A RECORDING SESSION FOR SUPER HIGH-FIDELITY ENTHUSIASTS !Picture an Italian Quintet made up of young Artists with an excellent discography already behind them; imagine a project where artistic sensitivity is combined with the highest order of sound engineering: the result is this new project by Oirquintet.The project was recorded by Al Schmitt at the renown French studio "Studios La Fabrique", in Saint Rémy de Provence - France, with the collaboration of Steve Genewick, during a seminar heldfor technicians and sound engineers from all over the world. The mixing and editing phases were instead carried out at the recording studio Arte e Suono by Stefano Amerio, a man at the top of the game in the field of sound recording.
Al Schmitt: over the course of his career he has recorded and mixed over 150 albums and was recognised with a Gold and Platinum record .He won 19 Grammy Awards, most of them as sound engineer and producer. Five of these in 2005 thanks to the work on the album by Ray Charles entitled "Genius Loves Company". He grew up working in the 50s as a sound engineer for Henry Mancini, Cal Tjader, Al Hirt, Rosemary Clooney, Liverpool Five, Sam Cooke. In 1966 he became an in-dependent producer. He produces albums for the Jefferson Airplane, Eddie Ficher, Glenn Yarborough, Jackson Browne and Neil Young. In the mid-seventies he recorded and mixed the works of numerous artists including Willy De Ville and Dr.John. He also worked with Frank Sinatra (for Duets), Ray Charles (in Genius Loves Company) and Diana Krall. He has also worked with Tommy LiPuma.
Steve Genewick made a huge contribution to many of today's contemporary works in the most varied fields. To mention a few: Areosmith, Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, Bob Dylan, Quincy Jones, Michael Bublé, Paul McCartney, Placido Domingo, Robbie Williams, Ray Charles, Queen, Michael Bolton. Dean Martin, Paul Anka, Earth Wind & Fire, George Harrison, Brad Mehldau.
Stefano Amerio, is the "giant" of sound engineering ' Made in Italy' and surely one of the most appreciated sound engineers in Europe. He obtained countless acknowledgments winning for istance the "JazzIt award" as best Sound engineer. He has collaborated with the label Abeat for a few albums and this has earned him fame in the international audiophile community. We would like to mention in particular the album "Steppin out" by Roberto Olzer trio, winner in 2013 as best foreign instrumental album for the Japanese magazine "Critique Magazine. The same album was then decreed in 2016 as best record ever in the last decade! Another mention goes to the album "Wonderland" by singer Sonia Spinello, winner in 2016 as 'Best Female voice of the year', plus the entire discography of the ''Gaia Cuatro''.
Since Oirquintet is a group made up of Italian artists, the repertoire is a tribute to their country and the music has been chosen from Italian Singer-songwriters repertoire and rearranged and reinterpreted with style and above all recorded as if in a 'Live performance with extreme attention.
"It was a great pleasure to record and mix some of the songs by this great group, I hope I get to work with them again” Al Shmitt
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