Ricci were held at the Piaggio Auditorium located inside the famous Museum in Pontedera, the place where Piaggio was born and where it still continues to produce today.
Inside the museum every year the public from all over the world can admire the Piaggio production made over the years, all the models of the Vespe and Ape, all the Aprilia, Gilera and Moto Guzzi motorcycles that have won national and international awards over time.
For each recording Giulio Cesare Ricci brought all his equipment, both analog (Ampex ATR 102 Electronic Tube Ampex Model 351-1965, 2 tracks, 1/2 inch, 30ips modified by David Manley) and digital (Pyramix Recorder, dCS A/D and D/A converters). As for the microphones, he used his original collection of Neumann U47, U48, M49 in addition to the mike pre-amplifier and Signoricci cables.
This is because Giulio Cesare Ricci has always made two Masters for each recording: analog master for Vinyl and digital master DSD for SuperAudioCD. Also for this recording he used a "field effect" recording technique, natural sound, without the use of equalizers, no sound expansion and compression systems..... all this to bring the listeners to live again in their home hifi system, the live effect as if they were present at the concert.
The protagonists of this album are Scott Hamilton (saxophone), Paolo Birro (piano) Aldo Zunino (bass) and Alfred Kramer (drums). Hamilton, considered to be one of the greatest mainstream saxophonists, has realized many albums with fonè appreciated by the public all over the world ... all recorded in a place with natural acoustics but without the presence of the public.
In this case, however, it is the first live recording with the great American saxophonist in the company of three great jazz musicians: Paolo Birro, Aldo Zunino and Alfred Kramer, his usual partners when he performs in Italy.
A live set with great pathos that will be very nice to be able to listen to in SACD fonè. Great realism, great dynamics, great music ... an album not to be missed!!
Each listener, closing their eyes, will be able to relive the emotion of the live set as if he were present at the performance of these four great artists.
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