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Ben Aronov/Jay Leonhart: Alone Together

The sound of this newly released album, made in 1982, is more real and more musical than most digital recordings made today. The legendary engineer Roger Rhodes recorded it in an equally fabled room, RCA Studio A in New York. He used an analog tape deck and three vintage microphones-two on Ben Aronov’s Steinway and one on Jay Leonhart’s bass.

Both Aronov and Leonhart have been active in the diverse New York music scene for many years, but only Leonhart is well known in jazz circles. Aronov had a long run on Broadway with the musical Cats and now lives in the south of France.

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