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“Voluptuous: Works for Solo Piano” was released in 2014 as a limited edition CD and digital download. The remastered release will appear under the original Bandcamp listing so that those of you who purchased it in 2014 can easily download and enjoy these bright new realizations free of charge. If you didn’t buy it then, this version will be an exciting introduction to those works.
The 2021 Remaster brings out more detail of the original recordings. Performed on two Steinway pianos, (Jack Straw Productions, Seattle and Greg Moore’s Maybeck Recital Hall, Berkeley), my concept for the record was to recreate my experience hearing these pieces as I played them. The pianos were close mic’d to capture the intimacy I had with the ivory, wood and wire during performance.
The 2021 Remaster is offered at 24bit, 48kHz sample rate, higher quality than the original release, with more attention to detail, and additional spatialization to give a stronger impression of the performance experience. It’s an unusually intimate recording, and there are moments in Voluptuous where you can practically hear the sound physically climbing along the soundboard!
I’m excited to be able to revisit these recordings and make them available in this enhanced edition!
The digital edition includes a .pdf download of the CD booklet with program and technical notes galore.
- Nicholas Chase – Composer, Performer, Producer
- Robin Lorentz – Assistant Producer (Jack Straw session)
- Steve Ditore – Engineer (Jack Straw session)
Always be, Bright.