– Dreams of You by Jeremy Mohney presents the Vocalist and saxophonist as he pays tribute to the swing-era with modern day Classical Swing and Traditional Jazz in a set of 10 original numbers – in stunning high-resolution DSD and SACD audio –
Boulder, Colorado, March 30, 2022 – Octave Records announces the release of Dreams of You by vocalist and alto saxophonist Jeremy Mohney, a recording that hearkens back to classic swing-era and traditional jazz, yet is up to the minute, with a set of all-original songs recorded in extraordinary high-resolution DSD and SACD sound.
The swing’s the thing here, and Mohney’s music has a propulsive, toe-tapping bounce that evokes the ballrooms of a bygone era. Songs like “The Octave Stomp,” “Show Me What You Got (and Swing It)” and “Let Go” have an irresistible groove, thanks to the infectious singing and playing of Mohney and his fellow musicians: Conner Hollingsworth on upright bass, Braxton Kahn on drums, Andrew McNew on trombone and the standout guitar and banjo playing of Matt Cantor, who provides a rich chordal and rhythmic accompaniment and inventive soloing.
How did a modern-day musician like Jeremy Mohney get so steeped in the sounds of swing? “I was close to my grandfather and from a very early age he played me music like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw. It just kind of stuck with me,” Mohney noted. “I was also into the Beatles and Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. But in the 1920s, people like Louis Armstrong redefined what music could be and made everything that followed possible.”
Dreams of You was recorded at Animal Lane Studios in Lyons, Colorado using Octave Records’ Pure DSD process and the Sonoma multi-track DSD recording system. It was mixed at PS Audio in Boulder, CO. Dreams of You (SRP: $29) is playable on any SACD, CD, DVD, or Blu-ray player. It also has a high-resolution DSD layer that is accessible only using a PS Audio SACD transport, or by copying the DSD tracks on the included DVD data discs.
In addition, the master DSD and PCM files are available for purchase and download (including DSD64, DSDDirect Mastered 192kHz/24-bit, 96kHz/24-bit and 44.1kHz/16-bit PCM) for $29 SRP from psaudio.com at this link. The album was recorded by Jay Elliott, produced by Thom LaFond, and mixed by Elliott and LaFond. Giselle Collazo assisted, and Octave Records’ Jessica Carson was the executive producer.
The small-group ensemble is captured with clarity and warmth, with each instrument well-defined in an intimate aural space. Dreams of You was recorded mostly “live.” The music was composed in advance but with room for improvisation. “We wrote out the chord charts and memorized the melodies and riffs,” Mohney said. “That’s the way they would have done it back in the day. We wanted to make sure everyone had an idea of what they wanted to do, but kept that on-the-spot spirit of improvisation.”
If you’re a member of the media and would like Dreams of You for review, please contact Frank Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-645-5668.
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