2 World premieres! An “Indie Classical production” Concerto for harp, recorder and string orchestra. Reflects the composer Mikkelborg’s life-long journey, through the sonic realms of progressive jazz, contemporary classical and world music idioms.
After a long absence, jazz patriarch Palle Mikkelborg, one of the undisputed founders of the Nordic Sound, returns with a full-length composition featuring the artistry of Helen Davies (harp), Michala Petri (recorder) and the strings of the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen. Conceived as a deeply personal “Ein Heldenleben” of sorts, Mikkelborg’s “Going To Pieces – Without Falling Apart” takes us on a journey through the “over-tones, where we all recognize each other’s deepest desires despite our more earth-bound differences.”
With more than a hundred published credits and a lifetime of extraordinary collaborations with the greatest creative musicians of the 20th including Gil Evans, Terje Rypdal, Ian Garbarek, Gary Peacock, Shankar, Don Cherry, George Russell, Dexter Gordon, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and Bill Evans, not to mention his seminal Grammy award winning composition for Miles Davis, “Aura”, Mikkelborg is unquestionably one of the most influential and visionary voices in contemporary music. “Going To Pieces…” reflects his life-long journey, through the sonic realms of progressive jazz, contemporary classical and world music idioms.
The recording concludes with a special Bonus Track; “Afterthoughts” – a live improvisation on themes from “Going To Pieces…” featuring Mikkelborg’s trumpet and live electronics sensitively manipulated by master producer Thomas Li, the whole project, lovingly captured by Denmark’s wizard of sound, Preben Iwan.
TracklistPlease note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Total time: 00:55:04
DAD AX24 converters/preamps
Pyramix DAW system with Tango Controller
Preben Iwan, Mastering Engineer Tom Caulfield for the DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256 at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab
Microphone main array: 5x DPA 4006TL, 2x 4011TL microphones for surround, 2x Neumann KM184 & 2x DPA 4011TL for solo spot mics
We are pleased to announce the availability of OUR Recordings releases in DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256, as well as the original DXD recorded release. These higher resolution DSD bitrates were produced from the original DXD recording using a Pyramix Digital Audio Workstation by NativeDSD Mastering Engineer Tom Caulfield.
The sonic advantage to these new Stereo DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256 releases, as with all higher DSD bit rate releases, is the wider audio frequency passband prior to the onset of modulation noise.This results in allowing the listener’s DAC to use gentler and more phase linear filters for playback of the music.
|Original Recording Format|
Preben Iwan, Executive producer: Lars Hannibal
Alsion Concert Hall, Sønderborg, Denmark, December 17-21, 2012 – Track 13 Afterthoughts recorded, produced and mixed in MyRoomStudio, Østerbro, Denmark by Thomas Li, January 2013
|Recording Type & Bit Rate|
B&W 802 Diamond speakers
|Release Date||June 6, 2018|
The Classical Reviewer
These artists draw so much color and atmosphere from this unusual music.
Klassik Heute 10/10
“Beautiful music for meditation, dreams and hope – performed clearly, directly and honestly. Music of our time, in the best sense of the word”
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