Ottmar Liebert "Leaning Into The Night"

Ottmar Liebert "Leaning Into The Night"

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Ottmar Liebert
Leaning Into The Night
The Story
"Leaning Into The Night" features a collection of classical pieces with familiar themes and five Ottmar Liebert compositions gracefully interwoven to make a unique whole. Four of the Liebert pieces are known to his fans from other albums and one, "The Winding Road/La Primavera", here receives its first recording. Legendary Brazilian guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves also contributes one tune, "The Call", which he composed at Ottmar's request -- it features a recording Ottmar made in the Middle East of a muezzin's call to prayer. All these selections have been arranged for orchestra by Castro-Neves, who has created a lush, romantic setting for Ottmar's performances on the guitar. An immediate smash success entering the Billboard Classical Crossover chart at #1, "Leaning Into The Night" was co-produced and arranged by Castro-Neves.
The Music
04:39 Secreto From Impresiones Intimas Instrumental
04:06 Buleria De Las Golondrinas Instrumental
05:38 Prelude No. 3 Instrumental
05:09 Yasmeen Instrumental
04:09 Adagio Assai From Concerto For Piano... Instrumental
04:08 The Winding Road/La Primavera Instrumental
04:45 The Call Instrumental
03:23 Premiere Gymnopedie Instrumental
06:19 Morning Arrival In Goa Instrumental
06:19 Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte Instrumental
05:02 Bombay Instrumental
03:15 O Mio Babbino Caro From Gianni Schicchi Instrumental
The Artists
Ottmar Liebert Guitar, Production, Photography
Mark Clark Percussion
Jon Gagan Fretless Bass, Low Bass
Stefan Liebert Engineering, Production, Mixing
Gary Lyons Engineering
Oscar Castro-Neves Production, Conducting, Arrangement, Mixing
Gary Gilette Engineering, Mixing
Doug Sax Mastering
Millicent Bly Mastering Assistance
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Dana Ross Photography
Recorded at Spiral Subwave in Santa Fe, New Mexico, January and February, 1997.

Orchestra recorded at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, California, February, 1997.

Mixed at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, California, March, 1997.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab.

Design and collage by Hooshik, additional photography by Reisig & Taylor