It’s Getting Cooler

Gabor Varga

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Original Recording Format: DSD 256

My Reel Club returns to NativeDSD Music with their second release.  It’s another Live to DSD 256 Stereo recording with an audience.  This time, My Reel Club brings us some “Cool Jazz” with the Gabor Varga Jazz Trio plus a guest artist on vibraphone.

The goal of the Gábor Varga Jazz Quartet is to extend the cool sound developed in the trio’s line-up (György Jeszenszky – drums, Tibor Csuhaj Barna – bass, Gábor Varga – piano) to new dimensions – supplemented with one of the most exciting instruments, the vibraphone (also known as “vibes” in Jazz circles).

The vibraphone, as its name suggests, is vibrant, embracing, rich when needed, with a soft or percussive sound. The ‘M55 Gold Pro Vibe’ vibraphone, played by Richard Szaniszló in the Quartet, is a special instrument. It was provided by David Friedman, a New York-born jazz vibraphone legend.

Drums, bass, piano, vibraphone.  This line-up is at least as rare in Hungary as it is a responsible challenge in the musical sense.  The music world has become acquainted with this form of quartet sound in connection with legendary formations.

December 7, 2019, is a special date for the Quartet.  This is when our second album will be recorded. What sets this recording apart from everything else is the way and conditions of recording. The recording is made in a studio but in front of an audience. We could say that this will be a concert from which an album is made, but that would be a mistake. It will be an album from which a concert will be made. The difference is decisive. Here, the audience can see the workshop work, which in most cases can only enjoy the end result.

But not only the interested eyes will determine the final result of the recording, but also the technical features of the recording. Unlike the well-known separate recording that provides recording security, musicians will play their instruments in a space set up close to each other, using analog technology and the state-of-the-art digital, DSD 256 format recording by sound engineers. This is a challenge for both musicians and sound engineers. Still, these special circumstances help the band create the cool sound they represent in the most authentic way possible. This is because this recording mode is closest to the recordings of the cool era.

— Gabor Varga

Tracklist

1.
128th Str.
05:22
2.
Moments
06:55
3.
Little Star
05:38
4.
Judith's Dream
05:00
5.
Take Your Time
05:35
6.
Story Of You
06:06
7.
Little Star (alternate take)
05:46
8.
128th Str. (alternate take)
04:52

Total time: 00:45:14

Additional information

Artists

Mixing Board

Neve

Genres

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Label

Original Recording Format

Qualities

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Channels

Cables

Wireworld Micro-Platinum OCC Eclipse 8

Digital Converters

Hapi, Merging Technologies; Signalyst HQ Player Pro 4 (DSD 256 to DSD 512 Transfer)

Mastering Engineer

Ferenc Koscsó, László Papp

Composers

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Microphone Preamp

API 3124+

Microphones

DPA 4007, Schoeps, Neumann

Piano

Steinway & Sons Model D Grand Piano

Notes

David Friedman gave his instrument as a present to Richard Szaniszlo. Richard Szaniszlo uses Vic Firth mallets

Piano Technician

Balázs Tóth

Producer

Róbert Zoltán Hunka

Recording Engineer

András Makay

Recording Location

Live Recording with Audience at the Supersize Recording Studio, Hungary on December 7, 2019

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 256

Vibraphone

M55 Gold Pro Vibe

SKU

MRC1902

Release Date May 5, 2020
SKU MRC1902

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