Anthony Wilson Nonet – Power Of Nine (2006) DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Anthony Wilson Nonet – Power Of Nine (2006)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:10:54 minutes | 2,8 + 2,52 GB | Genre:Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds |  © Groove Note Records
Recorded by Michael C. Ross at Sunset Sound, Hollywood CA, on January 16-18, 2006

Cover art and liner notes included

DSD file created by Gus Skinas from the SACD cutting master.
A new album by Anthony Wilson featuring the super-talented and top selling jazz vocalist Diana Krall with whom Anthony has been recording and touring for the last three to four years. Krall appears on the track “Looking Back” on vocals. The material includes a mix of Wilson originals and some jazz standards. The album is produced by Joe Harley and recorded by Michael Ross in Studio 2 of Sunset Sound in Hollywood (the quite legendary recording studio for Led Zeppelin 2 and 4 and almost every Doors album, Janis Joplin’s Pearl, and more).

Anthony Wilson is a superior straight-ahead guitarist who is also a very talented arranger-composer. His nonet plays in the Los Angeles area, performing his arrangements and mostly Wilson’s compositions. Filled with some of Southern California’s best and most versatile musicians, the Anthony Wilson Nonet interprets his colorful and atmospheric charts flawlessly. On Power of Nine there is a four-part suite (“Quadra”) which has guest mandolinist Eva Scow interacting with Wilson’s guitar on two of the sections. That moody work, dedicated to Brazil, has its intriguing moments but some of the other individual pieces are actually the high points. An infectious version of Duke Pearson’s “Make It Good,” Diana Krall’s guest vocal on a nostalgic waltz by Jimmy Rowles (“Looking Back”), a stirring tenor solo by Matt Otto on “Amalgamation,” the jubilant “Melatonin Dream” and the gradual building up of passion on “Hymn” are memorable. In addition there is a “hidden” twelfth selection, a Monk-ish “Bird in a Basket” which has an intense baritone solo by Adam Schroeder. Other solo stars along the way include trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, and pianist Donald Vega. Recommended. –AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow


1 Make It Good 6:15
2 I And Thou (From Tokyo Wednesday) 5:33
3 Looking Back 6:35
4 Quadra 1 (Ano Novo) 1:21
5 Quadra 2 (Vila Madalena) 3:31
6 Quadra 3 (Coisinha) 7:07
7 Quadra 4 (Javalí Witness) 4:33
8 Amalgamation 6:08
9 Melatonin Dream (From Tokyo Wednesday) 9:32
10 Hymn 7:13
11 Power Of Nine 5:22
12 Bird In A Basket 5:01

Anthony Wilson: guitar
Diana Krall: vocal on “Looking Back”
Eva Scow: mandolin on Quadra 3 (Vila Madalena) and Quadra 4 (Javalí Witness)
Adam Schroeder: baritone sax
Alan Ferber: trombone
Mark Ferber: drums
Matt Otto: tenor sax
Matt Zebley: alto and soprano sax
Gilbert Castellanos: trumpet
Donald Vega: piano
Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz: bass



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