The Groove Note Records team of Joe Harley (producer), Mike Ross (engineer) and Ying Tan (executive producer) recently spent several days in Kansas City to record a dozen tunes with the legendary Kansas City bluesman Jay McShann. The new album which is called What A Wonderful World was recorded over three days at the studios of Airborne Audio in Overland Park and featured several ace Kansas City musicians including Alaadeen Ahmad (tenor sax) and Sonny Kenner (guitar).
Jay was in excellent form during the sessions and delivered memorably strong performances of classics like Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You, Blue Monday Piney Brown Blues, Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound, as well as some other McShann originals. Jay also covered a couple of standards including a brilliant and moving rendition of What A Wonderful World and a great instrumental version of Land Of Dreams.
The album was recorded live direct to 2-track and will be mastered 24-bit by Bernie Grundman in Hollywood to produce an album of true audiophile quality sound.
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
|1. Piney Brown Blues
|2. Cherry Red
|3. Just For You
|4. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
|5. Crazy Legs & Friday Strut
|6. Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound
|7. Land Of Dreams
|8. Lonely Boy Blues
|9. Hot Biscuit
|10. Blue Monday
|11. What A Wonderful World