Album Remarks & Appraisals:
POWERHOUSE is a jazz super group that set its sights on interpreting Miles Davis' groundbreaking album In A Silent Way using modern recording technology and sonic textures as a contribution to the improvisation. Not only is the texture of the room taken into consideration for the choice of music, but also the prime placement of each instrument within the matrix of the captured sound, all of which added to the input of inspiration that makes the music more alive and interactive.
This recording embraces many elements of the jazz world: the perpetual idea of using technology to improve the world around you that Miles Davis made so clear; the continuation of the generational passing of knowledge through actual living situations; the spontaneous nature of improvised music; and, above all, the desire to discover new things, to improve, develop and add a new dimension to the listening experience for all lovers of music.
Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone, the duo appears right before you with this spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. Now headphone users will hear the same three-dimensional sound and imaging as audiophiles have for the past 25 years with Chesky Recordings. Also these new Binaural+ Series albums capture even more spatial realism for the home audiophile market, bringing you one step closer to the actual event. You will hear some of the most natural and pure jazz ever recorded.
Personnel: Oz Noy (guitar); Bob Belden (flute, soprano saxophone); Wallace Roney (trumpet); Kevin Hays (Fender Rhodes piano); Lenny White (drums).
Liner Note Author: Bob Belden.
Recording information: The Hirsch Center, Brooklyn, NY (12/01/2014).
Editor: Nicholas Prout.
Photographer: Alan Nahigian.