This is a truly intimate and personal acoustic Jazz album from two members of the Holly Cole Trio – David Piltch and Aaron Davis – and some of their friends – Robert Piltch, Kevin Brett & Mark Kelson. The album was recorded ‘off the floor’ on an analog 1/2” tape recorder at 30 ips, non-Dolby, with no overdubs. It is a wonderful spontaneous fusion of spirit.
Whether playing simply as a duo, with Davis on piano and Piltch on acoustic bass, or with the occasional friends on some tracks, their dedication to the ‘spirit of ensemble music’ is palpable.
Bassist David Piltch and pianist Aaron Davis, veterans of Holly Cole’s trio, recorded Take One, their first album together, in 1996 live off the floor with musical friends including David’s brother, the accomplished guitarist Rob Piltch, drummer Mark Kelso and fellow Holly Cole band member Kevin Breit.
Piltch and Davis composed most of these tunes, either individually or together; the album is rounded out with a Steve Earle cover, Kirsty MacColl’s Last Day of Summer and the traditional folk song Black Is the Color (Of My True Love’s Hair).
Piltch & Davis
David Piltch – Bass & Bass Percussion
Aaron Davis – Piano & Piano Percussion
Robert Piltch – Guitar
Kevin Brett – Guitar
Mark Kelso – Drums
Total time: 00:40:48
DSD 512 fs, DSD 256 fs, DSD 128 fs, DSD 64 fs, DXD 24 Bit, FLAC 192 kHz, FLAC 96 kHz
Aaron Davis, David Piltch, Kevin Breit, Mark Kelso, Robert Piltch
|Analog Tape Recorder||
Telefunken M15 Tape recorder with Saki head
|Analog to Digital Converters||
DSD 64 was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock, DSD 128 was done using Ayre QA9pro, DSD 256 and DSD 512 was done using Merging Technologies Horus with Signalyst EC modulators, and DXD 352.8kHz was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock
René Laflamme – Analog to DSD Transfer, Tom Caulfield (DSD 256, DSD 512)
|Original Recording Format|
Aaron David, David Piltch
Jeff Wopert, Denis Tougas, Greg Robertson
McClear Pathe, Toronto, Ontario, Canada , 1996
Pyramix, Merging Technologies
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|Release Date||March 13, 2015|
1 review for Take One
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What a wonderful acoustic jazz album this is. The songs have a compelling sound. You feel that they are playing music generated by true passion. It immediately captures you. The artists are brilliant in creating this music. It is really good.
The album’s sound quality features great timbre depth, really beautiful detail in the mid and low range. I’m sure Hi-Fi enthusiasts will find many things to enjoy here.
Gianfranco Bonansea (verified owner) –