Aros – Train Song (2004/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 66:23 minutes | 2,62 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 66:23 minutes | 1,29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Artwork: Digital booklet | Genre: Jazz
Amsterdam-based Aros is an international sextet co-led by Canadian saxophonist Rob Armus and Austrian classical pianist Marion von Tilzer. Their collective influences and experience notably include American jazz and improvised music, European classical and new music and tango. Imagine, for example, Astor Piazzolla and Philip Glass combining forces to create modal jazz with an occasional nod to free improv. There’s quite a range of moods and styles on this 2004 album, from heartfelt lyrical intimacy to driving soul jazz vamps. Recorded and mixed entirely in DSD, this vibrant recording is Aros’s first North American release.
“… the tunes are unique in contemporary music and very beautiful as well.”
– The Georgia Straight
“… capitalizes on the talents of the group … Train Songis so unassuming that it never crosses the line into pretense. That’s important with music this serious and it’s not to be taken for granted.”
– All About Jazz
01 – Zimbabwe
02 – Road Song
03 – Four ‘n a half
04 – Tango
05 – Ostinato
06 – Train Song
07 – Fugatisme
08 – One for Charlie
09 – 30
10 – Song of the Heart
11 – Rocket Song
Produced by Rob Armus & Marion von Tilzer. Executive Producer: Tony Reif.
Recorded to DSD on November 9-10, 2002 by Frank van der Weij, assisted by Arjen Mensinga, at Wisseloord Studio 1, Hilversum, Holland.
DSD editing by Frank van der Weij and Chris Weeda at Frank van der Weij Studio. Stereo Mix in DSD by Mikel Le Roy at Studio Le Roy, August 18-20, 2003.
Mastered (SBM Direct) by Dawn Frank, Sony SACD Project, Boulder, CO.
Rob Armus – tenor sax
Marion von Tilzer – piano
John Korsrud – trumpet
Anne Wood – violin
Sven Schuster – contrabass
Alan Purves – percussion