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Here are 5 live albums, and to get off the beaten path of albums we all know only too well, I put these 3 albums from the small but highly acclaimed Sound Liaison label on top, but also because I really do think they are superior in sound quality, even when compared to ECM's Keith Jarrett.Bobby Timmons ''in Person'' is an old favorite with a prominent Ron Carter right in the middle of the sound stage, and no I don't think that my LP's sounds better than these hi-res downloads. I wish they did but ....that is life. On the plus side I would probably not have discovered these wonderful ''young'' musicians if I had been stuck with only listening to my vast collection of L.P's1. Batik; the old Man and the Sea. http://www.soundliaison.com/2. Paul Berner; Road to Memphis. http://www.soundliaison.com/3. Carmen Gomes Inc.; Thousand Shades of Blue http://www.soundliaison.com/ 4. Keith Jarrett; Somewhere http://www.hdtracks.com/somewhere-live-in-lucerne-20095. Bobby Timmons Trio ( LP)
When an audience is present, a synergy occurs.The audience becomes part of the music making and help spur the musicians on to greater heights. And it was a great audience that afternoon, all ears and smiles, the whole band truly enjoyed playing for them.As they are not ''separated'' by the headphones, the musicians, in order to hear each other are forced to create a natural and musical balance, a balance which is then easily captured by the main stereo pair of microphones. Because of this natural and musical balance the need for compression to control levels is no longer necessary, and since everybody is in the same room, the boxed sound which is so common in many modern recordings is absent. This all sounds very straight forward but for this approach to work, certain criteria has to be fulfilled;The studio has to have a good sound.The musicians have to be very good and well prepared as it is very difficult to repair mistakes because of the ''cross talk'' between the instruments.We have to be very precise placing the microphones and the musicians at the right distance to the main stereo microphones and the right distance to each other.And with a live audience in the studio, we pray that they remember to turn off their cell phones and that the ones with a bad cold choose to stay at home.
Another gem, both sonically and musically IMHO
Check this iphone recording from the actual concert;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNqPNEZzIUAand compare the sound to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9N08I5lDVw that's what it sounds like with good quality mikes....
Wow great performance, I have this CD below that is not so great in general music enjoyment:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAxWciJ4l2sTo double the club ambience they mount a pub in a studio and put a mike for the audience, the result was tiresome as the audience was clearly a claque, on the second track the trained audience become apparent.
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at "The Club"Mercymercymercy.jpgLive album by Cannonball AdderleyMercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at "The Club" is a 1966 album by jazz musician Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. It received the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance – Group or Soloist with Group in 1967. Though the original liner notes state that it was recorded at the Club DeLisa in Chicago, it was actually recorded at Capitol's Hollywood studio with an invited audience and an open bar. The reason for this discrepancy, according to the liner notes in the CD reissue, is that Adderley and the new manager of Club DeLisa (which had been renamed "The Club", after operating for years in Chicago under its old name) were friends, and Adderley offered to give the club a bit of free publicity.
It has arrived....fantastic DXD recording, the sound is sensational. Highly recommended.http://www.soundliaison.com/
Cd version and 16/44 download is now available via BandCamp;https://carmengomes.bandcamp.com/
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