I could write a book (2013)

Rodgers, Fischer, Mann, Hamilton, Pozza, Porter, Lewis, Braham

Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza

 “I have been wanting to record with Andrea Pozza for twenty years, so this was a great opportunity for me. In addition we recorded at home in Certaldo Alto so the atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. I am look­ing forward to hearing how I sound without any effects - just the very good natural acoustics of the Castello.”Scott Hamilton

Few times in life one has the feeling to be in the right place at the right time. It happened to me in the cellar of Hotel Il Castello in Certaldo on the occasion of the recording of this CD. To record with Scott Hamilton, one of my all time favourite musicians, in an extraordinary place with invaluable microphones skillfully maneuvered by Giulio Cesare Ricci, a real “guru” of hifi recording, enjoying the hospitality Alfred Kramer (and his snare drum and brushes in a couple of takes) and the amazing food at Il Castello - what do you think, isn’t that enough?
Andrea Pozza

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Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton was born in 1954, in Providence, Rhode Island. During his early childhood he heard a lot of jazz through his father’s extensive record collection, and became acquainted with the jazz greats. He tried out several instruments, including drums at about the age of five, piano at six and mouth-organ. He had some clarinet lessons when he was about eight years of age, but that was the only formal music tuition he has ever had. Even at that age he was attracted to the sound of Johnny Hodges, but it was not until he was about sixteen that he started playing the saxophone seriously. From his playing mainly blues on mouth organ, his little band gradually became more of a jazz band. 
He moved to New York in 1976 at the age of twenty-two, and through Roy Eldridge, with whom he had played a year previously in Boston, got a six-week gig at Michael’s Pub. Roy also paved the way for him to work with Anita O’Day and Hank Jones. Although it was the tail-end of the of old New York scene, a lot of the greats were still playing and he got to work and learn from people like Eldridge, Illinois Jacquet, Vic Dickenson and Jo Jones. Eldridge was Scott’s champion, but pulled no punches, and could be extremely critical, something for which Scott has always been grateful. In December of the same year John Bunch got Scott his first recording date, for Famous Door, and was also responsible for him joining Benny Goodman. He continued to work with Goodman at different times until the early 1980s.

Andrea Pozza

Andrea Pozza debut at age 13 in a historic jazz club Genoa. From that moment on, his career is now more than thirty years, has led him to perform in Italy and abroad with real "sacred cows" of the likes of Harry "Sweet" Edison, Bobby Durham, Chet Baker, Al Grey , Scott Hamilton, George Coleman, Charlie Mariano, Lee Konitz, Sal Nistico, Massimo Urbani, Luciano Milanese and many more.

 

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I could write a book (2013)

Rodgers, Fischer, Mann, Hamilton, Pozza, Porter, Lewis, Braham

Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza

Cables: Signoricci
Digital Converters: DCS AD / DA converters
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 Certaldo Alto (Fi)
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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I could write a book
Rodgers
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We'll be together again
Fischer
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No moon at all
Mann
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Is'nt it romantic
Rodgers
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Boccaccio Blues
Hamilton,Pozza
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Everything I love
Porter
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Afternoon in Paris (4th October take)
Lewis
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Limehouse Blues
Braham
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Afternoon in Paris(3rd October take)
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