Octave Records re-releases Say Somethin’ by jazz trumpeter Gabriel Mervine

14.11.2023

Press release | Since its initial release in 2021, Say Somethin’ by jazz trumpeter Gabriel Mervine has been one of Octave Records’ most popular releases. The original limited-edition SACD and vinyl have long been sold out – and now, listeners can enjoy Octave Records’ re-release of Gabriel's album of jazz standards and originals, which has been remixed and remastered with improved sound quality, and features two bonus tracks.
 
Gabriel Mervine began his professional career at age 13. He’s a member of the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra and has worked with Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, the Temptations, the Who, Fred Wesley and many others. On Say Somethin’ he’s joined by Tom Amend - piano, Seth Lewis - upright bass and Alejandro Castaño - drums.
 
Say Somethin’ was recorded live in DSD 64 with no overdubbing by Mervine and his quartet, to capture the spontaneity and interplay between the musicians with stunning sonic realism. The re-release has been remixed by PS Audio and Octave CEO Paul McGowan on the state-of-the-art Merging Technologies Pyramix system, for an even greater level of fidelity and musical impact.


Paul McGowan noted, “The newly mixed and mastered Say Somethin’ offers greater realism to the sound of Gabriel’s trumpet, more clarity in the drums and piano, better presence for the upright bass, and a higher level of transparency overall.” He added, “we usually release our SACDs and LPs as limited editions, but Say Somethin’ has been one of our most popular albums, as well as one of our earliest, and since we’ve upgraded our mixing and mastering facilities since its initial release, we decided to make it available on physical media once again.”

 

Gabriel Mervine - Say Somethin'

 
The reissued Say Somethin’ was newly remastered by Gus Skinas. It features Octave’s premium gold disc formulation, and the disc is playable on any SACD, CD, DVD, or Blu-ray player. It also has a high-resolution DSD layer that is accessible by using any SACD player or a PS Audio SACD transport. In addition, the master DSD and PCM files are available for purchase and download, including DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64, and DSDDirect Mastered 352.8 kHz/24-bit, 176.2 kHz/24-bit, 88.2 kHz/24-bit, and 44.1 kHz/24-bit PCM. SRP 19-39 USD, depending on format.
 
Gabriel noted, “We recorded a lot of material in the Say Somethin’ sessions, just because we were having such a great time. I think we released about 50 percent of what we originally recorded. So, the re-release was a great opportunity to add a couple of tracks that we really liked.”


About Octave Records
Octave Records was founded in 2019 to offer the finest-quality high-resolution recordings and compensate musicians fairly for their work using a business model where all production costs are paid for up front, allowing the musicians to directly share in sales revenues and retain ownership of their music. Chief engineer Gus Skinas has hundreds of recording credits and helped develop the state-of-the-art Sonoma pure-DSD recording system used exclusively by Octave Records.

About PS Audio
Founded in 1973, PS Audio has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in manufacturing innovative, high-value, leading-edge audio products. Located in Boulder, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, PS Audio’s staff of talented designers, engineers, production and support people build each product to deliver extraordinary performance and musical satisfaction. The company’s wide range of award-winning products include the all-in-one Sprout100 integrated amplifier, audio components, power regenerators and power conditioners.

 

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