Wild Man Blues – Plays Louis Armstrong

Ruud Breuls

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Original Recording Format: DXD

Ruud Breuls, Simon Rigter, Karel Boehlee, Jos Machtel and Marcel Serierse can play. No doubt. They belong to the absolute top of European jazz. They have played with everybody who is somebody in the world of jazz. But what really makes this album special is the love and dedication they bring to Armstrong’s music. Listening to the 8 compositions presented here one realizes that genre is completely irrelevant.

The 8 pieces of music were performed live in the studio in front of an audience of 80 people. The musicians were placed in front of a stereo pair of microphones

with additional spot microphones on each instrument. The musicians were playing without headphones, the reason being that we believe that when we get the musicians to play together in the same room, without headphones, it creates a number of musical and technical benefits: As they are not ‘separate’ by the headphones, the musicians, in order to hear each other are forced to create a natural and musical balance, a balance which is then easily captured by the main stereo pair of microphones.

Because of this natural and musical balance the need for compression to control levels is no longer necessary. Since everybody is in the same room, the boxed sound which is so common in many modern recordings is absent as the sound of the room helps ‘glue’ the sound of the recording. The recording took place in the now legendary Studio 2, situated in the the building of the Dutch Music Centre of Broadcasters (MCO). It is the oldest recording studio in the Netherlands and has hosted a wealth of prominent artists; Django Reinhardt, was there in 1937, Jazz at the Philharmonic featuring Ella Fitzgerald in 1953, and in the 1960’ Wes Montgomery, Clark Terry and Eric Dolphy all recorded in the studio.

Tracklist

1.
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
07:12
2.
Basin Street Blues
07:02
3.
Wild Man Blues
06:46
4.
St.Louis Blues
08:24
5.
Big Butter And Egg Man
05:31
6.
Sleepy Time Down South
09:00
7.
Struttin' With Some Barbeque
05:03
8.
What A Wonderful World
03:56

Total time: 00:52:54

Additional information

Label

SKU

SL1027A

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Amplifier

Moon 760A

Cables

AudioQuest

Digital Converters

Horus, Merging Technologies

Editing Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Frans de Rond and Peter Bjørnild

Microphone Preamps

Horus, Merging Technologies

Microphones

Main system: Schoeps MK5 (AB) – Ruud: Josephson C700 – Simon: Josephson C716 – Karel: Josephson C617 (2x) – Jos: Josephson C700 – Marcel: Schoeps MK2 (overheads) – Audix D6 (basdrum),  Micpre's: Merging Horus

Mixing Headphones

Sennheiser HD800, AKG 702

Original Recording Format

Producer

Sound Liaison and Ruud Breuls

Recording Engineer

Frans de Rond for Sound Liaison

Recording Location

MCO, Studio 2, Hilversum, The Netherlands in 2016

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Speakers

TAD CE-1

Release Date August 24, 2018

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Jazzenzo

The repertoire of the legendary Louis Armstrong is central to ‘Wild Man Blues’ by the Ruud Breuls / Simon Rigter Quintet.

Classics such as On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Basin Street Blues, Wild Man Blues, St. Louis Blues, and What A Wonderful World are featured on this live tribute concert.

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