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The Art of Traveling Light

Angelo Verploegen, Jasper van Hulten, Wim Bronnenberg

Verploegen, Porter, Martino, Styne, Ahbez, Mengelberg, Powell, Borodin, Wright, Forrest, Hamilton, Mann, and more..

SKU: JL023

Year of release: 2020

1. Hub’s Hub Verploegen 03:38
2. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To Porter 07:47
3. Estate Martino 05:56
4. Time After Time Styne 04:42
5. Nature Boy Ahbez 04:30
6. Een Beetje Zenuwachtig (A Bit Nervous) Mengelberg 06:22
7. Dance Of The Infidels Powell 05:43
8. Baubles, Bangles And Beads Borodin, Wright, Forrest 05:22
9. Cry Me A River Hamilton 06:41
10. File Under Exit Verploegen 04:43
11. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning Mann, Hilliard 02:05
Total time: 57:34

About this album

For some time, Angelo Verploegen wanted to reflect musically on the travels made as a musician. Ironically enough reality caught up with this idea since at this very moment all the traveling came to a literal standstill because of the worldwide corona virus outbreak. Maybe a reason for the better for some reflection on the act of traveling?

He writes “My many travels all represent a mixed feeling of melancholy, to have to leave my beloved family again, and of excitement about plunging into the unknown. And then of course there is all the inconvenience coming with the traveling itself, which I try to ease as much as I can by carrying as little as possible with him: practicing the Art of Traveling Light.”

He translates traveling lightly literally into a line-up without bass, thus underlining the concept of lightness and transparency in sound. Furthermore, he wanted the sound of the band to be lush and warm, underlining the feeling of comfort and joy in the music we were to record. Wim Bronnenberg with his 1956 Gibson L4 Jazz guitar and the always utmost sensitive drummer Jasper van Hulten were the perfect companions for this project.

This is Angelo’s third album on Just Listen Records (after The Sweetest Sound JL009 and The Duke Book JL019).

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SpeakersGrimm LS1
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
EditingJared Sacks - Pyramix Workstation / Merging Technologies
CablesVan den Hul
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps
Recording FormatDSD 256
Analog To Digital ConverterHorus, Merging Technologies
Recording DateMay 2020
Recording LocationMCO, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProductionJared C. Sacks, C. Jonas Sacks