On Friday night, Marco Benevento led a cross-genre and cross-generational all-star quartet through two hours of thoroughly entrancing jazz improvisation. As downtown art-jazz drummer extraordinaire Bobby Previte provided the stop and start beats and Briggan Krauss squonked and bleated the alto sax, multi-keyboardist Marco and Curtis Fowlkes provided thematic structure and a plethora of melodic flourishes. The result was a breathtaking display of superb jazz excellence.
This recording was made from the exact same location at Marco Benevento’s final night of his January residency at Sullivan Hall. The sound quality is quite excellent, marred only by several points where the quiet music is disturbed by a handful of loud chattering audience members who carried on extensive conversations seemingly oblivious to the jazz brilliance unfolding in front of them. Ultimately each instrument was mixed to perfection, and the recording breathes life into this outstanding performance. Enjoy!
This recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].
New York NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Upfront Table Area
15 Feet from Left PA Stack
Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, slight level boost, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Marco Benevento: piano, keyboards, effects
Bobby Previte: Drums
Briggan Krauss: alto sax
Curtis Fowlkes: trombone
[on last track:]
Sam Kininger: sax
Nikki Glaspie: drums
Recorded and Produced
[total time 56:53]
[total time 1:14:54]
02 Big Whopper
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