Tettero Plays Eddie Harris and Les McCann


Original Recording Format: DXD
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Call it fate, luck or coincidence, anyhow, I had just decided to expand my working trio into a quartet by adding trumpet player extraordinaire Dirk Beets, when Peter Bjørnild asked me to have a go at reinterpreting the Swiss Movement albums by Les McCann and Eddie Harris as a part of Sound Liaison’s “My Favorite Album” series.

Somehow those albums had not been on my radar in recent years, but upon listening, I realized, that the music was exactly what we were looking for in order to set out a new direction for my expanded trio.

Les McCann and Eddie Harris’ compositions are catchy, groovy and full of energy but they also contain an element of freedom, which makes it easy to open up and let loose.

Dirk Beets is an adventures trumpet player who loves experimenting with effects to enhance the sound of his trumpet, so casting him in the role of saxophonist Eddie Harris was a perfect match.

And for myself, taking on the challenge of interpreting Les McCann’s groovy piano for guitar was fun as well as illuminating. I have worked with bassist Dave Breidenbach and drummer Klaas van Donkersgoed for years. They are an ideal rhythm section, always dedicated to keeping the groove, yet not afraid to follow any idea that might pop up on the spur of the moment.

Recording in Studio 2 is always a joy, I tell you, that Studio is haunted in a positive way. Django Reinhardt was there, Wes Montgomery, Lester Young, just to name a few of my personal heroes, but the list goes on and on.

Engineer Frans De Rond is a magician. To have a technician of his expertise paired with a hall like studio II, is a match made in heaven.
I am very very happy with the result an am forever grateful to Sound Liaison for this wonderful opportunity.”

The 8 pieces of music were performed live in the studio in front of an audience of 80 people. The musicians were placed in front of a stereo pair of microphones with additional spot microphones on each instrument.

The musicians were playing without headphones, the reason being that we believe that when we get the musicians to play together in the same room, without headphones, it creates a number of musical and technical benefits:  As they are not ‘separated’ by the headphones, the musicians, in order to hear each other are forced to create a natural and musical balance, which is then easily captured by the main stereo pair of microphones. And the need for compression to control levels is no longer necessary.

Since everybody is in the same room, the boxed sound which is so common in many modern recordings is absent as the sound of the room helps ‘glue’ the sound of the recording.

– Folker Tettero, guitarist


Cold Duck Time
Compared To What
Carry On Brother
Shorty Rides Again
Go On And Cry
Set Us Free
You Got It In Your Soulness

Total time: 00:42:27

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Digital Converters

Horus, Merging Technologies

Editing Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Frans de Rond

Microphone Cables

AudioQuest Yokon, Mogami Gold

Microphone Preamps

Horus, Merging Technologies


Schoeps MK5 (Main System), Josephson C700, Shure SM57 (Folker), Josephson C725 (Dirk), Josephson C700 (Dave), Josephson C617 (Overheads), Audix D6 (Basdrum)

Monitoring Room

TAD CE-1 Speakers, Moon 760A Amplifier, Sennheiser HD800 and AKG 702 Headphones, AudioQuest Aspen Speaker Cables

Original Recording Format


Peter Bjørnild

Recording Engineer

Frans de Rond

Recording Location

Recorded live at MCO Studio 2 Hilversum, the Netherlands , January 13 and 14 2018

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate


Release DateNovember 23, 2018

Press reviews

Lust for Life Magazine

The first thing you notice listening to this album is the superior sound quality. That is not to say the music is lacking, on the contrary, the solos are gorgeous and the interpretations are subtle and funky and above all very very musical.

NativeDSD Listener

I just purchased this today and if it is your style you will NOT be disappointed with the quality on this one and it is such a smooth listen. It has that satisfyingly rich, full sound.

Jon, NativeDSD Listener

De Stad Amersfoort

Folker Tettero plays funk jazz inspired by the 1970s. The freedom he and his band take to make music creates creative funk that attracts attention.

Trumpet player Dirk Beets way of playing, sound and ideas connect seamlessly with the band. Tettero recorded the famous Eddie Harris album ‘Swiss Movement’ live in his own style.

In this new – intimate and yet powerful album – repertoire, blues, funk and jazz, and freedom are once again merged into Tettero’s own style.


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