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 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 latest album from tenor saxophonist Bennie Wallace (ex-Audioquest and Enja Records and a familiar audiophile artist) is one of his finest and most lyrical sessions to date. Recorded direct to 2-track at Systems 2 in New York in May the session features some of the hottest jazz musicians currently working in the US: Mulgrew Miller (piano), Peter Washington (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums)
The performances include the following Love For Sale. I Concentrate On You, A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing, When A Woman Loves A Man, April In Paris, Milestones and Con Alma.
The sound and feel of the album is very close to that of the great Moodsville and Prestige recordings of the 50s and 60s featuring artists like Gene Ammons. This album is a tribute to those great recordings hence the title Moodsville. There are stunning versions of April In Paris, A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing and When A Woman Loves A Man. This is the kind of beautiful, smoky, full bodied and ballad-filled tenor sax album that audiophiles just love!
** It is standard practice in all recording studios to keep the tape "tail out". This reduces "pre-echo" and it means that the tape should be placed on the right hand side of the recorder, re-wound and then played.Features:
1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
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
Bennie Wallace, saxophone
Mulgrew Miller, piano
Peter Washington, bass
Lewis Nash, drums
|1. I'll Never Smile Again|
|2. Con Alma|
|3. April In Paris|
|5. When A Man Loves A Woman|
|6. Love For Sale|
|7. My Little Brown Book|
|8. I Concentrate On You|
|9. A Flower is a Lovesome Thing|