A great small jazz band, a legendary American composer and marvellous sound – it was a year ago that this mixture created one of the most remarkable sound recordings, the Direct-to-disc-Cut of the Bassface Swing Trio and their tribute to Gershwin.
Could things become any better than this? Hard to imagine, but true. Proof enough of this: The Bassface Swing Trio again, this time featuring singer Barbara Bürkle, a fine selection of Cole Porter jazz tunes entitled Tribute to Cole Porter.
The Stockfisch sound engineers mixed the sound of seven microphones in an analog mixer to a stereo sum. They enjoyed this creative listening phase whilst doing this exciting down-mix. The musicians played two sets of four pieces - live, there were no edits or digital tricks involved.
The sound is unbelievably open and transparent; Thilo Wagner’s piano lines come fresh and lively as a mountain brook. Dynamic performance and abundant humour is what Bassface Trio is all about.
While many a jazz singer is still trying, Bassface Trio’s Barbara Bürkle is just there - right in between your speakers – Yes Sir, that's entertainment! – Three-dimensional, strong and sensitive. This young woman’s huge talent is that kind of mathematics which turns quartets into trios!