Wieder, Gansch & Paul – Ménage À Trois

All Analog - Pro-Ject Recommended - Audiophile Reference Vinyl!

Wieder, Gansch & Paul “Ménage À Trois”

With this purely analog vinyl record, the brass trio, consisting of Leonard Paul (trombone), Thomas Gansch (trumpet) and Albert Wieder (tuba), presents a splendid masterpiece.

The LP was recorded live and without overdubs in the legendary Casino Baumgarten in Vienna, where, among other things, Pro-Ject Records‘ own “7Ray” production was created. The dreamy-virtuoso musical performances of the artists are wonderfully embedded through the authentic analogue recording and production, so that both audiophiles or occasional listeners can expect an unparallele experience! Internationally on tour with Mnozil Brass for many years, this group of musicians have contributed to the fact that the sound of trumpets, trombones and tubes in a large format constellation is experiencing a real renaissance. The idea of ​​trying it out in a trio resulted from the fact that the three gentlemen were responsible for the encores of each Mnozil brass show and that way a lot of material worth publishing was created. The trio reveals a wonderfully varied musical experience that effortlessly leaves stylistic boundaries behind. Paul, Gansch and Wieder enjoy playing through a wide variety of musical worlds. They experiment and wander through the history of music in new versions and original compositions. George Michael, The Beatles, Chuck Mangione, Johann Strauß, Toots Thielemans, Elvis Costello, Georg Danzer, Junior Mance and many more. Melody, bass, rhythm and pure harmony!bAbove all, their joy in playing is what stands out most. In every note you can feel the fun that the three musicians have when playing the pieces. A marvelous album that not only convinces artistically, but also in terms of sound!

For the recording on site, the trumpet (Gansch) and trombone (Paul) were each captured with AKG‘s timeless classic C414 microphone from Austria. The tuba (Wieder) was put on tape with a TLM 170 from Neumann, another legendary microphone manufacturer from Germany! Mixing was done on a Fostex Model 450 desk and recorded directly on a Tascam TSR-8 tape recorder.

The tapes from the recording sessions were then mixed and mastered completely analog in the studio. Millenia STT1 channel strips were used for the 3 up close microphoned instruments and a Manley Solid State DVC channel strip for the two room microphones. The final master was then mixed down on a custom summing mixer into a Studer A80 tape recorder.

 

Wieder, Gansch & Paul – Ménage À Trois

A 1. Faith 5:00
2. Maria 3:30
3. The Breeze And I 5:20
4. Tombo in 7/4 5:52
B 1. James 4:22
2. Don‘t Worry `Bout A Thing 3:31
3. Die Kaiserbluesette 5:47
4. Guglhupf-Boarischer 2:40
C 1. Isn‘t She Lovely 4:23
2. Der Vielharmonische 1:54
3. If I Never Sing Another Song 4:20
4. Star Trek Theme 3:04
5. Where Is Ahmad 3:40
D 1. Ständchen 3:23
2. Stompin‘ Sentimental 2:40
3. Land Of Make Believe 8:19
4. The Days Of Wine And Roses 2:45

Features

  • All analogue AAA production
  • Recorded at the legendary Casino Baumgarten Studio - live without overdubs
  • Pure analogue recording, mixing and mastering
  • Double Vinyl 2x 180g in 33 RPM
  • Pressed on 180g premium-quality vinyl in highest precision by Pallas Germany
  • Audiophile sound experience