ZILT plays Mengelberg & Ellington is the project born from the ongoing musical conversation between Jasper Blom and Ian Cleaver on Just Listen. They met at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where Blom, a renowned saxophonist, was teaching – and Cleaver, a talented young trumpet player, came to study. Their lessons grew into jam sessions, and soon they took their music to the small stage of a whiskey bar in the center of Amsterdam: Café ZILT. With Thomas Pol on bass and Wouter Kuhne on drums they played compositions by the idiosyncratic Dutch Jazz pianist and composer Misha Mengelberg, balanced with pieces by the legendary bandleader and composer Duke Ellington.
The album is available in Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64 and DXD plus Stereo DSD 512. It is also available as an 180 gram LP on this page. It is not available on SACD.
This album captures ZILT’s playful interpretation of this repertoire and the spontaneous and informal style they developed to match their material, calling to mind the small crowded stage on which their music evolved. We can hear Blom and Cleaver explore the boundaries between high and low art, popular and high-brow, in a musical dialogue between different generations and eras of Jazz.
Jasper Blom – Saxophone
Ian Cleaver – Trumpet
Thomas Pol – Bass
Wouter Kuhne – Drums
Total time: 00:41:04
|Analog to Digital Converter|
Horus, Merging Technologies at DSD 256
Van den Hul 3T, exclusive use
|HRP Mastering Engineer|
Mastering Room Speakers – Grimm LS1
Bruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps, Neumann, AKG
|Original Recording Format|
Rens Heijnis, Custom Design
Jared Sacks & Jonas Sacks
MCO Studio 1 in Hilversum, The Netherlands on June 15 & 16, 2020
|Release Date||December 5, 2022|
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