180 Gram Vinyl Record
Also available on:
• Hybrid Stereo SACD
180-gram vinyl limited to 496 copies!
Pure analog recording
Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
This album is part of the recordings made on the occasion of the concerts of the first 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.
The mastering for vinyl was made by Ricci using Signoricci's analog and valve system.
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 listener to live again in his home hifi system, the live effect as if he were present at the concert.
For superior sound reproduction this vinyl LP was plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings. QRP presses the world's highest-quality 12-inch LPs, known for dead-quiet playing surfaces.
This album features Julian Mazzariello — piano and Enzo Pietropaoli — double bass. These two great jazz musicians have played and recorded many discs together, but it is the first time that they appear in a duo formation. Honestly, it is an understatement to call them duo since in each song they played they looked like a single instrument. The artists alternated pieces from the international repertoire, to highlight two pieces by Cole Porter The only piece of the Italian repertoire present in this album is Dalle radici by Eduardo De Crescenzo.
Their interpretation and the dialogue that each time they "intertwined" between the two instruments was truly magical, a total timbre, musical and interpretative fusion .... a masterpiece! The natural sound fonè has fully enhanced all the sounds of the two instruments.
Each listener, closing his eyes, will be able to relive the emotion of the live as if he were present at the performance of these two great artists.
|1. Time after time Jule Styne|
|2. When I fall in love Edward Heyman - Victor Young|
|3. Perfidia Alberto Dominguez|
|4. Just one of those things Cole Porter|
|1. Bluesette Toots Thielemans|
|2. Dalle radici Eduardo De Crescenzo|
|3. I concentrate on you Cole Porter|
|4. Footprints Wayne Shorter|