Cinque's “Catch a Corner” is the debut and only release from the supergroup featuring luminaries Steve Gadd, Joey DeFrancesco, Peter Cardinali, Robi Botos, and Johnny Johnson. The jazz and R&B/funk album was originally released in 2011, and 12 years on has been freshly remixed in Dolby Atmos by the acclaimed John ‘Beetle’ Bailey, who was also the project's original engineer and mixer.
The album pays tribute to the groove laden jazz/funk style that dominated the mid-70s, with DeFrancesco's Hammond B3 adding a touch of the 'organ trio' sound that was all the rage in the late 50s and 60s. The band also puts their own spin on jazz standards like "Bolivia" and covers Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years" with their soulful instrumental rendition.
I found that Bailey's Dolby Atmos remix adds an immersive layer to the album, with each instrument occupying a specific set of speakers and the listener placed right in the middle of the performance. The result is an engaging and dynamic listening experience that captures the essence of the original recording while adding new dimensions to the sound.
Catch A Corner is the second release in a series of high-resolution digital immersive albums curated by Alma Records, a Canadian label that champions Jazz and World music. The label is committed to bringing further releases in Dolby Atmos. For fans of the smooth and funk jazz sound, Catch a Corner is a great place to start your immersion experience.
Released January 27, 2023.
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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.