The virtuoso playing of the Rosenbergs, together with their guest Tim Kliphuis, goes mightily into the guts and offers the best entertainment. Jazz guitarist Stochelo Rosenberg plays solo guitar and is at the forefront of the group. The family trio is completed by cousin Nons'che on double bass and brother Nonnie on rhythm guitar.
Tim Kliphuis, with his vortre ich played violin, knows how to unite gypsy jazz with the wide universe of world music and, as a second solo voice, to make the music of this quartet a very inspiring affair.
As a listener, you sit in the front row, participating directly in the live concert, and you can follow the playing exactly: The recording is clear, structured and vividly accomplished. I am happy about songs I am not familiar with, but also about well-known songs of different composers as well as songs of traditional origin. The sometimes unconventional interpretations with their breathtaking guitar and violin solos testify to the extraordinary skill of the virtuosos. The highest notes of the violin are hit perfectly, the fast played runs on the guitars are placed with pinpoint accuracy. The bass forms the rhythm floor, but does not disappear behind the two soloists, just like the driving rhythm guitar.
If you want to treat yourself to an exhilarating listening experience in the best sound quality, I can only advise you to order this tape edition. Music and quality are perfectly matched here! The family has it in the blood, the guest no less! The spark immediately jumps over to the listener. In this recording, the quartet really gives gas and the album gets stronger and stronger towards the end!
Album: The Rosenberg With Tim Kliphuis - Live
Label: STS Analog - T61111102
Playing time: 43 min
Specifications: half track ¼“, stereo, RTM LPR35, 1 metal reel, CCIR, 320 nWb/m, 38 cm/s
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By Claus Müller - audiotapereview.com