Jacintha Lush Life Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape
Limited Production Run! Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape featuring Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality as possible!
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Original Direct-To 2-Track Recording made at United Recordings (formerly known
as Oceanway Studios) in Hollywood by Joe Harley and Mike Ross. Dubs are made by
Bernie Grundman using the Original 30 ips 1/4" 2-Track Masters. The masters are
played back off of Bernie's customised and rebuilt Studer A80, then run through
his EQ board, and straight into a series of Ampex ATR102 tape machines.
These Groove Note Master Quality Reel To Reel Tapes are made at 15 ips and EQ
are NAB. Included are 2 Reels, a 1kHz alignment tone along with repros of the
original cover art.
Since the actual session masters are run to make these copies, there is a limit
to the number of times this can be done.
"This is Jacintha's third album for Groove Note, and her first with
strings... her voice is lovely, with clear diction and expressive, naturalistic
phrasing. She draws the listener into a warm intimacy from the first track,
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams", a rarely-covered and beautiful song with the
perfect rainy-night-in-Paris ambience supplied by Frank Marocco on accordian.
"Other highlights include a bluesy but refreshingly non-wailing "Black Coffee"
with a fine understated solo by Bill Cunliffe on piano; he's also good on the
silky bossa "Manha de Carnaval", where Anthony Wilson's melodic plucking
contrasts nicely with the smoothness of the strings. Another unusual but happy
choice, "When the World Was Young", showcases the superb flugelhorn of Dmitri
Matheny that enhances four other tracks as well.
"Eight of the ten selections are ballads, and since Jacintha delivers her
message straight and serene, the overall feel is quiet, sultry and relaxing.
After slow readings of "The Shadow of Your Smile, "Lush Life", and "September
Song", Joe LaBarbera's brushes and drum accents on "Harlem Nocturne" provide a
welcome texture and pulse. The surprise of the CD is the startlingly original
introduction to the vastly overplayed "Summertime", where Bill Cunliffe's string
arrangement evokes both Gershwin and the French impressionists. This is
excellent late-night listening; the local male vote was "mesmerizing." -
• Limited Production Run!
• Original Direct-To 2-Track Recording
• Dubs made by Bernie Grundman using the Original 30 ips 1/4" 2-Track Masters
• Repros of Original Cover Art Included
• Made at 15 ips and EQ are NAB
• 2 Reels, 1/4 inch High Quality Tape, 10 1/2" reels
• 1kHz alignment tone
Peggy Baldwin, celli
Rudy Stein, celli
Susan Chatman, violin
Norman Hughes, violin
Gina Kronstadt, violin
John Wittenberg, violin
Renita Koven, viola
Virginia Frazier, viola
Amy Shulman, harp
Frank Marocco, accordion
Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn
Anthony Wilson, guitar
Darek Oles, bass
Bill Cunliffe, piano
Jo La Barbera, drums
1. The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
2. Black Coffee
4. Lush Life
5. Manha de Carneval
6. The Shadow Of Your Smile
7. When We Were Young
8. September Song
9. Harlem Nocturne