180-gram natural color transparent vinyl
Made in Japan
Pure analog recording and cutting
One-stage plating proces; limited to 496 copies
This solo debut album is a selection of improvisations on standards and originals. A "reflection" not only sentimental but also analytical towards the musical aproach Mazzariello had been using up until the date of the recording.
This repertoire varies from "Body and Soul" to "Over the Rainbow," to Thelonious Monk to Bill Evans along with originals written as far back as 1996 and as recent as 2019, creating a vast span of musical memories and ideas.
The role and presence of the producer Giulio Cesare Ricci in this selection of recordings was as important as a second musician in a duet.. not only the for the incredible reproduction of sound of the instrument and location, but also for the creative invironment he creates during the days of recording and his emotional connection to each track.
This album was recorded in September 2019 and is part of the recordings that I realized at Auditorium located inside the famous Museum Piaggio 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 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. This is because Giulio Cesare Ricci has always made two masters for each recording, an analog master for vinyl and digital master DSD for SuperAudioCD.
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 recording.
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 performance as if he were present at the exhibition of this great pianist.