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Renolds Jazz Orchestra: Cube

Cube is a suite whose subject is “the Deity’s great effort to restore peace and union with mankind.” The international orchestra includes top players like Randy Brecker, Miroslav Vitous, Greg Tardy, Donny McCaslin, Tommy Smith, Steven Bernstein and Adam Nussbaum. The music was composed and arranged by Fritz Renold, who also plays reeds, with lyrics by his wife, vocalist Helen Savari-Renold.

Cube is a stunning example of SACD surround sound. Engineer Klaus Genuit creatively arrays the music across 5.1 channels and conjures a believable three-dimensional ambient environment. It is an illusion simply not achievable in the two-channel world.

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