Genre: Jazz
Label: Tonian Labs


The Tonian Trio Hang Around CD

The Tonian Trio

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Reference-Quality CD Recorded & Mixed Live To Two Tracks!

This CD from the Tonian Trio - Brad Dutz on drums, Brian Walsh on bass clarinet and Chris Votek on cello - features all original compositions. The tracks were done in one take, respectively, and were recorded and mixed live to two tracks by Tony Minasian of Tonian Labs in California.

"Comparing Sticks showed how straight CD-quality recordings done right are all we could really want if the full dynamic range available to be encoded actually was. It's not the format's fault if most decide to drive it with the tank mostly empty. That means hitting the road when one is down to less than ten decibels of recorded dynamic range. No wonder that 99.9% of all recordings never even see much less hit the limits of CD-quality resolution. Hang Around knows better; again. It behaves and sounds like a very good hence rare high-resolution effort but uses an ordinary CD carrier. On it three very experienced musical journeymen improvise freely while Tony [Minasian] did the absolute minimum behind the scenes - probably just gain matching three microphones. The jamming here is characterized by two instruments which essentially only play one note at a time each. That eliminates the type [of] harmonies a guitar or keyboard contribute traditionally. With its added percussion, Hang Around is thus mostly an exercise in rhythmic textures surrounding simple melodic snippets conjured up in the moment. Musically, it's thus more lightweight and in contrast to the unusually high sonic quality. In short, I'd listen to Hang Around more to show off my system's audiophile aspects than to enchant someone with advanced musical magic. But Tony Minasian promises there's more comign down this pike. Let's give him some time to fully develop his particular recipe... What's the moral of this story? 16-bit/44.1kHz can sound amazing when someone cares deeply to make it so. Tony's albums make that point." - Srajan Ebaen,

• CD
• 16-bit 44.1kHz high-resolution
• All tracks done in one take
• Recorded and mixed live to two tracks
• Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tony Minasian

Brad Dutz, percussion
Brian Walsh, clarinet, bass clarinet
Chris Votek, cello


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