Pro-Ject Audio Systems, besides being known for manufacturing classic turntables and audio accessories, has launched a recording series to demonstrate the quality of top analog audio equipment.
From time-to-time Pro-Ject has invited great musicians to perform at company headquarters in Mistelbach, Austria. Now, using real analog tape with reduced microphoning, capturing the performance in true stereo, Pro-Ject and Austria's own singer-guitarist 7RAY have teamed to produce a special studio album — a live jazz recording direct from Pro-Ject's company headquarters, and a set recorded to 8-track at Studio Baumgarten in Vienna. This gives listeners the ability to hear a direct comparison of recording techniques.
For this 180-gram double LP the tracks include glorious favorites: "Blue Moon," "One For My Baby," "Night And Day," "Send In The Clowns," "Fly Me To The Moon," and more. He impressed the Hollywood film industry with his theme songs for the movies The Informers (starring Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke and Billy Bob Thornton) and Unthinkable (starring Samuel Jackson, Carry Anne Moss and more). With his jazz albums June Gloom in LA, Love and Steel, Round Midnight, and Christmas in LA, 7RAY underlines his artistic versatility with each recording. For this album 7Ray is joined by Triple Ace — Simon Plötzeneder, trumpet; Oliver Kent, piano; Dusan Novakov, drums; and Uli Langthaler, bass.