Blue Coast Records and Grammy-Nominated jazz pianist, Art Lande have teamed up to release this extraordinary collection of classic songs and original pieces. The quiet, subtle nature of the recording is a masterful example of key control and pedaling of which every pianist will want to take note. Performed on an 1885 Steinway, without the use of studio enhancements like equalization, compression, reverb or other digital effects the recordings were immediately sought after by audiophile manufacturers to demonstrate their gear. The sound is clear and immediate yet could put a baby to sleep.
Art Lande is no stranger to recording having released for ECM and Windham Hill; and performed with artists such as Charlie Haden, Woody Shaw, Jan Garbarek, Paul McCandless, Joe Henderson and Nguyèn Lè. He tours the world in various ensembles under his own name and as a popular sideman.
"This is truly a piano recording for piano lovers; I'm sure it's going to get plenty of playing at CES and other audio shows... the standard CD layer sonics are exemplary." -- John Sunier, Audiophile Audition
About MQD Gold CDs:
These are collector's items. The MQDs (Master Quality Discs) are hand made in the Blue Coast studio using 24k Gold discs of the highest quality. Sonically, you won't find a better sounding disc. Blue Coast makes them one at a time, on order, and directly from the masters in their studio. All discs are checked for errors, hand written and numbered. There is no artwork for the cover. They arrive in a white digi pack with gold MQD logo on front. All titles look alike except for the writing on the discs themselves and the avery label on the back with song titles.
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- Hand-Numbered Collector's Item
- Collector's Edition 24k Gold CD
- Recorded, mixed & mastered by Cookie Marenco
- Housed in plain white packaging
- Fool On The Hill
- Norwegian Wood
- Silver Dream
- Window Taps
- Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Ancestors D'Italia
- Old Folks At Home
- You Are My Sunshine
- Burgundy Dream
- Snow Dance
- Ol' Man River
- After Midnight
- In A Sentimental Mood