Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – I Could Write a Book (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 57:13 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: fonè records
Scott Hamilton is a jazz tenor saxophonist associated with swing and mainstream jazz. Hamilton emerged in the 1970s and at the time was considered to be one of the few musicians of real talent who carried the tradition of the classic jazz tenor saxophone in the style of Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins as well as Zoot Sims and Don Byas forward. Hamilton has recorded more than 40 albums as a lead.
Jazz pianist Andrea Pozza made his debut at age 13 in the historic jazz club, Genoa. His career spans more than 30 years, has led him to perform in Italy and abroad with real “superstars” 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 others.
“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 II Castello in Certaldo on the occasion of the recording of this album. To record with Scott Hamilton, one of my all time favorite 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 II Catello — what do you think, isn’t that enough?” – Andrea Pozza
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.
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.
01 – I Could Write a Book
02 – We’ll Be Together Again
03 – No Moon At All
04 – Isn’t It Romantic
05 – Boccaccio Blues
06 – Everything I Love
07 – Afternoon in Paris (4th October Take)
08 – Limehouse Blues (feat. Alfred Kramer)
09 – Afternoon in Paris (3th October Take)
Conceived, Recorded and Produced by Giulio Cesare Ricci.
Recorded at Hotel II Castello – Palazzo di Scoto di Semifonte Certaldo Alto (Fi) October 2013.
Recorded in stereo DSD on the Pyramix Recorder using dCS A/D and D/A converters.