Greta Matassa Live At Tula's SACD
Great sound quality! Hot New Female Jazz Vocalist!
Meet the best jazz vocalist in the Northwest! A vocal chameleon who "can
sound husky or crisp, ebullient or wailing, girlish or jaded," Greta Matassa
brings new life to these classic jazz standards! Recorded Live at Tula's
Restaurant and Nightclub in Seattle, Friday, 12/13/02 by David Keefer and Paul
The philosophy at Jazz Stream Records is to capture the energy and magic that
occurs when a performer and their audience interact. These natural recordings
involve the listener in the real experience of an actual performance. We're
pleased to present to you one night's performance of the Greta Matassa Quartet
at Tula's Jazz Club on this SACD.
In the Pacific Northwest, where she built her career, Greta Matassa wins
wide acclaim; four times, the readers of Earshot (www.earshot.org), the Seattle
jazz magazine, have voted her the best jazz vocalist in the Northwest. Seattle
Times critic Misha Berson described Matassa as a vocal chameleon who ďcan
sound husky or crisp, ebullient or wailing, girlish or jaded.Ē Matassa
displays all of those aspects of her talent in this live recording made at
Tula's Jazz Club in downtown Seattle.
"Halcro strive for musical accuracy; we prefer to hear what was originally
recorded & not tamper with the sound through coloration, which while they
may idealize one instrument, tend to be cloud the sound. We believe that the
ideal musical reference is the live, unamplified recording of acoustic
instruments with no compression or limiting employed in the recording.
Because once compression is employed the true timbre is lost. As music
lovers, we seek out compelling performances (both musically & sonically)
from all over the world. We have championed multi-channel music for many
years; we relish the MC immersive experience."
"David Keefer's recording of Greta Matassa live in Seattle is one of those
rare finds. The recording is so naturally dynamic and the musical
interpretation of standards so compelling that you will be unable to use
this as background music, rather it screams at you for your attention. My
advice is to pour a fine Irish Whiskey for your beloved & yourself, turn off
the lights and relax into a wonderful hours entertainment at Tula's Club.
Highly recommended." - Philip O' Hanlon, USA Distributor for Halcro
"I had a chance to listen to the new Super Audio CD and I like what Jazz Stream has done here. Matassa and her
backing trio are in the front channels with the vocals mixed to the center
channel. The rear channels are used for audience applause and sounds as well as
ambience. It works well and Keefer's skills as an engineer are apparent here as
the disc offers some very clean vocals and accurate capture of the music. I
think jazz fans will like this one." - High
Fidelity Review SACD News Story, January 15, 2004.
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"Sonically speaking, this is one of the best live recordings Iíve heard in quite
some time. Absolutely superb all around. Iím so used to hearing live recordings
with too much bass, not enough drums or too much reverb on the vocals that I
almost forgot what a live recording should sound like. Itís nice to be reminded.
" - Roman St. James, jazzreview.com
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read the rest of this great review!
1. Save Your Love For Me
2. Ainít I Good To You
3. Night And Day
4. The Nearness Of You
6. Boy From Ipanema
7. Black Coffee
8. Willow Weep For Me
9. Stompiní At The Savoy
10. Speak Low
11. The Shadow Of Your Smile
12. Iíve Got You Under My Skin
13. For All We Know - Bonus Multi-Channel Only Track!
Total Time: 70:52
||Great Club Singer
|I purchased this SACD about 10 years ago maybe more from Elusive Disc when Bob Bantz recommend it to me. What a performance Miss Matassa gives through the show. There is not a tune that doesnt belong. A fabulous set with a great voice. Buy it slip it in to your player and enjoy.
My first venture into SACD land.|
|- Ron, MI|