Tony Overwater – Up Close (1998/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 53:46 minutes | 2,13 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:46 minutes | 1,01 GB
Genre: Jazz | Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: NativeDSDmusic | Booklet, Front Cover | © Turtle Records
Tony Overwater is an award winning bass player whose sound and unique way of playing have established him as a key player in the European music world. He is a remarkable solo performer and leader of his own projects but also a collaborative and attentive sideman. “Up Close” has been recorded in the Mennonite Church in Amsterdam, which means that the recording ‘breathes’ and Overwater’s bass sounds closer than ever. This album also features Yuri Honing & Maarten Ornstein.
The audiophile perfectionism would be wasted effort if the music was mediocre, but Overwater plays with surrender and subtlety. And he knows a standard like `When I fall in love ‘to build into a solo piece with a tension that is many times longer than that of the original. For eight of the ten songs on Up Close, Overwater invited the horny windsmen Maarten Ornstein (SFEQ) and Yuri Honing (Yuri Honing Trio) for a duet. It concerns two very different musicians and that is best illustrated by the two versions of `Somewhere over the rainbow ‘, which Overwater recorded with both of them separately. The `seeker ‘Honey experiments with sound, tone and tempi; Ornstein’s style is much more lyrical and in his `conversations’ with Overwater an almost naturally harmonious balance is created.
01 – When I Fall In Love
02 – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
03 – Ironic
04 – Pour Un Enfant Terrible
05 – What’s New
06 – Angel Voice
07 – It Was A Very Good Year
08 – Teardrops For Jimmy
09 – The Healing Force
10 – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
11 – Pour Un Enfant Terrible (Alternate Version) [Bonus Track]
Tony Overwater – acoustic bass
Yuri Honing – tenor sax on “2 & 3”
Maarten Ornstein – bass clarinet, tenor sax on “5-10”
Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Amsterdam.
Engineered & Edited by Bert van der Wolf.