Hamilton, Birro, Zunino & Kramer - Poinciana

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AFON 163
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

Shipping February 2023

180 Gram LP

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180-gram natural color transparent vinyl

Made in Japan

Pure analog recording and cutting

One-stage plating proces; limited to 496 copies

This album is part of recordings fonè's Giulio Cesare Ricci made on the occasion of concerts of the fonè Music Festival Piaggio edition 2021. 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.

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 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).
As for microphones he used his original collection of Neumann U47, U48, M49 in addition to the mike pre-amplifier and Signoricci cables. This is because he 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. A state-of-the-art system with no sound manipulation, no equalization, no reverb, no compression and expansion ... but natural sound with true timbre to best enhance the acoustics of the Auditorium of the Piaggio Museum.

Also for this recording he used a "field effect" recording technique... all this to bring the listener to live again in his home hifi system, the live effect as if he were present at the performance.

In this album protagonists are Scott Hamilton, one of the greatest mainstream in the world, in the company of three great jazz players Paolo Birro, Aldo Zunino and Alfred Kramer, his usual partners when he performs in Italy. Among the songs played to highlight "Poinciana" (Nat Simon) that gives the title to the album, "Birk's Works" (Dizzy Gillespie) and "Put On A Happy Face" (Charles Strouse).

An album not to be missed!

Scott Hamilton, saxophone
Paolo Birro, piano
Aldo Zunino, bass
Alfred Kramer, drums


Side A
1. Birk’s Works
2. By Myself
3. You Taught My Heart To Sing
4. Confirmation

Side B
1. Chloe
2. I Remember Clifford
3. Poinciana

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