Brussels Jazz Orchestra and Auro Technologies will soon release an the album titled ‘BJO’s Finest – Live!’, the first live jazz Pure Audio Blu-Ray with Auro-3D. The album is an entirely Belgian production: performed by the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, recorded in Flagey, Brussels, mixed in 5.1 Surround and Auro 9.1 by Patrick Lemmens at Galaxy Studios, Mol, and will soon be released on a Auro-3D mix, a Belgian technology. The album dates back from 2013, but is now being released on Pure Audio Blu-Ray in order to bring this renowned jazz orchestra and their live performance to listeners in Auro-3D quality.
Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BJO) is the only professional large jazz orchestra in Belgium, founded in 1993. Its unique arrangements and high level compositions of original music, combined with the passion and inventive playing, has established their reputation at home and on relevant jazz stages abroad.
Their album ‘BJO’s Finest – Live!’ contains their own work comprising of compositions and arrangements by a number of orchestra members.
“Brussels Jazz Orchestra is not the kind of jazz orchestra that sticks to standards, so after we had heard music in Auro-3D, we were all excited to have our live album remixed in this three-dimensional format,” said Frank Vaganée, artistic director with Brussels Jazz Orchestra. “The unique and inventive nature is perfectly complemented by an innovative mix such as the Auro-3D one. We were able to bring the experience we perceive on stage to consumers, exactly as we intended, in the best possible quality. Given the fact that this is an entirely Belgian project and the first live jazz album in the format just finishes it of.”
“As a Belgian technology company, it is great to be able to cooperate with other passionate Belgian first-class musicians in order to have this first live jazz album in Auro-3D truly come to live,” said Wilfried Van Baelen, inventor of the Auro-3D format and CEO of Auro Technologies. “The obvious pleasure BJO experiences in playing jazz is shared throughout all endeavors and…spans the whole range of emotions and clearly rubs off on their audiences too. With the Auro-3D mix, the listeners will truly feel the joy of the orchestra as well.”
To ensure backwards compatibility, Auro-3D mixes of film or music are released on standard Blu-ray discs. Auro-3D has both 5.1 Surround and Auro 9.1 in one standard PCM delivery file with high resolution audio in each channel, making distribution simple. The Auro-3D format will soon be available in many other consumer applications.
The album will be available March 11th, 2016, through both major brick-and-mortar and online retailers in Benelux, and will become worldwide available in the weeks thereafter via online channels.