Tracklisting / Samples
- 1 The Penguin
- 2 Calder´s Circus
- 3 Gypsy Wedding
- 4 Sahel
- 5 Vorrei dire due parole
- 6 After Before
- 7 Dreamsville
- 8 12 Days
- 9 Crni Vlak (Black Train)
"surrounded by horns" - DIRECT-CUT SUPER-AUDIO-CD
So what’s the cause of this driving beat? What trail is being blazed on this LIVE SACD which virtually obliges one to turn the volume up LOUD at the risk of attracting complaints from the neighbours?
THE TIPTONS from Seattle, USA. These are Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Tobi Stone, Sue Orfield and Elizabeth Pupo-Walker. Elements of swing, klezmer, big band, pop and Eastern European nuances interwoven with occasional strains of gypsy music are blended together to craft that ultimate, inimitable TIPTONS’ sound. Four Saxophones plus percussion.
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performing on this album "surrounded by horns":
Jessica Lurie - alto-, tenor saxophone / Amy Denio - alto saxophone / Sue Orfield - tenor saxophone / Tobi Stone - baritone saxophone / Elizabeth Pupo-Walker - percussion
This DIRECT-CUT-SUPER-AUDIO-CD will enable you to hear a 5.1 DSD surround mix as well as a DSD stereo mix on the SACD layer, and the 16-bit PCM stereo program on the hybrid layer which guarantees downward compatibility. So this gives you the first ever opportunity of comparing a real(!) DSD recording with the conventional CD format.
The microphones used were: six UM-75 valve microphones by Neumann/Gefell and two Neumann TLM- 50s. In the sketch you can see the positioning of these during the live recording. A GRACE mic-pre delivered the necessary line level to the SADiE DSD8 converter. We have quite intentionally done without artificial reverb, the 5.1 mix traces the microphone positions in a distinct and direct manner. As a result, the multichannel version sounds breathtakingly live and three-dimensional – the listener is, so to speak, "surrounded by horns".
In the U.S.A. this SACD was reviewed as "multichannel disc of the month at Audiophile Audition" "multichannel disc of the month at Audiophile Audition"!