Jul
24

roland_prelude

Here’s the first video from last month’s Roland Dyens concert here at the GSI showroom. As always, Dyens opened with an improvisation, or prelude (he explains why perfectly at the end of the video). We found a gorgeous 1956 Robert Bouchet for him to play.

Huge thanks to the folks at AEA (www.ribbonmics.com) for lending us a pair of their N8 and N22 Active series ribbon mics and an RPQ preamp to record the show!

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3 Responses to “Roland Dyens Live at GSI – Prelude”

 
  1. Garrett says:

    Lovely. What better is a prelude?

    Nice sounding recording. The most wonderful guitar mic I’ve found is the Soundelux 251. No loner made under that name but you can find mint condition examples if you hunt around. Try two and record the guitar in stereo. You’ll be glad you did. Another “close” second is the Lawson L47 tube mic at about half the price, but still not cheap, of the Soundelux. Wonderfully warm and smooth. I have a pair of each. They are life keepers.

    Anyway, thanks for the video. I regret not being able to attend the recital. Roland is a real gentleman and gifted artist from the heart.

  2. Darrell Styner says:

    I was sorry to miss this performance but your excellent recording makes for the next best thing. Thanks, and keep ‘em coming!

  3. Charles Wheeler says:

    What a hip way to open a concert ! – with the swagger of a great pioneering Jazz artist, and so much lost in the moment. Miles Davis once ask Wayne Shorter if he ever thought about playing music that doesn’t sound like music. Roland maybe performing in that dimension. Uplifting and invigorating ! Thank you Mr.Dyens and GSI.