The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel Live n' Bernin' Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc

The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel

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Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc!
Native Auro 3D Audio!
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The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel Live N' Bernin' is released by Monster Music® as
Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc containing four Hi-Res 96-kHz/24-bit streams: Auro-3D 9.1, Linear PCM 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1 and Linear PCM 2.0.

The BBB was captured on Avid ProTools® (34 tracks), from which a Native Auro-3D 9.1-channel master audio soundtrack was derived. The performance was recorded on 34 full-range discrete digital channels with 96-kHz/24-bit resolution using ALL AEA (Audio Engineering Associates) large-ribbon microphones fed to an API mixing console with ATI 8MX2 audiophile microphone preamps, using the large MU3 Studio On Wheels remote recording truck to capture the tracks on ProTools and monitor the recording.

The 96-kHz/24-bit Auro-3D 9.1 and Linear PCM 5.1 and PCM 2.0 master audio tracks were mixed, pre-mastered and mastered at Galaxy Studios in Mol, Belgium, renowned worldwide for its leading and state-of-the-art innovation in sound recording and reproduction. It is the home of Auro Technologies and the Auro-3D format, which became the first true 3D Immersive Sound audio format with end-to-end solutions for all markets. The mixing was performed by Tonmeister Patrick Lemmens, who recorded and mixed many albums in Auro-3D, as well as many scorings for international movies.

The pre-mastering and mastering for the releases was performed by Tom Van Achte at Galaxy Studios. The authoring of the Pure Blu-ray Disc was performed by Stefan Bock at MSM Studio Group in Munich, Germany. The 96-kHz/24-bit stereo master was recorded to a Nagra Seven two-channel digital recorder used for mastering.

And for those guests in the venue who wished to hear what the recording engineers heard during the live capture, Monster provided a headphone listening station to listen to the "live" two-channel mix through Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Headphones.

Immersive Sound is "Surround Sound with Height," adding the third and missing dimension in sound reproduction. A height layer is added on top of the two-dimensional 5.1 multi-channel format. In order to experience this third dimension, the master recording is delivered on the new Pure Audio Blu-ray™ format in 96-kHz/24-bit resolution.

The Auro-3D sound format is the next generation in audio, marking an exciting leap forward from standard Stereo and Surround Sound that increases the dramatic impact of recorded musical performances, to create a natural 3D listening experience. Thanks to its backwards compatibility, Auro-3D mixes of film or music are released on standard Blu-ray Discs, and the Auro-Matic® upmixing engine allows existing collections of music and film soundtracks, whether in 5.1 or 7.1 multi-channel, to be rendered in Immersive Sound.

The Auro-3D mix creates an exciting three-dimensional soundscape provided by the addition of Auro-3D’s revolutionary Height Layer, which creates a very specific way to produce a “vertical stereo field” all around the listener. In the case of The BBB project, more natural sound (more harmonics and depth) are perceived from the front loudspeakers while the ear-level surrounds and back height surrounds create a 3D natural Immersive Sound field reproducing the natural spatial ambience of the venue and the audience. The listening experience is like “being there.”

Auro-3D is an exciting move from ear-level two-dimensional surround sound formats to three-dimensional sound with height and is the only sound system on the market that has both 5.1/7.1 Surround and Auro-3D 9.1/11.1 in just one standard PCM delivery file, delivering 96-kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio in each channel, making easy distribution on any system in the world possible.

The live performance took place on April 20, 2016 in Burbank, California at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, an intimate audience venue The BBB often performs in and whose acoustics are well suited to the project. The BBB performed two one-hour sets of jazz charts, with an initial 30 minutes securing sound checks. The emcee for the evening was Bubba Jackson, renowned KJAZZ 88.1 FM radio personality.

Bernie Dresel's jazz orchestra, The BBB, is without question one of Los Angeles' most exciting large jazz ensembles, if not on the planet. It is one of the most innovative and original hard-swinging large jazz ensembles ever. The BBB provides potent testimony to the sheer exhilaration of big band jazz...a combination of intense swing and fiery soloing, as well as tight ensemble playing, powered by Bernie Dresel's extraordinary drumming talents.

The BBB is comprised of 16 seasoned pros on the Los Angeles studio scene. Populated by LA's finest players, The BBB delivers a contemporary, highly original sound featuring the witty, intricate, and hard-swinging compositions of established and up-and-coming composers and arrangers. And like those other famous jazz orchestras such as Buddy Rich's, Count Basie's, Woody Herman's, Stan Kenton's, Maynard Ferguson's, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis' and Gerald Wilson's, the music and delivery of The BBB's music is nothing less than astonishing when experienced live. The sound has a contemporary, dynamic, and hard-swinging energy, with a focused edge to it that is like no other jazz orchestra, though, reminiscent of Buddy Rich's ensembles. The instrumental makeup is unique in that there is no piano but jazz/rockin' electric guitar instead, in addition to four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, and upright acoustic slap bass and drums. When people hear Bernie's BBB, the first thing that hits them is its energy and intensity.

At the helm of The BBB is jazz drummer extraordinaire Bernie Dresel. Bernie is the first-call drummer and percussionist on the Hollywood stage for motion picture and television soundtracks. Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Tower Of Power, among many other established and new jazz orchestra composers and arrangers, fill the book for the music his band makes today. And like those other bands, Dresel's rendering style is nothing less than exciting, driven by one of the most accomplished jazz drummers in the world.

Prior to forming his own jazz orchestra, Bernie backed Maynard Ferguson, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. Bernie served 15 years for both Setzer and Goodwin. He has been the drummer on numerous Brian Setzer Grammy Award®-winning recordings and more recently on every recording that Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band has released, including the Grammy Award winners.

Bernie's credits with respect to motion picture and television soundtracks represent "A" movie projects and such television work as The Simpsons and Family Guy.

• Pure Audio Blu-ray Audio
• Native Auro 3D Audio
• SuperDisc Hi-Res Auro-3D 9.1 Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc DigiPak
• 2.0 LPCM 24/96; 5.1 LPCM 24/96; 5.1 DTS-HD MA 24/96; 9.1 Native Auro 3D 24/96
• Bonus material

Bernie Dresel, leader, drums
Andrew Synowiec, electric guitar
John "Spazz" Hatton, upright slap bass
Jamie Hovorka, lead trumpet
Anthony Bonsera, lead trumpet
Carl Saunders, jazz trumpet
Jeff Bunnell, jazz trumpet
Alan Kaplan, lead tromobone
Ryan Dragon, trombone
James McMillen, trombone
Juliane Gralle, bass trombone
Brian Scanlon, lead alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
Jacob Scesney, alto saxophone, flute
Rob Lockhart, tenor saxophone, flute
Kirsten Edkins, tenor saxophone, flute
Brian Williams, baritone saxophone, flute

1. Straight, No Chaser
2. Five Spot
3. On the Sunny Side Of The Street
4. Samba Quente
5. Wiggle Waggle
6. 'Round Midnight
7. Bones Akimbo
8. The Soulful Mister Timmons
9. Magnificent Seven
10. What Would Be
11. The Spoiler
12. Crossing The Boulevard

• Interviews with Bernie Dresel and producers Gary Reber & Wilfried Van Baelen, Noel Lee and Brian Barr
• Interview with Patrick Lemmens, Mixing Engineer at Galaxy Studios
• Performance video snippets
• Production pictures

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