Andrea Castelfranato – Duende live (2020) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Andrea Castelfranato – Duende live (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 52:41 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © fonè Records

This album is part of the recordings I made on the occasion of the concerts of the 1st edition of the fonè Music Festival Piaggio 2019.

The concerts organized by Giulio Cesare Ricci were held at the Piaggio Auditorium located inside the famous Museum in Pontedera, the place where Piaggio was born and where it still continues to produce today.

Inside the Museum every year the public from all over the world can admire the Piaggio production made over the years, all the models of the Vespe and Ape, all the Aprilia, Gilera and Moto Guzzi motorcycles that have won national and international awards over time.

For each recording Giulio Cesare Ricci brought all his equipment both analog (Ampex ATR 102 Electronic Tube Ampex Model 351-1965, 2 tracks, 1/2 inch, 30ips modified by David Manley) and digital (Pyramix Recorder, dCS A/D and D/A converters).

As for the microphones he used his original collection of Neumann U47, U48, M49 in addition to the mike pre-amplifier and Signoricci cables.

Also for this recording he used a “field effect” recording technique, natural sound without the use of equalizers, no sound expansion and compression systems….. all this to bring the listener to live again in his home hifi system, the live effect as if he had been present at the concert.

After the success of the Anxanum album, Andrea Castelfranato again in the fonè catalog with an album recorded live by Giulio Cesare Ricci on the occasion of the fonè Music Festival Piaggio 2019.

Live, the artist played some new songs including Frammenti di conchiglia, Acquamarina, Selam, Solitude etc …

Among the pieces we find “La prima cosa bella” by Nicola Di Bari, a great classic of Italian song. In addition, an unforgettable medley: Africa (Toto), Billie Jean (Michael Jackson), Staying Alive (Bee Gees), Can’t take my eyes off you (Gloria Gaynor) and O’Sole mio (Di Capua).

The album ends with the encore of the concert with The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini entering into The Pink Panther collection that Giulio Cesare Ricci has been recording in these years.

Also in this album Andrea Castelfranato shows a mastering of the acoustic guitar and nylon guitar that he plays with great technique and great virtuosity.

A live with great pathos that will be very nice to be able to listen to in SACD fonè. Great realism, great dynamics, great music … an album not to be missed !!

Each listener, closing his eyes, will be able to live again the emotion of the live as if he were present at the exhibition of this great artist.


1. Andrea Castelfranato – Acquamarina
2. Andrea Castelfranato – Frammenti di conchiglia
3. Andrea Castelfranato – Trem das onze
4. Andrea Castelfranato – Appassionata
5. Andrea Castelfranato – La prima cosa bella
6. Andrea Castelfranato – Medley: Africa / Billie Jean / Staying Alive / Can’t take my eyes off you / O’ Sole mio
7. Andrea Castelfranato – Timeless
8. Andrea Castelfranato – Selam
9. Andrea Castelfranato – Solitude
10. Andrea Castelfranato – Kiitos
11. Andrea Castelfranato – Louisiana Blues
12. Andrea Castelfranato – The Pink Panther