Mini Brazilian Beasts
When Chris Brunhaver and I traveled the US setting up the new FR30 loudspeakers, our go-to reference track of music—the one that had people begging us for a copy—was a cut off of Octave Record’s newest release, Brazilian pianist and composer Carmen Sandim’s Mini Brazilian Beasts.
Without question, this is a sonic standout. A real knockout recording in pure DSD by Colin Bricker and Kevin Lee, mastered by Gus Skinas, and produced by Grammy-nominated jazz great, Art Lande.
I don’t know if we’ve ever had a recording of this caliber.
If you treasure owning the best reference recordings made then this is one you must own.
One sad note on the album. Track 4, Glen, is beautifully played by Blue Note Record’s recording star, trumpeter Ron Miles. During the recording session of Mini Brazilian Beasts, Ron was in the hospital and not doing well. He couldn’t bring himself to miss his commitment to perform on Carmen’s album and left the ICU to record Track 4. He died a few weeks later. This was Ron’s final performance.
Mini Brazilian Beasts is available right now in a limited run of an SACD, archival gold CD, or download.
This is one must-have album for your collection.
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