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5Nov/17Off

Scott Hamilton – Ballads For Audiophiles (2017) [nativeDSDmusic DSF DSD64/2,82MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Scott Hamilton – Ballads For Audiophiles (2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz MHz | Time – 59:22 minutes | 2,34 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 59:22 minutes | 1,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Digital Booklet
© Fonè Records/Audiophile Productions | Genre: Jazz

Saxophonist Scott Hamiton, pianist Paolo Birro, bassist Aldo Zunino and Alfred Kramer, drums, combine on an audiophile ballads program that includes such timeless favorites as “Moon River,” “The Shadow Of Your Smile,” “All or Nothing At All”, “This Is All I Ask”, “The Gypsy” and more.

28Sep/17Off

The Gene Harris & Scott Hamilton Quintet – At Last (1990/2004) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

The Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton Quintet – At Last (1990/2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 59:16 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download –Source:HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: Concord Jazz

Originally released in 1990, this spectacular album boasts the allstar cast of bassist Ray Brown, guitarist Herb Ellis (Oscar Peterson Trio), saxophonist Scott Hamilton, piano great Gene Harris (Ray Brown Trio), and drum legend Harold Jones (Duke Ellington, Count Basie). This hi-res release lends a startling sense of depth and detail to the sound, making for an immensely enjoyable and intimate listen.

If anyone ever asks you what jazz is, words won’t do. Just play this music. -Nat Hentoff, former music columnist of The Washington Post and The New Yorker

28Sep/17Off

Scott Hamilton – Live at Smalls (2014) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Scott Hamilton – Live at Smalls (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 1:08:13 minutes | 1,26 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download |  Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front Cover , Digital Booklet | @ SmallsLIVE
Recorded: February 12 & 13, 2013 at Smalls Jazz Club, Greenwich Village NYC

Since the 1970s Scott Hamilton has kept alive old school swing mainstream tenor sax. He created a stir back then since he was only in his mid-20s at that time, and fusion jazz was hot then. A young tenor with a muscular tone like Ben Webster certainly stood out. Today Harry Allen has inherited a similar reputation and he and Scott sometime play together. So much for old moldy figs…

28Sep/17Off

Scott Hamilton – Ballads For Audiophiles (2017) [nativeDSDmusic DSF DSD64/2,82MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Scott Hamilton – Ballads For Audiophiles (2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz MHz | Time – 59:22 minutes | 2,34 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 59:22 minutes | 1,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Digital Booklet
© Fonè Records/Audiophile Productions | Genre: Jazz

Saxophonist Scott Hamiton, pianist Paolo Birro, bassist Aldo Zunino and Alfred Kramer, drums, combine on an audiophile ballads program that includes such timeless favorites as “Moon River,” “The Shadow Of Your Smile,” “All or Nothing At All”, “This Is All I Ask”, “The Gypsy” and more.

28Sep/17Off

Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton – Soft Lights & Sweet Music (1986) [MFSL 2006] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton – Soft Lights & Sweet Music (1986) [MFSL 2006]
PS3 Rip | ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:20 minutes | Scans included | 1,32 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 885 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2017 | Genre: Jazz

Starting in the late ’50s, Gerry Mulligan recorded a series of encounters with fellow saxophonists that included such immortals as Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster. In 1986 he resumed the practice for this one date on which his baritone is matched with the tenor of the young great Scott Hamilton. The music, which includes warm ballads and fairly hot romps (five of the seven songs are Mulligan originals), consistently swing and are quite enjoyable.

13Sep/17Off

Scott Hamilton, Paolo Birro & Alfred Kramer – Bean And The Boys (2015) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Scott Hamilton, Paolo Birro & Alfred Kramer – Bean And The Boys (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 56:03 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com| Artwork: Digital booklet | © Fonè Jazz

In the fourth decade of a jazz career in which he has always made a subtle art sound easy, US saxophonist still caresses old standards with the same urbane ecstasy he always has. In its hip-hop or contemporary-classical borrowings, free-improv extremes or north European minimalist whisperings, jazz is now a very different music to the sleek, swinging one Hamilton absorbed from his dad’s records as a boy. But nobody can accuse Hamilton of living in the past: it would be like telling someone they shouldn’t still be in love with a fascinating old partner.

13Sep/17Off

Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – Who Cares (2014) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – Who Cares? (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 55:26 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: Fonè Records

While big bands seemed to be fading fast during the late ’50s and early ’60s, bandleader Si Zentner was one of the few to front a successful big band – enjoying both critical and commercial acclaim.

Two highly accomplished musicians playing in a historic venue! For once, it is the place to determine the release and success of a record. The place is an ancient residential palace in the heart of Tuscany, a family property turned into a hotel which has become over the last years a meeting place for artists and musicians. The meeting in this case was between Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza, Giulio Cesare and Alfred Kramer on the occasion of a concert of the two musicians held in the music room of the historic venue.

The magic of music and location together has fascinated Giulio Cesare and just a few months later, they were back to the scene of the crime and what you are holding in your hands is the result. Brazilian poet Vinicius de Moraes wrote “a vida é a arte do encontro (life is the art of meeting), but certainly without humans meeting no artform could survive.

“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 album. 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

13Sep/17Off

Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – I Could Write a Book (2013) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

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

13Sep/17Off

Scott Hamilton – Scott Hamilton With Strings (1993) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Scott Hamilton – Scott Hamilton With Strings (1993)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 54:34 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre:Jazz
Jazz | Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | Label: Concord Jazz

Saxophone heavyweight Scott Hamilton wanted to make an album that would stand up to the best of them and he wanted to do it the right way. To do this he choose some of his favorite ballads and played the songs live in studio with a large string section, with no overdubs or laid-in tracks. This album was arranged and conducted by Alan Broadbent. The record was recorded in Hollywood on October 5 & 6, 1992.

Tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton was so consistent on his many albums for Concord that none are throwaways. This particular one, though, is of lesser interest than most. Hamilton is backed by a 20-piece string section arranged by pianist Alan Broadbent, and largely sticks to slow ballads. His tone on tenor is typically beautiful and the music is quite tasteful, but it lacks much variety. No surprises occur in the arrangements (everything is pretty) and, although there is some double-timing, Hamilton’s playing is consistently lyrical and a bit lazy, as if shy to shake up the proceedings. This disc is best experienced in small doses for, if played all the way through, the results are a bit sleepy and rather predictable.