CD review: Scott Hamilton, Paolo Birro, Alfred Kramer, Aldo Zunino – Live at Museo Piaggio 2020: Video, CD cover

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This album is part of the recordings I made on the occasion of the concerts of the 1st edition of the fonè Music Festival Piaggio 2019. The concerts organized by 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.

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.

The protagonists of this album are Scott Hamilton saxophone, Paolo Birro piano, Aldo Zunino bass and Alfred Kramer drums.

Scott 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.

Great realism, great dynamics, great music … an album not to be missed !!

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 four great artists.

01. If I Were A Bell
02. When The Sun Comes Out
03. Groovin’ high
04. Anos Dourados
05. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
06. Cherokee
07. If You Could See Me Now
08. Tiny’s Blues
09. Meglio Stasera
10. Pure Imagination

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

Live at Museo Piaggio | HIGHRESAUDIO

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