Gene Bertoncini - Quiet Now (2005) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

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Gene Bertoncini - Quiet Now (2005) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Gene Bertoncini - Quiet Now (2005)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:12 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,18 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 861 MB

Guitarist Gene Bertoncini is a consummate virtuoso instrumentalist and a musician who possesses an extraordinary ability to emotionally connect to every composition he performs. There's nothing jagged about Quiet Now, but Bertoncini's refined imagination and allegiance to a song's melody makes for an experience that is never less than fulfilling. Rich without being overpoweringly lush, sweet without being saccharine, sentimental without being maudlin, Quiet Now's title says it all.

Long considered to be one of the most lyrical jazz guitarists, this solo studio recital by Gene Bertoncini showcases his love of many different forms of music. He initially arranged Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" and "Isfahan" as a medley while working with bassist Michael Moore, returning to it for this date. His minimalist interpretation of "Lush Life" (which has an open ending) contrasts with his lively approach to "Isfahan." John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and Tadd Dameron's "On a Misty Night" prove to be a logical medley. Bertoncini's reworks "Giant Steps" with a ballad-like tempo, fading it in mid-phrase, then segueing into a brisk rendition of "On a Misty Night." His inventiveness is also apparent in the medley of two Bill Evans compositions, "Waltz for Debbie" and "Very Early." Within a single chorus of the former, the guitarist conveys the innocence and happiness of childhood. His arrangement of the challenging "Very Early" incorporates open strings inside the chords, though played at a relaxed tempo, a different approach than its composer typically chose. Bertoncini only slightly modified Denny Zeitlin's original piano part for his ballad "Quiet Now," a signature piece recorded frequently by its composer and Evans, producing a brilliant rendition worthy of comparison to the recordings by each of the pianists. The veteran guitarist also works his magic with standards, a bossa nova, and also classical music, including Robert Schumann's "Träumerei," and "Nessun Dorma," a powerful aria from Puccini's opera "Turnadot." Bertoncini's surprising finale is "Theme from Bang the Drum Slowly," which incorporates the country song "Cowboy Lament (Streets of Laredo)" and provides a touching conclusion to one of Gene Bertoncini's greatest releases of his career.


01 - Lush Life/Isfahan
02 - My One And Only Love
03 - Giant Steps/On a Misty Night
04 - Traumerei
05 - So In Love/The More I See You
06 - Olha Maria
07 - Quiet Now
08 - Nessun Do
09 - Waltz For Debbie/Very Early
10 - Theme From "Bang The Drum Slowly"

foobar2000 1.3.19 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: Gene Bertoncini / Quiet Now

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -5.78 dB -22.63 dB 4:54 01-Lush Life/Isfahan
DR13 -6.08 dB -22.96 dB 3:10 02-My One And Only Love
DR16 -5.82 dB -24.59 dB 3:56 03-Giant Steps/On a Misty Night
DR13 -5.60 dB -24.16 dB 3:16 04-Traumerei
DR15 -5.86 dB -24.17 dB 5:25 05-So In Love/The More I See You
DR14 -5.86 dB -22.45 dB 3:47 06-Olha Maria
DR15 -4.64 dB -23.68 dB 2:22 07-Quiet Now
DR14 -5.48 dB -23.55 dB 4:49 08-Nessun Do
DR14 -4.58 dB -22.98 dB 4:08 09-Waltz For Debbie/Very Early
DR14 -4.76 dB -23.24 dB 5:25 10-Theme From "Bang The Drum Slowly"

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

Thanks to jazzyman!
Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,66 GB

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