Alma (2015)

Alfonsi, Maiore

PEO ALFONSI, Salvatore Maiore

In Certaldo, heavenly place of the most real Tuscany, there is Il Castello, an hotel managed by a dear friend and great drummer with whom Salvatore and I had the pleasure to work on several occasions. From the meeting between Alfred Kramer and an equally excellent character, Giulio Cesare Ricci, that all of you fonè followers know very well, was conceived a special project that saw Salvatore and me happily involved. Behind this project there is the idea to record a musical event with the most possible fidelity without external “additions”. What Giulio Cesare Ricci is doing since decades is known to you all, and it is an admirable research work for the most absolute fidelity reproduction of a sound event. To this end, as well as using his extraordinary passion and competence with microphones and recording equipment of esoteric value, “Signoricci” recorded this event in a unique place, the medieval cellar of the Il Castello hotel. Try to capture a sound event as truthful as possible is very charming idea.

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Alma (2015)

Alfonsi, Maiore

PEO ALFONSI, Salvatore Maiore

    HR Audio

Fingerstyle classical guitar and bass: the combination doesn't immediately suggest jazz. Under many definitions of "jazz" (with the understanding that a definition must exclude more than it includes), Alma, composed and performed by Peo Alfonsi, guitar, and Salvatore Maiore, bass, would not be so labelled. Like so many recent European instrumental music recordings by artists trained in classical and jazz traditions, Alma stands outside of clear genre boundaries. The songs on Alma were composed by the two players. The project overall sounds like Italian music, and mostly not like jazz, though both players perform and record in other jazz projects. Alma was engineered, recorded and mastered by Fonè Records label owner Giulio Cesare Ricci. His classic Neumann microphone kit captures the sound of the instruments in situ, in the "medieval cellar" of Il Castello, a hotel in Tuscany. There is a mood of calm introspection that pervades the whole set, even in the dance-rhythm tunes. Alma offers perfect late-night listening; the atmosphere of the Tuscan "medieval cellar" translates into your listening room so effectively that the distance between audience and musicians is erased.

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Alma (2015)

Alfonsi, Maiore

PEO ALFONSI, Salvatore Maiore

Digital Converters: dCS
Editing Software: Pyramix
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As no editing has been made, all the tracks on this record are heard as they were performed
Giulio Cesare Ricci

Microphones: Neumann U47, U48, M49
Producer: Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recording Engineer: Giulio Cesare Ricci, Paola Liberato
Recording location: Hotel Il Castello - Palazzo di Scoto di Semifonte
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Canyon
Alfonsi
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Bimbi
Alfonsi
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Eo
Maiore
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Sa pippia
Maiore
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Oyasin
Alfonsi
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Mar?
Maiore
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Brincu
Maiore
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Us
Alfonsi
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Native dance
Maiore
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Josquin
Alfonsi
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In su mare
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