|When Wayne Horvitz’s first Songlines CD, American Bandstand, came out in February 2000 it was his first piano record as a leader in 13 years. Its success with critics and the public led to touring and a second set of tunes for this version of Zony Mash (which has become known as Zony Mash Acoustic). The music can be as intense as Zony Mash electric, but more often it expresses the reflective side of Wayne’s temperament: bittersweet, melodically distinctive chamber jazz, an evocative combination of swing, bop, blues, west coast cool, and the occasional edge of free jazz, with echoes of French impressionism and other classical piano music and popular music of the 50s and 60s. Recorded in January 2001 in analogue and mixed to DSD (Direct Stream Digital), Sweeter Than the Day is Songlines’ first multichannel hybrid Super Audio CD; it can be played in all CD players, and in SACD players for the added realism of 2-channel or (particularly seductive) 5-channel high definition sound.
This is a Super Audio CD Hybrid that plays on all SACD and CD Players.