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    Danilo Perez Arranged And Conducted By Claus OgermanAcross The Crystal Sea

    Label:EmArcy – 0602517648210
    CD, Album
    Genre:Jazz, Classical
    Style:Classical, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal, Cool Jazz


    1Across The Crystal Sea7:13
    2Rays And Shadows4:41
    3Lazy Afternoon6:39
    4The Purple Condor8:41
    5If I Forget You5:39
    6(All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings7:44
    7The Saga Of Rita Joe7:39
    8Another Autumn9:28

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    Recorded on September 29-30, 2007 at Avatar Studios, New York and on October 19-20, 2007 at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles
    Mixed at Capitol Recording Studios, LA
    Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA

    Cover Art: John Marin, Maine, 1994. Oil on canevas. 22" x 25" Collection of Gill and Tommy Lipuma

    ℗&© 2008 Decca Label Group

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Barcode: 6 02517 64821 0
    • Label Code: LC 00699
    • Rights Society: BIEM / SABAM
    • Matrix / Runout (Runout, [Logo] 4x): [Universal] 06025 176 482-1 01 ✳ 52115238
    • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
    • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0133

    Other Versions (3)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    New Submission
    Across The Crystal Sea (CD, Album, Promo, Digipak)EmArcyUCGF-00169-2US2008
    New Submission
    Across The Crystal Sea (CD, Album)EmArcyB0011119-02US2008
    Recently Edited
    Across The Crystal Sea (CD, Album, Super Jewel Box Case)EmArcy0602517648210Europe2008


    EricLeRouge's avatar
    Some records seem to come out of nowhere. I have no idea where, where or how I got that record, but some day I found it in my collection and gave it a spin. I came to like it and play it once in a while, it's always a pleasant surprise.

    It's actually very well recorded (although tons of strings in the background, so it makes for loung music more than careful active listening). If one enjoys lush lounge / orchestral jazz (à la Diana Krall, etc) it's actually quite good. The sound of that record is huge, incredibly loud, but doesn't sound clipped (I never checked, perhaps it is mixed very hot).

    Very good bass content, bass is deep and solid, it makes you wonder why so many digital recordings are unable to get the bass right like this one. On the bass is Christian McBride, who played on a number of good records by Ray Brown (Superbass 2) or Pat Metheny (Day Trip) or Diana Krall, etc. I don't know the other musicians, but everyone's doing a pretty good job (drums and percussion are quite good as well).

    The piano is jazzy, more latin style at times, but pleasant (overall the mix of piano and strings somehow reminds me of the Canadian Trail Suite by Oscar Peterson on Telarc). Cassandra Wilson sings on 2 tracks, and is -very- closely mic'd, and while I'm not a big fan of hers, both tracks are quite good.

    Mastering by Doug Sax, so no wonder the whole thing sounds good.

    Anyway a surprising record, very well recorded and quite entertaining.

    (I still wonder how that record wormed its way into my collection, but I'm keeping it.)