MUSIC

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Quotes

“It’s an exceptionally graceful album that imbues mainstream jazz with the elegant sheen of classical chamber music.” ~ Bill Brownlee (The Kansas City Star, Ink Magazine), KCUR
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“…rich water colors of sound. Like listening to Monet.” ~ George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
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“This is top quality jazz …highly recommended for both traditional and modern jazz fans.” ~ Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility
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“…Easy going jazz that isn’t easy listening, straight ahead ears will dig the proceedings. Well done throughout.” ~ Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“Historically, the stationing of American troops abroad has had a significant and seldom-noted ancillary effect beyond military cooperation …” (David R. Adler, New York)

TRACK ORDER & CREDITS

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Photograph: “The Scout” by Duane Hallock

1. Alone (6:03) – composed and arranged by Dino Massa

Soloists are Christopher Burnett (alto saxophone), Dino Massa (piano), Charles Gatschet (guitar) and Clarence Smith (drum set).

Guest musicians are Terri Anderson Burnett (flute) and Freda Proctor (flute).

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Photograph: “Liberty Memorial lamp post” by Duane Hallock

2. Echoes of Europe (6:32) – composed and arranged by Dino Massa

Soloists are Dino Massa (piano), Christopher Burnett (alto saxophone), Charles Gatschet (guitar) and Andrew W. Stinson (bass).

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Photograph: “Skywalk rain” by Duane Hallock

3. Imagine (6:08) – composed and arranged by Marcus Hampton (ASCAP)

Soloists are Marcus Hampton (flugelhorn), Dino Massa (piano), Charles Gatschet (guitar) and Clarence Smith (drum set).

Guest musicians are Terri Anderson Burnett (flute), Freda Proctor (flute) and Marcus Hampton (flugelhorn).

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Photograph: “Alone woman on Brush Creek” by Duane Hallock

4. Notos (6:10) – composed and arranged by Christopher Burnett (BMI)

Soloists are Dino Massa (piano), Christopher Burnett (alto saxophone) and Clarence Smith (drum set).

Guest musicians are Terri Anderson Burnett (flute), Freda Proctor (flute), Marcus Hampton (flugelhorn) and Stanton Kessler (flugelhorn).

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Photograph: “Brush Creek sunrise” by Duane Hallock

5. Paris (6:41) – composed and arranged by Dino Massa; the original lyrics were written by Maria Omero

Soloists are Christopher Burnett (alto saxophone), Stanton Kessler (flugelhorn) and Dino Massa (piano).

Guest musician is Stanton Kessler (flugelhorn).

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Photograph: “Mahaffie farmstead” by Duane Hallock

6. Remembering (7:16) – composed and arranged by Dino Massa

Soloists are Stanton Kessler (trumpet), Christopher Burnett (alto saxophone) and Dino Massa (piano).

Guest musicians are Stanton Kessler (trumpet), Terri Anderson Burnett (flute) and Freda Proctor (flute).

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Photograph: “Tulips at Kauffman Garden” by Duane Hallock

7. Tarantella (8:51) – composed and arranged by Dino Massa

Soloists are Dino Massa (piano), Christopher Burnett (alto saxophone), Charles Gatschet (guitar).

Guest musicians are Terri Anderson Burnett (flute) and Freda Proctor (flute).

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Photograph: “Nichols Fountain at sunrise” by Duane Hallock

“Massa is known for performances of both classical music and jazz. Burnett is … a musician whose compositions flow with modern sophistication.” (The Pitch, Kansas City)

STUDIO RECORDING, MIXING & MASTERING BY C.R. SOUND – KANSAS CITY

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Dino Massa watches Craig Rettmer engineering the second session. (Photo: Christopher Burnett)

Recorded April 24 – 25, 2016 by Craig Rettmer at C.R. Sound, Kansas City.

Mixed & Mastered May 5 – 6, 2016 by Craig Rettmer at C.R. Sound, Kansas City.

ABOUT CRAIG RETTMER

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“Echoes of Europe” (ARC2680) available worldwide.

Craig Rettmer is one of the premier audio engineers and sound designers working in the recording industry today.

His credits are significant and include music, videogames, film, radio and television. He is also a master of the legendary Fairlight recording system.

Craig states:

“I’ve been a recording engineer since 1971. I started in Minnesota in an all tube studio and learned the fundamentals. Moved to Kansas City in 1978 and to a 24 track analog studio. Two years later we started Soundtrek and in 1984 we opened the first audio for video studio in Kansas City. In 1991 we opened the first all digital room in Kansas City on the Plaza. In 2004, I started C.R.Sound at that same location. Then in 2013, we bought the original Soundtrek studio on Broadway.”

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