I Wonder (One Microphone Recording)

Juraj Stanik

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One Microphone Recording – Solo Piano with Juraj Stanik

I Wonder by Jazz Pianist Juraj Stanik is the latest release from Sound Liaison.  It is the 3rd in their One Microphone Recording series where all of the music on an album is recorded with a single Josephson Engineering C700S Stereo Microphone.  (The earlier One Microphone Recordings of Feenbrothers Play Dave Brubeck and Don’t You Cry by Carmen Gomes Inc. are also available from Native DSD Music.  Including a DSD 512 edition of Feenbrothers Play Dave Brubeck. See linked albums below).

On the album, Stanik plays 10 tracks including his solo piano version of The Fool On The Hill, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and first recorded by The Beatles.

The pianist says “Playing solo piano is so demanding. It’s a particular mindset, different from when playing with my trio or duo with flugelhorn player Ack van Rooyen. Solo piano playing is a dialog with the inner self. I noticed that when I get into ‘the zone’, the music starts to flow and somehow it feels that the music plays me!

At the core of this album are melodies that have been lingering in my mind. Being an improviser I transformed these melodies into musical structures, mostly while recording. I started my musical career as a cello player. I feel this influenced the way I phrase music and treat tone quality and melody. Playing classical music made me acquainted with the great classical composers like for instance Mahler or Mendelssohn.

I consider melody as equally important as rhythm or harmony. In terms of harmonic structures, I rather prefer relative simplicity to extreme complexity. Complexity often dictates the player specific things to play, while simplicity gives space to go to different places.”

Tracklist

1.
For Old Time's Sake
04:46
2.
Floemsie
05:27
3.
The Fool On The Hill
02:02
4.
I Wonder
05:00
5.
Lecce
04:27
6.
Anthem
04:29
7.
Canto
03:24
8.
The Witch
04:11
9.
If I Should Lose You
05:26
10.
Some Have It
01:58

Total time: 00:41:10

Additional information

Artists

Microphones

Josephson C700S (One Microphone Recording)

Genres

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Label

Qualities

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Channels

Original Recording Format

Cables

AudioQuest

Digital Converters

Horus with Merging+Clock-U (10Mhz) Clock, Merging Technologies

Editing Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Frans de Rond

Composers

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Piano Technicians

Charles Rademaker & Naomi van Schoot

Power Amplifier

Moon 760A

Power Conditioners

AudioQuest

Preamp

Horus, Merging Technologies

Producer

Peter Bjørnild

Recording Engineer

Frans de Rond

Recording Location

MCO, Studio 2, Hilversum, The Netherlands, on 11th of February and 18th of March 2019

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Speakers

TAD Compact Evolution

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Rhapsody Sound+Vision for lending us the Merging+Clock-U

Headphones

Mixing Headphones: Sennheiser HD800, AKG 702

SKU

SL1034A

Release Date June 6, 2019
SKU SL1034A

Press reviews

Jazzenzo Jazz Magazine

Pianist Juraj Stanik plays the album ‘I Wonder’ on his own, with standards and his own repertoire. The Josephson Engineering C700S microphone was used on this One Microphone Recording.

The sound of the grand piano is extraordinarily natural and all overtones come out flawlessly from the speakers. Rarely did a jazz piano sound so pleasant!

Audiophile Style

The third One Microphone Recording release from Sound Liaison is Juraj Stanik’s I Wonder, which is a solo piano recording.

This recording captures the richness of the piano and the natural room reverberation. It sounds just like a piano is sitting in the room in front of you.

What more can you really want from a recording?

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