The Art of Traveling Light is Angelo’s third album on Just Listen Records. This is a Pure DSD 256 Stereo & 5 Channel recording from Just Listen. No equalization, mixing, compression or editing is used on this album. All DSD bit rates were created in the DSD Domain using Signalyst HQ Player 4 Pro mastering tools.
For some time, Angelo Verploegen wanted to reflect musically on the travels made as a musician. Ironically enough reality caught up with this idea since at this very moment all the traveling came to a literal standstill because of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. Maybe a reason for the better for some reflection on the act of traveling?
He writes “My many travels all represent a mixed feeling of melancholy, to have to leave my beloved family again, and of excitement about plunging into the unknown. And then of course there is all the inconvenience coming with the traveling itself, which I try to ease as much as I can by carrying as little as possible with him: practicing the Art of Traveling Light.”
He translates traveling lightly literally into a line-up without bass, thus underlining the concept of lightness and transparency in sound. Furthermore, he wanted the sound of the band to be lush and warm, underlining the feeling of comfort and joy in the music we were to record. Wim Bronnenberg with his 1956 Gibson L4 Jazz guitar and the always utmost sensitive drummer Jasper van Hulten were the perfect companions for this project.
Angelo also appears on The Sweetest Sound JL009 and The Duke Book JL019 from Just Listen. In addition, Angelo performs on the album Forbidden Fruit by Tois (Turtle TR0002). All four of these albums are available from NativeDSD Music.
Angelo Verploegen – Flugelhorn Wim Bronnenberg – Guitar Jasper van Hulten – Drums