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Hybrid Stereo SACD

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Hybrid Stereo SACD

Tube processed digital master

Natural sound recording

This album is part of recordings fonè's Giulio Cesare Ricci made on the occasion of concerts of the fonè Music Festival Piaggio edition 2019. Ricci realized this recording at the Auditorium Piaggio located inside the famous Museum in Pontedera, the place where Piaggio was born and where it still continues to produce today.

For this recording Ricci brought 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).
The microphones used were Ricci's original collection of Neumann U47, U48, M49 in addition to the microphone preamp and Signoricci cables. Pairs of Neumann tube microphones from the years 1947 and 1949 (U47, U48 and M49) produce a very natural tone using field effect bi-microphone techniques. These microphones have an important history: they are in fact the original microphones used to record, among others, the Beatles performances in the Abbey Road Studio and by RCA for the "Living Stereo" recordings.

Ricci has always created two Masters for each recording: an analogue master for Vinyls and a DSD digital master for SuperAudioCDs. For the SACD he used the DSD format, on Pyramix using the dCS A/D and D/A converters DSD. The mastering of the SACD was done by Ricci using the Signoricci entirely analog and valve system.

The protagonists of this album are Julian Mazzariello piano, Enzo Pietropaoli bass. These two great jazzmen have played and recorded many records together, but it is the first time that they have come together as a duo.
Honestly, it is simplistic to call them a duo because in each piece they interpreted they seemed to be a single instrument. The artists alternated pieces from the international repertoire; to underline "Easy to Love" (Cole Porter) "I Loves You Porgy" (George Gershwin) and two songs by Mazzariello and Pietropaoli themselves. Their interpretation and the dialogue that each time "intertwined" between the two instruments was truly magical, a total timbre, musical and interpretative fusion .... a masterpiece!

The natural tone produced shows fonè has fully exploited all the sounds of the two instruments.

Julian Mazzariello, piano
Enzo Peitropaoli, bass


1. Never let me go
2. You’ve changed
3. Easy to love
4. All blues
5. Cry me a river
6. Dream cycling
7. Turnaround
8. Smooth and blue
9. I loves you porgy

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