Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now

Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now

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Lush Life Isfahan

My One And Only Love

Giant Steps

On a Misty Night


So In Love The More I See You

Olha Maria

Quiet Now

Nessun Dorma

Waltz For Debbie

Very Early

Theme From Bang The Drum Slowly


NEW YORK CITY, March 2005
"Quiet Now" a Super Audio CD recording by guitar virtuoso Gene Bertoncini was released on Ambient Records. This Stereo Hybrid SACD/CD represents yet another in a series of solo nylon string guitar recordings by an artist at the peak of his powers.

"Guitarist Gene Bertoncini is a consummate virtuoso instrumentalist and a musician who possesses an extraordinary ability to emotionally connect to every composition he performs. Widely known and admired for more than four decades as an accompanist, an ensemble player, a jazz artist, a duo collaborator and as a studio musician, on this CD "Quiet Now," we are given a chance to hear Gene do what he does best:   unique solo interpretations of a wide range of songs that really mean something to him."
- Fred Hersch, from the liner notes.

The Music-Innovative Arrangements of Classic Standards
"Quiet Now" represents an artist at the peak of his powers. In addition to the title track this SACD contains a wide range of beautiful melodies, masterfully performed by Mr. Bertoncini: "LUSH LIFE," "ISFAHAN," "MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE," "GIANT STEPS," "ON A MISTY NIGHT," "TRAUMEREI," "SO IN LOVE," "THE MORE I SEE YOU," "OLHA MARIA," "QUIET NOW," "NESSUN DORMA," "WALTZ FOR DEBBIE," "VERY EARLY," THEME FROM "BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY." Each title ingeniously arranged for the guitar by Gene Bertoncini in a unique and challenging way. 

The Technology-A Substantial Jump Over PCM
Direct Stream Digital represents a significant leap over PCM, the current CD standard. The DSD system uses a 1-bit delta-sigma modulated word, sampled at 2.8224 MHz-that's more than 2 million 800 thousand samples per second. It is a much simpler analog to digital and digital to analog conversion process than PCM and therefore is really more analog-like in sound.