Iris is a Pure DSD 256 Stereo release featuring Alfredo Paixao. Paixao is a Grammy Award winning bass player that hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His music reflects a fine blend of Jazz and Latin music stylings. Over the years, Alfredo has performed with Julio Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Liza Minelli, Alex Acuna, Joe Heredia, Laura Pausini, Pino Daniele and Fiorella Mannoia among others.
On Iris, a live to DSD 256 Stereo recording, Paixao performs 8 tracks that he composed. He is joined on the album by Ettore Carucci (Keyboards), Enrico Bracco (Classical & Electric Guitar), Luigi Masciari (Acoustic & Electric Guitar), Israel Varela (Drums & Percussion) and special guest Nadia Cancila (Vocals). Varela’s album As Above So Below is also available at the NativeDSD Music store.
Alfredo Paixão tells us “Iris is an album that came to life very smoothly. The songs were written with no instruments involved. just paper and pencil. So as you expect it was a great surprise to me listening to it as we recorded it.
The choice of the musicians was mostly based on my personal feeling to them, they are friends, funny and of course outstanding artists. It was like I was with my family at our family’s cabin in the woods in front of a fireplace telling stories and looking to the stars.
The amazing process of recording direct to DSD, is kind of a ceremony, you must be present, otherwise it won’t happen. To conclude this is who I am, with my difficulties and joys. As I always say “To be a Jazz musician, you must be a masochist. If you are sadistic you can only play metal.
So this album is not exactly what I want to say, but it’s coming closer than ever before.”
Alfredo Paixao – Bass & Composer
Ettore Carucci – Keyboards
Enrico Bracco – Classical & Electric Guitar
Luigi Masciari – Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Israel Varela – Drums & Percussion
Nadia Cancila – Vocals
TracklistPlease note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Total time: 00:41:25
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|Release Date||April 11, 2019|
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