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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.
The inviting sensitivity of singer Eden Atwood and the sensuous rhythms of Brazil make for a stirring musical marriage on Atwood's first Groove Note release Waves: The Bossa Nova Sessions. Atwood, who has thrilled audiences from Chicago to Shanghai with her superb vocal instrument and unbridled sense of expression, gives the music of Jobim, Ellington, Lennon-McCartney and others fresh meaning with unmatched warmth, conviction and a flirtatious touch of playfulness.
On Waves, Atwood is accompanied by a group of like-minded musicians including pianist, arranger and Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition winner Bill Cunliffe (whose 2001 Groove Note recording Live At Bernie's received unanimous praise), guitarist, bandleader and award-winning arranger Anthony Wilson, first-call bassist Darek Oles and drummer Joe LaBarbara, whose touch and superb rhythmic facility graced the trio of the late Bill Evans among many others. Saxophonist-flutist Pete Christlieb, for years the leading reed player in Los Angeles' highly competitive studio scene, rounds out the gifted combo.
Waves finds Atwood exploring bossa nova standards including "Girl From Ipanema," "Brazil" and "Meditation" with unmistakable passion and verve. Thanks to Cunliffe's attractive arrangements, she puts Brazilian touches to such favorites as "Fool On the Hill" and "How Deep Is the Ocean." The purity and unique quality of her voice is complimented by the natural, audiophile-quality sound that Groove Note brings to all its recordings. In a world filled with come-lately singers of questionable quality, Eden Atwood stands apart with craft, confidence and conviction. Proof of her talent is abundant throughout Waves.
** 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
Eden Atwood, vocals
Bill Cunliffe, piano & arrangements
Darek Oles, bass
Joe LaBarbera, drums
Anthony Wilson, guitar
Pete Christlieb, tenor sax & flute
Scott Breadman, percussion
1. He's A Carioca
2. O Pato
4. Girl From Ipanema
5. Once Upon A Summertime
6. Don't You Know I Care
7. Waves (Caminos Cruzados)
8. Fool On The Hill
9. How Deep Is The Ocean
11. It's A Quiet Thing