S2S releases its first Male audiophile compilation 'Absolute Male Vocalist'.
From combined musical and audiophile criteria we have compiled a collection of the most excellent and impressive recordings. Most tracks originate from DXD (352.8kHz/24bit), presented now in 24Bit/96kHz audiophile mastering on the HDCD.
TITLE ---- Absolute Male Vocalist ARTISTES ---- Bobo Moreno CAT NO. ---- SSDA-9469 BARCODE ---- 4580282018604 FORMAT ---- HDCD / 24 BIT MASTERING RELEASE DATE ---- 1st of December 2011 ( Thursday)
In Denmark and Scandinavia – in fact in most of the world – vocal jazz, pop, blues and soul are styles dominated by female vocalists. But one of Denmark’s greatest singers is male. For many years Bobo Moreno’s talent has mainly been appreciated in the exclusive ranks of fickle music lovers, but it can no longer be kept secret: He is an exceptional vocalist in the same class as Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick, Kurt Elling or Michael Bublé. Bobo’s wonderful voice and musicality should be known by one and all. Born into a musical family in 1965 – his stepfather is bassist Bo Stief - Bobo has always been surrounded by music and musicians. So when Bobo and Bo play together in this trio, completed by the (without exaggeration we use the word legendary) pianist Ole Kock Hansen, the interplay and deep musical understanding is very special. This CD features three Danish musicians of international class in a somewhat unusual constellation: vocal, piano and bass. Without exception each track calls out for yet another listen, which is no stroke of whimsical luck, but the result of years of playing many concerts locally and abroad.
The recording was engineered by Lars Nilsson in his Nilento Studio in Gothenburg, a place of great renown among sound freaks. The trio’s focus was on finding the songs that utilize each musician’s special musicality and personality to their fullest, allowing the music to flow naturally and freely. A fluid alloy of Bobo’s virtuosic vocal, Ole Kock’s tasteful harmonic and improvisational talents and the timbre of Bo Stief’s round, full bass. Naturally both instrumentalists contribute top-class solos. The style is completely open. The repertoire consists of original arrangements and interpretations of songs by such diverse composers as Paul Simon, John Lennon, Curtis Mayfield, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix… and Bobo Moreno. Two tracks feature a string quartet in arrangements by Ole Kock Hansen.
The best track on the album is “Yesterday” which Bobo sung on one take without any music accompany. This album would be the latest audiophile CD to test your Hi-Fi system
TRACKLISTING : 1. Bless You – John Lennon’s Classic Hit Song 2. I Do It For Your Love – Paul Simon’s Classic Hit Song 3. A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles Evergreen Hit Song 4. People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield’s R&B Hit Song 5. Yesterday – Beatles’s Evergreen Hit Song 6. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon’s Hit Song 7. Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell’s Hit Single 8. Manic Depression – Jimi Hendrix’s Hit Single 9. Everytime We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter’s Hit Song 10. Together Forever – Bobo Moreno’s Original Song 11. Mais Que Nada – Jorge Ben’s Classic Hit 12. Felica-Adjo – Cornelis Vreeswijk’s Classic Hit Song