La Notte (The Night)

Battista Lena, Enzo Pietropaoli, Fulvio Sigurta

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A trumpet, a guitar and a bass.

The absence of the battery immediately brings to mind the last Chet Baker, a chamber size, intimate and sensual. The music was “photographed” in the wonderful acoustics of the theater “Persius Flaccus” of Volterra, waiting for the bells of the five ceased, or that the thunder of a storm at the end of summer subsides.

A choice that has put the musicians in direct relation to their essence simple, highlighting the strength and fragility.

This recording technique has opened up a window to the future, we returned back decades, as often happens when you looking for something and find it necessary to look to the past.

— Enzo Pietropaoli

The result manages to combine a highly accurate and natural sound with human presence, lively and vivid musicians.

— Battista Lena

The impression is that you can expand with a magnifying glass the sound image to infinity, discovering each time new details that are always in focus.

— Fulvio Sigurtà

Tracklist

1.
La notte
06:28
2.
Tre Voci
02:53
3.
Follow the heron
04:27
4.
Agostino
04:24
5.
L'ombra della sera
05:43
6.
El vuelo de lobato
02:55
7.
Peach trees
05:46
8.
Turn out the stars
06:10
9.
Canzone per chiamarti
04:00
10.
Polecra's spring
05:01
11.
Il cuore e l'azzurro
03:31
12.
All through the Night
07:09

Total time: 00:58:27

Additional information

Label

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SACD126

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Cables

Signoricci

Digital Converters

dCS A/D and D/A Converters

Microphones

Neumann U47, U48, M49 Valve Microphones

Original Recording Format

Producer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recording Engineer

Giulio Cesare Ricci

Recording location

Volterra (PI) Teatro Persio Flacco, August 2012

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

Release Date July 24, 2014

Press reviews

HRAudio.net 5 out of 5

The Bill Evans jazz standard “Turn out the Stars” offers all three players a solid foundation for (identifiably) jazz soloing. The set concludes, aptly, with the Cole Porter song “All Through the Night”. The trio takes the tune at mid-tempo, driven by Pietropaoli’s propulsive bass playing.

La Notte was engineered, recorded and mastered by Fonè Records label owner Giulio Cesare Ricci with his classic Neumann microphone kit direct to DSD. The historic site of the Teatro Persio Flacco provides a warm ambience. Signor Ricci’s careful placement of microphones generates an astonishingly realistic stereo soundstage. On some of the tunes, guitarist Lena vocalizes very softly (and in tune). The first time I played the recording fairly loud, I thought one of my neighbors was singing along…

La notte – Pietropaoli, Lena, Sigurtà 5 out of 5

Wonderful album, state of the art recording by Giulio Cesare Ricci (fonè).

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